Shawn Adam Levy (born July 23, 1968) is a Canadian film director and producer.
He is best known for directing the remake of Cheaper By The Dozen and the Night At The Museum films, and for executive-producing Stranger Things, for which he has also directed several episodes.
He operates the production company 21 Laps Entertainment, which currently has an exclusive deal with Netflix to develop new television series.
Filmography (as director):
- The Secret World of Alex Mack (1996-1998)
- Address Unknown (1997)
- Just In Time (1997)
- Animorphs (1998-1999)
- The Famous Jett Jackson (1998-2001)
- Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
- Big Fat Liar (2002)
- Just Married (2003)
- Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) (2003)
- The Pink Panther (2006)
- Night at the Museum (2006)
- Date Night (2010)
- Real Steel (2011)
- The Internship (2013)
- This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
- Free Guy (2021)
- The Adam Project (2022)
- Deadpool 3 (2024)
Filmography (as producer/executive producer):
- Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
- What Happens in Vegas (2008)
- The Pink Panther 2 (2009)note
- Last Man Standing (2011-2021)
- The Watch (2012) (2012)
- The Spectacular Now (2013)
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
- Cristela (2014-2015)
- Stranger Things (2016-present)note
- Arrival (2016)note
- Why Him? (2016)
- Table 19 (2017)
- Imaginary Mary (2017)
- Kodachrome (2017)
- The Darkest Minds (2018)
- I Am Not Okay With This (2020)
- Love And Monsters (2020)
- Dash & Lily (2020)
- Shadow and Bone (2021-present)
- Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again (2022)
- The Boogeyman (2023)
Tropes applicable to his works:
- Production Posse: Slowly developing into this with Ryan Reynolds, having done two movies with him so far and being in talks to helm the third Deadpool.
- The Remake: Both Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) and The Pink Panther (both of which also starred Steve Martin). He is also attached to direct a remake of John Carpenter's Starman.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: His films lie very much on the idealism side.