History Creator / SteveMartin

4th Jan '17 8:42:13 PM NWolfman
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4th Jan '17 8:36:24 PM NWolfman
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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' (1987) (Martin considers this his best performance)

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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' (1987) (Martin - Martin considers this his best performance)performance.


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!!Albums:
* ''Let's Get Small'' (1977)
* ''A Wild and Crazy Guy'' (1978)
* ''Comedy Is Not Pretty!'' (1979) - Final standup album.
* ''The Steve Martin Brothers'' (1981) - Standup and songs.
* ''The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo'' (2009) - First album entirely of songs.
* ''Rare Bird Alert'' (2011) (with the Steep Canyon Rangers)
* ''So Familiar'' (2015) (with Edie Brikell) - Later adapted into the Broadway show ''Bright Star''.
4th Jan '17 2:43:32 PM NWolfman
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* ReclusiveArtist: Rarely, if ever, signs autographs, instead handing out cards that read "This is irrefutable proof that you met me and think I'm a great guy." [[note]]In his youth, Creator/JuddApatow wrote to Martin asking for an autograph, but was turned down. Apatow wrote back, angrily demanding his autograph and received a signed photo which read "[[SarcasmMode Sorry]], I didn't realize I was speaking to ''[[SmallNameBigEgo the]]'' [[SmallNameBigEgo Judd Apatow]]."[[/note]]
3rd Jan '17 4:42:02 AM NWolfman
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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' (1987)

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* ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' (1987)(1987) (Martin considers this his best performance)



* {{Punchline}}: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Along with Creator/MontyPython, Martin was one of the first comedians on the 1970s comedy scene who experimented with comedy that had no punchlines, making him an early example of what would eventually become "alternative" comedy. In his autobiography, he described it as not allowing the audience the release of tension which came with a designated cue to laugh, keeping them on their toes and making sure they clung to his every word.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Since the beginning, his stage persona has been someone who genuinely believes he's the funniest, most talented performer ever whether or not the audience agrees with him (this was initially to combat stage fright). It eventually evolved into his on-stage character being [[ItsAllAboutMe utterly arrogant]] with a never-ending supply of backhanded compliments.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Since the beginning, his stage persona has been someone who genuinely believes he's the funniest, most talented performer ever whether or not the audience agrees with him (this was initially to combat stage fright). It eventually evolved into his on-stage character being [[ItsAllAboutMe utterly arrogant]] total arrogance]], with a never-ending supply of backhanded compliments.compliments.
* SpellingSong: One line in "Ramblin' Man."
--> "R-A-M-B-L-I-N. ({{Beat}}) Apostrophe."
* TaughtByExperience: Martin ''taught himself'' how to play banjo by slowing down bluegrass records and learning note-for-note. He's never had a formal lesson.
3rd Jan '17 4:28:07 AM NWolfman
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Since the beginning, his stage persona has been someone who genuinely believes he's the funniest, most talented performer ever whether or not the audience agrees with him (this was initially to combat stage fright). It eventually evolved into his on-stage character being [[ItsAllAboutMe utterly arrogant]] with a never-ending supply of backhanded compliments.
31st Dec '16 11:11:10 PM Trueman001
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Not to be confused with Dick Martin, co-host of ''Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In''.
27th Dec '16 10:55:41 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin''' (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, author, and musician, who first became famous as a writer for ''The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'' and as a frequent guest on ''TheTonightShow''. After appearing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' as a guest host, he [[ColbertBump quickly became]] (and still is) one of the most popular comedians in the United States. Since the 1980's, he has focused more on acting than stand-up comedy. Martin is also well known as an accomplished banjo player and would often play the instrument during stand-up comedy shows in the 1970's. He has released two albums of bluegrass music: 2009's ''The Crow: New Songs for the 5 String Banjo'' (for which he won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album) and 2011's ''Rare Bird Alert''. He has recently returned to touring, but instead of stand-up comedy, it's with the bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.

