Martin at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
|Birth name||Stephen Glenn Martin|
|Born||August 14, 1945 |
Waco, Texas, U.S.
|Influences||British television, Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny, Laurel and Hardy, Wally Boag|
|Influenced||Eddie Izzard, Chris Rock, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Will Forte, David Walliams. The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Waco (ˈweɪkoʊ is a city in and the County seat of McLennan County, Texas. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the British television broadcasting started in 1936 and now has a collection of free and subscription services over a variety of distribution media through which there are up to 600 channels Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton ( July 18, 1913 &ndash September 17, 1997) was an American comedian who was best known as a top Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American Comedian, award-winning actor producer writer and director best-known for his slapstick Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American Comedian, vaudevillian Laurel and Hardy were the popular American -based comedy team of thin British-born Stan Laurel (1890-1965 and heavy American-born Oliver Hardy (1892-1957 Wallace Vincent Boag (born September 13, 1920 in Portland Oregon) is an American performer known for his starring Edward John "Eddie" Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is a British stand-up comedian and Dramatic Actor. Christopher Julius Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Television Patton Oswalt (born January 27 1969) is an American Stand-up comedian, voiceover artist and Actor. Brian Posehn (pronounced po-sain (born July 6, 1966) is an American Actor and Comedian, known for his roles as mail clerk Kevin Will Forte (born June 17 1970 is an American Actor, Writer, and Comedian. David Walliams (born David Williams, August 20, 1971) is an English Comedian and Actor, best known for his partnership Sarah Silverman, Bowling for Soup|
|Spouse||Victoria Tennant (1986-1994)|
Anne Stringfield (2007-present)
|Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music|
1969 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
|Best Comedy Album|
1978 Let's Get Small
1979 A Wild and Crazy Guy
Best Country Instrumental Performance
2002 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
|American Comedy Awards|
|Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy|
2000 Lifetime Archievement
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer. Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1 1970 is an Emmy -winning American Comedian, Writer, Singer, Guitarist, and Bowling for Soup is an American Rock band who originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. Victoria Tennant (born 30 September, 1950) is an Anglo - American Film and Television Actress. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day Let’s Get Small (1977 was Steve Martin 's first album and a major success A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 was Steve Martin 's second album and greatest success on record " Foggy Mountain Breakdown " is a famous Bluegrass music instrumental by the seminal bluegrass artists Kinsella Flatt and Scruggs. The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually in the United States from 1987 to 2001 recognizing performances and performers in the field of Comedy, with Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance
Stephen Glenn Martin was born in Waco, Texas, the son of Mary Lee (née Stewart), a homemaker, and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and an aspiring actor. Waco (ˈweɪkoʊ is a city in and the County seat of McLennan County, Texas. Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions notably in the USA, United Kingdom An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works  Martin was raised in Garden Grove, California, and is of Irish, Scottish and English descent. Garden Grove is a city located in northern Orange County, California, United States. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. The English people (from the adjective in Englisc) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to England who predominantly speak English One of Steve's earliest memories is of seeing his father, as an extra, serving drinks onstage at the Call Board Theatre on Melrose Place. During the war, in England, Glenn had appeared in a production of Our Town with Raymond Massey. Our Town is a three act play by Thornton Wilder which is perhaps the most frequently produced play by an American playwright Raymond Hart Massey ( August 30 1896 &ndash July 29 1983) was a Canadian -born American actor Years later, he would write to Massey for help in Steve's fledgling career, but would receive no reply. Yet he was not always so helpful. Expressing his affection through gifts of cars, bikes etc, he was not emotionally open to his son. He was proud of the boy but extremely critical, Steve later recalling that in his teens his feelings for his dad were mostly ones of hatred.  