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(Uproxx)   The most important thing to remember on Police Academy's 30th anniversary are all the people Steve Guttenberg beat out to play Mahoney   (uproxx.com) divider line 74
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2014-03-24 08:58:44 AM
Steve only landed the gig because Pauly Shore was busy getting his ass waxed that week.
 
2014-03-24 09:04:02 AM
I'm a big fan of his bible...
 
2014-03-24 09:35:43 AM
He didn't beat out anyone.  The Stonecutters made it happen.
 
2014-03-24 09:59:28 AM
Not clicking on Uproxx link.

Let me guess: I dunno, Joe Piscopo
 
2014-03-24 10:00:23 AM
Hasnt he been dead for a decade or so? Or is that just his career?
 
2014-03-24 10:04:15 AM
I remember reading that at one point in the mid-eighties three of the top five movies playing in the USSR starred Steve Guttenberg.
 
2014-03-24 10:08:21 AM
The original and Three....all the rest can go DIAF.
 
2014-03-24 10:23:58 AM

dentalhilljack: The original and Three....all the rest can go DIAF.


Two had its moments...
 
2014-03-24 10:26:27 AM
If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.
 
2014-03-24 10:28:53 AM

Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.


I preferred him in animal house and amadeus.
 
2014-03-24 10:34:13 AM

UberDave: He didn't beat out anyone.  The Stonecutters made it happen.


I think you mean the Ancient Mystical Society of No Homers
 
2014-03-24 10:36:34 AM
They didn't mention that George Gaynes is so old, he tells Abe Vigoda to get off his lawn
 
2014-03-24 10:36:45 AM
media.comicbook.com

Do you like Steve Guttenberg movies?
 
2014-03-24 10:47:12 AM
Read part of the article, then there was a link to Scarlett Johannson's pics from her new movie. That's all I remember.
 
2014-03-24 10:49:40 AM
orclover:
Hasnt he been dead for a decade or so? Or is that just his career?

After making a bunch of films that grossed over a billion dollars at the box office, he pretty much doesn't need a career any more.

He still might be the highest-grossing comedy actor around.
 
2014-03-24 10:54:15 AM
Who did he beat off?
 
2014-03-24 10:56:20 AM
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
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We do! We do!
 
2014-03-24 10:56:57 AM

cirby: He still might be the highest-grossing comedy actor around.


Not even close. You have to keep in mind that gross has inflated since the 1980s. The top ten grossing comedies of all time were all released in the current millennium with the exception of  Home Alone. Expanding that, we have  Men in BlackToy Story 2Ghostbustersthe only pre-2000 films in the top 25.  Beverly Hills Copis 26. And so on. Gutenberg had a few financial successes, but he's not particularly notable in terms of gross. In the 80s, he did a series of  profitable comedies, which were all filmed on low budgets and made big money (I'm not going film by film, but  Three Men and a Little Lady looks to be the most successful with $167M, gross). At the time, that was certainly huge.
 
2014-03-24 11:00:19 AM
Beware! much like other movie horror monsters, Guttenberg will return in a film called "Affluenza":

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1906384/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

Think of it as some B-level studio trying to ride on "Wolf of Wall Street"'s coattails.
 
2014-03-24 11:03:11 AM

Tricky Chicken: Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.

I preferred him in animal house and amadeus.


Boys from Brazil.
 
2014-03-24 11:03:21 AM
20 comments in a Police Academy thread and no pictures of Leslie Easterbrook...

You used to be cool Fark... you used to be cool.
 
2014-03-24 11:05:33 AM

This text is now purple: Boys from Brazil.


You can tell he was just starting out when he did that movie.  All his jokes sucked and the delivery was over-dramatic
 
2014-03-24 11:09:51 AM
I still take satisfaction when he gets nuked in The Day After
 
2014-03-24 11:12:42 AM

Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.


it's the only good movie he's ever done. and he's actually good in it.
 
2014-03-24 11:20:55 AM
budget of $4.5 million and pulled in $81 million domestically

And that's how years of sequels get made, children. But the key is that the profits were distributed back to the original investors, and most of the money invested in later, higher cost and lower performing, episodes came largely from a different pool of investors.
 
