Nicholas Stoller Biography
Nicholas Stoller was born in London, United Kingdom. He is an English-American screenwriter and director. Stoller is famous for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and writing/directing its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek.
Nicholas Stoller Age
Stoller is 43 years old as of 2019. He was born on March 19, 1976, in London, England, United Kingdom.
Nicholas Stoller Family
Stoller was born in London, England, and was raised in Miami, Florida, U.S. to Phyllis, a travel tour operator, and Eric C. Stoller, a bank executive. He has a brother namely Matt.
Nicholas Stoller Wife
Stoller is married to Francesca Delbanco, daughter of writer Nicholas Delbanco, since September 2005. They have two daughters.
Nicholas Stoller Height
Nicholas Stoller stands at 1.97m tall.
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Nicholas Stoller Career
Stoller wrote for Judd Apatow’s short-lived Fox television series Undeclared and later co-wrote, again with Apatow, the 2005 comedy Fun with Dick and Jane. Stoller’s directorial debut, the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is a romantic comedy starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, and Russell Brand. The film was produced by Apatow Productions and was released by Universal on April 18, 2008.
In 2007, he wrote a single-camera comedy about a new teacher taking a job at the boarding school he once attended. He wrote Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey; the film was produced by Richard Zanuck and David Heyman. Stoller next wrote and directed a new film for Universal and Apatow Productions titled Get Him to the Greek. The film reteamed Stoller and Apatow with Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-stars Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. The film premiered on May 25, 2010, and opened in theaters on June 4, 2010.
In 2008, Stoller and Segel co-wrote The Muppets, the latest film incarnation to feature the characters in nearly 12 years. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released on November 23, 2011. After the film’s success, Stoller and the film’s director, James Bobin, wrote Muppets Most Wanted, a semi-sequel to the film.
Stoller also directed The Five-Year Engagement (2012), which he co-wrote with Jason Segel, who also starred. Apatow Productions produced the picture, which is about the ups and downs of a couple’s five-year engagement. Stoller directed the film Neighbors, its sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and shared screenwriting credit on Sex Tape. In 2016, Stoller wrote and directed the animated comedy film Storks for Warner Animation Group. The film was released on September 23, 2016. Stoller created the comedy television series Friends from College, which premiered on Netflix in July 2017. Stoller directed all eight episodes of the first season.
Nicholas Stoller Net Worth
Nicholas Stoller’s estimated net worth is Under Review.
Nicholas Stoller New Movie
- Get Him to the Greek
Nicholas Stoller Films | Nicholas Stoller Series
- Friends from College
- Captain Underpants 2017
- Muppets Most Wanted 2014
- Sex Tape 2014
- Gulliver’s Travels 2010
- Yes Man 2008
- Fun With Dick And Jane 2005
- Charlie Lawrence
Nicholas Stoller Friends From College
Friends from College is a Netflix original comedy television series created by and Nicholas Stoller.
Nicholas Stoller Harvard
Nicholas Stoller attended Harvard College and went on to write for the comedy publication The Harvard Lampoon, an undergraduate humor publication founded in 1876 by seven undergraduates at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nicholas Stoller Director
Nicholas Stoller is a British-American director, known mainly for directing various films including the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, its 2010 spin-off/sequel.
Nicholas Stoller Production Company
Nick Stoller has reportedly closed a three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television under his newly formed production company Stoller Global Solutions.
Nicholas Stoller Storks
Storks is a 2016 American computer-animated adventure comedy film, where Nicholas Stoller was the director of the film.
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Nicholas Stoller Interview
Published: Oct 6, 2016
WGTC: So I caught Neighbors at SXSW this year and loved it, but I remember you mentioning that only one person on the production team had any fraternal experience…
Nicholas Stoller: Yeah, only James Weaver. [Laughs]
WGTC: So describe your college experience then, what was it like?
