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Steve Guttenberg Ready For His Comeback, ‘Three Men And A Baby’ & ‘Police Academy’ Sequels In The Works

November 5th, 2009


Steve Guttenberg knows all too well that fame can be fleeting. When former studio head Alan Ladd Jr. sued Warner Bros. for withholding profits to films that he had overseen in 2007, Michael Bergman, the attorney representing Warner Bros. used the actor as an example of how films can age and decrease in value over time. He said:

Steve Guttenberg was a star when he made Police Academy. But he is unknown today.

Now Guttenberg, with a starring role in a new comedy and talk of sequels of some of his 80s hits, seems poised for a comeback. He talked to WENN about his latest movie role, in the indie comedy It’s Not You, saying:

It’s about a man who reinvents himself. Everyone has to reinvent themselves to stay in the game, whether you’re Madonna or Paul Mccartney.

Although he did manage to find steady work in the 90s in family films like The Big Green and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen vehicle It Takes Two, Guttenberg seems to have had a fair amount of difficulty reinventing his own image, which even after stints on shows like Dancing With The Stars and roles in movies like Jessica Simpson‘s direct-to-video trainwreck, Major Movie Star, still seems tethered to the 80s when he starred in movies like Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy and Cocoon.

THREE_MEN_AND_A_BABY_2His Hollywood fortunes may on the upswing, though, with the recent news about a Three Men and Baby sequel. Guttenberg broke the news to WENN, saying,

Disney’s developing Three Men and a Bride. That’s going to be a smash. A smash hit. They’re bringing everybody back for that. Nobody knows about it. I’m the first to talk about it.

Hopefully this isn’t a repeat of the recent rumor about a Friends movie that was started by the actor who played the coffeshop worker, Gunther. In that case, Courtney Cox slammed the rumor down, saying:

There are no plans for a reunion. I can’t see it happening.

So maybe we’ll wait to see what Ted Danson or Tom Selleck have to say about it before getting too excited.

Even if the planned sequels don’t materialize, Guttenberg should be well on his to a renewed career. The producer of It’s Not You, Morris S. Levy, says:

People forget, Steve was in six films in the 1980s that made over $100 million. When ticket prices were $2.50. That’s $200 million, $300 million films now. With Mickey Rourke coming back in The Wrestler…. And I don’t think Mickey Rourke was a beloved character. So we have a shot at that.

If all other attempts at a comeback fail, Guttenberg has also been quietly developing a stand-up act over the last few years, touring small comedy clubs. He tells WENN:

I love stand-up. I want to start doing some clubs and some bigger arenas. I just love talking to an audience.

Even will all the side projects, doing sequels to his most famous movies is a goal. He says:

It’s definitely time for another Police Academy. And I think they could make another Cocoon. They’re surefire hits and I think they’re good for the world. They make the world a better place and that’s what it’s all about.

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