2014-03-24 11:25:53 AM

FlashHarry: Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.

it's the only good movie he's ever done. and he's actually good in it.



jaygruska.com
 
2014-03-24 11:27:17 AM

FlashHarry: Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.

it's the only good movie he's ever done. and he's actually good in it.


"To race the wind" was not bad. Not comedy, but I found Guttenberg convincing in his role.
 
2014-03-24 11:31:00 AM

Old Man Winter: Who did he beat off?


Leonard Nimoy
 
2014-03-24 11:32:49 AM
Came for stonecutters, leaving esoterically
 
2014-03-24 11:48:09 AM

TV's Vinnie: Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
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We do! We do!


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
STEALING! How could you? Why do you think I took you to see all those "Police Academy" movies, FOR FUN? I DIDN'T HEAR ANYONE LAUGHING, DID YOU?
 
2014-03-24 11:55:43 AM
Claire Forlani is only lasting item of value to come from the PA franchise
 
2014-03-24 11:57:31 AM
t3knomanser:
Not even close. You have to keep in mind that gross has inflated since the 1980s. The top ten grossing comedies of all time were all released in the current millennium with the exception of Home Alone. Expanding that, we have Men in Black, Toy Story 2, Ghostbustersthe only pre-2000 films in the top 25. Beverly Hills Copis 26. And so on.

Most of those top 25 comedies starred different people - and when you looked up the grosses for Guttenberg's flicks, you didn't count inflation. Or the number that he made.

Now, if you count animated movies, there are several that break the billion-dollar mark. Mike Myers is probably number one for comedy, if you count the Austin Powers and Shrek movies -but it's surprising how few actors break the billion-dollar mark for comedy roles if you don't count voice acting.
 
2014-03-24 12:02:11 PM

cirby: orclover:
Hasnt he been dead for a decade or so? Or is that just his career?

After making a bunch of films that grossed over a billion dollars at the box office, he pretty much doesn't need a career any more.

He still might be the highest-grossing comedy actor around.


You do know that actors almost never get any portion of box office receipts or video sales, right?
 
2014-03-24 12:05:46 PM

BafflerMeal: FlashHarry: Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.

it's the only good movie he's ever done. and he's actually good in it.


[jaygruska.com image 495x248]


Errr, no.  It was okay; mediocre 80s TV movie quality at best.
 
2014-03-24 12:15:39 PM

t3knomanser: cirby: He still might be the highest-grossing comedy actor around.

Not even close. You have to keep in mind that gross has inflated since the 1980s. The top ten grossing comedies of all time were all released in the current millennium with the exception of  Home Alone. Expanding that, we have  Men in Black,  Toy Story 2,  Ghostbustersthe only pre-2000 films in the top 25.  Beverly Hills Copis 26. And so on. Gutenberg had a few financial successes, but he's not particularly notable in terms of gross. In the 80s, he did a series of  profitable comedies, which were all filmed on low budgets and made big money (I'm not going film by film, but  Three Men and a Little Lady looks to be the most successful with $167M, gross). At the time, that was certainly huge.


I recall a great interview of Gutenberg where the interviewer kept hinting around that he's broke and maybe he'd like to confess working at Burger King as a janitor or something and Steve cuts him off and says "the movies I made give me a comfortable living. I'm not desperate for work. "

I guess like Rick Moranis, he was just done. I appreciate him for that. But looking at him and Tom Hanks up till Philadelphia, they had a similar career arc.
 
2014-03-24 12:21:46 PM

Far Cough: BafflerMeal: FlashHarry: Crewmannumber6: If I have to remember Steve Guttenberg, I prefer to remember him from Diner.

it's the only good movie he's ever done. and he's actually good in it.


[jaygruska.com image 495x248]

Errr, no.  It was okay; mediocre 80s TV movie quality at best.



