Adam McKay
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United States
2018

Gary Sanchez Productions

Adam
McKay

Film Director

A “Saturday Night Live” writer for six years, onetime standup McKay made his name in the film world with goofy hit comedies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” But with his 2015 adaptation of financial-crisis dramedy “The Big Short” (for which he shared a screenplay Oscar and was nominated for directing), he began tackling brainier fare now including HBO’s 2018 buzzy “Succession” and starry upcoming films “Vice,” with Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, and “Bad Blood,” with Jennifer Lawrence in the story of controversial blood-test startup Theranos. Meanwhile, Gary Sanchez, the shingle he founded with Will Ferrell, maintains an active slate that includes the female-led work of sister company Gloria Sanchez.

Career

  • ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY
  • THE BIG SHORT
  • SUCCESSION

Education

  • Temple University (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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Adam McKay's Dick Cheney Movie 'Vice' to Open Christmas Day

Adam McKay's Dick Cheney Movie 'Vice' to Open Christmas Day

Annapurna Pictures has set Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" to open on Dec. 25, 2018.The pic stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, and Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush.The film follows the story of how Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, quietly became one of the most powerful men in the world as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe.Cheney served in the administrations...

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