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Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

Birthday: 28 February 1955, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 165 cm

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". ...Show More

Gilbert Gottfried
I emailed Junior, the Problem Child from the Problem Child pictures, and he never emailed me back wh Show more I emailed Junior, the Problem Child from the Problem Child pictures, and he never emailed me back which is the lowest insult you can get in this business... I don't know why he never answered, it can't be because he's busy! Hide
I still wake up like I'm in a Twilight Zone episode; where I go "where am I?" "Why, you're in The Wh Show more I still wake up like I'm in a Twilight Zone episode; where I go "where am I?" "Why, you're in The White House and it's 1803, Mr. President!" And it's like, "huh? What?" Hide
Most people are hoping that they never find anyone like me. Most people are hoping that they never find anyone like me.
In real life I'm a tall, blond Christian. In real life I'm a tall, blond Christian.
[on Saturday Night Live (1975)] I was there right after the original cast left, and so back then it Show more [on Saturday Night Live (1975)] I was there right after the original cast left, and so back then it was like "How dare they continue Saturday Night Live without the original cast of people?" Back then it would be like if in the middle of Beatlemania you just said "Oh The Beatles are not John, Paul, George, and Ringo - it's Harry, Artie, Phil" - you know, it was an outrage. So before we even got on the air, they were already writing these articles: "Who the hell are these people?" Hide
I became known in certain circles as the untalented guy with the irritating voice from the worst sea Show more I became known in certain circles as the untalented guy with the irritating voice from the worst season of Saturday Night Live (1975). It's not exactly the best nickname in the world, and it's difficult to imagine it fitting on a T-shirt. This was just as well, I always thought, because it's nice to be known in certain circles, especially concentric ones. Hide
[on what his career would've been like, had he not pursued comedy] I think, and I really seriously b Show more [on what his career would've been like, had he not pursued comedy] I think, and I really seriously believe this, I think the job I would have are those jobs that Jerry Lewis would have in his movies. Like, "Jerome, watch my gas station while I go out to lunch!" Hide
I love to go where it's a dark area. You never know what people will choose to be offended by. I love to go where it's a dark area. You never know what people will choose to be offended by.
[on his controversial jokes] I have always felt comedy and tragedy are roommates. If you look up com Show more [on his controversial jokes] I have always felt comedy and tragedy are roommates. If you look up comedy and tragedy, you will find a very old picture of two masks. One mask is tragedy. It looks like it's crying. The other mask is comedy. It looks like it's laughing. Nowadays, we would say, "How tasteless and insensitive. A comedy mask is laughing at a tragedy mask." Hide
The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I've given that up, so there is no pressure wha Show more The pressure to being a comedian is being funny, but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever. Hide
[on Silk Degrees (1994)] I remember doing one of these low-budget, direct-to-video [action movies] a Show more [on Silk Degrees (1994)] I remember doing one of these low-budget, direct-to-video [action movies] and it had all these people like Marc Singer and Mark Hamill. I saw a trailer for it and because nobody in it was [a big star], if you've got Tom Cruise you say "TOM CRUISE IN...", but here you've got to name everybody to help it add it up to one big star. So you see helicopters exploding and girls ripping their dresses open and in the midst of it, the announcer goes "MARK HAMMIL! MARC SINGER! GILBERT GOTTFRIED!" Hide
[on his reaction to being passed over for a role in Dick Tracy (1990) for _Dustin Hoffman_] The only Show more [on his reaction to being passed over for a role in Dick Tracy (1990) for _Dustin Hoffman_] The only way our names would appear together in the same Hollywood conversation would be in the sentence, "I've seen Gilbert Gottfried's acting, and he's no Dustin Hoffman." Hide
I play Lincoln in [ A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) ] and I was perfect for that because a Show more I play Lincoln in [ A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) ] and I was perfect for that because a lot of people would like to shoot me. Hide
I would show up at a party for Al Qaeda if you said there's going to be a dinner. I would show up at a party for Al Qaeda if you said there's going to be a dinner.
[on his reluctance for interviews] The public wants to know your bank account number, your Social Se Show more [on his reluctance for interviews] The public wants to know your bank account number, your Social Security and PIN code too. I can't peek my head into a women's changing room and go, 'Well, I want to know, and I'm curious about this.' Hide
[on his firing from the voice of the Aflac duck] It gives me a sentimental feeling about the old lyn Show more [on his firing from the voice of the Aflac duck] It gives me a sentimental feeling about the old lynch mobs. At least they were social. Hide
[on his character from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)] I playing a nerdy, well, yeah, Show more [on his character from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)] I playing a nerdy, well, yeah, I'm really playing someone nerdy. That's kind of like me saying "I'm playing someone Jewish". Hide
To the public Kim Kardashian West is a much bigger name than Robert De Niro. To the public Kim Kardashian West is a much bigger name than Robert De Niro.
I only beat [my children] when I'm on crystal meth. I'm proud of that. I only beat [my children] when I'm on crystal meth. I'm proud of that.
Gilbert Gottfried's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (505)
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Kraang Sub-Prime
Kraang Sub-Prime

Oscar Brown
Oscar Brown

Horse
Horse

Dr. Bender
Dr. Bender

Sidney Bernstein
Sidney Bernstein

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

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