Anderson raised money for the film by cleaning cages in a pet store. Diggler enjoyed popularity from 1977 to 1980, with his Brock Landers series winning him several awards and admiration from several people across the country. He put baking soda in a plastic bag and offered to sell it to Jackson for $5,000, and a drug-high and scantily-clad Jackson invited them to stay a while at the mansion.  Anderson's father, Ernie Anderson, narrated the film and Robert Ridgely, a friend of Anderson's father, played the role of Jack Horner. Diggler, who was desperate, came back to Horner and begged him for his forgiveness and help, and Horner hugged him and decided to help him recover. Dirk Diggler (Michael Stein) was born as Steven Samuel Adams on April 15, 1961 outside of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Boogie Nights ist ein US-amerikanisches Filmdrama von Paul Thomas Anderson aus dem Jahre 1997. John Curtis Holmes (1944-1988), besser bekannt als John C.… The film is an expansion of Anderson's mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story (1988), and stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heather Graham.  Being influenced by This is Spinal Tap at the time, he decided to do a mockumentary and used the John Holmes documentary, Exhausted, as a model for the film, even taking some dialogue almost word-for-word. Eddie Adams (1960-), better known by his porn name Dirk Diggler, was an American adult film star during the late 1970s and 1980s. Diggler meets his friend, Reed Rothchild (Eddie Delcore), through Horner in 1979, while working on a film. The hits and publicity lead to fame and money, which lead Diggler to the world of drugs. After the breakup, Diggler tries to make a film himself, but it is never completed. https://historica.fandom.com/wiki/Dirk_Diggler?oldid=245703. , The film was shot in 1987 using a video camera and steadicam provided by Anderson's father (Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson). Horner offered Diggler a job, and Diggler eventually accepted as a result of his mother throwing a tantrum against Diggler for coming home late. It was there that he met Horner, and he left home to become a star in Horner's films. Als Vorlage für Boogie Nights diente auch die Mockumentary "The Dirk Diggler Story" von Paul Thomas Anderson aus dem Jahr 1988. Gezeigt wird die pornografische Filmszene der späten 1970er und Anfang der 1980er Jahre.  Two actors had roles in both films; in Boogie Nights, Robert Ridgely played The Colonel, a pornography financier, and Michael Stein had a cameo appearance as a stereo store customer. Born in Torrance, California, Diggler worked at a San Fernando Valley nightclub frequented by Jack Horner and other porn industry people for a month in 1977. The character was modeled on American porn actor John Holmes. Mit einer ganz ähnlichen Geschichte kommt er jetzt ins Kino. Diggler has critical and box office hits which lead him to stardom. Having failed and with no work, Diggler returns to the porn industry, taking roles in low-budget homosexual films to help support his habit. On July 17, 1981, during a film shoot, Diggler dies of a drug overdose. His parents are a construction worker and a boutique shop owner who attend church every Sunday.  Anderson called his friend Michael Stein, telling him to come over for a production meeting, and told Stein his idea: "John Holmes". ", The film was Anderson's first real production having experimented with what he called "standard fare". However, they were forced to flee as Parker shot the drug dealer's guard and rushed towards Jackson's bedroom, where he was shot dead by Jackson with a shotgun. Amber and Dirk in their first film in 1977. It follows the rise and fall of Dirk Diggler, a well-endowed male porn star. Adams took the bus to Reseda in the San Fernando Valley to work at Maurice Rodriguez's nightclub, and he worked in the back room. In late 1983, Diggler and Rothchild were convinced by their friend Todd Parker, a stripper at Party Boys, to accompany him to the mansion of drug dealer Rahad Jackson, where Parker planned to rip Jackson off. The Dirk Diggler Story is a 1988 mockumentary short film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Der Film ist eine Adaption von Andersons eigenem Kurzfilm The Dirk Diggler Story aus dem Jahre 1988. With the amount of money Diggler is making, he is able to support both his and Rothchild's addictions. , The Dirk Diggler Story was expanded into Anderson's 1997 breakout film Boogie Nights with a number of scenes appearing almost verbatim in both films. Eddie Adams (1960-), better known by his porn name Dirk Diggler, was an American adult film star during the late 1970s and 1980s. Diggler won several adult entertainment awards, and he became one of the most famous pornstars of the late 1970s, winning the admiration of people across America. It follows the rise and fall of Dirk Diggler, a well-endowed male porn star.  Stein showed Anderson some video of his friend Eddie Dalcour, who was a professional body builder, which Anderson loved and cast him in the role of Reed Rothchild. Diggler would struggle with a cocaine addiction and egomania in the early 1980s, leading to his fall from fame, and he failed to make a music career with his friend Reed Rothchild. Diggler sped off in his orange sports car as Rothchild fled on foot, barely escaping the shooting. Weil er „untenrum“ offenbar ziemlich gut ausgestattet ist, heuert er in der Porno-Industrie an und macht dort auch schnell Karriere, allerdings unter dem Künstlernamen Dirk Diggler. Auf dem gefälschten Ausweis, mit dem die Karriere von Viktor Steiner (David Kross) als Immobilienbetrüger ihren Lauf nimmt, steht Dirk Diggler – eine … Horner had him have sex with Rollergirl on the couch in front of him, and he decided that Diggler had potential. The film was later expanded into Anderson's 1997 film Boogie Nights. Hollywood liebt Lebensläufe wie den von