Monday Movie Report: Comedian, Actor Jerry Lewis Dies At 91

Comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, known for movies such as “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy,” died Sunday at the age of 91.

According to Variety, Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas in the morning hours.

In total, the Internet Movie Database shows that Lewis had 74 acting credits to his name, along with 20 writing credits and 23 directing credits. In his career, he earned a Golden Globe nomination, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Additionally, he received the Primetime Emmy Governor’s Award in 2005.

Outside of entertainment, Lewis raised $2.5 billion for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through an annual Labor Day telethon that he made an end-of-summer ritual for decades until 2011, Variety reports.

In 2009, he received the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Jean Hersholt Award for his charitable work, according to Variety. Variety also noted that his footprints were added to those of other well-known entertainers at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 2014.

His final starring role took place in 2013 as a jazz pianist who recently became a widower in the film “Max Rose.” The film, Variety reports, was written and directed by Daniel Noah.

Star power from Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson was enough for “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office this past weekend. The buddy comedy earned roughly $21.6 million, well ahead of the second place spot held by the horror “Annabelle: Creation.” In third place, meanwhile, was the other new release, “Logan Lucky.”

The full top five was:
1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $21,600,000
2. Annabelle: Creation – $15,500,000
3. Logan Lucky – $8,050,182
4. Dunkirk – $6,700,000
5. The Nut Job 2 – $5,113,278

Opening this weekend, meanwhile, is the drama “All Saints,” the Bruce Lee inspired action flick “Birth of the Dragon” and the animated picture “Leap.”

For the small screen, recent and new releases for home video are:

  • Alien Covenant, ATMR Rating: 1.9 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, ATMR Rating: 4.8 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%
  • Everything, Everything, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 44%
  • How to be a Latin Lover, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 38%
  • The Wall, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 69%