As a teenager, he started out working at the Magic Shop at Disneyland, where he developed his talents for magic, juggling, playing the banjo and creating balloon animals. Juggling is a physical human skill involving the movement of objects usually through the air for entertainment (see Object manipulation) The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments Balloon modeling or balloon twisting is the shaping of special modeling Balloons into almost any given shape often a balloon animal. He teamed up with friend and Garden Grove High School classmate Kathy Westmoreland to do a musical comedy routine, performing at local coffee houses and at the Bird Cage Theater in Knott's Berry Farm, also at the Golden Bear. Garden Grove High School is located in Garden Grove California. Kathy Westmoreland (born August 10, 1945 in Texarkana Arkansas) is an American singer Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. A coffeehouse ( French / Portuguese: café; Spanish: cafetería; Italian: caffè Knott's Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities in the United States: a Theme park in Buena Park California, and a manufacturer of food
Martin majored in philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, and for a while considered becoming a philosophy professor instead of an actor-comedian. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language California State University Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSU Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language His time at college changed his life: "It changed what I believe and what I think about everything. I majored in philosophy. Something about non sequiturs appealed to me. A non sequitur (ˌnɒnˈsɛkwɨtɚ is a conversational and literary device often used for comical purposes (as opposed to its use in formal logic) In philosophy, I started studying logic, and they were talking about cause and effect, and you start to realize, 'Hey, there is no cause and effect! There is no logic! There is no anything!' Then it gets real easy to write this stuff, because all you have to do is twist everything hard—you twist the punch line, you twist the non sequitur so hard away from the things that set it up, that it's easy. Logic is the study of the principles of valid demonstration and Inference. Causality (but not causation) denotes a necessary relationship between one event (called cause and another event (called effect) which is the direct consequence The climax (from the Greek word “κλῖμαξ” ( klimax) meaning “staircase” and “ladder” or turning point of a Narrative A non sequitur (ˌnɒnˈsɛkwɨtɚ is a conversational and literary device often used for comical purposes (as opposed to its use in formal logic) . . and it's thrilling. " Martin periodically spoofed his philosophy studies in his 1970s stand-up act, comparing philosophy with studying geology. "If you're studying geology, which is all facts, as soon as you get out of school you forget it all, but philosophy you remember just enough to screw you up for the rest of your life. "
In 1967, he transferred to UCLA and switched his major to theater. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United While attending college, he appeared in an episode of The Dating Game. The Dating Game is an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Martin soon began working local clubs at night, to mixed notices. At the age of twenty-one, he dropped out of college for good.  Martin's girlfriend in 1967 was a dancer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. The Smothers Brothers are an American music-and- Comedy team consisting of the brothers Tom ("Tommy" and Dick Smothers. She helped Martin land a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams. Mason Douglas Williams (b August 24, 1938) is an American Guitarist and Composer, best known for his popular guitar instrumental Williams initially paid Martin out of his own pocket. Along with the other writers for the show, Martin won an Emmy Award in 1969. Martin also wrote for John Denver (a neighbor of his in Aspen, Colorado, at one point), The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. John Denver (December 31 1943 &ndash October 12 1997 born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and the most populous city of Pitkin County, Colorado, United The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour is a television show hosted by country singer Glen Campbell from January 1969 through June 1972 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is a Variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974 He also appeared on these shows and several others, in various comedy skits.
