Dick Van Dyke is an esteemed comedian, actor, dancer, and writer. He is now 97 years old and still celebrated for his remarkable talent. He began his career in television and game shows. In the early 60s, he was known for his lead role in the stage and screen production of Bye Bye Birdie. His unbeatable acting in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang received people’s applause. Here are the 5 best Dick Van Dyke movies.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dick Van Dyke became so popular through this movie. It is loosely based on the children’s novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming. As an inventor, Caractacus Potts turns an old car into a flying magical car, that teleports him and his family to a fictional island called Vulgaria. This fantasy film showcases Dick Van Dyke’s extensive talents.
It is not a surprise that Mary Poppins remains a showstopper. Van Dyke and Julie Andrews are an excellent match. Their singing and dancing made the whole movie more interesting. Van Dyke won audiences’ hearts through his lovable role of Bert, the chimney sweep. This movie still remains the most beloved kid’s movie of all time.
Night at the Museum
Van Dyke plays the elderly security guard along with Mickey Rooney. In the beginning, his role was portrayed positively, but in the end, he turned out to be a baddie.