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  Wallace Shawn at Hollywood.com
Shawn went on to become a movie fixture of sorts, acting in as many as five films a year by the mid-1980s.
Shawn became a favorite of "Star Trek" fans with his oft-hilarious guest stints as the Ferengi Grand Nagus Zek, the financial kingping of the avaricious aliens and a frequent thorn in the side of Quark (Armin Shimmerman) throughout the series run of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (syndication, 1993-1999).
A child of some privilege--his father, William Shawn, enjoyed a long reign as the editor and publisher of "The New Yorker"--he used his plays to critique the self-serving attitudes of his class and the imperial actions of his country.
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  Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American actor and writer.
Shawn is a widely-used character actor on television, where he has appeared in many genres and series.
Shawn's career spans all aspects of "low" and "high" culture, and his plays, unlike some of his television appearances, are considered very serious (even if they often have comic aspects).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wa/Wallace_Shawn.html   (347 words)

  
  Wallace Shawn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wallace Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American actor and writer.
Shawn's career spans all aspects of low and high culture, and his plays, unlike some of his television appearances, are considered very serious even if they often have comic aspects.
Shawn's political work has invited controversy, as he often presents the audience with several contradictory points of view: in Aunt Dan and Lemon, which Shawn described as a cautionary tale against fascism, the character Lemon explained her neo-Nazi beliefs with such conviction that some critics called the play effectively pro-fascist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wallace_Shawn   (743 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wallace Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A theatrical performer) actor and writer.
Shawn is a widely-used character actor on (A telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points) television, where he has appeared in many genres and series.
Shawn's career spans all aspects of "low" and "high" (A particular society at a particular time and place) culture, and his (A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage) plays, unlike some of his television appearances, are considered very serious (even if they often have comic aspects).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wa/wallace_shawn.htm   (507 words)

  
 Fametracker :: The Fame Audit :: Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn, movie actor, is a straight-down-the-middle character type: the buggy eyes, the fishy lips, the thuffering-thuccotash, sibilant lisp.
Wallace Shawn is best known to most people over thirty as the "Incontheivable!" guy in The Princess Bride, and best known to people under thirty as a teacher from Clueless.
Wallace Shawn is the leading living candidate to play Sylvester in a live action Tweety Bird film.
www.fametracker.com /fame_audit/shawn_wallace.php   (626 words)

  
 "The Secret Life of Wally Shawn" by Don Shewey
Shawn was on the verge of learning to drive a taxi when the director of The Mandrake decided it would be funny for him to act in the play.
Shawn is sitting in the straight-backed chair of his hotel room, one foot propped up against my armchair, his tiny baby hands clasped in his lap.
Shawn agrees a bit nervously, and he points out which picture are of Wallace (Wally's father always called him "Wallace"), which are of Allen, who is five years younger than Wally, and which are of Mary, Allen's twin sister, who was born retarded and has been institutionalized since childhood.
www.donshewey.com /theater_articles/wally_shawn.html   (5587 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn at AllExperts
Shawn attended The Putney School (a liberal arts high school in Putney, VT), and then graduated with a B.A. in history from Harvard University, and studied economics and philosophy at Oxford, where he originally intended to become a diplomat; he also traveled to India as an English teacher.
Shawn's early plays, such as Marie and Bruce (1978), portrayed emotional and sexual conflicts in an absurdist style, with language that was both lyrical and violent.
Shawn's political work has invited controversy, as he often presents the audience with several contradictory points of view: in Aunt Dan and Lemon, which Shawn described as a cautionary tale against fascism, the character Lemon explained her neo-Nazi beliefs with such conviction that some critics called the play effectively pro-fascist.
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 Hypotyposis on a Good Day: A quote about Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn, his father, and his grandfather could be the subject of a trilogy of novels, telling the story of America from the thrusting energy of the self-made man in the first generation to the absorption into the East Coast establishment in the next and finally to the rage, disgust, and disillusionment of the third.
Guilt, not gratitude, is the keynote of Wallace Shawn's reflections on the luxury of his childhood.
Shawn carefully avoids any indication of the age, sex, or nationality of the speaker in the play, and it would be crude to conclude from the fact that he performed it himself in the apartments of his friends that it is straightforwardly autobiographical.
raymondyee.net /blog/archives/000146.html   (656 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Predominately bald, pouty-lipped actor Wallace Shawn was born on 12 November 1943 in New York City.
Shawn has since gone on to appear in several other Woody Allen films, including Radio Days (1987, with Kenneth Mars and Mike Starr), Shadows and Fog (1992, with David Ogden Stiers, Camille Saviola, Kurtwood Smith, Kenneth Mars, and Richard Riehle), and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001, with David Ogden Stiers and John Schuck).
Shawn is also well-known for "playing" himself in the bold and unique 1981 film My Dinner with Andre, in which Shawn and his long-time friend, theater director Andre Gregory, discuss their life experiences and philosophical views during a meal in a restaurant.
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 The New Republic : Shawn with the wind: the 'New Yorker' follies. (Wallace Shawn) @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The New Republic : Shawn with the wind: the 'New Yorker' follies.
Shawn with the wind: the 'New Yorker' follies.
Shawn's statute and longevity, are petulant yet condescending.
static.elibrary.com /t/thenewrepublic/february091987/shawnwiththewindthenewyorkerfollieswallaceshawn/index.html   (240 words)

