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Daniel Stern's Recent Appearance On Hulu's 'Shrill' Has Ignited A Call For A 'Sternaissance'

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Daniel Stern has been largely absent from the public eye in recent years, only making occasional appearances in film or television.

That has changed with his recent appearance in Hulu's Shrill.


He is well known for playing the burglar Marvin "Marv" Merchants in the Home Alone franchise (alongside Joe Pesci as fellow burglar Harry Lime), as well as his role as Phil Berquist in City Slickers.

He also appeared in the 1989 science fiction horror movie Leviathan as Buzz 'Sixpack' Parrish.

Most recently, Stern showed up in Hulu's hit new comedy Shrill as Bill Easton, main character Annie's father. Shrill follows the life of Annie Easton (played by SNL's Aidy Bryant), who is "a full-figured woman who wants to change her life -- but not her body."

Twitter was calling for a "Sternaissance" after Stern's recent appearance on Shrill.

His quality performances have many convinced that it is time for us to start seeing more of the actor.


Twitter was in love with his acting.


Several people started throwing around ideas for titles and scripts.



Stern is set to appear in James vs. His Future Self later this year, so maybe we will get the "Sternaissance" everyone is hoping for.

The film stars Stern as the titular "future self," Jimmy, alongside Jonas Chernick as the younger James. According to IMDB, the film sounds like quite a wild ride:

"When an uptight time-travelling obsessed young scientist is visited by his nihilistic future self, he's told that he needs to give up his dream of becoming the world's first time traveler, or else. But when he won't go along with the plan, it becomes a wicked battle of man versus himself - literally."


People also cited his other roles in films such as City Slickers and Home Alone.



James vs. His Future Self is currently in post-production, so it's only a matter of time before we get to see more of Stern's exemplary acting. Only time will tell if a "Sternaissance" is in the cards or not.