To be able to make writing as easy as, 'I just have to write what I’ve experienced before.' It seems so simple, but it’s sort of astounding how often that doesn’t usually get factored into writing for [characters].
He has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 20.0 years.
Between all of the dick jokes and curse words, there are actually some nuggets of dating wisdom to be pulled from his comedies.
He has also directed, produce, wrote and starred in several made for television films, such as, Roseanne (writer), Girls (producer), Freaks and Geeks (producer, director, writer), The Critic (producer, writer, actor) and many others."She doesn't get it."There will be an ugly guy and she's like, 'He's cute,' and there it is."While she might not understand the concept of attractive vs.unattractive, Apatow might never come to terms with the fact that he's been mispronouncing his wife's name for almost two decades."'It's not [pronounced] Lez-lie,'" Apatow said his wife told him just the other day. "And she said, 'Because I thought you probably wouldn't be able to make the adjustment and I didn't want to be mad at you.'"Here's to hoping Apatow makes "the adjustment" after 20 years of an entirely different pronunciation! But it may take even more nerve—or reckless abandon—to make intensely personal films in today’s Hollywood, with the backing of a major studio, and the confidence that there are people out there who will come to see them.This, in short, is the curious case of Judd Apatow, who makes confessional comedies that edge ever more towards tragedy, who exalts reality over escapism, and who seems scarcely persuaded by the industrial demands for name stars, “high” concepts, and audience “pre-awareness.” Presented as a “sort of sequel” to Apatow’s 2007 sophomore feature, gives center stage to the earlier film’s supporting characters: Los Angeles record label executive Pete (Paul Rudd) and his wife Debbie (played by Apatow’s real-life wife, Leslie Mann).