Bowfinger (1999) Poster



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Our Hospitality (1923)
Steve Martin/Buster Keaton doing tricks with the dog to attract attention
Potseluy Meri Pikford (1927)
The background story of how "Potseluy Meri Pikford" was made is referenced throughout this film (Bowfinger), in which a director creates a film around a famous actor without the actor knowing he/she stars in it.
Citizen Kane (1941)
All About Eve (1950)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
The Music Man (1962)
Secret Agent (1964) (TV Series)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
the "dodging traffic" scene
The Godfather (1972)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Heather Graham's character's accent
48 Hrs. (1982)
Trancers (1984)
Glory (1989)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Steve Martin mentions the "Vampire Movie" Tom Cruise was in
Sling Blade (1996)
Metro (1997)

Referenced in 

Film Geek (2005)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Game K N B?: Episode dated 5 October 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the answers.
Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (2006)
After the credits, an outtake shows Kane (Jovan Meredith) looking up the sky and yelling "Gotcha, suckas!"
Epic Movie (2007)
the brothers defeating the White Bitch's army while "Kung Fu Fighting" plays in the background is similar to Bowfinger and Artie Ziff defeating an army of ninjas with the same song playing in the background
The Amateur Filmmaker (2007) (Short)
Amateur/bad/low-budget filmmaking
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Yes Man (2008)
Terence Stamp plays a Personal Development Cult Leader in both films.
Bad Movie Beatdown: When in Rome (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD is seen
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.132 (2012) (TV Episode)
Steve Martin displays a DVD of the film he starred in
Mayhem Behind Movies (2012)
Kevin raises £2,184 to begin production of Valentine
Development Hell: Uno, Motherfucker! (2013) (TV Episode)
Damien Lockwood hires his crew the same way Bobby Bowfinger does
Bad Movie Beatdown: Shameful Sequel Beatdown: Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (2013) (TV Episode)
another film where Eddie Murphy plays multiple roles
Dudes & Dragons (2015)
When Camilan shoots an arrow at Shokdor, Ramicus calls him "Bowfinger" (and Maclain Nelson somewhat resembles Steve Martin).
TruInside: The Jerk (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #22.14 (1999) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Dr. Dolittle 2' (2001) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Award Show Awards Show (2003) (TV Special)
clips are featured
Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Nerds (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Salt/Ramona and Beezus/Summer Doc Round-Up (2010) (TV Episode)
Terence Stamp Creepazoiditude segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Dinner for Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/Get Low (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen's #5 Movie Dork is Eddie Murphy
Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Cinema Snob: I'm Not Ashamed (2017) (TV Episode)
"Would this have turned into Bowfinger?"


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Pivotal shot is spoofed for "Fake Purse Ninja."
The Jerk (1979)
Holy Man (1998)

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