Today is Steve Martin’s 70th birth­day! He is an incred­i­ble and intel­li­gent man who can literally–I mean figuratively–do any­thing. He’s a tal­ent­ed actor, play­wright, come­di­an, writer, and musi­cian. He taught him­self to play the ban­jo at a young age, had his first child at 67, and is an ardent col­lec­tor of fine art. He has writ­ten many screen­plays, such as The Jerk and Rox­an­ne, and three excel­lent fic­tion nov­els and novel­las: Shop­girl, The Plea­sure of My Com­pa­ny, and An Object of Beau­ty (avail­able at Kards!). Just this year he won an AFI Life­time Achieve­ment Award and was induct­ed into the Amer­i­can Ban­jo Muse­um Hall of Fame. So, why not cel­e­brate the day he was born with some of his blue­grass music, All of Me (arguably one of his best films), his com­e­dy, or one of his nov­els? Or, cre­ate a drink named after him (A “steve martin(i)” per­haps? No, not that Steve Mar­tini.) to toast his exis­tence, if you’re into that sort of thing. For now, I’ll leave you with a clip from one of my favorite Steve Mar­t­in movies:

Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels (1988)


So, what do you think?