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Weird Al Yankovic est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste et Son Américain né le 23 octobre 1959 à Downey (Etats-Unis)

Weird Al Yankovic

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Nom de naissance Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 23 octobre 1959 (61 ans) à Downey (Etats-Unis)

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (/ˈjæŋkəvɪk/ YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him four Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Weird Al's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. His latest album, Mandatory Fun (2014), became his first number-one album on its debut week.

Weird Al's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. With the decline of music television and the onset of social media, Weird Al used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral helping to boost sales of his later albums including Mandatory Fun. Weird Al has stated that he may forgo traditional albums in favor of timely releases of singles and EPs following on this success.

In addition to recording his albums, Weird Al wrote and starred in the film UHF (1989) and The Weird Al Show (1997). He has also made guest appearances and voice acting roles on many television shows and video web content, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. He has also written two children's books.

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Yankovic changed his diet to become a vegan in 1992 after a former girlfriend gave him the book Diet for a New America and he felt "it made [...] a very compelling argument for a strict vegetarian diet." When asked how he can "rationalize" performing at events such as the Great American Rib Cook-Off when he is a vegan, he replied, "The same way I can rationalize playing at a college even though I'm not a student anymore."

Yankovic married Suzanne Krajewski in 2001 after being introduced by their common friend Bill Mumy. Their daughter, Nina, was born in 2003. Yankovic identifies as Christian and has stated that a couple from his church appeared on the cover of Poodle Hat. Yankovic's religious background is reflected in his abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and profanity.

On April 9, 2004, Yankovic's parents were found dead in their Fallbrook, California, home, the victims of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from their fireplace. Several hours after his wife notified him of his parents' death, Yankovic went on with his concert in Appleton, Wisconsin, saying that "since my music had helped many of my fans through tough times, maybe it would work for me as well" and that it would "at least ... give me a break from sobbing all the time." On a 2014 interview with Dan Rather, Yankovic called his parents' death "the worst thing that ever happened to me." He added that "I knew intellectually, that at some point, probably, I'd have to, you know, live through the death of my parents, but I never thought it would be at the same time, and so abruptly.

Le plus souvent avec

David Zucker
David Zucker
(3 films)
Jorma Taccone
Jorma Taccone
(2 films)
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Weird Al Yankovic (21 films)

