Seth Rogen (born 15.4.1982)
Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor and comedian, best known for his roles in mainstream comedy films such as Knocked Up and Superbad.
Childhood: Seth Rogen was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. His mother, Sandy, is a social worker and his father, Mark, is the assistant director of a Workmen's Circle. Rogen himself has described his parents as 'radical Jewish socialists.' His elder sister Danya is also a social worker.
At the age of 16, Seth Rogen came second in the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest before moving south to pursue a career in stand-up and acting.
TV Career: Seth Rogen first worked commercially when he started appearing in commercials at the age of 13. He then landed a role in Freaks and Geeks, playing the role of Ken Miller. He would go on to work extensively with the show's co-producer Judd Apatow.
In 2001, Rogen landed minor roles in Donnie Darko (which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Dawson's Creek.
In 2005, Rogen won a Primetime Emmy Award, along with Evan Goldberg, for their writing work on Da Ali G Show. It has also been claimed that Rogen contributed to the writing of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, though he was not credited for it.
That same year, he also appeared in the hugely successful film The 40-Year Old Virgin. The film was Judd Apatow's directorial debut and starred Steve Carell.
Following the success of the film, Apatow went on to cast Rogen in one of the lead roles of Knocked Up, a comedy based on a one night stand that results in pregnancy.
Superbad was released in 2008. Rogen had originally written the script with himself in mind for the lead role. However, the film's producers wanted a younger version of Rogen and opted for one of Rogen's friends and collaborators, Jonah Hill. Rogen followed the success of Superbad by writing the screenplay for Drillbit Taylor, an Owen Wilson vehicle.
Seth Rogen also co-wrote Pineapple Express with Evan Goldberg.
Rogen went on to appear opposite Elizabeth Banks in Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make A Porno, followed by Observe and Report, a comedy directed by Jody Hill.
Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler will both appear in the Judd Apatow-directed Funny People. The film will also star Eric Bana and Leslie Mann.
Personal Life: Seth Rogen is dating Lauren Miller.
Michael Cera will voice Robin in the upcoming ‘Lego Batman’ movie.
Michael Cera will reunite with his Arrested Development co-star, Will Arnett, for the upcoming Lego Batman movie. Arnett voices Batman and Cera has signed on to voice his side-kick, Robin. The news was confirmed on Thursday (16th July).
Michael Cera at a photocall for This Is Our Youth in New York in August 2014.
Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still has a lot to learn. Even so he faces yet another dangerous threat to China in the form of the evil spirit Kai, who is determined to take over the country by robbing various martial arts masters of their powers. Meanwhile, Po has a few personal problems to contend with. His long lose biological father has re-appeared out of the blue, looking for his soon having sensed that he is still alive somewhere. And so, Po returns to where he was born - though he has never felt less at home. He is being pressured into an arranged marriage with a needy panda named Mei Mei, but he's got to put his family issues on hold if he wants to save China yet again. Unfortunately, the only way he can do it is by training up his new panda neighbours in the art of kung fu - he's never had a more difficult task than this.
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Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur from the day of his birth and became one of the biggest technology pioneers the world has ever seen. Without any prior knowledge of programming, engineering or, indeed, any technical/computing experience of any kind, he set out to launch a computer with bucket loads of promise - all with the help and expertise of his friend Steve Wozniak. Little did they know of the tumultuous times that lay ahead, of how the resulting business would shape and damage Jobs' social and family life, and indeed his health.
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Dominic Cooper will play Reverend Jesse Custer in the upcoming adaptation of the comic book series 'Preacher'.
Dominic Cooper has been cast in AMC's adaptation of the comic book series Preacher. Executive producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday (17th April). "We have Jesse Custer! Dominic Cooper is gonna save our souls," Rogen wrote.
Dominic Cooper has been cast in Preacher.
'The Maze Runner' and 'Neighbors' also scooped awards.
