Steve Martin (I)


Steve Martin (I) Trivia


  • Trivia

    • In 1969, Steve won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Comedy, Variety or Music Program in his work on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

    • Steve married longtime girlfriend Anne Stringfield at his Los Angeles home on July 28, 2007.

    • Steve Martin is a musician, he plays the four string banjo.

    • Steve Martin is a talented author and playwright, he has contributed writings to the the New Yorker since 1995.

    • Steve was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

    • Steve Martin's notable movie roles:

      • Inspector Jacques Clouseau - The Pink Panther (2006)

      • Tom Baker - Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (2005)

      • Ray Porter - Shopgirl (2005)

      • Tom Baker - Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)

      • Mr. Chairman - Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

      • Peter Sanderson - Bringing Down the House (2003)

      • Dr. Frank Sangster - Novocaine (2001)

      • Charlie Duell - Joe Gould's Secret (2000)

      • Bobby Bowfinger - Bowfinger (1999)

      • Henry Clark - The Out-of-Towners (1999)

      • Voice of Hotep - The Prince of Egypt (1998)

      • Jimmy Dell - The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

      • Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko - Sgt. Bilko (1996)

      • George Banks - Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

      • Philip - Mixed Nuts (1994)

      • Michael McCann - A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

      • Jonas Nightengale - Leap of Faith (1992)

      • Newton Davis - HouseSitter (1992)

      • Davis - Grand Canyon (1991)

      • George Banks - Father of the Bride (1991)

      • Harris K. Telemacher - L.A. Story (1991)

      • Vinnie Antonelli - My Blue Heaven (1990)

      • Gil Buckman - Parenthood (1989)

      • Freddy Benson - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

      • Neal Page - Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987)

      • C.D. Bales - Roxanne (1987)

      • Orin Scrivello, DDS - Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

      • Lucky Day - ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

      • Fabio Longio - Movers & Shakers (1985)

      • Roger Cobb - All of Me (1984)

      • Larry Hubbard - The Lonely Guy (1984)

      • Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr - The Man With Two Brains (1983)

      • Rigby Reardon - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

      • Arthur Parker - Pennies From Heaven (1981)

      • Navin Johnson - The Jerk (1979)

      • Insolent Waiter - The Muppet Movie (1979)

      • Dr. Maxwell Edison - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

    • Steve was chosen as #6 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.

    • Steve was listed as #50 in People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" List (2003).

    • Steve Martin was voted Most Talented by his classmates at Garden Grove high school.

    • Steve is a vegetarian, and frequently made fun of hot dogs in his 1970s standup acts.

    • Steve was a magician at Disneyland.

    • Contrary to popular belief, Steve was never a cast member on Saturday Night Live. The misconception evidently comes from the fact that he has hosted the show fourteen times, in addition to making occasional surprise appearances.

  • Quotes

    • Steve Martin: (on where his sense of humor comes from) I think it comes from love of humor, which was generated as a child watching comedy movies like Laurel and Hardy and Jerry Lewis, Abbot and Costello, a little bit of Charlie Chaplin.

    • Steve Martin: (on why he asked Claire Danes to be in the film "Shopgirl") Well we had lunch and Claire didn't even have to speak before we knew she was exactly right for Mirabelle. She's naturally beautiful as opposed to unnaturally beautiful in Hollywood. I always ask where all the old actors are going to come from in 20 years because they're all going to look like this (does a mock facelift). There isn't going to be anyone to play 80. Or you'll be doing a period film and there will be people with fake breasts. Claire just fit in her simplicity into this role. There is a quiet solitude to her performance. But she could also play a glamor girl. If she had to be a buxom dancer she could.

    • Steve Martin: (asked how much of the story of "Shopgirl" is autobiographical) Everything is culled from every source. It's taken from my own life and other lives. I'm 60 and I've had sex since I was 18, you know? There's been a lot of stuff going on.

    • Steve: If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be for all the children to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

      If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

      You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe.

      And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids definitely, the second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come too and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it.

      Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice. But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth!

      So -- we reorganize! Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we go with the power second, then the money. And then the kids.

      Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies, they should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish. And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. Thank you everybody and Merry Christmas.

    • Steve Martin: There's a point when you're famous and it's unbearable to go out because you're too famous. And there's a moment when you're famous just right.

    • Steve Martin: I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word. The word they didn't change was on page 87.

    • Steve Martin: What is a movie star? A movie star is many things. They can be tall, short, thin, or skinny. They can be democrats... or skinny.

    • Steve Martin: You know that look women get when they want sex? Me neither.

    • Steve Martin: Hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful woman - it's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal's out of town.

    • Steve Martin: The greatest thing you can do is surprise yourself.

    • Steve Martin: A kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true.

    • Steve Martin: I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.

    • Steve Martin: I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.

    • Steve Martin: Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.

    • Steve Martin: Love is a promise delivered already broken.

    • Steve Martin: Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

    • Steve Martin: I believe entertainment can aspire to be art and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot..

    • Steve Martin: When your hobbies get in the way of your work - that's OK, but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves, well...

    • Steve Martin: I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was - a large Arctic region covered with ice.

    • Steve Martin: I believe in eight of the ten commandments and I believe in going to church every Sunday unless there's a game on.

    • Steve Martin: It was so sweet backstage, you should have seen it. The Teamsters were helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo.

    • Steve Martin: There is one thing I would break up over and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that.

    • Steve Martin: (from People magazines 50 most beautiful people May 12 2003) It's very hard being one of the most beautiful people. Having this kind of beauty is actually a burden. Sometimes I go to a party and not one of the other 49 most beautiful people is there. That makes me feel very solitary and alone, because it means I am the most beautiful person in the room.
      If I'm going to a party where I know there will be "less beautiful people," I try to "dress down" in order to hide my beauty. But this seems to have a counter-effect of actually making me more beautiful. I guess me and dungarees are a pretty potent combination.

      I try not to lord my beauty over others. This is very hard. I try not to mention that I am one of the most beautiful people, but somehow it always comes out. I will usually only bring it up when I'm asked to do a task, like open a garage door. People seem to enjoy my beauty and are genuinely happy for me, because after I mention it, they always say, "How nice for you."

    • Steve Martin: Don't have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.

    • Steve Martin: First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.