As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most.
This time out: My Favourite…. Verne Troyer (1969-2018) Film
AUSTIN POWERS THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME (1999)
In his second screen adventure, British super spy Austin Powers must return to 1969, as arch-nemesis Dr. Evil has ventured back to that year and successfully stolen Austin’s “mojo” and set up a powerful laser and aimed it at Earth. With the help of gorgeous agent Felicity Shagwell, the newly single Austin must now not only contend with Dr. Evil, but also Evil’s vicious, pint-size attack-clone, Mini-Me.
Verne Troyer pretty much stole the show in The Spy Who Shagged Me. Without uttering a word for most of the film he was a funny scene stealer. This wasn’t his first film but the first he had the chance to show his comic timing. And whilst his career was limited to playing similar roles (often as Himself), he always brought huge amounts of charisma and charm. But it would be his actions off screen he’d be most renowned for, living he life of a movie star with all the trappings included.
See also: Austin Powers In Goldmember