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Elliott Gould

Highest Rated:   98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:   0% Live At The Foxes Den (2013)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
Elliot Gould was one of Hollywood's hottest actors of the early '70s and though he reached the peak of his popularity years ago, he remains a steadily employed supporting and character actor. Gould's lifelong involvement in show business is partially the result of his mother. In classical stage mother fashion, she made an eight-year-old Gould take numerous classes in performing, singing, and dance, including ballet. She enrolled him in Manhattan's Professional Children's School and then had him perform in hospitals, temples, and sometimes on television. Gould was also a child model. During summers, Gould performed at Catskill mountain resorts. When he was 18, he made it into a Broadway chorus line. Working odd jobs in between minor stage gigs, Gould did not get his big break until he joined the chorus line of the musical Irma La Douce. From there he won the leading role opposite Barbra Streisand in I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Though the two leads got good reviews, the show did not and rapidly closed. During its short run, Gould and Streisand fell in love, and in 1963, married. The following year, Gould made an inauspicious feature-film debut playing a deaf-mute in The Confession (1964). He did much better in his second film, The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). While Gould's career seemed jammed in neutral, his wife's popularity hit the stratosphere, and for a time, he helped arrange her television appearances. By 1967, after years of being called Mr. Streisand and undergoing analysis, Gould untied the knot with Streisand. Gould became a star in 1969 when his co-starring role in the sex comedy Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination. After playing Trapper John in Robert Altman's counterculture classic M*A*S*H, Gould at last made it to the big league. Tall, curly-haired, more homely than handsome, laid-back, unconventional, sensitive, and unabashedly Jewish, Gould was tremendously popular with young adults who strongly identified with the often confused and neurotic characters he played. Gould's subsequent few films, notably Getting Straight (1970) and Little Murders, reinforced his counterculture image. For a while, he seemed to be everywhere, but by 1973, his career had already begun tapering off. A powerfully subtle performance as Philip Marlow in Altman's Long Goodbye (1973) proved that Gould had talent to spare, but over the next few years, he chose several independent, under the radar films, like California Split and Capricorn One. Over the coming decades, Gould would eventually find an ideal level of fame and activity, appearing in a massive number of films, like Dangerous Love, Bugsy, Ocean's Eleven (and its sequels), and Contagion. Gould would also enjoy a beloved recurring role on the massively successful sitom Friends as the father of Ross and Monica Geller.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Humor Me
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The History of Love
  • Bruno Leibovitch
2016
No Score Yet L'histoire de l'amour
  • Bruno Leibovitch
2016
No Score Yet Yellowbird
  • Actor
2014
67% Altman
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Michaels
  • Max
2014
0% Live At The Foxes Den
  • Paul Munchack
2013
No Score Yet Switchmas (Ira Finkelstein's Christmas)
  • Sam Finkelstein
2013
No Score Yet Divorce Invitation
  • Paul Lipnicks
2013
15% Dorfman in Love
  • Burt Dorfman
$14.2k 2013
67% Fred Won't Move Out
  • Fred
2012
79% Ruby Sparks
  • Dr. Rosenthal
$2.6M 2012
93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
  • Actor
2012
84% Contagion
  • Dr. Ian Sussman
$75.7M 2011
No Score Yet All I Want is Christmas
  • Sam Finkelstein
2011
No Score Yet The Encore of Tony Duran
  • Jerry Braill
2011
No Score Yet Removal
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Expecting Mary
  • Horace Weitzel
2010
No Score Yet Morning
  • Dr. Goodman
2010
No Score Yet Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy
  • Narrator
2009
13% The Caller
  • Frank Turlotte
2008
No Score Yet The Deal
  • Rabbi Seth Gutterman
2008
No Score Yet Electile Dysfunction
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Little Hercules
  • Actor
2008
14% The Ten Commandments
  • God
$0.9M 2007
No Score Yet Saving Sarah Cain
  • Bill
2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen
  • Reuben Tishkoff
$78.9M 2007
No Score Yet Seasons in the Valley
  • Narrator
2007
No Score Yet St. Urbain's Horseman
  • Actor
2007
20% Open Window
  • John
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Little Hercules in 3-D
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks
  • Actor
2005
56% Ocean's Twelve
  • Reuben Tishkoff
$125.5M 2004
No Score Yet Bad Apple
  • `Buddha' Stanzione
2004
No Score Yet Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time
  • Mr. Stoppable
2003
No Score Yet Puckoon
  • Dr. Goldstein
2003
89% The Cat Returns
  • Toto
2002
No Score Yet A Yiddish World Remembered
  • Narrator
2002
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Reuben
$183.4M 2001
57% Boys Life 3
  • Aaron's Father
2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces
  • Father LaCage
2000
64% Playing Mona Lisa
  • Bernie Goldstein
2000
No Score Yet Busted
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Michael Kael contre la World News Company
  • Coogan
1998
83% American History X
  • Murray
1998
41% The Big Hit
  • Morton Schulman
1998
43% City of Industry
  • Gangster (Uncredited)
1997
54% Johns
  • Manny Gould
1997
No Score Yet Busted
  • Game Show Host
1996
No Score Yet Let It Be Me
  • Actor
1995
54% Kicking and Screaming
  • Grover's Dad
1995
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart
  • Mr. Baum
1995
No Score Yet A Boy Called Hate
  • Richard Wells
1995
No Score Yet Kill Shot
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Cover Me
  • Capt. Richards
1995
No Score Yet The November Conspiracy
  • Senator George M. Kohn
1995
64% The Glass Shield
  • Greenspan
1994
55% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Himself
1994
No Score Yet The Dangerous
  • Levine
1994
No Score Yet Wet and Wild Summer! (Exchange Lifeguards)
  • Mike McCain
1993
No Score Yet Amore!
