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Anthony Michael Hall is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 14 april 1968 at West Roxbury (USA)

Anthony Michael Hall

Anthony Michael Hall
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Birth name Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall
Nationality USA
Birth 14 april 1968 (50 years) at West Roxbury (USA)

Michael Anthony Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor, film producer, and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation and the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, shaped his early career. Hall's next movies with Hughes were the teen classics The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, both in 1985.

Hall diversified his roles to avoid becoming typecast as his geek persona, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live (1985–1986) and starring in films such as Out of Bounds (1986), Johnny Be Good (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Six Degrees of Separation (1993). After a series of minor roles in the 1990s, he starred as Microsoft's Bill Gates in the 1999 television film Pirates of Silicon Valley. He had the leading role in the USA Network series The Dead Zone, from 2002 to 2007. During its run, the show was one of the highest-rated cable television series.

Biography

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the only child of blues-jazz singer Mercedes Hall's first marriage. She divorced Hall's father, Larry, an auto-body-shop owner, when their son was six months old. When Hall was three, he and his mother relocated to the West Coast where she found work as a featured singer. After a year and a half, they returned to the East, eventually moving to New York City, where Hall grew up. Hall's ancestry is Irish and Italian. He has one half-sister, Mary Chestaro, from his mother's second marriage to Thomas Chestaro, a show business manager. His half-sister is pursuing a career as a singer under the name of Mary C. Hall uses the name Anthony, rather than Michael. He transposed his first and middle names when he entered show business because there was another actor named Michael Hall who was already a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Hall attended St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School of New York before moving on to Manhattan's Professional Children's School. Hall began his acting career at age eight and continued throughout high school. "I did not go to college," he has said, "but I'm an avid reader in the ongoing process of educating myself." Through the 1980s, Hall's mother managed his career, eventually relinquishing that role to her second husband.

Hall assists at-risk youth through his literacy program, The Anthony Michael Hall Literacy Club, in association with Chapman University. The club provides an opportunity for the students to improve their literacy skills by exploring genres not typically used to enhance literacy, such as films, music and lyrics, scripts, and novels with audio. Following family tradition, Hall is pursuing his other passion, music. He is the lead singer and songwriter for his band, Hall of Mirrors, formed in 1998. The band released an album, Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors, through Hall's own RAM Records label in 1999, with collaborations from former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Prince's former keyboard player Tommy Barbarella.

Hall is godfather to Robert Downey, Jr.'s son Indio Falconer Downey.

Best films

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
(Actor)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
(Actor)
Foxcatcher (2014)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Anthony Michael Hall (39 films)

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War Machine, 2h2
Directed by David Michôd
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Emory Cohen, John Magaro
Roles Greg Pulver
Rating59% 2.99712.99712.99712.99712.9971
En 2009, le général quatre étoiles Glen McMahon est envoyé en Afghanistan pour reprendre en main une situation qui dure depuis 8 ans. Sur place, il découvre les enjeux réels du conflit et surtout qu'il ne pourra pas faire comme il l'entend. McMahon doit ainsi composer avec l'administration, les civils locaux, les politiques et les journalistes. Cet homme sûr de lui ne veut pas s’embarrasser et décide d'utiliser la presse pour notamment interpeller le Président Barack Obama et ainsi avoir 40 000 hommes supplémentaires pour reprendre la province de Helmand.
Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Roles Gary Smith
Rating63% 3.198473.198473.198473.198473.19847
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
Results
Results (2015)
, 1h45
Directed by Andrew Bujalski
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy
Actors Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Brooklyn Decker, Anthony Michael Hall
Roles Grigory

