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Steve Martin is a Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Music American born on 14 august 1945 at Waco (USA)

Steve Martin

Steve Martin
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Birth name Stephen Glenn Martin
Nationality USA
Birth 14 august 1945 (74 years) at Waco (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award

Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician.
Martin came to public notice as 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, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.

While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

Biography

Martin was romantically involved with actress and singer Bernadette Peters, his costar in the films The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven, during the 1970s and early 1980s. He married actress Victoria Tennant on November 20, 1986, and the union lasted until their divorce in 1994. On July 28, 2007, after three years together, Martin married Anne Stringfield, a writer and former staffer for The New Yorker magazine. Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey presided over the ceremony at Martin's Los Angeles home. Lorne Michaels, creator of Saturday Night Live, was best man. Several of the guests, including close friends Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, comedian Carl Reiner, and magician/actor Ricky Jay were not informed that a wedding ceremony would take place. Instead, they were told they were invited to a party, and were surprised by the nuptials. At age 67, Martin became a father for the first time when Stringfield gave birth to a daughter in December 2012.

Martin has been an avid art collector since 1968, when he bought a print by the Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha. In the first public display of his collection, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presented a five-month exhibit of 28 works by Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, and Edward Hopper, among others, in 2001. In 2006, he sold Hopper's Hotel Window (1955) at Sotheby's for $26.8 million. In 2015, working two other curators, he organized a show,"The Idea of the North," to introduce American museumgoers to Canadian Lawren Harris.

Investigators at Berlin's state criminal police office (LKA) think that Martin was one victim of a German master art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi. In July 2004, Martin purchased what he believed to be a 1915 work by the German-Dutch painter Heinrich Campendonk, Landschaft mit Pferden (Landscape With Horses) from a Paris gallery for what should have been a bargain price of around €700,000 (around $850,000 at the time). Before the purchase an expert authenticated the work and identified the painter's signature on a label attached to the back. Fifteen months later Martin put the painting up for sale, and auction house Christie's disposed of it in February 2006, to a Swiss businesswoman for €500,000 – a loss of €200,000. Police believe the fake Campendonk originated from an invented art collection devised by a group of German swindlers caught in 2010. Skillfully forged paintings from this group were sold to French galleries like the one where Martin bought the forgery.

Martin suffers from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), which is a symptom of hearing loss. He got it while filming a pistol-shooting scene for the film Three Amigos in 1986. He has been quoted as saying, "You just get used to it, or you go insane."

Best films

Taken 2 (2012)
(Writer)
Home (2015)
(Actor)
It's Complicated (2009)
(Actor)
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
(Actor)
The Pink Panther (2006)
(Actor)
Bringing Down the House (2003)
(Actor)

Usually with

Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
(4 films)
Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2 films)
Martin Short
Martin Short
(5 films)
John Landis
John Landis
(3 films)
Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Steve Martin (60 films)

