Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy action comedy film directed by Jay Roach, the third installment in the Austin Powers film series. It stars Mike Myers in the title role, was co-written by him and Michael McCullers. Myers plays the roles of Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard; the movie co-stars Beyoncé in her theatrical film debut, as well as Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Mindy Sterling and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey, Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Nathan Lane, The Osbournes. In a self-parody of the Austin Powers series, there is a film within the film in the opening. Austin Powers is featured in a bio-pic called Austinpussy directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers, Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous, Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil, Danny DeVito as Mini-Me, John Travolta as Goldmember. Goldmember is a loose parody of the James Bond films Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice incorporating elements of The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun and GoldenEye.
The film grossed $296.6 million at the box office internationally. Dr. Evil plans to travel back in time to 1975 and bring back Johan van der Smut, aka "Goldmember", who developed a cold fusion unit for a tractor beam which Dr. Evil names "Preparation H", he intends to use the tractor beam to pull a meteor into the Earth, striking the polar ice caps and causing a global flood. Moments after this plan is revealed, Austin Powers and the British Secret Service attack the base and arrest Dr. Evil. Austin is knighted for his services, but is disappointed when his father, the famous super-spy Nigel Powers, does not attend the event. Basil Exposition informs Austin that Nigel has been kidnapped, the only clue is that the crew of his yacht have had their genitalia painted gold. Austin visits the imprisoned Dr. Evil. Time-travelling to 1975, Austin infiltrates Goldmember's roller disco club and is reunited with his former lover, FBI agent Foxxy Cleopatra, undercover as a disco singer. With Foxxy's help, Austin is unable to rescue him.
Goldmember takes Nigel through Dr. Evil's time machine into the present day. Foxxy wants revenge on Goldmember for murdering her partner, accompanies Austin in his pursuit. In the present, Dr. Evil and Mini-Me instigate a riot in their prison. A British Intelligence mole named Number 3 informs Austin that Dr. Evil has moved to a new lair near Tokyo. Austin and Foxxy travel to Tokyo and confront Fat Bastard, now a sumo wrestler. Fat Bastard explains that a Japanese business man, Mr. Roboto, is working on a device for Dr. Evil and Goldmember. Austin and Foxxy meet with Mr. Roboto, who pleads ignorance about Nigel's whereabouts. Unconvinced and Foxxy infiltrate Roboto's factory where the command unit for the tractor beam is being loaded in Goldmember's car, Roboto hands Goldmember a golden key needed to activate the beam. Foxxy confronts Goldmember while Austin attempts to free Nigel, but Goldmember escapes with the command unit and flees to Dr. Evil's submarine. Meanwhile, Dr. Evil's son, Scott Evil, has become evil in an attempt to prove himself to his father, to the point that he too is going bald.
Scott presents his father with sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, a request that had gone unfulfilled in the first film. Dr. Evil replaces Mini-Me with Scott as his favored son. Austin and Mini-Me infiltrate the submarine, but Austin is captured. Dr. Evil prepares to activate the tractor beam. Austin prepares to shoot Dr. Evil, when Nigel appears and reveals that Austin and Dr. Evil are both his sons. Dr. Evil tells him that his parents died in a car accident, but Nigel reveals that the explosion came from an assassination attempt and he thought that only Austin survived and didn't know that Dr. Evil survived too until after the two Belgians made him evil. Dr. Evil and Austin embrace, enraging Scott, who flees to pursue his own vengeance, whilst Goldmember commandeers the tractor beam's controls, unzipping his pants to reveal his gold-covered genitals to be a spare key. Goldmember activates the tractor beam, but Austin and Dr. Evil work together to reverse its polarity, destroying the meteor and saving the world.
The heroes arrest Goldmember, who turns to the camera to reveal the entire string of events was adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise as Austin, Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil, Danny DeVito as Mini-Me, John Travolta as Goldmember. Austin, Foxxy, Dr. Evil, Mini-Me and Nigel are in the audience of a Hollywood theater watching the film. Upon exiting the theater they run into Fat Bastard, now thin but with sagging hanging flesh, thanks to the Subway diet; as Austin and Foxxy kiss, in Dr. Evil's Hollywood lair, Scott – now bald, dressed like and laughing in a manner similar to his father – declares he will get his revenge on Austin. Mike Myers as Austin Powers, a British agent. Aaron Himelstein as young Austin PowersMyers's other roles in the film include: Dr. Evil, a Belgian supervillain and Austin Powers’ nemesis and long-lost twin brother. Josh Zuckerman as young Dr. Evil Fat Bastard, a Scottish former Ministry of Defence soldier who now works as a Japanese sumo wrestler. Goldmember, a Dutch supervillain, henchman of the main antagonist of the film.
