Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne

  • Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016)
  • Birthday: Jun 8, 1955
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • As both an actor and producer, Griffin Dunne was among the most notable figures in contemporary independent filmmaking. Born June 8, 1955, in New York City, he is the son of novelist Dominick Dunne and the nephew of author and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne. Dominique, his younger sister, was also an actress, appearing in the hit movie Poltergeist before her violent 1982 murder. Trained by Uta Hagen at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Dunne made his film debut in 1975's The Other Side of the Mountain, which he followed with work on-stage and in television. Small roles in the 1979 feature Chilly Scenes of Winter and 1981's The Fan marked his next film appearances, but the first of his roles to garner significant notice was in 1981's cult-classic An American Werewolf in London. With John Sayles' 1982 film Baby, It's You, Dunne made his debut as a producer, a venture he furthered by establishing his own company, Double Play Productions.After 1983's Cold Feet, Dunne co-produced and starred in Martin Scorsese's 1985 comedy After Hours, perhaps his best-known performance. His leading role in 1987's Me and Him, on the other hand, was arguably the most infamous turn of his career, as he portrayed an architect whose penis begins to speak. A role opposite Madonna in the disastrous 1987 comedy Who's That Girl? further dimmed Dunne's star, and after appearing in Luc Besson's 1988 epic Le Grand Bleu he spent the next two years away from the screen, instead producing work including the acclaimed Running on Empty. Supporting turns in 1991's My Girl and Once Around proved to foreshadow Dunne's move away from leading roles throughout the decade, and apart from starring in 1995's Search and Destroy the majority of his film appearances (including the acclaimed Quiz Show and I Like It Like That) were smaller character parts. Continuing his work behind the camera, in 1997 Dunne made his directorial debut with the hit romantic comedy Addicted to Love. He would go on to direct more romantic comedies, like Practical Magic and The Accidental Husband. Over the next several years, Dunne would also appear on many successful TV shows, like Trust Me and House of Lies,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Alright Now Joanne's Dad 2018
No Score Yet Gore Leonard Bernstein 2018
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Director 2017
0% My Dead Boyfriend Actor 2016
No Score Yet Consumed Peter 2015
No Score Yet Fugly! Jeffrey 2014
88% The Discoverers Lewis Birch 2014
83% Rob the Mob Dave Lovell $0.3M 2014
52% Blood Ties McNally $29.3K 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club Dr. Vass $23.8M 2013
5% Movie 43 Director $8.8M 2013
28% Broken City Sam Lancaster $19.7M 2013
53% Last Night Truman $0.2M 2011
6% The Accidental Husband Director 2009
No Score Yet Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' Actor 2009
27% Shrink Actor $93.8K 2009
71% The Great Buck Howard Assistant $0.7M 2009
86% Dominick Dunne: After the Party Actor 2008
10% The Inner Life of Martin Frost Actor 2007
64% Broken English Brad $0.9M 2007
68% Snow Angels Don Parkinson $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen: A New York Neighborhood Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Bondage Actor 2006
60% Game 6 Elliott Litvak Producer 2005
24% Fierce People Director Producer 2005
No Score Yet Sam the Man Actor 2005
No Score Yet Marie and Bruce Restaurant Patron 2004
No Score Yet The Discoverers Actor 2004
61% Stuck on You Himself $33.9M 2003
43% Piñero Agent $0.2M 2002
38% 40 Days and 40 Nights Jerry 2002
No Score Yet Cheats Mr. Davis 2002
No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Frank Zappa 2002
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Director Andrew 2001
No Score Yet Blonde Actor 2001
21% Practical Magic Director 1998
56% Addicted to Love Director 1997
19% Joe's Apartment Executive Producer 1996
33% Search and Destroy Martin $0.4M 1995
