American Actor

Chris Cooper

  • Jul 09, 1951 (age 69)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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2020
Irresistible
en.wikipedia.org
MovieMay 29, 2020

Irresistible

A Democrat strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor …
A Democrat strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.
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2019
Little Women
MovieDec 7, 2019

Little Women

The seventh film adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott …
The seventh film adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel follows the four March sisters—Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth—as they go about their lives on their own terms.
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
MovieSep 7, 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the …
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, inspired by the 1998 article "Can You Say ... Hero?" by Tom Junod, published in Esquire. The film stars Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper. It depicts Lloyd Vogel (Rhys), a journalist for Esquire who is assigned to profile television icon Fred Rogers (Hanks).
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2018
Homecoming
TV ShowNov 2, 2018

Homecoming

Homecoming is an American psychological thriller web …
Homecoming is an American psychological thriller web television series, based on the podcast of the same name created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, that premiered on November 2, 2018, on Prime Video. The series was created by Horowitz and Bloomberg who also serve as writers and executive producers alongside Sam Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Julia Roberts, Alex Blumberg, Matt Lieber, and Chris Giliberti. Esmail also directed every episode of the first season, which stars Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky, and Sissy Spacek.
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2017
Cars 3
MovieMay 23, 2017

Cars 3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the …
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!
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Nomination2017

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "A Doll's House, Part 2".
Tony Award
2016
Live by Night
MovieDec 13, 2016

Live by Night

Live by Night is a 2016 American crime drama film written, …
Live by Night is a 2016 American crime drama film written, directed, produced by and starring Ben Affleck. Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, the film follows an ambitious Ybor City bootlegger (Affleck) who becomes a notorious gangster. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper.
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11.22.63
TV ShowFeb 15, 2016

11.22.63

11.22.63 is an American science fiction thriller miniseries …
11.22.63 is an American science fiction thriller miniseries based on the novel 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and consisting of eight episodes. The series is executive-produced by J. J. Abrams, King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk, and produced by James Franco, who also has the main role. It premiered on Hulu on February 15, 2016, and was received positively by critics.
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2015
Coming Through the Rye
MovieNov 4, 2015

Coming Through the Rye

In 1969, the Holden Caulfield …
In 1969, the Holden Caulfield-obsessed Jamie Schwartz runs away from boarding school to find the reclusive author J.D. Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie's search is a journey into the meaning of friendship, love and loss.
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Demolition
MovieSep 10, 2015

Demolition

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful private equity …
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful private equity fund partner, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis' letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen (Naomi Watts), and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
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2014
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2014

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "August: Osage County".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2013
August: Osage County
MovieSep 9, 2013

August: Osage County

August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin …
August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin clan, who all come together after the death of patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). His wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is fighting mouth cancer and a growing dependency on pain pills, sees her entire clan return home for the services, including her sister Mattie Fae Aiken (Margo Martindale) and her husband Charles (Chris Cooper) and their son "Little" Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch). Also arriving are Violet's three daughters: Barbara (Julia Roberts) and her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and wild child Karen (Juliette Lewis), who brings her fiance Steve (Dermot Mulroney). As the clan bickers and jokes, old truths come to the surface, jealousies flourish, and eventually each of the characters confronts some past hurt or future fear..
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2012
The Company You Keep
MovieSep 6, 2012

The Company You Keep

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick …
After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan, a.k.a. Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, for which he is wanted as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the F.B.I. while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals, even as Nick faces their consequences with another.
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2011
The Muppets
MovieNov 4, 2011

The Muppets

When 3 Muppet fans learn that Tex Richman wants to drill under …
When 3 Muppet fans learn that Tex Richman wants to drill under the Muppet Theater for oil, Gary, Mary and Walter set out to find the Muppets who have been split up for years so that they can put on one last show and save the Muppet Theater. Kermit the Frog now lives in his own mansion depressed in Hollywood, 'The Great Gonzo' is a high class plumber at Gonzo's Royal Flush, Fozzie Bear performs with a tribute band called The Moopets, Miss Piggy is the plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, and Animal is at a celebrity anger management rehab center in Santa Barbara.
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2010
The Tempest
MovieSep 11, 2010

