Bradley Cooper talks Wolf Pack evolution by 'Hangover 3'

Bradley Cooper talks Wolf Pack evolution by 'Hangover 3'

Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper says "The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the big-screen comedy franchise, shows how much the characters have evolved as friends through the years.
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Cameras roll on 'Hangover 3'

Cameras roll on 'Hangover 3'

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun on the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' "Hangover" franchise, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said.
'Ferris' clip is a Super Bowl ad for Honda

'Ferris' clip is a Super Bowl ad for Honda

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A 10-second clip of Hollywood actor Matthew Broderick channeling his iconic film character Ferris Bueller has gotten more than 1.5 million hits on YouTube.
Neeson won't appear in 'Hangover' sequel

Neeson won't appear in 'Hangover' sequel

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Actor Liam Neeson's cameo has been cut from "The Hangover 2" because his busy schedule didn't allow for reshoots, the comedy's director said.
Neeson to replace Gibson in 'Hangover 2'

Neeson to replace Gibson in 'Hangover 2'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson says he is taking over the role of the Bangkok tattoo artist Mel Gibson was initially slated to play in "The Hangover 2."
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Report: Gibson 'Hangover' cameo scrapped

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The director of "The Hangover 2" says Hollywood actor-director Mel Gibson won't pop up in his sequel to the comedy blockbuster as planned.
Phillips starts shooting new Downey comedy

Phillips starts shooting new Downey comedy

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio says principal photography has begun on "Due Date," a collaboration with Legendary Pictures starring Robert Downey Jr.

Downey signs on to cast of 'Due Date'

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robert Downey Jr. is set to play an expectant father on a road trip to witness the birth of his child in the new film "Due Date," film sources say.

Cooper, Helms ready for a 'Hangover'

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Actors Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms are in final negotiations to star in the upcoming Hollywood comedy, "Hangover," industry media reported.
Jack Black drops out of 'Man-Witch'

Jack Black drops out of 'Man-Witch'

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jack Black won't be starring in the supernatural comedy "Man-Witch" as planned, Warner Bros. has confirmed.

Jack Black to star in 'Man-Witch'

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Actor Jack Black has teamed up with director Todd Phillips for the new Warner Bros. comedy "Man-Witch."

DreamWorks planning 'Old School 2'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The screenwriters of the hit 2003 film comedy "Old School" are reportedly penning a sequel for DreamWorks.

Cost of Ali G insult: One movie director

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An insulting prank by Sacha Baron Cohen has forced the star of HBO's "Da Ali G Show" to find a new director for his upcoming film.

Jude Law in 'King's Men' remake

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Jude Law will star in the upcoming remake of the 1949 Best Picture Oscar winner "All the King's Men," the Hollywood Reporter said Friday. Law will play Jack Burden, the journalist who is taken in by the populist Southern politician Willie Stark, a charact

Stiller: 'Starsky and Hutch' not a spoof

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Ben Stiller says his new Hollywood movie "Starsky & Hutch"
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Todd Phillips
American director Todd Phillips attends the premiere of "Hangover" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on June 10, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Todd Phillips (born December 20, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy films Road Trip, Old School, The Hangover, and Due Date.

Phillips was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended New York University Film School, but dropped out in order to focus on completing his first film, the feature-length documentary Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, about the life and death of punk rocker GG Allin. Around this time, he worked in Stripper Pole at an all-night video store that specialized in explicit material and hard to find films. He also appeared as one of the drivers in the first seasons of Taxicab Confessions on HBO. In a NY Times profile, Phillips claims to have gotten in trouble for shoplifting as a young man.

His first film was the feature-length documentary Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, about the life and death of punk rocker GG Allin. Phillips made the film while a junior at NYU and it went on to become one of the biggest grossing student films at the time, even getting a limited theatrical release. Phillips followed up Junkies with Frat House, a documentary about college fraternities that he produced and directed with then-partner, Andrew Gurland. Frat House premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and would win the Grand Jury Prize for documentary features. It was produced by HBO, but never aired on its channel because many of the film's participants were paid to re-enact their activities.

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