No Score Yet The Android Affair William 1995
80% I Like It Like That Stephen 1994
96% Quiz Show Account Guy 1994
42% Naked in New York Actor 1994
20% The Pickle President's Man 1993
No Score Yet Love Matters Tom 1993
No Score Yet Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even David 1992
36% Straight Talk Alan Riegert 1992
53% My Girl Mr. Bixler 1991
61% White Palace Producer Actor 1990
No Score Yet Secret Weapon Mordechai Vanunu 1990
70% Once Around Rob 1990
No Score Yet Me and Him Bert Uttanzi 1988
85% Running on Empty Producer 1988
62% The Big Blue Duffy $81.3K 1988
No Score Yet Lip Service Actor 1988
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Doctor $0.6M 1987
38% Who's That Girl? Louden Trott 1987
88% After Hours Producer Paul Hackett $10.7M 1985
No Score Yet Almost You Alex Boyer 1985
No Score Yet From Here to Maternity Actor 1985
44% Johnny Dangerously Tommy 1984
94% Baby It's You Producer $2M 1983
No Score Yet Cold Feet Tom Christo 1983
No Score Yet The Wall Mordecai Apt 1982
87% An American Werewolf in London Jack Goodman 1981
43% The Fan Production Assistant 1981
No Score Yet Head over Heels Producer Dr. Mark 1979
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Mountain Herbie Johnson 1975
No Score Yet Star Shorts Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
87% I Love Dick
2017
Sylvere
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2016
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Mario "The Rainmaker" Pelicos Mario 'The Rainmaker' Pelicos
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
91% Manhattan
2014-2015
Woodrow Lorentzen
  • 2015
59% Red Band Society
2014-2015
Director Ruben Ruben Garcia
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Producer Director Judge Jared Quinn
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% Girls
2012-2017
Thomas-John's Dad
  • 2013
81% The League
2009-2015
Burt
  • 2013
91% Damages
2007-2012
Dean Gullickson
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • 2010
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Starke
  • 2009
52% Trust Me
2009
Tony Mink
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Henry Talbott Flaherty
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2001
21% 3 LBS
2006
Jeffrey Coles
  • 2006
89% Alias
2001-2006
Leonid Lisenker
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Voice of Russell Bob
  • 1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hotel Room
1993

QUOTES FROM Griffin Dunne CHARACTERS

Julie
Hey, Paul... Do you like my hair-do?
Paul Hackett
Yes... Yes I do.
Julie
Then why don't you touch it?
Paul Hackett
Er... I don't wanna mess it up.
Julie
You won't.
Jack Goodman
(As nurse goes Jack appears) Can I have a piece of that?
Jack Goodman
[as nurse goes Jack appears] Can I have a piece of that?
David Kessler
Get the fuck out of here Jack!
Jack Goodman
Thanks a lot David!
Jack Goodman
Excuse me, but what's that star on the wall for?
Jack Goodman
There is nothing mediocre about Debbie Klein's body.
Jack Goodman
(describing his funeral) - Debbie Klein cried a lot. So, so, you know what she does? She's soooo grief-stricken, she runs to find solace in Mark Levine's bed.
David Kessler
Mark... Levine?
David Kessler
Mark. Levine?
Jack Goodman
An as*hole! Life mocks me even in death!
Jack Goodman
Have you tried talking to a corpse? It's boring.
Jack Goodman
Ah, fu*k, David...what IS THAT?!
Jack Goodman
Ah, fu*k, David. What IS THAT?!
Jack Goodman
(to the truck driver) - You have very beautiful sheep.
Jack Goodman
Now, I'm really sorry to be upsetting you, but I have to warn you.
David Kessler
Warn me?
Jack Goodman
We were attacked by a werewolf.
David Kessler
(putting his hands over his ears) - I'm not listening to this!
Jack Goodman
On the moors, we were attacked by a lycanthrope, a werewolf. I was murdered; an unnatural death, and now I walk the earth in limbo until the werewolf's curse is lifted.
David Kessler
Shut up!
Jack Goodman
The wolf's bloodline must be severed; the last remaining werewolf must be destroyed. It's you, David.
Jack Goodman
"The Slaughtered Lamb"? ...That's kind of strange. Where's the lamb?
