John C. Reilly

Highest Rated: 93% Stan & Ollie (2019)
Lowest Rated: 11% Holmes and Watson (2018)
Birthday: May 24, 1965
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
One of the screen's most versatile and woefully under-appreciated character actors, John C. Reilly has appeared in a series of films united only in their complete lack of similarity. To date, he has been used most intelligently by director Paul Thomas Anderson, who has cast him in Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia.A native of Chicago, where he was born May 24, 1965, Reilly broke into film in 1989, the year he starred in Casualties of War and We're No Angels, both of which featured Sean Penn and a less than stellar reception. Reilly subsequently spent the early '90s appearing in films of every conceivable genre, from the Tom Cruise testosterone extravaganza Days of Thunder (1990) to Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog (1992) to What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). Thanks to his unglamorous appearance, Reilly also did an obligatory turn as a backwoods psycho, popping up alongside Kevin Bacon in The River Wild (1994) long enough to freak out Meryl Streep and her family.1996 marked the beginning of Reilly's collaboration with director Anderson. That year, he starred as a none-too-bright loser stranded in Vegas in Hard Eight, Anderson's feature-length directorial debut. Reilly earned wide praise for his work in the film, which went largely unseen by audiences. The same couldn't be said of Reilly and Anderson's second collaboration, Boogie Nights, the following year. One of the most critically lauded films of 1997, it featured Reilly as another loser, a dim porn actor with dreams of becoming a magician/songwriter.Thanks to the film's success, Reilly finally earned a bit of long-overdue recognition, as was evidenced by his subsequent casting in Terrence Malick's adaptation of The Thin Red Line (1998). The actor's visibility further increased the following year, thanks to prominent roles in no less than four films. One of these was Magnolia, Anderson's follow-up to Boogie Nights. Like his previous film, Magnolia boasted a large ensemble cast of first-rate actors; among them, Reilly stood out as a lonely police officer who becomes involved with an emotionally unstable woman.With his career continuing to build momentum, Reilly was next cast alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the 2000 big-budget adaptation of the best-selling book The Perfect Storm. However, his biggest year to date came in 2002. Not only could Reilly be seen in prominent roles in four high-profile films, but his scene-stealing turn in the musical Chicago netted him his first Academy Award nomination. Riding high on his escalating stardom, Reilly spent 2003 hard at work on three big releases, The Aviator, Dark Water, and Criminal. Of Reilly's 2004 projects, Criminal arrived first - in September of that year. A remake of the late Argentinian director Fabian Bielinsky's debut crime, the American version tells the story of a couple of scammers (Reilly and Diego Luna) who con members of the Beverly Hills upper-crust, the picture (brought to fruition by Steven Soderbergh) received average to positive reviews. On the enthusiastic end, The Los Angeles Times's Carina Chocano called the picture "funny, original and very well observed," and The Philadelphia Inquirer's Carrie Rickey remarked, "Gregory Jacobs' zircon remake of that glowing Argentine gem Nine Queens is the film equivalent of Chinese boxes or Russian matrushka dolls. If you've never played with them before, then there's a prize inside for you." Less enthused was The Charlotte Observer's Lawrence Toppmann, who compared the film somewhat unfavorably to its original: "a watered-down version of the same pleasures." Issued in December 2004, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator fared immeasurably better (with critics and at the box) and left in its wake the most enduring legacy of Reilly's 2004 efforts. As Noah Dietrich, the individual who manages Howard Hughes's (Leonardo di Caprio) business affairs, Reilly contributed to a strong ensemble cast that included Cate Blanchett and the splendid Alan Alda. Dark Water, Walter

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
93% Stan & Ollie Oliver Hardy 2019
No Score Yet Helan & Halvan Oliver Hardy 2019
11% Holmes and Watson Dr. Watson 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet Ralph 2018
87% The Sisters Brothers Eli Sisters Producer 2018
78% The Little Hours Father Tommasso $1.7M 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island Hank Marlow $168M 2017
72% Sing Eddie $270.4M 2016
82% Les Cowboys L'Américain 2016
88% The Lobster Lisping Man $9.1M 2016
83% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) King of Longtrellis 2016
83% Entertainment John $56K 2015
91% When Marnie Was There Kiyomasa Oiwa $0.5M 2015
No Score Yet Border Guards Actor 2015
44% Life After Beth Maury Slocum 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Rhomann Dey $270.6M 2014
91% Disneynature Bears Narrator $17.8M 2014
No Score Yet The 78 Project Movie Actor 2014
87% Wreck-it Ralph Wreck-It Ralph $189.5M 2012
57% The Dictator Actor $57.8M 2012
75% We Need to Talk About Kevin Franklin $1.8M 2012
71% Carnage Michael Longstreet $2.3M 2011
86% Terri Mr. Fitzgerald $0.5M 2011
86% Cedar Rapids Dean Ziegler $6.9M 2011
No Score Yet Talladega Nights Quote-along Actor 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Mike D (B-Boys 2) 2011
42% The Extra Man Gershon $0.5M 2010
80% Cyrus John $7.5M 2010
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Larten Crepsley $13.9M 2009
57% 9 #5 $31.7M 2009
No Score Yet Green Team Actor 2008
55% Step Brothers Dale Doback $100.5M 2008
53% The Promotion Richard $0.4M 2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Dewey Cox $18.4M 2007
69% Year of the Dog Al $1.5M 2007
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Sasquatch $8.2M 2006
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Cal Naughton Jr. $148.3M 2006
82% A Prairie Home Companion Lefty 2006
47% Dark Water Mr. Murray $25.5M 2005
No Score Yet Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? Actor 2005
86% The Aviator Noah Dietrich $102.6M 2004
69% Criminal Richard Gaddis $0.8M 2004
42% Anger Management Arnie Shankman $133.8M 2003
85% Chicago Amos Hart 2002
80% The Hours Dan Brown $41.5M 2002
73% Gangs of New York Happy Jack Mulraney $77.7M 2002
82% The Good Girl Phil $13.8M 2002
61% The Anniversary Party Mac Forsyth $3M 2001
47% The Perfect Storm Dale `Murph' Murphy 2000
83% Magnolia Jim Kurring 1999
45% For Love of the Game Gus Sinski 1999
56% Never Been Kissed Gus 1999
No Score Yet The Settlement Pat 1999
80% The Thin Red Line Sgt. Storm 1998
50% Chicago Cab Steve 1998
28% Nightwatch Insp. Bill Davis 1998
No Score Yet Hellcab Actor 1998
93% Boogie Nights Reed Rothchild 1997
15% Boys Officer Kellogg Curry 1996
83% Hard Eight John Finnegan 1996
80% Georgia Herman 1995
83% Dolores Claiborne Constable Frank Stamshaw 1995
56% The River Wild Terry 1994
90% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Tucker Van Dyke 1993
54% Hoffa Pete Connelly 1992
No Score Yet Out on a Limb Jim Jr. 1992
50% Shadows and Fog Cop at Police Station 1992
84% State of Grace Stevie 1990
39% Days of Thunder Buck Bretherton 1990
47% We're No Angels Young Monk 1989
84% Casualties of War PFC Herbert Hatcher 1989

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Stone Quackers
2014-2015
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2004
  • 2002
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Guest Dr. Steve Brule Appearing Performer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2006
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Skye
  • 1978

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