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Pauly Shore says he was ‘up all night crying’ after Richard Simmons said he did not approve biopic

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Pauly Shore revealed he was “up all night crying” after Richard Simmons shared his disapproval of the biopic the comedian was starring in.

The “Encino Man” star, 56, took to Instagram on Friday, telling the fitness guru that he’s the “perfect” guy to play him on the big screen.

“You guys, I was up all night crying regarding Richard Simmons’ tweet. Richard, how do you not approve of this movie? I mean, really, who’s better to play you in a movie than ME?” Shore wrote.

Pauly Shore in 2000.
Pauly Shore said he was “up all night crying” after Richard Simmons shared his disapproval of him starring in his biopic. Getty Images
Pauly Shore Instagram screenshot
“Richard, how do you not approve of this movie? I mean, really, who’s better to play you in a movie than ME?” he wrote. Instagram/@paulyshore

“Leonardo DiCaprio’s not gonna play you. Brad Pitt’s not gonna play you. I’m perfect. Everyone already thinks I’m you. We’re the same. Beautiful, inside and out. Hellll yea!”

Shore then urged Simmons, 75, to listen to the pitch before deciding against the film.

“Why don’t you simply let me come over to your house, bring you some warm matzo ball soup and a pastrami sandwich with dark mustard from Canters, rub your feet, and we can listen to the writer, Jordan Allen-Dutton, pitch you our idea?” he continued.

The “A Goofy Movie” voice actor then told Simmons that he would “love” the biopic, which he called the “most beautiful cinematic masterpiece.”

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Shore urged Simmons to listen to the pitch before deciding against the film. Instagram/@paulyshore
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The fitness personality voiced his disapproval of the film on Thursday, sharing that he’s “in talks with major studios” to create his own biopic. X/@TheWeightSaint
Richard Simmons sitting
This marks the second time Simmons has voiced his disdain for the film. Getty Images

On Thursday, Simmons tweeted his disapproval of the film, writing that he’s “in talks with major studios” to create his own biopic “with some help.”

“I just read that a man I don’t know is writing my bio pic (sic) starring Pauly Shore. I do not approve this movie,” he wrote, urging fans to wait for his work.


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This isn’t the first time the “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” star has condemned the Shore-led movie.

In January, Simmons made a rare public statement with a Facebook post telling his fans that he did not give his consent for the biopic.

Richard Simmons.
Simmons also informed his fans that he no longer had a publicist or manager because he tries “to live a quiet life and be peaceful.” Getty Images
Pauly Shore performance
Shore also starred as the fitness guru in the short film “The Court Jester,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Redferns

“Hi Everybody! You may have heard they may be doing a movie about me with Pauly Shore. I have never given my permission for this movie. So don’t believe everything you read,” he wrote.

Simmons also informed his fans that he no longer had a publicist or manager because he tries “to live a quiet life and be peaceful.”

Shore also starred as the aerobics trainer in the unrelated short film “The Court Jester,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

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