Peter John Farrelly is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. He is mostly famous for directing and producing quirky comedy and romantic comedy films .
Director Peter Farrelly discusses his film, Green Book, with fellow director Dan Gilroy. The film tells the true story of Tony Lip, an Italian-America bouncer from the Bronx who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South in 1962. During the trip, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were safe for African-Americans. See photos and a summary of this event below:
Peter Farrelly returns to the podcast! He, Chris and Matt talk about why Chris wasn’t in Dumb and Dumber To, the time that Peter met Bruce Springsteen and Peter and Matt bond over being Dave Matthews Band fans. He also talks about how it was filming Dumb and Dumber To and how quickly Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels got back in the swing on their characters!
Half of the masters of gross-out comedy, the Farrelly brothers, Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) discusses his career in writing, producing, and directing these memorable comedies. Farrelly chats about casting Jim Carrey prior to the year that launched his stardom, how to get the texture of fake semen just right, and Bill Murray not taking any grief from a nine-year-old girl.
The amazing Peter Farrelly is on the Nerdist Podcast! He sits down to talk about how he and his brother got into film making, his directing process and working with some comedy legends!
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Dec 17th, 1956
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6 hours, 50 minutes
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