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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NamePaul J. Weitz

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma (2015), About a Boy (2002), and Mozart in the Jungle (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, 2001. They have three children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Management

Spouse (1)

Patricia Brown (15 December 2001 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Older brother of Chris Weitz.
Son of Susan Kohner
Grandson of Paul Kohner and Lupita Tovar
Nephew of producer Pancho Kohner.
Son of the late fashion designer and novelist John Weitz
Earned a degree in film from Wesleyan University, where he also wrote a play titled "Mango Tea." The play was later produced off-Broadway.
Grandfather Paul Kohner was an agent for clients like Ingmar Bergman, John Huston and Billy Wilder.
Daughter: Jane Antonia Weitz, born January 12, 2004
Paul Weitz's plays include "Trust", "Privilege" and "Show People" (produced by Second Stage Theatre) and "Roulette" (Ensemble Studio Theatre at the John Houseman Theatre).
Brother-in-law of Mercedes Martinez.
Godson of Lawrence Pressman.

Personal Quotes (4)

"People like their medicine to taste bad." -commenting on why movie-goers and critics respect dramas more than comedies.
I'm exploring the aspect of the American identity where dreams and aspirations are always a positive thing, the implication of the sense that if everybody is having a dream, it makes it impossible to have a sophisticated view of our own lives.
I was raised to be super polite. I had great parents, but it was a very class-conscious New York environment. One of the things I love about the set is dealing with all kinds of people. It's one place where being a control freak can be a benevolent thing. I try to project calm so they can do their thing. They shouldn't look over and see terror in my eyes.
We're an odd culture. I think Americans have a sense of guilt because they understand that they have more of just about everything than anyone else. At the same time we're essentially isolationist; cut off from the rest of the world both physically and in the news we hear. It's an odd juxtaposition of opposites that manifests itself I think in fear and apprehension. It can be something as simple as the shark in Jaws or a much more complex issue like terrorism. I'm just stumbling around trying to give it a little bit of human context.

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