The Tweeter: @SteveMartinToGo
I am Steve Martin, the actor, writer, comedian, and musician. You can find me here and at Stevemartin.com.
Legendary comedian and actor Steve Martin, who it turns out is as funny on Twitter as he is in the best of his movie output. Often gets into a joke stream that goes on over several tweets, and he puts a hilarious spin on self-promotion.
Sample Tweet: "Twitter over capacity! Couldn’t Tweet for 30 minutes. Forced to tell doorman that I had Cream of Wheat for breakfast. Not the same."
"RIP, myself (potential boost to album sales)."
Typical Retweet: Martin's more of a dedicated replier than a retweeter, with many exchanges like this:
"@joeprunz: "@SteveMartinToGo hey you probably never read tweets from your fans, but In case you do, you were hilarious in The Pink Panther."
"@SteveMartinToGo: @joeprunz Sorry, never read tweets."
The Tweeter: @rainnwilson
I am an actor and a writer and I co-created SoulPancake and my son, Walter.
Actor and comedian who starred in the US version of The Office , as well as appearing in support roles in the likes of Galaxy Quest , Juno and My Super Ex-Girlfriend . He'll be seen in Super and Hesher this year.
Sample Tweet: "I like those movies where everyone inexplicably dies about 2/3rds of the way thru & then there's just a black screen for like 20 minutes."
Typical Retweet: Frequently promotional: "@christianaty: Super was the kind of movie SO good it does things to me sexually. @rainnwilson & @ellenpage sick in the best way possible."
Occasionally self-deprecating: "@DomCruise: dunno why im still following @rainnwilson for, as hard as he tries, he hasn't said a funny thing since i started following him."
The Tweeter: @AlbertBrooks
Filmmaker, actor, now author Albert Brooks. Tweeting against my will to shamelessly promote my new book coming out in May.
Actor, comedian and occasional director, also well-known for his distinctive voice, which he has lent to The Simpsons and Finding Nemo among other things.
Sample Tweet: "My 12 year old son just asked me "How do you know when you're ready to tweet?" I said "Don't worry, you'll know.""
"Question of the day: Are free range chickens in Iran really free?"
"Just went through airport security. Opted for pat down. Then opted for kiss. Am now in love with big burly TSA agent."
"Just found out I'm being followed by @charliesheen. Not just on twitter, I think he's outside."
Typical Retweet: "Tweet tested poorly. Sold it to @kevinpollack RT @jhowell1964: @AlbertBrooks still waiting for the tweet you promised us 3 hours ago…"
The Tweeter: @diablocody
Former stripper turned Oscar-winning screenwriter Cody has penned the likes of Juno , Jennifer's Body and the upcoming Young Adult .
Sample Tweet: "I love my "Hope in a Jar" moisturizer, but the name makes me feel pathetic. Like calling a shampoo "Heartbreaking Optimism.""
"Serious Q for the millions of you who don't work in Hwood: Do you get sick of CONSTANT industry in-jokes & circle-jerkage in movies/TV?"
Typical Retweet: "@jennyslate25: Today is the best day of my life. I'm really happy with my butt and thighs. My bras are new and good. #aprilfools"
"@serafinowicz: What are your predictions for the Royal Wedding dress? I'm hoping 'one boob out'."
Fake Michael Bay
The Tweeter: @FakeMichaelBay
Guns | Explosions | Shredding Guitar Solos | Money!
A fake account pretending to be Bad Boys and Transformers auteur Michael Bay. Unsubtle, but it brings the guffaws. Been a bit quiet this year though…
Sample Tweet: "The mullet is maligned and it's not fair. Granted, mine makes women quiver in delight, but yours could make a chihuahua shiver if you tried."
"Just did 1000 crunches. Then, in celebration, I burned down my gym with my flamethrower. Fuck it, I needed a new rowing machine anyway."
"Finished a 6 course dinner in under 10 minutes. How's that to start the morning."
Typical Retweet: "RT @MiddleSwine: @fakemichaelbay top three locations for a final battle scene? Drug Mansion - Warehouse - Wherever Shirtless Men Are"
The Tweeter: @serafinowicz
Male actress and comedienne.
