Groovy Austin Powers Facts That Really Bring The Mojo

Dr. Evil’s Bizarre Inspiration

Many former writers think Myers got his inspiration for Dr. Evil from SNL‘s head honcho, Lorne Michaels — from the physical mannerisms to the controlling personality. There was some notorious fall-out from this character as Dana Carvey refused to talk to Myers for a decade because he thought Mike stole his Lorne Michaels impression.

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

Dr. Evil’s look came from a James Bond villain named Ernst Stavro Blofeld. They look almost identical except for the fact that Blofeld’s cat had hair.