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Frank Oz
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Date of Birth: May 25, 1944

Country: UK

Biography: Frank Oz (born Richard Frank Oznowicz); is a British-born American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer who is known for creating and performing the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show and for directing films including the 1986 Little Shop Of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is also the operator and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars series... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 47 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (37) | Director (13)
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Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017)
The original puppeteers of The Muppet Show, including director Frank Oz, discuss how they crafted their characters and how they brought them to life on the screen.
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I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)
Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969... and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. You probably don't know that until a last minute change of heart by NASA, Big Bird was supposed to go to space aboard the Challenger. Or you may know that Oscar the Grouch got his voice from a cantankerous cabbie, but you'd be surprised to learn that a fire in his trash can almost led to Caroll's untimely demise. Caroll's stories are the stuff of legend. (iambigbird.com)
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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer
The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.
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Death at a Funeral (2007)
Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.
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Zathura (2005)
A heart-racing sci-fi adventure about two squabbling brothers who are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house.
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The Stepford Wives (2004)
Stepford has a secret. All of the wives are far too perfect, and all of the husbands are way too happy. The Stepford Wives is a sophisticated and comic re-imagining of the 1975 suspense classic. Welcome to Stepford -- the American way of love. (Paramount Pictures)
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala while his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi, makes an investigation of a separatist assassination attempt on Padmé which leads to the discovery of a secret Republican clone army.
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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
The Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their new movie, Monsters, Inc. (Disney/Pixar)
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The Score (2001)
Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club NYC. Soon Max, his good friend and financial partner in the illegal affairs, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French sceptre has been discovered while being smuggled into the country... (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
When the evil Trade Federation plots to take over the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi embark on an amazing adventure to save the planet.
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Bowfinger (1999)
Bobby Bowfinger, a nearly bankrupt aspiring movie producer-director, is about to take one last shot at fame and fortune. Desperate to hit the big time, the hapless dreamer recruits a motley crew of aspiring misfits, including an eager nerd, an ambitious ingenue and an overthe-hill diva. With their help, Bowfinger embarks on a radical, ingenious scheme to trick the biggest name in movies into becoming the star of his ultra-low budget film. (Universal Pictures)
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Elmopalooza (1998)
Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! (imdb)
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The Stories Behind the Making of ‘The Blues Brothers’ (1998)
The Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers is an hour- long documentary featuring every participant from the film. Star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd explains how a joke that he and best friend John Belushi shared with friends evolved from a Saturday Night Live skit to a best-selling album and then to a film. Director John Landis covers the difficult production, from the outrageous stunts to Belushi’s disappearances from the set.
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In & Out (1997)
A high school English teacher is outed as a gay man by a former student while accepting an Academy Award. Comedy ensues in the teacher's private life and small town where he teaches. Story rumored to be loosely based upon Tom Hanks acceptance speech when receiving his Academy Award for "Philadelphia". (imdb)
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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
The Muppet's twist on the classic tale. (imdb)
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Elmo Saves Christmas (1996)
Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) - Direct-to-Video
Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future. (imdb)
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little indian figure made of plastic from his best friend. But these two presents turn out to be much more magic than the rest (imdb)
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Muppet Classic Theater (1994)
The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales. (imdb)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Muppet character tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
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HouseSitter (1992)
Con artist Goldie moves into Steve's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife. (imdb)
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Big Bird
The special was produced for the PBS pledge drive season, and stars Big Bird and Snuffy, as they go to the roller skating rink for Big Bird's birthday. Meanwhile, Cookie Monster is tempted to eat Big Bird's cake, but staves off his desire by eating everything else on the street. Celebrity guests included Bo Jackson, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ray Charles.
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What About Bob? (1991)
A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients tracks him down during his family vacation. (imdb)
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Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)
A series of 3D gags featuring the muppets, shown at Walt Disney World.
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Lawrence and Freddie are con-men; big-time and small time respectively. They unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this town (on the French Mediterranean coast) aint big enough for the two of them (imdb)
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The Adventures of Super Grover (1987)
When Grover's mommy makes him a super hero costume for Halloween, Grover immediately finds that the second he puts it on, he gains super powers and uses them in four amazing adventures. (imdb)
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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. A snow storm blows in, stranding everyone at the house, except for Miss Piggy, who arrives just in time for all the Muppets to celebrate Christmas together. (imdb)
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Labyrinth (1986)
16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) accidentally wishes her baby stepbrother Toby to the evil Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie) who will transform Toby into a goblin if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.(imdb)
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (imdb)
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Spies Like Us (1985)
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)
After being evicted from Sesame Street, Big Bird begins a long adventure wandering the country. In the mean time, his friends search for him to bring him back. (imdb)
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Henson
A documentary with featured performance clips and interviews featuring Jim and Jane Henson, Frank Oz and others. The documentary focuses on the Muppet phenomena and a look at the behind-the-scenes of the Jim Henson Company in its glory days. (imdb)
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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated. (imdb)
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Trading Places (1983)
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels. Will Darth Vader and the dark side overcome the rebels and take over the universe ? (imdb)
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Don
Getting locked in the Metropolitan Museum over night, Big Bird and Snuffy try to get a little boy, and his invivsible cat back into the stars where his mom and dad are. Meanwhile, the gang are locked in too, lokking for Big Bird. (imdb)
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Big Bird in China (1983)
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs, and meet the mischievous Monkey King. (imdb)
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The Dark Crystal (1982)
Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos began... (imdb)
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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy. (imdb)
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Three years after the events of "Star Wars," Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a startling revelation. (20th Century Fox)
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The Muppet Movie (1979)
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (imdb)
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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)
Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents. (imdb)
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Emmet Otter
Emmet Otter and his Ma are poor come Christmas time, unable to buy that special gift for one another. But when a talent show offers a top prize of fifty dollars, they both secretly risk what little they have left to try and top the Riverbottom Gang, the favorite to win the competition.
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The Muppet Show (1976)
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (imdb)
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Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971)
Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell. (imdb)
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Sesame Street (1969)
On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs. (imdb)
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Time Piece (1965)
Time Piece (1965) - Short Film
Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject. (imdb)
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