Notable for being one of his rare dramatic performances, Myers’ Steve Rubell turned heads when Mark Christopher’s “54” came out in 1998. Steve is the owner of New York’s notorious drug club, Studio 54. In this film, audiences follow the rise and fall of Manhattan’s notorious hot spot for the rich and famous, through the eyes of impressive young employee Shane (Ryan Phillippe). Released by Miramax, the film also stars Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek and Breckin Meyer – marking an apparent departure for Myers, who starred in the series. super hit “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” A year ago.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics (“54 appears less than “Boogie Nights” -lite,” says Empire in 1999), and then received a directorial cut that changed several key elements, one of the few commendable aspects Christopher’s “54” is a performance by Myers. One minute, Rubell is funny and mischievous. Other times, he’s sleazy, lascivious, and manipulative. Myers presents all these conflicting aspects of a complicated character to us coated with his relatable humor and familiar grin.
At first, it seemed like Rubell was one of the “Saturday Night Live” star’s larger-than-life comedy character creations. However, as soon as you are alone with him – as in Rubbell’s sinister meeting with bartender Greg (Meyer) – the ugly reality of his performance sinks in, and you fall to Earth.
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