Five Favorite Films with Alan Cumming

Summary

An accomplished performer on both stage and screen, Alan Cumming has played an impressive array of parts in his career -- from roles in blockbusters like X-2 and GoldenEye to independent films to projects as diverse as Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids. It's testament to Cumming's enduring talent that he's earning some of the best notices of his career for his latest turn, in this week's Any Day Now, a moving drama about a gay couple in '70s Hollywood fighting a biased legal system to keep their adopted son.

With the movie opening theatrically this week, we got the chance to speak with Cumming about his five favorite movies. Back to Article

Comments

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Always thought he was a so-so actor with a terrible agent. Plunkett and MacCleane anyone? Though his take on Nightcrawler nearly stole the show.

Haven't seen the last two but Waiting for Guffman makes this list alright with me.

Dec 12 - 11:52 AM

Nick Fury

Nick Fury

I like this guy solely for his superb performance in X2!

Dec 12 - 12:16 PM

Robert Buchanan

Robert Buchanan

Heck yeah, nightcrawler!

Dec 12 - 02:23 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

Yeah. Maybe he has Nicolas Cage's agent? haha

Dec 12 - 03:37 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I always thought he was a broadway musical actor who kinda fell into movie acting.

Dec 12 - 03:45 PM

Nick Fury

Nick Fury

I like this guy solely for his superb performance in X2!

Dec 12 - 12:16 PM

Robert Buchanan

Robert Buchanan

Heck yeah, nightcrawler!

Dec 12 - 02:23 PM

Tyson Stakes

Tyson Stakes

YES! CHRISTOPHER GUEST FILM IN A TOP FAVORITES.

Dec 12 - 12:36 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Liked the majority I the movies this guy has come out in, but something about him just creeps me out.

Dec 12 - 12:36 PM

Saim Cheeda

Saim Cheeda

I think its the constant smiling expression of his!

Dec 14 - 10:01 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Good list. Never heard of "Home Movie", although there was a recent found footage horror film with that same title.

My favorite Alan Cumming film is "Anniversery Party", which he co-wrote with co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh. His brief role in "Eyes Wide Shut" was hilarious.

Dec 12 - 12:54 PM

Robert Buchanan

Robert Buchanan

Heck yeah, nightcrawler!

Dec 12 - 02:23 PM

zinc alloy

zinc alloy

A Matter of Life and Death is truly a great film.............

Dec 12 - 03:21 PM

BMS1234

brandon sideleau

Whenever I see him all I can think of is his douchey character in Goldeneye standing up and exclaiming "I am invincible!" before being frozen.

Dec 12 - 03:24 PM

Nathan S.

Nathan Sellers

Haven't seen 'Home Movie', but the rest are great films

Dec 12 - 03:31 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

Yeah. Maybe he has Nicolas Cage's agent? haha

Dec 12 - 03:37 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I always thought he was a broadway musical actor who kinda fell into movie acting.

Dec 12 - 03:45 PM

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt

The Anniversary Party sold me on him. But he was a hoot in Romey and Michelle's High School Reunion.

Dec 12 - 04:33 PM

TJ S.

TJ Seher

He's really good on the show, "The Good Wife."

Dec 13 - 12:48 AM

Kriss K.

Kriss Kringle

Yeah,that's what I was about say.I also saw him in Second Best a couple of days ago in a minor role playing with William Hurt.It's a pity you don't see him in many movies these days because he's a good actor.I'll have to check Any day now when it comes out,the reviews are pretty great.

Dec 13 - 05:14 AM

Claudia Scarbrough

Claudia Scarbrough

Love him in Good Wife. Also know him from Masterpiece Theater host.

Dec 14 - 06:51 AM

Kriss K.

Kriss Kringle

Yeah,that's what I was about say.I also saw him in Second Best a couple of days ago in a minor role playing with William Hurt.It's a pity you don't see him in many movies these days because he's a good actor.I'll have to check Any day now when it comes out,the reviews are pretty great.

Dec 13 - 05:14 AM

Ariel Apaza

Ariel Apaza

and xmen 2?

Dec 13 - 02:36 PM

Michael Mora

Michael Mora

Romy and Michelle

Dec 13 - 07:15 PM

Claudia Scarbrough

Claudia Scarbrough

Love him in Good Wife. Also know him from Masterpiece Theater host.

Dec 14 - 06:51 AM

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