Mike Myers

Mike Myers is a 46-year-old Canadian actor, who has starred in many successful films during his acting career. He is known for his roles as Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers and Shrek. Mostly Shrek though.

Mike Myers

Just The Facts

  1. Was born May 25, 1963
  2. Began his career as an actor when he joined Saturday Night Live.
  3. Not to be confused with the serial killer from the Halloween movies.

Acting Career: 1990s

Mike Myers joined Saturday Night Live, a late-night sketch comedy/variety show, from 1989 to 1995. He did sketches with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Roseanne Barr, Madonna and other famous actors/comedians.

Though the time they got to spent wasn't actually dignifying.

During his time at SNL, he and Dana Cravey decided to make a recurring sketch about two hosts of a local Friday late-night program into a full-length movie. He co-wrote the script with the help of Bonnie and Terrie Turner. The result was Wayne's World, which premiered at February 14, 1992. It was his first movie to star in and one of his most succesful roles to date.

Laugh at the poster all you want, but let's see you make $183,097,323 worldwide.

He also starred in the 1993 sequel, Wayne's World 2, which had the honor of not sucking like usual sequels.

In 1997 he once again starred and wrote the script of a movie. This time, it was Austin Powers: Internation Man of Mystery. It parodied and made fun of the many, many, many, many 1960s spy films, especially the ones Sean Connery and his chest hair starred in.

Pictured: Sean Connery and his chest hair.

Though the movie made only a modest $68, 000, 000 worldwide, it later became a hit and a cult-classic among people via home video market and television.

To see how it was so close in not being a classic, see Cracked.com's 5 Movies That Were One Flaw Away from Being Classics.

It may have also helped jump start technosexuality. More info on this fetish here.

The 1999 sequel, The Spy Who Shagged, also had the honor on not being total shit.

His last film of the 1990's was Mystery, Alaska, with Russell Crowe in it, a drama film about a hockey team facing the New York Rangers.

One of the few Google images that (seems) to have Mike Myers in it. Rest were about Russell Crowe.

Acting Career: 2000s

Mike Myers started his acting career in the 2000s well when he starred in Shrek, as the titular main character. It was an animated film that poked fun at old fairy tales but still believed in happy endings for (almost) everyone. The main cast was a grumpy ogre, a beautiful princess that wasn't a dumbfuck and a sidekick that was semi-useful. Naturally a hit for kids, adults and critics, grossing $484,409,218 in total.

Counter clockwise, left to right: Princess, ogre, sidekick and sidekick's girlfriend.

His 2002 film, Austin Powers: Goldmember, was recieved well by others. Theeeeeeeen he made Cat in the Hat (known as 'The FUCK, Mike Myers?' by fans) in 2003. Somewhat redeemed himself for Shrek in 4-D, which told you how bad the reception Cat in the Hat was.

The resemblance, though, was uncanny

His next two films for 2004 - 2007 were nothing but Shrek films, Shrek 2, Shrek the Thrid, and Shrek the Halls, which obviously made Shrek his most memorable role to date. Though people would like to think Shrek the Third never happened, it was taken well by some of the people and the critics.

Then Mike Myers managed to fuck it up again with the The Love Guru, a film he starred, produced and wrote. It was apparently all about getting a hockey guy getting laid or something like that until it got lost in the sea of cameos and 'humor'.

Naturally, it got this.

Mike Myers managed to prove that he could act in anything else but comedy, by landing himself in a role of Inglourious Basterds in 2009 as Gen. Ed Fench. People didn't really notice his role in the movie, thanks to Brad Pitt and his manly mustace.

For more information about the movie and Brad Pitt's mustache, visit Cracked.com's Inglourious Basterds.

Current Projects

He is currently busy with three films, all starring roles. One is naturally Shrek Forever After, the 'final chapter' of the Shrek movies. One is an Untitled Keith Moon film and the last one is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a remake of a film based on a book.