Industry Picks: Chuck Lorre, Shonda Rhimes Reveal Their Favorite Big-Screen Comedy

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Maria Bello, Guillermo Diaz and HBO's Michael Lombardo also share their personal favorites.

This story first appeared in the March 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Maria Bello
Actress and author of Whatever … Love Is Love

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. "My entire family watches [it] every Christmas Eve. That's how obsessed we are. We had a competition last year where everybody dressed up as characters."

Guillermo Diaz
Actor, Scandal

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. "It's hilarious, and it's about high school, which we can all relate to — and of course Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino are just so brilliant in the movie."

Michael Lombardo
 President of programming, HBO

Annie Hall. "It opened my eyes to the possibility of a comedy being unbelievably funny and moving and smart. To me, that's still the high-water mark for comedy films."

Chuck Lorre
Creator, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory

Annie Hall. "It spoke to me on a very personal level. I remember sitting in the theater going, 'Oh my God, I'm laughing,' but somehow it was hitting me on an entirely different level."

Shonda Rhimes
Showrunner, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal

The Apartment. "For me, it was my introduction to Shirley MacLaine, and I think she's hilarious and wonderful and fantastic."

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