Rawson Marshall Thurber Biography

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Score: 8.5 / 10
Released: June 18, 2004
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Producer: Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Missi Pyle, Jason Bateman, David Hasselhoff
Genre: Comedy
Length: 92 minutes
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Rawson Marshall Thurber Biography


Date of Birth: February 9, 1975

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Rawson Marshall Thurber graduated from Union College with a BA in English and Theater Arts. He then earned an MFA in producing from the University of Southern California.

He wrote and directed the short comedy piece, Terry Tate, Office Linebacker (2002), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was then broken down into several TV spots for Reebok, with the first one airing during the 2003 Superbowl game. It went on to to win the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival Golden Lion Award and was voted "Most Likeable Ad of 2003" by USA Today.

Thurber made his feature film writing and directing debut with the oddball comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. Some of his other films include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009) and We're the Millers (2013).

Thurber lives in Los Angeles.


We're the Millers(2013)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh(2009)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story(2004)


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Director We're the Millers (2013)