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Harvey Fierstein is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 6 june 1954 at Brooklyn (USA)

Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein
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Birth name Harvey Forbes Fierstein
Nationality USA
Birth 6 june 1954 (68 years) at Brooklyn (USA)
Awards Tony Award for Best Play, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Theatre World Award

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor.

Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family) and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He also wrote the book for the musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.

Biography

Fierstein was born to Eastern European Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jacqueline Harriet (née Gilbert), a school librarian, and Irving Fierstein, a handkerchief manufacturer. Fierstein was raised in Conservative Judaism. He is non-observant and considers himself an atheist.

Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issues. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were. His careers as a stand-up comic and female impersonator are mostly behind him. Fierstein resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Best films

Mulan (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2 films)
Rob Epstein
Rob Epstein
(2 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(4 films)
Brian Kerwin
Brian Kerwin
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Harvey Fierstein (30 films)

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Actor

Animal Crackers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn
Roles Esmerelda (voice)
Rating58% 2.9107352.9107352.9107352.9107352.910735
Animal Crackers follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears. They must save the circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington (McKellen).
Animal Crackers, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn
Roles Esmerelda (voice)
Rating58% 2.9107352.9107352.9107352.9107352.910735
Une famille hérite d'un cirque délabré et d'une mystérieuse boîte d'Animal Crackers qui changent par magie les personnes qui les mangent en l'animal qu'ils ont mangé (des singes, des girafes, des lions, des tigres, des ours, etc.). Lorsque leur oncle Horatio P. Huntington a pour complot de s’emparer du cirque à n’importe quel prix, c’est au tour de la famille Huntington de l’arrêter et de sauver le cirque d’entre ses mains.
Hairspray Live!, 2h45
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson
Roles Edna Turnblad
Rating70% 3.5037853.5037853.5037853.5037853.503785
Tracy Turnblad, une jeune fille enrobée qui vit à Baltimore, malgré son physique, elle n'a qu'une idée en tête : danser dans la célèbre émission Corny Collins Show. Par chance, ce dernier assiste à une de ses performances au lycée et lui propose de venir rejoindre son équipe.
Foodfight!
Foodfight! (2012)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Wayne Brady, Robert Costanzo, Larry Miller
Roles Fat Cat Burglar
Rating13% 0.65660.65660.65660.65660.6566
Foodfight! takes place in the "Marketropolis" supermarket. After closing time, the supermarket transforms into a city in which all the citizens are personified well-known marketing icons, A.K.A. "Ikes". The story opens with the protagonist Dex Dogtective (Sheen) saving kittens before he tells his friend, Daredevil Dan (Brady), that he is about to ask his girlfriend Sunshine Goodness (Duff) to marry him. However, Dan attempts to draw a picture of Dex proposing but crashes and Sunshine goes to assist Dan before Dex can propose. Dan returns, but has no idea of what happened to Sunshine.
World's Greatest Dad, 1h39
Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about suicide
Actors Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Pierce Brosnan, Alexie Gilmore, Harvey Fierstein, Lorraine Nicholson
Rating68% 3.4479753.4479753.4479753.4479753.447975
Lance Clayton (Williams) is a single father and high school English teacher. He dreams of becoming a famous writer, but his previous novels have all been rejected by publishers. His 15-year-old son, Kyle (Sabara), is a pornography-obsessed underachiever who despises everyone, especially his father. Kyle is a student at the school where Lance teaches an unpopular poetry class. His only friend is Andrew, a fellow student who spends his evenings at the Claytons' house trying to avoid his alcoholic mother. Kyle's consistently poor academic performance and vile behavior gain the attention of the school principal (Geoff Pierson), who advises Lance that Kyle should transfer to a special-needs school (it is loosely implied that Kyle may be on the autism spectrum.) Lance is in a non-committal relationship with a younger teacher named Claire (Gilmore), who is spending time with a fellow teacher named Mike (Henry Simmons), whose writing class is more successful than Lance's. On nights when Claire cancels their dates and he is alone, Lance bonds with his elderly neighbor Bonnie (Mitzi McCall).
