Rags and riches: Haven founder Shadyac goes on Oprah Wednesday
Tom Shadyac, the blockbuster director turned soul-searcher, the man who poured part of his personal fortune into a Haven for the homeless in Charlottesville, appears on Oprah Winfrey's television show Wednesday, April 20, according to the show's website.
Shadyac, a 1981 UVA graduate, returned to Central Virginia for several months in 2006 to film his final comedy, Evan Almighty. Afterwards, he endowed a new (and recently controversial) homeless center in downtown Charlottesville.
While it's been noted that Shadyac's trailer park, located along the Pacific coast, contains little of the squalor sometimes associated with such areas (Vanity Fair calls it the "hippest neighborhood in Malibu"), Shadyac has indeed turned his sights on more cerebral film fare. His latest picture, I Am, is a critically acclaimed exploration of the meaning of life.
In the Charlottesville area, the Oprah Winfrey Show appears weekdays at 4pm on NBC29.Read more on: tom shadyac