David Dobkin is an American movie producer, director, and also a screenwriter. His most notable work was in the movies Clay Pigeons, Wedding Crashers,
The Judge, The Change-Up and Shanghai Knights. Dobkin was born on June 23, 1969, in the state of Washington, DC. He completed his high school education from Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda.
After completing his schooling, Dobkin earned a degree in Fine Arts from New York University. Doblin directed his first movie for Scott Free named Clay Pigeons. The film was produced by Tony Scott and Ridley’s Production Company. The movie was a black comedy movie focusing on a series of murders conducted in a small town. The movie was starring
Joaquin Phoenix, and
Vince Vaughn. The movie was distributed by a famous company named Gramercy Pictures. After the success of Clay Pigeon, Dobkin directed his first comedy movie named Shanghai Knights.
Owen Wilson and
Jackie Chan appeared in the lead role, and the movie was a great hit worldwide. Dobkin had also directed many commercials for many companies like Sony PlayStation, Coke, Coors Light, Carl’s Jr. and much more. He even received honourable mention in the SHOOT magazine for his commercials. Dobkin directed his first film in the year 1992. The name of the movie was 52nd Street Serenade. The movie barely received any recognition. After that, in the year 1995, Dobkin directed an episode named Freudian Ship in the TV serial named Love Street in the year 1995. He debut as a Screenwriter in the year 1995, when he first the screenplay of the movie Ice Cream Man. His most successful movie of all time was Shanghai Knights.
The movie was American-British Comedian movie written by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough. After Shanghai Knights, he directed his second most successful movie of all times named Wedding Crashers. Wedding Crashers was also a Comedy movie, starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and
Christopher Walken. The movie made some good money at the
Box Office and was also nominated for five MTV Movie Awards title including the Best Movie title. Dobkin debuted as a director in the year 2007. He produced his first movie named Mr.Woodcock. In the year 2007, he produced and directed the movie, Fred Claus.
The movie was again a Comedy movie made under the banner of Warner Bros. Pictures The movie received a lot of criticism from the critics and the viewers. After that, he directed many movies namely Jack the Giant Slayer, The Judge, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Vacation and much more. He recently directed a music video for a famous American band, Maroon5.
Dobkin is married to a former television executive and the daughter of Jay Wolpert, Megan Wolpert.