Martin also performed his own material, sometimes as an opening act for groups such as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Carpenters. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country - folk - rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach California The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo consisting of Siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. He appeared at San Francisco's The Boarding House, among other venues. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city He continued to write, earning an Emmy nomination for his work on Van Dyke and Company in 1976. Richard Wayne “Dick” Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American Actor, Presenter and Entertainer, with a
He was roommates with comedian Gary Mule Deer and singer/guitarist Michael Johnson in the late 1960s. Gary Mule Deer is an American Comedian and Country musician. During a career spanning several decades he has appeared in films such as Annie Hall Michael Johnson (born August 8, 1944) is an American pop, country and folk Singer-songwriter and Guitarist
In the mid-1970s, Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the ''Tonight Show'' franchise from 1962 That exposure, together with appearances on HBO's On Location and NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL) (on which, despite a common misconception, he was never a cast member) led to his first of three comedy albums, Let's Get Small. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Let’s Get Small (1977 was Steve Martin 's first album and a major success The album was a huge success; one of its tracks, "Excuse Me", helped establish a national catch phrase. A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance His next album, A Wild and Crazy Guy, was an even bigger success, reaching the #2 spot on the sales chart in the U. A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 was Steve Martin 's second album and greatest success on record S. and featured another catch phrase (the album's title), also featured in a Saturday Night Live sketch in which Martin and Dan Aykroyd played a couple of bumbling Czechoslovakian would-be playboys, the Festrunk Brothers. Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Canadian-American Czechoslovakia may also refer to what is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The album ended with a song "King Tut", sung and written by Martin and released as a 45 RPM single during the King Tut craze that accompanied the extremely popular traveling exhibit of the Egyptian king's tomb artifacts; the single reached #17 in 1978. King] ankh Tut is a 1978 Novelty song performed by Steve Martin and the "Toot Uncommons" (actually members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt The song was backed by the "Toot Uncommons" (they were actually members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country - folk - rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach California The album was a million seller. Both albums won Grammys for Best Comedy Recording in 1977 and 1978, respectively. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Steve performed "King Tut" on the April 22, 1978 edition of SNL. Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) In his comedy albums, Martin's stand-up comedy was clearly self-referential and sometimes self-mocking. Self-reference is a phenomenon in natural or Formal languages consisting of a sentence or Formula referring to itself directly or It mixes philosophical riffs with sudden spurts of "happy feet", banjo playing with balloon depictions of concepts like venereal disease. In Music, a riff is an Ostinato figure a repeated Chord progression, pattern refrain or melodic figure, often played by the Rhythm A sexually transmitted disease ( STD) or venereal disease ( VD) is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between Humans His style is off-kilter and ironic, and sometimes pokes fun at stand-up comedy traditions, such as Martin opening his act by saying, "I think there's nothing better for a person to come up and do the same thing over and over for two weeks. Irony is a literary or Rhetorical device, in which there is an incongruity or Discordance between what one says or does and what one means or This is what I enjoy, so I'm going to do the same thing over and over and over. . . . I'm going to do the same joke over and over in the same show, it'll be like a new thing. " While on Saturday Night Live, Martin became very close with several of the cast members. One was Gilda Radner. Gilda Susan Radner ( June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an Emmy Award -winning American Comedienne and Actress On the day Radner died from ovarian cancer in 1989, Martin was to host SNL. Instead of delivering the intended monologue, Martin showed a video clip of him and Radner appearing in a 1978 sketch. He introduced the clip to the audience and became overcome with grief and started to cry.
Martin relates (in his "Born Standing Up", pp. 176-177) that in one comedy routine he denies that he is named "Steve Martin"; his real name is "Gern Blanston". He said that the riff took on a life of its own, and there is even a Gern Blanston website, and for a time a rock band used the words as its name.
By the end of the 1970s, Martin had acquired the kind of following normally reserved for rock stars, with his tour appearances typically occurring at sold-out arenas filled with tens of thousands of screaming fans. Rock and roll|Popular music|List of popular music performers|Country music|List of country music performersThis is a list of rock and roll performers. An arena is an enclosed area often circular or oval-shaped designed to showcase Theater, musical performances or sporting events But unknown to his audience, stand-up comedy was "just an accident" for him. His real goal was to get into film.  Martin's first film was a short, The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977). Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American Film industry in the early period of cinema. The Absent Minded Waiter is a 1977 Short film starring Steve Martin, Teri Garr, and Buck Henry, written by Steve Martin The seven-minute long film, also featuring Buck Henry and Teri Garr, was written by and starred Martin. Henry Zuckerman better known as Buck Henry (born December 9 1930 is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor, Writer, Terry Ann "Teri" Garr (born December 11 1944 is an American Actress and Comedienne The film was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Short Film, Live Action. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974 His first feature film appearance was in the musical Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, where he sang The Beatles' "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is an American Musical film released in 1978. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" is a song by The Beatles, from the Abbey Road album with Paul McCartney singing lead In 1979, Martin co-wrote and starred in his first full-length movie, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. The Jerk is the 1979 Rags-to-riches -to-rags Comedy film of belated self-discovery Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American Actor, Film director, producer, Writer and Comedian The movie was a huge success, grossing over $73 million on a budget of far less than that amount. 
