Photos: Tom Shadyac Kicks Off Malibu Speaker Series

Director/Author Tom Shadyac. shares a touching moment with Malibu local David Robinson Hicks as he signs his book "Life’s Operating Manual" on Wednesday night.
The Malibu Library held its first Library Speaker series of 2014 on January 15 with multitalented comedy writer, director, producer, documentary filmmaker and author Tom Shadyac.
Shadyac, known for such films as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Liar Liar,” “Nutty Professor,” “Bruce Almighty” and “Patch Adams,” packed the Civic Auditorium to standing room only. He shared inspirational stories and thought-provoking ideas, encouraging people to be who they are. 
“We are all a note in a symphony. Be the note, be who you are,” he said. 
Shadyac’s poignant stories and quick wit often had the crowd roaring with laughter.
After the lecture, Shadyac gifted his book “Life’s Operating Manual” to the approximately 270 people attending.
Malibu Library Manager Chase McMunn said, “We were very happy that everyone that wanted to attend was able to. Besides being a wonderful speaker, Tom was incredibly generous with his time, taking the time to speak to everyone that was waiting to have their book signed.”