Be So Good, They Can’t Ignore You

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“Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

Steve Martin (1945 – present) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, playwright, and musician. He started his career on TV as a writer for the show “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”, winning him an Emmy in 1969. Soon after, he started performing as a stand-up comedian in comedy bars where he was discovered and eventually invited in TV shows like “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”. It launched his career as a comedian and actors, landing him roles in comedy films like “The Pink Panther” and “The Jerk.”

He has received several awards and nominations not only as an actor but also as a writer and musician. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the short film he wrote entitled “The Absent-Minded Waiter.” In the 1980’s he won several Best Actor awards for his performance in “All of Me.” Several recognitions came later but the latest was in 2013 at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards where he received an honorary Oscar. He has also made a name for himself in the music industry for his original banjo compositions. His album “The Crow” in 2009 was a huge success, earning him Grammy Award for Bluegrass Album of the Year.

Albert Einstein once said, “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” Steve martin is a fine example of a man truly dedicated to his craft. To quote him: “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”

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