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Zach Galifianakis (born Zacharius Knight Galifianakis, 1.10.1969)

Zach Galifianakis is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his TV and film appearances, including his own Comedy Central Presents. After starting off as an underground comedian, Zach's career hit the mainstream after he appeared in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy movies, The Hangover and Due Date.

Zach Galifianakis: Childhood

Zach Galifianakis was born to Mary Francis and Harry Galifianakis, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. His mother ran a community arts centre and his father was a heating oil vendor. Zach was raised as Greek Orthodox; his father's faith. He attended Wilkes Central High School, then North Carolina State University, majoring in communication.

Zach Galifianakis: Career

Zach Galifianakis' TV career began in 1996, when he played the role of the stoner, Billy, in Boston Common. After this, he started work as a writer on Saturday Night Live, but only lasted for two weeks.

He went on to land a number of roles in films such as Out Cold, Corky Romano, Bubble Boy with Jake Gyllenhaal and Heartbreakers, with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta and Sigourney Weaver.

In September 2001, Galifianakis' episode of Comedy Central Presents was aired, featuring an a capella group singing 'Eternal Flame' by The Bangles. The following year, Galifianakis became a talk show host, with Late World with Zach. His next TV role came when he landed the role of the coroner Davis in Tru Calling. The series also featured Eliza Dushku and Jason Priestley. Galifianakis has also appeared a number of times on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Zach Galifianakis then starred in Dog Bites Man, a spoof news show, as Alan Finger. He also appeared on an episode of The Sarah Silverman Program.

2006 saw Galifianakis feature in Fiona Apple's music video, for the song 'Not About Love', lip-synching the lyrics to the song. The following year, Kanye West asked him and Will Oldham to do the same for his song 'Can't Tell Me Nothing.

On the comedy website Funny or Diem Zach Galifianakis has a series of videos entitled 'Between Two Ferns', in which he interviews a number of celebrities, including Charlize Theron, Michael Cera, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell and Bruce Willis.

In 2009, Zach Galifianakis starred in the hit comedy movie The Hangover, along with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Heather Graham. Following his role in The Hangover, Galifianakis appeared in the Oscar-nominated Up in the Air, which starred George Clooney. Having only lasted for two weeks as a writer on Saturday Night Live, Galifianakis then went on to host an episode of the show.

2010 saw Zach Galifianakis appear in a number of films, including Dinner for Schmucks, with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, It's Kind of a Funny Story and Due Date, with Robert Downey Jr. It was also announced that he would star in the sequel to The Hangover.

Zach Galifianakis: Personal Life

Zach Galifianakis is dating Quinn Lundberg, the co-founder of the charity, Growing Voices.



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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Yells At Zach Galifianakis During Comedy Show


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The hip-hop mogul stunned the studio audience watching The Chris Gethard Show when he made full use of a so-called "Diddy Door", designed specifically for the star.

Host Gethard installed the funny feature in a bid to convince Diddy to feature on the show, and The Office comedian even sent the rapper a special key so that only he could unlock the set entrance.

Gethard's dreams came true on Wednesday when Diddy burst onto the set via his own door, appearing in a puff of smoke.

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The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer


As ever, Batman is busy protecting his beloved Gotham city and The Joker is up to his usual tricks causing chaos for our hero. 

As The Joker's rule over the city strengthens, Batman realises that he must loosen up slightly and be open to teaming up with some equally skilled heroes. Following on from the first Lego movie, this film centres on Batman's character. The Lego Batman Movie will see many of the characters from the first movie make reappearances.

The Lego Batman Movie will be released in US cinemas from February 2017 and will see Will Arnett will voice Batman and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.

Los Angeles Premiere Of FX's 'Baskets' - Arrivals

Zach Galifianakis - Los Angeles premiere of FX's 'Baskets' held at Pacific Design Center - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 14th January 2016

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Rosario Dawson Will Voice Batgirl In ‘The Lego Batman Movie’


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The Lego Batman Movie has found its Batgirl! Rosario Dawson will be voicing Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Police Commissioner Gordon, who later fights crime under the pseudonym Batgirl.

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Read More: Michael Cera Reuniting With His Arrested Development Co-Star, Will Arnett, In Lego Batman.

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Zach Galifianakis 'wanted To Play The Joker In Lego Batman'


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Zach Galifianakis is being lined up to voice the part of The Joker in the 'Lego Batman' movie.

The 45-year-old comedian - who starred in the award-winning 'Birdman' last year - is in the final stage of negotiations to voice the part of the villain in the much-discussed new movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Assuming he is confirmed in the role, Galifianakis will be joined by Will Arnett, who is reprising the role of the Caped Crusader, and Michael Cera, who was recently cast in the role of Robin.

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Zach Galifianakis To Take On Joker In Lego Batman


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The Hangover star will voice the villain opposite Will Arnett, who is reprising his role as the Caped Crusader from the 2014 blockbuster.

Galifianakis is no stranger to the animated world - his voice can be heard in Puss in Boots, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers and American Dad.

Galifianakis and Arnett will be joined by Michael Cera in the new film. Cera will play Batman's sidekick, Robin.

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Jon Hamm Joins Zach Galifianakis For Surprise Set At Bonnaroo


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The former Mad Men star was a special guest at the Tennessee festival's annual SuperJam, a late night concert in which artists perform classic covers.

