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Ben Garant

I mentioned Ben Garant earlier this week as the writing partner of Thomas Lennon (pictured above with Garant). Like Lennon, Garant made his way up as part of The State comedy group, then playing a deputy on Reno 911!, and now writing movies that make millions of dollars.

I love the picture above because it’s just two buddies with mustaches who have exploited the fact that people love going to the movies to watch Ben Stiller get into sticky situations.

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Thomas Lennon

Lennon is probably best known for his role as Jim Dangle in the show Reno: 911!, but he is also a very successful screenwriter and script doctor. Most of his screenplays are written in collaboration with Ben Garant. 

Their films have earned over $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office. Considering one of those movies is Herbie Fully Loaded, 1.4 Billion is even more impressive.

In 2011, Garant and Lennon released a book about writing for film called Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at The Box Office and You Can Too