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Bike used in 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' is up for sale on eBay

Bike used in 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' is up for sale on eBay

OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- One of the iconic bikes used to film "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" is up for sale on eBay.
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Banks, Reubens join musical cast

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Banks and Paul Reubens have joined the star-studded cast of the upcoming satire "Frank or Francis," The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Spike TV to honor Paul 'Pee-wee Herman' Reubens

Spike TV to honor Paul 'Pee-wee Herman' Reubens

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Spike TV says it will honor Paul Reubens with its Visionary Award at this weekend's SCREAM Awards 2011 at California's Universal Studios.
HBO to air 'Pee-wee Herman Show'

HBO to air 'Pee-wee Herman Show'

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- HBO is taping a performance of "The Pee-wee Herman Show" on Broadway with plans to air it next year, The Wrap reported.

Reubens maintains innocence in 1991 arrest

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Paul Reubens says he is innocent of the indecent exposure charge filed against him in Florida 19 years ago that derailed his career as a child entertainer.
Apatow working on Pee-wee Herman movie

Apatow working on Pee-wee Herman movie

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. screenwriter, director and producer Judd Apatow is developing a big-screen vehicle for comedy icon Pee-wee Herman, Variety said.

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AFI honors Arquette family

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute Wednesday honored Hollywood's Arquette family with its AFI Associates Platinum Circle Award at a star-studded gala in Los Angeles.
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Actor Paul Reubens, a cast member in the political satire horror motion picture "The Tripper", carries a prop ax as he arrives for the film's premiere at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on April 11, 2007. Patricia Arquette stars in the NBC television drama series "Medium". (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld; August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the 1970s and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. In 1982, Reubens put up a show about a character he had been developing during the last few years. The show was called The Pee-wee Herman Show and it ran for five sellout months with HBO producing a successful special with it. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and for the next decade Reubens would be completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. In 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by the then unknown Tim Burton, was a financial success and, despite receiving mixed reviews, it developed into a cult film. Big Top Pee-wee, 1988's sequel, was less successful than its predecessor. Between 1986 and 1990, Reubens starred as Pee-wee in the CBS Saturday-morning children's program Pee-wee's Playhouse.

In July 1991, after deciding to take a few years' sabbatical from Pee-wee, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater in Sarasota, Florida. The arrest set off a chain reaction of national media attention that changed the general public's view of Reubens and Pee-wee. The arrest postponed Reubens's engagement in big projects until 1999, when he appeared in the big-budget Mystery Men and Blow and started giving interviews as himself rather than as Pee-wee.

Since 2006, Reubens has been making cameos and guest appearances in numerous projects, such as Reno 911!, 30 Rock, Dirt, and Pushing Daisies. Since the 1990s, he has worked on two possible Pee-wee films—one dark and adult, dubbed The Pee-wee Herman Story, and one a family-friendly epic adventure called Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Movie.

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