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It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs
Rodney Dangerfield
0060779241
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A Vegas headliner for 20-plus years, Dangerfield became a huge comedic success while maintaining his image as a hassled everyman. He is, says Carrey, "as funny as a carbon-based life form can be." After writing I Couldn't Stand My Wife's Cooking, So I Opened a Restaurant; I Don't Get No Respect; and No Respect, he now presents this anecdotal autobiography, effectively blending honesty and humor. He was born Jacob Cohen in 1921 to a vaudevillian father constantly on the road and a "coldhearted," "selfish" mother: "I guess that's why I went into show business—to get some love." As Jack Roy, he began performing in his teens, struggled in clubs across the country but quit in 1949 to spend 12 years as an aluminum-siding salesman. At 40, he changed his name and his act: "I was older and wiser, yeah, but I was...


Jim Carrey
Nancy Krulik
1417655356
Dec 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kidding Around with the King of Comedy Jim Carrey is used to being laughed at. In fact, he thrives on entertaining others. As a precocious young boy, he practiced pulling faces in the bathroom mirror -- a talent that would later prove to be instrumental in his success -- and performed self-created skits for his family. Unfortunately, his life wasn't one smooth cruise to the top. The Canadian-born funnyman's rags-to-riches tale is the stuff dreams are made of. Since his early smash hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, the blockbuster movie roles just keep on coming. But Carrey isn't content simply to play it safe and stick with the slapstick comedy roles he knows and performs so confidently. In fact, with releases such as The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, Carrey has challenged himself creatively and shown audiences...


Jim Carrey
Jill C. Wheeler
1577655567
January 2002
Hardcover
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Jim Carrey (Overcoming Adversity Series)
Mary Hughes
0791046982
April 1998
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes the personal life and professional career of the comedian who has starred in such movies as "The Mask," "The Cable Guy," and "Batman Forever."


It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs
Rodney Dangerfield
0066211077
May 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A Vegas headliner for 20-plus years, Dangerfield became a huge comedic success while maintaining his image as a hassled everyman. He is, says Carrey, "as funny as a carbon-based life form can be." After writing I Couldn't Stand My Wife's Cooking, So I Opened a Restaurant; I Don't Get No Respect; and No Respect, he now presents this anecdotal autobiography, effectively blending honesty and humor. He was born Jacob Cohen in 1921 to a vaudevillian father constantly on the road and a "coldhearted," "selfish" mother: "I guess that's why I went into show business—to get some love." As Jack Roy, he began performing in his teens, struggled in clubs across the country but quit in 1949 to spend 12 years as an aluminum-siding salesman. At 40, he changed his name and his act: "I was older and wiser, yeah, but I was...


It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs
Rodney Dangerfield
0786270497
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A Vegas headliner for 20-plus years, Dangerfield became a huge comedic success while maintaining his image as a hassled everyman. He is, says Carrey, "as funny as a carbon-based life form can be." After writing I Couldn't Stand My Wife's Cooking, So I Opened a Restaurant; I Don't Get No Respect; and No Respect, he now presents this anecdotal autobiography, effectively blending honesty and humor. He was born Jacob Cohen in 1921 to a vaudevillian father constantly on the road and a "coldhearted," "selfish" mother: "I guess that's why I went into show business—to get some love." As Jack Roy, he began performing in his teens, struggled in clubs across the country but quit in 1949 to spend 12 years as an aluminum-siding salesman. At 40, he changed his name and his act: "I was older and wiser, yeah, but I was...


Tell Me how You Love the Picture: A Hollywood Life
Ed Feldman
0312348010
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
From the buttoned-down world of the old studio system to the freewheeling global media business of today, film producer Feldman has seen it all. With Barton's help, he spins an entertaining, often hilarious yarn of bottom-line–obsessed executives, impossibly vain movie stars and hardworking, even courageous, filmmakers all engaged in the process of keeping the seats filled in movie theaters around the world. Beginning as a publicist at Twentieth Century–Fox in New York in the 1950s, Feldman climbs the ladder of the Hollywood hierarchy, moving from company to company, project to project, oversized personality to even more oversized personality. He bumps heads with famed producer Joseph E. Levine, a man so conceited he insists Feldman include fawning mention of him in every press release. Feldman...


Film Stars: Hollywood and Beyond
Andrew Willis
0719056454
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book takes as its focus film stars from the past and present, from Hollywood, its margins and beyond and analyzes them through a close consideration of their films and the variety of contexts in which they worked. Essays spread the net wide, looking at past stars from Rosalind Russell and Charlton Heston to present-day stars including Sandra Bullock, Jackie Chan and Jim Carrey, as well as those figures who have earned a certain film star cachet such as Prince, and the martial artist Cynthia Rothrock.


Man on the Moon: The Shooting Script
Scott Alexander
1557044007
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
In the successful series format--the official tie-in to the heralded biopic of the late comic genius Andy Kaufman, the popular and controversial star of Taxi, starring Jim Carrey, Courtney Love, and Danny DeVito, from the same team who wrote and directed the award-winning The People vs. Larry Flynt. Known as a "comic's comic," Andy Kaufman built his career on guest appearances on Saturday Night Live and David Letterman, transformed his "foreign man" character into the enormously successful Latka Gravas on the popular TV show Taxi, and then made headline news wrestling any woman who challenged him. His career ended tragically when he died of lung cancer at the age of 35. Today, Andy Kaufman's work is seen constantly on reruns of Taxi and on Comedy Central, and he is a cult figure for an entire generation of comics, from...

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