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Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1983 Comedy movie starring Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner et al.
Carl Reiner is the son of a watchmaker, Reiner was born in The Bronx, New York. He started work as a machinist's helper when he was 16. About the same time he began studying drama and soon landed the role of a second tenor in a jazz version of "The Merry Widow." These early experiences later provided the basis for his novel Enter Laughin'.
Carl Reiner is the director and a co-writer of "The Man With Two Brains," reprising his duties from the last Steve Martin film, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid". He also directed Martin's first feature "The Jerk."
Kathleen Turner said of the role: "After 'Body Heat' I got a lot of offers but none of the films were good enough. I wanted this part because it's a comedy and because the character was so outrageous. I thought if I was very brave I could do some extraordinary things with it. It wasn' t a run-of-the mill, token female role."
Contributed by: Sanjeev
One actor that had a bit part in this film was James Cromwell. In this movie he plays the owner of a cottage that Steve Martin's character rented in order to hide his new lady brain. Check out his clothes in his brief scene, looks kind of silly. He was the farmer in 'Babe' and also appeared on TV in Barney Miller.
At the end of the movie, the credits state: "Merv Griffin did not turn himself in and is at large. If you have any information as to his whereabouts, call your local theatre manager."
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