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Callum Keith Rennie

Highest Rated:   92% Memento (2000)
Lowest Rated:   0% Normal (2007)
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Birthplace:   Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
One of Canada's fastest-rising actors, Callum Rennie (also known as Callum Keith Rennie) came into the business at an age when most actors are considered to be heading steadily over the hill. Rennie had his breakthrough when he was 34, starring alongside Sandra Oh in Mina Shum's acclaimed Double Happiness (1994). Nominated for a Genie (Canada's equivalent of the Oscar) for his portrayal of Mark, the endearingly geeky guy who falls in love with Oh's character, Rennie was effectively introduced to audiences across Canada, many of whom wondered where he had been for so long.Born in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, on September 14, 1960, Rennie moved to Edmonton, Alberta, with his family when he was barely out of diapers. Raised as the second of three sons in a middle-class family, he first thought about becoming an actor at the age of 18 and began appearing in local theatre productions. Unfortunately, any career aspirations he had took a back seat to an addiction to alcohol, one that would control his life until he was 33. Drinking heavily, Rennie continued his involvement with the theatre, appearing in a number of stage productions, but his work -- which often met with substantial acclaim -- was largely overshadowed by his addiction. Things finally began to change for Rennie in 1993, when he got into a bar fight that resulted in glass in his left eye and a vow to quit drinking. His ensuing sobriety was accompanied by a change in his career, marked by an increasing number of supporting roles on various TV programs, including a recurring spot on the CBC's My Life as a Dog, for which he won a Genie. Rennie's 1994 screen breakthrough in Double Happiness opened the door for more screen work, including Bruce McDonald's wickedly good but woefully little-seen Hard Core Logo (1997), a pseudo rock documentary that cast Rennie as an aging punk rocker. He also landed a starring role on Due South, an popular Canadian TV series that cast him as a hard-bitten Chicago cop.In 1998, Rennie won one of the most important roles of his career to date in Don McKellar's Last Night. An acclaimed film about the end of the world, it cast the actor as a man intent on trying every possible sexual variation imaginable in the time he has left. Rennie won a Genie for his performance, which imbued the character with more charm than smarm and captured both his efficacious self-assurance and surprising awkwardness. The film also allowed the actor to collaborate again with Sandra Oh, as well as director David Cronenberg; the following year, Cronenberg cast him in a substantial role in eXistenZ.As the 21st century began, Rennie could be seen in The Last Stop as well as Christopher Nolan's breakthrough hit Memento. He jumped back and forth between small and big-screen projects such as Bliss, Dark Angel, The Butterfly Effect, Blade: Trinity, The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, and 24, finding one of his biggest successes when he was cast in the AMC mystery series The Killing as Rick Felder.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Saw: Legacy
  • Actor
2017
77% Into The Forest
  • Robert
$6.9k 2016
28% Warcraft
  • Moroes
$44.8M 2016
88% Born To Be Blue
  • Dick
$0.9M 2016
No Score Yet Little Girl's Secret
  • Actor
2016
80% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet
  • Father
2015
48% Ride
  • Tim
2015
19% October Gale
  • Actor
2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Ray
$189.9M 2015
No Score Yet Sitting On The Edge Of Marlene
  • Actor
2015
80% Trigger
  • Billy
2011
No Score Yet Faith, Fraud And Minimum Wage
  • Donald
2011
40% Gunless
  • Ben Cutler
2011
22% Case 39
  • Edward Sullivan
$13.3M 2010
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
  • Leoben Conoy
2009
No Score Yet Of Murder and Memory (Murder on Her Mind)
  • Actor
2008
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)
  • Janke Dacyshyn
$20.9M 2008
17% Sleepwalking
  • Will
2008
0% Normal
  • Walt Braugher
2007
7% Silk
  • Trader
$1.1M 2007
No Score Yet Shattered (Butterfly on a Wheel)
  • Det. McGrath
2007
20% The Invisible
  • Det. Brian Larson
$20.6M 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner
  • Shaw
$8.2M 2007
No Score Yet Unnatural and Accidental
  • Norman
2006
65% Snow Cake
  • John Neil
2006
64% Whole New Thing
  • Denny
2006
No Score Yet Shooting Gallery
  • Michael Mortensen
2005
No Score Yet Painkiller Jane
  • Mitchell
2005
14% Lucid
  • Victor
2005
71% Wilby Wonderful
  • Duck MacDonald
2005
63% Falling Angels
  • Jim Field
2005
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Asher Talos
$52.5M 2004
No Score Yet Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'
  • Eddie's Father
2004
33% The Butterfly Effect
  • Jason
$57.2M 2004
27% Paycheck
  • Jude
$53.7M 2003
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
  • Leoben Conroy
2003
67% Flower & Garnet
  • Ed
2002
No Score Yet Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story
  • Inspector Woods
2002
0% Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice
  • Palmberg
2001
17% Now & Forever
  • Carl
2001
No Score Yet Picture Claire
  • Laramie
2001
No Score Yet Trapped
  • Anthony Bellio
2001
29% Suspicious River
  • Gary
2000
92% Memento
  • Dodd
$23.9M 2000
No Score Yet The Highwayman
  • Telemarketer
2000
No Score Yet The Last Stop
  • Actor
2000
71% Existenz
  • Hugo Carlaw
1999
80% The Life Before This
  • Martin Maclean
1999
67% Hard Core Logo
  • Billy Tallent / William Boisy
1998
84% Last Night
  • Craig Zwiller
1998
No Score Yet Men with Guns
  • Actor
1998
32% Excess Baggage
  • Motel Manager
1997
19% Masterminds
  • Ollie
1997
No Score Yet Tricks
  • Adam
1997
No Score Yet Curtis's Charm
  • Jim
1996
22% Unforgettable
  • Drug Dealer
1996
No Score Yet For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down
  • Actor
1996
70% Double Happiness
  • Mark
1995
43% Timecop
  • Stranger
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% Man Seeking Woman
2015
  • McQuaid
  • 2016
41% The Firm
2012
  • Ray McDeere
  • 2012
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Ashby Lew Ashby
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
86% Alphas
2011-2012
  • Wilson
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Jack Toller
  • 2011
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
  • Jamie Brennan
  • 2011
70% The Killing
2011-2014
  • Rick Felder
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Vladimir Laitanan
  • 2010
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Slingerland Raynaud
  • 2010
  • 2009
65% Harper's Island
2009
  • John Wakefield
  • 2009
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Leoben Canoy Leoben Conoy Leobon Conoy Leoben
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital'
2004
  • Earl Candleton
  • 2004
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
  • Gray Gray Wellman
  • 1997
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Groundskeeper
  • 1995

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