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Billy Crystal Bio
Billy Crystal over the last two decades has enjoyed many a screen triumph. He broke through as a TV soap-star. On film, he’s been involved in several mainstream super-hits. And, as seven-time host of the Oscars, he’s regularly performed to an audience of over a billion, causing many to consider him – slick, confident, and wholly unflustered – to be the ultimate professional, perhaps even the face of corporate entertainment.
Now, as one of the very few comedians who managed to become movie stars, Billy could do his own thing. He created and produced his own series, Sessions, an intelligent comedy about a fellow in therapy. He got involved in several baseball-based projects, and he wrote his own scripts – for City Slickers 2, the romantic comedy Forget Paris, and for Mr. Saturday Night, also starring as an old comic who doesn’t know when to quit (the tag-line was the excellent “It’s lonely at the middle”).
The mid-Nineties brought several projects with Robin Williams. They both appeared briefly in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet, then co-starred in Father’s Day, both as ex-lovers of Nastassja Kinski and both convinced that her runaway son is theirs. To promote the movie, the pair appeared on Friends, Crystal as a gynecologist who’s slept with friend Williams’ wife. Then came Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry. Allen was a friend of Crystal’s from back in the Seventies. The pair had played basketball together and once defeated a much taller pair, an event Allen still talks about. Billy Crystal recalls Allen once telling him on court “Don’t guard me too close. I tend to get nauseous”.
And the hits kept coming. Analyze This, where Billy Crystal played the therapist of mobster Robert De Niro, was a big hit. And, on the other side of the camera, he was nominated, as director, for 61*, the program receiving 12 nominations in all. Crystal just can’t get enough of the Yankees, in 1999 paying $239,000 for a glove made by Rawlings for Mickey Mantle in 1960.
Making a neat circle, in 2000 Billy Crystal hosted another roast for Muhammad Ali, this time in Louisville, Kentucky. And he hit big yet again, along with Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones in rom com America’s Sweethearts. Here, Zeta-Jones and John Cusack play a film-star couple who’ve secretly broken up, just as their new movie is about to be released. Billy is their publicist, desperately trying to keep the truth from the press. The film had the third best rom com opening in history, behind Runaway Bride and What Women Want.
Where the impossibly young-looking Billy Crystal will go next is anyone’s guess. The desire for an audience that he showed when tap-dancing beside Jelly Roll Morton will probably see him host the Oscars again and again – the nation demands it, really. He will write more scripts – he’s too smart not to. And he will continue to make films about his first love, baseball. A 24-hour documentary charting the history of his beloved Yankees is not out of the question.
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