Jay Roach

1957 - Today

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Mathew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the Austin Powers film series, Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks, The Campaign, Trumbo, and Bombshell.Roach also earned critical acclaim for directing and producing the HBO political drama films Recount, Game Change, and All the Way. He produced these films under his Everyman Pictures banner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jay Roach has received more than 1,491,770 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jay Roach is the 1,098th most popular film director (up from 1,137th in 2019), the 7,669th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,547th in 2019) and the 299th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 3.41

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Among film directors, Jay Roach ranks 1,098 out of 1,580Before him are Stacy Peralta, Charles Jarrott, Marc Caro, Bruno Barreto, James Wong Howe, and Shinya Tsukamoto. After him are Abderrahmane Sissako, Juliusz Machulski, Mark Sandrich, Pierre Morel, Guillermo Navarro, and Louis Daquin.

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Among people born in 1957, Jay Roach ranks 301Before him are Yuri Shevchuk, Sainkho Namtchylak, John Howe, Léopold Eyharts, Stacy Peralta, and Mohammad Ali Jafari. After him are Chico Serra, Chris Poland, Evelyn Ashford, Stephen Morris, Lyle Lovett, and Simon Donaldson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jay Roach ranks 7,669 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Tilson Thomas (1944), Chesty Puller (1898), Mary Ellen Mark (1940), Bam Bam Bigelow (1961), Martin Feldstein (1939), and Michael Bishop (1945). After him are Karen Wetterhahn (1948), Maurice Greene (1974), Charlotte Moore Sitterly (1898), Lewis Cass (1782), Pinto Colvig (1892), and Maggie McNamara (1928).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Jay Roach ranks 299Before him are Lloyd Kaufman (1945), Ron Clements (1953), Nunnally Johnson (1897), Carl Foreman (1914), Howard Deutch (1950), and Stacy Peralta (1957). After him are Mark Sandrich (1900), Julius J. Epstein (1909), Chuck Russell (1958), Christopher McQuarrie (1968), Jack Sholder (1945), and Laura Poitras (1964).