The Tempest

In Writer, Producer, and Director Julie Taymor's version of …
In Writer, Producer, and Director Julie Taymor's version of "The Tempest", the main character is now a woman named Prospera (Dame Helen Mirren). Going back to the sixteenth or seventeenth century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor's version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it's a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda (Felicity Jones). This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban (Djimon Hounsou) and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect.
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The Town
MovieSep 8, 2010

The Town

The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for …
The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown, so they want to ensure that she did not see anything that could incriminate them if they were to ever run into her. As such, Doug begins a personal relationship with her to find out what she knows and what she's told the police and the FBI, who have taken charge of the investigation. He learns that she has kept some information from the authorities for her own protection but information that could identify James in particular. But Doug slowly falls for her, as she does for him. Ultimately, Doug dreams about leaving his Charlestown life to be with Claire anywhere but there. But Doug has to try and keep his true identity from her, and keep the fact that he is seeing her from his colleagues. But leaving is not as easy as he would like as he and the gang are tasked with a big job by a local gangster named Fergie whether Doug likes it or not. And Adam Frawley, the FBI's lead investigator, comes into evidence that links the foursome to the bank robbery and a subsequent armored car heist, so is on their tail for evidence that will send them away dead or alive.
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Amigo
MovieJul 14, 2010

Amigo

AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated …
AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country. A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, AMIGO is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today's unresolvable conflicts.
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Remember Me
MovieMar 1, 2010

Remember Me

A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose …
A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.
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The Company Men
MovieJan 22, 2010

The Company Men

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to …
The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.
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Best Ensemble
Award2010

Best Ensemble

Won award for "The Town".
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award
Best Cast
Nomination2010

Best Cast

Nominated for "The Town".
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
2009
Where the Wild Things Are
MovieOct 13, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

A young boy named Max has …
A young boy named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don't go along with what he wants. Max - following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.
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2008
New York, I Love You
MovieSep 6, 2008

New York, I Love You

Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are …
Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben (Hayden Christensen), a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly (Rachel Bilson) at first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, New York University professor Garry (Andy Garcia). II. Mansuhkhbai (Irrfan Khan), an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka (Natalie Portman), an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David (Orlando Bloom), a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille (Christina Ricci), who he's never met, but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before senior prom, is given a gift by his local pharmacist, Mr. Riccoli (James Caan), the senior not understanding the full implication of the gift until the full process of prom night is over. VI. Each on their way to their first official date together after what started out solely as a one night stand, Gus (Bradley Cooper) and Lydia (Drea de Matteo) each contemplate not keeping the date. VII. Isabelle (Julie Christie), a retired opera diva, has returned to a hotel where she's stayed many times and where she has strong memories of encounters with a young bellhop. VIII. Brown-skinned Dante (Carlos Acosta) and white-skinned young adolescent Teya (Taylor Geare) spend time together in a park, most outsiders see a manny and his charge, not realizing the true nature of Dante and Teya's relationship. IX. In questioning why one of her elderly Eastern European customers chose her as the wanted subject for his next painting, a young Chinese herbalist may be inspired to create some art of her own. X. Anna (Robin Wright), who meets Alex (Chris Cooper) by chance on the street each going about their individual business, asks him a question, she having an ulterior motive while expecting a totally different reaction from him contrary to her motive... maybe. XI. Abe (Eli Wallach) and Mitzie (Cloris Leachman) are spending their 63rd Wedding Anniversary together, not always harmoniously. Interspersed between these eleven vignettes are even shorter ones, often tying together to another or to one of the eleven primary ones in some manner.
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2007
Married Life
MovieSep 12, 2007

Married Life

A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his …
A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.
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The Kingdom
MovieAug 22, 2007

The Kingdom

After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound …
After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where families and FBI Agent Francis Manner are murdered, FBI agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi Arabian consul to get five days of investigation in the location. He travels with agent Grant Sykes, Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt to avenge their friend and try to find those responsible for the bombing. The agents find all sorts of difficulties in their investigation, but they are supported by Colonel Faris Al Ghazi that advises the team how to act in a hostile environment.
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Breach
MovieFeb 16, 2007

