Evan Goldberg

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Evan Goldberg
Evan-goldberg-wondercon-2013.jpg
Goldberg at the 2013 WonderCon
Born 1982 (age 31/32)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation Producer, director, screenwriter
Years active 2004–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Goldberg was born in 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family, and was raised in Marpole.[1] Goldberg attended Point Grey Secondary School and McGill University

Career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5] It became the episode "Homer the Whopper", which was the season premiere of season twenty-one.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
Goon Writer
50/50 Producer
2012 The Watch Writer
The Guilt Trip Producer
2013 This Is the End Director, producer, writer
2014 Neighbors Producer
The Interview Director, producer, writer Post-production [6]
2015 Untitled Christmas Eve project Producer Filming [7]
2016 Sausage Party Producer, writer Filming[8]
TBA Brooklyn Castle Producer Announced [9]
Cherries Pre-production [10]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Da Ali G Show Writer 6 episodes
2010 The Simpsons Writer Episode: "Homer the Whopper"
TBA Bigfoot Executive producer Pre-production
Preacher Executive producer In development[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Notes
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[12] Shared with Seth Rogen & Ben Karlin
Independent Spirit Award Best Feature Film 50/50 Nominated[12] Shared with Seth Rogen & Ben Karlin
2013 Genie Award Best Screenplay Goon Nominated Shared with Jay Baruchel

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