Tom Shadyac is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and first entered show business as a joke writer for Bob Hope. He has since become an acclaimed filmmaker, directing some of the most successful comedy features over the past 15 years, including Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty. Although Shadyac’s show business career may seem to be the most alluring aspect of his life, it’s his personal philosophy and life shifts that have set him apart. What might those life shifts and philosophies be? Well, you’ll just have to come hear him speak about true wealth, unlearning, the real revolution, moral laws, integrity, and raging.
Currently, Shadyac is directing a documentary entitled, I AM, which asks some of today’s significant minds two questions: “What’s wrong with our world?” and “What can we do about it?” In the film, he searches for the fundamental endemic root cause of all the world’s problems. (No, it’s not TV!) In addition, Shadyac teaches at Pepperdine University and will also be hosting a talk show this spring on the Oprah Winfrey Network.