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Rick Moranis is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Canadien born on 18 april 1953 at Toronto (Canada)

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis
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Birth name Frederick Allan Moranis
Nationality Canada
Birth 18 april 1953 (66 years) at Toronto (Canada)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis (born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer. Moranis came to prominence in the sketch comedy show Second City Television in the 1980s and later appeared in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Spaceballs (1987), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (and its sequels), Parenthood (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990), and The Flintstones (1994).

Following the death of his wife, Ann, from breast cancer in 1991, Moranis took an 18-year hiatus from acting to raise his two children starting in 1997. Although he has provided voice-over work for some animated films, he has not appeared onscreen since 1997, leading to public perception that he had retired from acting. Moranis clarified in a 2015 interview that he had not retired, but had been on an extended break to raise his children, and since then has been picky with the roles he chooses.

Biography

Dans les années 1970, Rick officie comme DJ à la radio locale Chum FM à Toronto, sous le pseudonyme de Rick Allen.

Il devient célèbre en apparaissant dans SCTV, un show comique diffusé à la télévision canadienne, notamment dans le rôle de Bob du duo Bob & Doug McKenzie (Doug étant interprété par Dave Thomas). Rick et Dave créèrent ces personnages en contradiction avec les exigences du gouvernement canadien qui demandait du « contenu clairement canadien » pour les programmes télévisés de grande audience : leurs personnages Bob et Doug accumulaient donc à l'excès tous les stéréotypes des Canadiens. Malgré cela, leur duo devint si populaire qu'il apparut dans la version américaine du show, et les deux acteurs furent décorés de l'Ordre du Canada pour leur contribution à la culture canadienne.

Au cinéma, il se fait connaitre par son rôle de Louis Tully dans SOS Fantômes. Il joue par la suite aux côtés de Robin Williams et surtout Steve Martin (son partenaire dans 4 films). Mais son rôle le plus marquant reste celui de Wayne Szalinski dans Chérie, j'ai rétréci les gosses (Chérie, j'ai réduit les enfants, en version québécoise) et ses deux suites, des comédies familiales à succès produites par Disney. Autre succès, celui de l'adaptation du dessin animé Les Pierrafeu où il joue Barney, aux côtés de John Goodman.

En février 1991, sa femme Anne Belsky, créatrice de costumes avec laquelle il était marié depuis1986, meurt d'un cancer du sein, lui laissant 2 enfants, Rachel et Mitchell. Il décide alors de laisser en suspens sa carrière. Depuis cette période, hormis quelques voix de dessins animés, il n'est plus apparu en tant qu'acteur.

Best films

The Flintstones (1994)
(Actor)
Ghostbusters (1984)
(Actor)
Brother Bear (2003)
(Actor)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
(Actor)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
(Actor)
Parenthood (1989)
(Actor)

Usually with

Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas
(4 films)
Ivan Reitman
Ivan Reitman
(2 films)
Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
(3 films)
John Candy
John Candy
(4 films)
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rick Moranis (26 films)

