James LeGros

James Le Gros

Highest Rated: 100% Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% Solarbabies (1986)

Birthday: Apr 27, 1962

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In the 1990s, James LeGros built a career that paralleled the track of independent cinema, becoming a go-to actor for both lead and supporting parts in some of the signature indie films of the decade. LeGros stuck his foot in Hollywood's door in the mid-1980s, his blond, square-jawed countenance often netting him one-off television jobs as young toughs or other sundry low-lifes. After landing his first feature with the notorious sci-fi bomb "Solarbabies" (1987) and his first lead role in the equally maligned horror outing "Phantasm II" (1988), LeGros would find a niche in the less-monied quarters of the filmmaking world, beginning with the Gus Van Sant film "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) and building into one of the most prolific indie careers in the business. He would largely figure into the existentialist meanderings of "Generation X" films, as seen in the likes of "Singles" (1992), "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), "Floundering" (1994) and "The Low Life" (1995), and hit his stride as an entitled superstar slumming in an indie film for the street cred in "Living in Oblivion" (1995). In 2000, he transitioned into television, joining the cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002), which would put him on a track for an intermittent TV career, highlighted by the Showtime series "Sleeper Cell" (2005), the NBC drama "Mercy" (2009-2010), lavish HBO period miniseries "Mildred Pierce" (2011) and critically-acclaimed cable series "Justified" (FX 2010-14). A longtime indie darling and slacker-stereotype specialist, LeGros' body of work bore out his capacity to play everything from hero to heel across nearly every genre of film and television.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
57% No Score Yet Buck Run William Templeton (Character) - 2019
82% No Score Yet Phoenix, Oregon Bobby (Character) - 2019
39% 46% Nostalgia Patrick (Character) $84.9K 2018
91% 61% Support the Girls Cubby (Character) $128.6K 2018
70% 40% Wildling The Wolf Man (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar Bob (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dating My Mother Chester (Character) - 2017
91% 51% Certain Women Ryan Lewis (Character) $1M 2016
25% 40% The People Garden Director (Character) - 2016
75% 15% Stray Bullets Cody (Character) - 2016
57% 17% Big Muddy Buford Carver (Character) $546 2015
No Score Yet 27% Point Break FBI Dept. Director No. 2 (Character) $15.6M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Hours Between Planes Unknown (Character) - 2014
56% 77% The Young Kieslowski Walter Mallard (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Gun Bill John O'Henry (Character) - 2013
80% 52% Redwood Highway Michael Vaughn (Character) $1.3M 2013
86% 42% Night Moves Feed Factory Clerk (Character) $252.9K 2013
86% 68% A Birder's Guide to Everything Donald Portnoy (Character) - 2013
75% 64% Big Miracle Karl Hootkin (Character) $20.1M 2012
57% 31% Bitter Feast Peter Gray (Character) - 2010
47% 36% Skateland Clive Burkham (Character) $11.1K 2010
45% 29% Winged Creatures Dan (Character) - 2008
33% 22% Sherman's Way Palmer (Character) $9.6K 2008
70% 54% Visioneers Julieen (Character) - 2008
76% 34% The Last Winter James Hoffman (Character) $32.9K 2006
28% 35% Trust the Man Dante (Character) $1.5M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Matthew Paradise (Character) - 2004
31% 41% November Hugh (Character) $191.3K 2004
No Score Yet 42% Sexual Life Josh (Character) - 2004
13% 47% Catch That Kid Ferrell (Character) $16.7M 2004
57% 38% Straight Into Darkness Soldier (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 57% Damaged Care Doug Peeno (Character) - 2002
86% 63% Lovely & Amazing Paul (Character) $4.2M 2001
59% 75% Scotland, Pa. Joe "Mac" McBeth (Character) $384.1K 2001
34% 36% World Traveler Jack (Character) $98K 2001
No Score Yet 39% Life in the Fast Lane D.J. (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 72% Common Ground Amos (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's No Fish Food in Heaven D.J. (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 39% If You Only Knew Jack (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop Back Ten Peter Barnes (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump Bicker (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Line Dan Macivers (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pass Hunter (Character) - 1998
72% 78% Enemy of the State Jerry Miller (Character) $111.5M 1998
No Score Yet 62% L.A. Without a Map Takowsky (Character) - 1998
43% 81% Thursday Billy Hill (as James Le Gros) (Character) $2K 1998
38% 28% Psycho Charlie the Car Dealer (Character) $21.5M 1998
60% 56% The Myth of Fingerprints Cezanne (Character) $541.1K 1997
No Score Yet 67% Pronto Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Countdown Lt. Michael Killip (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine Grill (Character) - 1996
15% 26% Boys Fenton Ray (Character) $513.8K 1996
62% 34% Infinity John Wheeler (Character) $145.7K 1996
0% 25% Wishful Thinking Max (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 40% Marshal Law Cougar (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Looking Jim (Character) - 1995
17% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Thoreau (Character) $1.1M 1995
86% 75% Safe Chris (Character) $15.8K 1995
27% 75% Panther Avakian (Character) $6.3M 1995
56% 36% The Low Life Mike, Jr. (Character) $40.9K 1995
88% 87% Living in Oblivion Chad Palomino (Character) $48K 1995
9% 40% Bad Girls William Tucker (Character) $15.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Do It! Dodger (Character) - 1994
67% 56% Floundering John (Character) - 1994
75% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Deems Taylor (Character) $2.1M 1994
63% 40% Guncrazy Howard (Character) - 1992
80% 74% Where the Day Takes You Crasher (Character) $389K 1992
79% 72% Singles Andy (Character) $15.9M 1992
50% 39% My New Gun Skippy (Character) $10K 1992
No Score Yet 43% Nervous Ticks Rusty (Character) - 1992
69% 79% Point Break Roach (Character) $40.5M 1991
No Score Yet 48% Blood & Concrete: A Love Story Lance (Character) $2.2K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Heartbreak Carl (Character) - 1990
100% 85% Drugstore Cowboy Rick (Character) $4.2M 1989
38% 57% Phantasm II Mike (Character) $5.7M 1988
0% 43% Solarbabies Metron (Character) $1.3M 1986

