Paul Weitz – Biography of Paul Weitz

The filmmaker Paul J. Weitz He was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, in the United States. His parents are actress Susan Kohner and German novelist and fashion designer John Weitz; his younger brother is filmmaker Chris Weitz and they are both grandsons of bohemian producer Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Trovar.

Paul he studied at The Allen-Stevenson School and later at the Collegiate School. He then graduated from Wesleyan University where he wrote the play Mango, presented some time later on the off Broadway.

Weitz began to make a name for himself in the late 1990s, when he wrote the screenplay for the animated film “Antz“(1998); a year later he achieved success when he directed, with his brother Chris, the film that became a cult phenomenon,”American Pie” (1999).

in 2002 Paul co-directed again with his brother Chris the adaptation of the novel by Nick Hornby “A big boy“, for which they obtained an Oscar nomination, in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay. Since then, the brothers have tried to keep their careers separate, although they often collaborate in the production of the projects that each carries out. .

Paul individually, he has written and directed the feature films “In Good Company (More than a boss)“(2004) and”American dreamz“(2006), which received varied criticism.

In 2009 he wrote, directed and produced “The circus of strangers“; which was followed by the direction of the third installment of the history of the Fockers, “Now the parents are them“(2010).

Weitz he has also produced numerous television shows such as “Fantasy island“,”Off Center“,”Cracking up” Y “Lone star“; in addition to feature films”American Pie 2“(2001),”American wedding“(2003),”The Golden Compass“(2007) and”Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist“(2008), among others.

Among his latest works he has written, produced and directed the feature film “Being flynn“(2012), whose cast was led by Paul Dano and Robert De Niro, as well as serving as executive producer of the latest installment of the American Pie saga,”American Pie: The Reunion“(2012).

In his personal life, Paul and his wife Patricia Brown, whom he married in December 2001, have a daughter named Jane Antonia.