Steve Martin Movies
There are many comedic actors who have left an indelible mark on the genre, and Steve Martin is definitely one of them. He has been a part of the entertainment industry in one way or another for over forty years, and has acted in many top comedy movies.
He is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and even musician, just to name a few of the things that he does. Martin’s start in show business came as a writer. At the fresh age of twenty-two, Martin got a job for the “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” as a writer.
For the next ten years, he continued to be active as a writer and stand-up comedian, writing for such shows as “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” and also appearing as a stand-up comedian on various programs, such as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Carson”.
In 1979, Martin had his first lead role in a film. “The Jerk” was that movie. Carl Reiner was the director and it had a screenplay co-written by Martin himself. “The Jerk” also features Bernadette Peters and M. Emmet Walsh. This film is part of AFI’s list “100 Years…100 Laughs”.
Martin made several other comedy movies in the 1980s with Carl Reiner, such as “All of Me” and “The Man with Two Brains”.
For the next twenty years, Martin continued to star in comedies, like Frank Oz’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, and Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts”.
He also continued writing as well and not just for comedy films. He wrote the screenplay for the comedy “L.A. Story”, and also the screenplay for the drama “A Simple Twist of Fate”.
In recent years, the screenplay for the movie “Shopgirl” was written by Martin. The film came out in 2005 and starred Martin, alongside Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. The next year, Martin played Inspector Clouseau in the remake of “The Pink Panther”. While the remake was not critically-acclaimed, the film was financially successful at the box office.
His most recent film release was the popular romantic comedy “It’s Complicated” which came out in 2009. The movie also stars Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.
The Pink Panther Movie Trailer
Steve Martin Movies List
Since the complete list of his movies would be very long, we have put together a selection of Martin’s films in chronological order.
- The Jerk (1979)
- The Man with Two Brains (1983)
- All of Me (1984)
- Three Amigos! (1986)
- Roxanne (1987)
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
- Father of the Bride (1991)
- HouseSitter (1992)
- A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
- Sgt. Bilko (1996)
- Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)
- Shopgirl (2005)
- The Pink Panther (2006)
- It’s Complicated (2009)
If the above list does not include your favorite of the Steve Martin films, please email us and let us know and we will try to add it to our list. If you are still searching for a comedy film and didn’t find one in this article, check out our other pages such as comedy movies from 2009, for more choices.