Caption: Still of Kathy Bates and Tom Shadyac in Dragonfly (2002)
Producer, Director, Actor
Born: December 11, 1958
Star sign: Sagittarius
Known for: Bruce Almighty (2003), Patch Adams (1998), Evan Almighty (2007), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week, rewrote and directed for Fox. Shadyac has also dabbled ...