David Dobkin (director)
David Dobkin (born c. 1969/1970) is an American director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers, The Judge, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
|Born||c. 1969/1970 (age 50–51)|
|Notable works||Shanghai Knights |
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Dobkin made his music-video debut with a video clips for rapper Tupac Shakur. Fifteen more videos followed for such music groups as Extreme, Robin Zander, Sonic Youth, dada, Blues Traveler, and others. Dobkin's music-video credits include George Thorogood's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," Elton John's "You Can Make History", and Coolio's "1, 2, 3, 4". Dobkin also collaborated with band Maroon 5 in their music videos "Sugar", "Don't Wanna Know", "Memories", "Nobody's Love" and "Girls Like You" and an upcoming documentary film, which will be released in 2021.
After shooting television commercials, Dobkin broke into feature films with Clay Pigeons, for Scott Free, the first film produced at Ridley and Tony Scott's production company that they did not direct. The black comedy about a series of small-town murders starred Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix and Janeane Garofalo, and was distributed by Gramercy Pictures. Dobkin next directed the comedies Shanghai Knights (2003), starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, and Wedding Crashers (2005), with Wilson and Vaughn.
Through his production company Big Kid Pictures, Dobkin both produced and directed Fred Claus (2007), starring Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, and The Change-Up (2011), starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. He co-wrote and was an executive producer of the film adaption of Dark Horse Comics' R.I.P.D. (2013), Dobkin directed 2014's The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
|52nd St. Serenade||1992||Yes||No||No||Short film|
|Ice Cream Man||1995||No||No||Yes|
|Clay Pigeons||1998||Yes||No||No||Directorial debut|
|Jack the Giant Slayer||2013||No||Yes||Story|
|King Arthur: Legend of the Sword||2017||No||Executive||Story|
|Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga||2020||Yes||No||No|
|Untitled Maroon 5 documentary film||2021||Yes||No||No||Post-production|
- The Ropes (2005) (Short film)
- Last Call (2012)
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
|Love Street||1995||Yes||No||Episode: "Freudian Slip"|
|2005 MTV Movie Awards||2005||Yes||No||Segment: "Crashers"|
|Friends with Benefits||2011||Yes||Yes||Director (episode "Pilot") / Producer (13 episodes)|
|The Gabriels||2013||No||Yes||Television film|
|Into the Badlands||2015–2019||Yes||Yes||Director (3 episodes) / Executive Producer (32 episodes)|
|Iron Fist||2018||Yes||Yes||Episode: "The Fury of Iron Fist"|
|Sugar||2018||Yes||Yes||Director (2 episodes) / Executive Producer (8 episodes)|
|Green Eggs and Ham||2019–present||No||Yes||13 episodes (also directing consultant)|
|Resident Alien||2021||Yes||Yes||Director / Executive Producer|
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|"Keep Ya Head Up"||1993||Tupac featuring Dave Hollister|
|"I Get Around"||1993||Tupac featuring Shock G and Money-B|
|"Defense & Desire"||1993||Blues Traveler|
|"All I Am"||1994||Dada|
|"One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"||1995||John Lee Hooker|
|"You Can Make History (Young Again)"||1996||Elton John|
|"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"||1996||Coolio|
|"Just the Two of Us"||1996||Toshinobu Kubota featuring Caron Wheeler|
|"Don't Wanna Know"||2016|
|"Girls Like You"||2018||Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B||Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions|||
Dobkin has directed commercials for clients such as ESPN, Heineken (which earned him honors from SHOOT magazine), Carl's Jr., Coke, Honda, Coors Light and Sony PlayStation (which won a Bronze Lion at Cannes). His spots for the Utah Symphony were named "Spot of the Month" by Adweek Magazine and featured as the year's best in Communication Arts Magazine.
- Frey, Jennifer (May 16, 2004). "A Filmmaker's D.C. Close-Up". Archived from the original on April 13, 2019. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
...he's 34 years old now...
- Lytal, Cristy (November 8, 2007). "It's more than talk with David Dobkin". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
- Dresdale, Andrea; Nathanson, Jason (June 24, 2020). "Upcoming Maroon 5 doc will show 'how unique they actually are,' says director David Dobkin". ABC News Radio. Archived from the original on June 25, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
- "David Dobkin: Principal, Big Kid Pictures". Variety. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- McCarthy, Todd (July 19, 2013). "R.I.P.D.: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 20, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
- "Robert Downey Jr. in Shelburne Falls for 'The Judge' filming". Boston.com. June 3, 2013. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- Falkner, Scott (December 22, 2014). "Lennon or McCartney? New Documentary Asks 550 Celebrities Their Preference — See Their Answers". Inquisitr. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
- Amatulli, Jenna. "Maroon 5, Cardi B's 'Girls Like You' Video Is A Star-Studded Dance Party". HuffPost. Archived from the original on May 31, 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
- Glicksman, Josh. "Maroon 5 Releases New Version of 'Girls Like You' Music Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (Vertical Video) featuring Cardi B". Spotify. Archived from the original on December 19, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- Dresdale, Andrea (October 8, 2019). "Watch a shirtless Adam Levine mourn in Maroon 5's new "Memories" video". ABC News Radio. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
- Armstrong, Sam. "Maroon 5 Share Summery New Single "Nobody's Love"". UDiscoverMusic. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
- David Dobkin bio – Tribute.ca