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    Born on November 17, 1944 in Asbury Park, New Jersey

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Throw Momma From the Train (1987)

Danny DeVito as "Owen/Ned 'Little Ned' Lift/Cousin Paddy"

Larry (Billy Crystal), an author with a cruel ex-wife, Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), teaches a writing workshop where Owen (Danny DeVito), one of his students, is fed up with his domineering mother (Anne Ramsey). When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into action and offers to kill Margaret, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems that Owen has already sealed Margaret's fate.

Golden Globe (1987) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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Best of Late Night TV: Simon Pegg's Drunk Ron Weasley, Jimmy Kimmel Shames Cecil the Lion's Killer

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Gina Carbone on Jul 29th 2015, 3:02AM

Jul 29th 2015, 3:02AM

Best of Late Night TV: Conan In Cuba and Zoe Kravitz's Game of Beer Pong (VIDEO)

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Mehera Bonner on Mar 5th 2015, 1:52AM

Mar 5th 2015, 1:52AM

Best of Late Night TV: Jennifer Lopez's Controversial 'Catchphrase,' Benedict Cumberbatch's New Names (VIDEO)

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Gina Carbone on Jan 20th 2015, 2:20AM

Jan 20th 2015, 2:20AM

'Romancing the Stone': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Kathleen Turner Classic

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Gary Susman on Mar 24th 2014, 7:00AM

Mar 24th 2014, 7:00AM

'Dr. Seuss's The Lorax': Danny DeVito Speaks For the Trees (VIDEO)

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Feb 21st 2012, 8:48AM

Feb 21st 2012, 8:48AM

New 'The Lorax' Trailer: More Fuel For Fox Business

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 6th 2011, 9:20AM

Dec 6th 2011, 9:20AM

'The Lorax' Trailer: We Dare You Not to Smile

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 27th 2011, 6:40AM

Oct 27th 2011, 6:40AM

Peter Sarsgaard and 10 More Butt-Ugly Comic Book Movie Villains

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Aiden Redmond on Jun 15th 2011, 12:30PM

Jun 15th 2011, 12:30PM

Shelf Life: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Todd Gilchrist on Sep 21st 2010, 5:45PM

Sep 21st 2010, 5:45PM

Cinematical Seven: The 7 Strongest Survivors of 'Mars Attacks!'

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Perri Nemiroff on Sep 7th 2010, 6:33PM

Sep 7th 2010, 6:33PM

Review: Solitary Man

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William Goss on May 22nd 2010, 5:05PM

May 22nd 2010, 5:05PM

Exclusive 'Solitary Man' Poster Debut

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Erik Davis on Apr 19th 2010, 10:02AM

Apr 19th 2010, 10:02AM

Review: When in Rome

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 29th 2010, 5:33AM

Jan 29th 2010, 5:33AM

'When in Rome' a Trip to Nowhere

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Chris Jancelewicz on Jan 28th 2010, 9:58PM

Jan 28th 2010, 9:58PM

'When in Rome' Movie Reviews

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Chris Jordan on Jan 28th 2010, 1:00PM

Jan 28th 2010, 1:00PM

New Remakes: 'Romancing the Stone' and 'Overboard'

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Christopher Campbell on Dec 8th 2009, 8:02AM

Dec 8th 2009, 8:02AM

Famous Roommates: Hollywood Heavies Who Once Shared Space

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Kevin Polowy on Jul 28th 2009, 4:00PM

Jul 28th 2009, 4:00PM

Danny DeVito Dabbles in Horror

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Peter Hall on Jul 20th 2009, 3:35PM

Jul 20th 2009, 3:35PM

Danny DeVito is Bringing Crazy Eddie to the Big Screen!

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Monika Bartyzel on Mar 11th 2009, 5:32PM

Mar 11th 2009, 5:32PM

Movie News Daily: March 11, 2009

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Thomas DiChiara on Mar 11th 2009, 8:00AM

Mar 11th 2009, 8:00AM

Review: Nobel Son

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William Goss on Dec 5th 2008, 4:03PM

Dec 5th 2008, 4:03PM

News Bites: (ugh) 'Beverly Hills Ninja 2', David Spade, Michael Douglas, & Miley Cyrus

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Monika Bartyzel on Sep 17th 2008, 5:02AM

Sep 17th 2008, 5:02AM

Cinematical Seven: A 'Dark Knight' Companion

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Eric Kohn on Jul 17th 2008, 5:03PM

Jul 17th 2008, 5:03PM

Danny DeVito Going Back Behind the Camera

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Eugene Novikov on Jul 16th 2008, 5:02AM

Jul 16th 2008, 5:02AM

Cinematical Seven: Stan Winston's Greatest Achievements

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Eugene Novikov on Jun 16th 2008, 6:15PM

Jun 16th 2008, 6:15PM

Cinematical Seven: The Best Superhero (and Villain) Casting

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Eugene Novikov on Jun 12th 2008, 6:32PM

Jun 12th 2008, 6:32PM

Cinematical Seven: Who Else Could Have Played Indy?

Posted by
Jette Kernion on May 19th 2008, 5:02PM

May 19th 2008, 5:02PM

Danny DeVito Woos Kristen Bell!

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Monika Bartyzel on Apr 14th 2008, 5:02PM

Apr 14th 2008, 5:02PM

The Write Stuff: Success!

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Mar 12th 2008, 5:02PM

Mar 12th 2008, 5:02PM

A Sequel Worth Making? 'Throw Momma From the Train 2'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Sep 5th 2007, 3:02PM

Sep 5th 2007, 3:02PM

RvB's After Images: The Van

Posted by
Richard von Busack on Aug 14th 2007, 1:03PM

Aug 14th 2007, 1:03PM

Danny DeVito Will Lead Indie Kidnapping Comedy

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 15th 2007, 11:31AM

Jun 15th 2007, 11:31AM

Who Are the Least Intimidating Movie Villains of All Time?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 4th 2007, 6:01PM

Feb 4th 2007, 6:01PM

Sundance Interview: Jake Paltrow, Director of 'The Good Night'

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Jan 29th 2007, 4:01AM

Jan 29th 2007, 4:01AM

Sundance Review: The Good Night

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Kim Voynar on Jan 29th 2007, 3:02AM

Jan 29th 2007, 3:02AM

Cinematical SmartGossip: Britney Needs Etiquette Help

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Dec 3rd 2006, 7:02AM

Dec 3rd 2006, 7:02AM

Review: The OH in Ohio

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jul 13th 2006, 6:04AM

Jul 13th 2006, 6:04AM

Quickhits: Four More Deck the Halls, Dax Goes on Retreat and Brett Ratner Really Digs Yao Ming

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Erik Davis on May 13th 2006, 5:00AM

May 13th 2006, 5:00AM

A Cast for One Part Sugar

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Apr 24th 2006, 10:06AM

Apr 24th 2006, 10:06AM

Review: Scary Movie 4 -- Rob's Take

Posted by
Robert Newton on Apr 14th 2006, 6:07AM

Apr 14th 2006, 6:07AM


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