Adam McKay
Adam McKay poses at the 'Vice' (Vice - Der zweite Mann) photocall during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 11, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Depostiphotos

Adam McKay – Biography, Movies, Quotes

Adam McKay is known for his movies as director and writer. He has directed The Big Short (2015), Vice (2018) and Don’t Look Up (2021), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.

Adam McKay
LOS ANGELES, CA. February 17, 2019: Adam McKay at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Picture: Paul Smith/Featureflash. Depostiphotos

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. McKay began his career in the 1990s as a head writer for the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live for two seasons and is the co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade. He rose to fame in the 2000s for his collaborations with comedian Will Ferrell and co-wrote his comedy films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay later co-wrote and co-produced numerous television series and films, and produced their comedy website Funny or Die through their company Gary Sanchez Productions. Venturing into more dramatic territory in the 2010s, McKay’s The Big Short was the first film he directed without Ferrell in the cast. For this film, he was nominated for several awards including two Academy Awards, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (with co-writer Charles Randolph), and two British Academy Film Awards, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. He and Randolph won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Film Awards, and the WGA Awards. For his work on the Dick Cheney biographical film Vice, McKay received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. In 2019, McKay founded Hyperobject Industries

Adam McKay was born on April 17, 1968 in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Adam McKay Quotes

Creative freedom is a huge carrot.

Adam McKay

When the movie starts playing on TV and DVD, that’s when you really see what the movie is.

Adam McKay

Adam McKay Movies on MCM

Video: Adam McKay Talks Pot, Death, Pizza And The Financial Crisis

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