Saturday night's theme was 80s Throwback SuperJam, and Hamm and Galifianakis kicked off the event by leading the crowd with a rousing rendition of the 1985 USA For Africa charity single, We Are The World, which famously featured a star-studded roster of celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper.

Earlier in the day, Hamm also surprised fans during Galifianakis' stand-up comedy set, where The Hangover star played a dog and Hamm portrayed his owner, feeding him special treats.

Example Poses With Son For Magazine Shoot


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The hip-hop star, real name Elliot Gleave, welcomed a little boy named Evander with his Australian model wife Erin MCNaught in December (14), and he has now shown off the tot in a spread for Britain's FHM magazine.

In the article, titled a Man's Guide to Fatherhood, Example is pictured holding his son in a sling wearing matching sunglasses, in a set-up reminiscent of Zach Galifianakis' scenes in the 2009 Hollywood comedy.

The rapper also gives advice to other dads, saying, "My wife, Erin, and I did these anti-natal classes, where people teach you health and safety and how to wash a baby and all that. When Van was born, we asked each other if we remembered anything at all from all that. It had all disappeared from our minds.

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A Week In Movies: The Longest Ride Premieres In L.A., Lost River Hits London, And Pee-Wee Films In California. New Trailers Arrive For D Train, Survivor, Masterminds And Amy


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Rising-star hunk Scott Eastwood hit the red carpet in Los Angeles this week for the premiere of his new movie The Longest Ride, a romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Sparks was on-hand as well, along with costars Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Melissa Benoist and director George Tillman Jr.

Scott Eastwood - The Longest Ride premiere

More: View the full set of pictures from The Longest Ride premiere here

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Masterminds Trailer


David is a night guard for a company that sells armoured vehicles (known as Loomis Fargo & Company) in North Carolina; and he's not exactly what you'd call a genius. Desperate for a lifestyle away from his routine, low paid job, he sets up a massive heist; intending to break into a vault containing millions of dollars with his co-conspirators Kelly and Steve. They manage to make off with more than $17 million, making it one of the largest bank heists in American history (technically so, as most of the money belonged to the bank). Initially, the police have no leads and David hopes that using the money for something good will redeem him in the eyes of God. The FBI has other ideas when it becomes clear whose behind the robbery.

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The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Outside Arrivals

Zach Galifianakis - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Birdman Review


Excellent

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious exploration of celebrity, art and commerce. And the clever casting of Michael Keaton adds another layer of meaning to the whole film, which is shot as one long wildly entertaining single take and pointedly subtitled "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance". Blackly hilarious and darkly emotional, this is an exploration of how show business can push a person to the brink of madness. And maybe knock them over the edge.

Keaton stars as Riggan, once a top movie star known for his three Birdman blockbusters. But he hasn't done anything notable since, and is now trying to reboot his career by directing, adapting and starring in a Broadway play based on a Raymond Chandler story. The problem is that no one will let him escape from the iconic superhero character he's best known for, least of all Birdman himself, who mentally haunts and taunts Riggan at every turn. Meanwhile in the theatre, Riggan locks horns with costar Mike (Edward Nortan), a controlling show-off brought in at the request of lead actress Lesley (Naomi Watts). As opening night approaches, Riggan and his producer-friend Jake (Zach Galifianakis) are also struggling with the demands of high-maintenance costar Laura (Andrea Riseborough), plus distractions from Riggan's daughter-assistant (Emma Stone) and ex-wife (Amy Ryan).

Inarritu and ace cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki tell this story as if it's one continuous snaky shot with the camera following Riggan through the maze-like backstage corridors, into the theatre and out into nearby Times Square streets. The virtuoso filmmaking is simply breathtaking, and it works perfectly because all of the characters are packed with pungent details and fully developed inner lives. The actors find all kinds of quirks that are both hilarious and darkly thoughtful, creating jagged interaction as they cross paths with each other, sparring riotously for attention. Every scene bristles with startling revelations and barbed jabs at the Hollywood system.

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Zach Galifianakis Leaves A Hotel In New York

Zach Galifianakis - Zach Galifianakis leaves a hotel in New York - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th October 2014

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52nd New York Film Festival

Zach Galifianakis - A variety of A-list Hollywood stars attended the 52nd New York Film Festival held in Manhattan, New York, United States - Sunday 12th October 2014

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Premiere Of 'The Hangover Part III'

Zach Galifianakis - Premiere of 'The Hangover Part III' - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Tuesday 28th May 2013

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Zach Galifianakis

Date of birth

1st October, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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Zach Galifianakis Movies

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer

As ever, Batman is busy protecting his beloved Gotham city and The Joker is up...

Masterminds Trailer

Masterminds Trailer

David is a night guard for a company that sells armoured vehicles (known as Loomis...

Birdman Movie Review

Birdman Movie Review

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu continues to reject traditional narrative structures with this whizzy, ambitious...

Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

Birdman - Exclusive Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of 'Birdman' discuss the visionary filming techniques behind the movie in...

Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thomas (Michael Keeton) is faced with a serious problem. In an attempt to make...

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Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book...

Birdman Trailer

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero,...

Are You Here Trailer

Are You Here Trailer

Steve Dallas may have a high-flying career as a TV weather man, but it hasn't...

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets...

The Hangover Part III Movie Review

The Hangover Part III Movie Review

For the final instalment of the trilogy, filmmaker Todd Phillips takes a sharp left turn,...

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