The comedy Austin Powers International Man of Mystery is a fun look at the spy game. James Bond is the true international spy but there is room for Austin Powers. The story is about Powers and his counterpart Dr. Evil being frozen in the 1960s. Dr. Evil shows up in the present so the world leaders have to unfreeze Powers. Upon his thaw, Powers gets right to work to protect the world, although the world has changed.
Mike Myers plays the highly charismatic spy. Elizabeth Hurley plays Vanessa Kensington, Powers' guide through his new world. She winds up being Powers love interest, as do most women in all of those spy movies. Mike Myers plays Dr. Evil as well as the hero. Evil's gang includes his son, played by Seth Green, Number Two, played by Robert Wagner, and Frau Farbissina, played by Mindy Sterling. The team tries to take over the world, but Powers is sent in to stop them as only a spy from the 1960s can do.
It was goofy as all hell, but there was a charm to the "Austin Powers" trilogy (okay, maybe just the first two movies) that made them wildly entertaining. Sure, the franchise's many catchphrases have been run into the ground, but who takes the blame for that, the movie or the people who still thought it was funny to say "YEAH baby!" ten years later? Well, those quote-mongers have something to jump about today as Mike Myers has officially signed on to do "Austin Powers 4."
Actor Mike Myers really is a man of mystery.
Page Six is reporting that the “Shrek” creator married his longtime girlfriend, Kelly Tisdale, five months ago in a private ceremony.
Myers’ rep confirmed the “beautiful” event took place in New York City where the 47-year-old actor and his lady reside.
Tisdale and Myers relationship became public knowledge in 2006, just after Myers broke off his 12-year marriage to Robin Ruzan.