Seth Rogen is a well-known Canadian film director and producer, actor, screenwriter, comedian, as well as a voice actor. Seth Rogen rose to prominence in 2005, when he was cast to play the character of Cal in a popular romantic comedy film entitled “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, which was written and directed by Judd Apatow. The film also included a cast of Steve Carell, who co-wrote the movie, Catherine Keener and Paul Rudd. A critical and commercial success, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” grossed more than $109 million in the United States and earned a total of $177 million in the box office worldwide.
Seth Rogen Net Worth $45 Million
After his performance in the latter movie, Seth Rogen was cast to appear in more films written and directed by Judd Apatow. In 2007, Rogen played a main character in a romantic comedy film entitled “Knocked Up”, where he co-starred alongside Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, and two years later appeared alongside Adam Sandler and Leslie Mann in “Funny People”, which received mixed to positive reviews from the critics.
In addition to being a talented actor, Seth Rogen has proven himself to be a skillful screenwriter. Among the many movies that he has co-written are “Superbad”, a popular comedy starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Bill Hader, as well as a stoner action comedy with James Franco and Danny McBride called “Pineapple Express”. Rogen’s contributions to the film industry have been acknowledged with Canadian Comedy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and High Times Stony Awards.
A famous actor, how rich is Seth Rogen? According to sources, in 2007 Seth Rogen’s salary from the movie “Knocked Up” amounted to $500,000, while his earnings for “The Green Hornet” reached as much as $6 million. In regards to Seth Rogen’s net worth, it is estimated to be $45 million, most of it accumulated due to his acting career.
Seth Rogen was born in 1982, in British Columbia, Canada, where he studied at the Point Grey Secondary School. During his teenage years, Rogen was interested in stand-up comedy, and with the support of his parents, performed at various local events and celebrations. As Rogen’s father lost his job, the financial situation of the family was rather difficult, hence Rogen dropped out of high school in order to work full-time with Judd Apatow, who gave him an opportunity to appear in a teen series called “Freaks and Geeks”. When he was 16 year old, Rogen moved to Los Angeles and started earning money to support his family and pay the bills. Prior to his big breakthrough, Seth Rogen appeared in small roles in such films as “Anchorman” with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd, and “Donnie Darko”, in which he co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore and Patrick Swayze. Rogen then gained a position of a staff writer on “Da Ali G Show” created by Sasha Baron Cohen. Rogen’s mainstream success followed shortly afterwards, when he was cast to play lead roles in Judd Apatow’s films. A famous actor, Seth Rogen has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Due to his deep voice and bulky frame, he has always appeared old for his age. When he was doing stand-up in his teens, he was often thought to have been in his 20s, and at the age of 22, he convincingly played a 30-something character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005).
As a child, Rogen attended Camp Miriam, a Jewish summer camp on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada. He also studied for and had his Bar Mitzvah, the coming-of-age service that Jewish boys celebrate at age 13.
[on Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)] It's a really filthy movie. I hear they are having some problems getting an R rating from an NC-17 rating, which is never good... They [fight against] sex stuff. Isn't that weird? It's really crazy to me that Hostel (2005) is fine, with people gouging their eyes out and shit like that, but you can't show two people having sex - that's too much.
In the best-case scenario and the worse-case scenario, a drama plays to a theatre of silent people. In a comedy, you can really tell when it's not working - it's not a mystery. You don't have to talk to your friends in the parking lot after.
I think a very Canadian mentality is one of self-consciousness. Kind of apologising for yourself and not fully embracing what it is that you are.
The Green Hornet (2011) was such a fucking nightmare when we were making it that it would have been a miracle if it turned into something that was in any way even presentable.
Comedies get so much scrutiny [by studios] because everybody is an expert. But there was no scrutiny with the visual effects side of it, so they never asked to see how big the demon's dick was.
[on 'This is the End'] We made a list of our dream team, and called them all individually before we even wrote the script and told them about it. None of them were against being terrible versions of themselves.
I don't preconceive. I've worked with a lot of people who people have told me are super-difficult, and I haven't found them to be difficult at all. I've also worked with people that people have said are easy, and I've hated them.
I think one of the biggest things [Barbra and I] have in common is that we both take our work seriously - and we both want to go home. A lot of people are more than happy to keep working and shooting, and you get no sense that they like it at home. I love working, and I want it to be as good as it can possibly be. But then I want to go home and spend time with my dog and my wife and watch television.
[on working with Barbra Streisand] We both understand where the cameras are and how editing works, and I think that makes improvising a lot easier. We've both been on the other side of the camera in various ways, and that makes you a totally different actor. Once you've produced a movie, directed a movie, it makes you understand that a lot of things that actors do are obnoxious.
[appearing with co-presenter Kate Beckinsale on the 2012 Golden Globes Awards] I am currently trying to conceal a massive erection.
[on performing comedy] Reality and honesty is the most important thing. As soon as it feels like we're making a joke where there wouldn't be one, then we don't do it.
I think Canadian comedy is a little darker in general. To me, 'Kids in the Hall' is just the benchmark, and it's very twisted and absurd.
[on his appearance in The Green Hornet (2011)] The whole story of the movie is that Britt is an irresponsible idiot who's trying to get his life together to do something worthwhile. As an irresponsible idiot, I'm quite good.
Afterwards, Paul McCartney was in the room with us. There was a point where he was three feet away from me and all I kept thinking was, "If I run up and kick him in the crotch right now, I'll be the most famous man alive".
[on appearing in Knocked Up (2007) and Pineapple Express (2008)] You know, I never had a girlfriend before and I thought it would masculinize me. But it's actually done the opposite. Now I know about accent walls and the whole world of throw pillows.
When I first moved to LA, I went out to meet with agencies, and one of them asked me what my goals were. I said "to be in a Kevin Smith movie". That goal has not changed.
On writing and starring in The Green Hornet (2011): Nerds love complaining. You go to Ain't It Cool News, and everybody complains about everything. They could find out Jesus Christ was making a movie with Frank Miller, and they'd say, 'That's a terrible combination!
I couldn't say enough great things about him. He's the reason I'm not a homeless crack-head right now. - on Judd Apatow.
I remember when I got my first Adam Sandler CD and it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard in my entire life, and continues to be.
My mom's a social worker and my dad works in non-profit organizations. But they seem very radical in American terms, embracing a form of socialism that really doesn't even exist here. I mean, where I come from, communism is not a terrible word.
It shocks me that 90210 (2008) and Superbad (2007) are technically considered part of the same genre. It was as much TV shows as movies that made us feel under-represented. No part of me watched 90210 (2008) and thought, 'Yeah! that's what my life is like!' It seemed like a different planet. I mean, I like shitty movies as much as the next guy, I'm not a snob, but things like that had no guys like us in it - that was the point.