Beyoncé Knowles as Foxxy Cleopatra, Austin's new sidekick and Goldmember's rival Michael York as Basil Exposition, Austin's boss Eddie Adams as
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 American spy comedy film directed by Jay Roach, the second installment in the Austin Powers film series. It stars franchise co-producer and writer Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard; the film stars Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Elizabeth Hurley. The film's title is a play on the James Bond film The Spy; the film grossed around $312 million in worldwide ticket sales, taking more money during its opening weekend than the entire box office proceeds of its predecessor. It was nominated at the 72nd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Makeup, it is followed by Austin Powers in Goldmember. In 1999, spy Austin Powers enjoys his honeymoon with Vanessa Kensington, she turns out to be a fembot controlled by Austin's nemesis Dr. Evil, she attempts to kill Austin self-destructs. Austin grieves before realizing he is single again and thus can have sex without commitment. A NATO monitoring facility observes the return of Dr. Evil, who confronts his son Scott and starts a coup on The Jerry Springer Show.
At Dr. Evil's Seattle headquarters, Dr. Evil is presented with a one-eighth-size clone of himself, whom he names Mini-Me. Dr. Evil unveils his latest plan: he has developed a time machine to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin's mojo, the source of his sexual appeal. Dr. Evil and Mini-Me meet a younger Number Two and Frau Farbissina. An obese "Scottish Guard", Fat Bastard, extracts Austin's mojo from his frozen body at the Ministry of Defence. British intelligence warns Austin that one of Dr. Evil's agents is after him, during a photo shoot the wanton Ivana Humpalot seduces him, but at the last moment claims he is too sexy to kill, they have sex. The MOD sends Austin to 1969 using a time-travelling Volkswagen New Beetle. Austin arrives at a party in his London pad, with the assistance of CIA agent Felicity Shagwell escapes an assassination attempt by Dr. Evil's operatives. Austin and Felicity are pursued by another of Dr. Evil's henchmen. Before he can divulge its location, Mini-Me shoots him with a dart.
Examining photographs from the crime scene, Austin identifies Fat Bastard as the perpetrator of the theft of his mojo. At Dr. Evil's lair, Fat Bastard arrives with Austin's mojo. Dr. Evil has sex with Frau Farbissina; this results in an awkward situation when Frau reveals she is pregnant before Scott, Dr. Evil's son, arrives through the time portal. Dr. Evil announces his latest plan — to hold the world ransom by threatening to destroy cities using a laser on the Moon. In London and Felicity get to know each other, but when Felicity tries having sex with him, he turns her down because of his lost mojo. Under MOD instructions to implant a homing device into Fat Bastard, Felicity seduces him, allowing her to plant it in his anus. Fat Bastard forces it out of his bowels into a Paddington Station toilet, but a stool sample reveals traces of a vegetable that only grows on one Caribbean island. Austin and Felicity are apprehended, they are put in a cell with a guard, overcome when Felicity exposes her breasts.
Dr. Evil and Mini-Me leave for the Moon to install the laser pursued by Austin and Felicity on Apollo 11. In Dr. Evil's moon base, Austin battles with Mini-Me flushing him into space; as Austin confronts Dr. Evil, Dr. Evil gives him a choice: save the world or Felicity, locked in a chamber with poison gas. Felicity tells Austin to save the world and he succeeds. Before Austin can kill him, Dr. Evil suggests Austin use the time machine to save both Felicity and the world. Austin travels ten minutes into the past, saving the world and Felicity. Dr. Evil initiates the self-destruct mechanism of the moon base and escapes after throwing Austin's mojo into the air. Both Austins fail to catch it and it is destroyed. Felicity points out, they escape through the time portal to 1999. At Austin's Pad, Fat Bastard makes another attempt to assassinate Austin. Felicity and Austin throw a party. In 1969, Dr. Evil vows revenge. On Jerry Springer, Scott learns he is the love child of Frau Farbissina. Austin returns to his pad to discover Felicity with the past Austin, who claims that since he and Austin are the same person, it is not cheating.
