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Jay Roach Mike Myers Will Ferrell

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

2 May, 1997

In this pastiche of James Bond films directed by Jay Roach, Myers stars as Austin Powers and as his arch-villain, Dr. Evil. Myers also wrote the script for the film in about three weeks after spouting the hero’s trademark catchphrases to his wife. Myers says Roach encouraged the cast to go off-script: “About 30 to 40 percent is improv.”

Fellow SNL star Ferrell appears in a small role as Mustafa, Dr. Evil’s Moroccan (and resilient) henchman.

Austin Powers 1: International Man of Mystery – Official Trailer [1997]