Actor Rob Schneider has been in the entertainment business since the late 80s. Let’s look at some of the funniest films from the plenty he has starred in.
Rob Schneider is a household name in the movie industry today. His big break came from landing a gig on Saturday Night Live in the late 80s, which ultimately led to a recognition of his talent. Ever since, he has gone on to do voice roles, TV shows, and films.
The actor has mostly specialized in comedy during his career, starring in films alongside the likes of Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. The 56-year-old has starred in countless movies throughout an illustrious career. His first film role came in the 1990 film Martians Go Home.
He has also directed a couple of films and developed/written his own Netflix show called Real Rob. A versatile talent he is, but most of Schneider’s works never fail to bring the comedy. Here are a few of his funniest films to date.
The Animal (2001)
Bumbling Marvin Mange (Rob Schneider) is constantly being disrespected at his desk job at the police station. He aspires to get in on the real action by trying to become a cop but always fails to do so because of his lacking physical strength. He’s going to need animal-like agility and prowess if he wants to get over the hump.
Nevertheless, Mange blatantly tries to prove himself by taking on a robbery case solo but instead gets crushed by a large rock while driving. After an unspecified time, the goofy character wakes up with a jolt of energy and surprising physical abilities after a sketchy life-saving operation was performed on him.
He now has animal-like skills, which include swiftness and strength. With his newfound powers, Mange easily breezes through the police test and becomes a cop along with attracting a potential love interest in Rianna (Colleen Haskell).
On the downside, his animal powers are becoming hilariously uncontrollable and he’s acting like a half-man, half-animal. Will Marvin wholly become an animal and be forced to live with these peculiar abilities forever?
The Hot Chick (2002)
Jessica Spencer (Rachel McAdams) is a popular, self-absorbed teen with not much respect for others. Clive Maxtone (Rob Schneider) is a conniving crook looking to get some dough the sleazy way, through stealing. When the two people meet at a gas station, the teen assumes he is an employee and makes fun of him.
After she departs, Clive comes across one of Jessica’s magical, but cursed earrings. Before they know it, the two completely random people do a body-switch overnight and are appalled at their new identities.
Jessica is now in Clive’s body and vice versa. They must adjust to their new self, but it’s not easy at all. Jessica especially must convince others in her life that she is who she says she is despite it not looking realistic.
Nevertheless, the teen hilariously tries to persuade her friends and boyfriend that it’s her inside a random middle-aged man’s body. Meanwhile, Clive is still resorting to his old tactics of trying to become rich, this time by charming various men as Jessica. The two couldn’t be more different and the teen is going to miss out on big events like prom if she doesn’t fix this mess!
Can she switch to her normal self in time or will this “spell” hold through? This film also stars Matthew Lawrence, Anna Faris, Eric Christian Olsen, Alexandra Holden, Tia Mowry, and Tamera Mowry.
Big Stan (2007)
Working in real estate, the sneaky Stan Minton (Rob Schneider) has been cheating his clients out of their money. This lands him in hot water with the law and he is convicted of a crime, forcing him to go to prison. The miniature man now wants to learn to fend for himself, just so he can prevent from getting beat-up behind bars.
He asks for the expertise of a man dubbed the “Master” (David Carradine), who will now train the inept and inexperienced felon to become swift and competent in martial arts. How fitting that this so-called “master” will teach this man how to become an expert in defense. With his fresh abilities, Minton engages in hilarious courtyard battles all while becoming the man-in-charge known as Big Stan.
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