Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger

  • Highest Rated: 100% Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% American Dresser (2018)
  • Birthday: May 31, 1949
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • May 31, 1949, University of Missouri graduate Tom Berenger began his theater work in regional repertory. Once he hit New York, he was employed in several TV soap operas, most prominently as the ill-fated Timmy Siegel on One Life to Live. His first film acting ranged from the grittier urban demands of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) to the cavalier heroics of Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979). After such relatively sympathetic assignments as The Big Chill in 1983, Berenger followed in the role of the sociopathic, battle-scarred Sergeant Barnes in Platoon (1986), a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination. This did not, however, stop the versatile actor from trying future good-guy roles like the irresponsible baseball player in Major League (1988). Berenger continued to successfully fluctuate between heroes and villains into the '90s, with a few side trips into television, notably in an amusing, unheralded guest stint in the waning days of the sitcom Cheers. In 1998, he gave a particularly good portrayal of a villainous low life in Robert Altman's adaptation of John Grisham's The Gingerbread Man. Berenger continued to take on supporting roles, and starred in TNT's short-lived television series Nightmares & Dreamscapes in 2006. Other notable work includes a role alongside Armand Assante and Busta Rhymes in the 2009 thriller Breaking Point, and his turn of the wealthy father of Robert Michael Fischer (Cillian Murphy) in 2010's Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

44% Supervized Ray 2019
No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Actor 2018
No Score Yet Battle of the Bulge: Wunderland Maj. McCulley 2018
0% American Dresser John Moore 2018
No Score Yet Gone Are the Days Will 2018
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers Actor 2017
No Score Yet Sniper: Ultimate Kill Thomas Beckett 2017
No Score Yet Impact Earth Herbert Sloan 2015
No Score Yet Zone d'impact : Terre Herbert Sloan 2015
4% Reach Me Teddy 2014
No Score Yet Sniper: Legacy Thomas Beckett 2014
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove Church John Shepherd 2014
No Score Yet Amber Alert: Terror On The Highway Actor 2014
No Score Yet Doc Holliday's Revenge Actor 2014
No Score Yet Bad Country Lutin 2014
44% Brake Ben Reynolds $4.8K 2012
No Score Yet War Flowers General McIntyre 2011
No Score Yet Bucksville The Patron Producer 2011
No Score Yet Sinners & Saints Captain Trahan 2011
No Score Yet Last Will Frank Emery 2010
42% Faster Warden $23.3M 2010
87% Inception Browning $292.6M 2010
No Score Yet Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball Walter Weed 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
0% Breaking Point Steven Luisi 2009
No Score Yet Silent Venom Admiral Bradley Wallace 2009
No Score Yet Charlie Valentine Becker 2009
No Score Yet Desperate Hours Larsan 2008
No Score Yet Stiletto Virgil Vadalos 2008
No Score Yet The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Jonathan Toomey 2007
No Score Yet The Detective Malcolm Ainslie 2005
No Score Yet Firedog Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sniper 3 Thomas Beckett 2004
No Score Yet Sniper 2 Sgt. Thomas Beckett 2003
No Score Yet The Junction Boys Paul `Bear' Bryant 2002
No Score Yet The Hollywood Sign Tom Greener 2002
No Score Yet Johnson County War Cain Hammett 2002
No Score Yet Cruel and Unusual Art Stoner 2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You) Hank 2002
No Score Yet True Blue Rembrandt Macy 2001
72% Training Day Stan 2001
No Score Yet A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' Actor 2001
No Score Yet Cutaway Red Line 2000
No Score Yet Track Down McCoy Rollins 2000
No Score Yet Takedown Actor 2000
No Score Yet Diplomatic Siege Gen. Buck Swain 1999
No Score Yet In the Company of Spies II Kevin Jefferson 1999
38% One Man's Hero Producer John Riley 1999
0% A Murder of Crows Clifford Dubose 1999
14% Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Sikes 1999
No Score Yet Shadow of Doubt Jack Campioni 1998
No Score Yet Rough Riders Producer Theodore Roosevelt 1997
58% The Gingerbread Man Pete Randle 1997
No Score Yet An Occasional Hell Ernest Dewalt Executive Producer 1996
69% Last of the Dogmen Lewis Gates 1995
No Score Yet Body Language Atty. Gavin St. Claire 1995
41% The Substitute Shale 1995
No Score Yet The Avenging Angel Producer Miles Utley 1995
33% Chasers Rock Reilly 1994
5% Major League II Jake Taylor 1994
80% Gettysburg Lt. Gen. James Longstreet 1993
38% Sniper Tom Beckett 1993
11% Sliver Jack Landsford 1993
31% Shattered Dan Merrick 1991
57% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Lewis Moon 1991
71% Love at Large Harry Dobbs 1990
43% The Field Peter - The American 1990
87% Born on the Fourth of July Recruiting Sergeant 1989
83% Major League Jake Taylor 1989
No Score Yet Last Rites Father Michael Pace 1988
42% Betrayed Gary Simmons Director 1988
100% Shoot to Kill (Deadly Pursuit) Jonathan Knox 1988
70% Someone to Watch over Me Det. Mike Keegan 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Co-narrator 1987
88% Platoon Sgt. Barnes 1986
17% Rustlers' Rhapsody Rex O'Herlihan 1985
67% Fear City Matt Rossi 1984
67% The Big Chill Sam 1983
38% Eddie and the Cruisers Frank Ridgeway 1983
67% The Dogs of War Drew 1980
40% Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Butch Cassidy 1979
No Score Yet In Praise of Older Women Andras Vayda 1978
47% The Sentinel Man At End 1977
70% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Gary Cooper White 1977
No Score Yet Rush It Richard 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