It's difficult to argue with the results of this year's MTV Movie Awards victors, who took home their much-deserved accolades on Sunday (April 12th 2015). The top prize of Movie Of The Year went to Josh Boone's adaptation of the John Green novel 'The Fault In Our Stars' - but who else won big at the 2015 ceremony?
Shailene Woodley took home a couple of awards herself; first for Best Female Performance in 'The Fault In Our Stars', and second for Best Kiss with Ansel Elgort. 'The Maze Runner' star Dylan O'Brien also won big, landing Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and, of course, Best Fight with Will Poulter. O'Brien will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Meanwhile, Zac Efron's abs in 'Neighbors' predictably won him Best Shirtless Performance, while his onscreen chemistry with Dave Franco made them Best Duo. 'Neighbors' was also the winner of Best WTF Moment, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne taking home the award.
Continue reading: MTV Movie Awards: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Leads 2015 Winners
Seth Rogen's office in the Sony headquarters is causing quite the stink.
Seth Rogen has played down a report that suggested his office at Sony headquarters will have to be repainting in a bid to eradicate the smell of marijuana. Sources say that former chairman Amy Pascal is unable to move into her new office - previously occupied of Rogen and Evan Goldberg - because the stench cannot easily be removed.
Seth Rogen played down a story that suggested he did permanent damage to his Sony office with marijuana use
Pascal who is making the transition to on-the-lot producer will move from her current offices in the Irving Thalberg Building to a temporary office until the odour is eliminated.
Continue reading: Seth Rogen Rejects Story of "Sony Office Smelling of Weed"
Universal unveiled plans for a sequel to last summer's comedy blockbuster on Friday, which will reunite the original cast and take a female twist on the original.
Universal has announced a sequel to last summer’s hugely successful comedy that is set to reunite the original cast with a host of fresh faces. In news first broken by the Hollywood Reporter, Rose Byrne will return as Rogen’s on-screen wife, and director Nicholas Stoller is signed on once more.
Rogen is to team up with Zac Efron once more for a sequel to 2014's Neighbors
Continue reading: Seth Rogen And Zac Efron Set For 'Neighbors 2' In 2016
There's half of a great satire here, as Seth Rogen, James Franco and Evan Goldberg combine that freewheeling mayhem from This Is the End with some more pointed political comedy. But in its second half, the script begins to repeat its less-funny jokes, wallowing in smutty gags and excessive violence. These things may please the chuckleheads in the audience, but they wear everyone else out. And they make us work to see the film's much more enjoyable brom-com plot and sharp social commentary.
The story is centred around swaggering TV personality Dave Skylark (Franco), whose chat show majors in shocking celebrity revelations like Eminem's homosexuality or Rob Lowe's baldness. Dave's producer Aaron (Rogen) is feeling like a second-class newsmaker when he discovers that North Korean despot Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) is a fan of Dave's show and is willing to be interviewed live on camera. Then before they can head off, two CIA operatives (Lizzy Caplan and Reese Alexander) convince Dave and Aaron to assassinate Kim with a deadly drug. And when they arrive in Pongyang their mission is complicated when Aaron falls for Kim's media director Sook (Diana Bang) and Dave falls for Kim himself.
Yes, the film has a fairly standard romantic-comedy structure, as Dave and Aaron's close friendship is strained to the breaking point by the arrival of another man. Virtually all of the dialogue is infused with gay innuendo, double entendres and full-on sex jokes. Some of this is genuinely hilarious, such as the first time Dave and Kim discover their mutual love of Katy Perry's Firework. Then that joke is brought back four or five times, so by the end it's not even mildly amusing. Pretty much every gag in the film is beaten to death, even the ones that weren't funny to begin with. Thankfully, the actors' energy never flags.
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October 9th release date for the Boyle / Sorkin collaboration, just in time for awards season.
The troubled Steve Jobs biopic has finally announced a theatrical release date of October 9th this year. Strangely enough, that’s exactly the kind of time that judges start to think about awards nominations…
Shooting for the film, which has been the centre of a great deal of speculation because of its lengthy gestation and uncertain funding, began last month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Danny Boyle, the man behind cult favourites such as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later, as well as the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012, is in the director’s chair.
