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'''Stephen Glenn Martin''' is an American comedian 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.

He was never a cast member of ''SNL'' ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer a common misconception]])--he was a cast member on Lorne Michaels' failed ABC prime-time sketch series ''The New Show'', but was only a frequent host on ''SNL''--but Martin still became very close with several of the cast members, including Gilda Radner. On the day Radner died from ovarian cancer in 1989, Martin was to host ''SNL''; after introducing a video clip of him and Radner appearing in a 1978 sketch, he became [[ManlyTears overcome with grief and started to cry.]]

Steve Martin is a [[HiddenDepths surprisingly deep guy;]] he has a degree in philosophy. He has done a significant amount of writing, not only penning screenplays for some of his best movies (''LA Story'', ''Roxanne'', ''Bowfinger'') but also stage plays (''Picasso at the Lapin Agile'') and novellas (''Shop Girl'', ''The Pleasure of My Company''.) He is also the owner of one of southern California's finest private collections of modern art--and it has been implied by many, including Martin, that [[MoneyDearBoy expanding his collection]] is the motivation behind his taking such roles as ''Bringing Down the House'' and ''The Pink Panther''.

Martin has guest-hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' 15 times, as of his January 2009 hosting (musical guest: Jason Mraz), breaking his previous record of 14 on a season 31 episode (with musical guest {{Prince}}; an episode that originally was supposed to be the first episode of season 30, but both host and musical guest declined and the 30th season premiere was headlined by Ben Affleck with musical guest, Nelly). As of September 2011, Alec Baldwin has now broken Steve Martin for most frequent host of ''SNL'' (a record Martin had held since 1989, when he beat Buck Henry's record of ten) with 16 episodes under his belt.

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!!Films:
* ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' (1978)
* ''{{The Jerk}}'' (1979)
* ''{{Pennies From Heaven}}'' (1981)
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'' (1982)
* ''{{The Man With Two Brains}}'' (1983)
* ''AllOfMe'' (1984)
* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' (1986)
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (1986)
* ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' (1987)
* ''{{Roxanne}}'' (1987)
* ''DirtyRottenScoundrels'' (1988)
* ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'' (1989)
* ''MyBlueHeaven'' (1990)
* ''FatherOfTheBride'' (1991)
* ''[[LAStory L.A. Story]]'' (1991)
* ''Film/LeapOfFaith'' (1992)
* ''[[FatherOfTheBride Father of the Bride Part II]]'' (1995)
* ''SgtBilko'' (1996)
* ''Film/TheSpanishPrisoner'' (1997)
* ''{{Bowfinger}}'' (1999)
* ''Film/BringingDownTheHouse'' (2003)
* ''CheaperByTheDozen'' (2003)
* ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' (2003)
* ''Cheaper by the Dozen 2'' (2005)
* ''The Pink Panther'' (2006)
* ''The Pink Panther 2'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheBigYear'' (2011)

!!Associated Tropes:
* FunnyForeigner: He and DanAykroyd played Georg and Yortuk Festrunk, Czech immigrants and swinging bachelors, in a series of early ''SNL'' sketches. Steve also carried over the voice to his stand-up.
* JustLikeMakingLove: "Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."[[note]]He has hosted the Academy Awards three times, most famously in 2003 (the one where Creator/MichaelMoore made his anti–Iraq War scene when ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' won the Best Documentary Oscar).[[/note]]
* MemeticSexGod: This is even {{lampshaded}} in his season 31 hosting gig on {{SNL}}.
* 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.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 67!
* WhyDoYouHateTheDog: Martin often plays the MAWM in these types of comedies.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: When he plays fathers, this is generally part of the character's dilemmas.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: His hair was already greying in the late 70's, but still looks good.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In his younger days. His hair went white very early, but he's hardly aged since, making him a rare example of both this and OlderThanTheyLook.

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'''Stephen Glenn Martin''' is an American comedian 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.

He was never a cast member of ''SNL'' ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer a common misconception]])--he was a cast member on Lorne Michaels' failed ABC prime-time sketch series ''The New Show'', but was only a frequent host on ''SNL''--but Martin still became very close with several of the cast members, including Gilda Radner. On the day Radner died from ovarian cancer in 1989, Martin was to host ''SNL''; after introducing a video clip of him and Radner appearing in a 1978 sketch, he became [[ManlyTears overcome with grief and started to cry.]]

