What went wrong with Pauly Shore's movie career
Roughly 25 years ago, Pauly Shore was on top of the world. Son of Mitzi Shore—the owner of Hollywood's legendary Comedy Store—and stand-up comic Sammy Shore, who opened for the likes of Elvis Presley back in the day, Shore used his breakout gig as an MTV VJ as a launchpad into multimedia superstardom. In a few short years, Pauly Shore became a global sensation.
It's safe to say that, for the first half of the '90s, Shore was everywhere. From big hits like Encino Man to his sold-out live stand-up shows to the number of comedy albums he put out, he was impossible to avoid. But something happened on the way to lasting stardom. Almost as quickly as he rose to fame, his celebrity status plummeted, and Shore went from big-screen superstar to C-List personality. What exactly happened? Let's take a trip down memory lane to revisit Pauly Shore's movie career and explore what went wrong along the way.