Rob Schneider

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Rob Schneider
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If you want to have a racist stereotype in your movie, then this is the guy that's right for you.
Nationality: American
Gender: Male
Born: October 31, 1963
Occupation: Actor
Comedian
Film director
Screenwriter
Years active: 1987–present


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 Dino Time Dodger -
2012 Ot Vinta Dodo - English dub
2010 Grown Ups Rob Hilliard 11%
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Salim 37%
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%
1999 Muppets From Space TV producer 63%
1998 The Waterboy The Townie 34%
1995 Judge Dredd Fergie 17%
1993 Surf Ninjas Iggy 12%
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York The Bellman 34%

Why He And His Movies Suck

  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 and Komate in 50 First Dates and The Wrong Missy, 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 the 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.
    • He is friends with former California state senator Tim Donnelly, who is also anti-vaccine.
    • He's also discriminative and disrespectful to people with autism, and he shows proof that he never accepts people with autism at all.
  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" in 2002.
  6. He never takes criticism, for example : 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 criticize him. Not only was this not true (Goldstein had earned several industry awards, albeit not a Pulitzer Prize), it resulted in Roger Ebert writing the legendary put-down "Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks" in his review of European Gigolo.
  7. Most of the films in the casting roll are awful, such as Norm of the North, Eight Crazy Nights, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, The Animal, Surf Ninjas, and many more.

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. Despite all his bad performances, he did have good performances such as Cedirc the Bellman in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the TV producer in Muppets From Space, and The Townie in The Waterboy.
  3. His guest appearances in episodes of popular TV shows like Seinfeld, Lip Sync Battle, Ally McBeal, Coach, Inside Amy Schumer, Hot In Cleveland, and Lights Out with David Spade were a lot better than his terrible film performances.
  4. He 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.
  7. He was a good cast member on Saturday Night Live.

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, who she’s famous for her song "Ex's and Oh's".
  • He was the producer of and actor in his own TV show on CBS called "Rob!"

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Comments


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Rockman138

8 months ago
Score -1
Never does this guy even appear in one good movie... That is just sad and miserable.
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HellLord

8 months ago
Score 3
Home Alone 2 just got you covered
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NeptunePerson2018

7 months ago
Score 0
Is it just me, or does he star in a lot of Adam Sandler movies?
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Snesboy12

4 months ago
Score 0
They're probably friends or something.

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