Steve Martin is a [[HiddenDepths surprisingly deep guy;]] he has a degree in philosophy. He has done a significant amount of writing, not only penning screenplays for some of his best movies (''LA Story'', ''Roxanne'', ''Bowfinger'') but also stage plays (''Picasso at the Lapin Agile'') and novellas (''Shop Girl'', ''The Pleasure of My Company''.) He is also the owner of one of southern California's finest private collections of modern art--and it has been implied by many, including Martin, that [[MoneyDearBoy expanding his collection]] is the motivation behind his taking such roles as ''Bringing Down the House'' and ''The Pink Panther''.

Martin has guest-hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' 15 times, as of his January 2009 hosting (musical guest: Jason Mraz), breaking his previous record of 14 on a season 31 episode (with musical guest {{Prince}}; an episode that originally was supposed to be the first episode of season 30, but both host and musical guest declined and the 30th season premiere was headlined by Ben Affleck with musical guest, Nelly). As of September 2011, Alec Baldwin has now broken Steve Martin for most frequent host of ''SNL'' (a record Martin had held since 1989, when he beat Buck Henry's record of ten) with 16 episodes under his belt.

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!!Films:
* ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' (1978)
* ''{{The Jerk}}'' (1979)
* ''{{Pennies From Heaven}}'' (1981)
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'' (1982)
* ''{{The Man With Two Brains}}'' (1983)
* ''AllOfMe'' (1984)
* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' (1986)
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (1986)
* ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' (1987)
* ''{{Roxanne}}'' (1987)
* ''DirtyRottenScoundrels'' (1988)
* ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'' (1989)
* ''MyBlueHeaven'' (1990)
* ''FatherOfTheBride'' (1991)
* ''[[LAStory L.A. Story]]'' (1991)
* ''Film/LeapOfFaith'' (1992)
* ''[[FatherOfTheBride Father of the Bride Part II]]'' (1995)
* ''SgtBilko'' (1996)
* ''Film/TheSpanishPrisoner'' (1997)
* ''{{Bowfinger}}'' (1999)
* ''Film/BringingDownTheHouse'' (2003)
* ''CheaperByTheDozen'' (2003)
* ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' (2003)
* ''Cheaper by the Dozen 2'' (2005)
* ''The Pink Panther'' (2006)
* ''The Pink Panther 2'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheBigYear'' (2011)

!!Associated Tropes:
* FunnyForeigner: He and DanAykroyd played Georg and Yortuk Festrunk, Czech immigrants and swinging bachelors, in a series of early ''SNL'' sketches. Steve also carried over the voice to his stand-up.
* JustLikeMakingLove: "Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."[[note]]He has hosted the Academy Awards three times, most famously in 2003 (the one where Creator/MichaelMoore made his anti–Iraq War scene when ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' won the Best Documentary Oscar).[[/note]]
* MemeticSexGod: This is even {{lampshaded}} in his season 31 hosting gig on {{SNL}}.
* 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.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 67!
* WhyDoYouHateTheDog: Martin often plays the MAWM in these types of comedies.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: When he plays fathers, this is generally part of the character's dilemmas.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: His hair was already greying in the late 70's, but still looks good.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In his younger days. His hair went white very early, but he's hardly aged since, making him a rare example of both this and OlderThanTheyLook.
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* JustLikeMakingLove: "Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."[[note]]He has hosted the Academy Awards three times, most famously in 2003 (the one where Creator/MichaelMoore made his anti–Iraq War scene when ''BowlingForColumbine'' won the Best Documentary Oscar).[[/note]]

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* JustLikeMakingLove: "Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."[[note]]He has hosted the Academy Awards three times, most famously in 2003 (the one where Creator/MichaelMoore made his anti–Iraq War scene when ''BowlingForColumbine'' ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' won the Best Documentary Oscar).[[/note]]
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: In his younger days. His hair went white very early, but he's hardly aged since, making him a rare example of both this and OlderThanTheyLook.
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Steve Martin is an American comedian 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 ''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.

He was never a cast member of ''SNL'' ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer a common misconception]]) - he was a cast member on Lorne Michaels' failed ABC prime-time sketch series ''The New Show'', but was only a frequent host on ''SNL'' - but Martin still became very close with several of the cast members, including Gilda Radner. On the day Radner died from ovarian cancer in 1989, Martin was to host ''SNL''; after introducing a video clip of him and Radner appearing in a 1978 sketch, he became [[ManlyTears overcome with grief and started to cry.]]

