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Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel on the last day of filming (2000).

Judd Apatow: “I loved writing for Jason. That’s what I felt like in high school. I felt goofy and ambitious and not sure if I had any talent, and I would be in love with these women and didn’t actually know if they liked me that much … Jason really captured that desperation I felt when I was younger.”

You’re looking at a picture of one man’s total vengeance.

5 Famous People Whose Best Work Was Motivated By Revenge

#5. Judd Apatow’s Entire Film Career Is Revenge Against NBC

When Freaks and Geeks was canceled, Apatow did not take it well. His wife says he acted like he “just lost a family member.” And what do you do when someone murders your family? You spend the next decade carefully executing your revenge, yes. As soon as Apatow hit it big with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, he started working on turning the talent of his old show into movie stars, just to spite NBC. … In Apatow’s resentful mind, he pretended the show was still on and his movies were “the continuous adventures of those characters” – for him, Knocked Up is “just an episode of Seth’s character getting a girl pregnant.” Which, since Freaks and Geeks was set in 1980, would make the guy Rogen played there a very youthful 45-year-old.

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“It’s too big. Have you ever f**ked anyone before? Where are they buried?”

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and LeBron James star in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck. 

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Trailer: ’Trainwreck’ - July 17

Directed by Judd Apatow, written by Amy Schumer, starring Schumer, Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer, Dave Attell, LeBron James, John Cena, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, Randall Park, Ezra Miller, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Tim Meadows, Nikki Glaser and Marisa Tomei.

I think this is going to be a lot funnier than this relatively tame, formulaic trailer is letting on. That is if they went the full R with it, which I’m assuming, having seen Schumer’s work, they did. The biggest revelation here though is that LeBron James is a great actor.