Who is Paul Weitz?
Paul John Weitz is an eminent American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is the elder brother of filmmaker Chris Weitz. He and his brother worked together on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy. For the latter, they were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Moreover, Paul is a writer, executive producer, and director of the Amazon Prime Video web series Mozart in the Jungle.
How Old Is Paul Weitz?
He is 57 years old as of March 2023, having been born on November 19, 1965, in New York City, U.S. Paul Weitz shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; RiceGum, FaZe Rug, Tyga, Regina Ginera, Adam Driver, and many more.
Paul Weitz Family
Who are Paul Weitz’s Parents?
He was born to John Weitz (Father, born on May 25, 1923, but died on October 3, 2002) was an American menswear designer. And Susan Kohner (Mother, born in 1936) is an American retired actress. His father and maternal grandfather were Jewish. Whereas his maternal grandmother was Catholic.
Does Paul Weitz have Siblings?
He has three siblings by the names of Robert Weitz, Karen Weitz Curtis, and Chris Weitz (born in 1969) an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Paul Weitz Education
He received his high school education at Allen-Stevenson School. After high school, he attended Wesleyan University where he graduated in 1988. While in university, he studied under film instructor Jeanine Basinger.
Paul Weitz Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Patricia Brown. Thye married in 2001. His wife is a novelist.
Paul Weitz Kids
He and his wife Patricia have three kids. However, his kids’ names and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Paul Weitz Career
An Early Career
In his early career, he was involved in many collaborations with his brother. Some of the work they have done as screenwriters has been both credited and uncredited. He began his film career as a co-writer on the 1998 animated film Antz. He followed this with work on various sitcoms such as Off Centre and the 1998 revival of the 1997 series Fantasy Island. In 1999, he and Chris directed and produced American Pie, which was written and Adam Herz and became a major box office success.
Paul then returned as executive producer on the film’s two theatrical sequels. The Weltz brothers co-wrote and co-directed About a Boy, the Hugh Grant film in 2002, based on the book by Nick Hornby. Originally, the film was set up at New Line Cinema with Robert De Niro producing and the main character as an American. Inspiration came from the film The Apartment (1960). The brothers were then nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Paul has written and directed the well-received romantic comedy In Good Company and the political satire American Dreamz, which faced mixed reviews.
Also, he has directed an adaptation of Darren Shan’s young adult novel Cirque du Freak called The Vampire’s Assistant. In 2010, he directed the film Little Fockers, the sequel to Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. Subsequently, he wrote and directed Being Flynn, an adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, starring Robert De Niro. He said that he collaboratively worked with Flynn to translate the dense original source materials into its film adaptation. Moreover, he directed the movie Admission, starring Tina Fey.
He directed the film, Grandma in 2015 which starred Lily Tomlin. The film premiered on January 30 at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as the closing night film. The film was Tomlin’s first leading role in 27 years, after co-starring with Bette Midler in the comedy film Big Business (1988). It is also the second collaboration between Tomlin and Paul, who previously directed her in his films Admission (2013). On August 21, 2015, the film was released by Sony Pictures Classics. The film was well received. And Paul said the film cost under $600,000 to make.
In Development Career
He has a production company with his brother Chris Weltz and producer Andrew Miano called Depth of Field, He and his brother signed a two-year first-look deal with Amazon Studios in March 2016.
A Playwright Career
While in college, he wrote the play Mango Tea, which was performed Off-Broadway. He has also written a number of plays, including Roulette, Privilege, Snow People, and Trust, all of which have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City. Trust starred Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor, and was directed by Peter DuBois at Second Stage Theatre. The film will be produced in 2013 in Brazil, Germany, and Greece.
Paul Weitz Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 10 inches (1.78m) and a weight of 71kg (156 lbs).
Paul Weitz Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that he has an average salary of $89,653. And has a net worth of $5 million.