Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Rawson Marshall Thurber
Born (1975-02-09) February 9, 1975 (age 42)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1997–present

Rawson Marshall Thurber (born February 9, 1975) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

Life and career[edit]

Thurber was born in San Francisco, California on February 9, 1975.[citation needed] He is the son of multimillionaire attorney, real estate professional, and inspirational speaker Marshall Thurber.[1] Thurber 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 worked as an assistant to screenwriter John August, beginning with the television program D.C.[2] 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.[3] In January 2006, he signed on to write and direct a Magnum P.I. feature film, which is still in pre-production. He also wrote and directed the film version of Michael Chabon's novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, that was released in 2008.[4]

Thurber directed the 2013 hit We're the Millers which starred Jason Sudekis and Jennifer Aniston. In June 2014 he was rumored to replace Edgar Wright to direct Ant-Man, but later turned the job down.[5]

Thurber is attached make a new original film entitled Skyscraper, starring Dwayne Johnson and produced by Legendary Pictures and will be released through Universal Pictures.[6]


Year Film Director Writer Producer Actor Role
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Yes Yes No Yes Obnoxious Las Vegas Homophobe
2007 The Nines No No No Yes Game Night Guest
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Yes Yes Yes No
2010 Easy A No No No Yes Quiznos Guy
2013 We're the Millers Yes No No Yes The Ultimate Border Guard
2016 Central Intelligence Yes Yes No Yes Handsome Pants-Catcher
2018 Skyscraper Yes Yes No No
TBA We're the Millers 2 Yes No No No


  1. ^ "CA Bar Record". 
  2. ^ "Johnaugust.com". Johnaugust.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (2004-06-18). "''New York Times''". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  4. ^ The New York Times
  5. ^ Simon Brew. "Denofgeek.com". Denofgeek.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (May 26, 2016). "Legendary Wins Bidding War for China-Set Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Action Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 

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