Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A kindness by omission

I was doing some preliminary research for a post on the business of movies prompted by this piece (which I found via Salmon) and I noticed something interesting about Mike Myers' IMDB page (hint: look at 2008). I can think of an innocent explanation for the anomaly, but I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility that some hacker out there is a Myers fan.

Actor (38 titles)
1989-2011 Saturday Night Live (TV series)
Various / Wayne Campbell / Dieter / …
Dana Carvey/Linkin Park (2011) … Wayne Campbell / Himself
John Goodman/Jewel (1997) … Ron Wood
David Hyde Pierce/Live (1995) … Various
Jeff Daniels/Luscious Jackson (1995) … Various
George Foreman/Hole (1994) … Various
2010 Scared Shrekless (TV short)
Shrek (voice)
2007 Shrek the Halls (TV short)
Shrek (voice)
2007 Shrek the Third
Shrek (voice)
2006 Shrek: Smash n' Crash Racing (Video Game)
Shrek (voice)
2004 Far Far Away Idol (video short)
Shrek (voice)
2004 Shrek 2
Shrek (voice)
2003 Nobody Knows Anything!
'Eye' Witness
2003 Shrek 4-D (short)
Shrek (voice)
2001 Shrek
Shrek (voice)
2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (video short)
Shrek (voice) (singing voice) / Blind Mouse (voice) (singing voice)
2000 The Thin Pink Line
Tim Broderick
1998 Pete's Meteor
1989 Elvis Stories (short)
Cockney Man
1987 Meet Julie (TV movie) (voice / as Mike Meyers)
1985 John and Yoko: A Love Story (TV movie)
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
1980 Bizarre (TV series)
John Byner's nephew/Timmy Byner/Various Characters
1979 The Littlest Hobo (TV series)
Boy on Wheels (1979) … Tommy
1975 King of Kensington (TV series)
Scout's Honour (1975) … Ari (as Michael Meyers)


  1. It's in there under as second (collapsed) section called 'Himself'. (It's also in producer and director, too, but those wouldn't preempt the actor listing)

  2. Yeah, that's the innocent explanation I mentioned. Myers both played himself and the title character in the Love Guru but he only appears in the 'Himself' section. I still find it odd that the top billed role is the one that gets omitted, particularly given that in the one other case I can think of where an actor also appeared as himself outside of a variety show (Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son) the 'himself' appeared in the actor section.

    Can anyone think of other examples?