Breach

In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with …
In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O'Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O'Neill's wife resents Hanssen's intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he spies become the film's story. Can O'Neill help catch red-handed "the worst spy in history" and hold onto his personal life?
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2006
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "Capote".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2005
Syriana
MovieNov 20, 2005

Syriana

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the …
A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.
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Jarhead
MovieOct 27, 2005

Jarhead

Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows …
Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff," a third-generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully fathom... Sergeant Sykes is a Marine lifer who heads up Swofford's scout/sniper platoon, while Troy is Swoff's friend and mentor, a die-hard member of STA - their elite Marine Unit.
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Capote
MovieSep 2, 2005

Capote

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas …
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
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Best Supporting Actor – Drama
Nomination2005

Best Supporting Actor – Drama

Nominated for "Capote".
Satellite Award
2004
Silver City
MovieMay 13, 2004

Silver City

Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," a satire …
Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," a satire that follows grammatically-challenged, "user-friendly" candidate Dicky Pilager, scapegrace scion of Colorado's venerable Senator Jud Pilager, during his gubernatorial campaign. When Pilager finds that he's reeled in a corpse during the taping of an environmental political ad, his ferocious campaign manager, Chuck Raven, hires former idealistic journalist turned rumpled private detective Danny O'Brien to investigate potential links between the corpse and the Pilager family's enemies. Danny's investigation pulls him deeper and deeper into a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers.
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Nomination2004

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniserie…

Nominated for "My House in Umbria".
Satellite Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "Seabiscuit".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Seabiscuit".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2003
Seabiscuit
MovieJul 7, 2003

Seabiscuit

It's the Depression, and everyone needs to hold onto a dream …
It's the Depression, and everyone needs to hold onto a dream to get them through the bad times. Car maker Charles Howard is no different, he who is trying to rebuild his life after the tragic death of his only child and the resulting end of his first marriage. With second wife Marcela at his side, Charles wants to get into horse racing and ends up with a team of underdogs who are also chasing their own dream. The first is trainer Tom Smith, who has a natural instinct to spot the capabilities of horses. The second is the horse Tom chooses for Charles, Seabiscuit, an unconventional choice as despite his pedigreed lineage, Seabiscuit is small at fifteen and a half hands tall with a slight limp. But Tom can see something in Seabiscuit's nature to make him a winner, if only Seabiscuit can be retrained from his inbred losing ways. And third is the jockey they decide to hire, Johnny "Red" Pollard, so nicknamed because of his hair color. Like Tom, Red has always shown a natural way with horses, but a difficult upbringing due solely to the Depression has made Red an angry young man, which has gotten him into trouble both on and off the track. And he is large for a jockey, and thus he always feels the need to battle the weight issue. Another common trait between Tom, Seabiscuit and Red is that they have been called crazy by those in traditional horse racing circles. Against the odds, Seabiscuit, with his human team behind him, does show his winning abilities and captures the imagination of all those others wanting to believe in a dream. But Seabiscuit's victories are at smaller races. As such, Charles aims high and wants Seabiscuit to race Triple Crown winner War Admiral, who by all accounts is a winner and should be a winner. If given the chance to race against War Admiral (whose owner doesn't want to race as he feels he has nothing to prove), will Seabiscuit and his team continue to keep the dreams of the common Americans alive? Through the good and the bad, especially as Red and Seabiscuit face mirroring problems, they all have to decide what is in their collective best interest.
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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination2003

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Adaptation".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Best Supporting Actor – Comedy Or Musical
Nomination2003

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy Or Mus…

Nominated for "Adaptation".
Satellite Award
Nomination2003

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limite…

Nominated for "My House in Umbria".
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination2003

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Adaptation".
BAFTA Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2003

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "Adaptation".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2002
Adaptation
MovieDec 3, 2002

