Steve Martins is an actor who was born on the 14th Day of August in 1945 in Texas (USA). He was born Stephen Glenn Martin as the son of Mary Lee and Vernon Glenn Martin, an aspiring actor, and a real estate salesman. He was raised in California where he showed signs of acting while still a young boy. He grew into a famous actor who won many awards, among them the ‘American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.’ Here are the best ten movies by the Hollywood king.
List of Top Ten Movies by Steve Martin of all time 2017:
Steve Martin received a nomination for the ‘Best Actor Golden Globe’ awards for the character of Gil Buckman in the sentimental comedy directed by Ron Howard. The movie turned into an overnight box office smash and grossed over 120 million dollars all over the globe. Keanu Reeves also had the privilege to star in the movie. In real life, Steve Martin is an incredible banjo player. In the film, Frank asks Gil on which wedding he over drunk, although he learns that he does that in all weddings.
9. Better Rotten Scoundrels
‘Better Rotten Scoundrels’ is an affable buddy comedy with Frank Oz as the director. Steve Martin pairs with Caine Michael as two con men who do their criminal activities on the French Riviera. According to Caine, the film is the most enjoyable he has made in his entire career. The had a lot of fun and laughed the whole day. The movie took over 36 million pounds at the box office.
8. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
In ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles,’ Steve Martin couples with John Candy for the comedy that is produced, directed and written by John Hughes. Other stakeholders in the film include The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Home Alone. Martin plays Neal Page, a respected and strong businessman who relies on Del Griffith’s help. Candy plays Del, a garrulous and bumbling salesman. Del assists him to be home early for Martin’s swearing scene.
‘Roxanne’ is a reinvention of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 movie titled Cyrano de Bergerac into a modern setting in Colorado. The reinvention is done by Steve Martin and directed by Fred Schepisi. Steve Martin acts Charlie ‘CD’ Bales who is a fire chief in a small town with a large hooter who happens to be madly in love with Roxanne Kowalski, the astronomer. The charming movie earned Martin many awards, among them the ‘Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay’ and the ‘Best Actor’ by the ‘National Society of Film Critics.’
6. Three Amigos
In ‘Three Amigos,’ Steve Martins joins with songwriter and singer Randy Newman and Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live. Together they write the western spoof that has John Landis as the director. Newman contributed great songs to the same film while the actors included Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Steve Martin. The guys portrayed the Amigos get into a real battle with Mexican bandits and portray the Amigos on television.
5. All of Me
‘All of Me’ came after ‘The Lonely Guy,’ a film that did not perform as expected. ‘All of Me’ is, however, a commercial success with an on-screen chemistry between Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin. Lily plays a spoiled and sour heiress known as Edwina Cutwater. The superb movie has a zany plot that features Indian mystic and soul transference that sparkles with wit. Martin acts an attorney called Roger Cobb in the fantastic collaboration with Carl Reiner, the talented director.
4. The Man With Two Brains
One of the greatest fictional names in Hollywood is given to Steve Martin in the Carl Reiner comedy of 1983. Doctor Michael is a brain surgeon who is widowed but invents a method of ‘cranial screw-top’ that eases brain surgery. Kathleen Turner acts as the unfaithful and nasty wife of Doctor Michael named Dolores Benedict. Spaces Sissy does voice the brain that Michael loves. ‘The Man with Two Brains’ forms a brilliant, madcap comedy.
3. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
In ‘Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid,’ Steve Martin acts Rigby Reardon, a private investigator in the 1982 comedy that has Carl Reiner as the director. The movie is a celebration and parody of the Forties film noir thrillers with a running gag. Steve Martin goes berserk each time he hears ‘The Cleaning Lady.’ The black and white movie uses tricky and splicing photography. Among the renowned actresses and actors who appear in the film are Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, James Cagney and Bette Davis.
2. Pennies From Heaven
In ‘Pennies From Heaven,’ Steve Martin acts Arthur Parker, a role that had earlier been acted by Bob Hoskins in the initial BBC TV release by Dennis Potter. Martin plays a music salesperson and thinks that the actors should always remain intelligent to enable them to thrill the fans. At a time when Martin had already done comedy for over a decade, acting ‘Pennies From Heaven’ looked like a walkover. Steve got nominations to the ‘Golden Globe’ as the ‘Best Actor’ for the role in ‘Pennies From Heaven.’
1. The Jerk
The Jerk’ turned to be Steve Martin’s real triumph in this Carl Reiner-directed thriller. Martin takes the role of Navin R Johnson, a simpleton son of an African-American who has been adopted. The charming and warm, silly movie features some jokes about cat jugglers, despite the film getting some mixed receptions after release. Steve Martin thanks, Peter Sellers for the encouragement given when acting the movie.
Steve Martin’s Most Fascinating Movie:
A ‘wacky weatherman’ attempts to win the love of a beautiful English newspaper reporter with the assistance of a talking freeway billboard. However, unknown to the weatherman is that the writer is attempting to understand a strange universe of the 1990s in Los Angeles. Steve Martin is proudly the writer of the Mick Jackson directed movie. The actors include Victoria Tennant, Steve Martin, and Richard E. Grant.
Steve Martin has always remained a dedicated actor and comedian. His movies are an ‘all time’ global thriller. We love you Sir Steve Martin.