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Actor

Brother Bear 2, 1h14
Directed by Ben Gluck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jim Cummings, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jessie Flower, Wendie Malick
Roles Rutt (voice)
Rating62% 3.1082953.1082953.1082953.1082953.108295
Picking up several months after the events of the first film, Kenai (voiced by Patrick Dempsey) - now a cave bear - is living happily with his foster brother Koda (voiced by Jeremy Suarez). Having just awoken from hibernation, the bears are off to Crowberry Ridge for the first berries of the season. Unfortunately, Kenai's haunted by memories of his childhood friend Nita (voiced by Mandy Moore), to whom he gave a special amulet many years ago. When he was a human child, he became friends with Nita, the daughter of the elder of a neighboring tribe. The pair's past friendship collides with the present as Kenai and Nita must undertake an excursion as bear and woman, respectively. The bears Kenai and Koda are on their way to Crowberry Ridge when they meet up with Nita, Kenai's childhood friend. Nita wants to burn the amulet Kenai gave her at Hokani Falls so she can marry Atka (voiced by Jeff Bennett). However, she has to do it with Kenai to send the bond back up to the spirits. At first, Kenai refuses, but finally agrees. Nita misses Kenai, but does not tell him. Instead, she asks if he misses being human, and if he ever thought of changing back. He replies that he has thought about it. Koda, who heard it all, races up a mountain and is finally found by Nita. However, the two are then caught in an avalanche. Kenai digs them out and tells Koda he'll never leave him. They make it to Hokani Falls, and burn the amulet. Nita can no longer understand animals, so she says goodbye. Koda asks his mother in the spirit-land to turn Kenai back into a man so he can be happy. Koda goes to the village to retrieve Nita, and Kenai is told by Rutt and Tuke (voiced by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). Koda cannot go to the village because they will kill him. Kenai makes it there, and gets into a fight with Atka. He falls off a cliff into shallow water, where the spirits come. Koda tells Kenai that he asked the spirits to change him back into a man. Kenai tells Nita that he cannot change because he cannot leave Koda, but Nita tells him that she can. So, she turns into a bear that has same coloring as Kenai, and they get married. The film ends with Kenai and Nita getting married and Rutt and Tuke finding mates, and the spirits changing the cave painting of young Nita and Kenai into two bear cubs, since neither are human any more.
Brother Bear, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Joan Copeland, Dave Thomas, Michael Clarke Duncan
Roles Rutt (voice)
Rating68% 3.40663.40663.40663.40663.4066
The film is set in a post-ice age North America, where the local tribesmen believe all creatures are created through the Spirits, who are said to appear in the form of an aurora. Three brothers: Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix)- the youngest brother, Denahi (voiced by Jason Raize)- the middle brother -and Sitka (voiced by D.B. Sweeney)- the eldest brother, return to their tribe in order for Kenai to receive his sacred totem, a necklace in the shape of an animal. The particular animal it represents symbolizes what he must achieve to call himself a man. Unlike Sitka, who gained the eagle of guidance, and Denahi, who gained the wolf of wisdom, Kenai receives the bear of love, to which he objects, stating that bears are thieves. He believes his point is made a fact when a bear takes some salmon. Kenai and his brothers pursue the bear, but a fight follows on a glacier, during which Sitka gives his life to save his brothers, although the bear survives. Vengeful, Kenai heads out to avenge Sitka. He chases the bear up onto a mountain and kills it. The Spirits, represented by Sitka's spirit in the form of a bald eagle, transform Kenai into a bear after the dead bear's body disappears. Denahi arrives, mistaking Kenai as dead, and believing the bear is responsible, vows to avenge Kenai by hunting it down.
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids
Origin Canada
Themes Children's films
Actors Brooke Shields, Rick Moranis, Tony Jay, Marc Donato, Julie Lemieux, Aaryn Doyle
Roles Holley
Rating57% 2.869432.869432.869432.869432.86943