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Actor

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, 1h52
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Ben Platt
Roles Norm Oglesby
Rating62% 3.1467753.1467753.1467753.1467753.146775
En 2005, un jeune Texan de 19 ans, Billy Lynn, est pris dans une violente attaque avec son régiment d'infanterie en Irak. Lui et les autres survivants sont présentés comme des héros. Ils sont ensuite rapatriés aux États-Unis par l'administration Bush pour parader dans tout le pays, parade qui culmine lors du show de la mi-temps du match de NFL (football américain) des Dallas Cowboys pour Thanksgiving, match à domicile à Dallas. Mais ils doivent ensuite retourner au front...
Love the Coopers, 1h47
Directed by Jessie Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei
Roles Rags (voice)
Rating58% 2.900232.900232.900232.900232.90023
La famille Cooper se réunit pour célébrer Noël. Mais cette année, des événements inattendus et des rencontres surprenantes vont quelque peu chambouler la traditionnelle réunion de famille. Chaque membre va alors redécouvrir l'esprit de Noël à sa manière…
Home
Home (2015)
, 1h34
Directed by Tim Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about extraterrestrial life, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Matt L. Jones, Brian Stepanek
Roles Capitain Smek (voice)
Rating66% 3.3027153.3027153.3027153.3027153.302715
On the run from their enemy, the planet-destroying Gorg, the Boov find Earth a suitable place to call "home". Led by Captain Smek (Steve Martin), they commence their "friendly" invasion of the planet, relocating the humans, whom the Boov deem as simple and backwards, to other parts of the planet while the Boov inhabit their homes in a quick and bloodless conquest. One of the Boov, named Oh (Jim Parsons), is a more excited, freethinking member of the species, who decides to invite the Boov to his apartment for a housewarming party, despite the race's antipathy towards him. Not far from Oh is a preteen girl named Tip (Rihanna), who drives away through her home city to find her mother Lucy (Jennifer Lopez) after being separated from her during the invasion, leaving her with only her calico cat Pig and fueling her hatred for the Boov.
The Big Year, 1h40
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Rashida Jones
Roles Stu Preissler
Rating61% 3.0979853.0979853.0979853.0979853.097985
The film follows three amateur birders who each set out to achieve a Big Year. They are Brad Harris (Jack Black), a 36-year-old computer programmer based in Baltimore; Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), founder and CEO of a New York company bearing his name; and a roofing contractor named Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who holds the current Big Year record of 732 birds.
It's Complicated, 2h
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about marriage
Actors Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Lake Bell, Mary Kay Place
Roles Adam Schaffer
Rating65% 3.2990753.2990753.2990753.2990753.299075
Jane (Meryl Streep), who owns a successful bakery in Santa Barbara, California, and Jake Adler (Alec Baldwin), a successful attorney, divorced ten years earlier. They had three children together, two girls and a boy, who are grown. Jake, who was cheating on Jane, married the much younger Agness (Lake Bell).
The Pink Panther 2, 1h32
Directed by Harald Zwart
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Emily Mortimer, Aishwarya Rai, Andy García
Roles Inspecteur Jacques Clouseau
Rating56% 2.800892.800892.800892.800892.80089
When the master thief the Tornado steals expensive artifacts from around the world, France assembles a Dream Team of Amateur Detectives to solve the case. Inspector Clouseau is reassigned from his task as a parking officer by Chief Inspector Dreyfus to join the Dream Team in Japan, site of the Tornado's recent heist. At the airport, as soon as he steps over the border and leaves France, news breaks that the Pink Panther Diamond has been stolen, prompting Clouseau, who had up to that point been wary of leaving, to say, "I told you". Clouseau travels back to the scene of the crime and joins the other members of the Dream Team: Inspector Pepperidge, from Great Britain; Vincenzo, from Italy; Kenji, an electronics specialist from Japan; and Sonia, a researcher and criminology expert from India. They go to Rome to investigate a black market fence, Alonso Avellaneda, who deals with The Tornado. Assuming he is The Tornado, the Dream Team question him while Clouseau snoops around. Avellaneda vindicates himself by demonstrating that he lacks a bullet-wound to the right shoulder that the Tornado suffered over a decade ago. After they leave, he meets with the real Tornado.
Baby Mama
Baby Mama (2008)
, 1h39
Directed by Michael McCullers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Maura Lynn Tierney
Roles Barry Waterman
Rating59% 2.9996052.9996052.9996052.9996052.999605
Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) is a successful single businesswoman who has always put her career before her personal life. Now in her late thirties, she finally decides to have a child of her own but her plans are dampened when she discovers she has a minuscule chance of becoming pregnant due to her uterus being T-shaped. Also denied the chance to adopt, Kate hires an immature, obnoxious South Philly woman named Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler) to become a surrogate mother for her.