Adaptation

While his latest movie Being John Malkovich (1999) is in …
While his latest movie Being John Malkovich (1999) is in production, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is hired by Valerie Thomas to adapt Susan Orlean's non-fiction book "The Orchid Thief" for the screen. Thomas bought the movie rights before Orlean wrote the book, when it was only an article in The New Yorker. The book details the story of rare orchid hunter John Laroche, whose passion for orchids and horticulture made Orlean discover passion and beauty for the first time in her life. Charlie wants to be faithful to the book in his adaptation, but despite Laroche himself being an interesting character in his own right, Charlie is having difficulty finding enough material in Laroche to fill a movie, while equally not having enough to say cinematically about the beauty of orchids. At the same time, Charlie is going through other issues in his life. His insecurity as a person doesn't allow him to act upon his feelings for Amelia Kavan, who is interested in him as a man. And Charlie's twin brother, pretentious Donald, has moved into his house with a goal of also becoming a screenwriter. Despite not admiring Donald as a screenwriter, Charlie asks for his advice. Together, they feel that there is some interesting subtext in the book on which Orlean herself can only elaborate, if only Charlie has the nerve to talk to her. If she can't or won't elaborate, they may have to find out the meaning of that subtext on their own.
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The Bourne Identity
MovieJun 6, 2002

The Bourne Identity

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and …
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination2002

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Adaptation".
Academy Award
Nomination2002

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Adaptation.".
BAFTA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Award2002

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Adaptation".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award2002

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "Adaptation".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Award2002

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Adaptation".
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
Best Supporting Actor
Award2002

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Adaptation".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination2002

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Adaptation".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Adaptation".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination2002

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Adaptation".
Critics' Choice Movie Award
2000
The Patriot
MovieJun 27, 2000

The Patriot

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and …
After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son, now serving under his command, and his family from British tyranny.
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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Award2000

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Won award for "American Beauty".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "American Beauty".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "American Beauty".
Screen Actors Guild Award
1999
American Beauty
MovieSep 8, 1999

American Beauty

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite …
After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This infatuation coincides with the Fittses moving in next door: homophobic disciplinarian US Marine Colonel Frank Fitts who rules the house with a military fist (that fist being both figurative and literal), his semi-comatose wife Barbara Fitts, and their bright and quietly subversive eighteen year old son Ricky Fitts, who openly abides by his father's rules while behind the scenes lives by his own quite different perspective. Much like Lester's infatuation, Ricky immediately becomes infatuated with Janie, he who considers girls like Angela as ordinary. The entry of Angela and the Fittses into the Burnhams' lives ultimately leads to each of the players confronting what is truly in his or her heart.
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October Sky
MovieFeb 19, 1999

October Sky

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was …
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
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Film - Choice Sleazebag
Nomination1999

Film - Choice Sleazebag

Nominated for "October Sky".
Teen Choice Award
1998
The Horse Whisperer
MovieMay 15, 1998

The Horse Whisperer

Teenager Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson) is riding her …
Teenager Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson) is riding her horse and is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled and injured daughter, and horse, the mother, Annie MacLean (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas), takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of Tom Booker (Robert Redford), a "horse whisperer", a horse healer of mystical talents. Annie proceeds to fall in love with him, as well.
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Great Expectations
MovieJan 30, 1998

Great Expectations

Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the …
Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York City pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.
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1997
Breast Men
MovieDec 13, 1997

Breast Men

A movie about two doctors who created breast implants as …
A movie about two doctors who created breast implants as this follows them over the years. However, when success and money come their way, they separate and follow different paths.
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Best Male Lead
Nomination1997

Best Male Lead

Nominated for "Lone Star".
Independent Spirit Award
1996
A Time to Kill
MovieJul 24, 1996

A Time to Kill

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his …
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
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Lone Star
MovieMay 10, 1996

Lone Star

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff …
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
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1995
Pharaoh's Army
MovieNov 9, 1995

Pharaoh's Army

During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his …
During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek to a remote farm to appropriate enemy (Confederate) livestock. The farm is worked by Sarah Anders, whose husband is away fighting for the Confederate Army. Far from the great armies and battlefields, a very private civil war erupts. The Captain and Sarah are pulled apart by the war's undertow into choices they can not fully control or understand. Each character in this drama must decide whether loyalty will be paid in blood. This story has a relevance to current partisan conflicts. Armies are not filled with murdering psychopaths. Good people can be driven to do bad things. The story chronicles the pathology of war, how escalating events can trigger unasked-for tragedy. Based on a true story about a southern child who shot and killed a union soldier during the Civil War.
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1993
Return to Lonesome Dove
TV ShowNov 14, 1993