  • Agent
1993
No Score Yet Hitz
  • Judge Callow
1992
98% The Player
  • Himself
1992
No Score Yet Frogs!
  • Bill
1992
No Score Yet Beyond Justice
  • Red Merchantson
1992
85% Bugsy
  • Harry Greenberg
1991
No Score Yet Dead Men Don't Die
  • Barry Barron
1991
91% The Big Picture
  • Attorney
1989
14% The Lemon Sisters
  • Fred Frank
1989
No Score Yet Night Visitor
  • Ron
1989
No Score Yet Frog
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Dangerous Love
  • Rick
1988
No Score Yet The Telephone
  • Rodney
1988
No Score Yet Vanishing Act
  • Lieutenant Rudameyer
1988
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Act of Betrayal
  • Callaghan
1988
No Score Yet Inside Out
  • Jimmy Morgan
1987
No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8
  • Leonard Weinglass
1987
No Score Yet Lethal Obsession
  • Serge Gart
1987
81% The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Himself
1984
No Score Yet Over the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Alby Sherman
1984
No Score Yet The Naked Face
  • Angeli
1984
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Devil & Max Devlin
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Dirty Tricks
  • Prof. Colin Chandler
1981
18% The Devil and Max Devlin
  • Max Devlin
1981
No Score Yet Camp Stories
  • Older David Katz
1980
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
  • Noah Dugan
1980
No Score Yet Falling in Love Again
  • Harry Lewis
1980
20% The Lady Vanishes
  • Robert Condon
1979
88% The Muppet Movie
  • Beauty Contest Compete
1979
No Score Yet Escape to Athena
  • Charlie
1979
No Score Yet The Silent Partner
  • Miles Cullen
1978
No Score Yet Matilda
  • Bernie Bonnelli
1978
61% Capricorn One
  • Robert Caulfield
1978
65% A Bridge Too Far
  • Col. Bobby Stout
1977
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York
  • Walter Hill
1976
No Score Yet Who?
  • Sean Rogers
1975
94% Nashville
  • Himself
1975
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now
  • Les Bingham
1975
No Score Yet Whiffs
  • Dudley Frapper
1975
No Score Yet Mean Johnny Barrows
  • The Professor
1975
93% California Split
  • Charlie Waters
1974
No Score Yet S*P*Y*S
  • Griff
1974
No Score Yet Busting
  • Michael Keneely
1974
97% The Long Goodbye
  • Philip Marlowe
1973
56% The Touch
  • David Kovac
1971
63% Little Murders
  • Producer
  • Alfred Chamberlain
1971
87% M*A*S*H
  • Trapper John
1970
No Score Yet I Love My...Wife
  • Dr. Richard Burrows
1970
33% Getting Straight
  • Harry Bailey
1970
91% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Ted Henderson
1969
No Score Yet The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease)
  • Billy
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
17% 9JKL
2017
  • Harry
  • 2017
53% Doubt
2017
  • Isaiah Klein Isaiah Roth
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sensitive Skin
2014-2016
  • Dr. Cass
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Leo Hirsch
  • 2016
81% Maron
2013-2016
  • Himself
  • 2015
17% Mulaney
2014-2015
  • Alfred Oscar
  • 2015
  • 2014
83% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Ezra Goldman Ezra Goodman
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
52% Back in the Game
2013
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
  • 2012
45% The Cape
2011
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
2005-2007
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1980
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976

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