The Pink Panther, 1h33
Directed by Shawn Levy
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Henry Czerny, Beyoncé
Roles Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Rating56% 2.8014352.8014352.8014352.8014352.801435
Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus narrates a flashback of a soccer match semi-final between France and China. French coach Yves Gluant comes down the stadium, wearing the Pink Panther diamond ring and kisses his girlfriend, pop star Xania, after whispering something to her. After France wins the game, Yves dies from a poison dart, and the Pink Panther vanishes. Eager to win the Medal of Honour, Dreyfus promotes a clumsy policeman and "village idiot", Jacques Clouseau, to the rank of Inspector and assigns him to the Pink Panther case. Meanwhile, Dreyfus assembles a secret team of top investigators to crack the case, allowing Clouseau to serve as the public face of the investigation so that media attention is focused on Clouseau. Dreyfus assigns Gilbert Ponton as Clouseau's assistant and instructs Ponton to keep him informed of Clouseau's actions. Ponton becomes good friends with Clouseau and remorseful of his orders.
Shopgirl
Shopgirl (2005)
, 1h46
Directed by Anand Tucker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Sam Bottoms, Frances Conroy
Roles Ray Porter
Rating62% 3.1485753.1485753.1485753.1485753.148575
Mirabelle Buttersfield (Claire Danes), a transplanted Vermonter, is an aspiring artist and saleswoman at the evening gloves counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Her quiet, orderly existence - filled with both the mundane (futon furniture and an aging pickup truck) and the serious (a large student loan and a supply of antidepressants) - is disrupted by the sudden appearance of two disparate men.
The Colt
The Colt (2005)
, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Political films
Actors Ryan Merriman, Steve Bacic, Steve Martin, Matthew Currie Holmes, Christopher Redman, Megan Leitch
Rating67% 3.389523.389523.389523.389523.38952
In 1864, an American Civil War troop struggles to survive when young Union soldier Jim Rabb (Ryan Merriman) discovers that his mare has given birth to a colt. A superior officer orders Jim to shoot the foal because it may become a burden, but Jim - seeing the colt as a sign of hope and a reminder of the beauty of life - refuses. The colt remains with the men as they battle. When Confederates overtake the camp and steal the colt, Jim must risk his life retrieving it.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2, 1h34
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Le thème des vacances
Actors Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt, Tom Welling, Piper Perabo, Hilary Duff
Roles Tom Baker
Rating55% 2.754532.754532.754532.754532.75453
Two years after the events in the previous film, the Baker family begins to undergo many changes, beginning with Lorraine (Hilary Duff) and her desire to study in New York. Their oldest daughter Nora (Piper Perabo) is now married to Bud McNulty (Jonathan Bennett) and heavily pregnant. They intend to move to Houston because of Bud's new job promotion.
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, 1h30
Directed by Vadim Jean
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Martin Short, Robert Trebor, Jan Hooks, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Perkins, Linda Cardellini
Roles Himself
Rating54% 2.702052.702052.702052.702052.70205
Jiminy Glick in LaLaWood starts off as an Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood spoof, but develops into a murder mystery, with David Lynch played by Martin Short as a makeshift Hercule Poirot.
Bringing Down the House, 1h45
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about racism
Actors Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Jean Smart, Missi Pyle
Roles Peter Sanderson
Rating56% 2.8006952.8006952.8006952.8006952.800695
Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a workaholic tax attorney working for a set of competitive colleagues and bosses names of Tobias, Kline, and Barnes while he tries to turn his life around and having just separated from his wife Kate Sanderson (Jean Smart) and lost privileges to his children, 15-year-old Sarah Sanderson (Kimberly J. Brown) and 8-year-old Georgie Sanderson (Angus T. Jones). One day he tells his wife that the previously planned Hawaii trip will not happen, but he lets them be in their house for some allotted time. Then he shows up late to a restaurant where Peter must deal with Virginia Arness (Joan Plowright), an eccentric English billionaire, to bring her business to his firm. But while tending to his career, he found some time corresponding with an online friend known only as "lawyer-girl". On their first blind date, Peter learns that "lawyer-girl" is a black woman named Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), a wrongfully convicted felon accused of bank robbery claiming her innocence who wants Peter's help in getting the charges dropped. He kicks her out but then decides let her stay due to the way, Mrs. Kline (Betty White) could feel if he was associated with her. Mrs. Kline, who is Peter's neighbor, is also his boss' sister and a racist bigot who sometimes plays poker with Georgie.