24% Training Day
2017
Stan Gursky
  • 2017
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
Jack Raydor Jack
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
71% Hatfields & Mccoys
2012
Jim Vance
  • 2012
11% October Road
2007-2008
The Commander
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
2006
Richard Kinnell
  • 2006
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Aaron Noble
  • 2003
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Harrison Wyatt
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Dean Tyler
  • 2000
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Don
  • 1993
No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes
1986
Jeff Stevens

QUOTES FROM Tom Berenger CHARACTERS

Sgt. Barnes
I got no fight with any man who does what he's told, but when he don't, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down.
Robert E. Lee
When the fight is comin' I want you to stay back from the main line. This army has already lost far too many of it's veteran commanders, and you sir have a very bad habit of movin' too far forward.
Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Can't lead from behind.
Clifford Dubose
Lawyers represent the victory of reason over righteousness.
Clifford Dubose
You're going downtown!
Lawson Russell
On what charge?
Clifford Dubose
Arrogance.
Becker
You came back...
Becker
You came back.
Peter
Rex, you shot him in the head...how do you feel about that?
Rex O'Herlihan
Missed his hand...
Rex O'Herlihan
Root's kicking in
Rex O'Herlihan
Root's kicking in.
Rex O'Herlihan
You're not a good guy at all!
Bob Barber
I'm a lawyer you idiot!
Browning
good looking fellow im sure
Browning
Well, good-looking fellow, I'm sure.
Sgt. Barnes
Death? What do you know about death?
Sgt. Barnes
I am reality.
Sgt. Thomas Beckett
Let's move out into town.
B.J. Cole
That town's gotta be hot!
Sgt. Thomas Beckett
[Beckett turns around, looks at Cole, briefly looks at his watch, and looks back up at Cole] Now you look here, we have 30 minutes to our rendezvous, so either you go with me or without me.
Cacique
Los ojos, quierro los ojos.
Richard Miller
He wants my eyes?
Thomas Beckett
Ah, he means antejos, your shooting glasses. Give them to him.
Richard Miller
Why?
Thomas Beckett
Because he likes them!
Jonathan Knox
You FBI guys doin' that shit all the time?
Sgt. Barnes
You all take a good look at this lump of shit. Remember what it looks like. You fuck up in a firefight... and I goddamn guarantee you a trip out of the bush - in a body bag! Out here, assholes, you keep your shit wired tight at all times! And that goes for you, shit-for-brains. You don't sleep on no fuckin' ambush! And the next sum'bitch I catch coppin Z's in the bush, I'm personally gonna take an interest in seein' him suffer. I shit you not. Doc, tag him and bag him!