Michael Fassbender will portray the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the forthcoming movie
Continue reading: Release Date For 'Steve Jobs' Movie Confirmed
The 'Jobs' movie began shooting in Berkeley this week.
Universal has announced its primary cast for the Steve Jobs biopic that it took off the hands for Sony after a farcical pre-production period that involved various actors and directors walking away from the project.
Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's drama
With Michael Fassbender playing the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs will also star Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as the former Mac marketing boss Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Elsewhere, Katherine Waterston will play Jobs' ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg portrays one of the Mac's original developers Andy Hertzfeld. Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, Sarah Snook and Adam Shapiro round out the cast.
Continue reading: Universal Announces 'Jobs' Cast: Fassbender, Winslet, Rogen
After many ups and downs, the Steve Jobs biopic looks to finally be on track.
Things are finally moving forward for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, with the final cast being confirmed and filming getting under way this week. As expected Michael Fassbender will play the Apple founder, while Seth Rogen will play his former partner Steve Wozniak.
It's official, Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs
The film’s full cast list was revealed today in a statement from Universal. Joining Fassbender and Rogen will be Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing executive Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley and Katherine Waterston as Jobs' ex-girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.
'The Interview' is heading to Netflix.
Streaming service Netflix is to add the controversial comedy The Interview to its U.S. and Canadian catalogue beginning Saturday January 24, the company announced on Tuesday (January 18, 2014).
Seth Rogen [L] and James Franco [R] star in The Interview
As previously reported, Netflix had begun talks with Sony about licensing The Interview to streaming subscribers after Starz released the pay-TV window rights. However, Sony wanted to maximise digital and VOD sales and, as of Sunday, The Interview had generated more than $40 million in revenue through 5.8 million rentals.
Continue reading: Netflix to Stream 'The Interview' as Revenue Rockets Past $40 Million
It could yet end happily ever after for 'The Interview', as Netflix secures a deal with Sony Pictures to make the controversial comedy available to its American and Canadian subscribers.
It’s been quite a turnaround for The Interview in the last month. A little over four weeks ago, the Sony picture had been seemingly consigned to the dustbin following the studio’s cancellation of its release in the face of threats from cyberhackers.
But following its resounding success in its limited digital release, the rumoured Netflix deal has come to pass. Late on Tuesday, the online streaming service announced that the comedy would be available to its US and Canadian subscribers.
'The Interview' is coming to Netflix at the weekend, with Sony Pictures securing a deal with the streaming service
Continue reading: Netflix Confirms 'The Interview' Will Be Available At The Weekend
The remarkable story of the once-cancelled comedy continues, with plans for a European theatrical release and a rumoured Netflix deal.
The revival of The Interview, which so recently seemed to be doomed to the dustbin of movie history, continues unabated. Following the remarkable box office figures returned upon its limited release across the States, streaming service Netflix has tentatively expressed an interest in making the film available to its subscribers.
On Wednesday, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a press conference “People want to see the movie and we want to be able to deliver the movie.” However, he would not elaborate on the details of any efforts to secure the film. Sony Pictures had no comment on the possibility of such a deal either.
Netflix has signalled a potential deal to provide The Interview to its 53 million online subscribers
Continue reading: Netflix Says It Wants To Show 'The Interview'
'The Interview' will be available in the UK after all.
The Interview continues to be one of the surprise success stories of 2015 and will now receive a UK release on February 6. The comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco looked dead and buried after most theaters in the U.S appeared to buckle under pressure from North Korea and avoided screening the movie.
Seth Rogen [L] and James Franco [R] in The Interview
However, word-of-mouth has allowed Sony to recoup a solid chunk of its budget via an on-demand service and the movie has to date pulled in $31 million. Even some of the critics are on side.
Continue reading: 'The Interview' Heading to Cinemas in the UK on February 6
Date of birth
15th April, 1982