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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (21-Dec-2007)

Director: Jake Kasdan

Writers: Judd Apatow; Jake Kasdan

Keywords: Comedy

Musical mockumentary follows an unlikely everyman's transformation into an industry legend.

ABSTRACT
Standing as a parody of the biopic genre in general, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story centers on its titular character, a rock'n'roll legend (and amalgam of real-life industry figures running the gamut from Buddy Holly to Elvis Presley and Brian Wilson) born in the backwater town of Springberry, Alabama in 1946 who overcomes a panoply of ridiculous obstacles like a tough upbringing, changing musical tastes in modern American society, and a vaunted libido on his way to becoming a timeless giant of his genre.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Raymond J. Barry
Actor
14-Mar-1939   Arlo Givens on Justified
Matt Besser
Actor
22-Sep-1967   Upright Citizens Brigade
Jackson Browne
Singer/Songwriter
9-Oct-1948   Running on Empty
John Ennis
Comic
6-May-1964   Mr. Show with Bob and David
Jenna Fischer
Actor
7-Mar-1974   Pam Beesly on The Office
Ghostface Killah
Rapper
9-May-1970   Wu-Tang Clan
Simon Helberg
Actor
9-Dec-1980   Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory
Ed Helms
Comic
24-Jan-1974   The Daily Show
Rance Howard
Actor
17-Nov-1928   Father of Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Jewel
Singer/Songwriter
23-May-1974   Who will save her soul
David Krumholtz
Actor
15-May-1978   Charlie Eppes on Numb3rs
Lyle Lovett
Country Musician
1-Nov-1957   The Road to Ensenada
Jane Lynch
Actor
14-Jul-1960   Cheerleading coach on Glee
Margo Martindale
Actor
18-Jul-1951   Rita Perkins-Hall on A Gifted Man
Jack McBrayer
Actor
27-May-1973   30 Rock
Tim Meadows
Comic
5-Feb-1961   Saturday Night Live
Frankie Muñiz
Actor
5-Dec-1985   Malcolm in the Middle
Chris Parnell
Actor
5-Feb-1967   Saturday Night Live
Harold Ramis
Comic
21-Nov-1944 24-Feb-2014 Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters
John C. Reilly
Actor
24-May-1965   Boogie Nights
Ian Roberts
Actor
29-Jul-1965   Upright Citizens Brigade
Eddie Vedder
Singer
23-Dec-1964   Lead singer, Pearl Jam
Jack White
Musician
9-Jul-1975   Frontman for The White Stripes
Kristen Wiig
Actor
22-Aug-1973   Saturday Night Live
Otis Williams
Singer
30-Oct-1939   Founder of The Temptations
Odette Yustman
Actor
10-May-1985   Cloverfield

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