Steve Martin

Approval Rate: 83%

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    Sat Jan 23 2010

    There is something about steve martin that makes you laugh as soon as you see him in a film. My personal favorite is Srgt. Bilko. and bringing down the house he is hysterical!!

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    Thu Aug 27 2009

    I really liked him in " Trains ,Planes and Automobiles" Thought he was REALLY good in that. But as a stand-up, well...he was ok.

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    Thu Aug 27 2009

    Like his stand up better than a lot of his movies. Or too be fair, I like his stand up better than his more recent movies.

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    Thu Aug 06 2009

    Way too silly to take seriously. Come on where's that sharp stand up comedian wit.

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    Thu Jun 04 2009

    I absolutely love this guy, in my opinion he is a comedy genius. His funniest film for me has got to be, "The man with two brains", hilarious!

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    Sun Aug 24 2008

    Better in the movies than as an actual comedian.  This isn't meant to slight him or his career- I just found too much of his stand-up act a little dated and stale.

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    Sat Aug 23 2008

    Five stars for innovation and fearless enough to try anything for comedy. Four stars overall as his frantic persona wear me out.  He has made some truly excellent movies but most of the more recent stuff is crappy remakes of films that didn't need to be remade.

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    Fri Aug 01 2008

    His style is unique and his delivery is genius. He also seems like a genuinely nice guy.

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    Mon Jun 30 2008

    Let's go back to the days of The Jerk. 'Nuff said.

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    Tue Feb 26 2008

    He's undeniably talented, maybe even a genius, but for some reason, I've just never been able to warm up to this guy. He became wildly popular while I was still a teenager, and I found him excruciatingly annoying back then. Later, I  saw more of his work on TV, and laughed. Occasionally, I laughed heartily...very occasionally. He's clever and witty and inventive, but I tend to think of him as I do Robin Williams-- often veering unsettlingly close to comedic brilliance, but it just doesn't work for me, for whatever reason. While I respect both men, I just don't find them all that funny. I console myself with the thought that humor is often subjective...I don't like to think that everybody else is "getting" something I'm missing.

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    Tue Feb 26 2008

    He's stuff is okay, his movies are better.

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    Mon Dec 24 2007

    his stuff is dated, but in the 70's he was great. Great banjo picker

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    Tue Dec 04 2007

    I saw him in Detroit at a folk club called the Raven's Gallery,which closed years ago.He was great-at one point he put balloons on his head and went outside and started yelling at cars.

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    Wed Nov 07 2007

    Great actor. I love the father of the bride movies

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    Sun Nov 04 2007

    Poor stand up (he is American, after all), but good movie roles.

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    Thu Sep 06 2007

    Was once funny. Not any more.

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    Fri Sep 15 2006

    Martin is a great actor, and I don't know why he's rated so low. He's proved he can act as well as be funny.

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    Sun Apr 02 2006

    I happen to like him a lot but he is one of those comedians that some people just don't like because of his silly antics. To each his own.

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    Sat Apr 01 2006

    Ok, so maybe being a "Wild and Crazy Guy" is not so funny anymore, but in the late 70's, there was nothing really intellectual going on anyway. Great comedian for his time. His acting is ok even though the movies he's been in have not always been the best, Pennies From Heaven being the worst.

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    Thu May 19 2005

    he was great in father of the bride. but his funniest movie was the jerk. pure classi c comedy

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    Wed Apr 13 2005

    He can be very good,but seems to often choose poorly written movies.He was responsible for the funniest scene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-where he pretends to be his partners mentally deficient brother.In fact,without this scene and his hilarious performance in it,the movie is totally ho-hum.

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    Wed Apr 13 2005

    he's really funny. his comic timing and dialougue delivery is excellent. one of the finest

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    Tue Apr 12 2005

    Used to like him better but his comedy is too forced and unnatural!

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    Sun Apr 10 2005

    ok, he's not as funny now as his old stand up was, but the early work is as good as anything any stand up has ever produced. the white suit routines are timeless classics. but sadly, yes, the movies are mostly terrible. oh well, you can't be great at everything.

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    Sat Apr 02 2005

    He tries hard, you must give him that.

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    Fri Feb 04 2005

    If nothing else, pure fun.

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    Fri Jan 28 2005

    I was born a poor black child. As far as comedians go, he's one of the best. He's made some bombs recently though. He'll bounce back though.

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    Tue Dec 28 2004

    Terrible, say no more!!!!.....

