Adam McKay
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United States
2020

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Adam
McKay

McKay scored yet another dramatic triumph, literally and figuratively, when the second season of HBO series “Succession,” about a dysfunctional media dynasty that McKay exec produces, earned 18 Emmy nominations. It comes on the heels of two much-honored dramedies he directed: “The Big Short,” a film about the 2007-08 financial crisis that earned him an Oscar for his adapted script, and 2018’s “Vice,” an eviscerating dramatization of VP Dick Cheney’s reign that nabbed multiple Oscar noms. The onetime “SNL” writer who segued into directing with Will Ferrell comedies “Anchorman” (2004) and “Talladega Nights” (2004) hasn’t forsaken the silly. He recently produced the broadly comic films “Eurovision Song Contest” (Netflix), starring Ferrell (his former partner in now-defunct Gary Sanchez Productions), and “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” (Lionsgate).

Career

  • THE BIG SHORT
  • VICE
  • SUCCESSION

Education

  • Temple University (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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