Etan Cohen (Hebrew: איתן כהן; born March 14, 1974) is an Israeli American screenwriter and film director best known for writing the scripts to Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Men in Black 3.
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Home town||Efrat, Israel|
Sharon, Massachusetts, U.S.
Early life and educationEdit
Born in Israel to a Jewish family, Cohen grew up in Efrat, and later on in Sharon, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Maimonides School and Harvard College, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon.
His first produced scripts, in 1995 and 1997, were for Beavis and Butthead, where he was credited as Ethan Cohen. He has since written for other Mike Judge-directed projects, including King of the Hill from 2001 to 2005, and for the feature film Idiocracy in 2006. In the late 1990s he worked on two other television series – the animated Recess and the short lived It's Like, You Know.... After scripting Idiocracy, he worked on the animated series, American Dad! and wrote the episode, "Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option". The American Dad! minor character of the same name is named for him.
|2008||Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||No||Yes||Nominated: Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production|
|2012||Men in Black 3||No||Yes|
|2018||Holmes & Watson||Yes||Yes||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director|
|1995–1997||Beavis and Butt-head||No||Yes|
|1999||It's Like, You Know||No||Yes|
|1999||Timon & Pumbaa||No||Yes|
|2001–2005||King of the Hill||No||Yes||Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2007||US Comedy Arts Festival||Comedy Festival Award for Best Short Film||My Wife Is Retarded||Won|||
|2019||39th Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Director||Holmes & Watson||Won|||
- Smith, Lynn (August 15, 2008). "The joke is on you". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
- Chris Lee (May 29, 2012). "The Movie Redemption of 'Men in Black 3' Scribe Etan Cohen". The Daily Beast. IAC. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
- IMDb credits page
- Howard, Annie (February 22, 2019). "Worst Director - Razzie Awards: 'Holmes & Watson' Named Worst Picture of the Year". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
- "Annie Awards (2009)". IMDb.
- "Razzie Awards (2019)". IMDb.
- "Annie Awards (2005)". IMDb.
- "US Comedy Arts Festival (2007)". IMDb.
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