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Bruce Greenwood

Highest Rated:   100% Wildlike (2015)
Lowest Rated:   0% Donovan's Echo (2011)
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Birthplace:   Noranda, Québec, Canada
Canadian character actor Bruce Greenwood spent the 1970s working in regional Vancouver theater, and appeared in many Canadian TV shows during the '80s. His first American film was a walk-on role in Rambo: First Blood. In the U.S., he fared much better with television pilots, miniseries, and made-for-TV movies. His first big role was Dr. Seth Griffin on St. Elsewhere from 1986-1988. Other TV projects included The FBI Murders, The Servants of Twilight, and Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys. By the '90s, he had found a home for himself on television. Greenwood played Pierce Lawson in 1991 on the evening soap opera Knots Landing, earned a Gemini (the Canadian Emmy) nomination for The Little Kidnappers, and then took home an award for his role in Road to Avonlea. He also starred as Thomas Veil on the UPN dramatic series Nowhere Man and guest starred as Roger Bingham on the HBO comedy series The Larry Sanders Show. He did quite well on NBC, as well, appearing in many TV movies (including Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge) and starring in the sci-fi mystery show Sleepwalkers as Dr. Nathan Bradford.Greenwood made the leap to the big screen with a fellow Canadian, Egyptian-born filmmaker Atom Egoyan. In Exotica, he played the troubled Francis, a tax collector obsessed with a stripper. The film was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival, and Greenwood re-teamed with the director for his next film, The Sweet Hereafter, which won a special jury prize at Cannes, while Greenwood was nominated for a Genie award for his supporting role of mourning father Billy Ansell. By contrast, he played bad guys in mainstream thrillers in the '90s, with starring roles in Disturbing Behavior, Hide and Seek, Double Jeopardy, and Rules of Engagement He may be most well known, however, for playing President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the political thriller Thirteen Days, for which he won a Golden Satellite Award. With this role under his belt, Greenwood moved into more dramatic territory with the A&E miniseries The Magnificent Ambersons as well as a dual role in Egoyan's Ararat. In 2003, he produced fellow Canadian Deepa Mehta's film The Republic of Love and appeared in the action comedy Hollywood Homicide and the sci-fi thriller The Core. He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including I, Robot, Racing Stripes, Capote, Déjà vu, and had a small part in Todd Haynes' 2007 idiosyncratic Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There. That same year he played the president in the hit sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets. He had a brief but memorable turn as Captain James T. Kirk's father in J.J. Abrams Star Trek, and played a bad guy in the comedy Dinner for Schmucks. He had a major role in the arty western Meek's Cutoff, and reteamed with Abrams when he appeared in the Spielberg homage Super 8.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
42% Gold
  • Mark Hancock
2017
80% Spectral
  • Actor
2016
28% Fathers And Daughters
  • William
2016
62% Truth
  • Andrew Heyward
2015
100% Wildlike
  • Rene Bartlett
2015
75% Good Kill
  • Col. Jack Johns
2015
No Score Yet Rehearsal
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Bob's Broken Sleigh
  • Actor
2015
57% Elephant Song
  • Dr. Toby Green
2015
29% The Captive
  • Vince
2014
No Score Yet Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti
  • Actor
2014
24% Devil's Knot
  • Judge Burnett
2014
15% Endless Love
  • Hugh Butterfield
2014
86% Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Christopher Pike
2013
11% And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
  • Adan Kundle
2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines
  • Bill Killcullen
2013
92% The Challenger Disaster
