Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Rawson Marshall Thurber
Born (1975-02-09) February 9, 1975 (age 40)
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1997–present

Rawson Marshall Thurber (born February 9, 1975) is an American writer and director of films and commercials.

Life and career[edit]

Thurber was born on February 9, 1975 in San Francisco, California.[citation needed] He is a 1997 graduate of Union College (Schenectady, New York) where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and played wide receiver on the football team for two years. He is also a graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.

He served as an assistant to screenwriter John August, beginning with the television program D.C.[1] In 2002, he wrote and directed the original Terry Tate: Office Linebacker commercials for Reebok. In 2004, he wrote and directed the hit comedy film, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.[2] In January 2006, he signed on to write/direct a Magnum P.I. movie, which is still in pre-production. He also adapted Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was released in 2008.[3]

Thurber directed the 2013 hit We're the Millers which started Jason Sudekis and Jennifer Aniston. In June 2014 he was rumored to be a replacement of Edgar Wright to direct Ant-Man, but later turned the job down.[4]


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2013 We're the Millers Director
2010 Easy A Quiznos Guy
2008 Manchild Director Short film
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Director, Writer & Producer
2007 The Nines Game Night Guest
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Director & Writer High School Jerk
Terry Tate, Office Linebacker: Sensitivity Training Executive Producer Short film
2002 Terry Tate, Office Linebacker Director & Writer
1997 Aquaphobia Young Benjamin's Rescuer #1 Uncredited


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