After being shoved out of Hollywood Fosse rose to the top. Working with such stars as Dustin Hoffman in Lenny (1974), Eric Roberts in Star 80 (1983) and Roy Scheider in his (Fosse’s) autobiographical film All That Jazz (1979). However, the relentless workload and stress conveyed in All That Jazz plagued Fosse in the long run. His chain smoking caught up with him during work on Chicago when he suffered a heart attack and his marriage to Verdon also ended in divorce. Just like his two prior ones with dancers Mary Niles and Joan McCracken.
In the early 1960s, Carlin got his start as a stand-up comic by performing on the Las Vegas circuit and entertaining TV audiences. Carlin enjoyed moderate success until the mid-70s when he re-invented his image and adopted a less conventional, somewhat vulgar comedy routine. Carlin’s scripted monologues began to represent his disillusioned attitude toward the world in which explored the highly sensitive issues of Vietnam and the right to free speech. In July of 1972, Carlin was arrested for violating obscenity laws after his infamous routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” As a self-professed atheist and avid cocaine user, his adversaries deemed him anti-religious and disrespectful of society. However, the comedian’s new material brought him success from the younger counterculture.
He is mostly known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, for his newscaster role in the show. Some of his movies that he has starred in consist of; Funny Farm, European Vacation, Hotel Hell Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Vegas Vacation, and Vacation. Throughout the late seventies and early eighties, Chase became very famous as a comedy for his films, and his anchorman bit on SNL. Most of the sequels to his best films,... ... middle of paper ... ...eb. 11 Feb. 2014.
Cleese went on with his writing partnership with Chapman after The Frost Report, working on such titles as The Magic Christian, based on the novel by Terry Southern (The Fairly Uncreative Monty Python Site). Cleese's largest comedy hit came when he joined up again with Chapman, Idle, Palin, and Jones. Together, with American cartoonist Terry Gilliam, they created the notorious Monty Python's Flying Circus. The whole group co-wrote and starred in this "breakneck barrage of satiric skits, [and] surreal cartoons" (Current Biography) for several years; drawing over ten million viewers each week. The Monty Python sextet would later collaborate to write books, do live performances, and make movies, such as Monty Python and the Holy Gail (1975), a spoof on the legend of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail, and The Meaning of Life (1983), which was Monty Python's view on the stages of life (TFUMPS).
Soon after his fame on Sesame Street Jim, after promoting the idea for The Muppet Show for years, finally received backing to produce. On this show the most famous Muppet of all, Kermit the Frog, was introduced along with Miss Piggy, Rizzo the Rat, Rowlf the Dog, Fozzie Bear, and of course Gonzo the Whatever. The Muppet Show became the most widely viewed television program in the world. From this show many movies and spin-off television shows have been produced. Jim Henson died in 1990 from pneumonia right after his last project for Muppet Vision 3-D, an attraction for Disney World, and right before he was going to sell his company to Disney Studios.
(Bosworth, 2004) In 1940, he was sent to a military boarding school - Shattuck Military Academy in Fairbult, Minnesota, from which he was eventually expelled for insubordination. In 1943, Brando relocated to New York City to study the Stanislavsky method under Stella Adler. (Editor, 2004) Brando's, first film was Fred Zinnemann's The Men in 1950. In 1951, he played in A Streetcar Named Desire .The role he performed in that movie earned him the first of four consecutive Best Actor Academy Award nominations. He followed up with impressive, very individualistic performances as a Mexican revolutionary in Viva Zapata in 1952 and as Marc Anthony in Joseph L Mankiewicz's adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in 1953.
There were many symptoms of depression that looking back, people could point out in Robin Williams. After becoming a drug and alcohol addict early in his career, he worked to become clean. He was drug and alcohol free for 20 years, but relapsed while filming a movie in Alaska. It only took a week of drinking before he knew he was in trouble (guardian source). When asked why he started drinking again, he said it was because he was afraid and lonely, he thought drinking might help ease that.
He is most famous for his improvisational style. Williams debuted his talent for the art of acting on the television show, Mork and Mindy, and in his first film, Popeye. For the beginning several years of his career, he acted in several comedies; however, he later took on darker roles such of those of Insomnia and The Night Listener. Williams’ most notable parts are his characters in Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society. However, aside from Robin Williams’ successful career, he has faced many personal challenges (“Biography”).
Dick Van Dyke was an American actor and comedian whose career took off after starring in a hit tv show called “The Dick Van Dyke Show”. It was originally aired on October 3, 1961. Dick Van Dyke was born on December 13, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri. As a kid Van Dyke grew up with one of his big influences being Stan Laurel from the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Van Dyke then began to be known for his comedy.
In 1990, he wrote, directed and starred in the one-hour special, "In the Dream State," which earned him a Cable ACE nomination for directing. Saget also directed the movie "Dirty Work," a hilarious movie starring Norm Macdonald. He has also made numerous TV appearances, including "The Tonight Show," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live", "The Larry Sanders Show," "Late Night," and "Comic Relief," a cause that is very close to his heart. He has also made cameo appearances in movies such as "Dumb and Dumber" and "Half Baked," in which he played a dick sucking coke head (surely one of his better roles). Raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Norfolk, Virginia; Encino, California, and, of course, Heaven, Saget built his foundation in entertainment by performing and writing stand-up comedy, which he has pursued for almost 30 years.