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American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer

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Adam Michael Shankman has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. Shankman also choreographed one of the Spice Girls' tours. He has directed several feature-length films, including A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, and Hairspray.

Adam Shankman Info

Birth nameAdam Michael Shankman
Date of BirthNovember 27, 1964
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationsActor, director, dancer, television judge, choreographer
Years active1983–present
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 I think we’re going to see him, every drop, the rock ‘n’ roll god! I’m very excited. He’s so committed to doing it. He’s pouring himself in this part in a way I’ve never had an actor do… it’s pretty intense, 
— Adam Shankman about Tom Cruise acting in Rock of Ages / February 21, 2011
 Between the voice lessons, the incredible study… researching the period, it’s like 1987, just going there! 
— Adam Shankman about Tom Cruise acting in Rock of Ages / February 21, 2011
 Some of those reports are true and others are not. We are talking to Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth can’t do it, she’s unavailable. There’s somebody else pretty fabulous… there may be some Russell Brand. I can only say at this point that there may be, because the deals aren’t closed. 
— Adam Shankman about the rumors that Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift and Russell Brand will appear in the Rock of Ages movie / February 21, 2011
 I think that fame is one of the most unnatural experiences a person can endure. It is so unnatural, it can be destructive. So, I don’t know in their case. I love the [Cyrus family.] They’re all very, very sweet. Obviously, I’ve had nothing but a good time with them. 
— Adam Shankman about Billy Ray's comments that fame destroyed his family / February 21, 2011

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