Richard Ayoade

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Richard Ayoade
Richard Ayoade
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June 12, 1977
Birth Name:
Richard Ellef Ayoade
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations.
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Some Facts
Starred in many stand up comedy shows.
Of Norwegian-Nigerian parentage.
Close friends with the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner. He has directed 3 of their music videos. Alex did the soundtrack music for Ayoade's film, Submarine.
His surname is pronounced "eye-oh-WA-dee".
Was a member of Cambridge Footlights, a contemporary of David Mitchell, Robert Webb and Matthew Holness.
Personal Quotes
My parents didn't go to university and weren't brought up in England. They hadn't heard of any other universities other than 'Cambridge' or 'Oxford.'
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No. I really don't think I'm cool. I'm not.
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A lot of comedies are based on the reaction shot. You have one person doing something stupid and one person is generally the straight man, and the laughs generally come on the reaction of the straight man to the funny thing the other person has done.
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I'm not sure I'd hire myself in anything. I certainly couldn't be an actor. That would be terrible. For everyone.
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As in, I think 'Badlands' is one of the funniest films of all time: 'Every day I wish I was carried off to a magical land, but that never happened' is one of the funniest lines in any film.
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Filmography
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2014
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