Jack Goodman
'The Slaughtered Lamb?' That's kind of strange. Where's the lamb?
David Kessler
Probably inside getting cold. Come on.
Jack Goodman
No, really. What kind of ad is that for a pub?
David Kessler
I don't know. Would you rather the Hilton?
Jack Goodman
Those sheep sh*t on my pack.
Jack Goodman
You scared me, you sh*thead!
David Kessler
Nurse!
Jack Goodman
Listen to me!
David Kessler
(crying) - Nurse!
Jack Goodman
The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring! I'm lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others [David continues crying] ...Please don't cry.
Jack Goodman
The undead surround me. Have you ever talked to a corpse? It's boring! I'm lonely! Kill yourself, David, before you kill others [David continues crying] Please don't cry.
Jack Goodman
Do you have any hot soup?
Barmaid
No.
Jack Goodman
Do you have any coffee, then?
Jack Goodman
Do you have any, uh, hot chocolate?
Barmaid
We've spirits and beers. If it's something hot you want, have tea.
Jack Goodman
Then you have tea.
Jack Goodman
Oh.
Barmaid
I can make some for you, if you like.
Jack Goodman
Oh, yes, please.
Jack Goodman
Did you hear that?
David Kessler
I heard that.
Jack Goodman
What was it?
David Kessler
Could be a lot of things.
Jack Goodman
Yeah?
David Kessler
A coyote.
Jack Goodman
There aren't any coyotes in England.
David Kessler
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Jack Goodman
Pecos Bill.
David Kessler
Heathcliff.
Jack Goodman
Heathcliff didn't howl!
David Kessler
No, but he was on the moors.
Jack Goodman
Beware the moon, David.
David Kessler
No. I can't take this. Am I asleep now, or awake or what?
Jack Goodman
I realize I don't look so hot, David. But I thought you'd be glad to see me....David, you are hurting my feelings!
Jack Goodman
I realize I don't look so hot, David. But I thought you'd be glad to see me. David, you are hurting my feelings!
David Kessler
Hurting your feelings? Has it occurred to you that it might be unsettling to see you arise from the grave to visit me?
Darts Player
You made me miss.
Jack Goodman
Sorry.
Darts Player
I've never missed that board before.
Jack Goodman
Say "knock, knock".
Jack Goodman
Say 'knock, knock'.
David Kessler
What?
Jack Goodman
Say "knock, knock."
David Kessler
Who's there?
Jack Goodman
No, no, no. You say "knock, knock".
Jack Goodman
No, no, no. You say 'knock, knock'.
David Kessler
Knock, knock.
Jack Goodman
Who's there?
David Kessler
Who?
Jack Goodman
Don't you get it?
Jack Goodman
You don't get that joke? All right, I'll try another.
Truck Driver
That way is Proctor, and over here is the moors. I go this way.
Jack Goodman
Thanks for the ride, sir. You have lovely sheep.
Truck Driver
Boys, keep off the moors, stick to the roads. The best to ya...
David Kessler
Thanks again (to the sheep) ...We'll miss you...Bye girls.
David Kessler
Thanks again (to the sheep) We'll miss you. Bye girls.
Jack Goodman
(appearing for the first time as the undead) - Can I have a piece of toast?
David Kessler
Get the fu*k outta here, Jack.
Jack Goodman
It's a full moon..."Beware the moon"...
Jack Goodman
It's a full moon. 'Beware the moon.'
David Kessler
And stick to the road. ...Oops.
David Kessler
And stick to the road. Oops.
Jack Goodman
I vote we go back to the Slaughtered Lamb.
Jack Goodman
"The Slaughtered Lamb"?
Jack Goodman
The Slaughtered Lamb?
David Kessler
That's kinda strange.
Jack Goodman
...Where's the lamb?
Jack Goodman
Where's the lamb?
David Kessler
Probably inside getting cold. Come one.
David Kessler
Probably inside getting cold. Come on.
Jack Goodman
No, really, what kinda ad is that for a pub?
David Kessler
I don't know, would you rather the Hilton?