British comedian, actor and general mirth merchant Peter Serafinowicz also provided the voice for Darth Maul. Although he's primarily known for his TV work, he has appeared in Shaun of the Dead , Run Fatboy Run and Couple's Retreat , and he was cast in Robert Zemeckis' now-defunct Yellow Submarine remake. One of the most consistently funny presences in the Twitter-verse.
Sample Tweet: ""Genie, I think you misheard me... you've given me twelve one-inch penises.""
"I need to outsource my sleep."
"Trying to achieve the perfect erection. How hard could it be?"
"This sentence contains language which may fucking offend."
Typical Retweet: His Q and A's are now legendary. His followers ask him questions as inspiration for joke answers:
"RT @miatowler: What's that coming over the hill? #PSQA Is it a monster, ejaculating?"
The Tweeter: @edgarwright
Groovy cat, gentleman, scholar, acrobat.
The super-talented Brit director behind Shaun of the Dead , Hot Fuzz , Scott Pilgrim vs the World and, of course, Spaced has been a longtime tweeter. As well as being generous with production updates and viewing recommendations, he's also extremely funny.
Sample Tweet: "Went to Monsterpalooza with a dream team trio of Del Toro, JJ Abrams & Sir @Jon_Favreau. That's serious geek royalty (and namedropping)."
"Pt 1: When I was young, poor & VCR-less, I used to go into my local video store & spend several hours looking forlornly at exciting covers."
"Pt 2: Now a lot of those seemingly exotic & exciting titles are on Netflix Instant and I am scared to watch for fear of the bubble bursting."
"Just saw and thoroughly enjoyed Joe Wright's 'Hanna'. #NoSurnameBias"
Typical Retweet: "@markromanek: THE BOOK OF MORMON is so great, on so many levels. Sweetly traditional and completely fucked up in equal measure. Kind of amazing, actually."
The Tweeter: @simonpegg
Actor/writer/dog owner/winner of 50m flat race 1977-1981
The mutlti-talented actor/comedian/writer occasionally uses the twit-machine to drum up awareness for his movies, as well as using it as an outlet for some short, sweet, and seriously funny 140-character observations about the minutia of everyday life (often involving his dog, Minnie).
Sample Tweet: "Got my invite for the royal wedding. I'm quite near the back.!!!! #snubbed"
"Damn it, was going to go to bed but @nickjfrost alerted me to Predator 2 on E4+1. Might have to stay up at least until I see Paxton's spine."
"Someone just used the word 'snowmageddon' on BBC London News. It's like The Day Today is coming true."
Typical Retweet: "@nathanfillion: Happy birthday to @nickjfrost, who taught the world it's alright to fart if someone laughs. #yougotredonyou"
The Tweeter: @nickjfrost
I will Rock You then I will Block You!
Pegg's partner-in-crime is also an avid tweeter. When he's not making funnies or working the promotion trail, he's often describes food and/or cooking in such a way as to whip you into a belly-growling frenzy.
Sample Tweet: "If only Isildur had cast the ring into mount doom all those years ago. What a bellend!"
"I'd LOVE to be a Bond villain. Big scar down my face. Baboon on a lead. Tight 70's speedo."
"This social disorder puts Hamburglar in a very difficult position."
Typical Retweet: "@smileypop28: @simonpegg @nickjfrost tried to see Paul at my theater walked in to 2 peeps having sex..cops were called and show was canceled.what the fuck"
The Tweeter: @God_Damn_Batman
The hero Twitter deserves, but not the one it needs. So you'll follow him. Because he can take it.
Another fake account, having fun purporting to be the grizzled Dark Knight in the Frank Miller mould. Think Bruce Wayne's a little po-faced? Get following the God Damn Batman this instant!
Sample Tweet: Pretty much every tweet's a classic, but here are a few choice zingers…
"Let's just say I give Chuck Norris something to aspire to."
"The worst? When you wake up and remember your parents are dead. The best? You're Batman."
"If dragging a little fat man in a tuxedo and top hat down the freeway behind my car is wrong. Then I don't want to be right."
