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This movie remains one of the funniest movies I have ever watched. I had it on VHS when it first released, many years ago. It has been a long time since I have. Meet the Parents is a American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of Glienna—who also played the original film's main protagonist—and Mary Ruth Clarke co-wrote the screenplay. Universal Studios. Robert Anthony De Niro Jr is an American actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. De Niro's parents, who had met at the painting classes of Hans Hofmann in.
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His iconic performance as Travis Bickle catapulted him to stardom and forever linked his name with Bickle's famous " You talkin' to me? Kazan recalls that De Niro "would do almost anything to succeed" and noted that he cut his weight down from to pounds for the role in this film. Kazan adds that De Niro "is one of a select number of actors I've directed who work hard at their trade, and the only one who asked to rehearse on Sundays. Most of the others play tennis.
Bobby and I would go over the scenes to be shot.
Robert De Niro
Bobby is more meticulous He figures everything out both inside and outside. He has good emotion. He's a character actor: In a good way, but he calculates.
Fearing he had become typecast in mob roles, he began expanding into occasional comedic roles in the mids and has had much success there as well, with such films as BrazilMidnight RunAnalyze ThisMeet the Parentsand Meet the Fockers However, due to scheduling conflicts with his directorial debut A Bronx Talehe gave up the role to John Malkovichwho later received an Academy Award nomination for it.
In A Bronx Tale, which De Niro agreed to direct after seeing the screenwriter's one-man off-Broadway play, he played a bus driver who struggles to keep his son away from a local mobster.
He also appeared in the crime drama Cop Land He starred in the police action-thriller Heatalong with fellow actor and long-time friend, Al Pacino. The duo drew much attention from fans, as both have generally been compared throughout their careers. They once again appeared together in Righteous Kill All of the films were successful at the box office. I was trying to figure a way to do it while I was preparing.
It just didn't seem possible. Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films.
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Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work. The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers.
The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles. The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This.
Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough". Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha .
The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project. The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists. The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5.