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Powers Boothe



American character actor Powers Boothe was born in Texas and studied at Southern Methodist University before spending several years in regional theater. He began showing up in films and TV during the '80s. He won an Emmy for his intense portrayal of the Reverend Jim Jones, a minister who led a mass suicide in the two-part CBS miniseries Guyana Tragedy. In 1983, Boothe joined the distinguished company of Dick Powell, Robert Montgomery, and Humphrey Bogart when he stepped into the role of cool private eye Philip Marlowe for a series of HBO specials. Throughout the rest of the '80s, he played authority figures in action movies like Red Dawn, Extreme Prejudice, Rapid Fire, and Tombstone.



However good at being a tough guy, Boothe excelled at his dramatic opportunities as well. In 1987 he played a father searching for his son in John Boorman's The Emerald Forest. In 1995, he portrayed Alexander Haig in Oliver Stone's biopic Nixon. Boothe then re-teamed with the director for his next film, U-Turn. In 2000 he starred as Navy mentor Captain Pullman in Men of Honor with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro. The next year he portrayed the Roman General Flavius Aetius in the USA network original miniseries Attila. After returning to his home state of Texas to play Agent Wesley Doyle in Bill Paxton's directorial debut, Frailty, Boothe joined the cast of the 2004 HBO Western series Deadwood.



In addition to his work on Deadwood, Boothe joined the cast of the post-noir crime thriller Sin City (2005) in the role of a powerful senator, and played another politician (this time the Vice President of the United States) in the popular television series 24. Boothe co-starred with SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Will Forte for the 2010 comedy MacGruber, and played one of the World Security Councilmen in Marvel's The Avengers (2012).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Senator Roark
2014
No Score Yet Straight A's
  • Father
2013
No Score Yet Guns, Girls and Gambling
  • The Rancher
2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • World Security Council Member
2012
47% MacGruber
  • Colonel Faith
2010
No Score Yet Nick Nolte: No Exit
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Edison and Leo
  • George T. Edison
2008
26% The Final Season
  • Coach Jim Van Scoyoc
2007
No Score Yet Superman: Brainiac Attacks
  • Lex Luthor
2006
78% Sin City
  • Senator Roark
2005
No Score Yet Second Nature
  • Kelton Reed
2003
87% The Emerald Forest
  • Bill Markham
2003
73% Frailty
  • Agent Wesley Doyle
2002
No Score Yet Attila
  • Flavius Aetius
2001
41% Men of Honor
  • Capt. Pullman
2000
No Score Yet Marked for Murder
  • Mace Moutron
2000
11% Joan of Arc
  • Jacques
1999
59% U-Turn
  • Sheriff Potter
1997
No Score Yet True Women
  • Bartlett McClure
1997
No Score Yet Dalva
  • Sam
1996
75% Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
1995
53% Sudden Death
  • Joshua Foss
1995
No Score Yet Mutant Species
  • Frost
1995
74% Blue Sky
  • Vince Johnson
1994
No Score Yet Web of Deception
  • Dr. Philip Benesch
1994
73% Tombstone
  • Curly Bill
1993
31% Rapid Fire
  • Mace Ryan
1992
No Score Yet Wild Card
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Breed Apart
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light
  • Cassidy
1990
No Score Yet Family of Spies
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Spree
  • Bram
1988
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Cash Bailey
1987
No Score Yet Into the Homeland
  • Jackson Swallow
1987
No Score Yet Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Smart Aleck Kill
  • Actor
1985
53% Red Dawn
  • Andy
1984
No Score Yet A Breed Apart
  • Mike Walker
1984
88% Southern Comfort
  • Hardin
1981
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
  • Jim Jones
1980
50% Cruising
  • Hankie Salesman
1980
No Score Yet A Cry for Love
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Skag
  • Actor
1979
88% The Goodbye Girl
  • Richard III Cast
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
92% Nashville
2012
  • Lamar Wyatt
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Cy Tolliver
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Gorilla Grodd Grodd
  • Voice
65% Hatfields & Mccoys
2012
  • Wall Hatfield
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Gideon Malick
87% 24
2014
  • Noah Daniels President Noah Daniels Vice President Daniels

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