Fact: Mike Myers returned to his roots at U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (05Dec15) to help his fellow countryman Ryan Gosling embrace the Christmas traditions of their native Canada. The Wayne's World star made a surprise appearance during Ryan's opening monologue after he pretended to hail from New York City, where the show is based. The actors then showed off their musical skills by singing all about the festive season in Canada.
Quote: "I'm Canadian, I'm American and I'm English... I'm an international man of mystery!" Funnyman Mike Myers owns three passports.
Quote: "He has a weird accent. I'm from Toronto - I have a Canadian accent - and my wife's from Boston, but we live in New York City. He has this weird accent." Mike Myers is baffled by his three-year-old son Spike's odd twang.
Quote: "Me and my wife Kelly hate Sundays - I'm not even kidding - and we wanted to turn it around and make it a good thing." Comedian Mike Myers explains the inspiration behind his newborn daughter Sunday's weekend name.
Fact: Actors Mike Myers, Gerard Butler and Will Ferrell have joined the all-star Soccer Aid match. The charity soccer game, to be captained by Robbie Williams and Michael Sheen, will take place in Manchester, England on 27 May (12).
Quote: "When my unbelievable explosion of success happened, my mom sent me tube socks for Christmas. I laughed for 25 minutes... She told me, 'Well, I just figured that with all that's going on, you might just forget to buy them.'" Mike Myers' eccentric mum, Bunny, makes him laugh.
Quote: "This Shrek experience...has been quality from start to finish. I will miss the character." Comedian Mike Myers laments the end of lovable animated ogre SHREK after completing the fourth and final movie in the franchise, SHREK FOREVER AFTER.
Fact: Stars including Mike Myers, Joan Jett and Alan Cumming took to the runway in New York on Monday night (05Apr10) to don kilts as part of Sean Connery's annual charity fashion show. The event raised money for good causes including the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Erskine Hospital of Scotland.
Quote: "If we had not won it would have been a national day of mourning in Canada... It was like moon-landing numbers for watching it in Canada - 76 per cent of the population watched it." Canadian hockey fan Mike Myers on the nation's big Winter Olympics win.
Quote: "I started about a year ago and I find that I paint chefs... I am obsessed with painting (Kentucky Fried Chicken figurehead) Colonel Sanders." Funnyman Mike Myers on his new-found love for art.
Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow, THE Beastie Boys, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Mike Myers, Liv Tyler and Ellen Page are among a host of celebrities auctioning custom-designed lunchboxes to raise money for the hungry. The online auction runs Friday (12Dec08) through Thursday (18Dec08) on cmarket.com to benefit the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund, which provides lunches to impoverished schoolchildren in South Africa.
Quote: "I'm actually very shy. I am of English heritage, and I was unprepared for anything in life involving emotions." Comedic actor Mike Myers insists he's not an extrovert.
Quote: "He's like the most talented person I've ever met. I hope he goes for the laughs even more now that he's done this. Besides, I don't think that singing thing is really working for him." Mike Myers thinks his THE LOVE GURU co-star Justin Timberlake should concentrate on comedy.
Quote: "My father shaped his own reality. My house looked like it came from Liverpool. So on the outside it was Canada, but once you crossed the threshold, it looked like Liverpool; there were pictures of the Queen, memorabilia from England. It was English food, English television shows. The furniture looked English, it smelled English." Comedian Mike Myers' Canadian home was transformed by his father, who was a native of Liverpool, England.
Quote: "My father held a grudge against the Hawaiians because they murdered Captain Cook in the 1700s. So you couldn't have a pineapple in the house." Funnyman Mike Myers on his dad's eccentricity during his youth.
Quote: "I like my spare time. I like to play hockey, I like to paint, I play the ukulele, I watch the military channel. I'm a sexy, sexy man." Comedian Mike Myers is confident others find him attractive.
Fact: Funnyman Mike Myers will host the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in California on 1 June (08). It will be the second time the Austin Powers star has turned presenter for the ceremony - he hosted the 1997 show too.
Quote: I hate Christmas shopping. I hate wearing snow boots and then halfway through the four or five hours of shopping, you get sweaty feet." Mike Myers on the worst thing about the holidays.
Fact: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas have lent their voices to their Shrek characters for a TV Christmas spin-off, SHREK THE HALLS, set to air in the U.S. on 28 November (07).
Fact: Shrek stars Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Rupert Everett and Antonio Banderas delighted young fans when they took time out from promotions for the latest installment of the green ogre-featuring movie series to visit sick children in London's Great Ormond Street children's hospital yesterday afternoon (10Jun07).
Quote: "I hope they would have their father's legs and my sense of humour." Cameron Diaz jokes about how her children with comedian Mike Myers would turn out. Diaz and Myers voice a pregnant Fiona and the dad-to-be green ogre in new sequel Shrek The Third.
Quote: "Jeffrey's bought a planet somewhere. I'm staying real close to Jeffrey, man. I wanna be on that rocket." Mike Myers believes Shrek studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg has a plan to escape the end of the world.
Fact: Funnyman Mike Myers is getting serious about his politics - he'll host a Hollywood fundraiser for US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on 30 May (07).
Fact: Funnyman Mike Myers will make his video directing debut after signing up to take charge of the promo for pal MARK MCADAM's new single ALWAYS ALMOST.