Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Highest Rated: 100% Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

Lowest Rated: 58% Always at the Carlyle (2018)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1956

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Presenting himself as a hard-living, coarse-talking guy's guy willing to try anything at least once, Anthony Bourdain distinguished himself as the unabashed black sheep of America's contemporary clique of "celebrity chefs" as an author and host of the Travel Channel series "No Reservations" (2005-2013) as well as an occasional - and terrifying - judge on the extremely popular competition series "Top Chef" (Bravo, 2006- ). Earning some renown as executive chef of New York City's Brasserie Les Halles, Bourdain made a splash in popular culture with his tell-all memoir Kitchen Confidential (2000). The book shocked and amused readers with frank tales of the ribald, dog-eat-dog world of haute cuisine and admissions of the chef's own self-destructive heroin and cocaine habits. It went on to spawn a short-lived sitcom of the same name and earned him the Travel Channel stint traveling the U.S. and the world as a culinary anthropologist for the hugely successful "No Reservations." Known as the TV chef who taped his show from within a war-zone, eaten a Namibian warthog anus, fried scorpion and the still-beating heart of a just-slaughtered cobra, and routinely lambasted chain restaurants, corporate food production and other celebrity chefs - most especially Paula Deen and Rachael Ray - for selling out or shooting for the lowest common denominator, the outspoken yet self-deprecating Bourdain established a unique rep as a culinary hybrid of Indiana Jones, Bill Hicks and Hunter S. Thompson. Bourdain mellowed a bit as he grew older, shifting from culinary bad boy to an elder statesman of culture on his travel-oriented series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (CNN 2013-18). Anthony Bourdain was found dead by suicide in a hotel room in France on June 8, 2018. He was 61.

Highest rated movies

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 94% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Unknown (Character) $5.2M 2021
58% 62% Always at the Carlyle Self $174.3K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Valhalla Self - 2017
100% 76% Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Self,
Producer
$17.2K 2017
84% 67% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent Self,
Executive Producer
$227.1K 2016
89% 88% The Big Short Self $70.2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bone in the Throat Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 11% Far Cry Scientist (Character) - 2008

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 98% Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Host 2013-2018
No Score Yet 73% Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Mind of a Chef Narrator 2012-2013 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Reservations Host 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet 60% The Taste Executive Producer,
Judge
2013-2015
No Score Yet 60% The Taste UK Judge 2014
90% 86% Archer Lance Casteau (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 100% Anthony Bourdain: The Layover Host 2011-2013
96% 87% Treme Writer 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Host 2005-2012
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba! Unknown (Guest Star) 2010