Mike Meyers

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Comedic actor Mike Meyers has had an interesting film career. On the one hand he can be considered an amazing success, because he has three huge franchises under his belt. On the other hand, he sometimes gets looked at as something of a failure, because everything he’s done outside of those franchises has been less than stellar. The first two franchises Meyers launched were Wayne’s World and Austin Powers; moneymaking juggernauts in their own rights for sure. But it was the third series of films he was involved in, the animated Shrek movies, that really broke the bank. This tale of an overgrown ogre finding true love managed to connect with children and parents alike, and the original spawned a series of sequels that broke all sorts of box office records and pushed mountains of merchandise. I’m sure Meyers was a rich man already, but Shrek made him very rich. One project that didn’t do so well for the guy was So, I Married an Axe Murderer. It was Meyers’ big followup to his breakthrough success with Wayne’s World, the movie that could have  seen him moving away from the heavy character work he did on Saturday Night Live and moving closer to taking more mainstream roles playing regular guys. Unfortunately it didn’t even make a tenth of the money that Wayne’s World pulled in, it’s been largely forgotten over time, and Meyers hasn’t been accepted in a role where he plays a regular guy since.

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It’s time to send a red alert out to annoying douche bags who think they’re funny all over the world: Hitfix has broke the news tonight that comedic actor Mike Meyers has closed a deal to make a fourth Austin Powers movie. I understand that it’s been a long time since you’ve had a chance to bust out the impression. Somewhere around 1999 it started to get a little bit passé to do the Austin Powers voice. Somehow, the reaction you got from asking people if they made you horny started to dwindle from all out guffaws to polite chuckles. I know; I didn’t understand it either. But luckily, it didn’t matter. That summer the character of Austin Powers was back in The Spy Who Shagged Me, and this time Meyers brought one of his tried and true Scottish accents to the party and introduced the character of Fat Bastard to the world. Suddenly, the best way to get a quick laugh at a social gathering was to tell people that you ate a baby, and all was right with the world.

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Inglorious Bastards

Congratulations, Mr. Tarantino! We officially think this whole Inglorious Bastards thing is one big prank. Call us when you cast Larry the Cable Guy as Luftwaffe Commander #9.

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Austin Powers

Remember back to a time when you first saw Austin Powers and all the jokes were funny? Neither do we.

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published: 11.21.2014
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published: 11.21.2014
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published: 11.19.2014
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