There were two variations of the posters. Other posters had named the film as Austin Powers 2. According to the Collins English Dictionary, the use of the word "shag" in the film's title helped to increase the word's acceptability, reducing its shock value and giving it a more jocular, relaxed connotation. Singapore considered a title change to The Spy; the movie's soundtrack contains. The song won a Grammy Award in 2000. Mike Myers appears as Austin Powers in the video, directed by Brett Ratner. Dr. Evil sings a parody of Will Smith's popular 1997 cover of the Grover Washington Jr. classic "Just the Two of Us", referring in this case to his clone Mini-Me. The film's soundtrack had a rating of three stars at AllMusic. "Beautiful Stranger" – Madonna "My Generation" – The Who "Draggin' the Line" – R. E. M. "American Woman" – Lenny Kravitz "Word Up!" – Melanie B "Just the Two of Us" – Dr. Evil "Espionage" – Green Day "T
Michael John Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian and film producer. He is known for his run as a performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, for playing the title roles in the Wayne's World, Austin Powers, Shrek films, he made his directorial debut with the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. He has stepped away from acting for the most part since the third Shrek movie, he had a small role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and a supporting role in Bohemian Rhapsody. Myers was born on May 25, 1963, in Scarborough, a suburban district in the east side of Toronto, Ontario, he is the son of English-born parents Eric Myers, an insurance agent, his wife, Alice E. Myers, an office supervisor and a veteran of the Royal Air Force. Both of his parents were from Liverpool, United Kingdom, he has two older brothers, Paul, an indie rock singer-songwriter and author, Peter, who worked for Sears Canada; the family is of English and Irish ancestry. Myers was raised Protestant.
He holds Canadian, U. S. and British citizenship. Myers grew up in suburban Toronto districts, both North York and Scarborough, where he attended Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute, he graduated from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute in 1982. Myers began performing in commercials at two years old. At the age of ten, he made a commercial for British Columbia Hydro, with Gilda Radner playing his mother. At 12, he made a guest appearance as Ari on the TV series King of Kensington. After graduating from high school, Myers was accepted into The Second City Canadian touring company, he moved to the United Kingdom, where in 1985 he was one of the founding members of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational group based at The Comedy Store in London. The next year, he starred in the British children's TV program Wide Awake Club, parodying the show's normal exuberance with his own "Sound Asleep Club", in partnership with Neil Mullarkey, he returned to Toronto and The Second City in 1986 as a cast member in The Second City's Toronto main stage show, Second City Theatre.
In 1988, he moved from Second City in Toronto to Chicago. In Chicago, he trained and taught at the Improv Olympic. Myers made many appearances, including as Wayne Campbell, on Toronto's Citytv in the early 1980s, on the alternative video show City Limits hosted by Christopher Ward. Myers appeared as Wayne Campbell in the music video for Ward's Canadian hit "Boys and Girls"; the Wayne Campbell character was featured extensively in the 1986 summer series It's Only Rock & Roll, produced by Toronto's Insight Production Company for CBC Television. Wayne appeared both in studio and in a series of location sketches directed and edited by Allan Novak. Myers wrote another sketch, "Kurt and Dieter", co-starring with Second City's Dana Andersen and directed by Novak, which would turn into the popular "Sprockets" sketch on Saturday Night Live. Myers made his film debut when he and Dana Carvey adapted their Wayne's World Saturday Night Live sketches into the feature Wayne's World, it was among the most successful films of the year and was followed in 1993 by Wayne's World 2.
He took a two-year hiatus from performing after the end of his time as an SNL regular. Myers returned to acting with the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, followed by the sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Myers played the villain, as well as other characters, in all three films. One of Myers' rare non-comedic roles came in the film 54, in which he portrayed Steve Rubell, proprietor of New York City's famous 1970s discotheque Studio 54; the film was commercially successful, though Myers received some positive notice. In June 2000, Myers was sued by Universal Pictures for US$3.8 million for backing out of a contract to play Dieter, the SNL character, in a feature film. Myers said he refused to honor the US$20 million contract because he did not want to cheat moviegoers with an unacceptable script—one that he himself had written. Myers countersued, a settlement was reached after several months where Myers agreed to make another film with Universal.
