Judd Apatow Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th February 2016

Quote: "It's been great... It's such a joy to work with Pee-wee Herman, because every day you go to work and Pee-wee Herman is there... The production meetings are so great. It's like, 'Who's making the giant gumball machine? Who's making the car that flies? Do we have enough balloons?'" Filmmaker Judd Apatow loved producing Paul Reubens' Pee-wee Herman comeback movie, Pee-wee's Big Holiday.

13th November 2015

Quote: "(She said), 'It's not (pronounced) Lez-lie. It's Less-lie.' I've been saying it wrong the whole time. (I said), 'Well, why didn't you tell me that in 1995?'. And she said, 'Because I thought you probably wouldn't be able to make the adjustment and I didn't want to be mad at you.'" Director Judd Apatow reveals his wife, actress Leslie Mann, only recently corrected his pronunciation of her first name. The couple has been married since 1997.

21st July 2015

Quote: "I stopped because I kept getting signals from the universe that I shouldn't do it. Like once me and Adam (Sandler) auditioned for Jim Henson... to host a show when we were kids and I didn't get it. I get the call (saying), 'Jim Henson wants to buy all your ideas, but he doesn't want you to host the show because he says you lack warmth. That hurt me because this is the guy that can take two ping pong balls and make them like a warm animal that people love..." Filmmaker Judd Apatow almost quit stand-up comedy after losing a gig to host a show for THE MUPPETS creator.

16th July 2015

Quote: "We had a meeting on Twitter recently that freaked a lot of people out, and then we spoke because we're adults and we can have good conversations." Whoopi Goldberg insists she has cleared the air with filmmaker Judd Apatow after the two celebrities clashed following her public defence of accused rapist Bill Cosby. The Ghost star accepted this week (begs13Jul15) that the mounting evidence against her old pal "looks bad" after learning the statute of limitations to prosecute Cosby over decades-old allegations from more than 30 women had long expired. Apatow was a guest on Goldberg's U.S. talk show The View on Thursday (16Jul15).

13th July 2015

Quote: "No one else was saying that this was a bad thing. I would love to not talk about it, but it's incredibly sad. It's one of the most tragic things that's happened in our business and I think we need to stand up for the women and say, 'We believe you'. We don't have to worry about him. A lot of people got terribly hurt. And you know, when you go out on a date, you don't need seven prescriptions for Quaaludes... Famous people can meet women without a Quaaludes prescription." Outspoken filmmaker and Bill Cosby critic Judd Apatow defends his stance on the actor's sexual misconduct controversy. The veteran funnyman is facing decades-old allegations of abuse, rape and inappropriate behaviour from over 30 women, and, during a recently-released deposition from a 2005 lawsuit, he confessed to obtaining the powerful sedatives to give to women he wanted to sleep with.

23rd June 2015

Quote: "I'm not a good sex... I'm always walking the fine line between impotence and premature ejaculation the whole time - and I could go either way... That's the fun part... I thought it would get better when I got older; I thought my testosterone would drop, and I would become Sting for a year or two." Moviemaker Judd Apatow insists he's not great in the bedroom.

17th June 2015

Quote: "Some people say, 'Why do you talk about it?' which is kind of like saying, 'Leave the rapist alone'. Aren't we supposed to say we don't like this...? He doesn't want to leave the road, he does stand-up around the country, and I think the reason why he does it is he doesn't want to have to go home to his wife because then he has to explain everything..." Filmmaker Judd Apatow on the backlash he has received for speaking out against Bill Cosby, amid the comedian's ongoing sexual assault scandal.

16th January 2015

Quote: "Somebody bailed last minute - they knew I'd be at home tweeting about Bill Cosby." Director Judd Apatow stepped in as a presenter during the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday (15Jan15). The 40 Year Old Virgin filmmaker has publicly criticised the embattled comedian during his sex abuse scandal over the past couple of months.

20th August 2014

Fact: Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow and his wife Leslie Mann were among the stars who turned out for the wedding of celebrity publicist Matt Lebrov in Los Angeles on Saturday (16Aug14).

