Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Highest Rated: 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

Lowest Rated: 15% Boys (1996)

Birthday: Jul 09, 1951

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

An intense character actor with a knack for playing taciturn authority figures, Chris Cooper came to prominence following his third collaboration with director John Sayles, "Lone Star" (1996), which put him on Hollywood's radar and opened the doors to a wider range of projects. His first film with Sayles, "Matewan" (1987), was also his feature debut. Though critically acclaimed and recognized in the indie world, Cooper waited almost another decade before finally earning the recognition he deserved. Three years after "Lone Star," he had his breakout performance in "American Beauty" (1999) as a repressed former Marine, which called attention to his talents and put him very much in demand. Cooper had one of his greater triumphs with his turn as real-life orchid poacher John Laroche in "Adaptation" (2002), a role that earned him his first Academy Award. He soon found favor with audiences with strong supporting performances in "The Bourne Identity" (2002) and "Seabiscuit" (2003), while serving as the moral conscience to a suffering Truman Capote in "Capote" (2005). Though he offered a compelling leading turn as convicted turncoat Robert Hanssen in "Breach" (2007), Cooper's gifts were better served in co-starring roles in "The Town" (2010) and "August: Osage County" (2013), which offered the actor a more colorful palate from which to drawer richer characterizations, making him one of the most sought-after supporting actors in Hollywood. His move to television in the streaming limited series "11.22.63" (Hulu 2016) opened up a new range of options for the gifted actor.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 66% Irresistible Jack Hastings (Character) - 2020
95% 92% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Jerry Vogel (Character) $61.7M 2019
95% 92% Little Women Mr. Laurence (Character) $108.1M 2019
89% 93% Intelligent Lives Narrator,
Executive Producer
- 2018
70% 69% Cars 3 Smokey (Voice) $152.9M 2017
35% 41% Live by Night Chief Figgis (Character) $10.4M 2016
53% 54% Demolition Phil (Character) $1.8M 2015
70% 65% Coming Through the Rye J.D. Salinger (Character) $4K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Spin Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2015
67% 65% August: Osage County Charles Aiken (Character) $37.7M 2013
54% 45% The Company You Keep Daniel Sloan (Character) $5.1M 2012
98% 90% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Unknown (Voice) - 2012
67% 33% Cargo Producer - 2011
95% 80% The Muppets Tex Richman (Character) $88.6M 2011
30% 28% The Tempest Antonio (Character) $263.4K 2010
27% 69% Remember Me Neil Craig (Character) $19.1M 2010
67% 55% The Company Men Phil Woodward (Character) $4.4M 2010
93% 85% The Town Stephen MacRay (Character) $92.2M 2010
60% 56% Amigo Col. Hardacre (Character) $183.5K 2010
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Douglas (Voice) $77.2M 2009
84% 67% Breach Robert Hanssen (Character) $33M 2007
54% 36% Married Life Harry Allen (Character) $1.5M 2007
51% 76% The Kingdom Grant Sykes (Character) $47.5M 2007
61% 68% Jarhead Lt. Col. Kazinski (Character) $62.6M 2005
90% 82% Capote Alvin Dewey (Character) $28.7M 2005
73% 67% Syriana Jimmy Pope (Character) $50.8M 2005
48% 32% Silver City Dickie Pilager (Character) $1M 2004
50% 66% My House in Umbria Unknown (Character) - 2003
78% 76% Seabiscuit Tom Smith (Character) $120.1M 2003
83% 93% The Bourne Identity Alexander Conklin (Character) $121.5M 2002
No Score Yet 86% Interstate 60 Bob Cody (Character) - 2002
91% 85% Adaptation John Laroche (Character) $22.2M 2002
47% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Lieutenant Gerke (Character) $90.6M 2000
61% 81% The Patriot Colonel Harry Burwell (Character) $113.3M 2000
87% 93% American Beauty Colonel Fitts (Character) $130.1M 1999
91% 88% October Sky John Hickam (Character) $32.6M 1999
37% 78% Great Expectations 'Uncle' Joe (Character) $26.3M 1998
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Frank Booker (Character) $75.4M 1998
No Score Yet 0% Alone Gus Jr. (Character) - 1997
40% 32% Breast Men Dr. William Larson (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deliverance of Elaine Charile Skyler (Character) - 1996
94% 83% Lone Star Sheriff Sam Deeds (Character) $13.1M 1996
15% 26% Boys Mr. John Baker (Character) $513.8K 1996
67% 85% A Time to Kill Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney (Character) $108.7M 1996
No Score Yet 62% Pharaoh's Army Captain John Hull Abston (Character) $2.7K 1995
22% 29% Money Train Torch (Character) $35.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Mountain James Reed (Character) - 1994
76% 79% This Boy's Life Roy (Character) $3.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bed of Lies Price Daniel, Jr. (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ned Blessing Anthony Blessing (Character) - 1992
65% 54% Guilty by Suspicion Larry Nolan (Character) $8.4M 1991
No Score Yet 30% Darrow Eugene Debs (Character) - 1991
94% 82% City of Hope Riggs (Character) $1.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Piece of Sunshine Ernie Favaro (Character) - 1990
91% 67% Thousand Pieces of Gold Charlie (Character) - 1990
94% 93% Matewan Joe Kenehan (Character) $23.9K 1987

TV

Credit
78% 67% Homecoming Leonard Geist (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet America ReFramed Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 11.22.63 Al Templeton (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Experience Narrator 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lonesome Dove July Johnson (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987

QUOTES FROM Chris Cooper CHARACTERS

Noman Osborn says: Change begins with hard work and persistence.