  • Actor
2013
78% Flight
  • Charlie Anderson
2012
17% Cell 213
  • The Warden
2011
82% Super 8
  • Cooper
2011
86% Meek's Cutoff
  • Stephen Meek
2011
80% Barney's Version
  • Blair
2011
0% Donovan's Echo
  • Finnley Boyd
2011
55% Mao's Last Dancer
  • Ben Stevenson
2010
42% Dinner for Schmucks
  • Lance Fender
2010
100% Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Batman
2010
No Score Yet Star Trek: A New Vision
  • Actor
2009
95% Star Trek
  • Christopher Pike
2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Cyborg Soldier
  • Simon Hart
2008
35% National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • The President
2007
76% I'm Not There
  • Journalist
2007
38% Firehouse Dog
  • Connor Fahey
2007
55% Déjà Vu
  • Jack McCready
2006
No Score Yet The Mermaid Chair
  • Hugh Sullivan
2006
72% Eight Below
  • Davis McClaren
2006
82% The World's Fastest Indian
  • Jerry
2005
90% Capote
  • Jack Dunphy
2005
35% Racing Stripes
  • Nolan Walsh
2005
No Score Yet Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
  • Sean Cambell
2005
44% The Republic of Love
  • Executive Producer
  • Tom Avery
2004
76% Being Julia
  • Lord Charles
2004
No Score Yet The Riverman
  • Robert Keppel
2004
No Score Yet The Life
  • Director
2004
58% I, Robot
  • Lawrence Robertson
2004
No Score Yet Meltdown
  • Tom Shea
2004
No Score Yet The Life
  • Actor
2004
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Lt. Bennie Macko
2003
41% The Core
  • Cdr. Richard Iverson
2003
55% Ararat
  • Martin Harcourt
2002
63% Below
  • Lt. Brice
2002
5% Swept Away
  • Tony Leighton
2002
No Score Yet The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet A Girl Thing
  • Frank
2001
No Score Yet Haven
  • Myles Billingsley
2001
83% Thirteen Days
  • John F. Kennedy
2000
No Score Yet Bear Island
  • Technician
2000
No Score Yet Hide and Seek
  • Jack
2000
36% Rules of Engagement
  • National Security Advisor Bill Sokal
2000
17% Here on Earth
  • Earl
2000
No Score Yet The Soul Collector
  • Zacariah
1999
25% Double Jeopardy
  • Nick Parsons
1999
No Score Yet The Lost Son
  • Friedman
1999
35% Disturbing Behavior
  • Dr. Caldicott
1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves
  • Bo
1998
No Score Yet The Color of Courage
  • Benjamin Sipes
1998
100% The Sweet Hereafter
  • Billy Ansell
1997
25% Fathers' Day
  • Bob Andrews
1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Mixed Blessings'
  • Andy Douglas
1995
No Score Yet Dream Man
  • Tom
1995
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Dazzle'
  • Casey
1995
97% Exotica
  • Francis
1994
No Score Yet Treacherous Beauties
  • Jason Hollister
1994
No Score Yet Bitter Vengeance
  • Jack
1994
No Score Yet Paint Cans
  • Vittorio Musso
1994
No Score Yet Summer Dreams
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Naomi and Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet The Companion
  • Geoffrey
1994
No Score Yet Adrift
  • Nick
1993
No Score Yet Rio Diablo
  • Jervis
1993
No Score Yet Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
  • Elfred `Fred' Schultz
1993
23% Passenger 57
  • Stuart Ramsey
1992
No Score Yet Servants of Twilight
  • Charlie Harrison
1991
No Score Yet Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys
  • Dennis Wilson
1990
No Score Yet The Little Kidnappers
  • Willem Hooft
1990
12% Wild Orchid
  • Jerome MacFarland
1990
No Score Yet Spy
  • Richard Berk
1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin
  • Stewart Horton
1989
No Score Yet Another Chance
  • John Ripley
1989
No Score Yet The FBI Murders
  • Dove
1988
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Striker's Mountain
  • Paul Striker
1987
No Score Yet The Malibu Bikini Shop
  • Todd
1986
No Score Yet The Climb
  • Herman Buhl
1986
59% Psycho II
  • Actor
1983
87% First Blood
  • Guardsman #5
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
2015
  • Gil Garcetti
No Score Yet Young Justice
2010-2013
  • Actor
60% The River
2012
  • Emmet Cole

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