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Judd Apatow

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow arrives at the premiere of Universal's 'This Is 40,' December 12, 2012 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Writer, producer, and director Judd Apatow talks about his career and his latest film, “This Is 40.” It stars his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two daughters, and is based on his own experiences as a husband and father. He'll also discuss writing and directing "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," and his role as a producer for comedies including “Anchorman” and “Bridesmaids,” and the HBO show "Girls." "This is 40" opens nationwide on December 25.

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Comments [3]

RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

@Anonymous from bk...What are you talking about? Romany Malco in "40 YO Virgin" and Maya Rudolph in "Bridesmaids"...I'd far rather Mr. Apatow's work stay authentic than project a comfort with minorities that may not actually be there. How can anyone make comedy in an arena that they do not know? Then it becomes satire.

Dec. 19 2012 01:47 PM
Anonymous from bk

I respect Apatow's work but am always disappointed that most of his films are predominantly white. Does he have any plans to include black chararcters or people of other ethnicities?

Dec. 19 2012 01:21 PM

I ought to like Judd Apatow more than I do. He's talented, funny, very creative...but watching him put his family members to work and use his productive capacity to journalize his own journey through adulthood is just not worth an $11 ticket to me.

Dec. 19 2012 12:51 PM

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