Top 10 Best Billy Crystal Movies Ever
William Edward “Billy” Crystal was born on 14th March, 1948. He is a fantastic American actor, producer, director, singer and television celebrity. Crystal first appeared in 1970’s ABC sitcom soap and started his Hollywood career in 1980. He has gifted a lot of movies to this industry, giving it a new edge of success. At his childhood, Billy Crystal moved to New York with his family. His elder brothers are Joel and Richard. Crystal is a Jewish and used to entertain his guests like Arvell Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Condon, and Billie Holiday with his off-screen jazz performance.
Let us check out the list of top 10 best Billy Crystal movies ever.
10. Forget Paris
Forget Paris was released in 1995. This is a fantastic Billy Crystal’s romantic comedy. He is playing the role of an NBA referee in this movie. The movie stars Joe Mantegna, Julie Kavner, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur, Cathy Moriarty and John Spencer. According to the film’s story, Mickey Gordon is a professional basketball referee who has to fly to Paris to bury his father, but fails to do so because his father’s casket is missing. Ellen Andrews plays the role of an employee of American Airlines. The overall story of this film sounds very interesting, but to know what actually happens you’ve to watch it.
Mr. Saturday Night was Billy’s debut as a director. The story has focused on the rise and fall of Buddy Young Jr., a stand-up comedian. Crystal has not only been the director of this film, but also was the producer and screenplay writer. The screenplay was co-written by Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz. The film was released on September 23, 1992, by Columbia Pictures. For this film, David Paymer received an Academy Award nomination. The opening title sequence of this film was a design of Elaine and Saul Bass.
8. Analyze This
Analyze This was released in 1999. This is an awesome gangster comedy. Its director is Harold Ramis, while the screenplay was written by Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan. It is starring Robert De Niro as a mafioso and Billy Crystal as a psychiatrist. Its sequel, Analyze That, as released in 2002 which was a poor piece, unfortunately, and couldn’t impress the viewers as the first film.
7. Throw Momma from the Train
Throw Momma from the Train was released in 1987. This is a great black comedy of Crystal. This American film’s director is Danny DeVito, and it stars DeVito and Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Anne Ramsey, Branford Marsalis, Kim Greist, and Kate Mulgrew. The title of this film was inspired from Patti Page’s 1956 super-hit track “Mama from the Train (A Kiss, A Kiss)”. Additionally, the film’s story had been an inspiration of the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Strangers on a Train”. This film got not much success but was nominated for several awards like Academy Award.
6. Howl’s Moving Castle
Howl’s Moving Castle’s story was inspired from a fantasy novel of British author Diana Wynne Jones. The story of this animated movie is very simple. It was one of the mega-projects of Crystal that got mixed comments from the world’s viewers. This had been the film in which Crystal showed off his voice talent to the world and received appreciations as well.
5. Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American comedy. The director of this film is Pete Docter, while it is produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The executive producers of this Billy Crystal movie are John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, while it was co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman. The film is starring the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn and Jennifer Tilly. Its story is about two monsters working at Monsters, Inc.
4. City Slickers
City Slickers was released in 1991. This is one of the greatest movies of Billy Crystal. This film’s director is Ron Underwood, and it stars Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance. The script of this film was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and most of its scenes were shot in New York, Mexico, and Spain. It proved to be a box-office hit and received several awards.
3. Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry is a great comedy film, released in 1997. The director and screen-writer of this movie is Woody Allen. The story is about a successful author named Harry Block, played by Allen. He works to draw inspirations of the people he gets to know in his life. Sometimes these are the same people that bring tension to his lie, but he doesn’t misbehave with anyone. Crystal plays Larry, Harry’s best friend.
2. When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally was released in 1989. This American movie’s story is written by Nora Ephron and it’s a direction of Rob Reiner. The film is starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. This is a great film that raises the question “can a boy and girl be really good friends”. Do you know the answer? If no then watch this film and enjoy. The soundtrack performance was done by Harry Connick, Jr., and orchestra was arranged by Marc Shaiman.
1. The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride tops our list. This film was released in 1987. This adventurous movie’s director and co-producer is Rob Reiner. The story has been inspired by William Goldman’s 1973 novel of the same name. It is the story of a grandfather who reads a book, and recommends to his grandson (Fred Savage). The received various awards and had been a big success.
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