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For Judd Apatow, filmmaking is a family business

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Judd Apatow doesn't shoot a movie. He shoots 100 movies, each of which exists in 100 parallel universes. There's a version of Knocked Up that's completely serious, a Funny People that's a total tearjerker, an NC-17-rated The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Which means that Apatow shoots a lot. Without stopping. He might say "Cut" less than any other director in history.

"Someone once told me that Michael Bay was trying to beat my record for most film shot for a movie, which is something like 2 million feet. But he failed," says Apatow, 44. It's September 2011, and he is shooting a scene...

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