Miss Flora Spider has been living happily with her new husband Holley, but becomes nervous when she hatches five eggs on the same day. She worries about becoming a mother ever since her mother abandoned her when she hatched, but her foster mother Betty Beetle tells her she has nothing to worry about. When the eggs hatch out five new spiders, the family becomes overjoyed. Years pass and as spider kids grew up, the family find an egg and start to decorate it. Thinking its mother is looking for it, Squirt, one of the spiderlings, decides to return it. While going through the forest, he comes upon three kid bandits: Dragon the dragonfly, Shimmer the jewel beetle, and Bounce the bedbug. When the young spider explains that he is looking for its mother, Bounce revels that they don't have parents either, although Dragon says their still looking for them. Shimmer decide that they should tag along and help Squirt. Suddenly, Spiderus, a vicious spider who was jealous after Miss Spider chose Holley over him, arrives and tries take the egg, but the kids manage to scare him away. Meanwhile, Miss Spider has discovered that Squirt is missing and fears for the worst. She and Holley decide to go find him. With the help of Spiderus, they now know where Squirt is. Snow starts to fall, and kids find Stinky, a stink bug, in his home and take shelter there until morning. By the time kids leave, the three adult spider already arrives, and Spiderus meets and falls in love with a female spider named Spindella. The kids arrive at a barn, where a hen, revealed to be the mother of the egg, attacks. Just as Squirt is about be eaten, Miss Spider and Holley arrives and save him. The egg hatches and is reunited with its mother. Squirt introduces his new friends to his parents. Miss Spider decide to adopt them, since eight is a perfect number. They are all overjoyed and return home. As the all kids sleep, Miss Spider now knows it doesn't matter what other bugs are, all that matters is that they're all family. Squirt is thought to be missing again, but h is soon found outside, flying on his web. The other kids to wake up and run outside and play.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys
Genres Animation
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Rick Moranis, Kathleen Barr, Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Richard Dreyfuss, Don Brown
Roles Toy Taker / Mr. Cuddles the Teddy Bear (voice)
Rating56% 2.8016752.8016752.8016752.8016752.801675
The film opens up with toys being wrapped under the tree, and a child going to sleep. Meanwhile, a strange vacuum comes from the chimney to the fireplace sucking up all the toys that were ready to be opened for Christmas. We then see a strange figure in a green coat on the roof of the house, playing his flute and hypnotizing the toys to the vacuum, making them go all the way up to his blimp. All night he would continuously do the same thing stealing toys from houses all over the world. Later, we run into a Snowman, (not Sam) named Scoop the Snowman who will narrate the story from beginning to end.
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, 1h15
Directed by Dean Cundey
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall, Robin Bartlett, Mila Kunis, Stuart Pankin
Roles Wayne Szalinski
Rating49% 2.45492.45492.45492.45492.4549
Around a decade after the events of the previous film, Adam Szalinski just wants to be a normal boy and go to baseball camp, but his interest in sports seem almost alien to his parents Wayne and Diane, as Nick and Amy, who are currently living away from home, were both a genius and a thespian respectively. Wayne has also started his own lab "Szalinski Labs" with his brother Gordon, and the two receive tickets to witness a shuttle landing, but Diane interrupts Wayne's message, reminding him that he needs to watch Adam and his cousins Jenny and Mitch while she and Gordon's wife Patti leave town for a Neil Diamond concert. She also reminds him to get rid of a tiki-man statue that she sees as an eyesore, though Wayne considers it his good luck charm not to mention something that could earn him a fortune one day.
Big Bully
Big Bully (1996)
, 1h31
Directed by Steve Miner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Buddy films
Actors Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Carol Kane, Julianne Phillips, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong
Roles David Leary
Rating46% 2.301972.301972.301972.301972.30197
Growing up in Hastings, Minnesota, young David Leary (Justin Jon Ross) was constantly bullied by Roscoe Bigger (Michael Zwiener), nicknamed "Fang" because of a pointed tooth. David is ecstatic when his parents announce they're moving to Oakland. Before leaving, David informs teachers about Fang stealing a moon rock being shown at their school. As the Learys leave town, Fang is arrested.
Big Bully
Big Bully (1996)

