Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party
Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005)

The documentary Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party stars the well-respected character actor as a camera crew follow him around on his birthday, He shares numerous stories about his adventures in Hollywood, and relates a number of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 10, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Bourne

Think of Stephen as a softer, rounder, more existentially content Spalding Gray, or the film as a My Dinner with Andre in a pullover sweater and sensible shoes.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

According to Brinkmann, Tobolowsky is the greatest storyteller he's ever heard, and after watching this film, that statement is hard to dispute.

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Collin Souter

Tobolowski is so skilled and effortless, he proves that while everyone has a story to tell, not everyone can tell a great story.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews does seem entirely likely that even those who've never heard of [Tobolowsky] will inevitably find themselves won over by the actor's warm, irresistibly inviting persona.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

As possibly the most recognizable character actor of our generation, Stephen Tobolowsky has given us a gift for his birthday. It's a window into his bizarre, unglamorous life.

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Scott Weinberg

The kind of party I'd like to attend is the one hosted by Mr. Stephen Tobolowsky - a laid back and quietly classy affair filled with fine wine and lots of great anecdotes.

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Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal

a brilliant, insightful, and hysterical look at one of our great talents.

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Christopher Null

surprisingly, shockingly, enthralling

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The late Spalding Gray may have no equal living today to recreate the energy and beauty of his monologues, but Stephen Tobolowsky in this film comes close.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Stephen Tobolowsky is a prolific character actor who can be very recognizable to many, easily characterized as the bald man with glasses. He has almost 200… More