Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star


The story centers on a small-town nerd who stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and demure parents were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave Northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world.

2012 Razzie Awards Nominations

With three critically-panned movies released by his Happy Madison Productions, 2011 was A Berry Bad Year for Adam Sandler, who now totally dominates the list of contenders for The 32nd Annual Razzie Awards. Sandler has more than doubled Eddie Murphy's old record for the most nominations accrued by an individual in a single year. As an actor, writer and/or producer on Jack and Jill, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star and Just Go with It, the former SNL star has amassed a whopping 11 Razzie nods, dis-honoring last year's Worst Achievements in Film.

Leading the pack for Worst Picture is Sandler's cross-dressing comedy Jack and Jill, which received 12 nods in all (becoming only the 4th film in the Tacky Trophy's history ever to get more dings than the awards have categories). Besides having the inside track to "win" the top award, Jack and Jill is also contending for Sandler as Worst Actor (as male twin Jack) Katie Holmes as Worst Supporting Actress (playing Jack's wife) and former Oscar regular Al Pacino, nabbing his third Razzie nod for playing "himself" as being madly in love with Sandler's female twin. Sandler is also nominated for Worst Actress for playing the role of Jill and, should he "win," and choose to follow in the footsteps of previous "winners" Halle Berry (Catwoman) and Sandra Bullock (All About Steve) Sandler could potentially become the first "winner" who literally has the balls to accept a Worst Actress Razzie.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’ Cast Interviews

Sony Pictures is rolling out its new comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star in theaters this weekend, which follows a young man's unlikely path to adult entertainment stardom. Nick Swardson stars as the title character, who makes a shocking discovery that his parents (Edward Herrmann and Miriam Flynn) were actually porn stars in the 1970s. He leaves his hometown in Iowa and heads to Hollywood, determined he must follow in his parents' footsteps. Our Ryan J. Downey recently sat down with stars Nick Swardson, Stephen Dorff, and Kevin Nealon to discuss this outlandish comedy. Click on the video players below to watch our exclusive interviews with the cast of Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star was released September 9th, 2011.

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Comic-Con 2011 Recap: 158 Exclusive Interviews, 135 Stories, and 308 Videos

It's been one full week since a billion sexy nerds descended upon San Diego for their annual Comic-Con event, which has become the premiere Hollywood launching pad for just about everything in the way of entertainment. This was a strange year, as no one property walked away from the grit, glitz, glamour, and geek sweat of the experience better for showing off its wares to what has become a very bored public.

SDCC 2011 wasn't without incident, though. The scuffles in and around the convention center floor have gotten more intense in recent years. Back when Twilight made its San Diego debut, a young, passionate tweenage girl was hauled away in handcuffs for aggressively picketing the casting choice of Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen. Last year an attendee stabbed another audience member in the eye with a pencil after fighting over a seat. This year's big brouhaha actually involved one of the stars of, quite possibly, the biggest comic book movie making a splash at SDCC 2011.

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SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE: ‘Bucky Larson’ Interviews with Nick Swardson and Stephen Dorff

Sony Pictures brought it's upcoming comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star to San Diego Comic-Con this year, in advance of it's September 9 release date. The movie stars Nick Swardson as the title character, a small-town grocery store bagger who discovers a life-changing secret: his mild-mannered parents were actually porn stars in the 1970s, which sets Bucky on a path to L.A. to discover his destiny. We were able to speak exclusively with Nick Swardson and co-star Stephen Dorff about the movie on the convention floor. Check out our exclusive interview below!

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star was released September 9th, 2011.

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‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’ Trailer

Hollywood is a weird place. Who all of a sudden decided Nick Swardson is a movie star? He is everywhere, with 30 Minutes or Less on the horizon and a lead role in the Adam Sandler produced Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star coming this September. That's not a slam against Nick Swardson, he's a hilarious comedian, but like Zach Galifianakis, he has been around forever, and only now is he catching a bit of that brighter spotlight. Did 2006's Grandma's Boy leave that bad a taste in a lot of people's mouths? Yes, it did. But here, five years later, it is a bonafide, true cult hit. And like a fine wine that has quietly aged out of sight, Hollywood is now ready to jump on the Nick Swardson bandwagon. Are you? Here is the first trailer and poster for the comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which centers on a go-nowhere grocery bagger who discovers that his parents were once porn stars and so decides to follow in their footsteps. It was written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, and Nick Swardson. After this hits, will it be another five years before Nick Swardson is allowed to take the lead in a movie? before Check it out below.

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star was released September 9th, 2011.

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Sony Pictures 2010 Sneak Preview

‘Legion’, ‘The Bounty Hunter’, ‘Salt’ and much more...

Don Johnson Joins ‘Born to Be a Star’

He will portray a mustachioed down-on-his-luck porn director.

Stephen Dorff Is ‘Born to Be a Star’

Adam Sandler wrote the screenplay for this porno/comedy.