  
 Last Planet Theatre - REVIEW - Wallace Shawn Festival
In them the primary relationship is not between characters but between the play and the audience, with the play operating less as a sparkling symposium than as a loaded gun.
Their static purgatory, just this side of hopelessness, is Shawn country, which for all its cruelty and uncertainty has flashes of absurd, redemptive wit.
It represents Shawn's most direct statement about the need for human connection, for radical changes in things as they are.
www.lastplanettheatre.com /productions/reviews/wallaceshawn/review1.html   (738 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn - Biography - AOL Music
Shawn was born in New York City on November 12, 1943.
His father was William Shawn, an editor at The New Yorker, and Wallace went on to study at Harvard (where he received a B.A. in history) and Oxford (where he majored in history and philosophy).
In 1980, Shawn and Gregory collaborated with filmmaker Louis Malle on My Dinner with Andre, an unusual and engaging film based on a performance piece by Shawn and Gregory in which the two friends discussed their philosophies and very different life journeys for close to two hours.
music.aol.com /artist/wallace-shawn/316529/biography   (409 words)

  
 Shawn "Thunder" Wallace - Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shawn "Thunder" Wallace is part of a new generation of musicians.
Although often referred to as a musician's musician, Shawn "Thunder" Wallace is a crowd pleasing performer enormously skilled in classical music and equally comfortable with traditional and contemporary jazz and Christian music.
SHAWN "THUNDER" WALLACE, an enormously gifted music performer, composer and arranger began studying Classical and Jazz music with his father at age six and composing at seven.
www.stagecoachbbq.com /thunderbio.htm   (613 words)

  
 NOW. Arts & Culture. Wallace Shawn | PBS
NOW gets the thoughtful perspective of actor and playwright Wallace Shawn on an America living with violence and the individual responsibility of Americans for their government's actions in the world.
Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn is currently appearing on the New York stage in David Rabe's HURLY BURLY.
Shawn's accomplished literary career began early — he is the son of William Shawn and Cecille Lyon Shawn who both worked at THE NEW YORKER.
www.pbs.org /now/arts/shawn.html   (457 words)

