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Garry Shandling

Highest Rated:   95% The Jungle Book (2016)
Lowest Rated:   7% Mixed Nuts (1994)
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Comedian Garry Shandling was best known for his top-rated, award-winning parody of television talk shows The Larry Sanders Show, which aired on the HBO cable network from 1993 to 1998. He started out as a comedy writer for other sitcoms and as a standup comedian. He landed his first television show, the It's Garry Shandling's Show, on Fox in 1985. The show was heavily autobiographical, to the point of replicating his apartment on a soundstage. Shandling, however, made his biggest impression with Larry Sanders, a show about the trials, tribulations, and double-dealing that goes on behind the scenes of a latenight talk show. Much of the show's material was drawn from experiences Shandling endured or witnessed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he was a popular guest star.In addition to performing live and on television, Shandling has also played character roles in feature films, beginning with The Night We Never Met in 1993 and continuing with such varied projects as Hurly Burly and Dr. Doolittle, both in 1998. The actor tried his hand at starring with the 2000 extra-terrestrial comedy What Planet Are You From, a box-office dud Shandling also produced and wrote.As the decade wore on, Shandling's significant big screen roles were limited to the 2001 Warren Beatty picture Town & Country, before emerging in 2006 by lending his voice to the animated adventure Over the Hedge and appearing in a supporting part in Trust the Man. Meanwhile, on the small screen, he kept television viewers laughing as host of the 52nd and 55th Annual Prime Time Ammy Awards in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Though brief cameos in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator followed, the one-time comedy superstar largely continued to maintain a low-profile in his later years. He died suddenly in 2016, at age 66.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Dying Laughing
  • Actor
2017
95% The Jungle Book
  • Ikki
2016
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Senator Stern
2014
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work
  • Actor
2010
72% Iron Man 2
  • Senator Stern
2010
No Score Yet Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out! - Live from Hollywood
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hammy's Boomerang Adventure
  • Actor
2006
27% Trust the Man
  • Dr. Beekman
2006
75% Over the Hedge
  • Verne
2006
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London
  • Actor
2004
76% Comedian
  • Himself
2002
75% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Himself
2002
64% Zoolander
  • Himself
2001
13% Town & Country
  • Griffin
2000
42% What Planet Are You From?
  • Harold Anderson
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2000
60% Hurlyburly
  • Artie
1998
43% Dr. Dolittle
  • Male Pidgeon
1998
7% Mixed Nuts
  • Stanley
1994
31% Love Affair
  • Kip
1994
56% The Night We Never Met
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
  • Jack (of Jack and Jill)
1990
No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Garry Shandling Show 25th Anniversary Special
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet Tusker
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • Guest
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Himself
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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