Rob Schneider

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Robert Michael Schneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, he went on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers, and Grown Ups.

Credits

Year Title Role Rotten Tomatoes rotten icon.png Notes
2016 Norm of the North Norm 9%
2015 Back To The Jurassic Dodger -
2010 Grown Ups Rob Hilliard 10%
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Asian Minister 14% (uncredited)
2006 The Benchwarmers Gus Matthews 11%
2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Deuce Bigalow 9% co-writer
2002 Eight Crazy Nights Mr. Chang/Narrator 12%
2002 The Hot Chick Jessica 22%
2001 The Animal Marvin Mange 30% co-writer
2000 Little Nicky The Townie 22% cameo
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Deuce Bigalow 23%
1993 Surf Ninjas Iggy 12%

Why He Sucks

  1. He has played racist and or/xenophobic stereotypes in various films. (e.g. a Chinese restaurant waiter named Mr. Chang in Eight Crazy Nights, a Native Hawaiian named Ula in 50 First Dates, a Saudi Arabian businessman named Prince Habeeboo in Click, a Japanese minister in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, a Palestinian taxicab driver named Salim in You Don't Mess with Zohan, a Native American in Bedtime Stories, and a Mexican burro driver named Ramon Stockburn in The Ridiculous 6).
  2. Most of his films rely on disgusting humor and jokes.
  3. He's an anti-vaccine activist who believes in Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent claim of vaccines causing autism.
  4. He can’t even act for anything at all, due to the poor writing in the films.
  5. A lot of his movies from the late 90s and early 2000s revolved around the formula of a man either swapped into someone else's body or otherwise having a personality change forced on him, which was memorably spoofed by the South Park episode "The Biggest Douche in the Universe".
  6. When movie critic Patrick Goldstein complained that Sony had financed Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo while passing over movies that either ended up winning or being nominated for Oscars, Schneider took out a magazine advert in which he complained that Goldstein had never earned any journalistic awards and thus had no right to criticise him. Not only was this not true (Goldstein had earned several industry awards, albeit not a Pulitzer Prize), it resulted in Roger Ebert laying down a smackdown of legendary proportions in his review of European Gigolo.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. In interviews and talk shows, he actually comes off as friendly and relaxed. An example of this is in his guest appearances on the YouTube web series Game Grumps.
  2. He is not fond of modern political extremism. For example, he once told Democrats to stop blaming Russia for their loss.
  3. Despite all his bad performances, he did have a good performance in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
  4. Showed that there were no hard feelings between him and Roger Ebert by sending some flowers and best wishes to Ebert after he underwent major surgery to remove a tumor, causing Ebert to reply that while Schneider may have made a bad movie, he wasn't a bad person.
  5. To be fair, he mainly plays as racist stereotypes because it’s his job.
  6. As mentioned again, his poor acting is mainly due to the films poor writing, and he’s not fully at fault.

Trivia

  • He is 50% Ashkenazi Jewish (Polish and Russian), 25% British (English and Scottish) and 25% Filipino; his maternal grandmother, Victoria Estacio, was from the Philippines and she met and married his grandfather, Ulysses Stanley Monroe, a white American army private while he was stationed in her country.
  • He is the father of singer Elle King, famous for her song "Ex's and Oh's".

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