Ed Harris

Ed Harris

Highest Rated: 100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

Lowest Rated: 8% Eye for an Eye (1996)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1950

Birthplace: Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

Bearing sharp, blue-eyed features and the outward demeanor of an everyday Joe, Ed Harris possesses a quiet, charismatic strength and intensity capable of electrifying the screen. During the course of his lengthy career, he has proven his talent repeatedly in roles both big and small, portraying characters both villainous and sympathetic.Born Edward Allen Harris in Tenafly, NJ, on November 28, 1950, Harris was an athlete in high school and went on to spend two years playing football at Columbia University. His interest in acting developed after he transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he studied acting and gained experience in summer stock. Harris next attended the California Institute of the Arts, graduating with a Fine Arts degree. He went on to find steady work in the West Coast theatrical world before moving to New York. In 1983, he debuted off-Broadway in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love in a part especially written for him. His performance won him an Obie for Best Actor. Three years later, he made his Broadway debut in George Firth's Precious Sons and was nominated for a Tony. During the course of his career, Harris has gone on to garner numerous stage awards from associations on both coasts. Harris made his screen debut in 1977's made-for-television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes. The following year, he made his feature-film debut with a small role in Coma (1978), but his career didn't take off until director George Romero starred Harris in Knightriders (1981). The director also cast him in his next film, Creepshow (1982). Harris' big break as a movie star came in 1983 when he was cast as straight-arrow astronaut John Glenn in the film version of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff. Twelve years later, Harris would again enter the world of NASA, this time playing unsung hero Gene Krantz (and earning an Oscar nomination) in Ron Howard's Apollo 13.The same year he starred in The Right Stuff, Harris further exhibited his range in his role as a psychopathic mercenary in Under Fire. The following year, he appeared in three major features, including the highly touted Places in the Heart. In addition to earning him positive notices, the film introduced him to his future wife, Amy Madigan, who also co-starred with him in Alamo Bay (1985). In 1989, Harris played one of his best-known roles in The Abyss (1989), bringing great humanity to the heroic protagonist, a rig foreman working on a submarine. He did further notable work in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, and turned in a suitably creepy performance as Christof, the manipulative creator of Truman Burbank's world in Peter Weir's The Truman Show (1998). Harris earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work. The following year, he could be seen in The Third Miracle, starring as a Catholic priest who finds his faith sorely tested.The new millennium found Harris' labor of love, the artist biopic Pollock, seeing the light of day after nearly a decade of development. Spending years painting and researching the modernist painter, Harris carefully and lovingly oversaw all aspects of the film, including directing, producing, and starring in the title role. The project served as a turning point in Harris' remarkable career, showing audiences and critics alike that there was more to the man of tranquil intensity than many may have anticipated; Harris was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his work. 2001 saw Harris as a German sniper with his targets set on Jude Law in the wartime suspense-drama Enemy at the Gates, and later as a bumbling Army captain in the irreverent Joaquin Phoenix vehicle Buffalo Soldiers. With his portrayal of a well known author succumbing to the ravages of AIDS in 2002's The Hours, Harris would recieve his fourth Oscar nominattion. 2004 found the actor working with Zooey Deschanel for Winter Passing, a psychological drama in which he played a one-time popular novelist who claims he is working on one last book. Harris was praised for his wor


