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Craig Mazin

Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Craig Mazin (born April 8, 1971) is an American screenwriter and director.Mazin was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Staten Island, New York. He moved to Marlboro Township, New Jersey when he was a teen and attended Freehold High School which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2010. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in psychology from Princeton University in 1992. Mazin's freshman roommate at Princeton was Ted Cruz, now the junior U.S. Senator from Texas and a candidate for the 2016 presidential election year. He has been highly critical of Cruz and ridicules him frequently from his Twitter account.
My freshman year college roommate Ted Cruz is going to be elected Senator. In case I hadn't made it clear, he's also a huge asshole.
He began his entertainment career in marketing; he was an executive with the Walt Disney Company in the mid-1990s, responsible for writing and producing campaigns for studio films.
As a screenwriter, his credited work includes Senseless, RocketMan, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4 and Identity Thief. Other projects in development include the upcoming movie Opus, an animated collaboration with cartoonist Berkeley Breathed. He produced and directed (but did not write) the low-budget superhero film The Specials. Mazin wrote and directed another superhero film spoof Superhero Movie. He also co-wrote the script for The Hangover films, parts II and III.
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