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Rodney Dangerfield is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 22 november 1921

Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield
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Birth name Jacob Cohen
Nationality USA
Birth 22 november 1921
Death 5 october 2004 (at 82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004) was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School.

Biography

He was married three times. He was married twice to Joyce Indig, with whom he had a son, Brian, and a daughter, Melanie. From 1993 until his death, he was married to Joan Child. He and comic Sam Kinison were also very good friends.

Dangerfield resented being confused with his on-stage persona. Although his wife Joan described him as "classy, gentlemanly, sensitive and intelligent," he was often treated like the loser he played. In his 2004 autobiography, It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs (ISBN 0-06-621107-7), he confessed to a lifetime drug habit. The book's original title was My Love Affair With Marijuana.

Best films

Back to School (1986)
(Story)
Caddyshack (1980)
(Actor)

Usually with

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Filmography of Rodney Dangerfield (19 films)

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Actor

The Onion Movie, 1h20
Directed by Tom Kuntz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Len Cariou, Steven Seagal, Nick Chinlund, Ahmed Ahmed, Daniel Dae Kim, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Rodney Dangerfield
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
The plot revolves around a fictitious Onion television news anchorman, Norm Archer (Len Cariou), who is forced to face the inevitability of a corporate takeover by the Onion's perennial fictitious multinational, Global Tetrahedron. Onion news is described as "fair and balanced" in the context of the film. The plot serves as a springboard for various comedy sketches featuring The Onion's satirical humor. Vignettes include parodies of music videos reminiscent of Britney Spears' work, and Steven Seagal appearing as a parody of the type of action hero he normally portrays. The film is interrupted (fictitiously) by film reviewers and commentators weighing in on the progress of the film, with one commentator preparing to stage an immediate walkout of all African American audience members unless a positive portrayal of an African American is inserted into the film.
Back By Midnight, 1h29
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Phil LaMarr, Harland Williams, Randy Quaid, Paul Rodriguez, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Jake Puloski
Rating49% 2.4700452.4700452.4700452.4700452.470045
Dangerfield plays Jake Puloski, a comedic and friendly prison warden who runs a privately owned prison for white-collar criminals and less serious offenders. The trouble starts when Puloski's plans for renovating his rundown prison are ruined by his superior, Eli Rockwood (Randy Quaid), a greedy businessman who inherited the prison from his deceased parents, who rejects his budget request. Rockwood also informs Puloski that his contract as prison warden will not be renewed, which means that Puloski will be forced to retire in two months. This comes at the same time that Rockwood is in the midst of selling his company to the very wealthy Gloria Beaumont (Kirstie Alley). Without the funds for a proper remodeling, Puloski decides to approach the problem by allowing a group of prisoners, Mile-Away (Phil LaMarr), Next-Week (Paul Rodriguez), Jerk-Off (Marty Belafsky), and Ears (Joe Nipote), to leave the prison to burgle a sporting goods store owned by Rockwood (on the condition that they are "back by midnight" before the guard Smitty (Tony Cox) makes his rounds).
The Electric Piper, 1h8
Origin USA
Actors Wayne Brady, Rodney Dangerfield, Christine Ebersole, Robbie Rist, Laura San Giacomo, Rodney Saulsberry
Roles Rat-A-Tat-Tat
Rating59% 2.9510552.9510552.9510552.9510552.951055
The Electric Piper is a modern retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin story, featuring Sly (Wayne Brady), a 1960s era rock guitarist modeled on Jimi Hendrix, who uses his guitar to rid the suburban town of Hamelin of its rats. Denied his payment by the town, Sly lures the town's children into a mountain.
Little Nicky, 1h30
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about religion, Films about dogs, Films about angels, Demons in film
Actors Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Tom Lister, Jr., Laura Harring
Roles Lucifer
Rating53% 2.6531552.6531552.6531552.6531552.653155
The story revolves around a struggle to determine which of Satan's (Harvey Keitel) three sons will succeed their father as ruler of Hell. Adrian (Rhys Ifans) is the most devious, Cassius (Tom Lister Jr.) is the cruelest, and Nicky (Adam Sandler) is their father's favourite. Adrian and Cassius claim that Nicky's mother is a goat and torment him by controlling his body with their minds. Nicky has had a speech impediment and a disfigured jaw since Cassius hit him in the face with a shovel.
My 5 Wives
My 5 Wives (2000)
, 1h40
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, John Byner, John Pinette, Jerry Stiller, Andrew Dice Clay, Molly Shannon
Roles Monte Peterson
Rating47% 2.356772.356772.356772.356772.35677
A wealthy Los Angeles land developer, Monte Peterson, travels to Utah hoping to open a ski resort after his third marriage ends in divorce. He competes against an "evil" banker, Preston Gates, hoping to snatch land from the defaulting farmers to gain control for mob investors who want to build a casino.
Rusty: A Dog's Tale, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hal Holbrook, Rue McClanahan, Laraine Newman, Charles Fleischer, Blake Foster, Rodney Dangerfield
Roles Bandit the Rabbit (voice)
Rating51% 2.562132.562132.562132.562132.56213
The film is about two orphans named Jory (Blake Foster) and Tess (Danielle Keaton). Their cousins Bart (Charles Fleischer) and Bertha (Laraine Newman) try to take them away from their grandparents because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog (Matthew Lawrence) decides to save them.
Casper: A Spirited Beginning, 1h33
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Ghost films, L'enfance marginalisée, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Steve Guttenberg, Lori Loughlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael McKean, Brendan Ryan Barrett, Richard Moll
Roles Johnny Hunt
Rating46% 2.3226952.3226952.3226952.3226952.322695
