Smashing, Baby! An Oral History of “Austin Powers” (1997)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was a loving send-up of the British spy movies of the 60s and 70s that Mike Myers grew up watching. He was at the height of his comedic powers and although the movie made money from almost from the beginning, it wasn’t a smashing success in the theaters. The movie benefited greatly from DVD sales and being shown on heavy rotation on cable TV and by the end of the century its innumerable catch phrases were part of the popular lexicon. The Hollywood Reporter gathers the principals for an insightful and hilarious oral history.

‘Austin Powers’ at 20: Mike Myers, Jay Roach, More Spill Secrets in Shagadelic Oral History

HollywoodReporter.com, 4.27.17

The “Wayne’s World” Rocking Tribute to “Bohemian Rhapsody”

It’s one of the true “rock out” scenes in American film: five white boys headbanging to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a tiny car. Mike Myers insisted on the song choice, and the rest is history.

The Oral History of the ‘Wayne’s World’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Scene

RollingStone.com, 11.30.15