Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

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

Lowest Rated: 15% Boys (1996)

Birthday: Jul 9, 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.

Highest rated movies

Little Women A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
The Muppets
Lone Star
City of Hope
Matewan
The Town
Thousand Pieces of Gold

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet With/In Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2021
41% 63% Irresistible Jack Hastings (Character) - 2020
95% 92% Little Women Mr. Laurence (Character) $108.1M 2019
95% 92% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Jerry Vogel (Character) $61.7M 2019
89% 93% Intelligent Lives Narrator,
Executive Producer
- 2018
69% 69% Cars 3 Smokey (Voice) $152.9M 2017
34% 42% Live by Night Chief Figgis (Character) $10.4M 2016
70% 65% Coming Through the Rye J.D. Salinger (Character) $4.0K 2015
54% 54% Demolition Phil (Character) $1.8M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Spin Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2015
67% 65% August: Osage County Charles Aiken (Character) $37.7M 2013
98% 90% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Unknown (Voice) - 2012
54% 45% The Company You Keep Daniel Sloan (Character) $5.1M 2012
67% 34% Cargo Producer - 2011
95% 80% The Muppets Tex Richman (Character) $88.6M 2011
60% 56% Amigo Col. Hardacre (Character) $183.5K 2010
67% 55% The Company Men Phil Woodward (Character) $4.4M 2010
30% 28% The Tempest Antonio (Character) $263.4K 2010
92% 85% The Town Stephen MacRay (Character) $92.2M 2010
27% 69% Remember Me Neil Craig (Character) $19.1M 2010
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Douglas (Voice) $77.2M 2009
54% 36% Married Life Harry Allen (Character) $1.5M 2007
51% 76% The Kingdom Grant Sykes (Character) $47.5M 2007
84% 67% Breach Robert Hanssen (Character) $33.0M 2007
89% 82% Capote Alvin Dewey (Character) $28.7M 2005
73% 67% Syriana Jimmy Pope (Character) $50.8M 2005
61% 68% Jarhead Lt. Col. Kazinski (Character) $62.6M 2005
48% 32% Silver City Dickie Pilager (Character) $1.0M 2004
50% 66% My House in Umbria Unknown (Character) - 2003
77% 76% Seabiscuit Tom Smith (Character) $120.1M 2003
No Score Yet 86% Interstate 60 Bob Cody (Character) - 2002
91% 85% Adaptation John Laroche (Character) $22.2M 2002
83% 93% The Bourne Identity Alexander Conklin (Character) $121.5M 2002
62% 81% The Patriot Colonel Harry Burwell (Character) $113.3M 2000
47% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Lieutenant Gerke (Character) $90.6M 2000
87% 93% American Beauty Colonel Fitts (Character) $130.1M 1999
91% 88% October Sky John Hickam (Character) $32.6M 1999
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Frank Booker (Character) $75.4M 1998
37% 78% Great Expectations 'Uncle' Joe (Character) $26.3M 1998
No Score Yet 0% Alone Gus Jr. (Character) - 1997
40% 33% 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
68% 85% A Time to Kill Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney (Character) $108.7M 1996
15% 26% Boys Mr. John Baker (Character) $513.8K 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 Ned Blessing Anthony Blessing (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bed of Lies Price Daniel, Jr. (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 44% Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Unknown (Character) - 1992
94% 82% City of Hope Riggs (Character) $1.3M 1991
65% 55% Guilty by Suspicion Larry Nolan (Character) $8.4M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Darrow Eugene Debs (Character) - 1991
92% 67% Thousand Pieces of Gold Charlie (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Piece of Sunshine Ernie Favaro (Character) - 1990
94% 93% Matewan Joe Kenehan (Character) $23.9K 1987

TV

Credit
78% 65% 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
83% 88% 11.22.63 Al Templeton (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 100% American Experience Narrator 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
98% 100% Lonesome Dove July Johnson (Character) 1989
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987