24th July 2014

Fact: Girls executive producer Judd Apatow's 15-year-old daughter Maude is making her small screen debut in the upcoming fourth season of the acclaimed series. Maude has previously starred in her father's hit films including Knocked Up and This is 40.

11th March 2014

Fact: Judd Apatow was honoured with an Icon Award by bosses of the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles on Monday (10Mar14). The Knocked Up director and producer was joined by his actress wife Leslie Mann and their daughter Iris to receive the award.

18th December 2013

Fact: Director/producer Judd Apatow will be honoured with the Distinguished Collaborator prize at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on 22 February (14). The accolade will be given in recognition of his support of costume design throughout his numerous projects in both film and Tv.

28th April 2013

Fact: Actress Kate Hudson celebrated her 34th birthday in style on 20 April (13) after her rocker fiance Matt Bellamy threw her a surprise bash in New York City. The party was held at a pal's home in the West Village and guests included Cameron Diaz and Judd Apatow.

11th January 2013

Quote: "I'd like to list everyone who I beat for this award - Spielberg, you did not win tonight; Tommy Lee Jones, you lost; Tom Hooper, stop sulking; Ang Lee, you have another year... Is Daniel Day-Lewis here? I beat you too. I know you look like Lincoln..." Moviemaker Judd Apatow accepting his Genius Award at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday night (10Jan13).

21st December 2012

Quote: "Leslie and I get in a lot of fights about gifts; I have never successfully bought her a gift. They're always exchanged, every single time..." Director Judd Apatow struggles to find suitable presents for his wife, actress Leslie Mann.

16th December 2012

Quote: "I feel bad for her because she has to live with me and I'm kinda disgusting... I'm a hairy man and that requires some manscaping. Her life is kind of a nightmare living with me." Director Judd Apatow feels sorry for his actress wife Leslie Mann.

11th December 2012

Quote: "It's called So What? and it's a goof on a Disney-style pop song. I said to Maude, 'Write a song - I bet you can do it.' She wrote this hilarious song which goes, 'So what if I like boys? / So what! / So what if I like girls? / So what!'" Director Judd Apatow's 14-year-old daughter Maude wrote a song for her father's new movie This Is 40.

1st November 2012

Quote: "I thought, 'There goes the future Mrs. Apatow.' I had a soul connection instantly. I meant it. That's why I remember it." Director Judd Apatow fell in love at first sight upon meeting his actress wife Leslie Mann when she auditioned for The Cable Guy.

12th January 2012

Fact: Moviemaker Judd Apatow and his Bridesmaids stars Ellie Kemper, Maya Rudolph and Wendi MCLendon-Covey broke into Wilson Phillips' Hold On during their Favourite Comedy Movie acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (11Jan12). The family trio performed the 1980s anthem in the film's final scene.

15th September 2011

Quote: "He always says, every time we work together, that he wants me to gain weight. He says, 'I like a fat Rudd'... I just like the excuse to eat bacon." Paul Rudd on working with director Judd Apatow in new movie This Is Forty.

23rd February 2011

Tweet: "Filled out my Oscar ballot today. So many great movies and performances. Ridiculous to choose one winner. I hate to sound lame but is true." Director Judd Apatow struggled to make his 2011 Academy Award picks.

24th January 2011

Quote: "He had that joke about the guy on Lost. He said he ate everybody else. Let’s be honest, Ricky Gervais just lost weight. Even now he’s four pounds away from not being allowed to do a joke like that. Did he lose weight just to make fat jokes? You think that’s how mean he is?" Producers Guild Awards host Judd Apatow takes aim at Golden Globes presenter Ricky Gervais.

23rd January 2011

Quote: "He says the characters were two-dimensional. Then he says he hasn’t seen The Tourist. So, as a comedian, that’s not fair, is it? To make jokes about a movie you haven’t seen. I can’t do a joke about (Gervais’ movie) The Invention of Lying because I haven’t seen it. You haven’t seen it. None of us have seen it. So the joke would not work." Producers Guild of America Awards host Judd Apatow takes aim at Ricky Gervais, who was criticised for being mean-spirited at the Golden Globes last week (16Jan11).

