Who plays the principal in Booksmart? Five movies you'll recognise him from!

Booksmart dir. Olivia Wilde 2019

Olivia Wilde's directorial feature debut is out now, but who plays the principal in Booksmart?

It's being billed as this year's must-see teen comedy, but who plays the principal in Booksmart? You can enjoy the actor's wonderful performance now, with the film arriving in UK cinemas Friday, May 31st. 

He certainly looks familiar, as do many of the performers giving it there all here. The leads - Amy and Molly - are played by Kaitlyn Dever (Short Term 12) and Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) respectively. 

They play two hard-working students who decide they've not had enough fun while staring down graduation. So, they take it upon themselves to have the time of their lives before heading off to college, making up for lost time. 

Booksmart dir. Olivia Wilde 2019

Who is Olivia Wilde?

The cast aren't the only stars here, as it's actually actress Olivia Wilde who has stepped behind the camera to make her own feature.

She's starred in such films as Her, TRON: Legacy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Lazarus Effect and more. 

This isn't exactly her only experience as a director though. She has also helmed music videos for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and also some shorts. 

She's a familiar face, but not the only one...

Who plays the principal in Booksmart?

Who better to play a laid-back principal? A problematic Mr. Nice Guy?

It was a terrific decision to cast Jason Sudeikis as Principal Brown, and one which gives the film that little something extra. He's actually married to Wilde too; the pair have two children together. 

What have we seen him in before?

Jason Sudeikis movies

He's perhaps one of the most recognisable comedic actors working today, and he really has been in a lot. 

His most significant roles though would have to be David Clark in We're the Millers, Kurt Buckman in Horrible Bosses 1 & 2, Fred in Hall Pass and Oscar in Colossal. Across these, he's starred alongside Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Day and more. 

He's also appeared in such hit shows as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Eastbound & Down and more. 

So, there's plenty more to explore after enjoying his performance in Booksmart

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