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Charles B. Wessler (born May 16, 1955) is an American film producer[1] best known for his collaborations with the Farrelly brothers.

Life and career

Wessler's first job was as a production assistant on the film Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses? (1977). He was also a production assistant for George Lucas on The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).

Wessler spent time working at The Ladd Company for Alan Ladd Jr. and at Zoetrope Studios with Francis Ford Coppola. He soon moved on to produce specials for HBO where he hired Peter Farrelly and Bennett Yellen to write a script for the 1987 special, Paul Reiser Out on a Whim. Wessler, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly went on to develop several scripts together. Their first feature film was Dumb and Dumber (1994) for New Line Cinema. In 1998, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for producing There's Something About Mary.[2]

Wessler's other producing credits include It's Pat, Bushwhacked, Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal and Stuck on You and The Heartbreak Kid (2007). His 2010s films included Hall Pass, The Three Stooges (2012), Movie 43 (2013), Dumb and Dumber To (2014).

In 2018 Wessler produced Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly. The film won numerous awards, including: the Toronto International Film Festival's People Choice Award,[3] Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,[4] Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture,[5] honoree of American Film Institute Movies Of The Year,[6] and the Academy Award for Best Picture.[7]


He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit
1983 Cold Feet
1994 It's Pat
Dumb and Dumber
1995 Bushwhacked
1997 The Locusts Executive producer
1998 There's Something About Mary
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Executive producer
Bachelor #2
2001 Shallow Hal
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Stuck on You
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Executive producer
2011 Hall Pass
2012 The Three Stooges
2013 Movie 43
2014 Dumb and Dumber To
2018 Green Book
2021 Palmer
Miscellaneous crew
Year Film Role Notes
1977 Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses? Production assistant
1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter
1980 The Empire Strikes Back
1982 Hammett Production aide
1983 Return of the Jedi Production assistant Uncredited
Year Film Role Notes
2013 Movie 43 Himself Uncredited
As writer
Year Film
2003 Stuck on You
Year Film Role
1992 A League of Their Own Thanks
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Special thanks
2019 The Last Laugh


Year Title Notes
1985 From Here to Maternity Television pilot
1987 Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim Television special
Miscellaneous crew
Year Title Role
1995−96 Dumb and Dumber Creative consultant
As director
Year Title
2002 Nero Wolfe


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 26, 2011). "Peter And Bobby Farrelly Plan More 'Dumb And Dumber' For Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels". Deadline. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "There's Something About Mary".
  3. ^ Hammond, Pete (16 September 2018). "'Green Book' Wins 2018 Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award – Oscar Harbinger?".
  4. ^ "Green Book".
  5. ^ "2019 PGA Awards Winners - Producers Guild of America". Archived from the original on 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  6. ^ "Announcing the AFI AWARDS 2018 Honorees".
  7. ^ "The 91st Academy Awards - 2019". - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.