I have a lot of favorites and will list them. I also didn't really like a lot of Steve Martin's early work. I think the humor tried to hard to be
silly, although I still find parts of them amusing. Mel Brooks' early work was his best, with his later work being mildly amusing as there is no such
thing as a terrible MB movie.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
All of Me
Airplane! (silly jokes and groaners, but funny and Leslie Nielsen was a serious actor until this movie)
S.O.B. (A hilarious movie about show business)
Victor, Victoria (a wonderful farce with the late great Robert Preston)
Any early Marx Brothers movie (many injokes for its time)
Mad4 World (loved it as a kid, appreciate it as an adult)
The Naked Gun Series (Leslie Nielsen is hilarious)
There are many others I can't think of, and many of the ones the other posters posted I liked.
The old Marx's bother movies always make me laugh no matter how many times I've seen them. Classic jocularity at it's best.
....and running in a close second place is the always irreverent Monty python movies. one point in my life I could rattle off every line of Monty
python and the holy grail like I wrote it. A few times I actually had dreams of monty python skits, actors included. I wish I wrote them down,they
were so funny they woke me up.
Those kinds of movies just rub me the wrong way...
Tommy Boy, Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber...I'd rather take a shotgun to them (as a mercy killing) than watch them...they're just too unbelievably
In a farce (like Airplane), where everything is silly, it's one thing, but when only one character is the farce...just doesn't seem to work for
me...but that's just a personal bias (their box office success indicates I'm in the minority)..
>> Jackass star/gay icon Johnny Knoxville talks about starring in John Waters' A Dirty Shame
by MATTHEW HAYS
The first thing that strikes you about Johnny Knoxville when you sit down to talk with him is just how damn sexy he is. Pumping up his latest project
at the Toronto International Film Festival, he's wearing worn Levi's, a ripped shirt, tube socks with blue and yellow stripes and torn up runners.
Then he smiles with that toothy, raunchy grin and starts talking about all those gay fans.
"Yeah, Jackass was real gay," he says, laughing. "Out magazine gave me the coolest straight guy of the year award a few years back, and The
Advocate just put me on their cover - I'm wearing a white sailor's outfit. I guess I have become a gay icon. I wore rainbow flags on my helmet in
the Jackass movie. How do you get away from it? Ten guys, mostly naked, touching each other, things going in and out of holes. How do you run away
from it? You don't! You champion it!"
Knoxville is still remembered primarily as the creative force behind Jackass, the MTV series and feature film phenomenon, despite his having launched
a successful film acting career. Now he's done what many fans might have considered inevitable: Knoxville is starring in the new John Waters film, A
Dirty Shame. Knoxville and Waters, two of the most famous gross-out artists in pop culture history, joining forces? It's a marriage made in heaven -
or hell, depending on who you're rooting for in the upcoming American election.
"When I was 13 I saw my first John Waters movie," Knoxville recalls. "It was Pink Flamingos. I was like, ‘Oh my god!' You don't get a lot of
entertainment like that back home in Tennessee. I became an instant fan. To get to work with him is beyond any expectations I could have had growing
up. He's one of my heroes. The fact that he really liked Jackass and called us sexual anarchists - that's like being knighted, when John Waters
gives you a title."
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