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      John Schultz

      John Schultz

      Highest Rated: 86% Adventures in Babysitting (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The Honeymooners (2005)

      Birthday: Sep 3, 1960

      Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

      American director John Schultz got his first big break when he was hired to direct the making-of documentary about Steven Spielberg's pioneering dinosaur-filled blockbuster "Jurassic Park." Schultz's first narrative feature, "Bandwagon," followed an aspiring young rock group and was finally released in 1996, a few years after its filming. With a cast that included Kevin Corrigan, the movie, also written by Schultz, drew on the filmmaker's personal experiences as a drummer for the band The Connells. In 1999, Schultz helmed the teen comedy "Drive Me Crazy," starring Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier, and followed it up with "Like Mike," an inspirational basketball movie with a lead performance by young rapper Lil' Bow Wow. Sticking to family-friendly fare, Schultz wrote and directed the quirky Texas-set tale "When Zachary Beaver Came to Town," based on the novel by Kimberly Willis Holt. He next took on a Hollywood remake of the classic sitcom "The Honeymooners," featuring Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps, but the movie was a critical and financial failure. Returning to more blatantly kid-oriented projects, Schultz directed the sci-fi comedy "Aliens in the Attic," starring tween idol Ashley Tisdale, and then unveiled "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer," another children's-lit adaptation.

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      DRIVE ME CRAZY, director John Schultz, 1999, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ALIENS IN THE ATTIC, from left: director John Schultz, Ashley Tisdale, on set, 2009. Ph: Kirsty Griffin/TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved. LIKE MIKE, Lil Bow Wow, director John Schultz on the set, 2002, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. LIKE MIKE, John Schultz, 2002, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

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      36% 39% A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby Director - 2019
      50% 38% A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding Director - 2018
      86% 67% Adventures in Babysitting Director - 2016
      21% 41% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Director $15.0M 2011
      34% 43% Aliens in the Attic Director $25.2M 2009
      13% 30% The Honeymooners Director $12.8M 2005
      No Score Yet 36% When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Director,
      Writer
      - 2003
      57% 51% Like Mike Director $51.4M 2002
      29% 53% Drive Me Crazy Director $17.8M 1999
      80% 91% Bandwagon Director,
      Producer
      $41.4K 1996