If you haven't heard of Rob Schneider, let's just say his name won't be called at the Academy Awards anytime soon. The Saturday Night Live alumnus - who turns 53 today - has appeared in some of the most schlocky comedies to come out of Hollywood over the last three decades. And he has three films with a perfect 0% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer - including the "lazily offensive" western parody The Ridiculous 6 (2015).
But not all of Schneider's 30+ film credits are duds. The Grown Ups star actually has two hits. The earliest was his third theatrical outing - the 1993 sci-fi action flick Demolition Man, which has a 64 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you forgot that he was in it, you're not the only one. Schneider wasn't credited for his role as Erwin - a law enforcer who provided a bit of comic relief between scenes of Sylvester Stallone fighting Wesley Snipes.
But he did get credit for playing a TV producer in Muppets from Space (1999), which has a 63 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, that probably has more to do with Jim Henson's lovable puppets than the actor who gave us the catchphrase "making copies."
Since then, all of his movies have been panned by critics. So we're still waiting for Schneider's first hit of this century. Scratch that, millennium. But who knows. Maybe he and frequent collaborator Adam Sandler will join up for a buddy drama that will make Midnight Cowboy look like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.