That film was The Cat in the Hat, released in November 2003 and starred Myers as the title character. In 2001, Myers provided the voice of Shrek in the DreamWorks animated film of the same name, having taken over the role after original planned voice actor Chris Farley died in December 1997, he reprised this role in Shrek 4-D in 2003, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, the Christmas special Shrek the Halls. Myers received the MTV Generation Award in June 2007, making him the second Canadian to win the award. In 2008, Myers co-wrote, co-produced, starred in The Love Guru. In 2009, he played the part of British general Ed Fenech, in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. In 2010 Myers returned for Shrek Forever After. Myers returned to onscreen film acting with supporting roles in Bohemian Rhapsody. Myers made a cameo appearance in Britney Spears' music video "Boys" as Austin Powers. In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, he was voted among the top 50 comedy acts by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
Myers is a member of the band Ming Tea along with The Bangles' guitarist and vocalist Susanna Hoffs and musician Matthew Sweet. They performed the songs "BBC" and "Daddy. In 2011 Myers returned to The Comedy Store in London to perform a one-time repris
Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)
The Ministry of Defence is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests and to strengthen international peace and stability. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the MOD does not foresee any short-term conventional military threat; the MOD manages day-to-day running of the armed forces, contingency planning and defence procurement. During the 1920s and 1930s, British civil servants and politicians, looking back at the performance of the state during the First World War, concluded that there was a need for greater co-ordination between the three services that made up the armed forces of the United Kingdom—the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force; the formation of a united ministry of defence was rejected by David Lloyd George's coalition government in 1921.
As rearmament became a concern during the 1930s, Stanley Baldwin created the position of Minister for Co-ordination of Defence. Lord Chatfield held the post until the fall of Neville Chamberlain's government in 1940. Winston Churchill, on forming his government in 1940, created the office of Minister of Defence to exercise ministerial control over the Chiefs of Staff Committee and to co-ordinate defence matters; the post was held by the Prime Minister of the day until Clement Attlee's government introduced the Ministry of Defence Act of 1946. The new ministry was headed by a Minister of Defence; the three existing service Ministers—the First Lord of the Admiralty, the Secretary of State for War and the Secretary of State for Air—remained in direct operational control of their respective services, but ceased to attend Cabinet. From 1946 to 1964 five Departments of State did the work of the modern Ministry of Defence: the Admiralty, the War Office, the Air Ministry, the Ministry of Aviation, an earlier form of the Ministry of Defence.
These departments merged in 1964. The Ministers in the Ministry of Defence are as follows: The Chief of the Defence Staff is the professional head of the British Armed Forces and the most senior uniformed military adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence and the Prime Minister; the CDS is supported by the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff who deputises and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the armed services aspect of the MOD through the Central Staff, working alongside the Permanent Secretary. They are joined by the professional heads of the three British armed services and the Commander of Joint Forces Command. All personnel sit at OF-9 rank in the NATO rank system. Together the Chiefs of Staff form the Chiefs of Staff Committee with responsibility for providing advice on operational military matters and the preparation and conduct of military operations; the current Chiefs of Staff are as follows. Chief of the Defence Staff – General Sir Nick Carter Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff – General Sir Gordon Messenger First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff – Admiral Sir Philip Jones Chief of the General Staff – General Mark Carleton-Smith Chief of the Air Staff – Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier Commander of Joint Forces Command – General Sir Christopher Deverell The Chief of Staff is supported by several other senior military personnel at OF-8 rank.
Chief of Defence People – Lieutenant General Richard Nugee Deputy Chief of Defence Staff – Lieutenant-General Douglas Chalmers Deputy Chief of Defence Staff – Lieutenant-General Mark Poffley Chief of Joint Operations - Vice-Admiral Timothy Fraser Defence Senior Adviser Middle East - Lieutenant-General John LorimerAdditionally, there are a number of Assistant Chiefs of Defence Staff, including the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff and the Defence Services Secretary in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff. Permanent Secretary and other senior officials The Ministers and Chiefs of the Defence Staff are supported by several civilian and professional military advisors; the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Defence is the senior civil servant at the MOD. Their role is to ensure that it operates as a government department and has responsibility for the strategy, reform and the finances of the MOD; the role works with the Chief of the Defence Staff in leading the organisation and supporting Ministers in the conduct of business in the Department across the full range of responsibilities.