Nicholas Stoller: Well I went to Harvard, so I guess my experience was a little different than a lot of people’s, but you’re still partying. People might laugh at this, but I had a “kind of” fraternal experience in that I was on the Harvard Lampoon, which was a little dumb, but it was cold, which was one thing, and we drank a lot, threw crazy parties – we did all that stuff, but it was just with a bunch of comedy nerds.
WGTC: So what was your big Animal House – or Neighbors I should say – a moment in your college partying career?
Nicholas Stoller: A tradition at the Lampoon is that you dance on the tables. So you eat lobster [laughs] – we’d boil lobsters and leave them on the ground for two weeks, it was disgusting – and then we’d wipe the tables clean and everyone would dance on the table. A friend of mine at the time, who is now a very successful comedy writer, was a diver in school, and he would always do standing flips on the table. So he’s in loafers, on a slick table – this is the parent in me talking – doing standing flips. He could have broken his neck so easily, and he’s lucky he never did.
WGTC: It’s like a viral video waiting to happen…
Nicholas Stoller: It really is! I remember there was a night we called “Blood Guy” where someone came into a party and got cut or something, there wasn’t a fight, he just got cut, and he started bleeding profusely everywhere. He ran around the whole building freaking out, there was blood everywhere, and it just got all over. We called that the night of “Blood Guy.”
WGTC: So can we expect a “Blood Guy” movie any time soon?
Nicholas Stoller: Not from me, that’s more of a Sam Raimi movie. [Laughs]
WGTC: Since we now know your past, which Neighbors character do you relate to the most?
Nicholas Stoller: The reason I wanted to do Neighbors, even before I read the script when it was just a concept, is because it’s about three characters having meltdowns, and I had the same meltdowns. I had a meltdown when I graduated from college, and I had a similar meltdown when I had my first child – but I’m incredibly good looking, so of course, I relate to Zac Efron’s character. [Laughs] No, I relate to both Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne’s characters because I’m in that stage of my life now, but a lot of the emotional stuff Zac’s going through in the movie, I went through in college.
WGTC: Is there an art to balancing such rude, crude comedy with a certain air of respectability? Neighbors is one of the most outlandish mainstream comedies I’ve seen in a while, but it can’t be easy balancing phallic jokes with deep emotional struggles. How do you pull it off?
Nicholas Stoller: It’s a few things. You have to make sure the emotional story makes total sense. If the emotional story doesn’t make sense, or if there isn’t one, even if the jokes are really funny, you’ll find that you’re getting bored because it’s just not working as a story. That’s the first thing you make sure of, then you pile all the jokes on top of that.
I shoot a lot of options. I love broad jokes and broad humor, and there’s a lot of stuff that’s too broad. I ended up filming a ton that isn’t in the final movie that I cut out. There’s a lot of behavior and acting that was too broad which I directed them towards, and I also cut a lot of that out. You basically get as many jokes as you can and discover the film in editing.
WGTC: What’s your favorite bit of material that didn’t make the film? What did you struggle to cut because you loved it so much?
Nicholas Stoller: Oh there’s a lot of stuff, but there’s a whole set piece where Ike Barinholtz’s character, Seth and Rose’s friend – they’re all attacked by the frat and their airbag prank, then Ike goes back to his apartment and he gets a DVD. He puts the DVD on and it’s Scoonie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s character, having sex with his ex-wife. Barinholtz starts freaking out, getting really upset, then he gets an e-mail on his phone and he hits it, opening a YouTube video of him watching the sex tape. He realizes there’s a camera hidden somewhere so he starts destroying his apartment trying to find it, and there’s a second YouTube email he gets of him destroying his apartment – and he realizes his entire apartment is filled with cameras. On the B-side of that, at the very end, Christopher Mintz-Plasse gets a video email and it’s Ike having sex with his parents, who are played by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. It was hysterical, but the story didn’t support it, so I had to cut it. It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever shot. We shot it like a snuff film, I didn’t use any professional cameras – like Big Brother. They all went into a room with these little cameras everywhere.