I’m at the Oscars with Michael J. Fox and a DeLorean while wearing future shoes. All I have to do is sing The Schuyler Sisters song from Hamilton in front of the whole world and I’ll have completed my entire bucket list.
an acting career that began in 1999 and has not stopped since, giving him 77
credits, Seth Rogen has to be one of the most talked about comedians on the
planet. I know he’s one of my favorite comedy actors but his type of comedy,
which can only be described as ‘stoner’ comedy, isn’t for everyone.
memorable roles such as ‘Eager Cameraman’ in Anchorman, Cal in The
40-Year-Old-Virgin, Ben Stone in Knocked
Up, Officer Michaels in Superbad,
Dale Denton in Pineapple Express,
Zack in Zack and Miri Make A Porno
and one of my favorites Mac Radner in the hilarious flick Neighbors – just to name a few! Rogen has become a very well known
household laugh.. I mean name. But lets be honest here.. That laugh. It’s
such a limited background in genre (let’s face it – what movie has Seth been
apart of that doesn’t involve at least a bong?) he has to be one of the most
influential people in cinema, along with his team of fellow actors and
producers he’s left a blazed trail behind him that will keep all of them a
household name long after their careers have ended.
only has he left a high bar in cinema with his stoner films but he’s also been
apart of projects from a one episode stint in Dawsons Creek to lending his voice to the Kung Fu Panda films.
of his most talked about movies has to be Sausage
Party. The animated feature that includes other actors such as Kristen
Wiig, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Selma Hayek, Anders Holm, Iris Apatow and Seth
Rogen film alum’s Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd and James Franco. The premise of the
film is that a bunch of food believes once they’re sold they go into the
promise land but once they find out what really happens they set out to stop
mankind. They could’ve just renamed it 420: The Stoners Guide To The Galaxy.
The world was divided by this film, I honestly loved it and was really rooting
for the hot dog and the bun to finally do something more than just ‘touch
tips’, but I know plenty of people that were offended by the flick and others
let their kids watch it thinking it was just a harmless childs movie but
quickly threw it out of the DVD player once they realized it was anything but.
Silly, silly people.
other ‘most talked about’ film was one he worked on, and starred in, with close
friend and fellow actor James Franco – The
Interview. An American political satire spy comedy flick with a very controversial topic that literally
almost started a war, and was banned in some countries due to bombing threats
that were received this film brought fear and excitement to audiences and
filmgoers alike. Nevertheless it earned over a million dollars on its opening day
and by the end of its cinema run it had grossed 6.1 million dollars on the box
office. Not bad for a film that had most of its publicity and television
advertising cancelled due to the ‘declaration of war’ had the movie been
Seth’s last films Bad Neighbors 2:
Sorority Rising and Sausage Party
released between six and nine months ago we’re about due for another Seth Rogen
flick. Good news! A film titled B.O.O:
Bureau of Otherworldly Operations has been announced, Friends from College a television series is in the pre-production
stage, Zeroville is completed and set
to be released later this year and my personal favorite that I’m most excited
for is The Disaster Artist
(previously titled The Masterpiece)
will also be released later this year.
works with, and has been working with since college, childhood friend Evan
Goldberg with whom the two main characters of Superbad were modeled after. He and Evan have written multiple
projects together including Neighbors
and Neighors 2: Sorority Rising, The Interview, Pineapple Express and of course Superbad,
on which they had been writing since they were thirteen.
started doing stand up comedy before he was cast in Judd Apatow’s short lived
but well regarded television series Freaks
and Geeks, in which he starred with other well known names like Jason Segel
and close friend James Franco. Freaks and
Geeks only lasted one season but it launched all their careers and they’ve
worked together on multiple projects since.
sixteen Seth’s parents were both out of work and around the same time he landed
his role in Judd’s show Freaks and Geeks
and became the main wage earner in the house, relocating his family, after they
had to sell their family home, to Los Angeles.
Ask yourself if the you from today would have guessed back in 2008 that this movie would become one of the greatest animated movies ever and make two succesful sequels, four animated shorts and one animated show.