  
 New York State Writers Institute - Wallace Shawn Sunday Gazette Article
I had grown up watching Wallace Shawn in the movies, and his voice is one of the most distinctive in all of Hollywood.
According to Shawn, most people assume that actors would prefer to act in the theater than in a film, but he feels differently.
Shawn, who graduated from Harvard University and then studied economics and philosophy at Oxford, has lived a life of the arts since he was a child.
www.albany.edu /writers-inst/gaz_shawn_wallace.html   (1067 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He is also an accomplished voice actor, appearing especially in animation (including Toy Story and Toy Story 2 where he played "Rex the Green Dinosaur") and commercials.
He is the son of William Shawn, longtime editor of The New Yorker, and journalist.
In late 2004 Shawn published the one-issue-only progressive political magazine Final Edition (http://www.sevenstories.com/Book/index.cfm?GCOI=58322100960730) which features interviews with and articles by Jonathan Schell, Noam Chomsky, Mark Strand, and.
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Shawn later adapted the play into a widely praised feature film, again starring Nichols and Richardson, for director David Hare.
Wallace Shawn's play The Designated Mourner is in part a lament for the death of serious cultural criticism and intellectual community.
He is the son of William Shawn, longtime editor of The New Yorker, and journalist Cecille Lyon Shawn; his brother Allen is a composer.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/wallace-shawn.html   (505 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn's curmudgeonly voice is so familiar from his roles in Manhattan, ThePrincess Bride, and My Dinner with Andre that hearing it on my phone immediately makes me laugh.
At age 40, Shawn's growing consciousness of social injustice led him to write plays that challenge the status quo yet maintain his disarming, nervous wit.
Shawn's works — from Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever and Mourner — have all been critiqued in the new book by W.D. King, Writing Wrongs: The Work of Wallace Shawn (Temple University Press).
citypaper.net /articles/061997/article001.shtml   (905 words)

  
 Wallace Shawn - The Fever - Book
Knowing Wallace Shawn as an actor I figure a flurry of humorous and bizarre moments would sustain my attention, because of his distinct personality, whether they were called for or not.
What Shawn's done is rather like what Peter Singer did in a recent essay in the NYTimes - he has taken the one of the hoariest of moral problems -- distributive injustice -- and breathed new life into it.
Both Singer and Shawn seem to accomplish this by returning to a rather simple, almost naive approach to the guilt of affluence and tranquillity in a world of scarcity and terror.
bookcomplex.com /0822203987.html   (390 words)

  
 CBC Arts: PEN honours Wallace Shawn
NEW YORK - The writers organization PEN announced on Monday that Wallace Shawn is the recipient of a career-achievement award from the group.
Shawn was honoured for his work as a playwright.
Shawn will be given a rare first edition of dramatic literature as a token of PEN's appreciation for his body of plays.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/05/09/Arts/shawn050509.html   (277 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The speaker wonders how he and his friends could be "decorating their lives and their world as if they were having a permanent party" while citizens in countries under totalitarian rule are being tortured and killed, yet he is unable to shake the contempt he feels for the impoverished.
At the end of this pointless book, Shawn states that the considerable efforts of concerned parents, artists and politicians "do not change the life of the poor," a conclusion that the narrator conveniently employs to alleviate his guilt long enough to allow him a decent night's rest.
Shawn is one of those actors we always recognize but rarely can name.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0374154678   (324 words)

  
 Final Edition, Seven Stories Press
Final Edition is a one-issue-only political magazine written by people who are aesthetes and literary writers and edited by Wallace Shawn, who seriously believes that part of our national problem is that the people who run the country have a crude and minimal imaginative life and are too little acquainted with the quartets of Beethoven.
“Before the Election—Fragments from a Diary 2004” by Wallace Shawn The diarist broods on the analogy between the addiction to pornography and nationalistic obsessions, and he wonders whether a collection of people who vote in a kind of sleepwalking ignorance can ever be called a democracy.
Wallace Shawn Interviews Noam Chomsky For those with no acquaintance with Chomsky, this could make a wonderful introduction, while offering surprising insights to those who know him well.
www.sevenstories.com /Book/index.cfm?GCOI=58322100960730   (384 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Wallace Shawn
Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general.
The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and fl colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil).
William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Wallace-Shawn   (2005 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Fever: Music: Wallace Shawn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wallace Shawn, best known for his comedic roles such as the neurotic dinosaur in Toy Story, the lovelorn teacher in Clueless, the squeaky-voiced villain in The Princess Bride, and one of two characters in My Dinner with Andre, is also a noted playwright.
Shawn insists that we have to recognize that "sympathy for the poor does not change the life of the poor" and that "believing fervently in gradual change does not change the life of the poor," but where does his narrator take that knowledge?
Shawn continues to offer up stunning, diverse work, whether it be writing the brutal The Designated Mourner or providing the voice of everyone's favorite neurotic plastic dinosaur in the Toy Story films.
www.amazon.com /Fever-Wallace-Shawn/dp/B000FJA9PW   (2681 words)

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