Mike Myers 55th Birthday: His Best 10 Movies Ranked

Yeah baby! May 25 marks Mike Myers' 55th birthday, famous for characters such as Austin Powers and Wayne Campbell. But there's more to this man than just impressions.

Myers was a child actor, starring in commercials from the age of two. But his rise to fame came from his time on Saturday Night Live between 1989 to 1995. It was here that he took on the role of Wayne Campbell in comedy sketches, which then resulted in two Wayne's World movies.

Following this stint, Myers co-created the band Ming Tea, taking on the persona of Austin Powers. It was this that inspired the film franchise, resulting in three movies. However, it has been reported that Myers stole the character of Dr. Evil, who he plays in the film series, from his Wayne's World co-star Dana Carvey, according to Hollywood Reporter. He also provided the lead voice in the Shrek franchise, spanning four films.

Myers has also taken on directorships, making Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon in 2013. It is reported Myers is also working on a new comedy series for Netflix, according to Variety.

He holds citizenship in Canada, U.S. and the U.K. He has also been awarded The Order of Canada, the second highest honor after The Order of Merit.

In celebration of Myers' contribution to the entertainment industry and his birthday, Newsweek has analyzed data from review aggregation websites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic to identify Myers' top 10 movies of all time.

10. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Score: 56 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 56 percent / Metacritic: No score

Plot: A commitment-phobic poet falls for meat counter attendant, only for his friends and family to suspect she's a husband killer.

Also starring: Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia and Amanda Plummer.

What critics said: "A tres hip slice of life about the dilemma of marital commitment with just a pinch of Hitchcock providing the cutting edge," Variety.

9. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Score: 60 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 54 percent / Metacritic: 6.7

Plot: A film filled with daddy issues, 70s diva music, hair loss and a twist-ending.

Also starring: Beyoncé Knowles, Michael Caine and Seth Green.

What critics said: "It's an ode to indecent joy," Slate.

8. Shrek Forever After (2010)

Score: 61 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 58 percent / Metacritic: 6.4

Plot: The last film in the saga, Shrek must fight for his future after making a bargain with Rumpelstiltskin.

Also starring: Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderez.

What critics said: "An entertaining conclusion to the franchise—one that parents should happily endure. But let's hope that's all, folks," Time Out.

7. Wayne's World 2 (1993)

Score: 64 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 61 percent / Metacritic: 6.7

Plot: This sequel focuses on the comedy pair of Wayne and Garth trying to create festival Waynestock, while fending off a music executive off Wayne's girlfriend.

Also starring: Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken and Tia Carrere.

What critics said: "Carvey is such a lovable doofus and Myers such a well-intentioned naif that it's hard to get down on them, especially considering that the heirs to their niche in pop iconography are Beavis and Butt-head," Washington Post.

6. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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Score: 69 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 51 percent / Metacritic: 8.7

Plot: Powers' has his mojo stolen by Dr. Evil and must travel back to the swingin' 60s to retrieve it.

Also starring: Heather Graham, Rob Low and Michael York.

What critics said: "Against all odds, Myers's wacky step-and-repeat characters remain enduringly entertaining," The Ringer.

5. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Score: 70 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 61 percent / Metacritic: 7.8

Plot: Showing the rise of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen.

Also starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee.

What critics said: "As for Freddie Mercury, is this his real life? Is this just fantasy - not sure that really matters either. When Malek's strutting like a peacock, this movie is a decently amusing escape from reality," NPR.

4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Score: 79 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 70 percent / Metacritic: 8.7

Plot: An English fashion photographer in the 60s by day and by night a crime-fighting secret agent will stop at nothing to take down criminal mastermind, Dr. Evil.

Also starring: Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York and Seth Green.

What critics said: "A loving paean to Bond, Flint, Helm and their ilk (as well as a myriad of outlandish villains), the film knows its turf and only missteps when it ventures into more contemporary territory," Variety.

3. Wayne's World (1992)

Score: 83 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 84 percent / Metacritic: 8.2

Plot: Originally a skit on Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World is about two teenage dudes who host a public access TV show.

Also starring: Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe and Tia Carrere.

What critics said: "Hollywood surely accepts the movie's message: laughter is the least expensive therapy. And audiences may happily parrot another Wayneism to Myers: 'He shoots! He scores!'" TIME Magazine.

2. Shrek (2001)

Score: 88 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 88 percent / Metacritic: 8.8

Plot: Orge meets Donkey, Orge meets Princess, and the world is introduced to the legend known as Shrek.

Also starring: Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow.

What critics said: "Shrek is alive, and with dark, sly and absolutely hilarious irreverence lampooning every once-sacred characteristic of the nursery kingdom," London Evening Standard.

1. Shrek 2 (2004)

Score: 89 / 100

Rotten Tomatoes: 89 percent / Metacritic: 8.8

Plot: Shrek faces his greatest challenge yet; meeting the in-laws.

Also starring: Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Bandarez.

What critics said: "The movie is obvious, but consistently entertaining and animated in DreamWorks's "realistic" digitized style," New Yorker.

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