The Three Stooges movie, directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, was released yesterday. I’ll probably pass on the flick, but found the following Three Stooges facts interesting:
-The Stooges appeared in 10 original feature length movies, more than 200 short films and more than 3,000 personal appearances on behalf of Columbia Studios.
-In 1934, the Three Stooges received their first and only Academy Award nomination (for Best Short Subject) for “Men in Black’’ but failed to come away with the Oscar, losing to a cartoon, “La Cucaracha.’’
-The producers reportedly courted mega box office stars Jim Carrey and Sean Penn to star in the film before settling on relative newcomers: Will Sasso (Curly Howard) Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe Howard) and Sean Hayes (Larry Fine).
The guy from Will and Grace, the guy from MadTV, and the guy from 24? As the Stooges?