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Resistance George S. Patton 2020
59% The Last Full Measure Mott 2020
71% Kodachrome Benjamin Ryder 2018
16% Geostorm Leonard Dekkom $33.7M 2017
69% mother! Man $17.3M 2017
30% In Dubious Battle Joy 2017
55% Rules Don't Apply Mr. Bransford $3.7M 2016
21% The Adderall Diaries Neil Elliott $11.8K 2016
31% Cymbeline Cymbeline 2015
58% Run All Night Shawn Maguire 2015
54% Frontera Roy $59.8K 2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue Blade Ranger $42.7M 2014
95% Snowpiercer Wilford $2.8M 2014
42% The Face of Love Garret Mathis/Tom Young $0.2M 2014
27% Sweetwater Sheriff Jackson Executive Producer 2013
96% Gravity Mission Control Voice $274.1M 2013
50% Pain & Gain Ed Dubois $49.4M 2013
25% Phantom Demi $1.1M 2013
11% Virginia Richard Tipton $11.6K 2012
32% Man on a Ledge David Englander $18.5M 2012
68% Game Change John McCain 2012
No Score Yet Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That Actor 2012
No Score Yet Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape Narrator 2012
23% Salvation Boulevard Dr. Paul Blaylock $27.9K 2011
60% That's What I Am Mr. Simon 2011
74% The Way Back Mr. Smith $2.6M 2011
50% Touching Home Charlie Winston 2010
No Score Yet Return to Tarawa Narrator 2009
No Score Yet Once Fallen Father (Liam Ryan) 2009
76% Appaloosa Director Virgil Cole Producer $20.2M 2008
17% Cleaner Eddie Lorenzo 2008
36% National Treasure: Book of Secrets Mitch Wilkinson $220M 2007
94% Gone Baby Gone Remy Bressant $20.4M 2007
28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) Ludwig Van Beethoven $0.3M 2006
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Paradise Melville 2006
42% Winter Passing Don Holden 2006
87% A History of Violence Carl Fogarty $31.6M 2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls Miles Roby 2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Actor 2005
35% Radio Coach Jones $52.3M 2003
42% The Human Stain Lester Farely 2003
86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Actor 2003
78% Volcanoes of the Deep Sea Narrator 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Oscar Vogel $0.2M 2003
80% The Hours Richard Brown $41.5M 2002
74% A Beautiful Mind Parcher 2001
54% Enemy at the Gates Konig $50.6M 2001
73% Buffalo Soldiers Col. Berman 2001
81% Pollock Jackson Pollock Director Producer $7.3M 2000
51% Waking the Dead Jerry 2000
44% The Prime Gig Kelly Grant 2000
67% The Third Miracle Father Frank Shore 1999
No Score Yet Jackson Pollock: Love & Death On Long Island Actor 1999
45% Stepmom Luke Harrison 1998
94% The Truman Show Christof 1998
48% Absolute Power Det. Seth Frank 1997
No Score Yet Great Performances Actor 1997
66% The Rock Gen. Francis X. Hummel 1996
No Score Yet Riders of the Purple Sage Jim Lassiter Executive Producer 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Mack McCann 1996
No Score Yet The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage Voice of Sam Peckinpah 1996
74% Nixon E. Howard Hunt 1995
95% Apollo 13 Gene Kranz 1995
24% Just Cause Blair Sullivan 1995
10% Milk Money Tom Wheeler 1994
40% China Moon Kyle Bodine 1994
31% Needful Things Sheriff Alan J. Pangborn 1993
75% The Firm Wayne Tarrance 1993
No Score Yet Under Pressure: Making The Abyss Actor 1993
95% Glengarry Glen Ross Dave Moss 1992
No Score Yet Running Mates Hugh Hathaway 1992
No Score Yet Paris Trout Harry Seagraves 1991
84% State of Grace Frankie Flannery 1990
89% The Abyss Bud Brigman 1989
64% Jacknife David 'High School' Flannigan 1989
No Score Yet The Abyss (Special Edition) Actor 1989
80% To Kill a Priest Stefan 1988
40% Walker William Walker 1987
No Score Yet El Último Inocente Harry Nash 1987
90% Sweet Dreams Charlie Dick 1985
No Score Yet Code Name: Emerald (Deep Cover) Gus Lang 1985
No Score Yet Alamo Bay Shang 1985
93% Places in the Heart Wayne 1984
No Score Yet A Flash Of Green Jimmy Wing 1984
87% Swing Shift Jack Walsh 1984
90% Under Fire Oates 1983
96% The Right Stuff John Glenn 1983
73% Creepshow Hank 1982
77% Knightriders Billy 1981
No Score Yet Borderline Hotchkiss 1980
No Score Yet The Aliens Are Coming Chuck Polchek 1980
No Score Yet The Seekers Lt. William Clark 1979
80% Coma Pathology Resident #2 1978
No Score Yet The Amazing Howard Hughes Russ 1977
No Score Yet Soul to Soul Actor 1971


No Score Yet The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power
Narrator 2019
86% Westworld
The Man in Black The Man in Black 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2015
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Voice 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2006
94% Frasier
Guest 1995
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
Voice 1994
No Score Yet CHiPs
Lonny 1981
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Off. Rudy Kempner 1978
No Score Yet Great Performances


Wilford says: Curtis, everyone has their preordained position, and everyone is in their place except you.

