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Also Known As: Charles Richard Shyer Died:
Born: October 11, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, producer, songwriter

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A screenwriter, director and producer who has had his hand in many film comedies from the late 1970s, Shyer has frequently teamed with his wife Nancy Meyers and screenwriter Alan Mandel. The son of a Directors Guild founder, Shyer got his first credit as a producer (with Mandel) of the TV pilot "Cops" (CBS, 1973), but quickly moved on to writing. He contributed episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Odd Couple", among others. After penning (again with Mandel) the pilot "Lady Luck" (NBC, 1973), he moved into films with the crowd-pleasing Burt Reynolds vehicle "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977, with Mandel and James Lee Barrett). Shyer and Mandel also wrote the script for Jack Nicholson's directorial effort "Goin' South", and was one of the many who penned "House Calls" (both 1978).

A screenwriter, director and producer who has had his hand in many film comedies from the late 1970s, Shyer has frequently teamed with his wife Nancy Meyers and screenwriter Alan Mandel. The son of a Directors Guild founder, Shyer got his first credit as a producer (with Mandel) of the TV pilot "Cops" (CBS, 1973), but quickly moved on to writing. He contributed episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Odd Couple", among others. After penning (again with Mandel) the pilot "Lady Luck" (NBC, 1973), he moved into films with the crowd-pleasing Burt Reynolds vehicle "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977, with Mandel and James Lee Barrett). Shyer and Mandel also wrote the script for Jack Nicholson's directorial effort "Goin' South", and was one of the many who penned "House Calls" (both 1978).

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  Alfie (2004) Director
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  PARENT TRAP, THE (1998) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit) (Usa)
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  Father of the Bride II (1995) Director
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  I Love Trouble (1994) Director
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  Father of the Bride (1991) Director
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  Baby Boom (1987) Director
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1973:
TV producing debut, "Cops"
1973:
TV writing debut, "Lady Luck"
1977:
Feature screenwriting debut, "Smokey and the Bandit"
1980:
Feature producing debut (also co-scripted), "Private Benjamin"
1984:
Feature directorial debut (also co-scripted), "Irreconciable Differences"
1988:
Helmed the premiere episode of the shortlived spin-off of his feature, "Baby Boom"
1991:
Helmed "Father of the Bride", a family comedy that starred Steve Martin and Diane Keaton
1992:
Co-wrote the feature "Once Upon a Crime"
1995:
Directed the sequel "Father of the Bride Part II"
1998:
Co-wrote and Produced the family feature "The Parent Trap"
2001:
Directed "The Affair of the Necklace"
2004:
Helmed the remake of "Alfie" starring Jude Law; also produced and penned the script
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wife:
Nancy Meyers. Writer, producer. Together for 19 years; married July 28, 1995 in Rome; co-wrote "Private Benjamin" (1980), co-wrote and produced "Irreconcilable Differences" (1984), "Baby Boom" (1987), "Father of the Bride" (1991), "I Love Trouble" (1994); reportedly separated in 1998.

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father:
Melville Shyer. One of the founders of Directors Guild of America.
mother:
Lois Shyer.
daughter:
Annie Meyers-Shyer. Born on July 12, 1980.
daughter:
Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Born on July 26, 1987.
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