Since their career breakout as the screenwriters of the blockbuster computer-animated hit Antz (1998), brothers Chris and Paul Weitz shot to the Hollywood A-list as the creators of the film that single-handedly revitalized the teen sex comedy genre: American Pie (1999). Despite their mainstream success, the Weitz brothers have also accomplished the rare feat of keeping one foot in the indie world while simultaneously becoming the toast of Tinseltown with such efforts as the self-proclaimed "stalker-dramedy" Chuck & Buck (2000).
Born into a solid Hollywood bloodline as the son of actress Susan Kohner and popular '60s fashion designer John Weitz, as well as the nephew of producer Pancho Kohner, Chris Weitz fell into working with his brother Paul by happy coincidence. Chris earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in English literature from Cambridge University. Initially pursuing a career in journalism, he applied for a position in the diplomatic corps. It was during the standard one-year waiting period to join that a lucrative writing partnership with brother Paul (who had studied film at Wesleyan University and produced an off-Broadway play of his by that point) was forged, a fateful collaboration that the brothers claim saved them from their mutually unemployable status.