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James Tolkan is a Actor American born on 20 june 1931 at Calumet (USA)

James Tolkan

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Birth name James Stewart Tolkan
Nationality USA
Birth 20 june 1931 (87 years) at Calumet (USA)

James Stewart Tolkan (born June 20, 1931) is an American actor, often cast as a strict, overbearing, bald-headed authority figure.

Biography

Tolkan was born in Calumet, Michigan, the son of Marjorie and Ralph M. Tolkan, a cattle dealer, and attended the University of Iowa, Coe College, the Actors Studio and Eastern Arizona College. Tolkan currently lives in Lake Placid, New York.

Best films

The River (1984)
(Actor)

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Filmography of James Tolkan (45 films)

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Actor

Bone Tomahawk, 2h12
Directed by S. Craig Zahler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Western
Actors Patrick Wilson, Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Young, Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Carpenter
Roles Pianist
Rating70% 3.5474753.5474753.5474753.5474753.547475
The film takes place in the 1890s, with 2 men, one younger and the other much older, attacking and killing travelers camping in plains of the Wild West. After killing several men at a campsite by slitting their throats open, they steal their valuables and begin burning unneeded books and possessions. However, they desist after hearing a bizarre series of howls in the distance, and make for a nearby valley to avoid any pursuers. While traversing the valley, they come across a burial site, where the older man is attacked and savagely killed by an unseen figure. The younger man fires upon the figure as it charges at him, and the film cuts to black.
Back in Time, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Bob Gale, Lea Thompson
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.1519553.1519553.1519553.1519553.151955
Un documentaire sur Retour vers le futur, 30 ans après...
Phil Spector, 1h32
Directed by David Mamet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Tambor, Rebecca Pidgeon, James Tolkan
Roles Judge Fidler
Rating62% 3.1488953.1488953.1488953.1488953.148895
Le célèbre producteur de musique Phil Spector est arrêté pour le meurtre de Lana Clarkson. Il est défendu par l'avocate Linda Kenney Baden, qui souffre d'une pneumonie…
Heavens Fall
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about capital punishment
Actors Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn, Azura Skye, Bill Sage, Anthony Mackie
Roles Thomas Knight, Sr.
Rating66% 3.347213.347213.347213.347213.34721
In the film, two young white women (portrayed by Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye) accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South. Timothy Hutton stars as criminal defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz.
Seven Times Lucky, 1h32
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Kevin Pollak, Liane Balaban, Jonas Chernick, James Tolkan, Babz Chula
Roles Dutch
Rating60% 3.003993.003993.003993.003993.00399
Un arnaqueur vieillissant et une belle et ambitieuse étudiante croisent leur chemin à l'occasion d'une arnaque qui doit les rendre très riche...
Underworld
Underworld (1996)
, 1h35
Directed by Roger Christian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Annabella Sciorra, Larry Bishop, James Tolkan, Abe Vigoda
Roles Dan 'Iceberg' Eagan
Rating49% 2.462722.462722.462722.462722.46272
Just out of prison, Johnny Crown or another name Johnny Alt (Denis Leary) is running a bit late for a meeting he's been waiting seven years to attend. First he has a little unfinished business to take care of: hunt down every last man responsible for taking out his dad. Like everything else Johnny does, he's going to do it his way – in style. With his mysterious friend Frank Gavilan (Joe Mantegna) along for the ride, Johnny's out to uncover just who masterminded his father's hit, and settle the score for good.
Boiling Point, 1h32
Directed by James B. Harris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen, Seymour Cassel, Dan Hedaya
Roles Levitt
Rating49% 2.452722.452722.452722.452722.45272
This film opens with police officer Jimmy Mercer (Wesley Snipes) and his partner Brady (Dan Hedaya) doing some undercover work, when Mercer's fellow agent is shot and killed by a new man, Ronnie (Viggo Mortensen) that criminal Red Diamond (Dennis Hopper) pulled out of jail. Now on a snap of anger and thoughts of revenge, Mercer wants to find the killer and take him down before he gets transferred to another precinct. Although a cop and close colleague claims over dinner that Mercer must do it "by the book," Mercer replies that "when I'm done with this motherfucker, I'm gonna put him in a box..... by the book.
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Don Wilson (kickboxeur), Catya Sassoon, James Tolkan, Kale Browne, Amanda Wyss, John LaMotta
Roles Agent Sterling
Rating53% 2.6676552.6676552.6676552.6676552.667655
When Danny unknowingly repossesses the car of a powerful arms merchant, it sets off a chain of violent retaliation. After his friends are killed and his daughter is kidnapped, Danny takes matters into his own hands. It does not matter that the CIA and the FBI are also involved the Dragon's fire is in his fists!