Schauspieler Mark Wahlberg: Erst saß er im Knast, dann wurde er ein Star. Diggler would continue to make many films, and he rose in fame, having top billing in pornographic movie theaters. The film was later expanded into Anderson's 1997 film Boogie Nights. Horner slowly introduces Diggler to the business until Diggler becomes noticeable within the industry. He then attempts a music career, which is successful, but leads him deeper into drugs because of the amount of money he is making. It was there that he met Horner, and he left home to become a star in Horner's films. Diggler would be forced to resort to male prostitution to make money, being paid by people to masturbate in front of them. Looking for a career as a male model, Diggler drops out of school at age 16 and leaves home. Born in Torrance, California, Diggler worked at a San Fernando Valley nightclub frequented by Jack Horner and other porn industry people for a month in 1977. Die Figur des Dirk Diggler beruht auf dem realen Pornodarsteller John Holmes.  According to Anderson, the film drew admiring laughs when it was shown at a University of Southern California film festival. Diggler returned to his old character of Brock Landers for a scene with Amber Waves, and he would enjoy more success in the 1980s. Diggler would become very rich and live a luxurious lifestyle, but he would abuse cocaine and later have erectile dysfunction as a result of his drug use.  Anderson conceived the film when he was 17 years old and a senior at Montclair College Preparatory School. Rothchild and Diggler were on edge the whole time, as Jackson's Chinese friend Cosmo constantly set off firecrackers (sounding like gunshots), they saw a brawny guard hide a gun in his shirt, and they insisted on leaving before Jackson would discover that the coke was fake. The character was modeled on American porn actor John Holmes. Diggler was introduced to several porn industry people at one of Horner's parties, becoming best friends with fellow actor Reed Rothchild. Gezeigt wird die pornografische Filmszene der späten 1970er und Anfang der 1980er Jahre. Diggler's films also included Spanish Pantalones, during which he spoke with a Spanish accent, and the Brock Landers series, an action-themed porno series which saw Diggler play a James Bond-like character, with Rothchild playing his sidekick "Chest Rockwell". Historica Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. In 1984, he sobered up and returned to adult entertainment, and he would make a comeback. Jack Horner (Robert Ridgely) discovers Diggler at a falafel stand. Dirk and Rothchild, helped by cameraman Scotty J, attempted to pursue a rock career with the new wave song "You've Got the Touch", but the two of them squandered their money on drugs and failed to make a demo tape for a recording studio. Regisseur Paul Thomas Anderson nahm sich die Geschichte des echten Dirk Diggler an um sie filmisch auf die Leinwand zu bringen, der wahre Diggler war „John Holmes“ der 1988 an AIDS verstarb. The advertisement for "Spanish Pantalones".  Some scenes were shot at a motel. Diggler's first film was with leading lady Amber Waves, and Horner believed that it was a wonderful film. The two of them were shocked when Parker demanded that Jackson give him the safe hidden under his bed, and they attempted to convince him to give up.  The main differences between The Dirk Diggler Story and Boogie Nights are the mockumentary versus narratives styles in the former and latter films, respectively; Diggler's stint in gay porn in the first film versus his prostitution in the second; and Diggler's dying from an overdose in the first film versus his happy return to his former roles and lifestyle in the second. He then stars in a TV show which is a failure, both critically and commercially. The film ends with a quotation from Diggler: "All I ever wanted was a cool '78 'Vette and a house in the country. Diggler had sex with porn starlet "Rollergirl" in the back room of the nightclub to audition, and he later headed to Horner's mansion. The Dirk Diggler Story is a 1988 mockumentary short film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Eddie Adams was born in Torrance, California in 1960, and he dropped out of high school due to poor grades, angering his alcoholic mother. Als Vorlage für Boogie Nights diente auch die Mockumentary „The Dirk Diggler …  Anderson edited the film using two VCRs. , "FILM; The Innocent Approach to an Adult Opus", "The Minor Works of Paul Thomas Anderson", "Transcript: Paul Thomas Anderson 12/16/99", "The Secret History of Paul Thomas Anderson", "Director's talent makes 'Boogie' fever infectious", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Dirk_Diggler_Story&oldid=951189872, Films with screenplays by Paul Thomas Anderson, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Michael Stein - Steven Samuel Adams (Dirk Diggler), This page was last edited on 15 April 2020, at 23:12. Diggler becomes a prominent model and begins appearing in pornographic films. Diggler made extra money by charging people $10 to see his abnormally large penis or $15 to watch him masturbate, and he eventually met porn director Jack Horner at the nightclub. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. After Johnny Doe was hired by Horner as a new leading man in 1983, Dirk argued with Horner and was fired. Diggler overcame his egomania and his drug addiction, and he would return to the porn business in 1984, although the Golden Age of Porn had ended.  Anderson worked from a shot list and wanted the actors to be serious since the characters took their work seriously. On one occasion, he was beaten up by multiple people in a parking lot after they accused him of being gay.  Stein loved the idea and was cast to play the role of Dirk Diggler; he selected his own wardrobe. The drugs eventually cause a breakup between Diggler and Horner since Diggler is having issues with his performance on set.