Set in Austin, Texas, recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher (2014)
, 2h10
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about families, Sports films
Actors Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Jack
Rating69% 3.497813.497813.497813.497813.49781
Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) speaks at an elementary school in place of his older brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Both are Olympic gold medal winners, but Mark feels overshadowed by Dave. Mark is contacted by philanthropist and wrestling enthusiast John E. du Pont (Steve Carell), an heir to the E.I. du Pont family fortune, who arranges to fly Mark to his estate in Pennsylvania where du Pont has built a private wrestling training facility. Du Pont invites Mark to join his wrestling team, Team Foxcatcher, to train for the World Championship and be paid. Mark accepts the offer, with du Pont urging him to enlist Dave as well. Dave declines for the sake of his wife and two children who are settled where they live, so Mark moves to Pennsylvania alone.
Sexy Evil Genius, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Michelle Trachtenberg, Seth Green, Katee Sackhoff, William Baldwin, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Anthony Michael Hall
Roles Mark Von Dutch
Rating57% 2.8543152.8543152.8543152.8543152.854315
Salesman Zach Newman sits alone in a bar when he meets Miranda Prague. After talking to her for a few minutes, they realize that they are ex-lovers of the same woman, Nikki Franklyn. They were both told to arrive at different times and wait for Nikki, who would be joining them later. Miranda reveals that Nikki just got out of a mental hospital after killing a man she was dating by poisoning him. Shortly thereafter they are joined by Marvin Coolidge, a jazz musician and also a former lover of Nikki. The trio trade stories about Nikki for a bit until Nikki herself arrives, bringing the table a round of drinks and passing them out herself. With Nikki is her defense attorney turned fiancè Bert Mayfair. Nikki tells them all that the evening is about a big announcement, and she declares that she is getting married. Bert becomes angry with Nikki, as he did not want his engagement to her publicized yet for fear of losing his law license.
Dead in Tombstone, 1h40
Directed by Roel Reiné
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Western
Actors Danny Trejo, Anthony Michael Hall, Mickey Rourke, Dina Meyer, Richard Dillane, Emil Hostina
Roles Red Hernandez
Rating49% 2.4542652.4542652.4542652.4542652.454265
In the Frontier of the Wild West, Red Cavanaugh is to be hanged for his crimes. Calm, he says that every man at the gallows will be dead before sunrise. Moments later, the Blackwater Gang – Darko, Washington, Snake, Baptiste, and Ramos – arrive led by his half-brother Guerrero De La Cruz. After slaughtering everyone and freeing Red, they retreat. The next morning, Red tells them about Edendale, Colorado, where gold ore is being stored in a bank until a mineral dispute can be settled. Guerrero agrees to steal it, so long as they avoid unnecessary deaths. After the seven rob the bank, Red betrays Guerrero, as he had acquired the deed to the mine and desires to take over the town. He shoots Guerrero, and despite Guerrero's orders, Red convinces the rest of the gang to turn on him; they all gun Guerrero to death.
Last Man Standing, 1h21
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Catherine Bell, Mekhi Phifer, Dale Dickey, Ella Anderson
Roles Nick Collins
Rating52% 2.6096352.6096352.6096352.6096352.609635
Abby Collins est une mère de famille dynamique qui se consacre à ses enfants. Mariée à Nick, sympathique vétérinaire, elle coule des jours heureux dans leur maison de la banlieue de Detroit. Tout bascule soudain dans le pire des cauchemars lorsqu'elle constate que son époux a été enlevé. Afin de comprendre qui leur en veut de la sorte, elle va devoir se tourner vers son propre passé, un passé qu'elle a toujours soigneusement évité d'évoquer avec ses proches. Rapidement, elle réalise quelles sont les raisons de cet enlèvement...
The Dark Knight, 2h33
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Roles Mike Engel
Rating84% 4.229714.229714.229714.229714.22971
In Gotham City, the Joker and his crew rob a mob bank of millions of dollars, killing each other in the process, the Joker as sole survivor.
Final Approach, 2h50
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films
Actors Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Ernie Hudson, Lea Thompson, Shailene Woodley, Sunny Mabrey
Roles Greg Gilliad
Rating48% 2.417412.417412.417412.417412.41741
Jack Bender (Dean Cain) suddenly finds himself in a hostile situation as a group of highly trained and well-armed terrorists, led by Greg Gilliad (Anthony Michael Hall), seize the airplane on which he is traveling, a Lockheed L-1011 of Infinity Air Flight 732 from Newark International Airport to LAX. Bender must re-immerse himself into a world he thought he left behind forever.
All About the Benjamins, 1h35
Directed by Kevin Bray