Steve Martin is a [[HiddenDepths surprisingly deep guy;]] he has a degree in philosophy. He has done a significant amount of writing, not only penning screenplays for some of his best movies (''LA Story'', ''Roxanne'', ''Bowfinger'') but also stage plays (''Picasso at the Lapin Agile'') and novellas (''Shop Girl'', ''The Pleasure of My Company''.) He is also the owner of one of southern California's finest private collections of modern art - and it has been implied by many, including Martin, that [[MoneyDearBoy expanding his collection]] is the motivation behind his taking such roles as ''Bringing Down the House'' and ''The Pink Panther''.

Martin has guest-hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' 15 times, as of his January 2009 hosting (musical guest: Jason Mraz), breaking his previous record of 14 on a season 31 episode (with musical guest {{Prince}}; an episode that originally was supposed to be the first episde of season 30, but both host and musical guest declined and the 30th season premiere was headlined by Ben Affleck with musical guest, Nelly). As of September 2011, Alec Baldwin has now broken Steve Martin for most frequent host of ''SNL'' (a record Martin has held since 1989, when he beat Buck Henry's record of ten) with 16 episodes under his belt.

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Steve Martin '''Stephen Glenn Martin''' is an American comedian 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 ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''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.

He was never a cast member of ''SNL'' ([[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer a common misconception]]) - he misconception]])--he was a cast member on Lorne Michaels' failed ABC prime-time sketch series ''The New Show'', but was only a frequent host on ''SNL'' - but ''SNL''--but Martin still became very close with several of the cast members, including Gilda Radner. On the day Radner died from ovarian cancer in 1989, Martin was to host ''SNL''; after introducing a video clip of him and Radner appearing in a 1978 sketch, he became [[ManlyTears overcome with grief and started to cry.]]

Steve Martin is a [[HiddenDepths surprisingly deep guy;]] he has a degree in philosophy. He has done a significant amount of writing, not only penning screenplays for some of his best movies (''LA Story'', ''Roxanne'', ''Bowfinger'') but also stage plays (''Picasso at the Lapin Agile'') and novellas (''Shop Girl'', ''The Pleasure of My Company''.) He is also the owner of one of southern California's finest private collections of modern art - and art--and it has been implied by many, including Martin, that [[MoneyDearBoy expanding his collection]] is the motivation behind his taking such roles as ''Bringing Down the House'' and ''The Pink Panther''.

Martin has guest-hosted ''Saturday Night Live'' 15 times, as of his January 2009 hosting (musical guest: Jason Mraz), breaking his previous record of 14 on a season 31 episode (with musical guest {{Prince}}; an episode that originally was supposed to be the first episde episode of season 30, but both host and musical guest declined and the 30th season premiere was headlined by Ben Affleck with musical guest, Nelly). As of September 2011, Alec Baldwin has now broken Steve Martin for most frequent host of ''SNL'' (a record Martin has had held since 1989, when he beat Buck Henry's record of ten) with 16 episodes under his belt.



* FunnyForeigner: He and DanAykroyd played Georg and Yortuk Festrunk, Czech immigrants and swinging bachelors, in a series of early ''SNL'' sketches. Steve also carried over the voice to his stand-up.
* JustLikeMakingLove: "Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."

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* FunnyForeigner: He and DanAykroyd played Georg and Yortuk Festrunk, Czech immigrants and swinging bachelors, in a series of early ''SNL'' sketches. Steve also carried over the voice to his stand-up.
stand-up.
* JustLikeMakingLove: "Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.""[[note]]He has hosted the Academy Awards three times, most famously in 2003 (the one where Creator/MichaelMoore made his anti–Iraq War scene when ''BowlingForColumbine'' won the Best Documentary Oscar).[[/note]]



* WhyDoYouHateTheDog - Martin often plays the MAWM in these types of comedies.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad - When he plays fathers, this is generally part of the character's dilemmas.

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* WhyDoYouHateTheDog - WhyDoYouHateTheDog: Martin often plays the MAWM in these types of comedies.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad - WhenYouComingHomeDad: When he plays fathers, this is generally part of the character's dilemmas.
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* ''LittleShopOfHorrors'' (1986)

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* ''LittleShopOfHorrors'' ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (1986)
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* MemeticSexGod: This is even {{lampshaded}} in his season 31 hosting gig on {{SNL}}.
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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 66!

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 66!67!
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** Nor is he the lead character in 1956's ''[[{{Godzilla}} Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''.
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