I'll Do Anything (1994)




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Writer/director James L. Brooks takes satiric aim at Hollywood in this comedy about an unemployed actor who becomes the sole guardian of his estranged six-year-old daughter.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Nick Nolte
as Matt
Whittni Wright
as Jeannie
Ian McKellen
as John Earl McAlpine
Jeb Brown
as Male D Person
Joely Fisher
as Female D Person
Vicki Lewis
as Millie
Anne Heche
as Claire
Joel Thurm
as Martin
Patrick Cassidy
as Ground Zero Villain
Woody Harrelson
as Ground Zero Hero
Robert Joy
as US Marshal
Maria Pitillo
as Flight Attendant
Joe Malone
as Assistant Director
Suzzanne Douglas
as Rainbow House Star
Joseph Malone
as Assistant Director
Jake Busey
as Burke's Fired Driver
Harry Shearer
as Audience Research Captain
Ken Page
as Hair Person
Chelsea Field
as Screentest Actress
Justine Arlin
as Studio Executive
Amy Brooks
as Shannon
Ian Deitchman
as Popcorn Pictures Production Assistant
Maria Kavanaugh
as Secretary on Telephone
Peter Kwong
as Popcorn Pictures Intern
Roz Baker
as Taxi Driver
Courtney Perry
as Audition Child
Perry Anzilotti
as Rainbow House Supporting Actor
Wren T. Brown
as Floor Manager
John D. Schofield
as Screentest Director
Steve Vinovich
as Rainbow House Director
D.J. Dellos
as Rainbow House Child
Arvie Lowe Jr.
as Rainbow House Child
Dale Anthony Phillips Jr.
as Rainbow House Child
Alex Dent
as Rainbow House Child
Amish Desai
as Rainbow House Child
Alissa Dowdy
as Rainbow House Child
Danielle Dowdy
as Rainbow House Child
Heather DeLoach
as Rainbow House Child
Mayah McCoy
as Rainbow House Child
Brittany Johnson
as Rainbow House Child
Jennifer Cabrera
as Rainbow House Child
Tricia Joe
as Rainbow House Child
Chloe Brooks
as Child Actress in the Street
Andrew David DeAngelo
as Rainbow House Parent
Doris Dowdy
as Rainbow House Parent
Trixie Flynn
as Rainbow House Parent
Susan DeLoach
as Rainbow House Parent
Annalouise Paul
as Rainbow House Parent
Andy Milder
as Warm-up Man
Ron Perkins
as Victor
Elisabeth Boyd
as Elisabeth
Kate McNeil
as Stacy
Norris J. Bishton III
as Restaurant Patron
Allison J. Brown
as Restaurant Patron
Stacey Renee Caddell
as Restaurant Patron
Alan James Luzietti
as Restaurant Patron
Jodi Ellen Melnick
as Restaurant Patron
Shawn Marie Stevens
as Restaurant Patron
Michael George Whaites
as Restaurant Patron
Keith Harden Young
as Restaurant Patron
Joan Gianmarco
as Airplane Passenger
Tricia Leigh Fisher
as Airplane Passenger
Jerry Hauck
as Airplane Passenger
Jose Payo
as Airplane Passenger
Hannah Nielsen
as Baby Jeannie
Ingrid Nielsen
as Baby Jeannie
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Critic Reviews for I'll Do Anything

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

.....to get out of watching this movie!

March 10, 2006

Lengthy stretches of the program are not entertaining and are painfully uncomfortable

December 3, 2004

A delight in that ineffable Jim Brooks way.

Full Review… | February 1, 2003
Film Freak Central

Director Brooks is too timid with his cast as if he is afraid to open up and take a few risks.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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August 8, 2005

Audience Reviews for I'll Do Anything


(**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Albert Brooks is good here, but I found this to be rather underwhelming. Fair at best.


I don't usually go for films about Hollywood, unless they're by Preston Sturges. This one worked for me, though, just because it seemed so unlike the real place in that the people who populate it are compassionate, honest, and feeling. I have no firsthand experience with the movie business, nor do I want any. Albert Brooks and Julie Kavner particularly stood out. Uneven at times, but recommended.

Matt Gilbert
Matt Gilbert

I'll do anything to not see this film again.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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