25 October 2007

Steve Martin

Did you know Steve Martin didn't start doing comedy until he was like 30?! That's pretty unheard of these days.

Steve was the star of, amongst so many others, one of my all-time favourite movies, Roxanne.

Steve wrote the screenplay and starred in Roxanne, a brilliant modern day film interpretation of Cyrano de Bergerac, which was of the most celebrated plays of the French theater, written by Edmond Rostand set in 17th century France.

Steve has done so many high quality, classic movies: Shopgirl, My Blue Heaven, And the Band Played On, Parenthood, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, ¡Three Amigos!, L.A. Story... the list goes on and on.

This week, The New Yorker publishes a personal-history piece by Steve Martin, taken in part from his forthcoming memoir, “Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life,” which will be published later this month.

This excerpt from the audio book of “Born Standing Up” is read by Martin, and presented by Simon & Schuster Audio. The full audio book can be purchased here.

Listen to the excerpt or right-click it to download.

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