The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Ontv - BY JAY BOB­BIN

“Long Shot” (2019): Ro­gen is ter­rific as a speech­writer re­cruited by a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date (Char­l­ize Theron) who just hap­pens to be his for­mer babysit­ter. “Neigh­bors” (2014): With Rose Byrne as his wife, Ro­gen is quite funny as a fam­ily man who ends up in a show­down with the fra­ter­nity that has moved in next door. “This Is the End” (2013): Ro­gen plays a vari­a­tion of him­self, just as his fel­low stars (in­clud­ing James Franco and Jonah Hill) por­tray ver­sions of them­selves, in this endof-the-world com­edy that he also co-wrote and co-di­rected.

“The Guilt Trip” (2012): Bar­bra Streisand makes an in­trigu­ing act­ing match for Ro­gen in this com­edy about a mother and son’s rev­e­la­tory cross-coun­try trip.

“50/50” (2011): A del­i­cate bal­ance be­tween com­edy and drama is nicely main­tained by both Ro­gen and cen­tral star Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt in this tale of a cancer pa­tient.

“The Green Hor­net” (2011): In this off­beat take on the long-pop­u­lar hero, Ro­gen is both heroic and amus­ing – not an easy com­bi­na­tion to pull off – in the ti­tle role. “Funny Peo­ple” (2009): Ill­ness also comes into play in writer-di­rec­tor Judd Apa­tow’s com­edy-drama about an ail­ing comic (Adam San­dler) and the new­comer he men­tors (Ro­gen).

“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008): Ro­gen and El­iz­a­beth Banks make an en­joy­able team in Kevin Smith’s com­edy about room­mates who come up with a unique way – check the ti­tle again – to af­ford their rent.

“Pineap­ple Ex­press” (2008): One of Ro­gen’s most suc­cess­ful per­for­mances casts him as a mur­der wit­ness who fears he can be traced by the drug stash he left be­hind.

“Knocked Up” (2007): Ro­gen broke through to movie star­dom as an ir­re­spon­si­ble fel­low faced with po­ten­tial par­ent­hood after his night with a tele­vi­sion re­porter (Kather­ine Heigl).

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