Seth Rogen is a Canadian standup comedian turned actor, writer, director and producer in Hollywood. Rogen started his career performing stand-up comedy during his younger age, landed a small role in an American teen comedy- drama television series Freaks and Geeks.
Freaks and Geeks – A Real Breakthrough
Freaks and Geeks was created by paul feig and Jude Apatow as executive producers. Unfortunately the series was canceled after only twelve episodes were aired.
Freaks and Geeks has a devoted cult following. The series appeared on top list by Time, Entertainment Weekly, AOL TV and TV Guide. It launched several of its young actors into successful television and film careers.
James Franco is known as established actor with successful roles in comedy movies and other genre as well.
Seth Rogen is established as a successful comedian actor, writer, director and producer.
Jason Segel is now well-known comedian actor in many successful Hollywood movies.
Judd Apatow established himself as most successful Hollywood producer in comedy genre.
Paul Feig is now recognized as successful director of comedy movies such as Bridesmaids and The Heat
All of these actors are very well-known with their memorable work in comedy genre. Their friendship still continues and they come up with together in new projects from time to time.
|Movie||Year||James Franco||Seth Rogen||Jason Segel||Judd Apatow||Paul Feig|
|The 40-Year-Old Virgin||2005||–||Actor||–||DirectorProducerWriter|
|Forgetting Sarah Marshall||2008||–||–||Actor||Producer||–|
|The Five-Year Engagement||2012||–||–||Actor||Producer||–|
|This Is 40||2012||–||–||Actor||DirectorProducerWriter||–|
|This Is the End||2013||Actor||ActorDirector||Actor||–||–|
According to their filmography we can understand the friendship between Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow. Whenever they worked together it’s been major box office success. James Franco is also very good friend of Seth Rogen and they have worked together whenever it was possible. Pineapple Express and Knocked Up are the great example of friendship between James Franco, Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow.
Knocked Up Breakthrough
After the small role in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and supporting role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin seth rogan finally got chance as lead actor in Knocked Upand he didn’t let down Apatow. Knocked Up helped Rogen to establish as lead actor in Hollywood. Although his weird look and huge height & body people accepted him as hero.
After success of knocked up he teamed up with his old childhood friend Evan Goldberg. They already had worked together as executive producers for Knocked Up. But, Superbad established them as successful writers in Hollywood.
In 2008, he appeared again as lead actor with his friend James Franco in Pineapple Express. The movie was successful on box office earned more than $100 Million. Seth Rogen acted as pot smoker franco appeared as drug dealer in Pineapple Express. The story was written by Rogen and Goldberg.
Later at end of 2008 Seth Rogen appeared as main actor in romantic sex comedy film Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Seth RogenandElizabeth Banks acted as roommates try to earn money by making porn movie in order to pay their bills. This movie was also box office success and earned $42 Million at box-office.
In 2009, Rogen acted as mall security head in Observe and Report. This movie was moderate box office success but Seth Rogen’s fans enjoyed his acting in Observe and Report. Later the same year he starred as supporting actor with Adam Sandler in Funny People. Funny People had earned$71 Million it was average success movie.
In 2011, Seth Rogen starred in The Green Hornet, Paul, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 50/50. The Green Hornet was moderately successful movie and his acting was the worst for first time. But, Animated movies like Paul and Kung Fu Panda 2 brought him back into action. 50/50 was critically acclaimed movie and Rogen tried to make this movie watchable.
In 2012, He worked in Take This Waltz and The Guilt Trip. Both movies were small budget and praised by critics but not welcomed by audience. Finally, Rogen brought together all of his friends into This Is the End. This movie was directorial debut of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The starcast includes his friends (James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd and Jason Segel). This Is the End was box office success but it was not enjoyable like Rogen’s other successful movies.
Seth Rogen’snew movie Neighbors is ready to release on May 9, 2014. In this movie he is again teamed up with his childhood friend Evan Goldberg as writer. It is the story of a couple with a newborn baby moves into a new neighborhood and face unexpected difficulties following the establishment of a fraternity house in the adjacent residence. Trailer of this movie is very promising and there is good chance for success of this movie.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will back again in October 2014 with their new movie The Interview. It’s directed and written by both of them, and starting Rogen’s old friend James Franco. It’s expected to repeat their success as writers and establish themselves as successful directors as well.
What are the most discussed things about life of Seth Rogen?
Seth is tall and big, his hairs are curly and his face is ugly. He looks older because of his height, body and bearded face. He was just 23 when he appeared as Cal in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but no one could ever imagine that he was so young. He was more suitable for title role as he looked like 40 year old in one of his early movie.
His height 5’11 (1.80 m) is one of the reasons for this mature look. He is the third tallest guy from his Hollywood friend circle. Here is list Rogen’s friends and their height
- Jason Segel – 6′ 4″
- Jay Baruchel – 6′ 2″
- Seth Rogen & James Franco – 5′ 11″
- Paul Rudd – 5′ 10″
- Judd Apatow – 5’9”
- Jonah Hill – 5′ 7″
Note: Evan Goldberg – Not Available
Seth Rogen is well known for team up with his friends. He respects his friends and work together in their good or bad time. One or another way his all movies are associated with friends. Seth Rogen is ranked no.1 for matter of friendship and he is the actor with highest numbers of friends in Hollywood.
Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen
Their friendship started from TV series Freaks and Geeks and after the success of cult TV series Judd Apatow offered Seth Cameo role in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Anchorman was big success, so Apatow decided to direct The 40-Year-Old Virgin and offered him supporting role. This was their 2nd collaboration and big success. When Judd decided to direct Knocked Up, he offered lead actor role to Seth Rogen. Knocked Up was commercially and critically successful movie and Seth got his first breakthrough as lead actor in Hollywood. Now Apatow and Seth established themselves in Hollywood and worked together again in Superbad, Pineapple Express and Funny People. Seth Also did Cameo in Step Brothers as favor to the friendship.
Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg is childhood friend of Seth Rogen, they began working as writer on the script of Superbad when they were both thirteen years old. They have great understanding of story writing and creating funny situation in their stories. Evan had team up with Seth for writing in most his carrier. Goon is the one and only movie of Evan, where Seth is not associated. Their upcoming movies are Neighbors, The Interview and Sausage Party.
James Franco and Seth Rogen
It’s all started from Freaks and Geeks, Franco and Seth were lead actors in this highly successful TV series. They were under the same team called Freaks. They appeared together again in Pineapple Express and This Is the End.
Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen
Their first collaboration was in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Where Jonah Hill appeared as eBay Customer. Jonah now became friend with Apatow and Seth. Apatow again casted Jonah as a friend of Seth in Knocked Up. The movie did well on box office so Apatow decided to cast Jonah Hill as lead actor in Superbad. This Movie was written by Seth and Evan and they became friend with Jonah. Jonah still manage his friendship with Seth and as they worked together in Funny People, The Watch and This Is the End.
Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen
Jay and Seth worked togetheron Judd Apatow’s acclaimed yet short-lived television series Undeclared. After that Jay and Seth reunited again in film Knocked Up. After this Jay starred in the trailer for Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse made by Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Later in 2013 both of them appeared as lead actors in This Is the End which was based on the trailer of Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse. Jay is still struggling with his career in Hollywood but his friendship with Seth and friends gives him a high hopes.