Goldberg at the 2013 WonderCon
|Born||1982 (age 31/32)
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Occupation||Producer, director, screenwriter|
Evan Goldberg (born 1982) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. Goldberg is known for his collaboration with his old childhood friend, actor-writer Seth Rogen. They have consequently collaborated on many movies, starting with the comedy Superbad, which they first conceived as teenagers, up to the 2013 This is the End, which was also their directorial debut.
Goldberg started his writing career joining the staff of Da Ali G Show along with his childhood friend and comedy partner Seth Rogen. Rogen and Goldberg collaborated on the films Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, and The Green Hornet. In a strategy to garner interest and funding, Goldberg created a pre-production trailer for Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse, which was later made as This Is the End, and was released in June 2013. Goldberg and Rogen are both "obsessed" fans of The Simpsons. After learning that The Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks was a fan of Superbad, they decided to ask the producers of the show if they could write an episode. They were invited to The Simpsons writers room, where they pitched several episode ideas. One was accepted, and they wrote an outline with the help of some feedback from the regular writers. It became the episode "Homer the Whopper", which was the season premiere of season twenty-one.
|2007||Knocked Up||Executive producer|
|Superbad||Executive producer, writer|
|Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse||Writer||Short film|
|2008||Pineapple Express||Executive producer, writer|
|2009||Funny People||Executive producer|
|2011||The Green Hornet||Executive producer, writer|
|The Guilt Trip||Executive producer|
|2013||This Is the End||Director, producer, writer|
|The Interview||Director, producer, writer||Post-production|
|2015||Sausage Party||Producer, writer||In development|
|2004||Da Ali G Show||Writer||6 episodes|
|2010||The Simpsons||Writer||Episode: "Homer the Whopper"|
|TBA||Bigfoot||Executive producer||In development|
|Preacher||Executive producer||In development|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Emmy Award||Outstanding Writing for a Variety||Da Ali G Show||Nominated||Shared with writing staff|
|2008||Canadian Comedy Award||Best Writing – Film||Superbad||Won||Shared with Seth Rogen|
|2012||Golden Globe Award||Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical||50/50||Nominated||Shared with Seth Rogen & Ben Karlin|
|Independent Spirit Award||Best Feature Film||50/50||Nominated||Shared with Seth Rogen & Ben Karlin|
- Rachel Fox, Goon Writer Evan Goldberg talks Vancouver, Hockey and his Bar Mitzvah, Heeb, March 30, 2012.
- Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Interviews – Superbad Movie Video – About.com
- Keveney, Bill (2009-09-23). "Rogen gets a dream gig: 'Simpsons' writer, voice". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- Wagner, Curt (2009-09-25). "Seth Rogen kicks off 21st season of 'The Simpsons'". Chicago Now. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
- Liam Burke (2008-04-30). "From Superbad To Superheroes – Evan Goldberg on Hornet and The Boys". Empire. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
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