To have never heard of Pee-wee Herman would make you quite an ignoramus (I know you are, but what am I?) Yet, not as many people know about Paul Reubens, who co-created and has portrayed the legendary man-child since the late 1970s. Well, audiences will soon be given a proper introduction to the actor and comedian in a two-part documentary chronicling his life and career for HBO.
The recently announced documentary, which Uncut Gems directors Josh and Benny Safdie are producing, is still in its developmental stages, so I would not expect to see it pop up on your calendar for 2021 movie premiere dates, let alone on HBO’s 2021 TV schedule either. However, until it is released, you can get to know the real Pee-wee Herman better by revisiting (or finally discovering) a few of Paul Reubens’ other more notable roles from both the big and small screen, starting with a small part in a big movie.