Hairspray
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles brief singing cameo in the end credits "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now"
Rating66% 3.349643.349643.349643.349643.34964
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
Farce of the Penguins, 1h20
Directed by Bob Saget
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about birds, Road movies, Films about penguins
Actors Christina Applegate, Samuel L. Jackson, Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, Bob Saget, Tracy Morgan
Roles Sheila (voice)
Rating40% 2.003522.003522.003522.003522.00352
Samuel L. Jackson narrates the story about a group of male penguins that make a 70-mile trek to go to their breeding grounds where females are waiting to have sex with them. These penguins include Carl (Bob Saget) and Jimmy (Lewis Black), two friends who talk about relationships and other things as they meet new characters including Marcus (Tracy Morgan), a penguin who likes to kid around and brag about his huge penis (an illogical point, since penguins do not have penises and instead have cloacas), and Steve the snowy owl (Jonathan Katz), who gives Carl advice on his life in a Freudian kind of way while billing him for the two quick sessions. Meanwhile, Melissa (Christina Applegate) and Vicky (Mo'Nique) argue about men and other women who bother them as they wait for their mates to arrive at the breeding grounds.
The Year Without a Santa Claus
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors John Goodman, Delta Burke, Michael McKean, Harvey Fierstein, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Griffin
Roles Heat Miser
Rating37% 1.881881.881881.881881.881881.88188
This remake follows the same basic concept as the original: Santa, disillusioned by children's lack of belief in him and in the spirit of giving, decides not to deliver toys this Christmas Eve, despite the arguments by Mrs. Claus and two of his helper-elves, Jingle and Jangle. They decide to provide Santa with some proof that children still believe and that they still deserve toys from Santa, so the elves visit the United States in search of Christmas spirit.
Mulan II
Mulan II (2004)
, 1h19
Directed by Darrell Rooney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Ming-Na Wen, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh
Roles Yao (voice)
Rating57% 2.881542.881542.881542.881542.88154
A month after the events of the first film, General Shang asks Mulan for her hand in marriage and she happily accepts. Hearing about their engagement, Mushu is thrilled for them until the leader of the ancestors informs him that if Mulan gets married he will lose his job as a guardian dragon and have to leave Mulan and his pedestal, which is his place of honor as a guardian. The ancestors are happy with this because Mulan would be getting married to Shang, and would become a part of his family, which would require her to have his family ancestors and guardians. Wanting to keep his job and his friend, Mushu attempts to tear the couple apart, having noticed that they are not very compatible, while Cri-Kee tries to foil his attempts and keep the couple together. Meanwhile, the Emperor calls upon Mulan and General Shang to escort his three daughters, Princesses Mei, Ting-Ting and Su, across China to be betrothed to three princes so that an alliance can be formed with the kingdom of Qui Gong. If the task is not completed within three days, the alliance will crumble, and the Mongols will destroy China.
Duplex
Duplex (2003)
, 1h29
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about writers, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Wisdom, Swoosie Kurtz
Roles Kenneth
Rating59% 2.952472.952472.952472.952472.95247
Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young, professional, New York couple in search of their dream home. When they finally find the perfect Brooklyn brownstone they are giddy with anticipation. The duplex is a dream come true, complete with multiple fireplaces, except for one thing: Mrs. Connelly, the old lady who lives on the rent-controlled top floor. Assuming she is elderly and ill, they take the apartment.
Death to Smoochy, 1h49
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about television
Actors Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Melissa Di Marco
Roles Merv Green
Rating62% 3.14843.14843.14843.14843.1484
