Zachary Israel Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. During the 2000s, he became known for his role as J.D. on the NBC sitcom Scrubs as well as starred in several films. Braff also wrote and directed 2004's Garden State. The soundtrack record, which he selected and produced, earned him a Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album in 2005.
Braff was born in South Orange, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. His parents, Hal Braff, a trial attorney and professor, and Anne Brodzinsky, a clinical psychologist, divorced and re-married others during Braff's childhood. One of his siblings, Joshua, is an author. Braff has wanted to be a filmmaker since his early childhood, and has described it as his "life dream."
He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, where he worked in the school's television station. Braff graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in film where he was a member of the Phi...
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The Ex is a 2007 comedy film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Zach Braff, Amanda Peet and Jason Bateman. The film had a wide release planned for January 19, 2007, and then March 9, 2007. It was originally promoted under the working title Fast Track. It was released on May 11, 2007. Co-stars include Charles Grodin and Donal Logue.
A new married father named Tom (Zach Braff) keeps moving from job-to-job, while his wife Sofia (Amanda Peet) decides to leave her career track and work at home. Both are frustrated with their situation. Tom lands at Sofia's dad's advertising agency, and things are made more difficult for them by another employee at that ad agency: the wheelchair-bound Chip (Jason Bateman), Sofia's ex.As of September 1, 2007 on Rotten Tomatoes, 20% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 92 reviews (18 "fresh", 74 "rotten). On Metacritic, the film was listed under its previous title Fast Track and had no average score because only 2 reviews had been tabulated....
The Last Kiss is a 2006 film which is based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino. The film stars Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck and Rachel Bilson. The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, and directed by Tony Goldwyn. The plot revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Much of the movie was filmed in and around Madison, WI. As with Garden State, Braff was involved with the film's soundtrack. The first teaser trailer was released on zachbraff.com in mid-June 2006.
Michael and his live-in girlfriend Jenna appear to be enjoying the perfect relationship: Jenna is pregnant prior to the opening of the film and her parents are pressuring the pair to get married. Michael, however, claims work pressures and Jenna's dissertation rendered it an inopportune time for marriage. The real reason, unbeknownst to anyone, is that he feels trapped and bored. Although he...,
Chicken Little (2005) is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film and the 45th animated feature made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 4, 2005. It was written by Mark Dindal and Mark Kennedy with the screenplay by Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, and Ron Anderson and directed by Mark Dindal. The film was animated in-house at WDFA's main headquarters in Burbank, California.
This was Disney's first all-CGI picture, and the start of their ceasing production of traditionally-animated films (Pixar's films were distributed but not produced by Disney, and Dinosaur was a combination of live-action and computer animation). However, the company has since announced that they will return to traditional animation with The Princess and the Frog in 2009.
The film is loosely based on the fable Chicken Little, otherwise known as The Sky is Falling. In the small suburban town of Oakey Oaks, Chicken Little...,
Garden State is a 2004 film written by, directed by, and starring Zach Braff, with Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and co-starring Sir Ian Holm.
It was filmed over 25 days in April and May 2003 and released on July 28, 2004. The main setting and primary shooting location was New Jersey. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. The film won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.
The film centers on Andrew Largeman (Braff), a 26-year-old actor who returns to his hometown in New Jersey for the first time in nine years, after receiving word from his father (Holm) that his mother has died. He reconnects with his friend Mark (Sarsgaard), now a gravedigger and a graverobber, at his mother's funeral. Largeman gets reacquainted with other old friends, all the time avoiding his father. While in the waiting room of a doctor's office, Largeman meets a local girl, Sam (Portman), and the two cautiously initiate a relationship.
Garden State was well received, and...,
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy is a 2000 film that follows the lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood. It was written and directed by Greg BerlantiAmong the group is Dennis (Timothy Olyphant), a photographer who often holds the group together; Cole (Dean Cain) a handsome, charismatic actor who - often unwittingly - ends up with other people's boyfriends; Benji (Zach Braff), the youngest member of the group, with a penchant for gym-bodied men, who finds himself going through some bad times; Howie (Matt McGrath), a psychology student who is known for overthinking every situation; Patrick (Ben Weber), the cynic of the group; and Taylor (Billy Porter), who has long boasted about his long-term relationship, which has just come crashing to an end.Guiding them all is restaurant owner Jack (John Mahoney) who provides them with advice. But when tragedy strikes, and the group's new member, teenage Kevin (Andrew Keegan) attempts to fit in, their friendships are put to the...
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