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Born in the outskirts of Hollywood (Syracuse, New York) in 1962, Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed his first film _Shakes the Clown _in 1991. A dark cult comedy, _Shakes the Clown _ was heralded by the _Boston Globe as the ’_Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies’, and lays claim to such fans as Martin Scorsese and Michael Stipe – in fact, the REM song “Binky the Doormat” was based on a line from Shakes the Clown.
Goldthwait’s next movie _Windy City Heat _appeared in the Cine Vegas Film Festival in 04 and won best film at the Montreal Comedy Festival that year. Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) has called _Windy City Heat _ ‘beyond genius’ and Vice Magazine called it, ‘quite simply the greatest movie of all time.’
Sleeping Dogs Lie _marked Bobcat’s third feature film as a director. Written by Goldthwait, and financed by friends and pawn shops, the movie was shot entirely during a two week hiatus from his job directing _Jimmy Kimmel Live _(2004-2006). It was chosen to compete in Sundance’s 2006 Dramatic competition, and was also in the London, Toronto, and San Sebastian Film Festivals that year. _
Sleeping Dogs Lie _ is Goldthwait’s best reviewed work to date, and was hailed as “earnest and improbably moving” by _Esquire Magazine, _and “demonically funny and surprisingly sweet” by Rolling Stone. Bobcat credits his failure to appear in the film as a good part of its success.
World’s Greatest Dad _stars long time friend Robin Williams, and was again made independently from the studio system (although this time Process and Darko Productions came on board and prevented any pawn shops from having to be involved). Shooting again with a cast made up primarily of close friends, _World’s Greatest Dad _ was completed in fall 2008 and was accepted into 2009’s Sundance festival.
Bobcat has directed for many television shows including _Chappelle’s Show, the Man Show, _and Crank Yankers. As a comic, he had 3 HBO specials and had appeared on the David Letterman show by the time he was 20, and as an actor he appeared in an innumerable slew of movies and was huge in the ’80s, all of which has allowed him to live in an impossibly luxurious rental home in the Los Angeles area.