Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Rawson Marshall Thurber
Born (1975-02-09) February 9, 1975 (age 41)
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1997–present

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

Life and career[edit]

Thurber was born on February 9, 1975 in San Francisco, California.[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]


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2016 Central Intelligence Director, Co-Writer Handsome Pants-Catcher
2013 We're the Millers Director Border Guard
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


  1. ^ Andrew, Douglas R. (2008). Missed Fortune 101: A Starter Kit to Becoming a Millionaire. Grand Central Publishing. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "Johnaugust.com". Johnaugust.com. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  3. ^ New York Times
  4. ^ The New York Times
  5. ^ Denofgeek.com

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