Paul Guay

Film / Graduate Film


Paul Guay is a writer, actor, director, and script consultant whose movies have grossed over half a billion dollars.

He is the 2019 recipient of the Great Teacher Award (Part-Time Faculty) at ArtCenter College of Design.

Paul conceived and co-wrote LIAR, LIAR, at the time of its release the sixth-highest-grossing comedy in history, the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year, the second-highest-grossing film of Jim Carrey's career, and Imagine's highest-grossing film ever.

The screenplay received an Honorable Mention (along with "Fargo," "Million Dollar Baby," "The Full Monty" and "Catch Me If You Can") in Scr(i)pt magazine’s list of the Best Scripts of the Past 10 Years.

William C. Martell published "Secrets of Story: Liar, Liar," a step-by-step guide to solving screenwriting problems using "Liar, Liar" as a model.

Paul co-wrote THE LITTLE RASCALS, Universal's second-highest-grossing film of the year.

He co-wrote HEARTBREAKERS, starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman and Jason Lee, which opened #1 at the box office, and the rights to which he co-licensed to MGM for production as a stage musical.

Subsequently Paul wrote "On a Pale Horse" for Disney and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, based on Book One of an eight-volume series by New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony, and co-wrote a comedy adventure for producer Dean Devlin and director Rob Minkoff.

He co-wrote and will executive produce "Bruno Sammartino: The Living Legend," a biopic of the extraordinary athlete who survived starvation, rheumatic fever, and the Nazi SS to dominate professional wrestling for two decades, which Scott Rosenfelt will produce.

Paul also polished THE NEVERENDING STORY, the beloved children’s fantasy which spawned two sequels, two TV series, three computer games, a stage play, a ballet, and an opera, and co-polished MOUSE HUNT, the highest-grossing of DreamWorks’ first five films, nominated for a Saturn Award.

Paul graduated from Pomona College with a double major in English and philosophy, figuring if the career in writing didn’t work out, he always had philosophy to fall back on.


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