Can you believe we were living in a world where Danny DeVito was devoid of concrete and marble devotion? Luckily, the powers-that-be have rectified this unfortunate hiccup and have given the actor what he deserves: a beautiful star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It’s hard to believe DeVito has been making movies since 1970. He may only be five feet tall, but his the impact he has left on Hollywood is larger than most actors can ever hope to achieve.
In 1975, he was approached by director Milos Forman and Michael Douglas about appearing in the film version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), which would star Jack Nicholson in the leading role. With box office success almost guaranteed and a chance for national exposure, Danny agreed to the role.
America was exposed to DeVito. The rest, is history.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – 1975
Taxi – 1978
In the 80’s, DeVito began appearing in more films, extending his acting career and finding himself in very specific character roles. Nothing was taboo for the mean-spirited Jersey native and his abrasive, no-holds-in-your-face attitude caught on quickly.
Romancing The Stone – 1984
Throw Momma From The Train – 1987
Ah, the Schwarzenegger years. ‘Nuf said.
Twins – 1988
Junior – 1994
The 90’s were good to DeVito, exposing the heartless bastard to a new generation. Expanding his repertoire and appearing in children movies was a brilliant move. Not only was his demeanor and attitude perfect for the villain, but that voice… that haunting, grainy, raspy voice now has a life of its own.
Hercules – 1997
And finally… Frank, in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – 2006-present
After watching enough episodes of this show, you’ll be asking yourself, “Is that Danny playing Frank, or has been Frank been playing Danny all of these years?” The world may never know.