William Fichtner

William Fichtner

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 8% Ultraviolet (2006)

Birthday: Nov 27, 1956

Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, USA

An intense, versatile performer, William Fichtner, born November 27th, 1956, emerged as a memorable character actor through his work with some of the most notable filmmakers of the 1990s and beyond. After his military brat childhood, Fichtner studied criminal justice in college before moving to New York City to shift his focus to acting. Fichtner got his first major acting job on the serial As the World Turns in 1988 and played bit parts in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) and Robert Redford's Quiz Show (1994). Steven Soderbergh gave Fichtner his first substantial film role as a small town hood in the neo-noir The Underneath (1994). After supporting turns in Kathryn Bigelow's Y2K fantasy Strange Days (1995) and Michael Mann's stylish police saga Heat (1995), Fichtner earned kudos for his psychotic hit man in actor Kevin Spacey's directorial debut Albino Alligator (1997). As a gentle blind scientist in Robert Zemeckis' empyreal sci-fi adventure Contact (1997), Fichtner further revealed his considerable range; among the hip ensemble cast in Doug Liman's time-bending rave comedy Go (1999), Fichtner managed to stand out with his humorously unsettling performance as a narcotics cop with an agenda. Fichtner finally achieved leading man status as one of Demi Moore's amours in Passion of Mind (2000), but Alain Berliner's first American effort failed at the box office. Moving easily between independent films and big-budget Hollywood, Fichtner next co-starred as one of the ill-fated swordfishermen in Wolfgang Petersen's adaptation of The Perfect Storm (2000). Maintaining his prolific ways after The Perfect Storm's success, and earning a place in Vanity Fair's 2001 photo spread of premier supporting actors, Fichtner took on a varied trio of roles in three major 2001 releases. After playing a small part as Josh Hartnett's dad in Michael Bay's overwrought $198 million disappointment Pearl Harbor (2001), Fichtner's turn as a gay detective in the lumbering comedy What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) was one of the bright spots in an otherwise disposable movie. Back in his no-nonsense manhood style, Fichtner then appeared as a master sergeant involved in the troubled 1993 mission in Somalia in Ridley Scott's Oscar bait military drama Black Hawk Down (2001).After the ensemble carnage of Black Hawk Down, Fichtner moved to the small screen for a starring role as one of two maverick ER doctors in the ABC medical drama MDs (2002). A competitive time slot and poor reviews, however, hampered MDs' ratings. Though his foray into series television stumbled, Fichtner continued to rack up movie credits, appearing alongside Christian Bale and Emily Watson in the dystopian science fiction thriller Equilibrium (2002).In 2004, Fichtner appeared in Nine Lives, a critically successful episodic drama following the lives of nine women, and after participating in a variety of films throughout 2005 (The Chumscrubber, Empire Falls) and the television series Invasion Iowa, Fichtner joined the cast of the Academy Award-winning drama Crash. The actor continued to enjoy television success in the series Prison Break (2006-07), and played a conservative judge in an episode of The West Wing. Fichtner took on a role playing a bank manager in Gotham City for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008), and joined the casts of Date Night (2010), The Big Bang, and Drive Angry (all 2011).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% Cold Brook Director Actor Screenwriter 2019
52% Finding Steve McQueen Enzo Rotella 2019
No Score Yet Josie & Jack Actor 2019
No Score Yet Encontrando Steve McQueen Enzo Rotella 2019
23% All the Devil's Men Brennan 2018
No Score Yet Armed Richard 2018
43% Hot Summer Nights Shep 2018
28% Traffik Mr. Waynewright 2018
10% Krystal Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Neighbor Mike Producer 2018
51% 12 Strong Colonel Mulholland 2018
89% O.G. Danvers 2018
No Score Yet Elite squad Brennan 2018
No Score Yet American Wrestler: The Wizard Coach Plyler 2017
No Score Yet Black Holes Actor 2017
29% Independence Day: Resurgence Genera? Adams Gen. Adams $103.2M 2016
81% The Homesman Vester Belknap 2014
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Eric Sacks $164M 2014
65% Elysium John Carlyle $90.9M 2013
31% The Lone Ranger Butch Cavendish $89.3M 2013
50% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's Narrator $0.6M 2013
67% Wrong Master Chang $29.1K 2013
25% Phantom Alex $1.1M 2013
36% Code Name: Geronimo Mr. Guidry 2012
19% The Big Bang Poley 2011
47% Drive Angry The Accountant $10.8M 2011
66% Date Night DA Frank Crenshaw $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet Prison Break: The Final Break Alexander Mahone 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil Actor 2009
94% The Dark Knight Bank Manager $533.4M 2008
70% Blades of Glory Darren MacElroy $118.2M 2007
58% First Snow Ed $0.2M 2007
8% Ultraviolet Garth $18.4M 2006
75% Nine Lives Andrew $0.2M 2005
37% The Chumscrubber Dr. Bill Stiffle 2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls Jimmy Minty 2005
31% The Longest Yard Capt. Knauer $158M 2005
19% The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) Otis 2005
No Score Yet The Healer Henry 2004
74% Crash Jake Flanagan $55.4M 2004
40% Equilibrium Jurgen 2002
43% Julie Walking Home Henry 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Sanderson $108.6M 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Det. Alex Tardio $31.1M 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Danny's Father $197.8M 2001
47% The Perfect Storm David `Sully' Sullivan 2000
19% Passion of Mind Aaron 2000
29% Drowning Mona Phil Dearly 2000
91% Go Burke 1999
No Score Yet The Settlement Jerry 1999
38% Armageddon Porucznik Sharp Col. Sharp 1998
32% Switchback Chief Jack McGinnis 1997
63% Contact Kent 1997
50% Albino Alligator Law 1996
86% Heat Van Zant 1995
14% Reckless Rachel's Father 1995
62% Strange Days Dwayne Engelman 1995
32% Virtuosity Wallace 1995
59% The Underneath Tommy Dundee 1995
96% Quiz Show Stage Manager 1994
No Score Yet High Lonesome Actor 1994
88% Malcolm X Cop at Harlem Station 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Adam 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet Top Gear America
2017-2018
Host 2018
2017
60% Prison Break
2005-2017
Alexander Mahone 2017
2009
2008
2007
2006
84% Empire
2015
Jamieson Jamesion 2016
2015
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
2013-2015
Carl Hickman 2015
2014
2013
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Phil Yagoda 2011
2010
2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice 2008
2005
100% Invasion
2005-2006
Sheriff Tom Underlay 2006
2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Christopher Mulready 2004
27% MDs
2002
Kellerman Dr. Bruce Kellerman 2002
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Ryan Sparks 1997
1995
1994
No Score Yet Crossing Lines
Carl Hickman

