Dean Martin: The King of Cool

Dean Martin: King of Cool

  • Tom Donahue
  • United States
  • 2021
  • 102 min
  • English
An in-depth and affectionate biography of the fabulously famous and intensely private star.

Dean Martin was the ultimate cool cat.

A founding member of the Rat Pack, Dean was a multi-talented performer who was part of the number one comedy act in America, a chart-topping singer for over half a century, and one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and on TV. He was the consummate charmer both on and offstage. Everybody loved him. Yet for all his celebrity, fame and adoration, no one ever truly knew him. This film dives deep to try and understand why he was such an enigma and what made him tick.

The film features a star-studded cast including personal anecdotes from Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, Norman Lear and his daughter, Deana Martin.

This is a bold investigative portrait of the underrated genius and his lasting cultural relevance as the one-of-a-kind King of Cool.

NZ Premiere


“A penetrating cinematic ballad that discloses Dean Martin’s vital force” – Cinema Daily

“Dean Martin: King of Cool strikingly reinforces Martin’s importance within the cultural landscape of the second half of the 20th century” – Business Doc Europe

“Grasping an elusive, sophisticated icon” – The Wall Street Journal

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