Laurence Budd

Played By Steven Weber

Steven Weber appears in GET SHORTY as “Laurence Budd,” an impossibly powerful film producer in Hollywood, who commutes via helicopter and landscapes his yard with fully grown trees.  A medical condition has left him hairless, so he glues on a wig and eyebrows. He collaborates in a film with Miles (Chris O’Dowd) and Rick (Ray Romano), and they discover that Laurence – while being charismatic and inspirational, also has a much darker side.

Steven Weber made his New York stage debut opposite Geraldine Page in Odets’ Paradise Lost and soon made it to Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. After a stint on As the World Turns, he went on to appear in The Flamingo Kid, Hamburger Hill, Single White Female, The Temp, Jeffrey, and Dracula: Dead and Loving It!


On television, Weber played the young John F. Kennedy in the mini-series The Kennedy’s of Massachusetts and Jack Torrance in ABC’s remake of The Shining.


Weber garnered critical acclaim for the NBC sitcom Wings, and again, ten years later, for Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.


Returning to the stage, Weber played Leo Bloom in the hit Broadway production The Producers, starred in National Anthems at London’s Old Vic and, most recently, in The Philanthropist opposite Matthew Broderick. His latest work includes starring in TNT’s Murder in the First, ABC Family’s Chasing Life, CW’s iZombie and guest starred as The Shucker in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to his stint on Get Shorty, Weber can be seen on Ballers. Last summer, Weber appeared for the first time at the Hollywood Bowl in the acclaimed production of Mamma Mia.