Problem Child 2, 1h26
Directed by Dennis Dugan, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Ivyann Schwan
Roles Mr. Thron
Rating46% 2.303582.303582.303582.303582.30358
Ben Healy and his son, Junior, move from Cold River to Mortville, Oregon, a quiet, peaceful community, apparently as a way to start their lives all over again. Ben is initially sad to be leaving Cold River until Junior reminds him that everyone there has been horrible to him his whole life, including his father, friends, and former wife. They then leave, knocking over the "Now Leaving Cold River" sign with his car. Before they arrive at their new house, Junior sees a girl roller skating on the sidewalk with a balloon. He pops it with his sling shot and laughs at her as he goes by.
Trabbi Goes to Hollywood, 1h27
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Michelle Johnson, Billy Dee Williams, Morton Downey Jr., Dom DeLuise, James Tolkan, George Kennedy
Roles Vince
Rating36% 1.836651.836651.836651.836651.83665
The film's main protagonist is the young and eccentric inventor Gunther Schmidt, who (like many others) attempts to flee across the East German borderline to the West using his inventions, but constantly meets with failure. Finally, he constructs a gadget which actually works: a modified Trabant with a motor running on turnip juice, making it ultimately environmental, but which is still capable of attaining a speed of up to 250 kph. But by the time his invention is perfected, East and West Germany are reunited, rendering the Trabbi's use as an escape vehicle obsolete.
Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy (1990)
, 1h45
Directed by Warren Beatty, Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Glenne Headly
Roles Numbers
Rating61% 3.0500253.0500253.0500253.0500253.050025
At an illegal card game, a young street urchin (Charlie Korsmo) witnesses the massacre of a group of mobsters named Shoulders (Stig Eldred), Stooge (Jim Wilkey), the Rodent (Neil Summers), the Brow (Chuck Hicks) and Little Face (Lawrence Steven Meyers) at the hands of Flattop (William Forsythe) and Itchy (Ed O'Ross), two of the hoods on the payroll of Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice (Al Pacino). Big Boy's crime syndicate is aggressively taking over small businesses in the city. Detective Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) catches the urchin (who calls himself "Kid") in an act of petty theft. After rescuing him from a ruthless host, Tracy temporarily adopts him with the help of his girlfriend, Tess Truehart (Glenne Headly).
Back to the Future Part III, 1h58
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Rail transport films, Comedy science fiction films, Alternate history films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue
Roles Marshal James Strickland
Rating73% 3.699293.699293.699293.699293.69929
On November 12, 1955, Marty McFly discovers that his friend, Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, had become trapped in 1885. Marty, with the 1955 Doc, uses the information in Doc's 1885 letter to locate and repair the DeLorean. He spots a tombstone with Doc's name, dated six days after the letter. Learning that Doc was killed by Biff Tannen's great-grandfather, Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen, Marty travels back to 1885 to save Doc.
Opportunity Knocks, 1h41
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia, Todd Graff, Julia Campbell, James Tolkan, Milo O'Shea
Roles Sal
Rating59% 2.9993052.9993052.9993052.9993052.999305
Con men Eddie Farrel (Carvey) and Lou Pesquino (Todd Graff) need cash fast and pretend to be repair men sent to fix a gas leak. The con fails, but they escape.
Back to the Future Part II, 1h48
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Alternate history films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan
Roles Mr. Strickland
Rating77% 3.898513.898513.898513.898513.89851
On October 5, 1985, Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown arrives in his flying time machine and persuades Marty McFly and his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, to come back to the future with him to help their future children. Biff Tannen witnesses their departure. They arrive on October 21, 2015, where Doc electronically knocks out Jennifer and leaves her asleep in an alley, explaining that she should not have too much knowledge of future events. He has Marty pose as his own son to refuse an offer to participate in a robbery with Biff's grandson, Griff.
Family Business, 1h50
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto, Janet Carroll, Victoria Jackson
Roles Judge
Rating56% 2.8498552.8498552.8498552.8498552.849855
Jessie McMullen (Sean Connery) is a Scotch-Irish American widower who emigrated with his Sicilian wife to New York in September 1946. A lovable rogue, incorrigible womaniser and tough guy, Jessie is proud of his criminal past and lifestyle. He raised son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) to follow in his footsteps, but Vito went straight at 21 when his son Adam was born. Vito now runs a thriving wholesale Twelfth Avenue meat-packing warehouse and has left his criminal life behind.