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From The Rock, Ken Shamrock and The Hardy Boyz on That 70s Show to Vader and Mick Foley on Boy Meets World, WWE always find an appropriate way to incorporate their superstars into television shows and movies.
For the most part, WWE superstars have played themselves or generic wrestlers in these pop culture scenarios. WWE and those shows capitalize on the special guests by writing an episode (or multiple episodes) based on the characters enjoying pro wrestling or being related to someone in the industry. However, the cameos made by WWE Superstars are not always that smooth and natural.
But what about all those strange cameos WWE Superstars have made?
Hulk Hogan has a history of starring in television shows and movies. Many times he is a current professional wrestler. In No Holds Barred, he plays a wrestler. In Rocky, he was a boxer. Those were among his normal roles in movies. »
- Seth Guttenplan
Michael Gottlieb, who is best known for writing and directing the 1987 comedy "Mannequin," died in a motorcycle accident on the Angeles Forest Highway. He was 69 years old. In addition to "Mannequin," Gottlieb also directed Hulk Hogan's "Mr. Nanny," Cheech Marin's "The Shrimp on the Barbie" and Thomas Ian Nichola's "A Kid in King Arthur's Court." The helmer also produced video games, including "Mortal Komb 4," "Muppet Monster Adventure" and "NBA Hang Time." He most recently taught screenwriting classes at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. »
Michael Gottlieb, the writer and director of comedies like "Mannequin" and "Mr. Nanny," was killed in a motorcycle accident last Friday at the age of 69. Gottlieb began his career as a fashion photographer, moved into advertising, and later transitioned into a career as a producer, writer, and director. Gottlieb was also a professor at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, where he taught screenwriting.
Michael Gottlieb's "Mannequin" starred Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy as an artist who falls in love with the fashion mannequin he created. Kim Cattrall, who'd previously appeared in "Porky's," "Police Academy," and "Big Trouble in Little China," co-starred as Emmy, the mannequin that occasionally returns to life to hang out with her new pal. Gottlieb's "Mr. Nanny" starred Hulk Hogan and former New York Doll David Johansen. He also directed the comedy "The Shrimp on the Barbie" under the pseudonym "Alan Smithee," and "A Kid in King Arthur's Court »
- Jenni Miller
Film-maker and video game producer died on Friday in a motorcycle accident.
Michael Gottlieb has died at the age of 69.
As well as films, Gottlieb also produced several video games including Mortal Kombat 4 and NBA Hangtime.
Beginning his professional career working as an assistant on film and photo shoots, Gottlieb found success as a fashion photographer before becoming a Clio Award-wiinning commercial director and cinematographer, making national spots for the likes of Xerox, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
Gottlieb most recently taught screenwriting classes for the undergraduate and graduate film departments at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. “Michael Gottlieb was superbly talented in an unusual number of creative disciplines,” commented Film Chair Ross Lamanna.
“His love for his students and generosity with his time and »
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Michael Gottlieb, a writer, producer, director, photographer and, latterly, a professor of film at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., died in a motorcycle accident on the Angeles Crest Highway in La Canada on Friday, May 23. He was 69.
He also produced several top videogame titles, including “Midway Arcade Treasures 3,” “Fire Blade,” “Mortal Kombat: Special Forces,” “Muppet Monster Adventure,” “Paperboy,” “NBA Hang Time” and “Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero.”
Raised in New York, Gottlieb began his professional career working as an assistant on film and photo shoots, becoming a successful fashion photographer. His work in this arena led to a career as a Cleo Award-winning commercial director and cinematographer, making many national spots for such clients as Xerox, Coca-Cola and McDonalds.
It was his »
- Carmel Dagan
Michael Gottlieb, who wrote and directed such big-screen comedies as Mannequin and Mr. Nanny, died Friday in a motorcycle accident on the Angeles Forest Highway north of La Canada Flintridge. He was 69. Gottlieb also produced several A-list video game titles from 1995 through 2005, including Midway Arcade Treasures 3; Fire Blade; Mortal Kombat: Special Forces; Muppet Monster Adventure; Paperboy; NBA Hang Time; Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero; and Mortal Kombat 4. In addition to his work on Mannequin (1987), which starred Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall, and the Hulk Hogan-starring Mr. Nanny (1993), Gottlieb helmed The Shrimp on the
- Mike Barnes
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