Todd Phillips Biography
A well-known American movie director, producer and actor, “Todd Phillips” was born on 20th December, 1970 in New York City, New York, U.S. Phillips had a true passion in movie field since his initial days. He decided to leave his education to pursue his dream of becoming a successful movie personality. He left New York University Film to complete his first move ‘Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies’. The movie was related to the life and death of notoriously controversial punk rocker named GG Allin. Phillips was working at Kim’s Video and Music during his debut documentary movie.
Phillips got success from his debut movie which also became successful as one of the biggest grossing student movie of that time. After getting recognition from his first movie, he became known face in the movie industry. Todd got an opportunity to co-direct a second documentary ‘Frat House’ along with Andrew Gurland. The documentary was about the college fraternities. It was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. The movie gained appreciation such that it earned the Grand Jury Prize for the documentary features. He continued his directorial journey with the documentary movie ‘Bittersweet Motel’ which was made with focusing on the jam band Phish. During his movie premiere at Sundance Film Festival, he met director and producer Ivan Reitman who gave him a chance to write and direct his comedy movie ‘Road Trip’ and ‘Old School’. He became the open option for the various picture companies and producers to direct their movie. In 2008, he wrote and directed the movie ‘Starsky & Hutch’ which help to establish him as one creative director. Later he directed the movie ‘School for Scoundrels’ in 2006. In the same year, he was offered to direct a movie named ‘Borat’. Initially he agreed to direct the movie, but later he decided to quit his position as director. Phillips was directing and producing the movie ‘The Hangover’ in 2008 which became a huge success at the box office. It reportedly collected net amount of $35 million due to which it became one of the highest grossing comedy of 2009. The movie collected total amount of $480 million in the international market. Besides its box office, it also won Best Comedy award at 2009 Broadcast Film Critics Awards. After gaining worldwide fame, he went to direct and produce the movie ‘Due Date’ in 2010. The movie also became successful to collect maximum amount at the box office. His next directorial success came with the movie ‘The Hangover Part II’. It broke all records and became the biggest midnight opening R-rated movie. Apart from his phenomenal work as a director, he also starred with cameo roles in the movie ‘Road Trip’, ‘Old School’, ‘The Hangover’.
The talented and famous director, Todd Philips has gained huge success with his exceptional work as a director. His directorial movie has broken many records in the movie history of America. He is one of the highest earning directors with his highest grossing movies like ‘Due Date’ and ‘The Hangover Part Ii’. Phillip is a handsome man who stands to the height of 6 feet. Even at the age of 43, he has not lost his charm on face. He still looks active and creative as his younger days. The handsome director, Phillip’s marital relationship statues is unknown to all his fans. Is he a married man or not? That is a big question to all his fans and lovers. But he must have fallen in love with the beautiful ladies in his life. There was a rumor he was having affair with Paris Hilton. Both were frequently seen together but he has never confirmed his real relationship status to the media.
Phillips, an exceptionally talented and creative director has earned huge net worth amount of $80 million from his career. Other information about Todd can be obtained from the Wiki and other internet sites. He can be followed on his twitter for his upcoming movies @thetoddphillips.