A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man. Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras. Votes: 23,637 | Gross: $10.28M. 37.
62 Metascore. A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man. Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras. Votes: 23,447 | Gross: $10.28M.
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- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Costarring alongside John Candy, Martin plays an overworked and stressed out family man just trying to make it home for the holidays (despite plenty of hurdles in his way).
- Little Shop of Horrors. This one’s pretty unique: Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most iconic and original comedy-horror-musical mashups ever. Starring Martin, Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and plenty of other 80s icons, the film is just silly enough for Martin to utilize his slapstick chops.
- The Jerk. Many consider this to be Martin’s most notable role: The Jerk, written and starring Steve Martin, follows an idiotic man as he tries to survive everything life throws his way.
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Directed by Muppets star Frank Oz (but completely free of puppets of any kind), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels sees Steve Martin and Michael Caine as two con men who try to settle a deep-seated rivalry by making a wager: Who can con a young heiress out of $50,000 first?
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Martin was born on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas,the son of Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913–2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914–1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. Martin is of English, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish, German and French descent, and was raised in Inglewood, California, with sister Melinda Martin, and then later in Garden Grove, California, in a Baptist family. Martin was a cheerleader of Garden Grove High School. One of his earliest memories is of seeing his father, as an extra, serving drinks onstage at the Call Board Theatre on Melrose Place. During World War II, in the United Kingdom, Martin's father had appeared in a production of Our Town with Raymond Massey. Expressing his affection through gifts, like cars and bikes, Martin's father was stern, and not emotionally open to his son. He was proud but critical, with Martin later recalling that in his teens his feelings for his father were mostly ones of hatred. Martin's first job was at Disneyland, sellin...
Early career: stand-up
In 1967, his former girlfriend Nina Goldblatt, 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. Williams initially paid Martin out of his own pocket. Along with the other writers for the show, Martin won an Emmy Award in 1969 at the age of twenty-three. He wrote for The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. Martin's first television appearance was on The Smothers Brothe...
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. But unknown to his audience, stand-up comedy was "just an accident" for him; his real goal was to get into film. Martin had a small role in the 1972 film Another Nice Mess. His first substantial film appearance was in a short titled The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977). The seven-minute...
In 1993, Martin wrote his first full-length play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. The first reading of the play took place in Beverly Hills, California, at Steve Martin's home, with Tom Hanks reading the role of Pablo Picasso and Chris Sarandon reading the role of Albert Einstein. Following this, the play opened at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and played from October 1993 to May 1994, then went on to run successfully in Los Angeles, New York City, and several other US cities. In 20...
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Martin was in a relationship with Bernadette Peters, with whom he co-starred in The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven. On November 20, 1986, Martin married actress Victoria Tennant, with whom he co-starred in All of Me (1984). They divorced in 1994. On July 28, 2007, Martin married writer and former New Yorker staffer Anne Stringfield. Bob Kerrey presided over the ceremony at Martin's Los Angeles home. Lorne Michaels served as best man. The nuptials came as a surprise to several guests, who had been told they were coming for a party.In December 2012, Martin became a father for the first time when Stringfield gave birth to a daughter. Martin has been an avid art collector since 1968, when he bought a print by Ed Ruscha. In 2001, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presented a five-month exhibit of twenty-eight items from Martin's collection, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, and Edward Hopper. In 2006, he sold Hopper's Hotel...
Martin has stated that his comedy influences include Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis and Woody Allen. Martin stated, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, that Jerry Seinfeldis one of his "retro heroes", "a guy who came up behind me and is better than I am. I think he's fantastic, I love to listen to him, he almost puts me at peace I love to listen to him talk". Martin's offbeat, ironic, and deconstructive style of humor has influenced many comedians during his career. This includes Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel, Bo Burnham, and Jordan Peele.
Other video releases
1. Steve Martin-Live!(1986, VHS; includes short film "The Absent-Minded Waiter and footage from a 1979 concert) 2. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin(1998, DVD/VHS; sketch compilation) 3. Steve Martin: The Television Stuff (2012, DVD; includes content of Steve Martin-Live!as well as his NBC specials and other television appearances)
1. Eric Fischl: 1970–2000(2000) (afterword) 2. Modern Library Humor and Wit Series(2000) (Introduction and series editor)Martin, Steve. (2007) Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. Scribner. ISBN 978-1-4165-6974-9.Walker, Morris (2001) Steve Martin: The Magic Years. SPI Books. ISBN 978-1-5617-1980-8.