Todd Phillips


Todd Phillips was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States on December 20th, 1970 and is the Director. At the age of 52, Todd Phillips biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Todd Bunzl, Todd
Date of Birth
December 20, 1970
United States
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
52 years old
Zodiac Sign
$200 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer
Todd Phillips Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 52 years old, Todd Phillips has this physical status:

Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
Eye Color
Light Brown
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Todd Phillips Religion, Education, and Hobbies
He was born to a family of Jewish background. When asked in an interview by the BBC in 2014 whether he believes in God, he had replied that personally he did not although he has believed in the existence of a higher power or collective energy in people that may be said to represent God.
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New York University Film School
Todd Phillips Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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Dating / Affair
Juliana Shiao (2011), Paris Hilton (2011), Alexandra Kravetz
Peter Bunzl, Lorette Phillips
He has 2 sisters including Jill Ginsberg
Todd Phillips Career

Phillips' first documentary film, Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, centered on the life and death of controversial punk rocker GG Allin, while as a junior at NYU and it went on to become one of the highest grossing student films at the time, even getting a limited theatrical release. Phillips wrote a letter to convicted serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, an acquaintance of GG, asking if he could paint a movie poster for the film. Phillips stated that "Gacy is the really the executive producer" of the film, having raised $10,000 from selling replicas of his artwork.

Next, he co-directed with then-partner Andrew Gurland for Frat House, a second documentary about college fraternities; it premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary features. It was produced by HBO, but never aired on its channel because many of the film's participants claimed they were paid to re-enact their activities. It was never proven either way.

His third documentary Bittersweet Motel centered on the jam band Phish, covering its summer and fall 1997 tours, plus footage from their 1998 spring tour of Europe. It ends at The Great Went, a two-day festival held in upstate Maine which attracted 70,000 people. While at Sundance with Frat House, Phillips met director-producer Ivan Reitman who led Phillips into writing and directing his comedy films, Road Trip and Old School, for Reitman's Montecito Picture Company.

Phillips also wrote and directed the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, as well as the 2006 film School for Scoundrels, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder. In 2005, Details Magazine cited Judd Apatow, Adam McKay and Phillips as "The Frat Pack". He worked on the satirical comedy Borat (2006), but he resigned his position as a director in early 2005, due to creative differences. Nevertheless, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his role in fashioning the story.

After establishing Green Hat Films in 2008, Phillips directed and produced The Hangover, that was made for a reported $35 million and went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in 2009. Its worldwide gross stood at $480 million on February 3, 2012. The film went on to win the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy). It also won Best Comedy at the 2009 Broadcast Film Critics Awards. Phillips took almost no up-front salary in exchange for a large share of the film's profits, and has said that the movie's enormous success, combined with his deal, makes it "my Star Wars". After a worldwide gross of $467 million, his share in the film made Phillips around $50 million.

In 2010, Phillips directed, produced and co-wrote the comedy Due Date, which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. It was a box office success, grossing $211,780,324 worldwide.

In the fall of 2010, production on The Hangover Part II began in Bangkok, Thailand that Phillips directed, produced and co-wrote. The film shot for 63 days and broke various records upon its release on May 26, 2011. With the film debuting at midnight with showings in 2,600 theaters, the film earned $10.4 million, breaking the record for the biggest midnight opening for an R-rated film. The Hangover Part II went on to accrue a launch day total of $31.6 million; nearly doubling The Hangover's Friday launch opening ($16.7 million). This amount broke two further records; the highest-grossing opening day for a live-action comedy and the highest-grossing opening day for an R-rated comedy film, replacing Sex and the City ($26.7 million). The three-day opening weekend accumulated $85,946,294 – an average of $23,923 per theater – becoming the highest grossing opening weekend for a comedy film, replacing The Simpsons Movie ($74 million). For the Memorial Day four-day weekend, the film amassed $103.4 million to become the fourth-highest-grossing Memorial Day weekend opening. Finally, the film's worldwide gross of $581,464,305 beat the previous R-rated comedy record holder The Hangover to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy film of all time (now surpassed by both Deadpool movies).

He returned to direct, write, and produce The Hangover Part III, which was released in 2013. It grossed over $300 million, pushing The Hangover Trilogy's total box office gross to $1.4 billion.

In 2016, following the successes of The Hangover trilogy, Phillips directed, produced, and co-wrote the crime film War Dogs, starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller.

Phillips directed, co-wrote, and co-produced an origin story film of DC Comics's supervillain, the Joker. The script, set in 1981, was co-written by Scott Silver, and the film starred Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. The film premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and was released in October 2019.

Phillips is scheduled to direct a biographical film about Hulk Hogan, starring Chris Hemsworth in the lead role. Frequent collaborator Scott Silver is a co-writer, alongside John Pollono. Phillips is producing the film with Bradley Cooper, one of the lead actors of Phillips' The Hangover trilogy and producer on Joker.


Joaquin Phoenix is taken away by Gotham Police he shoots scenes for Joker: Folie à Deux in NYC, March 26, 2023
Joaquin Phoenix was spotted filming on the set of Joker: Folie à Deux in New York City on Sunday morning. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actor donned a brown suit over a mustard yellow button-up as he was seemingly escorted into a police car while a large group of protestors gathered. The Her star was seen walking with director and filmmaker Todd Phillips before he got into the cop cruiser in the middle of the busy and chaotic scene.

Shocking moment Las Vegas couple are almost killed after their truck struck huge POT HOLE, March 9, 2023
A Las Vegas couple are thankful to be alive after they were seen on dashcam footage hitting a pothole in the Colorado mountains that caused the trailer they were towing to flip over. Thomas Kummel and fiancée Leslie Block were driving on I-70 toward Denver on what was going to be a trip to Loveland Ski Area in Colorado Springs with a camper trailer in tow. The vehicle behind theirs' dashcam caught it all as they started to spin out of control.

Joaquin Phoenix runs through the streets of LA filming Joker 2: Folie a Deux, March 6, 2023
Fans who spotted filming of Joker 2: Folie a Deux in downtown on Saturday were seeing double with Joaquin Phoenix spotted with another Joker. The 48-year-old actor was spotted filming scenes as Arthur Fleck, while another taller man was seen in full Joker makeup and the red suit Arthur wore in the original 2019 blockbuster Joker. Phoenix was not spotted with Lady Gaga - just weeks after director Todd Phillips released the first look at Gaga as Harley Quinn .