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Bill et Ted Sauvent l'univers
Réalisé par Dean Parisot
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Aventure
Acteurs Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving, Kid Cudi
Rôle Himself (uncredited)
Note61% 3.051343.051343.051343.051343.05134
Theodore « Ted » Logan et William « Bill » S. Preston ont désormais la quarantaine et sont devenus pères de famille. Ils ne sont jamais parvenus à concrétisér leur rêve : devenir des stars du rock. Un messager, venu du futur, leur demande d'écrire la chanson qui pourrait changer la destinée de tout l'univers. Les deux compères vont pouvoir compter sur l'aide de leur famille, de vieux amis et de fameux musiciens.
Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Réalisé par Steven Brill
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Rôle Lui-même
Note52% 2.6017152.6017152.6017152.6017152.601715
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
Popstar : Célèbre à tout prix
Réalisé par Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Musical
Acteurs Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Rôle Hammerleg Lead Singer
Note66% 3.3491153.3491153.3491153.3491153.349115
Alors qu'il peine à vendre son dernier album, la superstar du rap et de la pop Conner4Real connaît une traversée du désert et voit sa vie bouleversée. Prêt à tout pour retrouver la gloire, il refuse cependant de retrouver le groupe qui l'a fait connaître, The Style Boyz.
Popstar : Célèbre à tout prix, 1h26
Réalisé par Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Musical
Acteurs Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots
Rôle lui-même
Note66% 3.3491153.3491153.3491153.3491153.349115
Conner, une popstar dont le second album est un flop conséquent, décide de reformer le groupe The Style Boyz, auquel il appartenait.
Batman vs. Robin, 1h16
Réalisé par Jay Oliva
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Action, Aventure, Animation
Thèmes L'enfance, Batman, Super-héros, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Acteurs Jason O'Mara, David McCallum, Troy Baker, Sean Maher, Jeremy Sisto, Grey DeLisle
Rôle Barton Mathis / Dollmaker
Note71% 3.5509553.5509553.5509553.5509553.550955
Damian Wayne s'est imposé comme Robin, mais il continue à se heurter avec son père Batman sur la règle de ne pas tuer les criminels. Quand il devient la cible de recrutement d'une société secrète appelée la Cour des hiboux, le duo doit faire face à sa plus grande opposition : l'autre.
Halloween II, 1h45
Réalisé par Rob Zombie
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Horreur, Slasher
Thèmes Tueur en série
Acteurs Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, Matt Bush, Brad Dourif, Chase Wright Vanek
Rôle lui-même
Note49% 2.4535752.4535752.4535752.4535752.453575
Un an après le massacre d'Halloween, alors que Laurie Strode est toujours traumatisée par sa rencontre avec son grand frère, la ville se prépare à de nouveau fêter Halloween. Michael Myers, plus sauvage que jamais après avoir survécu au cœur de la nature, est de retour chez lui, à Haddonfield, avec la ferme intention de régler une bonne fois pour toutes les affaires familiales qui avaient été laissées en suspens. Le Docteur Loomis, quant à lui, refuse de croire que son ancien patient ait réussi à survivre.
Haunted Lighthouse, 25minutes
Réalisé par Joe Dante
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantasy, Aventure, Horreur
Thèmes Fantômes
Acteurs Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Michael McKean, Bobby Edner, Matt Weinberg, Sara Paxton
Rôle Waiter (uncredited)
Note55% 2.7666152.7666152.7666152.7666152.766615
The film tells the story of the ghosts of two children who are cursed to remain forever on a Cape Cod beach and in a 19th-century era lighthouse. After 100 years, they meet two children visiting the beach and take them to the lighthouse, hoping to turn them into ghosts like them.
Safety Patrol, 1h32
Réalisé par Savage Steve Holland
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Aventure
Acteurs Bug Hall, Leslie Nielsen, Lainie Kazan, Curtis Armstrong, Stephanie Farcy, Alex McKenna
Rôle Lui-même
Note43% 2.178142.178142.178142.178142.17814
Scout Bozell has always dreamed of becoming a member of the safety patrol at his school, Rockridge Middle School. However, his clumsy, bumbling, hazardous nature prevents him from doing so. In one such instance shown at the film's beginning, while he picks up a banana peel on the ground and describing how hazardous is it, a kid trips over his backpack, causing his marbles to roll out and the kids to slip on them, one girl sending her lunchbox flying and it hits the principal on the head. As Scout swings his backpack to put the banana peel in the garbage, he knocks a kid off his bike, setting off a chain reaction that ends with a plastic squirrel the bike crashed into hitting a truck full of giant frozen tuna, which slide on the road and eat the last member of the safety patrol, "Joe Lobes" Lobenick, leaving him severely traumatized, and deleting the list of safety patrol until he recovers. The teachers try to convince Principal Tromp to put Scout on safety patrol, as he is the only one left on the list. Tromp agrees, but gets the school boundaries changed, transferring Scout to Laurelview Middle School.
Agent zéro zéro, 1h21
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Espionnage
Thèmes Espionnage
Acteurs Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Andy Griffith, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden, Barry Bostwick
Rôle Lui-même
Note53% 2.6997052.6997052.6997052.6997052.699705
Nick Laren est un agent secret des États-Unis, membre de la Secret Service Agency. Accompagné par sa partenaire Victoria Dahl, il fait exploser l'hélicoptère du général Rancor qui constitue une menace pour son pays. Victoria meurt dans l'opération.
Y a‐t‐il un flic pour sauver Hollywood ?, 1h23
Réalisé par David Zucker, Peter Segal
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie policière, Action, Policier
Thèmes La prison, Sexualité, Homosexualité, Transsexuels et transgenres, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, Anna Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
Rôle lui-même
Note64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
Après ses dernières aventures, l'inspecteur Frank Drebin a décidé de prendre sa retraite. Désormais pour lui, c'est ménage et cookies mais l'Amérique a encore besoin de lui. En effet, Rocco Dillon prépare un attentat qui aura lieu pendant la cérémonie des Oscars. Lorsque ses anciens coéquipiers lui demandent de réintégrer la brigade, Frank hésite, ayant promis à Jane que tout était fini. Mais le sens de son devoir de policier prime, le poussant à reprendre ses fonctions.