David Zucker
is a critically acclaimed writer, director, produce, screenwriter and creator of groundbreaking comedies including Airplane! and The Naked Gun series. He is also known for directing the wildly popular horror-comedies Scary Movie 3 in 2003 and its sequel Scary Movie 4 in 2006. Zucker and his colleagues are credited with developing the parody genre of films, in which jokes are spit out with rapid-fire, using puns, physical humor, wit, and double-entendres. His only non-comedic work is the film Phone Booth (2003) which gained wide box office success. Other notable works include Top Secret! and Ruthless People.