1989 Steve Martin Movie
October 28, 2011 by staff
Martin, 66, honed his improvisational comedy skills and banjo-playing – Los Angeles as an artist / magician at Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm in – to say nothing of his rope and juggling skills
He got his show-business break in late 1960 as a writer on the Smothers Brother Show, then went on to write for the “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” and “The Sonny and Cher Show.” He also made regular appearances on the screen shows the sketches and began working as a stand-up comedian.
In 1977, Martin turned to the big time. He released a comedy album, “Small hands”, which eventually went platinum. He also starred in an excellent, Oscar-nominated short called “The Absent-Minded Waiter” with Buck Henry and Teri Garr.
The following year, 1978, owned by the big leagues: He released the double platinum comedy album “A Wild and Crazy Guy,” was a Top 20 hit with “King Tut”, sold out concerts in the U.S., hosted “Saturday Night Live” and starred in the movie “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
(Trivia note: Although it has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” more than any other guest, 22 times, has never been officially a cast member.)
Since then, Martin has become one of the most popular comedians of our time, in my opinion, Martin has earned two Oscar nominations for his performance, but has never achieved individual recognition.
We’re giving honorable mentions to “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Muppet Movie”. Martin parts in the films were small, but it was excellent in them. Other honorable mentions are: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Grand Canyon”, “Leap of Faith”, “The Man With Two Brains” and “Shop Girl”.
10. LA Story (1991) Harris Telemachos: convincing performances of Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker makes it fun story of a TV weather man trying to figure out life and love. He also starred Victoria Tennant, who was married to Martin for eight years.
9. Bowfinger (1999) Robert K. Bowfinger: Martin plays a non-actor, screenwriter and producer who decides to make an action movie with a big star, but without knowing the star. Great cast includes Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Barry Newman and Robert Downey Jr.
8. Father of the Bride (1991) George Banks: Martin is the anchor of this remake of the classic Spencer Tracy commendable. He plays the put-upon father trying to keep order as the wedding of his daughter has. Martin Short stands as “Frank”, the designer of the wedding.
7. The Jerk (1979) Navin Johnson: Martin film debut was a great success and ranks as one of the big movie premieres in recent years. It’s silly, sophmoric – and very funny. Martin opened the way for over-the-top comic as Jim Carrey and (unfortunately) Adam Sandler.
6. The Spanish Prisoner (1997) Jimmy Dell: Once cool, sober, of Martin, who is the mysterious friend of Campbell Scott in the grip of David Mamet’s con-game film. I do not mean much to those who have not seen the movie – except watch the movie.
5. Dead men do not pay (1982) Rigby Reardon: My personal favorite out of the first “crazy” by Martin movies. Interspersed with clips of classic films black film, Martin plays a private detective in search of the “Friends of Carlotta.” And the lovely Rachel Ward knows how to treat a gunshot wound.
4. Parenthood (1989) Gil Buckman: Martin gives a good performance as a father trying, perhaps too, to be the kind of love supporting father he wishes he had had. Ron Howard directs this solid-looking, sensitive to families and Dianne Wiest was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress.
3. Roxanne (1987) C.D. Bullets: Martin arguably deserved an Oscar nomination in this modern update of the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. In this retelling of the story, Martin is a fire chief (with a protruding proboscis), who reluctantly helps one of his men to woo a new woman in town (Darryl Hannah). Martin also wrote the screenplay smart and updated.
2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles $ (1987) Neal Page: One of my favorite movies way, the best film in general in this list. Martin and John Candy play match entrepreneurs with a series of misadventures that are stranded on the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both hilarious and poignant, a great movie.
1. All of Me (1984) Roger Cobb: This is the first time I realized that Martin was more than a comedian. Showing a remarkable ability in physical comedy and dramatic acting, Martin plays a man whose body accidentally becomes inhabited by a woman dead millionaire (Lily Tomlin). I’m not saying he deserved an Oscar, but it certainly deserves a nomination.
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