Permanent Under-Secretary of State – Stephen Lovegrove Director General Finance – Cat Little Director General Head Office and Commissioning Services – Julie Taylor Director General Nuclear – Julian Kelly Director General Security Policy – Peter Watkins MOD Chief Scientific Adviser – Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte MOD Chief Scientific Adviser – Professor Robin Grimes Lead Non-Executive Board Member – Sir Gerry Gri
Dr. Evil is a fictional character played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series, he is the antagonist of the movies, Austin Powers' nemesis. He is a parody of James Bond villains Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Dr. Evil hatches schemes to terrorize and take over the world, is accompanied by Number 2, an eye-patch wearing goon who fronts his evil corporation Virtucon Industries, his cat Mr. Bigglesworth and his sidekick Mini-Me, a dwarf clone of himself. Myers revived the character for a brief appearance on the December 20, 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live, a show on which Myers had a regular role. During the sketch, Dr. Evil called out both North Korea and Sony Pictures on their spat over The Interview. Myers once again revived the character for a brief appearance on a 2018 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a sketch where Dr. Evil has been fired from President Trump's cabinet, again on Election Day to announce his run for Congress. According to his own account in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, delivered in a group therapy session with his estranged son Scott, Dr. Evil's upbringing went as follows: The details of my life are quite inconsequential...
Well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloé with webbed feet. My father would womanize. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy; the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon... luge lessons... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... When I was insolent I was beaten with reeds -- pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named. There is nothing like a shorn scrotum — it's breathtaking... I suggest you try it. Pre-watershed TV versions skipped the last three lines and replaced it with: When I was 18 I went to evil medical school. At age 25 I took up tap dancing. I wanted to be a quadruple threat: an actor, dancer... In the second film, he went on the Jerry Springer show to talk to Scott.
In the deleted scene Jerry asked him to open up to his son, at first he refused, but started to say bizarre facts about himself. Like how when he "was on a bus he willed himself a menstrual cycle", he "loves toe cleavage", he named his "left testicle Piss and his right testicle Vinegar", he was "the first person to use quotation fingers", he "slept in a horse", he once made a "marzipan voodoo effigy of the Fonz while in a coma after smoking some Bolivian prayer hash at Sammy Davis Jr.'s house", that he's the "Princess of Canada". In the third Austin Powers film, Goldmember, Dr. Evil claims that his adopted mother was the love-slave of the Belgian baker rather than a prostitute. In Goldmember, Nigel Powers reveals that Dr. Evil is Austin Powers' twin brother and that his real name is Douglas Powers, he explains that Douglas and Austin were separated as babies following a car explosion, that he thought that only Austin had survived. Dougie was raised by Belgians, what made him so complex and evil.
Despite claiming his home town is Bruges, situated in the Dutch-speaking Flemish Region of Belgium, he claims to not know how to speak "Freaky-Deaky Dutch", instead speaking French, the main language of southern Belgium. He attended the British Intelligence Academy with Austin, is angered that Austin won the "International Man of Mystery" award, while he, the academy's best student, was overlooked. In the first film, Dr. Evil is an internationally known criminal genius cryogenically frozen in 1967 and reawakened in 1997. Like Austin Powers, he faces challenges in acclimating to the new period, he places his little finger near his mouth when excited or to emphasize a statement. Although expanded upon, this signature move may have been taken from "Number 12 Looks Just Like You," an episode of The Twilight Zone in which Dr. Rex uses the same gesture several times. Although the idiosyncrasy was intended to be a humorous "signature move" for Evil, the only apparent reason for Rex's use of it was to differentiate him from several other characters who were intentionally physically identical to him.
Evil repetitively uses the euphemism frickin'. He uses unnecessary finger quotes around now-familiar technical terms such as "laser"; the scar on his face is a reference to similar scars on early 20th century movie villains such as several portrayed by Erich von Stroheim. This type of scar is a remnant of Mensur fencing, an activity in which European student groups participate. In Goldmember it is revealed that he has a tattoo on his buttocks that reads "E. Diddy" and he claimed to have three testicles. Dr. Evil tends to get angry when he is referred to as "Mr. Evil" and proceeds to say that he "didn't spend six years in evil medical school to be called'Mister', thank you much!" In the Austin Powers films, Mike Myers wore blue colored-contacts for the role of Dr. Evil. Dr. Evil employs a diverse and stereotyp