Billy Crystal

William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and box office successes When Harry Met Sally... and City Slickers. He has hosted the Academy Awards eight times.

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The Pixar Story (2007)

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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  John Lasseter  •  Brad Bird  •  John Musker

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Billy Crystal  •  Mary Gibbs  •  Steve Buscemi

61* (2001)

In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Thomas Jane  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Richard Masur

America's Sweethearts (2001)

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Billy Crystal  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  John Cusack

Analyze That (2002)

The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Joe Viterelli

Analyze This (1999)

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Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Billy Crystal  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Chazz Palminteri

Cars (2006)

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Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Paul Newman  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Larry the Cable Guy

City Slickers (1991)

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Three New York businessmen decide to take a "Wild West" vacation that turns out not to be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Jack Palance

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Mitch Robbins 40th birthday begins quite well until he returns home and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Jack Palance

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

Hamlet (1996)

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Julie Christie  •  Judi Dench  •  Gérard Depardieu

Mike's New Car (2002)

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has its benefits – in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter  •  Roger Gould
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  John Goodman

Rabbit Test (1978)

Lionel's life turns around after a one-night stand on top of a pinball table... he becomes the world's first pregnant man!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Rivers
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Joan Prather  •  Doris Roberts  •  Alex Rocco

Running Scared (1986)

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Billy Crystal  •  Steven Bauer  •  Darlanne Fluegel

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Des McAnuff
CAST:  Rene Russo  •  Jason Alexander  •  Piper Perabo  •  Randy Quaid

The Princess Bride (1987)

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In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

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"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer  •  R.J. Parnell

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Billy Crystal  •  Kim Greist  •  Anne Ramsey

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

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During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Billy Crystal  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Bruno Kirby

SST: Death Flight (1977)

On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land, due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu onboard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowell Rich
CAST:  Barbara Anderson  •  Bert Convy  •  Peter Graves  •  Lorne Greene
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