Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Steve Martin

Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, musician, author, screenwriter and film producer.

In the mid-1970s, Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and on NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL). SNL's audience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances though, despite a common misconception, he was never a cast member.

In 1979, Martin co-wrote and starred in The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $100 million on a budget of approximately $4 million. Martin was in three more Reiner-directed comedies after The Jerk: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man with Two Brains in 1983 and All of Me in 1984.

In 1986, Martin joined fellow Saturday Night Live veterans Martin Short and Chevy Chase in Three Amigos!, directed by John Landis, Martin starred with John Candy in the John Hughes movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. That same year, Roxanne, the film adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac which Martin co-wrote, won him a Writers Guild of America. It also garnered recognition from Hollywood and the public that he was more than a comedian. In 1988, he performed in the Frank Oz film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a remake of Bedtime Story, alongside Michael Caine.

Moving away from zany comedy Steve Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

Martin was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in November 2013. (Wikipedia)

The Jerk (1979)

Pennies from Heaven (1981) art by Bob Peak

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

The Man With Two Brains (1983)

All of Me (1984)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Three Amigos (1986)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Roxanne (1987)

Roxanne (1987)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Parenthood (1989)

My Blue Heaven (1990)

Father of the Bride (1991)

Grand Canyon (1991)

LA Story (1991)

LA Story (1991)

Housesitter (1992)

Leap of Faith (1992)

Mixed Nuts (1994)

Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

Sgt. Bilko (1996)

Bowfinger (1999)

The Out-of-Towners (1999)

The Out-of-Towners (1999) German poster

Novocaine (2001)

Bringing Down the House (2003)

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) German poster

Shopgirl (2005)

The Pink Panther (2006)

The Pink Panther (2006)

The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

The Pink Panther 2 (2009) German poster

It's Complicated (2009) South Korean poster

The Big Year (2011)

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