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5 Famous People Whose Best Work Was Motivated By Revenge

#5. Judd Apatow’s Entire Film Career Is Revenge Against NBC
When Freaks and Geeks was canceled, Apatow did not take it well. His wife says he acted like he “just lost a family member.” And what do you do when someone murders your family? You spend the next decade carefully executing your revenge, yes. As soon as Apatow hit it big with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, he started working on turning the talent of his old show into movie stars, just to spite NBC. … In Apatow’s resentful mind, he pretended the show was still on and his movies were “the continuous adventures of those characters” — for him, Knocked Up is “just an episode of Seth’s character getting a girl pregnant.” Which, since Freaks and Geeks was set in 1980, would make the guy Rogen played there a very youthful 45-year-old.

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You’re looking at a picture of one man’s total vengeance.

5 Famous People Whose Best Work Was Motivated By Revenge

#5. Judd Apatow’s Entire Film Career Is Revenge Against NBC

When Freaks and Geeks was canceled, Apatow did not take it well. His wife says he acted like he “just lost a family member.” And what do you do when someone murders your family? You spend the next decade carefully executing your revenge, yes. As soon as Apatow hit it big with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, he started working on turning the talent of his old show into movie stars, just to spite NBC. … In Apatow’s resentful mind, he pretended the show was still on and his movies were “the continuous adventures of those characters” — for him, Knocked Up is “just an episode of Seth’s character getting a girl pregnant.” Which, since Freaks and Geeks was set in 1980, would make the guy Rogen played there a very youthful 45-year-old.

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