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Ed Harris

Lowest Rated:   8% Virginia (2012)
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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 cla

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Geostorm
  • Secretary
2017
No Score Yet mother!
  • Actor
2017
25% In Dubious Battle
  • Joy
2017
55% Rules Don't Apply
  • Mr. Bransford
2016
60% Run All Night
  • Shawn Maguire
2015
31% Cymbeline
  • Cymbeline
2015
52% Frontera
  • Roy
2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Blade Ranger
2014
95% Snowpiercer
  • Wilford
2014
42% The Face of Love
  • Garret Mathis/Tom Young
2014
27% Sweetwater
  • Executive Producer
2013
96% Gravity
  • Mission Control Voice
2013
49% Pain & Gain
  • Ed Dubois
2013
25% Phantom
  • Demi
2013
8% Virginia
  • Richard Tipton
2012
31% Man on a Ledge
  • David Englander
2012
65% Game Change
  • John McCain
2012
No Score Yet Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That
  • Actor
2012
21% Salvation Boulevard
  • Dr. Paul Blaylock
2011
60% That's What I Am
  • Mr. Simon
2011
75% The Way Back
  • Mr. Smith
2011
50% Touching Home
  • Charlie Winston
2010
No Score Yet Return to Tarawa
  • Narrator
2009
No Score Yet Once Fallen
  • Father (Liam Ryan)
2009
77% Appaloosa
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Virgil Cole
  • Director
2008
17% Cleaner
  • Eddie Lorenzo
2008
35% National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Mitch Wilkinson
2007
94% Gone Baby Gone
  • Remy Bressant
2007
28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille)
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
2006
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Paradise
  • Melville
2006
40% Winter Passing
  • Don Holden
2006
87% A History of Violence
  • Carl Fogarty
2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls
  • Miles Roby
2005
No Score Yet Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Actor
2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Actor
2004
36% Radio
  • Coach Jones
2003
43% The Human Stain
  • Lester Farely
2003
86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
  • Actor
2003
78% Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
  • Narrator
2003
24% Masked and Anonymous
  • Oscar Vogel
2003
81% The Hours
  • Richard Brown
2002
75% A Beautiful Mind
  • Parcher
2001
54% Enemy at the Gates
  • Konig
2001
73% Buffalo Soldiers
  • Col. Berman
2001
81% Pollock
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Producer
  • Director
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
44% Stepmom
  • Luke Harrison
1998
94% The Truman Show
  • Christof
1998
45% 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
75% Nixon
  • E. Howard Hunt
1995
95% Apollo 13
  • Gene Kranz
1995
25% Just Cause
  • Blair Sullivan
1995
8% Milk Money
  • Tom Wheeler
1994
40% China Moon
  • Kyle Bodine
1994
26% Needful Things
  • Sheriff Alan J. Pangborn
1993
75% The Firm
  • Wayne Tarrance
1993
No Score Yet Under Pressure: Making The Abyss
  • Actor
1993
94% 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
94% Sweet Dreams
  • Charlie Dick
1985
No Score Yet Code Name: Emerald (Deep Cover)
  • Gus Lang
1985
No Score Yet Alamo Bay
  • Shang
1985
96% Places in the Heart
  • Wayne
1984
No Score Yet A Flash Of Green
  • Jimmy Wing
1984
92% Swing Shift
  • Jack Walsh
1984
89% Under Fire
  • Oates
1983
98% The Right Stuff
  • John Glenn
1983
69% Creepshow
  • Hank
1982
75% 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
79% Coma
  • Pathology Resident #2
1978
No Score Yet The Amazing Howard Hughes
  • Russ
1977
No Score Yet Soul to Soul
  • Actor
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
89% Westworld
2015-2016
  • The Man in Black
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Lonny
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
  • Voice

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