Rawson Marshall Thurber
Rawson Marshall Thurber
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter, actor|
Rawson Marshall Thurber (born February 9, 1975) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for directing the films DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004), We're the Millers (2013), Central Intelligence (2016), and Skyscraper (2018).
He was a 1997 graduate of Union College (Schenectady, New York), where he was a member of the 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.
Thurber worked as an assistant to screenwriter John August, beginning with the 2000 August-created television show D.C. In 2002, he wrote and directed the original Terry Tate: Office Linebacker commercials for Reebok.
He directed the 2013 hit We're the Millers, starring Jason Sudekis and Jennifer Aniston. In June 2014 he was rumored to replace Edgar Wright to direct Marvel's Ant-Man, but later turned the job down.
Most recently, Thurber wrote and directed the action film Skyscraper from Legendary Pictures, reteaming the director with Dwayne Johnson and was released by Universal on 13 July 2018. Thurber will next direct Universal/Legendary ' $150 million budget action comedy Red Notice for which he will also draft the screenplay, starring Johnson in the lead and Gal Gadot. It will be the third time the two have collaborated. Filming is set to begin in 2019 with a potential 2020 release date.
Thurber won an auction in 2017 to appear in Madden NFL 18.
|2004||DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story||Yes||Yes||No|
|2008||The Mysteries of Pittsburgh||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2013||We're the Millers||Yes||No||No|
|2004||DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story||Obnoxious Las Vegas Homophobe|
|2007||The Nines||Game Night Guest|
|2010||Easy A||Quiznos Guy|
|2013||We're the Millers||The Ultimate Border Guard|
|2016||Central Intelligence||Handsome Pants-Catcher|
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