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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paul_feig.jpg]] ˛%% [[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]˛˛Paul Samuel Feig (born September 17, 1962 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter.˛˛Feig is best known for directing big-budget comedies, often starring Creator/MelissaMcCarthy. They first worked together on 2011's ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', and they repeated the streak with 2013's ''Film/TheHeat'', 2015's ''Film/{{Spy}}'', and the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}} 2016 reboot]] of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}''. 2018's ''Film/ASimpleFavor'', is his first not to feature [=McCarthy=] since ''Bridesmaids'', and pivots from his usual style to that of a black comedy thriller.˛˛He's also known for his work in television, notably creating the short-lived cult series ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', and producing ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''. Feig has also directed many episodes of other series and created ''Series/OtherSpace'' for the short-lived Yahoo! Screen service.˛˛In addition to his directing, writing, and producing, Feig is also a prolific character actor, with some of his best-known works (as an actor) being the 1995 film ''Film/{{Heavyweights}}'', and the Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' , based on the Creator/ArchieComics character [[ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch of the same name]].˛----˛! Selected filmography:˛!! As actor˛* ''Film/DirtyDancing'' (1988 -- 1989) as Norman Bryant˛* ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow'' (1990) as Chester Bass˛* ''Film/{{Heavyweights}}'' (1995) as Tim The Camp Counselor˛* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' (1996 -- 1997) as Mr. Eugene Pool˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferdinand}}'' (2017) as Picador (voice)˛!! As director˛!!! '''Film'''˛[[index]]˛* ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'' (2011)˛* ''Film/TheHeat'' (2013)˛* ''Film/{{Spy}}'' (2015) [[note]]also writer and producer[[/note]]˛* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' (2016) [[note]]also co-writer and executive producer[[/note]]˛* ''Film/ASimpleFavor'' (2018)˛* ''Film/LastChristmas'' (2019) [[note]]also producer[[/note]]˛[[/index]]˛!!! '''Television'''˛* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' (2004 -- 2005)˛* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' (2005 -- 2011) [[note]]also producer[[/note]]˛* ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' (2005 -- 2007)˛* ''Series/MadMen'' (2007)˛* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' (2007)˛* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' (2009)˛* ''Series/BoredToDeath'' (2009)˛* ''Series/NurseJackie'' (2009 -- 2010)˛!! '''As producer'''˛* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' (1999) [[note]]also creator, writer, and pilot director[[/note]]˛* ''Series/OtherSpace'' (2015) [[note]]also creator, writer, and executive producer[[/note]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' (2015)˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferdinand}}'' (2017)˛* ''Series/TheJoelMcHaleShowWithJoelMcHale'' (2018)˛˛!!Tropes & Trivia about his career:˛˛* AuthorAppeal: He prefers writing and using female protagonists in his films.˛----

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