Billy Crystal is something of a Marmite actor for audiences; people either love him or think hes massively annoying, with almost no middle ground between the two. While its true hes made some dodgy work in the past something that could be applied to every actor hes also starred in some of the greatest comedies of all time.
Crystal started his career as a stand-up and writer on TV shows like The Love Boat before working his way up to acting, and while he might not have been the most obvious choice to become a movie star it happened anyway because of his likeable, easy-going charm. This charisma also lead to him hosting the Oscars a record nine times, though even hed admit he probably shouldnt have done it so much.
His CV is something of a mixed bag, filled with beloved classics and movies that wouldnt be shown on airplanes for fear of people walking out. Even his harshest critics would have to admit though that when hes on form, hes one of the best.
With the re-release of When Harry Met Sally this weekend its time to do the retrospective thing and examine the very best and very worst that Billy Crystal has to offer.