Glenn Ficarra

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Ficarra (right) with John Requa at the Sydney Crazy, Stupid, Love. premiere in September 2011

Glenn Ficarra is an American writer, producer, actor and director.

Ficarra met John Requa at Pratt Institute, where both were studying film.[1] After college they went to work in animation for the TV channel Nickelodeon.[1]

As writers they wrote the comedy films Cats & Dogs, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), and Bad News Bears (directed by Richard Linklater).

In 2009 they made their directorial debut with their self-penned I Love You Phillip Morris, based on the life of con man Steven Russell.

Their subsequent release was the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, again directed with Requa, released in July 2011.

With Requa and Charlie Gogolak he has formed the production company Zaftig Films.[2]

The pair also directed Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, and are currently working on The Taliban Shuffle.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Directors' Fortnight". March 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "'Philip Morris' duo to launch Zaftig Films". March 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Filming Starts for the Taliban Shuffle Adaptation, Starring Tina Fey". February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 

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