Writer and animation director Nicholas Stoller is known to be honest, intelligent, and well-groomed; his films are normally witty and deal with commonplace life themes. He was born in England and grew up in Miami. He is a graduate of Harvard University, and known as an English-American filmmaker and writer (The Huffington Post 2012). Stoller collaborated with Judd Apatow several times: the first one is for a television series Undeclared, then for the comedy film Fun with Dick and Jane in 2005. He created the film Yes Man. And in 2008, Stoller got his first major break as a filmmaker in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He wrote The Muppets in 2008. Walt Disney Pictures decided to produce the movie. The movie was an instant hit and this box office success motivated Stoller and the director of The Muppets, James Bobin, to create a short continuation of the movie (Cineplex.com 2012). Afterwards, Stoller wrote the contemporary rendition of the fantasy novel Gulliver’s Travel. It was made into a movie by 20th Century Fox (Cineplex.com 2012).

The newest assignment of Stoller is the movie The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, which he wrote and directed. The story is about the challenges and problems confronted by an engaged couple. It illustrates the importance of compromise in a relationship (The Huffington Post 2012). Lately, it has been rumoured that Stoller will be the director of Townies, a comedy film. The movie is about a breadwinner who is forced to come to blows with a fraternity leader (Eisenberg 2012). It seems that Nicholas Stoller, with his talent and vision, is making his way to legendary stardom.