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Tommy Flanagan, Mike Epps, Carmen Chaplin, Valarie Rae Miller
Roles Lil J: a con artist who is arrested by Bucum earlier in the film.
Rating58% 2.9008152.9008152.9008152.9008152.900815
Tyson Bucum (Ice Cube), a maverick bounty hunter, is out to capture a petty drug dealer, Lil J (Anthony Michael Hall). Bucum confronts Lil J in his trailer home and nearly handcuffs him, but Lil J's girlfriend, who wields a shotgun, recklessly shoots at Bucum. Bucum manages to tackle Lil J's girlfriend and arrest Lil J. Bucum's boss Martinez (Anthony Giaimo), however, is not pleased with Bucum and pays him less than expected. After a brief conversation about the lottery with his attractive co-worker Pam (Valerie Rae Miller), Bucum learns from Martinez that he must capture a con man named Reggie Wright (Mike Epps), whom Bucum has captured three times prior. Bucum sees Reggie at a convenience store but fails to catch him. Meanwhile, during a photoshoot, diamond thieves Julian (Roger Guenveur Smith) and Ursula (Carmen Chaplin) are posing as a photographer and model until Mr. Barkley arrives. The duo murder the co-photographer, the makeup artist and Barkley's bodyguards, much to Barkley's surprise. Barkley is then shot in the head after a brief dialogue with Julian for murdering the witnesses. They then retrieve the diamonds from Barkley. Bucum catches at Reggie again and chases him until he remains unnoticed since he is hidden in a van. The thieves comes down, shoots at Bucum and escapes, unbeknowist to them that Reggie is hidden. In a boatyard, the thieves finds Reggie in the van and shoot at him when he escapes, leaving his wallet behind. At the crime scene, Martinez is fed up of Bucum's attempts and orders him to stay away from Reggie.
Freddy Got Fingered, 1h29
Directed by Tom Green
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Sports films
Actors Rip Torn, Tom Green, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Harland Williams, Anthony Michael Hall
Roles Mr. Davidson
Rating45% 2.250392.250392.250392.250392.25039
Unemployed 28-year-old cartoonist Gordon "Gord" Brody leaves his parents' home in Portland, Oregon to pursue his lifelong ambition of obtaining a contract for an animated television series. His parents give him a car in which he drives to Los Angeles and starts work at a cheese sandwich factory. Gord shows his drawings to Dave Davidson, the CEO of a major animation studio; Davidson tells him that the artwork is not bad, but that the concepts depicted, including a vigilante "X-Ray Cat", are nonsensical. Disheartened, Gord quits his job and returns to his parents.
61*
61* (2001)
, 2h9
Directed by Billy Crystal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Thomas Jane, Barry Pepper, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill, Chris Bauer
Roles Whitey Ford
Rating77% 3.8973253.8973253.8973253.8973253.897325
In 1998, the family of the late Roger Maris goes to Busch Stadium to witness Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals break their father's record with a 62nd home run. Maris' widow, Pat, is hospitalized due to complications from arrhythmia and watches the game on television from a hospital bed.
The Caveman's Valentine, 1h45
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Michael Hall, Tamara Tunie, Jay Rodan
Roles Bob
Rating59% 2.9511352.9511352.9511352.9511352.951135
A former family man and pianist studying at Juilliard music school, Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson), now suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and lives in a cave in Inwood Park, New York. He believes that a man named Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant is controlling the world with rays from the top of the Chrysler Building, and that his mind is inhabited by moth-like seraphs. On Valentine’s Day, he discovers the frozen body of a young man, Scotty Gates (Sean MacMahon), left in a tree outside his cave. The police, including Romulus's daughter Lulu (Aunjanue Ellis), dismiss the man's death as accident however, a homeless ex-lover of Scotty tells Romulus that he was murdered by the famous photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). Determined to discover the truth behind Scotty’s death and prove his worth to his daughter, Romulus manages to get an invitation through a former friend to perform one of his compositions at Leppenraub’s farm. What unfolds thereafter is a twisted tale of mystery, deception, and a man's struggle against his own mind.
The Photographer, 1h31
Origin USA
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Reg Rogers, Tina Holmes, Marisa Berenson, Kristen Wilson
Roles Greg
Rating54% 2.714432.714432.714432.714432.71443
A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of inspiration, Max embarks on a bizarre trek through the city in search of ten mysterious photographs that could save his career. Accompanied by an unlikely crew of strangers he meets along the way, Max trips through a modern-day Oz, and rediscovers the easily forgotten value of seeing magic reflected in everyday life.