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Actor Mike Myers makes first public appearance in a year at AFI awards




The international man of mystery is back.

“Austin Powers” star Mike Myers made a rare public appearance Saturday at the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala.

The outing marked the first time the famous actor has attended an event in over a year.

Mike Myers at the AFI Awards in 2024.
Mike Myers made a rare public appearance at the AFI Awards on Saturday night. FilmMagic
Mike Myers at the AFI Awards in 2024.
The actor — who sported a gray buzz cut — looked dapper in a tux. Getty Images for AFI

The “Shrek” star, 60, was sporting a gray buzz cut, a far different look than his shaggy brown hair he kept throughout his Hollywood career.

He looked dapper in a tux for the lavish affair where Nicole Kidman was being honored.

Video showed Myers stopping to take pictures with fans on his way into Dolby Theatre on Saturday night.

Mike Myers at the AFI Awards in 2024.
Myers came onstage wearing a mask during the gala. Getty Images
Mike Myers at the AFI Awards in 2024.
He dramatically removed it to reveal himself. Getty Images for Warner Bros. Discovery
Mike Myers at the AFI Awards in 2024.
He then gave a speech at the event, which honored Nicole Kidman. Getty Images

Myers wore a mask onstage before taking it off to reveal himself and making a speech at the gala.

The actor has been out of the spotlight for a few years now, with his last on-screen role in David O. Russell’s 2022 film, “Amsterdam.”

That same year, the “Love Guru” actor created and starred in the Netflix series “The Pentaverate.”

Mike Myers in his last 2023 appearance in April.
This is Myers’ first appearance in a year. Getty Images
Mike Myers posing at the Golden Globes in 2019.
The short, gray hair was a stark contrast from his shaggy brown hair he had throughout his career. Getty Images

There were rumors he was working on a fourth installment of his most famous franchise “Austin Powers,” but there have been no updates.

“I can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of such a project, should it exist or not exist. [That’s a] non-confirmed confirmation confirmation,” he said on “The Jess Cagle Show” in May 2022.

Myers shares his low profile life with wife Kelly Tisdale, 47, and their three children: Spike, 12, Sunday, 10, and Paulina, 8.

Mike Myers making a funny face in 1993.
Myers got his start on “Saturday Night Live” in the late ’80s. Redferns
Mike Myers as Austin Powers.
His most well-known franchise is “Austin Powers.” Getty Images

The actor met the artist back in 2006 and quietly tied the knot in 2010.

While doing press for “Amsterdam,” Myers told People his kids weren’t impressed with his Hollywood career.

“They’re remarkably unexcited about anything [I do],” he joked, “You know, which is great.”

Mike Myers hugging his wife Kelly Tisdale.
In recent years, the “Shrek” star has lived a quiet life with his wife Kelly Tisdale. Getty Images for DCP
Mike Myers holding hands with his wife Kelly Tisdale.
The couple, who wed in 2010, share three children. WireImage

While Myers flew solo on Saturday night, Kidman brought many family members to see her take the prestigious lifetime achievement award.

Along with her husband, Keith Urban, the “Big Little Lies” actress brought her teen daughters, Sunday and Faith.

They were also joined by Kidman’s sister, Antonia, and the actress’ niece Sybella Hawley.