Steers, Burr: Director Profile

Burr Steers is the director of “17 Again” which is being released by Warner Bros./New Line on April 17, 2009.

Steers made his feature directorial debut with the acclaimed 2002 offbeat comedy drama “Igby Goes Down,” starring Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum and Susan Sarandon. Steers also wrote the screenplay for the film, for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. He was also honored as Best First Time Director at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Additionally, Culkin and Sarandon earned Golden Globe Award nominations for their performances in the film.

Steers subsequently co-wrote the romantic comedy hit “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” which marked the first onscreen pairing of stars Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. He is next set to direct the romantic comedy “The Fiancé,” starring Anne Hathaway.

For the small screen, he has directed episodes of the HBO series “Big Love” and the Showtime series “The L Word” and “Weeds.”

Prior to launching his filmmaking career, Steers was an actor. He counts among his credits such features as the indie film “The Last Days of Disco” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction.”