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The Marshall list

Update : 13 Nov 2016, 07:25 PM
Writer, producer and actor Garry Marshall unfortunately passed away this past July, but left behind one of the more influential legacies in cinema history. We take a look at a list of the must watch movies by Garry Marshall. His significant contribution to Hollywood will never go unnoticed, as regular moviegoers continue to use some very memorable movie quotes and iconic scenes.The Odd Couple (1971)Marshall started showing his directorial talents back in the early 70s with a popular American television show that he co-created with Jerry Belson. The show is about two men, a new freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences. The comedy pair gave way to more brilliant work from Marshall. He went to direct episodes of other popular TV shows, like Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley and many others.Beaches (1988)Starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, Marshall had his first popular feature film. This film revolves around a privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer, who share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.collagePretty Woman (1990)Arguably his best work, with an “R” rating, Marshall made Julia Roberts “The American Darling” after her performance as a beautiful prostitute who is approached by a man who finds himself in a legal yet hurtful business, in need of an escort for social events. This may not have been a huge critical hit, but the average moviegoer might know this film of Marshall’s over any other. The film also stars the handsome and dashing Richard Gere.Runaway Bride (1999)Nine years later, Marshall tried to bring back the popular on-screen pair in another romantic comedy. Even though it wasn’t as good as Pretty Woman, the film remains as one of his more entertaining on-screen affairs. This film starts off simple, then leads to a more complicated situation. A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiancés at the altar. The Princess Diaries (2001)At the turn of the century, Marshall had a gem on his hands, launching the career of now established Anne Hathaway. With the ever-so-graceful Julie Andrews as a co-star, the film was very popular after its release, and Marshall stuck to his familiar elements in filmmaking. Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) finds out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael in tow, she tried to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.Three years later, Marshall would go on to make the sequel to the Anne Hathaway starrer in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. In 2010 and 2011, he went back to back with ensemble casts on national holidays in his films Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. His final directorial project was 2016’s Mother’s Day.
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