The success of The Jerk opened more doors for Martin. Stanley Kubrick met with him to discuss the possibility of Martin starring in a screwball comedy version of Traumnovelle (Kubrick later changed his approach to the material, the result of which was 1999's Eyes Wide Shut). Dream Story (Traumnovelle is a 1926 Novella by the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler. Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 drama - mystery directed produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, based on the Novella Martin was executive producer for Domestic Life, a prime-time television series starring friend Martin Mull, and a late-night series called Twilight Theater. Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Martin Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor who has starred in his own TV sitcom and acted in prominent films It emboldened Martin to try his hand at his first serious film, Pennies From Heaven, a movie he was anxious to do because of the desire to avoid being typecast. Pennies from Heaven is the 1981 Film adaptation of the 1978 BBC television drama of the same name. For other meanings see Typecasting. Typecasting is the process by which a film TV or stage Actor is strongly identified with a specific To prepare for that film, Martin took acting lessons from director Herbert Ross, and spent months learning how to tap dance. Herbert Ross ( May 13, 1927 – October 9, 2001) was an American Film director, producer, Choreographer Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century and is popular nowadays in many parts of the world The film was a financial failure; Martin's comment at the time was "I don't know what to blame, other than it's me and not a comedy. "
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, possibly his most critically acclaimed comic performance to date. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a 1982 Comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward. The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American Comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and All of Me is a 1984 fantasy / Comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin In 1986, Martin joined fellow Saturday Night Live veterans Martin Short and Chevy Chase in ¡Three Amigos!, directed by John Landis, and written by Martin, Lorne Michaels, and singer-songwriter Randy Newman. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian Comedian, Actor, writer, Singer and Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8 1943 is an American Emmy Award-winning Comedian, Writer, and television and film ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western Film, produced by George Folsey Jr John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American movie Actor, director, writer, and producer. Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian -American Emmy -winning television producer, Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28 1943 is an Academy Award –winning American Singer/songwriter, arranger, Composer It was originally entitled The Three Caballeros and Martin was to be teamed with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Canadian-American John Adam Belushi ( January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American Comedian, Actor and Musician In 1986, Martin was in the movie musical film version of the hit off-Broadway play Little Shop of Horrors (based on a famous B-movie), as a sadistic dentist, Orin Scrivello. Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 musical Film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Little Shop of Horrors is a Rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 Comedy film directed by Roger Corman. The film also marked the first of three films teaming Martin with actor Rick Moranis. Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a retired Canadian Actor, Comedian and Musician, In 1987, Martin joined comedian John Candy in the John Hughes movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles. John Franklin Candy (October 31 1950 &ndash March 4 1994 was a Canadian Comedian and Actor. Planes Trains & Automobiles is an American Comedy movie produced by Paramount Pictures in 1987 That same year, the Cyrano de Bergerac adaptation Roxanne, a film Martin co-wrote, won him a Writers Guild of America award and more importantly, the recognition from Hollywood and the public that he was more than a comedian. Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand based on the life of the real Cyrano de Bergerac. Roxanne is a Comedy film released in 1987, starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. The Writers Guild of America is a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE representing In 1988, he performed in the Frank Oz comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels alongside Michael Caine. Frank Oz (born May 25, 1944) is a British-born American Film director, Actor and Puppeteer. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American Comedy film directed by Frank Oz. Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA
Martin starred in the Ron Howard film Parenthood, with Moranis in 1989. Ronald William Howard (born March 1 1954 is a director and producer as well as an Actor. Parenthood is a 1989 film starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards He later met with Moranis to make the Mafia comedy My Blue Heaven in 1990. The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra) is a Sicilian Criminal Secret society which is believed to have first developed in the mid-19th century My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy crime Film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and starring In 1991, Martin starred in and wrote L.A. Story (a romantic comedy, in which the female lead was played by his then-wife Victoria Tennant) and was a member of the ensemble existentialist tragedy Grand Canyon that were both about life in Los Angeles. LA Story is a 1991 American Romantic comedy film directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin Victoria Tennant (born 30 September, 1950) is an Anglo - American Film and Television Actress. Existentialism is a philosophical doctrine which posits that individuals create the meaning and essence of their lives and that this essence follows from their existence Grand Canyon is a 1991 Drama film directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and featuring an Ensemble cast. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West In a serious role, Martin played a tightly wound Hollywood film producer trying to recover from a traumatic robbery that left him injured. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. In contrast to the serious tone of Grand Canyon, Martin also appeared in a remake of the comedy Father of the Bride in 1991 (followed by a sequel in 1995). Grand Canyon is a 1991 Drama film directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan and featuring an Ensemble cast. Father of the Bride is a 1991 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.
In David Mamet's 1997 thriller, The Spanish Prisoner, Martin played a darker role as a wealthy stranger who takes a suspicious interest in the work of a young businessman (Campbell Scott). David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American Author, Essayist, Playwright, Screenwriter and The thriller is a broad Genre of Literature, Film, Gaming and Television. The Spanish Prisoner is a 1997 American suspense film written and directed by David Mamet and staring Campbell Scott, Steve Martin Campbell Scott (born July 19 1961) is an American Actor, director, producer, and voice artist. In 1999, Martin and Goldie Hawn starred in a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy, The Out-of-Towners. Goldie Jean Hawn (born November 21 1945 is an American Academy Award -winning Actress, director and producer. Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American Playwright and Screenwriter By 2003, Martin ranked 4th on the box office stars list, after co-starring in Bringing Down The House and starring in Cheaper By The Dozen, each of which earned over $130 million at U. Bringing Down the House is a 2003 Comedy film, written by Jason Filardi and directed by Adam Shankman. Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American Comedy film about a family with twelve children (seven boys and five girls S. theaters. Both were family comedies.
In 2005, Martin wrote and starred in Shopgirl, based on his own novella. Shopgirl is a 2005 American romantic Drama film directed by Anand Tucker. A novella is a written, Fictional Prose Narrative longer than a Novelette but shorter than a Novel. Martin played a wealthy businessman who strikes up a romance with a Saks Fifth Avenue counter girl (Claire Danes). Saks Fifth Avenue is an upscale American Department store owned and operated by Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE a subsidiary of Saks Incorporated. Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is a Golden Globe Award -winning and Emmy Award -nominated American Film He also starred in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 that year. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a Film produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 2005. Martin's most recent work to date has been the 2006 installment of The Pink Panther, attempting to stand in Peter Sellers' shoes as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. The Pink Panther is a Comedy Film released in 2006. It is an adaptation of the similarly titled film series Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, commonly known as Peter Sellers ( 8 September 1925 &ndash 24 July 1980) was a British Inspector Jacques Clouseau (later chief inspector is a fictional Detective in Blake Edwards 's Pink Panther series The sequel is scheduled to be released in early 2009.
Throughout the 1990s, after Tina Brown took over The New Yorker, Martin wrote various pieces for the magazine. Tina Brown Lady Evans (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1952, in Maidenhead, England) is a Journalist, The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry They later appeared in the collection Pure Drivel. Pure Drivel is a collection of stories by Steve Martin, published in 1998, many of which first appeared in The New Yorker. He appeared in a version of Waiting for Godot as Vladimir (with Robin Williams as Estragon and Bill Irwin as Lucky). Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters wait for someone named Godot who never arrives Vladimir (affectionately known as Didi; a small boy calls him Mr Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance Estragon (affectionately Gogo; he tells Pozzo his name is Adam) is one of the two main characters from Samuel Beckett 's Waiting for William Mills "Bill" Irwin (born April 11, 1950) is an American Actor and Clown noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American In 1993, Martin wrote the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which had a successful run in several American cities. Picasso at the Lapin Agile is a play written by Steve Martin in 1993 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In 1998, Martin guest starred with U2 in the 200th episode of The Simpsons titled Trash of the Titans. " Trash of the Titans " is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons ' ninth season and the 200th overall Martin provided the voice for sanitation commissioner Ray Patterson. In 2001, Martin hosted the 73rd Annual Academy Awards. The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. Also in 2001, he played banjo on Earl Scruggs' remake of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is a musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger style (now called Scruggs style) on the 5-string " Foggy Mountain Breakdown " is a famous Bluegrass music instrumental by the seminal bluegrass artists Kinsella Flatt and Scruggs. Martin called fellow comedian and banjo player Billy Connolly to tell him, prompting the cry of "you lucky bugger!" Connolly's wife thought he was referring to Martin being chosen as the Oscar's host. Billy Connolly, CBE (born William Connolly Jr on 24 November, 1942) is a Scottish The recording was the winner of the Best Country Instrumental Performance category at the following year's Grammys. The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970 The 44th Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year In 2002, Martin adapted the Carl Sternheim play The Underpants, which ran Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company. Carl Sternheim ( April 1, 1878 – November 3, 1942) was a German Playwright and Short story writer The Underpants is the most recent adaptation of the 1910 German farce Die Hose by playwright Carl Sternheim. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Classic Stage Company is a 41-year-old classical theater dedicated to reimagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience In 2003, Martin hosted the Academy Awards for the second time. The 75th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2002, were held on March 23 2003, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood California
In 2005, Martin hosted a film along with Donald Duck, Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years, which was intended to show at Disneyland until the end of Disneyland's 50th anniversary celebration in September 2006, but it is continuing to run indefinitely. Donald Duck is a cartoon character from The Walt Disney Company. Disneyland The First 50 Magical Years is an exhibit about the history of Disneyland. The Happiest Homecoming on Earth was the eighteen-month-long celebration (May 5 2005 through September 30 2006 of the fiftieth anniversary of the Disneyland Theme park Martin was also honored in 2005 with a Disney Legend award, acknowledging Martin's early career at Disneyland and connections with The Walt Disney Company throughout his career. Established in 1987, the Disney Legends program recognizes men and women who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company. Martin has guest-hosted Saturday Night Live 14 times, as of his February 2006 hosting (musical guest: Prince featuring Tamar), breaking his previous record of 13 (now held by fellow frequent host Alec Baldwin) and retaining his title as SNL's most frequent host. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3 1958 is an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -winning American
Martin has also written two novellas, Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company. A novella is a written, Fictional Prose Narrative longer than a Novelette but shorter than a Novel. Shopgirl is a 2000 Novella written by Steve Martin. Its titular character is young lonely depressed Vermont transplant Mirabelle The Pleasure of My Company is a novel by Steve Martin, first published in 2003, which tells the story of the life of an Obsessive compulsive Shopgirl was later turned into a film (see above). In 2007, he published a memoir, Born Standing Up. Born Standing Up A Comic's Life is a memoir by comedian actor and playwright Steve Martin. Time magazine's Lev Grossman named it one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007, ranking it at #6, and praising it as "a funny, moving, surprisingly frank memoir. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and " In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, Martin was voted one of the top 15 greatest comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders. On October 23, 2005, Martin was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded by the John F
Martin is an avid art collector, particularly modern American art, and a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. History of Modern art Roots in the 19th century Although modern Sculpture and Architecture are reckoned to have emerged at the end of the nineteenth The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is an Art museum in Los Angeles County California. Martin's personal collection has at one time included the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, John Henry Twachtman, Richard Diebenkorn, Po Shun Leong, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Cy Twombly, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Pablo Picasso. Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15 1887—March 6 1986 was an American Artist She is associated with the American Southwest where she found artistic inspiration John Henry Twachtman ( August 4 1853 - August 8 1902) was an American painter best-known for his impressionist landscapes Richard Clifford Diebenkorn Jr ( April 22 1922 – March 30, 1993) was a well-known 20th century American painter. Po Shun Leong was born in Northampton, England, on March 15, 1941 and is an Artist, former Architect, sculptor Willem de Kooning (April 24 1904 – March 19 1997 was an Abstract expressionist painter born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Franz Kline ( May 23, 1910 – May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist Cy Twombly (born April 25 1928 is an American artist well known for his large scale freely-scribbled calligraphic style Graffiti paintings on solid fields of Helen Frankenthaler (born December 12, 1928) is an American Post-painterly abstraction artist Edward Hopper ( July 22, 1882 &ndash May 15, 1967) was an American painter and Printmaker. David Hockney, CH, RA, (born 9 July 1937 is an English Artist, based in Los Angeles California, United States Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27 1923 &ndash September 29 1997 was a prominent American Pop artist his work heavily influenced by both popular advertising and Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso (October 25 1881 &ndash April 8 1973 In 2005, The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, announced that Martin had pledged US$1 million over five years for the museum's American art collection. The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (or The Huntington) is an educational and research institution established by Henry E San Marino is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, USA.  Three-quarters of the gift will be used for exhibitions, with the remainder being used for acquisitions. Before he made his pledge, Martin loaned paintings to the museum, helped it acquire a sculpture by John Gregory, and sponsored an exhibition of "sugar paintings" by 19th century American artist Eastman Johnson. Eastman Johnson ( July 29, 1824 - April 5, 1906) was an American painter and Co-Founder of the Metropolitan Museum Jessica Todd Smith, the museum's American art curator, said Martin became an "enthusiastic" supporter of The Huntington after he visited the museum in 2002 while filming a movie nearby.
Martin has been involved with artists Allyson Hollingsworth and Cindy Sherman, and the actresses Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Heche and Bernadette Peters. Cindy Sherman (born January 19, 1954 in Glen Ridge New Jersey) Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated English actress. Anne Celeste Heche (ˈheɪtʃ born May 25 1969 is an American actress, director and Screenwriter. Bernadette Peters (born February 28 1948 is an American Actress and Singer from New York City. He was married to actress Victoria Tennant from 1986 to 1994. Victoria Tennant (born 30 September, 1950) is an Anglo - American Film and Television Actress.
On July 28, 2007, Martin married Anne Stringfield (born 1973) at his Los Angeles home. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey presided over the ceremony. Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey (born August 27 1943 is a former Democratic Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and a U Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, was his best man. Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian -American Emmy -winning television producer, Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Several of the guests, including close friends Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, comedian Carl Reiner, and magician/actor Ricky Jay were not informed that a wedding ceremony would take place. Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9 1956 is an two-time Academy award and Emmy winning American Film actor, director Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian Emmy - and Grammy Award -winning Actor, Television director Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American Actor, Film director, producer, Writer and Comedian Ricky Jay (born Richard Jay Potash; 1948 is an American Stage magician Actor, and Writer. Instead, they were told they were invited to a party.  Robin Williams was invited, but he felt he was too busy at the time to go to just a regular party. Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance
Along with the other writers for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Steve won an Emmy Award in 1969. The Smothers Brothers are an American music-and- Comedy team consisting of the brothers Tom ("Tommy" and Dick Smothers.
In 1978 Steve won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Let's Get Small, and in 1979 for A Wild and Crazy Guy.
He shared a 2001 Grammy award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Earl Scruggs (and others) for his banjo performance of Foggy Mountain Breakdown
On October 23, 2005, Martin was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. " Foggy Mountain Breakdown " is a famous Bluegrass music instrumental by the seminal bluegrass artists Kinsella Flatt and Scruggs. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Martin was honored at the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on December 1, 2007. The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to artists in the performing arts Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
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for Reality. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor Bicentennial Nigger is a Comedy album by the comedian Richard Pryor. The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day Let’s Get Small (1977 was Steve Martin 's first album and a major success A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 was Steve Martin 's second album and greatest success on record Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance . . What a Concept
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Martin, Stephen Glen|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Comedian, writer, and entertainer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 14, 1945|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Waco, Texas, United States|
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