"Penguin, don't feel bad because you're short, smelly, and overweight. I have plenty of flaws, too. People often say I'm over-handsome."
"Hey Charlie Sheen, the last idiot who told me he had tiger blood and Adonis DNA actually DID. And now he's paralyzed. Winning."
"Dear Joker thug, it's probably not the best idea to drive the purple company van to my favorite Starbucks on your coffee run."
"Sorry Alfred, your benefits package doesn't recognize President's Day as a day off. I'm kidding! You don't have a benefits package."
"No Alfred, it's YOUR fault the birthday clown you hired is in the ER. It's my job to assume Joker thugs infiltrated the mansion."
"The guy who created Ally McBeal is doing a new Wonder Woman show? You had me at "there's no way in hell I'm ever watching that.""
"Is it weird that some nights I just stare at a picture of M. Night Shyamalan until I'm angry enough to go on patrols?"
"Another Robin died today. Note to future Robins: THINK before you decide to watch American Idol on your phone while driving the Robin-cycle."
"Rule #1 - The Batman is always right. Rule #2 - If The Batman is wrong see Rule #3. Rule #3 is my fist."
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see your sidekick come home with a Justin Bieber haircut."
"Why yes Alfred, I do have a "clever bat-gadget" for shoveling the driveway. It's called a BUTLER."
Typical Retweet: The God Damn Batman doesn't retweet, but he is known to comment on movie news:
"Hey Tom Hardy, congrats on the Bane role. I'd love to give you some acting pointers. With my fists."
"And Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? Best news I've heard all day. I'm a HUGE Princess Diaries fan."
"New Supes is cast! Now I can go from not caring about the new Superman movie to not caring about Henry Cavill in the new Superman movie."
The Tweeter: @ThatKevinSmith
It begins with me covered in sperm, trapped in my old man's balls. Then, suddenly... ESCAPE!
The Clerks filmmaker and one-time Silent Bob uses Twitter to openly discuss the production and release of his movies (currently Red State ), and frequently takes the time to answer fans' questions. Thankfully, his witty streak is still evident in 140-character tidbits.
Sample Tweet: "HOLLYWOOD! Re-meet the greatest living actor in our twisted little business of show! MICHAEL PARKS, bitches: all ur bases are belong to him!"
"Woke up to a different Twitter: folks seem to have given up basking in the celebrity catchphrase sun in favor of a sit in the schadenfreude."
Typical Retweet: Q & A stuff..
"Via @Slackyhackagin "Whats it feel like to be able to geek out for a livin?" Beats working at QuickStop. Except on DrakesCakes delivery day."
"Via @Tabler_Talks "Finally saw CopOut. Cheesy, but still better than BeverlyHillsCop 3" That may be the best review of the flick I've seen."
"Via @NathanKyght "My Wife just found out she's pregnant" Don't look at ME. Maybe it's YOURS - ya' ever think of THAT? Jesus... (Congrats!)"
The Tweeter: @pattonoswalt
Mr. Oswalt is a former wedding deejay from Northern Virginia.
OK, so Patton Oswalt may be primarily known for his comedy work and TV appearances, but he's actually appeared in a surprising number of movies, and earns himself a permanent pass for voicing rat-with-a-refined-palette Remy in Pixar's Ratatouille . Has a habit of starting off his own humorous hashtags.
Sample Tweet: "NO ONE who paid money to see @CharlieSheen in Detroit deserves a refund. They should have their credit cards seized."
""DIE HARD in Wilford Brimley's butthole?" #HollywoodPostItNote"
""GRUMPY OLD HUMAN CENTIPEDES?" #HollywoodPostItNote"
""Make Hitler less racist. Black friend?" #HollywoodPostItNote"
""CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES + The CRANK guys" #HollywoodPostItNote"
Typical Retweet: "@thatRamosgirl: Spent money on tickets to watch Emilio Estevez read the novelizations of The Mighty Ducks movies, feeling pretty good about it right now."
"@ShittingtonUK: These would make awesome last words: "The gold... the gold is in the BABY.""
The Tweeter: @DarthVader
Evil Orphan Annie™
Another fake comedy account, this time from the dark lord of the Sith. Well worth following for injecting a bit of dark side humour into your Twitter feed, whether you're a Star Wars fanboy or not.
