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Stephen Dorff

Highest Rated:   96% Nanking (2007)
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Birthplace:   Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Balancing independent film and Hollywood, Stephen Dorff made his name as a versatile actor with a particular talent for playing assorted rebels and villains. The son of composer Steve Dorff, the younger Dorff opted for the acting side of show business instead. Entering the industry as a teenager, Dorff cut his acting teeth on TV in the late '80s with guest spots on several series, including Roseanne and Married With Children, and roles in TV movies, including I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989). Dorff jumped to feature films with the starring role as a socially conscious South African boxer in The Power of One (1992). Voted the National Association of Theater Owners' Male Star of Tomorrow in 1992, Dorff next earned attention with his lead performance as Beatle manqué Stu Sutcliffe in the British biopic Backbeat (1993). He also appeared in the genre thriller Judgment Night that same year, with Emilio Estevez and Cuba Gooding Jr. Despite his Hollywood beginnings, Dorff focused more on independent productions in the mid-'90s, including the media satire S.F.W. (1994). His nuanced performance as Warhol Factory transvestite superstar Candy Darling in Mary Harron's acclaimed I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), though, definitively revealed that Dorff could be more than a pretty, brooding face. Dorff further held his own opposite Jack Nicholson in neo-noir Blood and Wine (1997) and against Harvey Keitel in crime drama City of Industry (1997), but neither film made a box office impression. Dorff scored a summer popcorn hit, however, as Wesley Snipes' flamboyant vampire nemesis in the comic book adaptation Blade (1998). Displaying his range, Dorff starred opposite Susan Sarandon in the romance Earthly Possessions (1999) for HBO, and put two different spins on movie director characters in Phil Joanou's film à clef Entropy (1999) and John Waters' black comedy Cecil B. Demented (2000). Branching out into another medium, Dorff starred in Quantum Project (2000), the first film produced for the Internet. Dorff continued to do work in a series of independent films, but occasionally would appear in more mainstream fare such as fear dot com, Cold Creek Manor, and Alone in the Dark. He had his largest profile film in years in 2006 as part of the cast of Oliver Stone's 9/11 film World Trade Center. He maintained his footing in the independent film world by starring opposite Milla Jovovich and Aisha Taylor on that same year's .45.Over the next several years, Dorff would find an ongoing series of roles in an impressive variety of projects, like Michael Mann's Public Enemies, Sophia Coppola's Somewhere, and Tarsem Singh's Immortals.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
41% Leatherface
  • Texas Ranger Hal Hartman
2017
36% Jackals
  • Jimmy Levine
2017
56% Wheeler
  • Wheeler
  • Screenwriter
2017
No Score Yet Sex Guaranteed
  • Hank
2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Enchanted Stallion
  • Connor
2016
30% American Hero
  • Melvin
2015
9% Heatstroke
  • Paul O'Malley
2014
71% The Motel Life
  • Jerry Lee
2013
47% Zaytoun
  • Yoni
  • Executive Producer
2013
66% The Iceman
  • Joey Kuklinski
$1.9M 2013
7% Tomorrow You're Gone
  • Charlie Rankin
2013
No Score Yet Officer Down
  • Detective Callahan
2013
44% Brake
  • Executive Producer
  • Jeremy Reins
$4.8k 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Carjacked
  • Roy
2011
36% Immortals
  • Stavros
$83.5M 2011
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • Dick Shadow
$2.4M 2011
No Score Yet Rites Of Passage
  • Professor Nash
2011
70% Somewhere
  • Johnny Marco
$1.8M 2010
68% Public Enemies
  • Homer Van Meter
$97M 2009
59% Felon
  • Wade Porter
  • Executive Producer
2008
25% Botched
  • Ritchie
2008
96% Nanking
  • Lewis Smythe
$46k 2007
No Score Yet The Passage
  • Luke
2007
No Score Yet .45
  • Reilly
2006
68% World Trade Center
  • Scott Strauss
$70.3M 2006
No Score Yet Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor
  • Col. Jonathan Smith
2006
18% Shadowboxer
  • Clayton
$0.4M 2005
43% Tennis, Anyone...?
  • T.C. Jackson
2005
1% Alone in the Dark
  • Commander Richards
$5.2M 2005
12% Cold Creek Manor
  • Dale Massie
2003
0% Den of Lions
  • Mike Varga
2003
No Score Yet The Last Minute
  • Brad Matlock
2003
3% Feardotcom
  • Mike Reilly
$13.2M 2002
29% Riders (Steal)
  • Slim
2002
No Score Yet Riders
  • Actor
2002
3% Deuces Wild
  • Leon
$6.1M 2002
64% Zoolander
  • Himself
$44.8M 2001
53% Cecil B. Demented
  • Cecil B. Demented
2000
No Score Yet Quantum Project
  • Paul Pentcho
2000
40% Entropy
  • Jake Walsh
1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions
  • Jake Simms Jr.
1999
54% Blade
  • Deacon Frost
1998
43% City of Industry
  • Skip Kovie
1997
61% Blood and Wine
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Blood & Wine
  • Jason
1997
9% Space Truckers
  • Mike Pucci
1997
77% I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Candy Darling
1996
14% Reckless
  • Tom Jr.
1995
No Score Yet Innocent Lies
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights
  • Furtive and Friendly Appearance
1995
74% Backbeat
  • Stuart Sutcliffe
1994
12% S.F.W.
  • Cliff Spab
1994
No Score Yet Rescue Me
  • Fraser Sweeney
1993
31% Judgment Night
  • John Wyatt
1993
39% The Power of One
  • PK (age 18)
1992
No Score Yet In Love and War
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet A Son's Promise
  • Charles O'Kelley
1990
No Score Yet Do You Know the Muffin Man?
  • Sandy Dollison
1989
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven
  • Pete
1989
No Score Yet Hiroshima Maiden
  • Actor
1988
43% The Gate
  • Glen
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Jimmy
  • 1995
  • 1989

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