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Matthew Modine

Highest Rated:   100% And the Band Played On (1993)
Lowest Rated:   0% Nobody's Baby (2001)
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Matthew Modine probably developed his love of performing through multiple viewings of films exhibited in the many Utah drive-in theaters managed by his father. His family moved a lot, so his adaptability as an actor may have grown out of learning to adapt as a child, as well. After dropping out of college and working a variety of odd jobs, Modine moved to New York, where he studied acting with Stella Adler and eventually began appearing in TV commercials and soap operas. He made his screen debut in 1983 in the film comedy Baby It's You, and won the Venice Film Festival's Best Actor award that year for his work in Robert Altman's Streamers. Refusing to trade on his freshly scrubbed, all-American good looks, Modinemade a point of treating each film role as a challenge and a chance to grow. How many other pretty-boy Brat Packers would have been willing to play a disturbed Vietnam vet who's thinks he's a bird in 1984's Birdy? His other film roles included dual characters in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984); Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987); love-struck FBI agent Mike Downey in Married to the Mob (1988); swashbuckler William Shaw in Cutthroat Island (1995); and the title role in the made-for-cable Biblical spectacle Jacob (1994). Modine was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as aloof AIDS researcher Don Francis in the 1993 TV movie And the Band Played On, and continued to accept occasional stage roles in between his film and TV projects. He made his screen directorial debut in 1994 with a short subject entitled Smoking. Modine woulds spend the next few decades appearing in a number of interesting projects, like Funky Monkey, Transporter 2, and The Dark Knight Rises.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
27% Army of One
  • Dr. Rose
2016
91% The Confirmation
  • Kyle
2016
58% The Brainwashing of My Dad
  • Narrator
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet 47 Meters Down
  • Taylor
2015
No Score Yet Altar
  • Alec Hamilton
2014
96% Wrinkles
  • Juan
2014
27% Jobs
  • John Sculley
2013
36% Family Weekend
  • Duncan Dungy
2013
87% The Dark Knight Rises
  • Foley
2012
30% Girl In Progress
  • Dr. Harford
2012
No Score Yet Full Metal Joker
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Too Big to Fail
  • John Thain
2011
No Score Yet The Trial
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Jesus Was A Commie
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet The Flying House
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2011
No Score Yet Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Veer
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Frenemy
  • Executive Producer
  • Mr. Jack
2010
4% Hemingway's Garden of Eden
  • David's Father
2010
No Score Yet The Trial
  • Producer
  • Kent "Mac" McClain
  • Screenwriter
2010
9% Opa!
  • Eric
2009
No Score Yet Poliwood
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal
  • Ted Binion
2008
59% Mary
  • Tony Childress
2008
No Score Yet Neighbor
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Neighbor
  • Jeff
2007
No Score Yet Have Dreams, Will Travel (Dream It Out Loud)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet West Texas Children's Story
  • Actor
2007
67% Go Go Tales
  • Johnie Ruby
2007
18% Kettle of Fish
  • Executive Producer
  • Mel
2006
52% Transporter 2
  • Mr. Billings
2005
No Score Yet Funky Monkey
  • Alec McCall
2004
44% Hollywood North
  • Bobby Myers
2004
No Score Yet Hairy Tale
  • Actor
2004
37% Le Divorce
  • Tellman
2003
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil
  • Fritz Gerlich
2003
No Score Yet In the Shadows
  • Eric O'Byrne
2002
No Score Yet Redeemer
  • Paul Freeman
2002
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
  • Jack Robinson
2001
No Score Yet The Shipment
  • Mitch Garrett
2001
0% Nobody's Baby
  • Sonny
2001
No Score Yet The American
  • Actor
2001
85% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
  • Actor
2001
48% Bamboozled
  • Himself
2000
No Score Yet Flowers for Algernon (Charlie)
  • Charlie Gordon
2000
51% Any Given Sunday
  • Dr. Ollie Powers
1999
83% Notting Hill
  • Movie-Within-Movie Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Maker
  • Walter Schmeiss
1998
32% The Real Blonde
  • Joe
1998
No Score Yet If... Dog... Rabbit
  • Actor
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard
  • Sammy Ayers
1997
0% The Blackout
  • Matty
1997
38% Cutthroat Island
  • William Shaw
1995
27% Fluke
  • Fluke/Thomas Johnson
1995
No Score Yet Jacob
  • Jacob
1994
82% The Browning Version
  • Frank Hunter
1994
19% Bye Bye, Love
  • Dave
1994
95% Short Cuts
  • Dr. Ralph Wyman
1993
100% And the Band Played On
  • Dr. Don Francis
1993
33% Equinox
  • Henry Petosa/Freddy Ace
1992
55% Wind
  • Will
1992
43% Pacific Heights
  • Drake Goodman
1990
75% Memphis Belle
  • Dennis Dearborn
1990
30% Gross Anatomy
  • Joe Slovak
1989
14% The Lemon Sisters
  • Eloise's Father
1989
91% Married to the Mob
  • Mike Downey
1988
No Score Yet La Partita (The Gamble)
  • Francesco
1988
No Score Yet Eugene O'Neill: Journey into Genius
  • Eugene O'Neill
1988
67% Orphans
  • Treat
1987
95% Full Metal Jacket
  • Pvt. J.T. 'Joker' Davis
1987
58% Vision Quest
  • Louden Swain
1985
40% Mrs. Soffel
  • Jack Biddle
1984
88% Birdy
  • Birdy
1984
77% The Hotel New Hampshire
  • Chip Dove/Ernst
1984
56% Streamers
  • Billy
1983
No Score Yet Private School
  • Jim
1983
94% Baby It's You
  • Steve
1983
No Score Yet Amy and the Angel
  • Ralph
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
57% Proof
2015
  • Ivan Turing
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Voice
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Christopher Newman
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Sullivan Groff
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
95% Stranger Things
2016
  • Dr. Martin Brenner
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Gordon Rickett
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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