Sample Tweet: "While reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, reports of all those Bothans are not."
"Hello sand person. My name is Anakin Skywalker. You killed my mother. Prepare to die."
"Just got a spam trying to sell me the #StarWars trilogy on blu ray. *maskpalm*"
"Just how many planets *do* I have to blow up before I'm named TIME's Person of the Year?"
Typical Retweet: "@DeathStarPr: 8 Totally Awesome Things About Having A Cyborg Hand: http://bit.ly/erPL1U #StarWars"
The Tweeter: @RedHourBen
The real Ben Stiller. Sort of, whatever real means.
The (mostly comic, occasionally serious) actor-director is a little more sincere than you might have expected, but that doesn't mean that his Twitter feed doesn't contain serious LOL-age.
Sample Tweet: "Please follow@AlbertBrooks he is a comedic genius. No pressure, Albert."
"I am donating 10 percent of all proceeds from @justinbieber's movie to http://bit.ly/i4ayMp Someone please tell him."
"I wonder if Sean Connery went to see Never Say Never and then watched it again."
"Almost finished school. Amazing progress. And not a Center for Ants."
Typical Retweet: "RT @h3sling: @RedHourBen having a stiller film marathon tonight! Any recommendations? -- Bridge on the River Kwai"
"@thesulk: I bet the session saxophone player on "Tootsie" came home tired a lot."
The Tweeter: @DRUNKHULK
DRUNK HULK DRINK SO YOU NO HAS TO!
Another comedy account, this one featuring the disgruntled ravings of Bruce Banner's green, angry alter ego. Oh and he's drunk, obviously. The inarticulate brute finds time to comment on news and current affairs, as well as his own life.
Sample Tweet: "YOU HAD DRUNK HULK AT JELL-O! SHOTS!"
"DRUNK HULK HOPE SMALLVILLE FINALE ANSWER ALL BIG QUESTION! LIKE HOW STUPID SHOW STAY ON AIR FOR 10 YEAR!"
"DRUNK HULK FINALLY WATCH TOY STORY 3! DRUNK HULK NO CRY THAT MUCH SINCE READ LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS IMDB PAGE!"
"SCHIZOPHRENIA! MENTAL RETARDATION! AUTISM! CONGRATULATION STAMMER! YOU NOW OSCAR WORTHY DISORDER TO EXPLOIT IN FUTURE!"
Typical Retweet: He sometimes gives a drunken shout out to his other exploits: "NEW DRUNK HULK CARTOON BY @BECKINTL! - http://bit.ly/h8KlSa "
The Tweeter: @JimCarrey
Actor Jim Carrey!
The rubber-faced comic and star of funny (Dumb & Dumber , The Mask ), serious ( Eternal Sunshine , The Truman Show , Man on the Moon ) and in-between ( The Cable Guy ) movies has quite the following on Twitter. He's a surprisingly big fan of #BOINGING and emoticons.
Sample Tweet: "Goodmornoonevening world! Last night I dreamed that William and Kate eloped and all the vendors wept! ?;^\"
"2 the pple who design shallow toilets. Just because u have a tiny penis doesn't mean the rest of us should have 2 dunk r junk! ;^\ : - X"
Typical Retweet: He's more of a replier than a re-tweeter:
"@GoddardMike how do? ;^B"
"@StickyShorts go get'em! ;^]"
"@ChrisWright1963 Spankyou! ;^>"
The Tweeter: @JonahHill
I wanted to start an official Twitter page to communicate with the awesome people who are interested in communicating with me. That means you, mom.
Jonah Hill, star of Superbad , Get Him to the Greek and Megamind , is a writer and comedian as well as an actor. So it should comes as no surprise that his Twitter feed is the place to be if you're after micro-blogged laughs.
Sample Tweet: "When is "Glee" FINALLY going to do their Insane Clown Posse episode?"
"People keep confusing me for Jason Statham. It's so annoying. Just because two people look alike doesn't mean they're the same person."