Directed by Steve Miner
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Tambor, Curtis Armstrong
Roles David Leary
Rating46% 2.3016252.3016252.3016252.3016252.301625
David Leary revient à Hastings enseigner les lettres dans l'école où il a étudié. À l'époque, il était le souffre-douleur d'un certain Rosco Bigger.
The Flintstones, 1h31
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry
Roles Barney Rubble
Rating49% 2.452842.452842.452842.452842.45284
Slate and Co. Senior Executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) and secretary Miss Sharon Stone (Halle Berry) look at the company workers in the gravel pits while discussing their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, but decided that they need someone to take responsibility for it. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) money so that he and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) can adopt a child named Bamm-Bamm, who can only pronounce his own name. Although the child is initially difficult to control due to being raised by Mastadons, as well as being superstrong, he eventually warms up to his new family. Barney vows to repay his friend, but Fred is visited by his mother-in-law, Pearl Slaghoople (Elizabeth Taylor), who objects to his decision. However, Fred's wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) remains supportive of his decision.
Little Giants, 1h46
Directed by Duwayne Dunham
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa, Susanna Thompson, Brian Haley
Roles Danny O'Shea
Rating63% 3.198923.198923.198923.198923.19892
Danny O'Shea (Rick Moranis) has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kevin (Ed O'Neill), a Heisman Trophy winner and a local football hero. The brothers live in their hometown of Urbania, Ohio. Kevin coaches the local "Pee-Wee Cowboys" football team. Despite being the best player, Danny's tomboy daughter Becky (Shawna Waldron), nicknamed Icebox, is cut during try outs because she is a girl. Also cut are Becky's less-talented friends, Rasheed Hanon (who can't catch anything), Tad Simpson (who can't run) and Rudy Zolteck (who's overweight and quite flatuent). After being ridiculed by the other players who made the team, she convinces her dad to coach a new pee-wee team of their own.
Splitting Heirs, 1h27
Directed by Robert Young, Roger Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cleese, Sadie Frost
Roles Henry Bullock
Rating55% 2.7988252.7988252.7988252.7988252.798825
The movie centres on the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Bournemouth (England), upon which misfortune has befallen throughout history, leading it to believe itself cursed. The most recent heir, Thomas Henry Butterfly Rainbow Peace, was left in a restaurant as an infant in the 1960s, by the time his parents remembered him, he had disappeared. Meanwhile, in the 1990s, Tommy Patel (Eric Idle) has grown up in an Asian/Indian family in Southall, never doubting his ethnicity despite being taller than anyone else in the house, fair-haired, blue-eyed, light-skinned - and not liking curry. From the family corner-shop he commutes to the City, where he works for the Bournemouth family's stockbroking firm, handling multimillion-pound deals.
Honey I Blew Up the Kid, 1h29
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Keri Russell, Daniel et Joshua Shalikar, John Shea
Roles Wayne Szalinski
Rating48% 2.40262.40262.40262.40262.4026
Five years after the events after the previous film, inventor Wayne Szalinski is now the head researcher at Sterling Labs in Las Vegas, working on a ray that can enlarge objects. His research is hindered by Charles Hendrickson, jealous that Wayne had been put in charge of the research department and threatens to sabotage him to take his place.
L.A. Story
L.A. Story (1991)
, 1h35
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin, Sam McMurray
Roles Gravedigger
Rating66% 3.349613.349613.349613.349613.34961
Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) is a TV meteorologist living in Los Angeles. He is in a dead-end relationship with his social-climbing girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner), and wants to find some meaning and magic in his life and also finds himself growing increasingly weary of what he sees as the rather shallow and superficial city of LA.
My Blue Heaven, 1h37
Directed by Herbert Ross
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Carol Kane, Bill Irwin, Melanie Mayron
Roles Barney Coopersmith
Rating62% 3.1488553.1488553.1488553.1488553.148855
Vincent "Vinnie" Antonelli (Steve Martin) is a former mobster recently inducted into the Witness Protection Program with his wife, Linda. The two are under the watchful eye of Barney Coopersmith (Rick Moranis). Vinnie and Barney soon find common ground when both of their wives leave them due to their lifestyles. When he succeeds in getting Vinnie to a suburb in California and a private house, Barney has one more problem: he must make sure the jovial and sometimes mischievous Vinnie conforms to Witness Protection protocol until he is sent to Federal Court to testify against mob kingpins. Doing this is not as simple as it appears to be.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, 1h33
Directed by Joe Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Wilson Brown, Amy O'Neill
Roles Wayne Szalinski
Rating62% 3.14943.14943.14943.14943.1494
Eccentric scientist and inventor Wayne Szalinski lives in his suburban home attempting to perfect a ray gun capable of shrinking objects, but the apples he uses as test objects instead blow up. After an argument between Wayne and his wife Diane, she spent the night with her mother and is currently at work, worrying her teenaged daughter Amy, and their son Nick, who has inherited his father's inventive ingenuity and intelligence. Next door neighbors; the Thompsons, are getting ready for a fishing trip, but Russ' oldest son Little Russ is less than enthusiastic, as he and his father's interests often clash, resulting in his feeling belittled, and he is more interested in meeting Amy than spending the weekend camping. Younger son Ron, however, is enthusiastic, though his relationship with Russ Sr. is strained when he inadvertently sets off a booby trap in the yard.
Parenthood
Parenthood (1989)
, 2h4
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards
Roles Nathan Huffner
Rating69% 3.49883.49883.49883.49883.4988
Gil Buckman, a neurotic sales executive in the St. Louis area, is trying to balance his family and career. When he finds out that his eldest son, Kevin, has emotional problems and needs therapy, and that his other two children, Taylor and Justin, both have issues as well, he begins to blame himself and questions his abilities as a father. When his wife, Karen, announces she is pregnant with their fourth child on the same day he quit his sales job, he is unsure whether he can handle it.