7 Movies you didn't know Zooey Deschanel's BF Jacob Pechenik produced

Jan 13, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. ET
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News has broken that Zooey Deschanel is pregnant and the entertainment world couldn't be happier. Obviously, Deschanel is pretty excited, too.

"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," she told People magazine of her shared joy with Jacob Pechenik, the father of her impending little one.

The pregnancy comes as a tiny surprise to everyone, considering Deschanel told InStyle just last August that she wasn't going to cave to societal pressure of having a baby. "When I was married, that was the first thing people wanted to know. Like every woman is dying to give birth!" she said. "I don't think so. Nobody asks a guy that. And you go into a supermarket, and every tabloid is like, 'Pregnant and Alone!' Stuck in this 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. That's not something that defines me at all."

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Deschanel's life has changed greatly since speaking with InStyle: she broke things off with then-boyfriend Jamie Linden, and began her romance with Pechenik soon after. So who is this new guy that has Deschanel singing a different tune?

The New Girl star is likely not the only celeb Pechenik has rubbed elbows with, because it looks like he's already made a name for himself on the scene as a Hollywood producer. You may not recognize his face, but there's a pretty good chance you know his work.

Here's a look at some of the more well known movies Pechenik has worked on since 2011.


Terri, which came out in 2011, was one of Pechenik's first films, but it had some big names. John C. Reilly starred and Creed Bratton of The Office fame also had a part.

Before Midnight

Pechenik is credited as an executive producer for this 2013 follow-up to 1995's Before Sunrise and 2004's Before Sunset, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The film was directed by Richard Linklater, who wrote and directed Boyhood (also starring Hawke), which was a big winner at this year's Golden Globes.


This 2013 biopic chronicling the life of Steve Jobs starred Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad. Pechenik served as executive producer.

The Immigrant

Pechenik executive-produced this 2013 film that starred a powerhouse cast including Jeremy Renner, Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard.

Hateship Loveship

This 2013 film starred Kristen Wiig, Guy Pierce and Hailee Steinfeld. Pechenik executive produced.

Devil's Knot

Pechenik again served as executive producer on Devil's Knot, which starred Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

The Skeleton Twins

Pechenik was a producer on this 2014 underrated drama starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell.