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Steve Martin
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at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Birth name Stephen Glenn Martin
Born August 14, 1945 (1945-08-14) (age 64)
Waco, Texas, United States
Medium Stand-up, television, film, music, publishing
Nationality American
Years active 1967–present
Genres Improvisational, sketch, slapstick
Influences British television, Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny, Laurel and Hardy, Wally Boag[1]
Influenced Eddie Izzard, Chris Rock, Patton Oswalt, Dane Cook, Brian Posehn, Bo Burnham, Will Forte, David Walliams, Sarah Silverman, Will Arnett, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Russell Peters, Howie Mandel, Andy Samberg, Artie Lange
Spouse Victoria Tennant (20 November 1986–1994)[2]
Anne Stringfield (2007–present)
Website www.stevemartin.com
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music
1969 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Grammy Awards
Best Comedy Album
1978 Let's Get Small
1979 A Wild and Crazy Guy
Best Country Instrumental Performance
2002 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Best Bluegrass Album
2009 The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
American Comedy Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy
2000 Lifetime Achievement
NYFCC Award for Best Actor
Awarded for All of Me (1984)
.Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician, and composer.^ Stephen Glenn Martin was born on August 14th, 1945 in Waco, Texas .
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^ Steve Glenn Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA. His height is 6' (1.83 m).
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^ Born: Waco, Texas, 14 August 1945.
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.Martin was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Southern California, where his early influences were working at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and working magic and comedy acts at these and other smaller venues in the area.^ Stephen Glenn Martin was born on August 14th, 1945 in Waco, Texas .
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^ He shares his failures – professional and romantic, his anxiety attacks, his dysfunctional family, where the back entrances are at Knotts Berry Farm.

^ Steve Glenn Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA. His height is 6' (1.83 m).
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.His ascent to fame picked up when he became a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on the Tonight Show.^ Martin's academic shift to philosophy led him to Los Angeles where he attended UCLA, eventually landing a job as a writer for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."
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^ He later attended U.C.L.A., where he majored in philosophy and theater before moving on to staff-writer stints for such TV performers as Glen Campbell, the Smothers Brothers, Dick Van Dyke, John Denver, and Sonny & Cher.
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^ He said he largely gave up his dream of becoming a top-shelf banjo player back in the late 1960s, when he was writing comedy for TV variety shows that featured musicians such as Glen Campbell, John Denver, the Smothers Brothers and Mason Williams.
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.In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours.^ After earning a following on the standup circuit, Martin rose to national prominence thanks to a series of guest appearances on the NBC network's sketch comedy phenomenon Saturday Night Live, as well as a number of performances on The Tonight Show.
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^ Steve Martin Returns To TV Roots Steve Martin, who spent the first half of the 1970s writing and/or performing on TV comedy shows, is returning to his TV roots, albeit behind the scenes.
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.Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, he became a successful actor, playwright, pianist, banjo player, and juggler, and eventually earned him his Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards.^ The comedian, actor and banjo player is also a successful writer, playwright and juggler, and has contributed to The New Yorker.
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^ The role earned him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009.
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^ Martin's second novella, "The Pleasure of My Company," also became a best seller, as did his autobiography, "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life," published in 2007.
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Early life

Martin in 1982
.Martin was born in Waco, Texas, the son of Mary Lee Martin and Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and an aspiring actor.^ Although born August 14, 1945, in Waco, TX, Martin spent the majority of his childhood in California, eventually working a concession booth at Disneyland as a teen.
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^ Steve Glenn Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA. His height is 6' (1.83 m).
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^ Born: Waco, Texas, 14 August 1945.
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[3][4][5]
.Martin was raised in Inglewood, California and then later in Garden Grove, California, in a Baptist family.^ What is the movie with steve martin where he was raised by a black family Steve Martin starred in "The Jerk"(1979) who grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family.It was a huge hit for Martin!
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^ The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, has received a $1-million boost from actor and author Steve Martin.
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^ After another 5 years, the family moved on to Garden Grove, near Anaheim.
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[6] .One of his earliest memories is of seeing his father, as an extra, serving drinks onstage at the Call Board Theatre on Melrose Place.^ 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.
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.During World War II, in England, Martin's father had appeared in a production of Our Town with Raymond Massey.^ During the war, in England, Glenn had appeared in a production of Our Town with Raymond Massey.
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^ When Steve Martin appeared, my father was just disgusted.
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.Years later, he would write to Massey for help in Steve's fledgling career, but would receive no reply.^ Years later, he would write to Massey for help in Steve's fledgling career, but would receive no reply.
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^ If the Tennant break-up was bad, the Heche one two years later was a disaster (Steve's friends still refer to her as The Heartbreak Kid).
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^ Everyone who ever had a crush on Steve Martin developed an even bigger crush when he started writing for the New Yorker almost ten years ago.
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.Expressing his affection through gifts of cars, bikes, etc., Martin's father was not emotionally open to his son.^ Expressing his affection through gifts of cars, bikes etc, he was not emotionally open to his son.
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^ Martin Short was the hilarious 'Fronk', the over the top wedding co-ordinator in Father of the Bride etc.
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^ Still, by the 1990s Martin seemed largely disenchanted with Hollywood filmmaking, virtually sleepwalking through bland mainstream comedies like Father of the Bride and Sgt.
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.He was proud but extremely critical, with Martin later recalling that in his teens his feelings for his father were mostly ones of hatred.^ 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.
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^ Another example of one of Steve Martin's characters subverting authority can be found in a classic scene from Father of the Bride .
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[7]
.Martin's first job was at Disneyland, selling guidebooks on weekends and full-time during the summer school break.^ In 1993, Steve Martin wrote his first full-length play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile .
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^ From the age of 10 till 18, Steve would work there after school, at weekends and during the summers.
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^ I first remember Steve Martin when he was on Johnny Carson in May 1977 (I remember because I'd just finished high school.
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That lasted for three years (1955–1958). .During his free time he haunted the Disneyland magic shop, Merlin's Magic Shop, where tricks were demonstrated to the potential customers.^ From demonstrating magic tricks and making balloon animals for the customers, he went on to get professional gigs as a magician for community groups like the Boy Scouts and Elks Lodge.
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^ He spent so much time in the park's magic shop, Merlin's Cave, that he began working there when he was just 13.
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^ Promoted to Merlin's Magic Shop, he sold plastic vomit, shrunken heads, silly disguises, nails-through-heads, all the greats.
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.By 1960 he had mastered several of the tricks and illusions, and took a job there in August 1960.[8] There he perfected his talents for magic, juggling, playing the banjo and creating balloon animals frequently performing for tips.^ In order to be in show business, I juggled, I did magic tricks, cards tricks and I played the banjo.
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^ From demonstrating magic tricks and making balloon animals for the customers, he went on to get professional gigs as a magician for community groups like the Boy Scouts and Elks Lodge.
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^ Using all his talents, he did skits, magic tricks and played banjo - four shows a day, five days a week.
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.After high school graduation, Martin attended Santa Ana Junior College, taking classes in drama and English poetry.^ When I was in high school and college, I loved poetry.
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^ Garden Grove High School - Orange, CA University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - theater - 1967 - Left before graduating Santa Ana Junior College - Santa Ana, CA - Took classes in drama and English poetry Long Beach State College - Long Beach, CA - philosophy - Transferred to UCLA .
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^ After graduating from Garden Grove High School in 1963, Martin studied drama and poetry at a community college, while writing and appearing in comedy skits at nearby Knott's Berry Farm amusement park and doing stand-up comedy at local coffee houses.
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.In his free time he teamed up with friend and Garden Grove High School classmate Kathy Westmoreland to participate in comedies and other productions at the Bird Cage Theatre, a theater concession inside Knott's Berry Farm.^ Graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1963.
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^ Besides working for Disneyland, he also worked for the neighboring, Knott's Berry Farm as a comedian in their "Birdcage Theatre" after high school.
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^ Was voted Most Talented by his classmates at Garden Grove high school.
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.Later, he met budding actress Stormie Sherk, and they developed comedy routines while becoming romantically involved.^ At Knott's Berry Farm, he met a girl named Stormie Sherk, with whom he enjoyed a platonic romance (Steve has an intensely romantic side to him).
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^ But maybe it’s something they pick up or that ­develops a bit later, because there are plenty of young comedy writers.
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.Stormie's influence caused Steve to apply to the California State University, Long Beach for enrollment with a major in Philosophy.^ Which he did, at Long Beach State University, where he majored in philosophy.
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^ Garden Grove High School - Orange, CA University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - theater - 1967 - Left before graduating Santa Ana Junior College - Santa Ana, CA - Took classes in drama and English poetry Long Beach State College - Long Beach, CA - philosophy - Transferred to UCLA .
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^ Studied philosophy at California State University at Long Beach, and for a while, considered becoming a philosophy professor instead of an actor-comedian.
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.Stormie enrolled at UCLA, about an hour's drive north, and the distance eventually caused them to lead separate lives.^ Martin's academic shift to philosophy led him to Los Angeles where he attended UCLA, eventually landing a job as a writer for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."
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.His philosophy classes intrigued him, and for a short while he considered becoming a professor instead of an actor-comedian.^ Studied philosophy at California State University at Long Beach, and for a while, considered becoming a philosophy professor instead of an actor-comedian.
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.His time at college changed his life: "It changed what I believe and what I think about everything.^ When asked why he had stolen books about how to write a book in the trunk of the stolen car, he replies that he was thinking of writing his life story, so he bought the book to tell him how to do it.
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^ The Times, which cited unnamed sources, said that when Cates last approached Crystal, the comedian told him that he wanted more time to think about the offer.
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^ I believed it was important to be funny now, while the audience was watching, but it was also important to be funny later, when the audience was home and thinking about it.
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I majored in philosophy. Something about non sequiturs appealed to me. .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!^ I'm talking about you, you fucking retard!
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^ So you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
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^ Can you talk about working with Ashton Kutcher?
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.There is no logic!^ After a period immersed in philosophy and logic, Martin decided that there WAS no logic, and began to come up with truckloads of bizarre, hilarious non-sequiturs.
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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 .^ The great thing about all of this is that more people are going to see this play because of the attempt at censorship.
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^ I was pretty angry about that on Sunday, and was planning on writing up a post about it -- but the day got away from me.
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^ In a big city, you’re being introduced to new things all the time.
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. . and it's thrilling."[10] .Martin periodically spoofed his philosophy studies in his 1970s stand-up act, comparing philosophy with studying geology.^ Dated while Martin was doing stand-up.
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^ His study of philosophy was a source of much of his material for his 1970s standup act.
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^ Martin's second novella, "The Pleasure of My Company," also became a best seller, as did his autobiography, "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life," published in 2007.
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."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."^ And that's just because you're an evangelical.
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^ Joey, you need to really calm down, man, and just avoid rented tuxedos for the rest of your life, OK? This is not an unusual thing in Hollywood - to be invited to dinner or a party and find a cake and a different event planned instead.
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^ In a big city, you’re being introduced to new things all the time.
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.In 1967, Martin transferred to UCLA and switched his major to theater.^ Transferring to UCLA in 1967, he changed his major to Theatre, and wrote comedy in his creative writing classes, quickly building up reams of material.
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.While attending college, he appeared in an episode of The Dating Game.^ The New Dating Game (USA: syndication title)     - Episode dated 16 March 1970 (1970) TV episode (uncredited) ....
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.Martin soon began working local clubs at night, to mixed notices.^ At night, he'd work the LA clubs.
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^ Martin began as a writer for other comics and television variety shows, but soon developed for himself an incredibly successful career as a stand-up comedian.
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^ Martin began working on the sequel shortly after it became clear that "The Pink Panther" was a hit.
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At age twenty-one, he dropped out of college.[12]

Career

Early career

.In 1967, his former girlfriend Nina Goldblatt,[13] a dancer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, helped Martin land a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams.^ His girlfriend at the time was a dancer on the very popular Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
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^ Career: As a child performer, worked with Wally Boag at Disneyland, then at Birdcage Theatre, Knott's Berry Farm; 1967 — while at University, accepted contract to write for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for CBS TV; from 1970 — writer and stand-up comic, working on TV through the 1970s, including Saturday Night Live , on tour, and on best-selling records; 1979 — feature film debut as writer/performer in The Jerk , 1979; partner in Aspen Film Society (an independent production company) and 40 Share Productions (a television production company).
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^ He said he largely gave up his dream of becoming a top-shelf banjo player back in the late 1960s, when he was writing comedy for TV variety shows that featured musicians such as Glen Campbell, John Denver, the Smothers Brothers and Mason Williams.
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.Williams initially paid Martin out of his own pocket.^ She passed on some of Steve's material to the head writer, Mason Williams, who loved it and began to use Steve's stuff, at first paying him out of his own pocket.
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.Along with the other writers for the show, Martin won an Emmy Award in 1969. He 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. He also appeared on these shows and several others, in various comedy skits.^ He was still a college student when he wrote for the hit show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and won an Emmy.
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^ He and the writing staff won an Emmy Award in 1969, and Martin continued to write and occasionally appear in comedy bits on variety shows like "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" (CBS, 1971-74) and "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" (CBS, 1969-1972).
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^ I'm still stunned that Robin Williams has an Oscar win and 3 other nominations, while Martin has zero (despite some critics awards and Golden Globe nominations for All of Me and Roxanne, among others).

During these years his roommates included comedian Gary Mule Deer and singer/guitarist Michael Johnson.
.Martin also performed his own material, sometimes as an opening act for groups such as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Carpenters, and Toto.^ There were a few TV spots, and he toured as support for pop acts, including the Carpenters and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
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^ I saw him opening for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1973, had no idea who he was and was blown away.

^ Synopsis: This 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guests Randy Newman and the Dirt Band .
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He appeared at San Francisco's The Boarding House, among other venues. He continued to write, earning an Emmy nomination for his work on Van Dyke and Company in 1976.
Steve Martin, circa 1977
.In the mid-1970s, Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.^ Dated while Martin was doing stand-up.
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^ Martin holds the record for most appearances on "The Tonight Show": 40.
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^ In the mid 1970s he started on a stand-up comedy career.
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[14] .That exposure, together with appearances on The Gong Show, HBO's On Location and NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL) (of which, despite a common misconception, he was never a cast member) led to his first of four comedy albums, Let's Get Small.^ Martin rose to prominence with guest appearances on NBC's Saturday Night Live and performances on The Tonight Show .
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^ Contrary to popular belief, Martin was never been a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
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^ Saturday Night Live: Christmas (1999) .
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.The album was a huge success; one of its tracks, "Excuse Me", helped establish a national catch phrase.^ The platinum-seller and Grammy winner for Best Comedy Album gave birth to catch phrases like "Well excuuuse me!"
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.His next album, A Wild and Crazy Guy, was an even bigger success, reaching the #2 spot on the sales chart in the U.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 Czechoslovak would-be playboys, the Festrunk Brothers.^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [11] .
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^ Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary .
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^ After many memorable performances as a "wild and crazy" Festrunk brother on "Saturday Night Live," Martin released a live comedy album, Let's Get Small (1977) and his fame skyrocketed.
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.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. The song was backed by the "Toot Uncommons" (they were actually members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).^ I have "King Tut" on a 45rpm and the album.
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^ There were a few TV spots, and he toured as support for pop acts, including the Carpenters and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
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^ By 1978, Martin had become a certified pop culture phenomenon with his arrow-through-the-head persona, releasing a follow-up Grammy winning album, A Wild and Crazy Guy, and a music single "King Tut," which hilariously celebrated the ancient boy king whose remains were hot on the museum circuit that year.
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The album was a million seller. .Both albums won Grammys for Best Comedy Recording in 1977 and 1978, respectively.^ He's won Grammys for both comedy and music.
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^ Released his first all-music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo ; earned a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album .
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^ I was really at the end of my stand-up career in my own head, and so I recorded them on the back of this comedy album.
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.Steve performed "King Tut" on the April 22, 1978 edition of SNL.^ Now a college professor, I still use his jokes, and I always show a clip of King Tut, performed on SNL, to begin my lectures on Egypt.
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^ In 1978 we got A Wild and Crazy Guy , which was his most successful comedy album, with the hit single " King Tut " on it as well as comedy.
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^ He also performed the song " King Tut " on the show, as well as his stand-up act.
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.In his comedy albums, Martin's stand-up comedy was clearly self-referential and sometimes self-mocking.^ Martin's second novella, "The Pleasure of My Company," also became a best seller, as did his autobiography, "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life," published in 2007.
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^ More » Steve Martin plucks another role with banjo album Reuters - Feb 6, 2009 Made famous by his absurdist stand-up comedy and zany Hollywood films, Steve Martin has also exercised his creativity on a more serious plane, writing plays, novellas, articles and a memoir.
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^ Extra Tidbit: I might be dating myself, but Martin's "Let's Get Small" is the first comedy album I remember listening to repeatedly.
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.It mixes philosophical riffs with sudden spurts of "happy feet", banjo playing with balloon depictions of concepts like venereal disease, and the controversial kitten juggling (he is a master juggler).^ Martin: The banjo originated in Africa as a -- I learned this from Bela's documentary, it's a very foreign-looking thing, it's like a gourd with three strings, but it's played very similar.
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^ Martin, on the other hand, with his banjo and balloons, was playing on childlike innocence and illogic.
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^ It's like, ‘Oh, I need to go play the banjo now.'
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.His style is off-kilter and ironic,[15] and sometimes pokes fun at stand-up comedy traditions, such as Martin opening his act (from A Wild and Crazy Guy) 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.^ He was no “wild and crazy guy” by accident.

^ Back in my teens, his album "Wild and Crazy Guy" was THE comedy album.

^ Wild and Crazy guy.
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.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."^ And then the days go by and I know that my mind is like churning and churning and churning and churning, and then I’ll go back and it comes out freely.
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.Or: "Hello, I'm Steve Martin, and I'll be out here in a minute .^ To light a candle in memory of Steve Martin fill out this form: .

^ It wasn't until I started listening to old Steve Martin albums that I really understood half the stuff that comes out of my dad's mouth.
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^ MCF profile Let me get the confusion out of the way: why does Steve Martin "hate us?"
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. . "
.During his frequent SNL guest appearances, Martin popularized the air quotes gesture, which uses four fingers to make double quote marks in the air.^ No Appearance Scheduled We're sorry, but we can't find any airings featuring Steve Martin in the next 14 days.
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^ Synopsis: This 1976 episode of Saturday Night Live is Steve Martin's first guest-host appearance on the popular sketch comedy series.
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^ Martin rose to prominence with guest appearances on NBC's Saturday Night Live and performances on The Tonight Show .
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[15]
Martin related[16] that in one comedy routine (used on the Comedy Is Not Pretty! LP) 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.
.While on Saturday Night Live, Martin became very close with several of the cast members.^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [11] .
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^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [10] .
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^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [13] .
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One was Gilda Radner. .On the day Radner died from ovarian cancer in 1989, Martin was to host SNL. On the episode, Martin showed a video clip of him and Radner appearing in a 1978 sketch.^ It will be a two man show for the Oscars this year, with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin set to host the 82nd annual Academy Awards.
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^ Synopsis: This 1986 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Chevy Chase , Steve Martin , and Martin Short and features musical guest Randy Newman .
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^ Synopsis: This 1980 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guest Paul & Linda McCartney.
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He introduced the clip to the audience and became overcome with grief and started to cry.
.Martin has guest-hosted Saturday Night Live 15 times, as of his January 2009 hosting (musical guest: Jason Mraz), breaking his previous record of 14 (now held by fellow frequent host Alec Baldwin) and retaining his title as SNL's most frequent host (a record Martin has held since 1989, when he beat Buck Henry's record of ten).^ Synopsis: This 1994 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guest Eric Clapton .
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^ Synopsis: This 1977 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guest The Kinks.
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^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [11] .
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Acting career

.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.^ To light a candle in memory of Steve Martin fill out this form: .

^ The oversize brdige plate and reinforcement plate exhibit the kind of thinking in the 1970s that directed measures toward flattening the tops on old Martin scallop voiced Ds.

^ The following year he sold out the New Haven Coliseum,with a crowd of about 12,000.
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.But unknown to his audience, stand-up comedy was "just an accident" for him.^ I would say -- well, I would probably have to give up the banjo, just because I enjoy comedy so much and I love comedy.
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^ Somebody said something to me once -- they said, stand-up, they just go day to day and you have to keep working, you have to be out here.
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^ I think the audience really liked the music, it had a good feeling, and I didn't prepare any comedy material but I was just kind of joking around, so that was fun.
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.His real goal was to get into film.^ And fortunately I did this movie called "The Jerk" and it became a hit, and then I got into movies, which was -- I didn't realize that was my goal, but it really was.
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[10] .Martin's first film was a short, The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977).^ A short movie, The Absent-Minded Waiter, featuring Buck Henry and Teri Garr, with Steve as a completely hopeless waiter, was Oscar-nominated.
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^ I first remember Steve Martin when he was on Johnny Carson in May 1977 (I remember because I'd just finished high school.
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^ The Absent-Minded Waiter , a role which he reprised in the Muppet Movie in a cameo --"Would you like to smell the bottlecap?"
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.The seven-minute long film, also featuring Buck Henry and Teri Garr, was written by and starred Martin.^ A short movie, The Absent-Minded Waiter, featuring Buck Henry and Teri Garr, with Steve as a completely hopeless waiter, was Oscar-nominated.
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^ A film version of Shopgirl starring Martin and Claire Danes is currently slated for a 2005 release.
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^ Martin also has written humorous pieces; several plays, notably Picasso at the Lapin Agile (1993); and two novellas, Shopgirl (2000; he wrote the screenplay and starred in the 2005 film version) and The Pleasure of My Company (2003).
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.The film was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Short Film, Live Action.^ Awards: Best Actor Awards, U.S. National Society of Film Critics, and New York Film Critics, for All of Me , 1984; Best Actor Awards, U.S. National Society of Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics, for Roxanne , 1987.
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^ The Best of Gene Kelly (UK: video box title) The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985) (TV) ....
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^ National Society of Film Critics Award: Best Actor .
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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". In 1979, Martin co-wrote and starred in his first full-length movie, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner.^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) .
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^ Did Steve Martin star in the Jerk?
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^ Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 PG , 111 min.
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The movie was a huge success, grossing over $73 million on a budget of far less than that amount.[17]
.The success of The Jerk opened more doors for Martin.^ Bobby Bowfinger ( Steve Martin ) has struggled for years to make it in Hollywood with no real success; he's convinced that he has to make his big break soon or it  Read More .
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.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).^ Stanley Kubrick liked his work in The Jerk (1979) and once considered having him play Bill Harford in Eyes Wide Shut (1999); the role which later went to Tom Cruise.
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^ A film version of Shopgirl starring Martin and Claire Danes is currently slated for a 2005 release.
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^ There was the comedy cowboy flick Three Amigos, directed by John Landis and co-starring SNL buddies Chevy Chase and Martin Short.
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.Martin was executive producer for Domestic Life, a prime-time television series starring friend Martin Mull, and a late-night series called Twilight Theater.^ Mine was a time in the late 1970s when I thought I was too tired to drive from Nashville to Atlanta to see Steve Martin and Martin Mull performing as "The Steve Martin Mull Show."
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^ Synopsis: This 1976 episode of Saturday Night Live is Steve Martin's first guest-host appearance on the popular sketch comedy series.
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^ Steve Martin produced, wrote, and starred in this modernized adaptation of the George Eliot novel Silas Marner.
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.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.^ Synopsis: This 1976 episode of Saturday Night Live is Steve Martin's first guest-host appearance on the popular sketch comedy series.
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^ I first remember Steve Martin when he was on Johnny Carson in May 1977 (I remember because I'd just finished high school.
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^ I'm against it generally, but I kind of changed my mind with this movie because they were being educated and having fun.
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.To prepare for that film, Martin took acting lessons from director Herbert Ross, and spent months learning how to tap dance.^ He spent months learning to tap-dance and received acting lessons from the director, Herbert Ross.
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^ Synopsis: Herbert Ross directed this Nora Ephron -scripted buddy comedy starring Steve Martin , Rick Moranis , and Joan Cusack .
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^ A clear, artistic departure took place with the 1981 Pennies from Heaven , directed by Herbert Ross.
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.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."^ The 25-year-old son of film legend James Caan appears alongside Martin in the crime comedy.
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^ Martin says, "I sign autographs, but when you're rushing somewhere, like you're going to catch a plane, you don't really have time.
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^ MCF profile Well....um....at least this time there's good writers who know good comedy, so that could help.
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.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.^ Steve moved on to Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, directed by Jerk-helmsman Carl Reiner (father of Rob).
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^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 PG , 91 min.
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^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) 8.
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.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: Steve Martin [11] .
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^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [10] .
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^ Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin [13] .
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.It was originally entitled The Three Caballeros and Martin was to be teamed with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.^ Martin: The banjo originated in Africa as a -- I learned this from Bela's documentary, it's a very foreign-looking thing, it's like a gourd with three strings, but it's played very similar.
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^ Actors: Steve Martin , Dan Aykroyd , Phil Hartman , Glenne Headly , Daryl Mitchell .
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^ A highlight is an installment of Martin's famous skit with Dan Aykroyd , "Two Wild and Crazy Guys."
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.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 (1986) .
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^ What is the movie with steve martin where he was raised by a black family Steve Martin starred in "The Jerk"(1979) who grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family.It was a huge hit for Martin!
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^ Martin -- who also wrote the film's screenplay -- played the straight man against Eddie Murphy , once again impressing critics with his versatility.
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.The film also marked the first of three films teaming Martin with actor Rick Moranis.^ "Steve Martin has done this before, while for me it is the first time," the actor tells PEOPLE .
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^ While Martin is perhaps better known as an actor, producer and even a novelist, film festival organizers jumped at the chance to honor him for his screenwriting talents.
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^ As a film actor, Martin’s strongest work was generally material he wrote himself … more .
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.In 1987, Martin joined comedian John Candy in the John Hughes movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles. That same year, the Cyrano de Bergerac adaptation Roxanne, a film Martin co-wrote, won him a Writers Guild of America, East award and more importantly, the recognition from Hollywood and the public that he was more than a comedian.^ Steve Martin Tapped to Host 75th Academy Awards The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided it wants a second helping of Steve Martin, and has tapped the actor/writer/comedian to host the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 23, 2003.
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^ After a first-rate turn in All of Me (1984), in which he played a man whose body is inhabited by the soul of a woman, Martin's film work began to fluctuate in quality, only to emerge on top again with Roxanne (1987), a potentially silly but ultimately compelling update of Cyrano de Bergerac.
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^ Martin -- who also wrote the film's screenplay -- played the straight man against Eddie Murphy , once again impressing critics with his versatility.
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.In 1988, he performed in the Frank Oz comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels alongside Michael Caine.^ First Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, once more with Frank Oz.
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^ Release Date: 8/2/1989 Age 12+ Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Martin and Caine scam women.

^ Synopsis: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the 1964 film farce Bedtime Story .
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.Martin starred in the Ron Howard film Parenthood, with Moranis in 1989. He later met with Moranis to make the Mafia comedy My Blue Heaven in 1990. 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.^ My Blue Heaven (1990) .
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^ Bilko (1996), to name a few), Martin was unarguably full of surprises, as witnessed in his unsympathetic portrayal in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1989), his hilariously evil dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (1986), his angst-ridden father in Parenthood (1989), his smooth-talking Italian in My Blue Heaven, and his callow film producer in Grand Canyon (1991) -- though the public still seemed to prefer his standard comic performances in The Three Amigos (1986), Father of the Bride (1991), and L.A. Story (1991).
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^ Martin -- who also wrote the film's screenplay -- played the straight man against Eddie Murphy , once again impressing critics with his versatility.
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.In a serious role (albeit with moments of comedic lightness), Martin played a tightly wound Hollywood film producer trying to recover from a traumatic robbery that left him injured.^ Martin’s screenplays for The Jerk, Roxanne , and L.A. Story led him to begin writing stage plays, which include The Underpants and Picasso at the Lapin Agile .
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^ "I really had no musical bent at all or ever thought I would try to play an instrument until I heard the banjo," says Martin, who began playing the instrument at 17.
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^ While Martin is perhaps better known as an actor, producer and even a novelist, film festival organizers jumped at the chance to honor him for his screenwriting talents.
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.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).^ The 25-year-old son of film legend James Caan appears alongside Martin in the crime comedy.
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^ Synopsis: This 1976 episode of Saturday Night Live is Steve Martin's first guest-host appearance on the popular sketch comedy series.
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^ When Steve Martin appeared, my father was just disgusted.
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.He also starred in the 1992 comedy film HouseSitter, with Goldie Hawn and Dana Delany.^ First there was Housesitter, yet again with Frank Oz, where he played a rich guy who proposes to Dana Delany but is turned down - a shame as he's built a house for her.
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^ Then came The Out-Of-Towners, a reunion with Goldie Hawn, and a remake of Neil Simon's earlier effort, starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.
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^ Actors: Steve Martin , Goldie Hawn , Dana Delany , Julie Harris , Donald Moffat .
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.Martin also starred with Eddie Murphy in the 1999 comedy Bowfinger.^ Martin -- who also wrote the film's screenplay -- played the straight man against Eddie Murphy , once again impressing critics with his versatility.
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^ Then up popped Eddie Murphy , old mucker Frank Oz and Bowfinger, the first script Steve had written in years.
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^ There was the comedy cowboy flick Three Amigos, directed by John Landis and co-starring SNL buddies Chevy Chase and Martin Short.
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.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).^ "I really had no musical bent at all or ever thought I would try to play an instrument until I heard the banjo," says Martin, who began playing the instrument at 17.
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^ After starring in a very dark role in David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner (1997) and an unsuccessful return to comedy in The Out-of-Towners (1999), Martin again won acclaim for Bowfinger, a 1999 comedy-satire that cast him as its titular hero, an unsuccessful movie director trying to make a film without the aid of a real script or real star.
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^ He made a low-budget return as mysterious stranger Jimmy Dell in David Mamet's slow, convoluted The Spanish Prisoner.
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He appeared in a version of Waiting for Godot as Vladimir (with Robin Williams as Estragon and Bill Irwin as Lucky). .In 1998, Martin guest starred with U2 in the 200th episode of The Simpsons titled Trash of the Titans. Martin provided the voice for sanitation commissioner Ray Patterson.^ Synopsis: This 1994 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guest Eric Clapton .
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^ Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts) ...
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^ Synopsis: This 1977 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guest The Kinks.
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.In 1999, Martin and Hawn starred in a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy, The Out-of-Towners.^ After starring in a very dark role in David Mamet 's The Spanish Prisoner (1997) and an unsuccessful return to comedy in The Out-of-Towners (1999), Martin again won acclaim for Bowfinger , a 1999 comedy-satire that cast him as its titular hero, an unsuccessful movie director trying to make a film without the aid of a real script or real star.
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^ After starring in a very dark role in David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner (1997) and an unsuccessful return to comedy in The Out-of-Towners (1999), Martin again won acclaim for Bowfinger, a 1999 comedy-satire that cast him as its titular hero, an unsuccessful movie director trying to make a film without the aid of a real script or real star.
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^ There was the comedy cowboy flick Three Amigos, directed by John Landis and co-starring SNL buddies Chevy Chase and Martin Short.
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.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.S. theaters.^ Christmas brings box office cheer .
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^ There was the comedy cowboy flick Three Amigos, directed by John Landis and co-starring SNL buddies Chevy Chase and Martin Short.
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^ Luckily, 2003's odd-couple comedy Bringing Down the House with Queen Latifah, rapper and surprising Oscar nominee for her role in Chicago, fared relatively well in theaters.
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Both were family comedies.
.In 2005, Martin wrote and starred in Shopgirl, based on his own novella.^ Martin's next appearance onscreen would be in 2005, in Shopgirl, based on his own novella.
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^ A film version of Shopgirl starring Martin and Claire Danes is currently slated for a 2005 release.
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^ Martin upped his own thematic ante in the next novella.
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.Martin played a wealthy businessman who strikes up a romance with a Saks Fifth Avenue counter girl (Claire Danes).^ "I really had no musical bent at all or ever thought I would try to play an instrument until I heard the banjo," says Martin, who began playing the instrument at 17.
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^ What is the movie with steve martin where he was raised by a black family Steve Martin starred in "The Jerk"(1979) who grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family.It was a huge hit for Martin!
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^ Martin -- who also wrote the film's screenplay -- played the straight man against Eddie Murphy , once again impressing critics with his versatility.
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He also starred in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 that year. .Martin also starred in the 2006 box office hit The Pink Panther, standing in Peter Sellers' shoes as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, a role which he reprised in 2009's The Pink Panther 2.^ The Pink Panther 2 (2009) 33.
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^ The Pink Panther (2006) 34.
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^ The Pink Panther 2 2009 ' , 92 min.
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.His other recent work includes the 2008 comedy Baby Mama, where he plays a holistic and self-absorbed founder of a health foods company, and the 2009 film It's Complicated, opposite Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.^ Jane (Meryl Streep) has been divorced from Jake (Alec Baldwin) for a decade.
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^ I used to work in a high school and there is no way that community would have even considered this play, or any other that was remotely controversial or had any adult themes.
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^ Read More Current News: Boulder film festival to honor Alec Baldwin Jan.
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Writing

.Throughout the 1990s, after Tina Brown took over The New Yorker, Martin wrote various pieces for the magazine.^ And I wrote some other pieces for it that weren’t in the New Yorker and that’s what that was.
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^ For example, when I wrote that piece on Johnny Carson [that appeared in the New York Times shortly after his death], I was sitting there playing Internet poker.
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^ His play Picasso at the Lapin Agile was produced successfully off-Broadway, and he has contributed numerous humor pieces to The New Yorker magazine, and penned the bestselling novella Shopgirl.
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.They later appeared in the collection Pure Drivel.^ SM: No, Pure Drivel was a collection of essays for the New Yorker .
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.In 1993, Martin wrote the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which had a successful run in several American cities.^ Martin’s screenplays for The Jerk, Roxanne , and L.A. Story led him to begin writing stage plays, which include The Underpants and Picasso at the Lapin Agile .
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^ Martin -- who also wrote the film's screenplay -- played the straight man against Eddie Murphy , once again impressing critics with his versatility.
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^ He said he soon began writing his first play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, after seeing a comedy performed at a New York theater.
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.In 2009, after the La Grande, Oregon school board refused to allow the play to be performed after several parents complained about the content, Martin offered to pay to ensure that the students could put on the production off-site.^ I'm from La Grande and recently spoke with Kevin Cahill, the play's director, and told him, "You better tell those kids that now they REALLY better perform because people will be out in droves to see what is so offensive."
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^ Once it became clear that the school district was going to cease the school-funded production, the College Democrats at Eastern Oregon University did something amazing : They stepped up, rented a space on their own campus, and offered to raise the money to put on the production.
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^ As an aside, the school board voted 4-3 to censor the play.
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[18]
.In 2002, Martin adapted the Carl Sternheim play The Underpants, which ran Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company.In 2008, he produced and wrote the story for the dramatic thriller Traitor, starring Don Cheadle.^ Martin’s screenplays for The Jerk, Roxanne , and L.A. Story led him to begin writing stage plays, which include The Underpants and Picasso at the Lapin Agile .
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^ Steve Martin Shows His Underpants Wild and crazy guy Steve Martin is returning to the Broadway stage with an adaptation of Carl Sternheim's 1911 dark comedy The Underpants.
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^ What most people don’t know, Brabbée said, is that Martin has written many of the films he’s starred in.
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.Martin has also written two novellas, Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company.^ If we ever do a movie of “The Pleasure of My Company,” I would like him to play it.
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^ Martin's next appearance onscreen would be in 2005, in Shopgirl, based on his own novella.
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^ In 2003 he'd host the Oscars and publish his second novella, The Pleasure Of My Company.
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Shopgirl was later turned into a film (see above). .In 2007, he published a memoir, Born Standing Up.^ For the Steve Martin fans who are interested, I believe this article is excerpted from his book, ' Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life .'
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^ If you like Steve Martin, and who wouldn't, he's a class act, please pick up his very amusing autobiography, "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life".
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^ I'll go out and buy "Born Standing Up" because of it.
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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."[19]

Hosting

.In 2001, Martin hosted the 73rd Annual Academy Awards; he hosted it again in 2003 for the Academy Awards.^ Is hosting the 75th Annual Academy Awards.
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^ Steve Martin Tapped to Host 75th Academy Awards The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided it wants a second helping of Steve Martin, and has tapped the actor/writer/comedian to host the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 23, 2003.
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^ Announced, along with Alec Baldwin, as co-host of the 82nd Academy Awards.
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He co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards with Alec Baldwin on March 7, 2010. [20]
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 continued to run until March 15, 2009.

Music

Steve Martin Playing with the Steep Canyon Rangers in Seattle.
.The banjo had long been a staple of Martin's 1970s stand-up career and he periodically poked fun of his love for the instrument.^ "I really had no musical bent at all or ever thought I would try to play an instrument until I heard the banjo," says Martin, who began playing the instrument at 17.
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^ "I picked it up because I loved it, and then I put it in my act," Martin says from his home in Los Angeles.
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^ For the Steve Martin fans who are interested, I believe this article is excerpted from his book, ' Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life .'
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On the Comedy Is Not Pretty! album he included an all-instrumental jam, titled "Drop Thumb Medley," and played the track on his 1979 concert tour.
.In 2001, he played banjo on Earl Scruggs' remake of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". The recording was the winner of the Best Country Instrumental Performance category at the following year's Grammys.^ Steve is an accomplished banjo player and appears playing the instrument in Earl Scruggs and Friends video for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", for which he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
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^ This is, for example, a sample of Earl Scruggs' great "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," played in his three-finger style.
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^ We played "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," one of the great bluegrass banjo instrumentals, but because I was part of the group we all won Grammys.
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.Martin released his first all-music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo with appearances from stars such as Dolly Parton,[21] exclusively to Amazon.com on January 27, 2009,[22] with a wider release on May 19, 2009. This album won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.^ May 19, 2009 .
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^ He's won Grammys for both comedy and music.
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^ Back to May 19, 2009 .
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In the American Idol Season 8 Finals, he performed alongside Michael Sarver and Megan Joy in the song "Pretty Flowers".
.Martin played banjo along with the Steep Canyon Rangers on the June 27, 2009 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, and began a two-month U.S. tour with the Rangers in September 2009, including an appearances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco, Carnegie Hall in New York,[23] and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.^ Instead, prepare yourself for a tall, profoundly white-haired fellow playing a repertoire of original bluegrass banjo tunes from his new album, The Crow, on his cherished Gibson 1927 Florentine Mastertone.
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^ "I really had no musical bent at all or ever thought I would try to play an instrument until I heard the banjo," says Martin, who began playing the instrument at 17.
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^ It was his connection to the magazine that led to an invitation to host a banjo night at The New Yorker Festival in 2005, and it was there that Martin shared the stage with Wernick, Scruggs, Trishka and Charles Wood - all bluegrass legends in their own rights.
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[24] .On November 9th 2009 he and the Steep Canyon Rangers played 'An evening of Bluegrass and Banjo' at the Royal Festival Hall in London with support from Mary Black.^ Not even a mention that you can also play the banjo.
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^ It has plenty of volume, and even voice, and a vintage tone that is perfect for flatpicking or bluegrass playing.

^ Martin: Well, that playing music can be a joy, one, and my whole life I really played alone, and that night I had a band with me, the Steep Canyon Rangers, who are a name in their own right, but they played with me and backed me up.
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[25]
.Martin played his banjo for a few moments during an interview on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 5, 2009. He also appeared in a comedy skit, showing him playing the banjo with the head of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and playing for the UN.^ "I really had no musical bent at all or ever thought I would try to play an instrument until I heard the banjo," says Martin, who began playing the instrument at 17.
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^ Another big moment in the emergence of Martin's banjo playing - as standalone music rather than comedic accessory - was a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman that same year, with much of his New Yorker Festival banjo entourage in tow.
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^ Ask him, and he'll concede that in the '70s he played it in his act with a giant novelty arrow through his head, but that doesn't mean it's funny.
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.In 2008, Martin appeared with the metalcore band, In the Minds of the Living, during a show in Myrtle Beach.^ Martin rose to prominence with guest appearances on NBC's Saturday Night Live and performances on The Tonight Show .
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^ Synopsis: This 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guests Randy Newman and the Dirt Band .
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^ Steve Martin is arguably the most successful alumnus of US sketch show Saturday Night Live.
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[26] .On April 29 2010 Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will play the New Orleans Jazzfest, one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. In June 2010 Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will play Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.^ Steve was a good friend, one I've known since he started WPD. When I was a traffic investigator, I knew Martin was one I could totally depend on.

^ Martin will be presented the NBC-Universal Screenwriter’s Tribute Award at the 10th annual Nantucket Film Festival on June 18.
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^ I remember telling my father, when I was 12, that my children, right after birth, should have Steve Martin records playing in their nurseries 24/7.
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Martin appeared on Later... with .Jools Holland, series 35 episode 9 playing his banjo accompanied by Steep Canyon Rangers.^ Martin: Well, that playing music can be a joy, one, and my whole life I really played alone, and that night I had a band with me, the Steep Canyon Rangers, who are a name in their own right, but they played with me and backed me up.
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Personal life

.Martin was married to actress Victoria Tennant from November 20, 1986, until 1994. On July 28, 2007, Martin married Anne Stringfield at his Los Angeles home.^ Steve Martin gave this interview at his home in Los Angeles.
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^ "I picked it up because I loved it, and then I put it in my act," Martin says from his home in Los Angeles.
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^ Synopsis: Steve Martin wrote and stars in this look at the promise and dreamtime of Los Angeles culture.
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Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey presided over the ceremony. .Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, was his best man.^ Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary .
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^ Synopsis: This 1994 episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Steve Martin and features musical guest Eric Clapton .
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^ Synopsis: Like it or not, for 25 years, Saturday Night Live has graced our living rooms on Saturday nights.
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.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.^ Many felt the movie star, hosting the Oscars for the second time, would hold back on comedy so as not to upset or offend those who felt the ceremony should not have been taking place in wartime.
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^ The wedding will take place in their home, and, even then, George is upset at the costs.
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^ Actors: Steve Martin , Queen Latifah , Eugene Levy , Jean Smart .
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Instead, they were told they were invited to a party, and were surprised by the nuptials.[28]

Awards and honors

Along with the other writers for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Steve won an Emmy Award in 1969.
.In 1978, Martin won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Let's Get Small, and in 1979 for A Wild and Crazy Guy. He also shared a 2001 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Earl Scruggs (and others) for his banjo performance of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown".[29] Martin also won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for his album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo[30].^ Steve is an accomplished banjo player and appears playing the instrument in Earl Scruggs and Friends video for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", for which he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
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^ Steve Martin: A wild and crazy (and banjo-picking) guy Canada.com Network .
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^ His debut album, Let's Get Small, sold a million and won a Grammy.
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.In August 1989 Martin received the first honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from California State University Long Beach, where he studied philosophy 1964 to 1967 before transferring to UCLA for theater.^ Studied philosophy at California State University at Long Beach, and for a while, considered becoming a philosophy professor instead of an actor-comedian.
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^ Which he did, at Long Beach State University, where he majored in philosophy.
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^ The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, has received a $1-million boost from actor and author Steve Martin.
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[31]
.On October 23, 2005, Martin was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.^ I was just in such a hurry to sing the praises of Steve Martin and I should have said the Mark Twain Award at the Kennedy Center.
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^ Better still, at the Kennedy Centre Awards he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour.
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^ "I think Mark Twain is a great guy," commented Martin "and I can't wait to meet him".
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.Martin was 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.^ It was his connection to the magazine that led to an invitation to host a banjo night at The New Yorker Festival in 2005, and it was there that Martin shared the stage with Wernick, Scruggs, Trishka and Charles Wood - all bluegrass legends in their own rights.
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^ Martin's thus inflamed need to please and be loved must surely have fuelled his early career, if not all of it.
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^ TV TV Home > Cast & Crew > Steve Martin more Overview Biography Credits Career Milestones Awards Photos Upcoming Appearances TV! Search Search TV Steve Martin .
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Martin was honored at the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on December 1, 2007.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1977 The Absent-Minded Waiter Short Subject
1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Dr. Maxwell Edison
1979 The Muppet Movie Insolent Waiter
The Kids Are Alright Documentary
The Jerk Navin R. Johnson Also Writer
1981 Pennies from Heaven Arthur Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Rigby Reardon Also Writer
1983 The Man with Two Brains Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr Also Writer
1984 The Lonely Guy Larry Hubbard
All of Me Roger Cobb National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1985 Movers & Shakers Fabio Longio
1986 ¡Three Amigos! Lucky Day Also Writer and Executive Producer
Little Shop of Horrors Orin Scrivello, DDS Billed as "Special Appearance"
1987 Roxanne C.D. Bales Also Writer and Executive Producer
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Neal Page
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Freddy Benson
1989 Parenthood Gil Buckman Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1990 My Blue Heaven Vinnie Antonelli
1991 L.A. Story Harris K. Telemacher Also Writer and Executive Producer
Father of the Bride George Banks Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Grand Canyon Davis
1992 HouseSitter Newton Davis
Leap of Faith Jonas Nightengale
1993 And the Band Played On The Brother Cameo
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate Michael McCann Also Writer and Executive Producer
Mixed Nuts Philip
1995 Father of the Bride Part II George Banks Nominated - American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1996 Sgt. Bilko Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
1997 The Spanish Prisoner Jimmy Dell
1998 The Prince of Egypt Hotep Voice
1999 The Out-of-Towners Henry Clark
Bowfinger Bobby Bowfinger Also writer
The Venice Project Cameo
Fantasia 2000 Introductory Host Disney Re-Release
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Charlie Duell
2001 Novocaine Frank Sangster
2003 Bringing Down the House Peter Sanderson
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mr. Chairman
Cheaper by the Dozen Tom Baker
2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Cameo
The Merchant of Venice Cameo
CinderElmo Barney Peters
2005 Shopgirl Ray Porter Also Writer and Producer
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Tom Baker
Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years As himself
2006 The Pink Panther Inspector Clouseau A remake of the earlier series
2007 and 2008 Wayside Starred in two episodes, one in each season
2008 Baby Mama Barry
Traitor Writer and Producer
2009 The Pink Panther 2 Inspector Clouseau Also Screenplay
It's Complicated Adam Schaffer
2011 Cheaper by the Dozen 3:The White House Wreck Tom Baker

Bibliography

  • The Jerk (1979) (Written with Carl Gottlieb)
  • Cruel Shoes (1979)
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the Zig-Zag Woman, Patter for the Floating Lady, WASP (1996)
  • L.A. Story and Roxanne: Two Screenplays (published together in 1997)
  • Pure Drivel (1998)
  • Eric Fischl : 1970–2000 (2000) (Afterword)
  • Modern Library Humor and Wit Series (2000) (Introduction and Series Editor)
  • Shopgirl (2001)
  • Kindly Lent Their Owner: The Private Collection of Steve Martin (2001)
  • The Underpants: A Play (2002)
  • The Pleasure of My Company (2003)
  • The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z (2007) (Released October 2007, Children's Books featuring Wacky Couplets for each letter, illustrated by Roz Chast)
  • Born Standing Up (2007) (Released November 2007 Biography about his Stand-Up Years)

Discography

Albums

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Bluegrass
1977 Let's Get Small 10
1978 A Wild and Crazy Guy 2
1979 Comedy Is Not Pretty! 25
1981 The Steve Martin Brothers 135
2009 The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo 93 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions
US
1977 "Grandmother's Song" 72
1978 "King Tut" 17
1979 "Cruel Shoes" 91

TV specials

Title Year Network
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy 1978 NBC
All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special 1980 NBC
Steve Martin: Comedy is Not Pretty 1980 NBC
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 NBC
The Winds of Whoopie 1983 NBC

References

  1. ^ Born Standing Up, pp. 18-19
  2. ^ Steve Martin Biography, accessed 13 July 2008
  3. ^ Steve Martin Biography (1945-2012)
  4. ^ Born Standing Up, p. 20
  5. ^ Steve Martin shows comedy often comes from pain in memoir
  6. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thestar/access/513449651.html?dids=513449651:513449651&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Dec+16%2C+1992&author=Jamie+Portman&pub=The+Record&desc=Steve+Martin's+leap+of+faith+%3A+%22Wild+and+crazy+guy'+takes+a+dramatic+risk&pqatl=google
  7. ^ "Steve Martin Filmography". http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/steve_martin_biog/. Retrieved 2006-09-27. 
  8. ^ Born Standing Up, p. 39
  9. ^ Born Standing Up, p. 65
  10. ^ a b Fong-Torres, Ben (1982). "Steve Martin Sings: The Rolling Stone Interview". http://www.stevemartin.com/stop_the_presses/rollingstone_82.php. Retrieved 2006-09-27. 
  11. ^ Steve Martin at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ SteveMartin.com | Stop the Presses
  13. ^ Born Standing Up, p. 76
  14. ^ Martin, Steve (2008). "Being Funny". Smithsonian Magazine. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/funny-martin-200802.html. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  15. ^ a b Frum, David (2000). How We Got Here: The '70s. New York, New York: Basic Books. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0465041957. 
  16. ^ (in his Born Standing Up, pp. 176-177)
  17. ^ Box Office Mojo. ""THE JERK", box office summary". http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=jerk.htm. Retrieved 2006-09-27. 
  18. ^ Martin: Show Will Go On, On My Dime Yahoo News, March 15, 2009
  19. ^ Grossman, Lev; Top 10 Nonfiction Books; time.com
  20. ^ http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/82/hosts.html
  21. ^ Steve Martin Guardian Article
  22. ^ SteveMartin.com
  23. ^ Madison, Tjames. Livedaily.com, August 4, 2009. "Steve Martin and his banjo map fall tour." Retrieved on October 4, 2009,
  24. ^ http://www.seattlesymphony.org/benaroya/browse/eventdetail.aspx?id=2211
  25. ^ [1]
  26. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/06/steve-martin-plays-the-ba_n_310858.html
  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ USA Today/Associated Press (2007). "Steve Martin weds girlfriend Anne Stringfield". http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-07-29-martin-marriage_N.htm?csp=34. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  29. ^ GRAMMY Winners Search
  30. ^ http://www.grammy.com/nominees
  31. ^ Los Angeles Times via Sydney Morning Herald; August 28, 1989 Late Edition; NEWS AND FEATURES; Pg. 11

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Comedy is not pretty.
.Stephen Glenn Martin (born 14 August 1945) is an American comedian, writer, actor, musician and composer.^ Stephen Glenn Martin was born on August 14th, 1945 in Waco, Texas .
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^ An American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer.
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^ Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician, and composer.
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Sourced

  • .The new phone book's here!^ The new phone books are here!"
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    ^ The new phone book's here!
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    ^ I'm a receptionist and send an all staff email for folks when the new phone books arrive...It reads: "The new phone books are here!
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    .The new phone book's here!^ The new phone books are here!"
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    ^ The new phone book's here!
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    ^ I'm a receptionist and send an all staff email for folks when the new phone books arrive...It reads: "The new phone books are here!
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    .This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need.^ This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need!
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    My name in print. .That really makes somebody.^ That really makes somebody!
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    .Things are going to start happening to me now!^ Things are going to start happening to me now.
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    ^ I don't know, my career's all over the place now because I had this terrible thing happen to me.
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    ^ Then a strange thing started to happen: Steve Martin's hair began turning gray!
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    .
    • As "Navin R. Johnson" in The Jerk (1979)
  • All of a sudden I had to remember some words that Marlowe had told me over fifteen years ago: 'Dead men don't wear plaid.'^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
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    ^ First collaboration with director Carl Reiner, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" .
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    ^ Yes, spread the "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" love!
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    Hmm... .Dead men don't wear plaid.^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
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    ^ Yes, spread the "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" love!
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    ^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a fun film.
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    .I still don't know what it means.^ "I don't know how much that means," Martin told the New York Times this winter.
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    ^ "I don't know how many that means," says Martin.
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    .
    • As "Rigby Reardon" in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
  • You kill me and I'll see that you never work in this town again.^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is a whole 'nother kettle of fish.
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    ^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid In this parodic tribute to film noir, Martin plays Rigby Reardon, private investigator.
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    ^ Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (Carl Reiner) (as Rigby Reardon, + co-sc) .
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    • As "Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr" in The Man with Two Brains (1983)
  • A kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true. .
    • As Harris K. Telemacher in "L.A. Story" (1991)
  • Why is it we don't always recognize the moment when love begins, but we always know when it ends?^ There is so much I want to say, personal memories, special things, I don't even know where to begin.....

    ^ Next he returned to writing with LA Story, where he played weatherman Harris K Telemacher.
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    ^ It’s like when you’re a kid and you’re laughing so hard at something and you don’t know why and you just cannot stop—that’s what I was going for.
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    .
    • As Harris K. Telemacher in "L.A. Story" (1991)
  • Hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful woman — it's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal's out of town.^ Hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful woman — it's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal's out of town.
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    ^ Rock" star Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in "The Cooler," will make his Oscars debut as this year's host.
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    ^ But the Oscars usually turn to people who either have a body of film work to host or are late-night talk show hosts (like Carson, Stewart, and Letterman).
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    .
    • Hosting the 2001 Academy Awards
  • I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word.^ Is hosting the 75th Annual Academy Awards.
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    ^ Rock" star Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in "The Cooler," will make his Oscars debut as this year's host.
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    ^ Later that year it was announced that Martin and actor Alec Baldwin would cohost the Academy Awards ceremony in 2010; Martin had hosted the event in 2001 and 2003.
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    .The word they didn't change was on page 87.
    • Introducing the best adapted screenplay at the 2003 Academy Awards
  • It was so sweet backstage, you should have seen it — The Teamsters were helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo.^ Rock" star Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in "The Cooler," will make his Oscars debut as this year's host.
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    ^ Steve Martin Tapped to Host 75th Academy Awards The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided it wants a second helping of Steve Martin, and has tapped the actor/writer/comedian to host the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 23, 2003.
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    ^ Later that year it was announced that Martin and actor Alec Baldwin would cohost the Academy Awards ceremony in 2010; Martin had hosted the event in 2001 and 2003.
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    .
  • I like a woman with a head on her shoulders.^ Is hosting the 75th Annual Academy Awards.
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    ^ Rock" star Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in "The Cooler," will make his Oscars debut as this year's host.
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    ^ Steve Martin Tapped to Host 75th Academy Awards The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided it wants a second helping of Steve Martin, and has tapped the actor/writer/comedian to host the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 23, 2003.
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    .I hate necks.
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • Now let's repeat the non-conformists' oath: I promise to be different!^ Wild and Crazy guy.
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    ^ He was no “wild and crazy guy” by accident.

    ^ Back in my teens, his album "Wild and Crazy Guy" was THE comedy album.

    .(audience repeats) I promise to be unique!^ Martin's early LPs and stage performances were genuinely hilarious, but even the funniest bits, like the one in which he describes giving his cat a bath (with his tongue) or in which he has an entire audience repeat the "Non-Conformist Oath" ("I promise to be unique.
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    .(audience repeats) I promise not to repeat things other people say!^ I promise not to repeat things other people say!
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    ^ I promise not to repeat things other people say!"
    • Steve Martin - Salon.com 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "The great thing about a lot of these scenes, like the karate scene, is the other people have to be really good."

    (audience laughs, repeats) Good! .
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • It's so hard to believe in anything anymore.^ It's so hard to believe in anything anymore.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Back in my teens, his album "Wild and Crazy Guy" was THE comedy album.

    ^ Wild and Crazy guy.
    • Being Funny | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I mean, it's like, religion, you really can't take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary...but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics.^ I mean, it's like, religion, you really can't take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary...but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As a comedian and writer, why would you take the risk of inhabiting roles made famous by iconic stars like Phil Silvers and Peter Sellers?
    • Interviews > Steve Martin 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Surprisingly, American audiences seem to have tired of well-meaning doofuses who run into things and holler a lot, even when you throw in a T-rex.
    • Steve Martin - Houston 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.houstonpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I guess I wouldn't believe in anything any more if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch.^ I guess I wouldn't believe in anything anymore if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Glenn says on 3/Aug/06 Not totally racking my brain cause I dont believe he was ever that short.but anything is possible.was he secluded for 7 months?
    • Steve Martin Height - how tall 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • I used to smoke marijuana.^ Wild and Crazy guy.
    • Being Funny | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With the release of his 1977 album debut, Let's Get Small, Martin's career exploded; the record reached the Top Ten, his concerts became immediate sellouts, and one-liners like "I am...one wild and crazy guy!"
    • Amazon.com: Steve Martin: MP3 Downloads 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (Soundbite of album "Wild and Crazy Guy") Mr. STEVE MARTIN (Comedian): Thank you.
    • Steve Martin Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Steve Martin 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: General]

    .But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening.^ With mock decorum, he adds: "It's a signal for guests to say, 'Steve, would you mind playing something?'"
    • Steve Martin brings it all home with his banjo | Culture | The Guardian 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Fuck, would you just please overdose on something and die - like, NOW???
    • The Superficial - Steve Martin gets married 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'll tell you one thing...I nver thought that someday I would be seeing Steve Martin playing "King Tut" live.!!!!
    • Steve Martin at Cadillac Palace Theatre - Concert preview- Time Out Chicago 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC chicago.timeout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening.^ Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning…but never at dusk!
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-mid-afternoon.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Just the early evening, midevening and late evening.^ Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Occasionally, early afternoon, early mid-afternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. .Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning.^ Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning…but never at dusk!
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just the early evening, mid-evening and late evening.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    . . But never at dusk! Never at dusk, I would never do that. .
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, "Steve, how can you be so fucking funny?"^ (Soundbite of album "Wild and Crazy Guy") Mr. STEVE MARTIN (Comedian): Thank you.
    • Steve Martin Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Steve Martin 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And you can hear how loud they are.
    • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Steve Martin . May 19, 2009 | PBS 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know what makes me crazy?
    • BlueOregon: True Class: Steve Martin and the Eastern Oregon College Democrats 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.blueoregon.com [Source type: General]

    .There's a secret to it, it's no big deal.^ There's a secret to it, it's no big deal.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes.^ Before I go out on stage each night.
    • The Superficial - Steve Martin still alive and doing things 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I put a slice of baloney in each shoe."
    • The Superficial - Steve Martin still alive and doing things 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So when I'm on stage, I feel funny.^ So when I'm on stage, I feel funny.
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Comedy album Let's Get Small
  • (Audience member): What's your mood watch say?
  • (Martin): Yeah, I remember when I had my first beer.^ "Let's Get Small" won a Grammy in 1977 for best comedy album.
    • Steve Martin - Salon.com 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Extra Tidbit: I might be dating myself, but Martin's "Let's Get Small" is the first comedy album I remember listening to repeatedly.
    • Steve Martin hates us - JoBlo.com 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In 1977 he released Let's Get Small , his first comedy album , which was nominated for a Grammy .
    • Steve Martin@Everything2.com 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Comedy album A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • People come up to me and say "Steve, what is film editing?"^ Wild and Crazy guy.
    • Being Funny | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He was no “wild and crazy guy” by accident.

    ^ Back in my teens, his album "Wild and Crazy Guy" was THE comedy album.

    .And I say "How should I know?^ But I know that someone, if it runs, will say, “How dare you?” BLVR: Do you think that problem would have come up in, say, the 1970s, if you were joking about something taboo?
    • The Believer - Interview with Steve Martin 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.believermag.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "That's ridiculous," Neil says to Del, still oblivious that they are driving in the wrong direction, "How could he know where we're going?".
    • Steve Martin@Everything2.com 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, 'Steve, how can you be so fucking funny?'
    • Steve Martin biography, Steve Martin profile, Steve Martin stand-up routine, Steve Martin quotes, Steve Martin jokes, Steve Martin movies, Steve Martin videos, photos, pics 14 January 2010 19:57 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You're the director."
    • Introducing the film editing award at the Oscars.
  • Comedy is not pretty.
    • Comedy album "Comedy is Not Pretty"

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Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian and actor.

Early years

Martin was born in Waco, Texas to Glenn Vernon Martin, a real estate salesman and aspiring actor, and Mary Lee Stewart, a housewife. Martin was raised in Garden Grove, California. He is of English, Irish and Scottish descent.

As a teenager, Martin started out working at the Magic Shop at Disneyland. There he developed his talents for magic, juggling, playing the banjo and creating balloon animals. He teamed up with friend and Garden Grove High School classmate Kathy Westmoreland to do a musical comedy routine. They performed at local coffee houses and at the Bird Cage Theater in Knott's Berry Farm. Martin attended Santa Ana College at the same time as actress Diane Keaton.

Steve Martin majored in philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, but dropped out. His time there 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. 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... and it's thrilling."

Martin's girlfriend in 1967 was a dancer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. She helped Martin get a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams. 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. 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. He appeared at San Francisco's The Boarding House among other places. He continued to write, earning an Emmy nomination for his work on Van Dyke and Company in 1976.

Fame

In the mid-1970s, he made appearances as a stand up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. That exposure, together with appearances on HBO's On Location and NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL) led to his first of four comedy albums, Let's Get Small. The album was a huge success.

His next album, A Wild and Crazy Guy, was a bigger success. It reached the #2 spot on the sales chart in the United States. It created a catch phrase (the album's title). It was based on an SNL skit in which Martin and Dan Aykroyd played a couple of bumbling Czechoslovakian playboys. The album was a million seller.

Both albums won Grammys for Best Comedy Recording in 1977 and 1978 respectively.

Movie career

Martin's first movie was a short, The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977). The seven-minute long movie, also featuring Buck Henry and Teri Garr, was written by and starred Martin. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Short Film, Live Action. His first feature movie appearance was in the musical Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He sang the Beatles' Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

In 1979, Martin wrote and starred in his first full-length movie, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $73 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.

In 1986, Martin was in the musical movie version of the hit off-Broadway play Little Shop of Horrors as a sadistic dentist, Orin Scrivello.

In 1987, Martin joined comedian John Candy in the John Hughes movie, Planes, Trains & Automobiles. That same year, the Cyrano de Bergerac adaptation Roxanne won him a Writers Guild of America award. In 1988, he did Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and directed by Frank Oz.

In 2005, Martin wrote and starred in Shopgirl. Martin played a wealthy businessman who strikes up a romance with a Saks 5th Avenue counter girl (Claire Danes). He also starred in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 that year. Martin's latest work was in the 2006 remake of The Pink Panther.


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