"Thirty years after its debut, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ is clearly one of the most enduring and beloved guy classics of all time as Sean Penn’s breakthrough character Jeff Spicoli remains the most lovable, quotable surfer dude ever and it’s totally awesome to be inducting ‘Fast Times’ into The Guy Movie Hall of Fame,” said Casey Patterson, EVP, event production, talent and studio relations, Spike TV.
Written by Cameron Crowe, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is the hilarious portrayal of a group of southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Featuring an all-star cast led by Academy Award-winner Sean Penn, the brilliant teen comedy’s breakout success and significant lasting allure has helped spawn several hit Hollywood movies in the same vein. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” has been recognized by the American Film Institution in its “100 Years…100 Laughs” list as one of American cinemas funniest flicks, while Entertainment Weekly placed it #2 on its “50 Best High School Movies.” “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” is the fifth movie to receive this prestigious honor joining previous inductees “GoodFellas,” “Swingers,” There’s Something About Mary” and “Fight Club.”
Additional attendees and presenters for the 2011 “Guys Choice” celebration include Jason Bateman, Brian Backer, Charlie Day, Ben Garant, Amy Heckerling, Annie Ilonzeh, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Lennon, Eva Mendes, Judge Reinhold, Jason Statham, Robert Smigel, Justin Timberlake, Forest Whitaker and “The Fighter’s” Dicky Eklund and Micky Ward.