Looking at Judd Apatow’s best work
With comedienne-driven Bridesmaids hitting theaters next month, producer Judd Apatow hopes to continue a long career in comedy. We here at the Daily Trojan want to review his career and give you his highlights.
Heavy Weights (1995) Executive Producer
If you haven’t seen this classic ‘90s comedy that features a juiced Ben Stiller and a legion of overweight children, be ashamed. Get your candy and popcorn out, because this heartfelt film about kids with hearty appetites that get sent to “Fat Camp” will leave you satisfied.
Freaks and Geeks (TV Series 1999-2000) Producer
This charmingly sad, short-lived series may have not have had the pleasure of having more than one season, but it featured future stars Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Producer
Yes, you see Jason Segel’s bare butt within the first 10 minutes and an adorable Mila Kunis frolic around Hawaii. Take an on-point Russell Brand and an appropriately hateable Kirsten Bell accompanied with a genius script, and you’ve got one of the most quotable movies of the past decade.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Producer
Will Ferrell gives the performance of his life as a narcissistic San Diegan newsman, complete with mustache and mustard suit. Add in an a capella version of “Afternoon Delight” and cinema’s most awesome cartoon interpretive sex scene and you’ve got comedy gold.