Noman Osborn says: Did your hand started to twitch yet?

Noman Osborn says: I'm dying!

Little Charles Aiken says: I can't believe that I missed Uncle Bev's funeral.

Charles Aiken says: That can't compare to what you have in your heart.

Charles Aiken says: Oh... oh... I got a big bite of fear! And it never tasted so good!

Mattie Fae Aiken says: Oh, maybe because your family didn't have...

Charles Aiken says: You better not say anything about my family right now, I mean it! We just buried a man I loved very much. And whatever faults he may have had, he was a good, kind, decent man. And to hear you tearin' your son not even a day later dishonors Beverly's memory. We've been married thirty eight years and I would find anything. But if you can't find a generous place in your heart for your own son, we're not gonna make it to thirty nine!

Charles Aiken says: Mattie Fae, we're gonna get in the car and go home. And if you say one more mean thing to that boy, I'm gonna kick your fat Irish ass into the highway.

Mattie Fae Aiken says: What the hell did you just say to me?

Charles Aiken says: Kids, go outside, would you please? I don't understand this meanness. I look at you and your sister and the way you talk to people and I don't understand it. I can't understand why folks can't be respectful to one another. I don't think there's any excuse for it. My family didn't treat each other that way.

Harry Osborn says: And what about Peter?

Noman Osborn says: Not everyone has a happy ending.

Noman Osborn says: Lay wide awake, I feel it coming. Not everyone has a happy ending.

Noman Osborn says: Not everyone has a happy ending.

John Hickam says: If steel fails, this country fails.

Ted Conklin says: What is the French word for "stakeout"?

Douglas says: Will you keep out all the sadness?

Max says: I have a sadness shield that keeps out all the sadness, and it's big enough for all of us.

Ricky Fitts says: What's new in the world, Dad?

Colonel Fitts says: This country is going straight to hell!

Stephen MacRay says: see you around this side or the other.

Stephen MacRay says: See you around this side or the other.

Ricky Fitts says: If I had to leave tonight, would you come with me?

Jane Burnham says: What?

Ricky Fitts says: If I had to go to New York, to live, would you come with me?

Jane Burnham says: Yes.

Angela Hayes says: You guys can't be serious, you're just a kid, and he's, like, a mental case, you'll end up living in a box on the street!

Jane Burnham says: I'm no more a kid than you are! .. We can use my plastic surgery money.

Colonel Fitts says: We won't have to, I have over $40000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.

Colonel Fitts says: We won't have to, I have over $40,000 and I know people in the city who can help us get set up.

Angela Hayes says: What, other drug dealers?

Ricky Fitts says: Yes!

Tex Richman says: ''People call me cash cause i got mo-money.''

Tex Richman says: People call me cash cause I got mo-money.

Tex Richman says: "The answer is no."

Tex Richman says: The answer is no.

Kermit says: "You could have just said that."

Kermit says: You could have just said that.

Tex Richman says: "I think I'll call this room....The Kermit the frogs old office room!"

Tex Richman says: I think I'll call this room...The Kermit the frogs old office room!

Bobo says: "Very nice sir."

Bobo says: Very nice sir.

Tex Richman says: I make the baker make my bread out of dough! Oh no, no, don't eat it though, it'll make you ill, there ain't no flour in a hundred dollar bill!

Ricky Fitts says: What's happening in the world dad.

Colonel Fitts says: This country is going straight to hell.

Tex Richman says: Maniacal laugh... Maniacal laugh...

Colonel Harry Burwell says: Wars are not fought only by childless men.

Staff Sergeant Sykes says: [to the dead marine] I told you to keep your fucking head down! If you'd listened to me, you'd still be fucking alive right now, stupid fuck!

Staff Sergeant Sykes says: [to the dead marine] I told you to keep your fucking head down! If you'd listened to me, you'd still be fucking alive right now, stupid fuck!

Lieutenant Colonel Kazinski says: OOOO! I just felt my dick move!

Tom Smith says: You know, you don't throw a whole life away just 'cause he's banged up a little.

Stephen MacRay says: Look, I gotta die five times before I get outta here. But i'll see you again...this side or the other.

Stephen MacRay says: Look, I gotta die five times before I get outta here. But i'll see you again, this side or the other.

Lester Burnham says: I am sick and tired of being treated like I don't exist. You two do whatever you want, whenever you want to do it, and I don't complain.

Colonel Fitts says: Oh, you don't complain? Then please, excuse me, I must be psychotic, then! If you don't complain, what is this? Yeah, let's bring in the laugh-meter and see how loud it gets

Colonel Fitts says: Oh, you don't complain? Then please, excuse me, I must be psychotic, then! If you don't complain, what is this? Yeah, let's bring in the laugh-meter and see how loud it gets.

Caroline Burnham says: Oh, you don't complain? Then please, excuse me, I must be psychotic, then! If you don't complain, what is this? Yeah, let's bring in the laugh-meter and see how loud it gets.

Ricky Fitts says: Anything new in the world, Dad?

Colonel Fitts says: This country is going straight to hell!

Colonel Fitts says: This isn't life! This is just stuff! And it's become more important to you than living!

Lester Burnham says: This isn't life! This is just stuff! And it's become more important to you than living!

Jimmy Pope says: Corruption is our protection. Corruption keeps us safe and warm ... Corruption is why we win.

Jimmy Pope says: Corruption is our protection. Corruption keeps us safe and warm. Corruption is why we win.

Antonio says: Here lies your brother, no better than the earth he lies upon.