I’ve had great success being a total idiot.
I tell young comics, 'Do you want this badly enough? It's there. But you have to go get it. And if you think I'm going to give you the key to the lock of that door, there is no key, there is no lock, and there is no door.'
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The young man who’s had the Guggenheim fortune behind him all his life – he can hire all the authorities on the subject to teach him how to do a monologue, but he’s never going to have the right stuff to pull it off. If he doesn’t walk out onstage needing to walk out there, he doesn’t have a dream of doing well.
|Birth:||16th March, 1926|
|Death:||20th August, 2017|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
Jerry Lewis was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer and screenwriter. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and Dean Martin were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of Martin and Lewis. He served as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and hosted the live Labor Day Weekend broadcast of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for 44 years. His role in several films (with Dean Martin) include: My Friend Irma, At War with the Army, Sailor Beware, Money from Home, Living It Up, Artists and Models, and Pardners. His role in other films include: The Geisha Boy (also producer), The Bellboy (also director), The Ladies Man (also director), The Errand Boy (also director), The Nutty Professor (also director), The Patsy (also director), The Family Jewels (also director, producer, writer), Three on a Couch (also director, producer), The Big Mouth (also director), Which Way to the Front? (also director, producer), The Day the Clown Cried (also director), Hardly Working (also director, writer), Cracking Up (also director, writer), Fight for Life (TV film), Cookie, Arizona Dream, The Trust, and Max Rose. He received several awards for lifetime achievement from the American Comedy Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Venice Film Festival and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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