QUOTES FROM William Fichtner CHARACTERS

Col. Sharp says: United States astronauts train for years. You have twelve days.

Eric Sacks says: You two are adorable. I could just pinch your cheeks.

Butch Cavendish says: A year you took from me in that sweatbox. You take something from me...be damn sure...I'm gonna take something from you.

Otis says: I like women so much that I can't understand why they're not all lesbians.

Col. William Sharp says: "We have visual of the target, Houston."

Col. William Sharp says: We have visual of the target, Houston.

John Carlyle says: Does his skin fall off? Get him off the bed, I don't want to replace the sheets.

John Carlyle says: Don't breathe on me. Cover your mouth.

John Carlyle says: Don't breath on me!

Col. William Sharp says: You and your men are the biggest mistake in the history of NASA!

Garth says: Why won't you ever let anyone inside?

Ultraviolet says: Because these moments, as beautiful as they are, are evil when they're gone.

The Accountant says: Hey you, fat fuck.

Fat Lou says: What did you call me? What did you just call me?

The Accountant says: I called you fat fuck.

Bank Manager says: You'll see. I'll show you.

The Joker says: You'll see. I'll show you.

Joker says: You know, I'll settle for his loved ones.

Male Guest says: We're not intimidated by thugs!

Bank Manager says: You know, you remind me of my father.

Joker says: I hated my father!

Rachel Dawes says: Okay, stop!

Chief Wyatt Rash says: [talking to Mona] when life gives you potato's, make potato salad.

Chief Wyatt Rash says: [talking to Mona] When life gives you potato's, make potato salad.

Mona Dearly says: life gave me a handful of shit. what do I make with that Chief?

Mona Dearly says: Life gave me a handful of shit. what do I make with that Chief?

Phil Dearly says: shit salad?!

Phil Dearly says: Shit salad?

Kent says: Dr. Arroway will be spending her precious telescope time listening for... uh... listening for...

