American film director Todd Phillips is best known for his writing and directing in The Hangover Trilogy (2009, 2011, and 2013) and Due Date (2010). Besides, Todd is a renowned producer, screenwriter, and actor.
Previously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Todd Phillips is no doubt a gem in the world of cinema. His uprising hard work and dedication is the reason why Phillips has been able to revolutionize the movie industry.
Plus, Todd has enticed most of the fans and followers who want to have a dig at his secluded bio.
Todd Phillips’ Family Life, Net Worth
Todd Phillips was born on 20 December 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, to parents, Peter Bunzl and Lorette Phillips. The native American, Todd Phillips, grew up with his family in New York alongside his sister Jill Ginsberg.
Before finishing his graduation from the New York University Film School, Todd pulled himself out of the University and focused on completing his first movie Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies (1993).
Soon enough, Phillips increased his directing and writing abilities and had his stints on handful amount of movies including Road Trip (2000), Old School (2003), Borat! (2006), Due Date (2010), and War Dogs (2016).
However, Todd gained massive recognition for his stint on American comedy Trilogy, The Hangover (2009, 2011, and 2013).
Considered as one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world, Todd Phillips summons a riveting earning from his multifaceted role in the movie industry. Reportedly, his net worth swirls around $80 million.
Todd Phillips To Work On Fresh Project ‘Joker’!
It was in August 2017, when it was announced that Todd Philips would direct, co-write and co-produce an origin story movie set during the 1980s for DC Comic’s super villain, The Joker.
The movie will feature three times Oscars-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix, who will portray the lead character of Joker. Besides, the actor is rumored to be joined by two times Oscar-winner Robert De Niro, where actor and comedian Bryan Callen will also be seen playing his part. Besides, German-American actress Zazie Beetz is also in contention to make her appearance.
As of the recent reports surfaced in July, Philips is interested in casting actress Frances McDormand as the mother of Joker. Frances is fresh from her last Oscar win with the movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
It would be enthralling to see if the rumored casts could make their way to inspire the new movie. With the hypes surfacing social media, looks like Todd Philips’ project could change the landscape of DC Universe.
The movie is reported to be made in a “low budget” nature with a net worth of $40 million.
Todd Phillips’ Love Life: Dating More Than One Girlfriend?
Although his movies are friendly and easy to understand, Todd Phillips’ off-screen life is quite the opposite. Moreover, it is hard to presume whether the superstar director leads a romantic life with the girl of his dreams or fools around with many.
Reportedly, back in 2016, Todd shared a happy relationship with his long-haul French girlfriend, Alexandra Kravetz.
The couple has a four-and-a-half-year-old daughter, who is his first and the last children till now. Alexandra served in the Camera and Electrical Department and is known for her work on Patch Adams (1998) and School for Scoundrels (2006). As of now, it is not sure whether the couple is still in love.
Back in January 2013, while Todd was sharing his romantic bond with Alexandra, he filed a temporary restraining order against a 22-year-old woman named Juliana Shiao, who was alleged of stalking him and sending threatening messages.
Besides, Todd also stated that Juliana tried to damage his property and vandalized his girlfriend’s car. Later on, the court punished Juliana for trespassing and strictly obliged her to stay at least 100 yards away from Phillips.
Todd Phillips and Paris Hilton share a cozy moment in Malibu, California in July 2011 (Photo: dailymail.com)
Apart from these controversies, Todd was spotted kissing American TV star Paris Hilton back in 2011. As per the reports from daily mail, the pair was caught publicly displaying their affection in Malibu, California. To sum up all the rumors, Paris and Todd were dating together; however, it was just a short-term fling.
Besides his association with the lady stars, Todd Philips remains unmarried and without the service of wife at the moment. He just seems to cherish his single yet joyful life.
Fast Facts About Todd Phillip
- Standing at the tall height of 6 feet (1.83 m), Todd was born as Todd Bunzl in 1970.
- Todd was originally meant to direct Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006). But he quit the production after shooting the infamous rodeo/"Star Spangled Banner" scene due to creative differences with Sacha Baron Cohen.
- Serial killer John Wayne Gacy painted the promo poster for Phillips' 1993 documentary Hated: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies, about the 1990s punk rocker and his band.
- Todd took the little upfront salary for directing 2009's The Hangover in exchange for receiving a share of the film's profits, which reportedly totaled more than $75 million.
- He appeared as one of the cab drivers in the first seasons of the late 1990s cable reality series, Taxicab Confessions.
- Todd casts the famous American actor and writer, Matt Walsh in all of his movies. Besides that, he often uses the music of Bill Withers and Wolfmother in his movies.