Return to Lonesome Dove

Return to Lonesome Dove is …
Return to Lonesome Dove is a 1993 four part television miniseries, written by John Wilder involving characters created in Larry McMurtry's western novel Lonesome Dove which was broadcast by CBS and first aired on November 14–17, 1993. The story focuses on a retired Texas Ranger and his adventures driving mustangs from Texas to Montana. It was nominated for an Emmy Award, and followed by two TV series, Lonesome Dove: The Series and Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years. Neither series lasted long.
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This Boy's Life
MovieApr 9, 1993

This Boy's Life

In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive …
In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.
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1991
City of Hope
MovieOct 11, 1991

City of Hope

City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of …
City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial development. Joe Rinaldi is the building contractor who owns the buildings, and is being pressured to torch them to permit the development to occur. His estranged son, Nick, soon becomes a pawn in the power politics of the city. Corrupt Mayor Baci and policeman O'Brien are determined to push the development, while idealistic city councilman Wynn soon finds himself torn between what he knows is right and what his black constituents want.
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Thousand Pieces of Gold
MovieApr 26, 1991

Thousand Pieces of Gold

In 1880's China, young Lalu …
In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who ...
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Guilty by Suspicion
MovieMar 15, 1991

Guilty by Suspicion

David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood …
David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood Director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and he is unable to work until cleared. Before being called, his highest priority had been his work to the extent of leaving his wife (Annette Bening) and son (Luke Edwards) alone for several months at a time. He initially refuses to implicate others or himself in a private meeting with Roy Cohn and a studio lawyer. This decision initially to stick to his principles first leaves him unable to work in his profession, even with films and producers he never would have worked with before. Harassment by the F.B.I. leaves him unable to work on Broadway, with advertising agencies, or even in a small film repair shop. Finally, having fallen so far, and tempted with a new offer to direct a film from his old studio (if he testifies), he agrees to go before the Committee, initially planning to name his friends. But when confronted with the cruel and tyrannical behavior of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he realizes that there is a higher priority in his life. There is standing up for what is right, and in doing so, he inspires friends and family to do the same.
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In Broad Daylight
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MovieFeb 3, 1991

In Broad Daylight

The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family …
The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to ...
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1989
Lonesome Dove
TV ShowFeb 5, 1989

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove is an American epic Western adventure …
Lonesome Dove is an American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four-part adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry and is the first installment in the Lonesome Dove series. The novel was based upon a screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich and McMurtry, intended to star John Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda, but the film was never made after John Ford advised Wayne against it. The eventual television miniseries stars Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. The series was originally broadcast by CBS from February 5 to 8, 1989, drawing a huge viewing audience, earning numerous awards, and reviving both the television western and the miniseries.
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1987
Matewan
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MovieMay 11, 1987

Matewan

Mingo County, West Virginia, 1920. Coal miners, struggling to …
Mingo County, West Virginia, 1920. Coal miners, struggling to form a union, are up against company operators and the gun thugs of the notorious Baldwin-Felts detective agency. Black and Italian miners, brought in by the company to break the strike, are caught between the two forces. UMWA organizer and dual-card Wobbly Joe Kenehan determines to bring the local, Black, and Italian groups together. While Kenehan and his story are fictional, the setting and the dramatic climax are historical; Sid Hatfield, Cabell C. Testerman, C. E. Lively and the Felts brothers were real-life participants, and 'Few Clothes' is based on a character active several years previously.
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Jesse Lanier Cooper
Child1987

Jesse Lanier Cooper

Jesse Lanier Cooper born.
1983
Marianne Leone Cooper
Marriage1983

Marianne Leone Cooper

Marianne Leone Cooper …
Marianne Leone Cooper (born January 2, 1952) is an American film and television actress, screenwriter and essayist. Her longest-running recurring role was playing Christopher Moltisanti's mother on The Sopranos.
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1951
Chris Cooper
BirthJuly 1951

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper was born.
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