At the beginning of the movie Casper is on a train full of ghosts, with no idea of where he is and is completely unaware that he is a ghost himself. Instead of going to Ghost Central, where the train is headed, he is kicked off the train. Casper then finds himself in the city of Deedstown, where he unintentionally scares all of the town's citizens. Only then does Casper realize that he is in fact a ghost.
Meet Wally Sparks, 1h45
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar, Michael Weatherly, Cindy Williams, Alan Rachins, Burt Reynolds
Roles Wally Sparks
Rating54% 2.701572.701572.701572.701572.70157
Wally Sparks (Rodney Dangerfield) is the host of a sleazy tabloid-style TV talk show who makes Jerry Springer seem gentle by comparison. His show has become so foul that he's alienated his not-especially-discriminating viewers, and his ratings are taking a nosedive.
Casper
Casper (1995)
, 1h36
Directed by Phil Nibbelink, Brad Silberling
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Christina Ricci, Malachi Pearson, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Devon Sawa
Roles Rodney Dangerfield (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0527453.0527453.0527453.0527453.052745
A vindictive woman, Carrigan Crittenden, is upset upon the reading of her late father's will that she was given creepy Whipstaff Manor in Friendship, Maine instead of his fortune, but she changes her tune when she learns that there is a hidden treasure within the property. She and her assistant Dibs go to the house attempting to investigate, but discover that it is haunted by a friendly ghost named Casper and his obnoxious prankster uncles, the Ghostly Trio (Fatso, Stretch and Stinkie), who immediately frighten them off the property. Carrigan tries multiple methods to rid the house of ghosts, but fails time and time again. Meanwhile, Casper sees a report of a paranormal therapist, James Harvey, and is immediately smitten with his teenaged daughter Kat. He quickly inhabits the television in Carrigan's hotel room in order to convince her to have the Harveys come to the manor to investigate the haunting.
Natural Born Killers, 1h58
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Road movies
Actors Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, Tommy Lee Jones, Rodney Dangerfield
Roles Mallory's Dad
Rating72% 3.6488853.6488853.6488853.6488853.648885
Mickey Knox and his wife Mallory stop at a roadside café in the New Mexico desert. A group of rednecks arrive and one begins sexually harassing Mallory. She briefly encourages him before beating him to a pulp. Mickey and Mallory then murder all but one of the diner's patrons, culminating in a morbid game of Eeny, meeny, miny, moe to decide who lives and dies. After executing the waitress Mabel, the couple ensures that the only survivor remembers their names before they embrace and declare their undying love.
Ladybugs
Ladybugs (1992)
, 1h30
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Association football films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Jackée Harry, Jonathan Brandis, Vinessa Shaw, Ilene Graff, Steve Landesberg
Roles Chester Lee
Rating55% 2.751312.751312.751312.751312.75131
Chester Lee (Rodney Dangerfield) is desperate for a promotion at work. To impress his boss, he claims to have been a good soccer player in his youth and is badgered into coaching a girls' team called the Ladybugs. Dragging his assistant Julie (Jackée Harry) along as assistant coach, Chester figures the gig easy as the Ladybugs, sponsored by his company, are a dynasty. Unfortunately, only one player has returned. The team, which includes the boss's daughter, Kimberly (Vinessa Shaw), are clueless, make a dreadful start to the season and the boss is less than impressed.
Rover Dangerfield, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Ronnie Schell, Sal Landi, Mel Blanc, Bert Kramer, Bob Bergen
Roles Rover
Rating59% 2.9953852.9953852.9953852.9953852.995385
Rover lives a life of fun in Las Vegas, gambling and chasing girls with his best friend Eddie. One night, he sees his owner Connie's boyfriend, Rocky, in a transaction with a pair of gangsters, and accidentally disrupts it. Thinking that Rocky is an undercover cop setting them up, the gangsters flee, telling Rocky that he has blown his last chance. The next day, Connie goes on the road for two weeks, leaving Rocky to look after Rover. In revenge for ruining his deal, Rocky puts Rover in a bag, drives him to Hoover Dam, and throws him in the water. The bag is later pulled out of the water by two passing fishermen, who take Rover back to shore and place him in the back of their pickup truck. However, Rover wakes up and jumps out of the truck when the fishermen stop for gas, and begins to wander down the road on his way back to Vegas. Instead, he ends up in the countryside, and eventually runs into a farmer, Cal, and his son, Danny, who convinces his father to take the dog in. Cal agrees on one condition: at the first sign of trouble, he'll be sent to an animal shelter, and if nobody claims him, the animal shelter can put him to sleep.
Moving
Moving (1988)
, 1h29
Directed by Alan Metter
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Beverly Todd, Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash, Randy Quaid, Gordon Jump, Jason Marin
Roles Loan Broker (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0961353.0961353.0961353.0961353.096135
Arlo Pear (Pryor) is a transportation engineer living in the New Jersey suburbs. One day he goes to work and meets a new female co-worker, and when both of them attempt to enter their keys in the same office doorknob, Arlo guesses what has happened and confronts his boss, Roy Hendersen. He learns that his company has merged with another, and now Arlo is out of a job. He ends the meeting by telling off his boss and in his state of anger, he flips Roy off using his index, rather than his middle finger.
Back to School, 1h36
Directed by Alan Metter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Sports films, Teen movie
Actors Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Downey Jr., Ned Beatty
Roles Thornton Melon
Rating66% 3.347963.347963.347963.347963.34796
Thornton Melon's is a rags-to-riches story. The son of an Italian immigrant tailor, he is shown as a boy (Jason Hervey) in his father's shop, bearing a report card with poor grades. His ambition is to go into his father's line of work, but his father reprimands Thornton for his poor schoolwork, and tells him no matter how hardworking, skilled or wealthy one may be, "if a man has got no education, he has got nothing".