Aidan Quinn - Rotten Tomatoes

Aidan Quinn

Highest Rated:   91% The Playboys (1992)
Lowest Rated:   9% Festival of Lights (2012)
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Birthplace:   Rockford, Illinois, USA
Born in Chicago to Irish parents, Quinn spent much of his youth in Ireland, where he first became interested in acting. At age 19 he returned to Chicago and became involved in several local theater groups. His onstage debut came in a production of The Man in 60, after which he appeared in many plays, including Hamlet in Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theater. Quinn then moved to New York, where he first appeared off-Broadway in Sam Shepard's Fool For Love. Following several other acclaimed performances, he landed his first big-screen role, as a low-class biker in Reckless (1984), which costarred Daryl Hannah. His second film, the highly-successful comedy Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), made him familiar to an international audience; he gained further exposure in the role of an AIDS victim in the TV movie An Early Frost (1985), for which he received an Emmy. Since then, he has appeared steadily in high-quality feature films, usually in challenging supporting roles.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Change in the Air
  • Actor
2017
24% Stay
  • Dermot
2014
22% Rushlights
  • Cameron Brogden
2013
No Score Yet The Last Keepers
  • John Carver
2013
29% Allegiance
  • Colonel Owens
2012
No Score Yet Christmas Rescue (The Horses Of Mcbride)
  • Matt Davidson
2012
9% Festival of Lights
  • Adem
2012
No Score Yet The Stand Up
  • Sandy
2012
9% If I Were You
  • Actor
$9.7k 2012
13% The Greening Of Whitney Brown
  • Henry Brown
2011
72% Sarah's Key
  • William Rainsferd
$7.7M 2011
50% The 5th Quarter
  • Steven Abbate
$0.4M 2011
55% Unknown
  • Martin B.
$63.7M 2011
55% Flipped
  • Richard Baker
$1.8M 2010
12% Jonah Hex
  • President Grant
$10.6M 2010
44% A Shine of Rainbows
  • Alec
2010
80% Handsome Harry
  • Professor Porter
2010
75% The Eclipse
  • Nicholas Holden
2010
No Score Yet Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright
  • Charlie Wright
2010
No Score Yet Prince and the Pauper
  • Actor
2009
40% Wild Child
  • Gerry
2008
40% Dark Matter
  • Reiser
2008
No Score Yet 32A
  • Frank Brennan
2007
No Score Yet Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Sen. Henry Dawes
2007
No Score Yet If I Were You
  • Derek
2006
75% Nine Lives
  • Henry
$0.2M 2005
No Score Yet Mayday
  • John Berry
2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls
  • David Roby
2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Frank Nitzche
2005
No Score Yet The Exonerated
  • Kerry Max Cook
2005
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Proud
  • Commodore Alfred Lind
2004
No Score Yet Miracle Run
  • Doug Thomas
2004
No Score Yet Shadow of Fear
  • Det. Scofield
2004
26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
  • Harry Vardon
$2.6M 2004
No Score Yet See You In My Dreams
  • Joe
2004
No Score Yet Cavedweller
  • Clint
2004
No Score Yet Plainsong
  • Tom Guthrie
2004
No Score Yet Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
  • Benedict Arnold
2003
67% Song for a Raggy Boy
  • William Franklin
2003
64% Evelyn
  • Nick Barron
$1.4M 2002
36% Stolen Summer
  • Joe O'Malley
$0.2M 2002
74% Songcatcher
  • Tom
$1.7M 2001
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Miles
2001
No Score Yet Two of Us
  • Paul McCartney
2000
63% Music of the Heart
  • Brian
1999
75% This Is My Father
  • Executive Producer
  • Kieran O'Dea
1999
25% In Dreams
  • Paul Cooper
1999
20% Practical Magic
  • Gary
1998
No Score Yet Forbidden Territory: Search for Livingstone
  • Stanley
1997
60% The Assignment
  • Lt. Cmdr. Annibal Ramirez/Carlos
1997
19% Commandments
  • Seth Warner
1997
No Score Yet The Irish in America, Vol. II
  • Narrator
1997
No Score Yet The Irish in America, Vol. I
  • Narrator
1997
81% Looking for Richard
  • Richmond
1996
78% Michael Collins
  • Harry Boland
1996
No Score Yet Pacino - An Actor's Vision
  • Actor
1996
80% Haunted
  • David Ash
1995
44% The Stars Fell on Henrietta
  • Don Day
1995
No Score Yet The Irish in America
  • Actor
1995
56% Legends of the Fall
  • Alfred Ludlow
1994
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Capt. Walton
1994
64% Blink
  • Det. John Hallstrom
1994
No Score Yet Out of Ireland
  • Actor
1994
75% Benny & Joon
  • Benny Pearl
1993
No Score Yet A Private Matter
  • Bob
1992
91% The Playboys
  • Tom Casey
1992
No Score Yet Lies of the Twins
  • Jonathan/James
1991
50% At Play in the Fields of the Lord
  • Martin Quarrier
1991
83% Avalon
  • Jules Kaye
1990
31% The Handmaid's Tale
  • Nick
1990
No Score Yet Perfect Witness
  • Sam Paxton
1989
14% The Lemon Sisters
  • Frankie McGuinness
1989
67% Crusoe
  • Crusoe
1988
87% Stakeout
  • 'Stick' Montgomery
1987
65% The Mission
  • Felipe
1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
  • Chris
1986
No Score Yet An Early Frost
  • Michael Pierson
1985
88% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Dez
$27.4M 1985
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Johnny Rourke
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Elementary
2012
  • Tobias "Toby" Gregson Tommy Gregson
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
83% Prime Suspect
2011-2012
  • Lt. Kevin Sweeney
  • 2012
  • 2011
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Foster Klein
  • 2011
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Ben Nicholson
  • 2007
No Score Yet Elementary
  • Tobias "Toby" Gregson Tommy Gregson

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