The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow, who produced the film along with Clayton Townsend and Shauna Robertson. It stars Steve Carell as the titular 40-year-old virgin Andy, an employee at an electronics store. Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, and Seth Rogen play co-workers who resolve to help him lose his virginity, and Catherine Keener stars as Andy's love interest, Trish. Watching Carell's performance in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy inspired Apatow to cast him in the lead role for the film. When the two discussed future movie plans, Carell shared an idea on making one that involved a virgin who was 40 years old, leading to the project's creation. They wrote The 40-Year-Old Virgin together. Filming took place in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley, California, from January to April 2005. The film was released theatrically in the United States on August 19, 2005, through Universal Pictures.
|Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend, Shauna Robertson
|Judd Apatow, Steve Carell
|Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
|Jack N. Green
|August 19, 2005 (United States)
Co-written by Judd Apatow and Steve Carell, this sex comedy follows Carell in the title role as pressure mounts to finally lose his virginity after meeting a single mother. The film marked Apatow's directorial debut.
A large portion of the film featured improvised dialogue. The film earned $177.4 million at the box office on a $26 million budget.
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