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A certified Renaissance Man, Steve Martin has always defied Hollywood labels. He's a comedian who can tap into pathos; a screenwriter who writes literary novels; a dancer who can perform magic tricks; and a banjo player who scribes for the New Yorker.

In short, Martin is a "wild and crazy guy," a phrase he made famous during one of his many memorable guest stints on "Saturday Night Live." Born in Waco, Texas, on Aug. 14, 1945, Martin hadn't planned to become an actor; in fact, he was pursuing a philosophy degree at Cal State University, Long Beach, before comedy called.

Later, Martin performed in a slew of acclaimed movies, including The Jerk (1979), The Lonely Guy (1984), Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), L.A. Story (1991), The Spanish Prisoner (1998) and Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). He's also written a stage play, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

Steve Martin in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

2016 R

After surviving a widely publicized firefight in Iraq, Pvt. Billy Lynn and his Bravo Company comrades are brought to the United States for a publicity tour. But as they receive a hero's welcome, they face the dispiriting prospect of returning to war.

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  • Steve Martin in Three Amigos Three Amigos
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  • Steve Martin in Pennies from Heaven Pennies from Heaven
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  • Steve Martin in The Prince of Egypt The Prince of Egypt
  • Steve Martin in The Out-of-Towners The Out-of-Towners
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  • Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven My Blue Heaven
  • Steve Martin in And the Band Played On And the Band Played On
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  • Steve Martin in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
  • Steve Martin in Saturday Night Live: Christmas Saturday Night Live: Christmas
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  • Steve Martin in The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
  • Steve Martin in Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
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