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.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up Benjamin 2020
64% Unicorn Store Actor 2019
65% A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander 2018
71% Paper Year Noah Bearinger 2018
22% Ithaca Tom Spangler 2016
53% 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


96% Fargo
Larue Dollars 2017
54% The Crazy Ones
Andrew Keaneally Andrew Kennedy 2014
59% The Newsroom
Jerry Dantana 2013
94% The Good Wife
David LaGuardia 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
55% The Big C
Dave 2012
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
Matthew 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
Guest 2009
97% Ugly Betty
Evan Grant 2009
96% Pushing Daisies
John Joseph Jacobs 2007
84% American Dreams
Silver Stan Silver 2004
50% Gideon's Crossing
Dr. Bruce Cherry 2001


Ralph Branca says: Come on, take a shower with me, Jackie.

Jason says: If it's gonna work out could you just give me a little indication?

Joe The Moon says: I don't know anything. I'm just a rock in the sky.

Cal Zapata says: If those ships can do this, what do you think 50 can do, or 500,000?

Jason says: Do you think if I move my hand it would be morning by now?

Joe The Moon says: Morning? It would be Friday.

Jason says: What?

Joe The Moon says: It has been 3:14 for days now.

Jason says: 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 says: 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 says: Okay.

Cal Zapata says: Who talks like that!?

Cal Zapata says: Who talks like that?

Jason says: 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 says: I have to tell you something.

Jason says: What?

Sophie says: Um... one thing is, that I'm wild.