LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: Seth Rogen attends the Pluto TV Green Room during Vulture Festival 2021 at The Hollywood Roosevelt on November 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Vulture)
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Seth Rogen Credits Steven Spielberg For Indirectly Launching His Acting Career
Once "Knocked Up" had become a hit, Seth Rogen's career had been officially launched, and as the actor told the Telegraph in 2009, "Obviously, I can't stress how important [‘Knocked Up’ director Judd Apatow has] been to my career." However, there's another Hollywood giant that Rogen credits with helping him get to where he is today.
When Rogen got the part of Bennie in Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” he was thrilled. He told Entertainment Tonight, "In some ways, my career is entirely because of Steven Spielberg, because DreamWorks produced 'Freaks and Geeks,' which was the first thing I ever did. Yeah, if it wasn't for him, I'd be working in a video game store in Vancouver right now."
DreamWorks is, of course, the distribution label of Spielberg's Amblin production company — which, naturally, produced "The Fabelmans." In that sense, Rogen and Spielberg have shared an unlikely link that can be traced from the director's 2022 drama back to the beginning of Rogen's career.