It sent ripples throughout the entertainment universe:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088933/movieconnections#referenced_in

"Lloyd Dobler: Okay, how ya doing? I'm Lloyd, and we're gonna watch the movie "Cocoon." I've never actually seen it, but I heard it's very good, it makes you happy, thats a good thing. It's about a group of older people who go to outer space... hope I didnt give anything away there.  "
 
2014-03-24 12:28:25 PM

macadamnut: I remember reading that at one point in the mid-eighties three of the top five movies playing in the USSR starred Steve Guttenberg.



The Soviet client-states were alwas just a few years behind.
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2014-03-24 12:35:17 PM

TV's Vinnie: Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
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We do! We do!



I see this has been taken care of.
 
2014-03-24 12:39:33 PM
I don't really care who he beat. The fisrt movie was great, and the 2nd and 3rd were OK sequels.

So who farking cares who else it might have been? It worked with Gutenberg, so it really doesn't matter. Now, if we were talking about movies that sucked based on his appearance, that's another thing, but this is one he did well in.
 
2014-03-24 12:41:43 PM

Old Man Winter: Who did he beat off?


I don't know, but I remember beating off to Leslie Easterbook.
 
2014-03-24 12:42:21 PM

cirby: Now, if you count animated movies, there are several that break the billion-dollar mark. Mike Myers is probably number one for comedy, if you count the Austin Powers and Shrek movies -but it's surprising how few actors break the billion-dollar mark for comedy roles if you don't count voice acting.


I am sure Adam Sandler will get there one of these days.  Sure his films of late are flops but a hundered flops might add up to a billion.
 
2014-03-24 12:55:08 PM

CarnySaur: Old Man Winter: Who did he beat off?

I don't know, but I remember beating off to Leslie Easterbook.


www.girlswithmuscle.com

For the win!
 
2014-03-24 01:05:25 PM
buckeyebanter.com

The best parts of those movies had Eugene Tackleberry in them. Every little kid in the neighborhood wanted to be this guy, not Mahoney
RIP Dave, only the good die young.
 
2014-03-24 01:07:31 PM

give me doughnuts


The Soviet client-states were alwas just a few years behind.
Here's the lastest in custom automotive paint-jobs from Bratislava:


Hey, my friends! Where's the beef? Ha ha ha!


Miami Wice, number one new show!
 
2014-03-24 01:09:12 PM
Just watched this movie recently.   Gregory Peck and James Mason play Nazi's 30 years after WWII, facing off against Lawrence Olivier, a Jewish Nazi hunter.   I was shocked to see Steve Guttenberg play a relatively prominent role at the beginning of the film.  He couldn't have been more than 20 years old.  I bet he thought his career would really be taking off, along side these big stars.
 
2014-03-24 01:17:37 PM

Fano: I guess like Rick Moranis, he was just done.


Not really- I mean, yeah, he definitely made his money, but he's still acting. He's never really stopped.
 
2014-03-24 01:17:41 PM
I created this alt just for this thread:
You do know that actors almost never get any portion of box office receipts or video sales, right?

You do know that actors who star in very successful films series get better and better cash paydays up front, right? And that "above the title" actors tend to get a piece of the gross?

When you make a few movies that break the hundred-million-dollar mark (in today's money), they don't pay you minimum wage.
 
2014-03-24 01:22:27 PM

t3knomanser: Fano: I guess like Rick Moranis, he was just done.

Not really- I mean, yeah, he definitely made his money, but he's still acting. He's never really stopped.


I think he may be thinking about Martin Short, though I think he might be getting back in the game.
 
2014-03-24 01:23:44 PM

CarnySaur: Old Man Winter: Who did he beat off?

I don't know, but I remember beating off to Leslie Easterbook.


And now I have a name to search for a pre-fap GIS when I get home from work.
 
2014-03-24 01:29:23 PM

padraig: TV's Vinnie: Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
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STEALING! How could you? Why do you think I took you to see all those "Police Academy" movies, FOR FUN? I DIDN'T HEAR ANYONE LAUGHING, DID YOU?


Simpsons did it. No really, they pretty much covered this thread. They've even done the voice guy joke.
 
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