From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Richard Shyer (born October 11, 1941) is an American film director, writer and producer. Shyer's films are predominantly comedies, often with a romantic-comedy overtone. His films include Private Benjamin (1980); the critically acclaimed Irreconcilable Differences (1984); Baby Boom (1987); Father of the Bride (1991); and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), The Parent Trap (1998), The Affair of the Necklace (L'Affaire du Collier) (2001) and Alfie (2004). Description above from the Wikipedia article Charles Shyer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.