John English

John English



John English is a Canadian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing films such as Tommy Boy (1995), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), and The Pacifier (2005).

English was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1958. He studied film at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1983. After graduation, he worked as a production assistant and assistant director on a variety of commercial and music video projects.

English's feature film debut was Tommy Boy (1995), which starred Chris Farley and David Spade. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $32 million at the box office. English continued to direct films throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, including My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and The Pacifier (2005).

In addition to his work in feature films, English has directed numerous television projects, including the Emmy-nominated miniseries The Andromeda Strain (2008). He has also served as a producer on films such as The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and The Muppets (2011).

English has been nominated for several awards, including two Emmy Awards for his work on The Andromeda Strain. He has also been nominated for two Directors Guild of Canada Awards for Best Feature Film Direction for Tommy Boy and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

John English continues to direct and produce feature films and television projects. He is a respected filmmaker with a long list of successful projects to his credit.

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