You might not recognise this man, but you sure have a lot of thank him for.

The 38-year-old American is responsible for directing such life-affirming films as Pineapple Express, as well as several episodes of Eastbound & Down. We caught up with him to find out how much of a man he is ahead of the release of Prince Avalanche, his new comedy about two Texas road-painters who decide to spend their summer in solitude.

We've also thrown in an exclusive clip of the movie, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. You should check it out. It's in UK cinemas from 18 October.