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'''Stephen Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin''' Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, author, and musician, musician who first became famous as a writer for ''The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'' ''Series/TheSmothersBrothersComedyHour'' and as a frequent guest on ''TheTonightShow''.''Series/TheTonightShow''. After appearing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' as a guest host, he [[ColbertBump quickly became]] (and still is) one of the most popular comedians in the United States. Since the 1980's, he has focused more on acting than stand-up comedy. Martin is also well known as an accomplished banjo player and would often play the instrument during stand-up comedy shows in the 1970's. He has released two albums of bluegrass music: 2009's ''The Crow: New Songs for the 5 String Banjo'' (for which he won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album) and 2011's ''Rare Bird Alert''. He has recently returned to touring, but instead of stand-up comedy, it's with the bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.
31st Oct '16 9:06:40 AM ngh93
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Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, author, and musician, who first became famous as a writer for ''The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'' and as a frequent guest on ''TheTonightShow''. After appearing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' as a guest host, he [[ColbertBump quickly became]] (and still is) one of the most popular comedians in the United States. Since the 1980's, he has focused more on acting than stand-up comedy. Martin is also well known as an accomplished banjo player and would often play the instrument during stand-up comedy shows in the 1970's. He has released two albums of bluegrass music: 2009's ''The Crow: New Songs for the 5 String Banjo'' (for which he won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album) and 2011's ''Rare Bird Alert''. He has recently returned to touring, but instead of stand-up comedy, it's with the bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.

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Stephen '''Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin Martin''' (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, author, and musician, who first became famous as a writer for ''The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'' and as a frequent guest on ''TheTonightShow''. After appearing on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' as a guest host, he [[ColbertBump quickly became]] (and still is) one of the most popular comedians in the United States. Since the 1980's, he has focused more on acting than stand-up comedy. Martin is also well known as an accomplished banjo player and would often play the instrument during stand-up comedy shows in the 1970's. He has released two albums of bluegrass music: 2009's ''The Crow: New Songs for the 5 String Banjo'' (for which he won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album) and 2011's ''Rare Bird Alert''. He has recently returned to touring, but instead of stand-up comedy, it's with the bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.
28th Oct '16 4:41:53 PM KingLyger
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* ''Literature/{{Shopgirl}}'' (2005) - Martin starred in the film and also wrote the novella upon which it's based.

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* ''Literature/{{Shopgirl}}'' ''Shopgirl'' (2005) - Martin starred in the film and also wrote the novella upon which it's based.



* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: As mentioned above, Steve Martin was never a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' (contrary to popular belief), but he hosted so many times and was a memorable part of the show in its early days that he could have been one of them. Martin ''was'' on LorneMichaels failed prime-time sketch show ''The New Show'' (which was such a critical and ratings failure that it made Lorne Michaels consider coming back to ''SNL'' after leaving the show from 1980 to 1985).

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: As [[invoked]]As mentioned above, Steve Martin was never a cast member on ''Saturday Night Live'' (contrary to popular belief), but he hosted so many times and was a memorable part of the show in its early days that he could have been one of them. Martin ''was'' on LorneMichaels failed prime-time sketch show ''The New Show'' (which was such a critical and ratings failure that it made Lorne Michaels consider coming back to ''SNL'' after leaving the show from 1980 to 1985).



* NamesTheSame: No, he wasn't the lead singer of the BaroquePop band The Left Banke back in TheSixties, even though he is an accomplished musician.

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* NamesTheSame: No, [[invoked]]No, he wasn't the lead singer of the BaroquePop band The Left Banke back in TheSixties, even though he is an accomplished musician.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He auditioned for the British version of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''. Oddly enough, the producers turned him down.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He [[invoked]]He auditioned for the British version of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''. Oddly enough, the producers turned him down.
28th Oct '16 4:38:13 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:300:A wild and crazy guy.]]
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