Thomas Peter "Tom" Shadyac is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter and founder of the production company Shady Acres Entertainment. He is well known for directing comedy films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Patch Adams, and Bruce Almighty. He recently directed the 2011 documentary, I Am. His only contribution to Disney so far is serving as executive producer for the ABC comedy sitcom, 8 Simple Rules.
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