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    Fri Dec 10 2004

    One of the few standups who made the transition from stadiums and night clubs to a movie career. He has made some stinkers in his time but Steve is very funny and should also go back to Standup like Robin Williams has.

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    Sat Jul 10 2004

    Very funny actor.

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    Fri Jun 18 2004

    Was once the best.

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    Wed Jun 09 2004

    He has some good pops sometimes .. but he still can do better .. like his face expressions though ..

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    Tue May 25 2004

    I thought this guy was bad before, but Cheaper by the Dozen put him at an all-time low. Awful. He's earned the title WORST ACTOR EVER

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    Fri Apr 30 2004

    A very dynamic and thought provoking comedian all wrapped up into one. Nothing beats his wit and spontaneity.

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    Fri Apr 30 2004

    Good, but not a true master.

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    Thu Apr 29 2004

    I think he was one of the best comics ever. Mostly silly stuff. Then he left before things went south. The best of all, he never did any white guy/black guy crap.

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    Mon Jan 19 2004

    I always thought he was trying too hard.

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    Thu Jan 08 2004

    Isn't very funny. Never was. When I first became aware of this guy over 25 years ago I thought he was about as humorous as uncontrollable flatulence. I considered this Comedy for Retards. However, as there is no end to the depth of the mental retardism of the American popular culture market, the monogoloids continue to support the manic antics and plain stupid attempts at being funny of this guy. The only times he has been funny was way back in the SNL days when he was well supported by comic greats like D. Ackroyd and G. Radler. His movies, except Pennies From Heaven and Black Men Don't Wear Plaid have all sucked, to the point where he's doing remakes of old chestnuts like Father of the Bride and former piece of crap flops like Yours, Mine and Ours. Spare us already, Steve, and retire gracefully!!!

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    Fri Dec 12 2003

    At least Steve Martin had a significant stand-up career as opposed to many of the others on this list; nevertheless, I never really cared for Martin's stand-up work with all the rabbit ears and stuff. (The King Tut song was pretty funny though.) However, anyone who is responsible for adding phrases to the common lexicon (ie I wild and crazy guy! and Excu-u-use me!) cannot be completely discounted. Moving on to his movie career, it is certainly filled with equal amounts of hits and misses. The former including The Jerk, Little Shop Of Horrors, Planes, Trains And Automobiles, Parenthood, and Father Of The Bride. The misses (in my opinion) include The Three Amigos!, Bringing Down The House, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Bofinger (though the critics liked the last two). The bottom line is that Martin has matured to the point he is best suited for the straight man, deadpan humor and should stick with those roles. Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas.

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    Tue Nov 18 2003

    Here is a very talented comedian who can't seem to pick out a good movie script for himself. His good movies are too few and far between.

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    Mon Sep 29 2003

    hes really good fun...full of enthusiasm.. love him in father of the bride..he a good comedian..his movies are really funny...i love mixed nuts ...altogether hes had some pretty strong performances

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    Wed Sep 17 2003

    Very funny!

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    Sun Aug 31 2003

    Whether it be "The Jerk" or "Bringing Down the House", Steve Martin always gives a great performace.

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    Sat Jun 07 2003

    He is very funny, one of the funniest actors of all time... but he is a total jerk in real life. He refuses to sign autographs and is just incredibly mean

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    Tue May 20 2003

    Since when was being a jerk considered talent?

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    Sat May 17 2003

    Steve Martin is a wonderful comedian, actor and writer. His expressions, even when he is trying to be serious, leaves me wondering just what is about to pop out of his head. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve ever seen him in, whether comedy or drama.

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    Fri May 09 2003

    LA Story has to be one of the best motion picture of all times.If he had done nothing else this would have been enough.

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    Sun May 04 2003

    He's one of the best comedians out there- and there's no doubt that comedy is his forte. If he sticks to that, Martin will continue to have a successful career. As President X-D said, he is good in serious roles, but his specialty is most definately comedy. This "Wild and Crazy guy" is one of the funniest men on the planet. "The Jerk", "Roxanne", "Father of the Bride" and "Bowfinger" were all great performances from this talented actor/comedian. However, his best performance was most definately in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles". He and John Candy had so much chemistry in that film, and I've never laughed so hard in my life. He was also great at the Oscars a few months ago.

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    Thu Apr 10 2003

    This guy needs 10 stars for the funniest person on this planet. He always me laugh especially on the Oscars. FUNNY FUNNY GUY!