- Name: Todd Phillips
- Born: unknown
- Occupation: Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Todd Phillips (né Bunzl, born c. 1970/1971) is an American filmmaker and actor. His early career primarily involved directing comedy films, including Old School (2003), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and The Hangover Trilogy (2009, 2011, and 2013). He also co-wrote the satirical comedy film Borat (2006) which was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Phillips later co-wrote and directed the psychological thriller film Joker (2019), which premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival where it received the top prize, the Golden Lion. Joker went on to earn him Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, alongside his co writer Scott Silver.
Birth Name: Todd Bunzl
Alias: Todd Bunzl
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Todd Phillips quotes :
There's a darkness under 'The Hangover' because ultimately there's a missing person and it's not really that funny. There's a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in 'Old School.'Todd Phillips
There's a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to 'Hated.' There's even a punk-rock attitude to 'The Hangover,' I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song.Todd Phillips
I think people like comedies and I think concept driven comedies seem to be working when it's a clear concept and you deliver funny stuff.Todd Phillips
Comedy is so subjective. You could be in a room with 400 people laughing at a joke and you could just not think it's funny. You're just sitting there like, 'Am I in the twilight zone? Why is everyone laughing?' It's such a personal thing. People have such a personal visceral response to comedy.Todd Phillips
You know, if I started worrying about what the critics think, I'd never make another comedy. You couldn't pick a less funny group than critics - you couldn't find a more bitter group of people!Todd Phillips
I think that 'Hangover II' is as funny as 'The Hangover I,' honest to God, but I think that it's a little bit darker, and the stakes are a little bit higher.Todd Phillips