Curtis says: That's what people in the best place say to the people in the worst place.

Tom says: You are something else. I could take a bath in how you look at me.

Christof says: Say something, god dammit! You are in television! You're live to the whole world!

Truman Burbank says: Was nothing real?

Christof says: You were real... that's what make you so good to watch.

Truman Burbank says: Was nothing real?

Christof says: You were real... that's what make you so good to watch.

Wilford says: Nice.

Blade Ranger says: Rip off his landing gear!

Blade Ranger says: You came here to become a firefighter.

V says: Nobody's treated me the way you do.

Tom Wheeler says: How do I treat you?

V says: Like a person.

Tom Wheeler says: How does everybody else treat you?

V says: Like a hooker.

Tom Wheeler says: Why do they treat you like that?

V says: Because I am hooker!

Edna Spalding says: Moze.

Moze says: Yes, ma'am.

Wayne Lomax says: You took a no-account piece of land and a bunch of people that didn't know what they were doin', and you farmed it better than anyone. Colored or white.

Christof says: Seahaven is the way the world should be.

Christof says: We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that.

Christof says: We accept the reality of the world with which we're presented. It's as simple as that.

Mission Control Voice says: Kennedy reports meteorological conditions. No-go for reentry.

Mission Control Voice says: Abort mission, get out of there.

Matt Kowalski says: Houston, I have a bad feeling about this mission.

Mission Control Voice says: Please elaborate.

Matt Kowalski says: Well, it reminds of a story...

Mr. Smith says: Kindness--that can kill you here.

Christof says: I know you better than you know yourself.

Truman Burbank says: You never had a camera in my head.

Col. Wallace Berman says: A thousand gallons of Mop and Glow? Do we really need that much?

Truman Burbank says: Who are you?

Christof says: I am the Creator - of a television show that gives hope and joy and inspiration to millions.

Truman Burbank says: Then who am I?

Christof says: You're the star.

Mr. Simon says: You should always have a book with you.

Oates says: I got more of a bit part here, but I'm not that good.

Lauren/Sylvia says: Look at what you've done to him!

Christof says: I have given Truman the chance to lead a normal life. The world, the place you live in, is the sick place.

Christof says: It's no accident that I wear this goofy little beanie.

Christof says: We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.

Jackson Pollock says: I'm not the fool, you're the fool.

Remy Bressant says: [about Patrick] Half the guys he knows are degenerates.

Patrick Kenzie says: Yeah, you know what the other half are?

Remy Bressant says: What?

Patrick Kenzie says: Cops. Don't hold it against me.

Bud Brigman says: Keep your pantyhose on.

John McCain says: You're one of the leaders of the party now Sarah. Don't get co-opted by Limbaugh and the other extremists. They'll destroy the party if you let them.

Remy Bressant says: Kids forgive, they don't judge, they turn the other cheek, and what do they get for it?

Gene Kranz says: We have never lost an American in space, and we're sure not gonna lose one on my watch. Failure is not an option.

Christof says: We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.

Mr. Simon says: I am a teacher that's what I am

Mr. Simon says: I am a teacher that's what I am.

Richard Brown says: I don't think I can make it to the party, Clarissa.

Network Executive says: You can't kill him on live TV!

Network Executive says: We can't let him die in front of a live audience!

Christof says: He was born on live TV.

Christof says: He was born in front of a live audience.

Edna Spalding says: EDNA SPALDING: "Moze." MOZE: "Yes, mam." EDNA SPALDING: "You took a no-account piece of land and a bunch of people that didn't know what they were doing...and you farmed it better than anyone. Colored or white.

Edna Spalding says: Moze.

Moze says: Yes, mam.

Wayne Lomax says: You took a no-account piece of land and a bunch of people that didn't know what they were doing, and you farmed it better than anyone. Colored or white.

Mr. Simon says: Human Dignity + Compassion = Peace

Mr. Simon says: Human dignity plus compassion equals peace.

Christof says: I am the Creator... of a television show that brings joy to many viewers!

Christof says: I am the creator of a television show that gives hope and joy and inspiration to millions.

Christof says: That's our hero shot.

Carl Fogarty says: Still crazy fucking Joey.

Christof says: Cue the sun!

Mr. Smith says: If your thinkin about makin a run for it....I'm with ya

Mr. Smith says: If your thinkin' about makin a run for it....I'm with ya.