Schwing, He’s 60!

Mike Myers movies
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Mike Myers has come a long way from his parents’ basement in Aurora, Illinois. Excellent.

OK, so Wayne Campbell is simply one of the most memorable characters in the history of the now 60-year-old. It started on Saturday Night Live, and Myers, alongside Dana Carvey (who was with him always as Garth) made us laugh. Here the two review the movies of 1993 on SNL as only they can.

But Myers is so much more than his SNL career and his earlier signature role.

Born in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada, Myers’ career began with appearances on several Canadian series before his run on SNL. From 1989 to 1995, Myers served as a regular cast member on the comedy series and even won a Primetime Emmy Award for his writing talents. From that first foray into the movies, Myers was off and running. Wayne’s World and Wayne’s World 2 were the bookends for his role in So I Married an Axe Murderer, which turns 30 years old this year and has a 4K release schedule for July 25 from Sony.

His career has made us laugh as a super spy, an ugly green ogre and one amazingly bald Doctor.

AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME, Mike Myers (left and right), 1999. with Shrek

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Myers even popped up in the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody, and why not? It was his performance alongside Carvey in the “Mirthmobile” in Wayne’s World that literally brought the song front and center to a new generation of fans.

Recently Myers’ chameleon ways brought him to Netflix in the series The Pentaverate.

But our favorite role for Myers is just that – the actual Mike Myers.

Happy 60th Birthday to a man who feels like our friend.

This message was not courtesy of Pizza Hut, Doritos, Reebok, Nuprin or Pepsi. Though, we really like all of these products and would be open to promoting any or all of them or any other company in this space for the right price and this author is just really hungry due to this final clip we’ll leave you with.

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March 2021

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