"Yes! They're releasing a PG13 cut of The King's Speech! The Best Picture winning version was so raunchy it was hard to soak up the charm"
Typical Retweet: "Random Asshole Of The Day: “@mervakay: @JonahHill Could you like get funnier.. and be worth following? Please?”"
"Random Asshole Of The Day: “@jrickardoo: @JonahHill your not funny and really fat :s” Thanks!"
The Tweeter: @therealzooeyd
where do I begin?
The impossibly quirksome, ultra-adorable actress brings her unique charms to Twitter. If you're not a fan of her on screen, you might not want to follow though.
Sample Tweet: "I wonder if, when I wake up with the same song in my head several days in a row, this is my subconscious' nod to ground hog day?"
"I would like to do a triathlon of playground sports: hula hooping, jump roping and monkey bars. I would crush this event. I mean, CRUSH IT!"
"workin' 5(am) to 9(pm)- that's the dolly parton song adjusted for movie production hours."
Typical Retweet: "@mergerecords: Zooey Deschanel to Play On Winnie the Pooh Soundtrack"
The Tweeter: @FrodoBaggins
Legendary Hobbit from Middle-earth (a.k.a. The One Ring Wonder)
Another fake account from the perspective of Middle Earth's diminutive hero. As well as personal updates, he occasionally retweets Hobbit -related news.
Sample Tweet: "“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door." -J.R.R. Tolkien.....sarcastic response "Really!!! No kidding?""
"My new pickup line "Baggins, Frodo Baggins, a.k.a. The One Ring Wonder""
"I love The Shire in the winter! The night is so bright with all this snow on the ground....wish everyone could see this :)"
Typical Retweet: "@Fair_Legolas: @FrodoBaggins May I request a shoutout?"
The Tweeter: @GhostPanther
Adam McKay is a writer and sometimes directs stuff and works at Gary Sanchez Prod and FOD
It shouldn't come as a shock to discover that the man behind Anchorman , The Other Guys and the Funny or Die website is actually very funny on a daily basis. Follow him immediately.
Sample Tweet: "Was gonna burn a copy of Catcher in the Rye but didn't want a bunch of crazed 9th grade english teachers attacking people."
"I saw some pigs take eggs from birds today and thought "that would be a great vid game" Then someone told me they already made it. Crap."
"I like to loudly ask what my kids want at the drive thru speaker. Then when I pick up order there's just headless dolls in the back seat."
Typical Retweet: Recently, they've frequently had a political edge: "@MixedTapeFilm: @GhostPanther @thinkprogress I keep wondering when we'll get these 'new jobs' the rich are supposed to create now without any taxes."
The Tweeter: @arnettwill
Thanks to Arrested Development , Arnett is another funny tweeter primarily known for his TV work, but he has appeared in a number of movies, including a once-seen-never-forgotten support role in Hot Rod .
Sample Tweet: "Couldn't agree more with Pixies...where IS my mind?"
"Well, I reached my goal of an even 400 tweets. Thanks all, I can now walk away from Twitter with the perfect leave of 400- wait..fuck."
"I know it sounds awful, but I've been known on occasion to chill-lax."
"Totally appropriate to end friendship with someone who uses the expression "Let's do this"."
Typical Retweet: "@NHLShanny: I went for a run this a.m. It was like the running scene from Rocky 1. Not the fun trumpet inspirational good run, the sad lonely piano one."
The Tweeter: @JuddApatow
The man who heralded a mini-comedy revolution by directing The 40-Year-Old Virgin , Knocked Up and Funny People (and producing countless more) can be found bringing the mirth on Twitter. Get following
Sample Tweet: "I think I just found out what a hemoroid is. Gosh I hope that is what it is. Now what???!!!??"
"In Hawaii. Prep for the movie starts Monday. Eye began twitching today. It must be beginning."
"I think I no longer have the young Alec Baldwin look. I am looking like 2006 Alec Baldwin. Headed towards Mel Blanc fast."
"Celeb Apprentice is the King's speech of celebrity apprentice type television programs."
Typical Retweet: "@vaughngoland: @JuddApatow if you need a fat tattooed actor...just let me know. Willing to work for calories and gift cards to wal mart."
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