Jimmy Hollywood (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jimmy Hollywood (1994)



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Movie Info

Clad in a blonde wig, Joe Pesci stars as the title character, a luckless actor. Unable to make it in the real showbiz world, Jimmy starts fantasizing about fame and fortune. His delusions eventually turn into reality when, through a fluke, Jimmy becomes known to one and all as "Jericho," a Robin Hood-like vigilante. Victoria Abril appears in a supporting role and the film's climax features a number of cameo performances.

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Joe Pesci
as Jimmy Alto
Jason Beghe
as Detective No. 1
John Cothran Jr.
as Detective No. 2
Robert LaSardo
as ATM Robber
Earl Billings
as Police Captain
Rob Weiss
as Himself
Chad McQueen
as Audition Partner
Barry Levinson
as Director in Life Story
Hal Fishman
as Anchorperson
Jerry Dunphy
as Anchorperson
Andrea Kutyas
as Anchorperson
Kerry Kilbride
as Newscaster
Paula Lopez
as Newscaster
Joe Avellar
as Newscaster
Susan Campos
as Newscaster
Claudia Haro
as Newscaster
Audrey Morgan
as Newscaster
Arthel Neville
as Newscaster
Scott Weston
as Newscaster
Richard Kind
as Angry Driver
Marcus Giamatti
as BMW Preppy
Kathy Hartsell
as Beautician
Ralph Tabakin
as Fan in Hospital
Blanche Rubin
as Autograph Woman
as Spanish Fan
Cynthia Steele
as Waitress in Coffee Shop
Helen Brown
as Elderly Woman in Deli
Lou Cutell
as Meyerhoff
Vinny Argiro
as Person in Deli
Andrew Bilgore
as Person in Deli
Lisa Passero
as Person in Deli
Pat Asanti
as Store Owner
Richard McGregor
as Person in Deli
Chuck Zito
as Tough Guy
Chris Stacy
as Car Radio Thief
Joe Kurodo
as Festiva Driver
Robbi Chong
as Casting Secretary
Jodie Markell
as Casting Assistant
Adrian Ricard
as Receptionist
Jill Holden
as Receptionist in Life Story
Reginald Ballard
as Person in Street
Ernie Banks
as Person in Street
Janet Denti
as Person in Street
Cu Ba Nguyen
as Person in Street
Billy Salsberg
as Person in Street
Monica Welton
as Person in Street
Leslie Darwin
as Screaming Lady
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Critic Reviews for Jimmy Hollywood

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

You keep rooting for Jimmy Hollywood, because it has the bittersweet, unexpected flavors of a personal vision. It may not be Hollywood's idea of a socko entertainment, but, unlike many a hit, it follows you home.

February 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Here are characters who might have really amounted to something, and we can see the movie dying right under their feet.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Levinson plays wryly on the way actors, even those without work, live their roles.

April 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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January 2, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An underrated little sleeper

November 5, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

"something of a snooze, for the most part"

July 29, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Jimmy Hollywood

Joe Pesci is one of the most underrated comedic actors in all of Hollywood. The reason is simple, Cousin Vinny aside, he's never really been able to have success on his own. Pesci is usually in huge movies, paired with other big stars, and his rave reviews fall under the supporting actor tag. Jimmy Hollywood is yet another example of Joe Pesci going out on his own and striking out big time, which is quite surprising, when you consider who the Director of the film was. Jimmy Alto (Pesci) is a failing actor in Hollywood, he's done everything he can to make a name for himself, but he never has. One night a down and depressed Jimmy finds that his car has been broken into and it's the last straw. Along with him best friend, William (Christian Slater), Jimmy decides he's going to make a name for himself by cleaning up the streets of L.A., but that doesn't go exactly as planned either. The film is Written/Directed by Barry Levinson, who is usually known for his originality, but in this case, he's got nothing more than a trailer trash rip off of The Green Hornet. The parallels are really uncanny and the originality just isn't there. Even if a film has been done before, if it's good, I can still somewhat enjoy it, but that's another glaring problem with this film, it's not even that funny! Where are Joe Pesci's legendary profanity filled tirades? Where are the classic Home Alone type slapstick moments? Jimmy Hollywood just kind of is what it is, and what it is, is slow, predictable, and done. As a fan of Joe Pesci, I had to see it, but you don't, trust me, you're not missing anything.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

Stick to playing mobsters and not some weak fool.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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