Steve Martin breaks up
What can’t he do?
Steve Martin has indicated he’s giving up acting after his current hit series – but he still has a few things up his sleeve.
Steve Martin (76) has reached the end of his career – at least as far as acting is concerned. In an interview with the “Hollywood Reporter” he said, “When this TV show is over, I won’t be looking for others. I won’t be looking for other films. I don’t want to do cameos. Oddly enough, that’s it then.”
By “that TV show,” the comedian is referring to the hugely successful series Only Murders in the Building, which received 17 Emmy nominations this year. In the comedy crime series, Martin not only plays one of the three main roles, he also came up with them together with his colleague Martin Short (72). The long-time friends are known as a successful comedy duo, whether on screen or on the stand-up comedy stage.
His partner in crime: Martin Short
Short raves about his longtime work partner: “Steve’s best quality is who he is as a man,” Short said in 2019 to “People”. “He’s very moral, he’s very loyal, very, very ethical. And that’s beyond all that talent.”
Martin’s talent has earned him numerous awards, including an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Oscar, the Kennedy Prize and the Mark Twain Prize. His most successful films include “Three Amigos!”, “The Pink Panther”, “Father of the Bride” and “Cheaper by the Dozen”.
He was able to prove his stage qualities several times at the Oscars. In 2001 and 2003 he moderated the evening, again in 2010, this time with Alec Baldwin (64) at his side. The third time was more fun, he told The Hollywood Reporter: “Now that I think about it…Having a partner made it nice. That’s why it was fun.”
Happily married for 15 years
At work, on the Oscar stage – and privately too, things are going well: Martin has found his partner for life. He has been married to journalist Anne Stringfield for 15 years. Their daughter Mary was born in 2012, and they keep them out of the public eye.
Martin also has ambitions away from the screen and comedy stage. He wrote three successful novels, a musical, three plays and is a passionate banjo player. He has also released a total of nine albums and won several Grammys. In addition, he is an accomplished art connoisseur and collector – when he is not being fooled by the German art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi (71) about what actually happened.
It cannot be assumed that this will all end with someone like Martin. With all these talents, Martin might want to give up acting in the future.
He will not disappear completely from the limelight for the time being: his life and career will soon be examined in a documentary. Martin is working with producer, director and screenwriter Morgan Neville (54) on the Apple Original film, as reported by “Deadline”.. A start date has not yet been set.