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Rufus Wainwright

Highest Rated:   87% The Aviator (2004)
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Birthplace:   Rhinebeck, New York, USA
Took up piano at age 6. Became a fan of opera while a teenager; he also discovered the music of Edith Piaf, Al Jolson and Judy Garland at that time. Began his musical career at age 13 with the McGarrigle Sisters and Family, which included his mother Kate, aunt Anna and sister Martha. His song "I'm a-Runnin'," which was featured in the 1988 Canadian film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller, earned him Juno and Genie nominations. Appeared in high-school productions of Cabaret and Godspell. Scored a record deal after his dad, impressed by a demo tape he'd made, passed it on to singer-songwriter and record producer Van Dyke Parks, who in turn gave it to record executive Lenny Waronker, who'd just joined DreamWorks. Recreated Judy Garland's famed 1961 show at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2006, releasing it a year later as Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. Wrote the opera Prima Donna for New York's Metropolitan Opera. The Met refused to stage it, however, when he insisted the libretto be sung in French, not English. It eventually premiered at the 2009 Manchester International Festival in Manchester, England.  Had a child in 2011 with longtime friend Lorca Cohen, the daughter of singer-songwriter icon Leonard Cohen.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle
  • Executive Producer
2013
79% Any Day Now
  • Actor
$0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Kate and Anna McGarrigle: A Not So Silent Night
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Prima Donna: The Story of an Opera
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) (Days of Darkness)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Rufus Wainwright: Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Days of Darkness
  • Young Prince
2007
No Score Yet Rufus Wainwright: Milwaukee at Last!!!
  • Actor
2007
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
  • Actor
$0.9M 2006
No Score Yet Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright
  • Actor
2005
64% Heights
  • Jeremy
$1.1M 2005
87% The Aviator
  • Actor
$102.6M 2004
No Score Yet Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Circuit 1:9
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet McGarrigle Hour
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Roskilde
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Performer
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Jeremy
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2002

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