TV

Credit
62% 85% The Passage Horace Guilder (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Don Vorhees (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 66% Fear the Walking Dead Eddie (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 80% Person of Interest Bruce Moran (Guest Star) 2016 2014
96% 67% Battle Creek Mitchell Ford (Guest Star) 2015
72% 78% Constantine Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2011-2012
94% 92% The Good Wife Judge Adam Tolkin (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 79% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 75% Girls Jeff Lavoyt (Guest Star) 2012
90% 96% House Oliver (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mildred Pierce Unknown (Character) 2011
25% No Score Yet Mercy Unknown (Character) 2009-2010
77% No Score Yet Sleeper Cell Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
61% 70% Ally McBeal Mark Albert (Character) 2000-2002
No Score Yet 95% Friends Jim Nelson (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 80% ER Dr. Max Rocher (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 68% Roseanne Mr. Schlosser (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Punky Brewster Blade (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1984

QUOTES FROM James Le Gros CHARACTERS

Julieen says: The FBI is in the woods. I think they're gonna raid the place. They've been arriving in a steady flow ever since the President made his announcement about the inhibitors. Somehow, someone leaked word that there was a party or a revolution happening here, it's political, or at least that's what they'd like to call it. They don't even know they're doing the same thing as everyone else, just using a different name. Entertaining themselves, missing it, lying. None of them care about pole vaulting, or dreams.

James Hoffman says: Do you see it? Do you see it? Open your eyes!

Ed Pollack says: I don't see anything!

James Hoffman says: Open you eyes!

James Hoffman says: Ghosts. What is the world anyway, but fossils? Plants and animals from a hundred million years ago.

James Hoffman says: The climate's changing exponentially. It's collapsing, it's altering.

James Hoffman says: People just don't want to deal with it.

James Hoffman says: Something up here is off. It's in th numbers, but also I can feel it.

James Hoffman says: Empathy with the land. This we learn in childhood. The land has changed. The biosphere turned; has become unfamiliar and erratic. I would say eventual, but nature is indifferent to us. We fight for our survival, not nature's. There's a fierceness in the world that we never felt before. Something is being unleashed in the softening permafrost. Why do we despise the world that gave us life? Why wouldn't the world survive us, like any organism survives a virus. The world that we grew up in is changed forever. There is no way home. Is there something beyond science that is happening out here? What if the very thing we were here to pull out of the ground were to rise willingly - confront us. What would that look like? What if this is the last winter, before the collapse? And hope dies.

Peter Grey says: He who seeks to unite them seeks to destroy existence. And your steak is overcooked.

Crasher says: later days and better lays....

Crasher says: Later days and better lays...