27th October 2010

Quote: "I assume I will attempt to do that, probably because I’ve run out of my own ideas. But maybe I have enough personal issues and neuroses to keep me busy for the time being. When I get saner, which may never happen, I might be more up for that." Director Judd Apatow reveals why he's yet to adapt a book for the big screen.

26th May 2010

Quote: "There are two people in the audience who paid $2,900 (£1,935) to hang out with me. And they have the worst seats!" Producer/director Judd Apatow is being trailed by two superfans as he promotes his new movie GET HIM TO THE GREEK on U.S. talk shows, after they won a day with the star at a recent charity auction.

31st July 2009

Quote: "I was just like, 'Get it on!' It's a fetish. I liked it. I liked seeing my wife happy for the first time!" FUNNY PEOPLE writer/filmmaker Judd Apatow enjoyed directing his wife Leslie Mann in a kissing scene with actor Adam Sandler for the new comedy.

30th July 2009

Quote: "I take very good care of him... I shave his back and I groom him, which isn't easy because he's very hairy... I'm supposed to shave the neck part, and then you have to do a little fade... I don't know where to end... He gets really bossy and kind of mean about it." Actress Leslie Mann on keeping hirsute moviemaker husband Judd Apatow trimmed.

30th July 2009

Quote: "This (Funny People) is our fifth one (movie together)... He's done some great stuff but the ones that I'm in are kind of his best ones." Actress Leslie Mann insists she's moviemaker husband Judd Apatow's lucky charm.

24th July 2009

Quote: "He wrote it, and he didn't have to write that part in. He seemed to really enjoy himself that day... I don't understand it. There might be something wrong with him." Actress Leslie Mann wonders why her director husband Judd Apatow wrote in a steamy love scene between her character and funnyman Adam Sandler in upcoming comedy FUNNY PEOPLE.

29th June 2009

Quote: "From a certain angle it kind of looks like Ben Kingsley." Moviemaker Judd Apatow on his distinguished penis.

22nd May 2009

Quote: "I just think people are tired of Harvey Keitel's penis or Peter Sarsgaard's penis - there are certain people, the penis guys, they're comfortable with it out." Moviemaker Judd Apatow jokes about the movie stars who get naked on film.

5th February 2009

Fact: Writer/director Judd Apatow has been commissioned to create a short film for the upcoming Oscars. The KNOCKED UP moviemaker will give a tribute to comedy at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 22 February (09).

4th September 2008

Quote: "Before we had to go through a huge amount of red tape and roadblocks to get our movies made. Now it seems like they'll make anything we write. Which is insane and horrifying really." Comedian Seth Rogen is stunned by the affect fame has had on his and writing partner Judd Apatow's ability to get films commissioned by studio bosses.

9th April 2008

Fact: KNOCKED UP director Judd Apatow will be honoured as Comedy Person Of The Year at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada in July (08).

24th September 2007

Quote: "I'm going to take pictures and sell them to Star (magazine)." Moviemaker Judd Apatow hopes to make money from KNOCKED UP star Katherine Heigl's winter wedding to singer/songwriter Josh Kelley.

13th August 2007

Quote: "KNOCKED UP is based on how Seth lives. Some people say, 'Oh, people don't live like that,' and I always say, 'Go to Seth's house - it's happening right now." Director Judd Apatow's latest comedy was inspired by its star Seth Rogen.

10th August 2007

Fact: KNOCKED UP director Judd Apatow interviewed Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling and Howard Stern during his teen years on his high school radio station.

30th May 2007

Quote: "If you put a camera in his apartment three years ago, it wouldn't be that much different than Knocked Up." Director Judd Apatow claims casting Seth Rogen as a stoned slacker in his latest movie was easy.

19th April 2006

Fact: GREY'S ANATOMY star Katherine Heigl is replacing Anne Hathaway in KNOCKED UP, the latest project from THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN writer/director Judd Apatow about a guy who impregnates his one night stand.

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