Born Saturday 25 May 1963
Professions: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
And I thought, when I have kids, that's the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.
Austin sounds a little bit like Aston Martin, which is the type of car James Bond would drive.
Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded.
Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one. The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil - the adventures of being an evil single parent - needed to be explored.
Europe is scooters. Europe is five young people on one bench sharing a chocolate bar. Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny.
Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America.
Europe to me is young people trying to appear middle-aged and middle-aged people trying to appear young.
I do miss Saturday Night Live, that's for sure. There's nothing like it. I just hosted, and I felt I'd only been away for a week.
I had a blast, but I still wonder sometimes why they saw me as the perfect guy for this strange character.
I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I'm very proud to be Canadian, but I knew I could give more to it.
I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales.
I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too.
I think when I have kids and grandchildren I will be very proud to have them watch this movie.
My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly.
My parents would read those books to me as well but they used to make me starving when I was a kid because they were always eating ham sandwiches with the crusts off and drinking ginger beer.
Oh, you know, driving around, coming to a stop sign and an entire family, from 8 to 80, will be looking at me with that Dr. Evil look - pinkie on the mouth.
People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time.
So they ended up turning this little twenty eight page book into the movie. And it's all about this stinky, smelly ogre who doesn't care what anybody thinks of him.
The message of the movie is to accept who you are and not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells you is beautiful and what you should be looking like.