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The Guy Who Made 'Liar Liar,' 'Patch Adams' & 'Ace Ventura' To Direct Paul Feig Penned 'Intouchables' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2013 4:37 PM
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So, remember Tom Shadyac? He's the guy who was at one time a box office comedy titan, thanks to "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Nutty Professor," "Liar Liar" and "Bruce Almighty." But then he decided after making millions upon millions of dollars that there was more to life and made a documentary. "I Am"was a lot of feel good, New Age-y mumbo jumbo, that found him talking with folks like David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch about like the world, man. That was a couple of years ago, and while he briefly popped up as a contender to direct a remake of Arthur Lubin's 1964 film "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" that had Zach Galifianakis attached to star, it didn't happen. But now another remake might bring him back in the ring.

The Guy Who Directed 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' Is Now Asking Big Questions About The Universe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 7:36 AM
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Tom Shadyac, the director of “The Nutty Professor,” “Liar Liar,” “Bruce Almighty” and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is just coming out of an odd few years following his last film, “Evan Almighty.” After a deadly cycling accident, the director sold his 17,000-square-foot mansion in Pasadena, gave away most of his money and possessions, now lives in a trailer park by choice and has spent the past little while putting together a documentary about these experiences and what he's learned in "I Am."

Tom Shadyac On Shortlist For 'Mr. Limpet' With Zach Galifianakis; Sets Up Sam Kinison Biopic At HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 11:13 AM
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Guess The Whole Giving-Away-All-Your-Money-And-Living-In-A-Trailer Thing Didn't Quite StickSo we thought Tom Shadyac was done with Hollywood? The director of “The Nutty Professor,” “Liar Liar” and “Bruce Almighty” is just coming out of an odd few years following his last film, “Evan Almighty." The director has sold a 17,000-square-foot mansion in Pasadena, given away most of his money and possessions, now lives in a trailer park by choice and is currently hawking a new documentary called "I Am." The documentary finds Shadyac talking to folks like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky trying to figure out why mankind is more often than not competitive rather than empathetic.

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