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Steve Martin (1) (1945–)

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Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas. He studied at Long Beach State College. He has acted in such films as The Jerk; Roxanne; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Bowfinger; Father of the Bride; Cheaper by the Dozen; and Shopgirl, which was adapted from a novel he wrote. He has won vis mere an Emmy for his comedy writing and Grammies for his comedy albums. He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. He has written several books including Shopgirl, Cruel Shoes, Pure Drivel, The Pleasure of My Company, and An Object of Beauty. He also wrote a play entitled Picasso at the Lapin Agile and a memoir entitled Born Standing Up. During the 1990s, he wrote various pieces for The New Yorker. In 2002, he adapted the Carl Sternheim play The Underpants, which ran Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company and in 2008, co-wrote and produced Traitor. In 2013 he published a memoir entitled Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. This book tells the story of his beginnings as a magician and comedian at a young age and follows through his career lifetime. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Shopgirl (2000) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver4,360 eksemplarer
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (2007) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver3,541 eksemplarer
Mit behagelige selskab : roman (2003) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,278 eksemplarer
An Object of Beauty (2010) 1,707 eksemplarer
Pure Drivel (1998) 1,398 eksemplarer
Cruel Shoes (1978) 757 eksemplarer
Roxanne [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter; Actor — 192 eksemplarer
A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection (2020) — Forfatter — 169 eksemplarer
Late for School (2010) 163 eksemplarer
The Underpants (2002) 141 eksemplarer
L.A. Story [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter; Actor — 101 eksemplarer
Bowfinger [1999 film] (2000) — Screenwriter; Actor — 78 eksemplarer
Shopgirl [2005 film] (2005) — Actor; Screenwriter — 68 eksemplarer
The Jerk (Fotonovel) (1979) 62 eksemplarer
A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) 27 eksemplarer
Bright Star: A New Musical (2014) — Komponist — 18 eksemplarer
Rare Bird Alert [music recording] (2011) 18 eksemplarer
Let's Get Small (1995) 15 eksemplarer
Steve Martin: The Television Stuff (2012) 14 eksemplarer
Wasp and other plays (1998) 9 eksemplarer
So Familiar (2015) 9 eksemplarer
Comedy Is Not Pretty! (1979) 9 eksemplarer
Wasp: A Play in One Act (1996) 8 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 1 — Creator — 5 eksemplarer
Meteor Shower (2018) 5 eksemplarer
The Steve Martin Brothers (1981) 4 eksemplarer
Picasso at the Lapin Agile (1624) 4 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 — Creator — 3 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 2 — Creator — 3 eksemplarer
The Zig-Zag Woman (1999) 3 eksemplarer
Lets Get Small 2 eksemplarer
Angel in Flip-Flops 1 eksemplar
Only Murders In The Building: Seasons 1-2 — Creator — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Complete Far Side: 1980–1994 (1980) — Forord, nogle udgaver1,739 eksemplarer
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Bidragyder — 535 eksemplarer
Most of the Most of S. J. Perelman (1958) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver510 eksemplarer
The Prince of Egypt [1998 film] (1998) 500 eksemplarer
Cheaper by the Dozen [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 383 eksemplarer
Planes, Trains and Automobiles [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 311 eksemplarer
¡Three Amigos! [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 287 eksemplarer
Fantasia 2000 [1999 film] (1999) — Host — 273 eksemplarer
The Muppet Movie [1979 film] (1979) — Actor — 273 eksemplarer
Little Shop of Horrors [1986 film] (1986) 244 eksemplarer
It's Complicated [2009 film] (2010) 197 eksemplarer
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [1988 film] (1988) 194 eksemplarer
Home [2015 film] (2015) — Voice — 192 eksemplarer
The Pink Panther [2006 film] (2006) 191 eksemplarer
Father of the Bride [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 176 eksemplarer
The Jerk [1979 film] (1979) 172 eksemplarer
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 [2005 film] (2005) — Actor — 169 eksemplarer
Bringing Down the House [2003 film] (2003) 140 eksemplarer
All of Me [1984 film] (1984) 120 eksemplarer
Looney Tunes: Back In Action [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 100 eksemplarer
The Simpsons: Season 9 (2014) — Guest star — 95 eksemplarer
The Pink Panther 2 [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 91 eksemplarer
The Big Year [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 76 eksemplarer
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [1982 film] (1982) — Actor — 74 eksemplarer
Father of the Bride 2 [1995 film] (1900) 72 eksemplarer
Grand Canyon [1991 film] (1992) 67 eksemplarer
My Blue Heaven [1990 film] (1990) — Actor — 63 eksemplarer
Parenthood [1989 film] (1989) 62 eksemplarer
Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (2007) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Mixed Nuts [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 57 eksemplarer
HouseSitter [1992 film] (1992) 51 eksemplarer
Sgt. Bilko [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 42 eksemplarer
The Spanish Prisoner [film] (1998) — Actor — 38 eksemplarer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1999) — Actor — 36 eksemplarer
A Simple Twist of Fate [1994 film] (1995) 31 eksemplarer
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 27 eksemplarer
Little Shop of Horrors: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) — Preformer, nogle udgaver22 eksemplarer
Leap of Faith [1992 Videorecording] (1992) — Actor — 22 eksemplarer
Love the Coopers [2015 film] (2015) 22 eksemplarer
Pennies from Heaven [1981 film] (2004) — Actor — 20 eksemplarer
Parenthood [and] Housesitter (Double Feature Video) (2010) — Actor — 20 eksemplarer
Novocaine [2001 Movie] (2001) — Actor — 19 eksemplarer
The Out-Of-Towners [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 17 eksemplarer
The Lonely Guy [1984 film] (1984) — Actor — 15 eksemplarer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3 (2008) — Writer, Performer, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 - Original Soundtrack — Performer, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Martin, Stephen Glenn
Fødselsdato
1945-08-14
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Waco, Texas, USA
Bopæl
Los Angeles, California, USA
Uddannelse
University of California, Los Angeles (theater)
Long Beach State University (philosphy)
Santa Ana College
Erhverv
comedian
actor
banjoist
art collector
art curator
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2005)
Kennedy Center Honors (2007)
Honorary Academy Award (2013)
Grammy Award (5x)
Primetime Emmy Award (1969)
AFI Life Achievement Award (2015)
Kort biografi
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer.

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. 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. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, he has become a successful actor, playwriter, pianist, banjo player, and juggler, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards.

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Although the parts of the book that were actually related to Steve Martin's life in the movies and as stand-up comic were informative and wonderfully illustrated, the random cartoons at the end were, in my view, simply random and unrelated to a memoir.
 
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bschweiger | 13 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
Even after 30 years, this satiric romance holds up well. Really quite fun.
 
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wdwilson3 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 31, 2024 |
What a strange little book!

The story is about a man in Santa Monica who is mostly housebound due to his severe case of OCD. The book is told from his perspective and we learn about all of his odd compulsions (like his inability to step off a curb) and his impressions of all the people who live in his neighborhood.

It took awhile for me to decide if I thought he was a good person with some issues or a scary person who was putting a friendly spin on his bad behavior.

Ultimately, it becomes a book about friendship, trust and love.

With the exception of the undeveloped backstory about the main character's childhood that popped up out of nowhere nowhere (I'm talking about Dad here, not Granny.) I liked the book quite a bit.
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hmonkeyreads | 65 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |

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