Open main menu

Glenn Ficarra (born May 27, 1971) is an American writer, producer, actor and director.

Glenn Ficarra
Glenn Ficarra (6146978302).jpg
Glenn Ficarra at the Sydney Crazy, Stupid, Love. premiere in September 2011.
OccupationScreenwriter, film director, film producer, actor


Life and careerEdit

Ficarra met John Requa at Pratt Institute, where both were studying film.[1] After college they went to work in animation for the TV channel Nickelodeon.[1]

As writers they wrote the comedy films Cats & Dogs (directed by Lawrence Guterman), Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), and Bad News Bears (directed by Richard Linklater).

In 2009 they made their directorial debut with their self-penned I Love You Phillip Morris, based on the life of con man Steven Russell.

Their subsequent release was the comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore, again directed with Requa, released in July 2011.

With Requa and Charlie Gogolak he has formed the production company Zaftig Films.[2]

The pair also directed Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Robbie.[3]

As of August 2017, Ficarra and Requa are in final negotiations to co-direct and co-write a film featuring Harley Quinn and The Joker set in the DC Extended Universe with Margot Robbie and Jared Leto reprising their roles.[4]



Year Film
Director Writer Producer Notes
2001 Cats & Dogs No Yes Yes
2003 Bad Santa No Yes No
Looney Tunes: Back in Action No Story No
2005 Bad News Bears No Yes No
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Yes Yes No Directorial Debut
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Yes No No
2015 Focus Yes Yes No
2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Yes No No
Storks No No executive
2018 Smallfoot No Story Yes
2020 Jungle Cruise No Yes No
Scoob No No executive
TBA Untitled Harley Quinn and Joker Project Yes Yes Yes


Year Film
Director Writer Producer Notes
1998-2000 The Angry Beavers No Yes No 16 episodes
2013-2014 Back in the Game No No executive
2015- Patriot No No executive


  1. ^ a b "Directors' Fortnight". March 20, 2011.
  2. ^ "'Philip Morris' duo to launch Zaftig Films". March 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Filming Starts for the Taliban Shuffle Adaptation, Starring Tina Fey". February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  4. ^

External linksEdit