Ellie Arroway says: Little green men.

Joker says: It's a funny world we live in. Speaking of which, do you know how I got these scars?

The Joker says: It's a funny world we live in. Speaking of which, do you know how I got these scars?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: No. But I know how you got these!

Joker says: Oohahahahahhahwahahahahahaa! Oh! Ugh you. You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you, because your just to much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.

The Joker says: Oohahahahahhahwahahahahahaa! Oh! Ugh you. You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you, because your just to much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You'll be in a bitter chill forever.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You'll be in a padded cell forever.

Joker says: Maybe we can share one. You know they'll be doubling up the rate this cities inhabitants are losing their minds.

The Joker says: Maybe we can share one. You know they'll be doubling up the rate this cities inhabitants are losing their minds.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: This city just showed you that its full of people, ready to believe in good.

Joker says: Until there spirit breaks completely. Until they get a good luck at the real Harvey Dent and all the heroic things he's done. You didn't think I'd risk losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fist fight with you? No. You need an ace in the hole. Mine's Harvey.

The Joker says: Until there spirit breaks completely. Until they get a good luck at the real Harvey Dent and all the heroic things he's done. You didn't think I'd risk losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fist fight with you? No. You need an ace in the hole. Mine's Harvey.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What did you do?

Bank Manager says: I took Gotham's white knight, and I brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. Madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push. Hahahahahahahhaahawohahaerrer

Bank Manager says: I took Gotham's white knight, and I brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. Madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push.

The Joker says: I took Gotham's white knight, and I brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. Madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push.

Bank Manager says: Gambol: You think you can just steal from us and walk away? Joker: Yeah.

Gambol says: You think you can just steal from us and walk away?

Joker says: Yeah.

Bank Manager says: Criminals in this city used to believe in honor, respect. What do you believe in ! What do you believe in !

Bank Manager says: Oh, criminals in this town used to believe in things. Honor. Respect. Look at you! What do you believe in, huh? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?

Joker says: I believe that whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you stranger .

Bank Manager says: Joker: I'm not a monster, I'm just ahead of the curve!

Joker says: I'm not a monster, I'm just ahead of the curve!

Bank Manager says: I'M A CHICKEN.

James Gordon says: Why is he running dad?

Gordon's Daughter says: Why is he running dad?

Gordon says: Because we have to chase him

Lt. James Gordon says: Because we have to chase him

Bank Manager says: He didn't do anything wrong.

Gordon's Daughter says: He didn't do anything wrong.

James Gordon says: He didn't do anything wrong.

Bank Manager says: Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not that it needs right now. So we will hunt him. Beacuase he can take it. Because he is not a hero. He is a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A DARK KNIGHT.

Lt. James Gordon says: Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not that it needs right now. So we will hunt him. Beacuase he can take it. Because he is not a hero. He is a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A DARK KNIGHT.

Harry S. Stamper says: Rockhound! Rockhound

Harry S. Stamper says: Rockhound! Rockhound.

Rockhound says: out of my way boy!

Rockhound says: Out of my way boy!

Harry S. Stamper says: (pushes Rockhound off to the ground and pins him) What's the matter with you Rockhound?

Harry S. Stamper says: [pushes Rockhound off to the ground and pins him] What's the matter with you Rockhound?

Col. William Sharp says: This is insane.

Harry S. Stamper says: you lost your mind?

Harry S. Stamper says: You lost your mind?

Col. William Sharp says: He's got space dimension. Harry, you better watch your man.

Bank Manager says: WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?

Joker says: I believe, whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger!

Joker says: I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you...

Joker says: [takes off his mask] ...stranger.

Teen #1 says: Will we ever see you again?

The Accountant says: I won't see you for 73 years.

Teen #2 says: What about me?

The Accountant says: You .... I'll see in three months.

The Accountant says: You, I'll see in three months.

Teen #2 says: What's that mean?! Three months! What's that mean?

Col. William Sharp says: Get off the nuclear warhead!

Oscar Choi says: I was doing the thing, you know where the guy rides the rocket into battle?

Col. William Sharp says: Now!

Col. William Sharp says: Oh you didn't see that one? I just wanted to feel the power between my legs.

Alfred says: Some men just like to watch the world burn.

Bank Manager says: Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Milton says: Jesus!

The Accountant says: Carpenter