AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME
(Austin Powers / Dr. Evil / Fat Bastard / Screenwriter / Producer),
the most multi-faceted performers of his generation, has brought
an astonishing array
of characters to life on both film and television. Myers once
again stars in the double role
of the cryogenically-frozen '60s fashion photographer / "swinger"
/ spy, who is revived in the '90s, and his arch-nemesis 'Dr. Evil.'
Myers was most recently seen in the ensemble drama 54, starring
Ryan Phillipe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell and Sela Ward, where
he gained critical notice for his risk-taking portrayal of Steve
Rubell. Myers is due to be seen in the independent film, Pete's
Meteor, starring opposite Brenda Fricker and Alfred Molina.
Born and raised in Toronto, Myers began his professional career
immediately upon graduating from high school by performing with
the city's famed Second City comedy troupe. This ultimately led
to Myers joining Chicago's Second City troupe; an association
which would change his life forever. It was "Saturday Night
Live" producer Lorne Michaels who discovered him there, which
led to his "Saturday Night Live" debut as a featured
performer and writer on the show in 1989.
For his ground-breaking work on "Saturday Night Live,"
Myers was nominated for an Emmy for "Best Performance In
A Comedy Or Variety Show" and won an Emmy for writing the
show. Among the characters that Myers made popular performing
on SNL are 'Dieter,' the host of the avant-garde German television
show "Sprockets," 'Linda Richman' in "Coffee Talk,"
'Phillip' the hyperactive-hypoglycemic 6 year old, 'Lothar of
the Hill People,' 'Simon,' the boy in the bathtub, and impressions
of Ron Wood and Mick Jagger.
Mike Myers successfully brought his popular SNL character, 'Wayne
Campbell' to the big
screen in Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris.
The film broke box office
records and has grossed over $200 million to date. Between Wayne's
World releases, Myers starred opposite Nancy Travis in the
romantic comedy So I Married an Axe Murderer, directed
by Tommy Schlamme. Then in 1993, he reprised the role and reunited
with cast members Dana Carvey and Tia Carrere in Myers' hit sequel,
Wayne's World 2. Myers is currently at work on many projects.
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