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Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Quotable Tim Allen ... from Tool Time to Toy Story and beyond !

The Quotable Tim Allen ... from Tool Time to Toy Story and beyond !

US comic and actor Tim Allen (born on this day in 1953) is famous for his TV sitcom role as DIY expert Tim Taylor in Home Improvement and also as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies.

Winner of the 1995 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series or Comedy, Tim's performances have always gone down well with audiences and the box office, however the mainstream critics appear to have a different view of his talents ...

"As a comic actor, Allen’s palette is limited to varying degrees of beige. He is not only boring, he’s obnoxious and narcissistic."
Ann Hornaday in The Washington Post

Zoom - "No superpower on earth can neutralize Mr. Allen’s weary shtick."
Jeannette Catsoulis in The New York Times (2006)

Santa Clause 3 - "Martin Short means we’re getting a turkey and a ham for the holidays. As for Tim Allen, he’s more like a tasteless lump of mashed potatoes."
Kyle Smith in The New York Post (2006)

Tim also co-starred with John Travolta, William H. Macy and Martin Lawrence in Wild Hogs and the critics were not wild about their collective performances either ...
"Looking at the actors on the poster outside the cinema triggers a kind of awestruck anticipation. They are four faces on a Mount Rushmore of rubbishness. Which one of these Hollywood middleweights is going to be the most utterly abysmal? Which is going to phone in the most inept performance? It’s like King Kong versus Godzilla versus Alien versus Predator: all four creatures lined up on the starting blocks for the 100m Terrible Acting event.
Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian (2007)

Whatever the critics think about Tim Allen, he has proved over and over to be a funny man with a humorous take on life ...

"Scientists have estimated that every person on earth has some atoms in their body from every other person who ever existed. Yikes. This means I have atoms in my body from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, Geronimo, Hitler, Attila the Hun, Lassie, and Marilyn Monroe. At least now I understand my mood swings."

“Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.”

“Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words 'large' or 'size' with 'rear end.' Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me.”

For more Humorous Showbiz Insults go to ... The Quotable Critic 

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