"Rainbow Randolph" Smiley, a corrupt children's television host, is disgraced by an FBI sting for accepting bribes from parents who want to put their kids on his show. Randolph is replaced by the "squeaky clean" Sheldon Mopes and his character, Smoochy the Rhino. Mopes is uniquely sincere and thoroughly interested in providing quality child edutainment, and his show quickly becomes tremendously popular. Randolph finds himself unemployed and homeless, and turns to his former associate Marion "Frank" Stokes for help. Stokes refuses Randolph, telling him that he can't even be seen talking to him. In an effort to return to the spotlight, Randolph hatches several schemes to tarnish the reputation of Mopes in hopes of reclaiming his time slot.
Playing Mona Lisa, 1h37
Genres Comedy
Actors Alicia Witt, Harvey Fierstein, Brooke Langton, Johnny Galecki, Ivan Sergei, Marlo Thomas
Roles Bennett
Rating59% 2.9516952.9516952.9516952.9516952.951695
Everything goes wrong all at once in gifted 23-year-old pianist Claire Goldstein's life. San Francisco has an earthquake, she loses her apartment, her boyfriend Jeremy dumps her and she misses out on an important piano competition.
Common Ground, 1h45
Directed by Donna Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Beau Bridges, Margot Kidder, Mimi Rogers, Steven Weber
Roles Don
Rating72% 3.632373.632373.632373.632373.63237
In the 1950s Dorothy Nelson (Brittany Murphy) joins the United States Navy where she meets the Friends of Dorothy, a code name for a group of gay and lesbian sailors. Nelson meets Billy (Jason Priestley), who takes her to an interracial nightclub that tolerates gay people. However, the NCIS raids the nightclub, and Nelson is among those servicemembers who receive a Section 8 discharge for "sexual perversion." Returning to Homer, she tries to restart her life as a public school teacher, but her Section 8 discharge prevents her from getting a job. When her homosexuality becomes public knowledge, her mother expels her from the house, forcing her to seek shelter at a family friend's grocery store. However, the townspeople disapprove of this arrangement, and Nelson becomes homeless. An independent-minded woman named Janet (Helen Shaver) at the local diner defends her against the verbal harassment and advises Nelson to go to the bohemian Greenwich Village, the only place where she might be free to be herself.
Double Platinum, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Christine Ebersole, Allen Payne, Diana Ross, Brandy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Harvey Fierstein
Roles Gary Millstein
Rating59% 2.9577252.9577252.9577252.9577252.957725
The film tells the story of a woman feeling unfulfilled and unappreciated in her life so she decides to abandon her husband and infant daughter in order to pursue her dreams of superstardom. The story starts off by showing aspiring vocalist, Olivia King (Diana Ross) performing at small lounge in Atlanta, 1981. As she takes a break from her performance she heads backstage to see her infant daughter, Kayla (Jayda Brown). A music executive approaches King at the bar and tells her she is talented and should move to the bigger market of New York City to fulfill her dreams. Olivia King initially denies his request and goes home to her husband ((Brian Stokes Mitchell)). King is shown trying to explain her night to her husband and tell him about the music executive but he brushes her off and tells her moving to New York City is a bad idea. Feeling depressed, conflicted and trapped in her marriage, Olivia King leaves her home in the middle of the night whispering to her daughter that she can't take her along, but will be back for her. The movie then picks back up in St.Louis, Missouri 18 years later and it is shown that Kayla Harris (Brandy Norwood), now 19 years old, has won a contest to meet famous superstar Olivia King. Kayla at this time does not know that Olivia is her mother, but she grew up being a huge fan of Ms. Olivia King and is extremely excited to meet her idol, completely ignorant to the truth. After enjoying the concert, Kayla then gets the second part of her prize which includes having dinner with Olivia King, at dinner Kayla lets Olivia know that she also would like to be a singer and invites Olivia to a small performance she would be doing. When Kayla gets home from dinner, her father asks her how it went and he is shocked to hear that the star Kayla got to meet was Olivia King, though he knows the truth he does not press the issue further as he sees his daughter is still in the dark. Next, Kayla is shown getting ready to perform, and she begins to worry that Olivia will not show up but sure enough Olivia shows up as Kayla starts to sing. Kayla is ecstatic that her idol has shown up but after the show Olivia pulls her aside and reveals to Kayla who she really is. Kayla is stunned and upset, she quickly leaves. Kayla is shaken, she argues with her father and refuses to speak to her mother even when Olivia offers to help her with her career. Kayla's best friend advises her to accept Olivia's help with her music career as it is the least she owes her.