has directed huge comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Patch Adams
and Bruce Almighty
, but his latest film, I Am
, is no laughing matter. In Shadyac's first foray into nonfiction, the filmmaker documents how his life changed after a cycling accident left him incapacitated. Although he ultimately recovered, Shadyac emerged a changed man and sold his house, moved to a mobile home community and started life anew. Shadyac, in the new role of an everyman, embarks upon a journey to talk with intellectual and spiritual leaders about how he as an individual, and we as a race, can improve the way we live.
Laughter is one healthy way to improve anyone's life, and Shadyac has given us much to laugh about over the years as a director, producer and writer. To celebrate the release of I Am, we are giving away a set of nine comedies each signed by Tom Shadyac, including Accepted, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Dragonfly, Evan Almighty, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor and Patch Adams. To enter, just comment below about which of the nine films you think is the funniest and why. One winner will be chosen at random a week from today—all we ask is that you live in the U.S., be old enough to watch all the films and keep your comments clean. Good luck!