Hamish Linklater

Hamish Linklater

  • Highest Rated: 88% The Big Short (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
  • Birthday: Jul 7, 1976
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of famed acting instructor and vocal coach Kristin Linklater, character actor Hamish Linklater cut his professional chops on the stage before moving into filmed work. Hamish commenced his professional training with Shakespearean roles before the age of ten, and after his secondary school education enrolled at Amherst College in Boston. Key theatrical assignments following graduation included a part in a production of Cyclone at Studio Dante and a role opposite Jill Clayburgh in The Busy World Is Hushed at Playwrights Horizons. Meanwhile, Linklater stepped in front of the cameras for a multi-episode turn on American Dreams (2004) and a regular role, as Dr. Bruce Cherry, a physician in a Boston teaching hospital, on Gideon's Crossing (2000). The actor also signed for parts in Hollywood features including the telemovie Live from Baghdad (2002) and the theatrical release Fantastic Four (2005), as well as a regular role in the cast of the Julia Louis-Dreyfus CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, playing Matthew, the brother of the recently divorced title character (Louis-Dreyfus). When Christine came to an close, Linklater starred in a pair of well-respected indie films, The Future and Lola Versus, before appearing in the would-be mega-blockbuster Battleship.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

63% Unicorn Store Actor 2019
65% A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander 2018
71% Paper Year Noah Bearinger 2018
22% Ithaca Tom Spangler 2016
52% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) Tim 2016
88% The Big Short Porter Collins 2015
51% Magic in the Moonlight Brice 2014
No Score Yet Redemption Trail David 2014
9% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Tommy Altmann 2014
80% 42 Ralph Branca $95.1M 2013
36% Lola Versus Henry $0.3M 2012
34% Battleship Cal Zapata $65.2M 2012
72% The Future Jason $0.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Violent Kind Frank 2008
No Score Yet Affair Game Actor 2006
27% Fantastic Four Leonard $154.5M 2005
No Score Yet Five Days to Midnight Carl Axelrod 2004
88% Live from Baghdad Richard Roth 2002
57% Groove David Turner 2000

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

96% Fargo
2014-2017
Larue Dollars
  • 2017
54% The Crazy Ones
2013-2014
Andrew Keaneally Andrew Kennedy
  • 2014
  • 2013
58% The Newsroom
2012-2014
Jerry Dantana
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
David LaGuardia
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • 2012
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Dave
  • 2012
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Matthew
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Evan Grant
  • 2009
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
John Joseph Jacobs
  • 2007
84% American Dreams
2002-2005
Silver Stan Silver
  • 2004
50% Gideon's Crossing
2000-2001
Dr. Bruce Cherry
  • 2001
  • 2000

QUOTES FROM Hamish Linklater CHARACTERS

Ralph Branca
Come on, take a shower with me, Jackie.
Jason
If it's gonna work out could you just give me a little indication?
Joe The Moon
I don't know anything. I'm just a rock in the sky.
Cal Zapata
If those ships can do this, what do you think 50 can do, or 500,000?
Jason
Do you think if I move my hand it would be morning by now?
Joe The Moon
Morning? It would be Friday.
Jason
What?
Joe The Moon
It has been 3:14 for days now.
Jason
Everything must look so familiar to you. It must feel like you are coming back to the place that you loved. It must be nice. But it’s gone, by the way. This is a totally new land now.
Jason
Everything must look so familiar to you. It must feel like you are coming back to the place that you loved. It must be nice. But it's gone, by the way. This is a totally new land now.
Sophie
Okay.
Cal Zapata
Who talks like that!?
Cal Zapata
Who talks like that?
Jason
Well, you know how...how like in the cartoons, when the building gets hit with the wrecking ball, right before the building falls down, there's always like this moment where it's perfectly still, right before it collapses? We're in that moment. The wrecking ball has already hit all of this, and this is just the moment before it all falls down.
Sophie
I have to tell you something.
Jason
What?
Sophie
Um... one thing is, that I'm wild.