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Barret Oliver is a Actor and Thanks American born on 24 august 1973 at Los Angeles (USA)

Barret Oliver

Barret Oliver
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Birth name Barret Spencer Oliver
Nationality USA
Birth 24 august 1973 (46 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Saturn Award

Barret Spencer Oliver (born August 24, 1973) is an American photographer and former child actor. He is known for his role as Bastian Balthazar Bux in the film adaptation of Michael Ende's novel The NeverEnding Story, followed by roles in D.A.R.Y.L., Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return.


Barret Oliver est connu pour ses trois rôles dans quatre films américains, celui de Bastien dans l'adaptation de L'Histoire sans fin (The NeverEnding Story), celui de l'androïde Daryl, dans le film du même nom et celui du jeune David dans Cocoon et Cocoon, le retour (Cocoon: The Return). Ses parents, refusant que Barret ne devienne le jouet des studios hollywoodiens, le retirent du marché.
Il s'est depuis reconverti dans la photographie.

Best films

Frankenweenie (2012)

Usually with

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2 films)
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
(2 films)
Jerry Belson
Jerry Belson
(1 films)
James Horner
James Horner
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Barret Oliver (13 films)

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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, 1h35
Directed by Paul Bartel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn
Roles Willie Saravian
Rating61% 3.051043.051043.051043.051043.05104
Clare Lipkin is a recent widow, dealing with everything from house guest Lisabeth, to Lisabeth's libidinous ex, Howard, to family problems. She is also being haunted by the ghost of her recently deceased husband, Sidney.
Cocoon: The Return, 1h56
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Charles Lampkin, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton
Roles David
Rating54% 2.701132.701132.701132.701132.70113
Five years after they left, the Antareans return to Earth to rescue the cocoons that were left behind. Before they can be retrieved, one of the cocoons is discovered by a science research team and taken to a secure laboratory for testing. The aliens and their human allies must find a way to retrieve the cocoon in time for their rendezvous with the rescue ship, while the humans travelling with them must decide whether to return to Antarea or stay on Earth and become mortal again.
The Secret Garden, 1h40
Directed by Alan Grint
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Barret Oliver, Billie Whitelaw, Derek Jacobi, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, Colin Firth
Roles Dickon Sowerby
Rating71% 3.5976153.5976153.5976153.5976153.597615
Spot Marks the X, 1h30
Directed by Mark Rosman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Children's films
Actors Barret Oliver, Natalie Gregory, Richard B. Shull, Jerry Wasserman, Geoffrey Lewis, David Huddleston
Roles Ken Miller
Rating66% 3.313593.313593.313593.313593.31359
Capone est un chien appartenant à Doc, membre d'une bande de gangsters. Quand son maître est arrêté, Capone se retrouve à la fourrière. C'est alors qu'un petit garçon le recueille dans sa famille.
Cocoon (1985)
, 1h53
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Vieillesse, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg
Roles David
Rating66% 3.3486553.3486553.3486553.3486553.348655
About 10,000 years ago, peaceful aliens from the planet Antarea set up an outpost on the planet Earth, on an island later known to mankind as Atlantis. When Atlantis sank, twenty aliens were left behind, kept alive in large rock-like cocoons at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Now a group of Antareans have returned to Earth to collect them. Disguising themselves as humans, they rent a house with a swimming pool, and charge the water with "life force" to give the cocooned Antareans energy to survive the trip home. They charter a boat from a local captain named Jack (Steve Guttenberg) who helps them retrieve the cocoons. Jack likes Kitty (Tahnee Welch), a beautiful woman from the team who chartered his boat. When he spies on her while she undresses in her cabin, Jack is shocked when he discovers she is an alien. After the aliens reveal themselves to him and explain what's going on, he decides to help them.
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
, 1h37
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Robot films
Actors Barret Oliver, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Danny Corkill, Colleen Camp, Josef Sommer
Roles Daryl
Rating62% 3.149943.149943.149943.149943.14994
"Daryl" (whose name is an acronym for "Data-Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform") (Barret Oliver) is an experiment in Artificial Intelligence, created by the government. Although physically indistinguishable from an ordinary ten-year-old boy, his brain is actually a supersophisticated microcomputer with several unique capabilities. These include exceptional reflexes, superhuman multitasking ability, and the ability to "hack" other computer systems. The D.A.R.Y.L. experiment was funded by the military, with the intention of producing a "super-soldier". One of the original scientists has misgivings about the experiment and decides to free Daryl, but is killed in the process.
Frankenweenie, 29minutes
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher, Paul Bartel, Sofia Coppola
Roles Victor Frankenstein
Rating72% 3.6453953.6453953.6453953.6453953.645395
Victor Frankenstein (played by Barret Oliver) is a young boy who creates movies starring his dog, Sparky (a Bull Terrier, whose name is a play on the use of electricity in the film). After Sparky is hit by a car, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles and is inspired to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of lightning that revives the dog. While Victor is pleased, his neighbors are terrified by the animal, and when the Frankensteins decide to introduce the revitalized Sparky to them they become angry and terrified.
The NeverEnding Story, 1h34
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about religion, Films about dragons, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films, Golem, Films about school violence
Actors Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Moses Gunn, Thomas Hill, Alan Oppenheimer
Roles Bastian
Rating73% 3.6983.6983.6983.6983.698
Bastian Balthazar Bux (Barret Oliver), a shy and friendless bibliophile child, hides in a bookstore, interrupting the grumpy bookseller, Mr. Coreander (Thomas Hill). Bastian asks about one of the books he sees, but Mr. Coreander advises against it; despite which, Bastian seizes the book, leaving a note promising to return it, and hides in the school's attic to read. The book describes the world of Fantasia threatened by a force called "The Nothing"; where the Childlike Empress (Tami Stronach) who rules over Fantasia has fallen ill, and has summoned Atreyu (Noah Hathaway) to discover the cure. Atreyu is therefore given the AURYN. As Atreyu sets out, the Nothing summons Gmork (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer), a werewolf, to kill Atreyu.
Invitation to Hell, 1h36
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci, Joe Regalbuto, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Berryman
Roles Robbie Winslow
Rating50% 2.507452.507452.507452.507452.50745
In a town called Steaming Springs, Matt Winslow (Robert Urich) and his family arrive to start a new life, but a string of strange events occur, making him think that there is something sinister going on.
Uncommon Valor, 1h45
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Patrick Swayze, Reb Brown, Tim Thomerson, Robert Stack
Roles Enfant
Rating63% 3.1983953.1983953.1983953.1983953.198395
Taking place in the early 1980s and set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, retired Marine Colonel Jason Rhodes (Gene Hackman) is obsessed with finding his son Frank, listed as "Missing In Action" since 1972. After ten years of searching Southeast Asia and turning up several leads, Rhodes believes that Frank is still alive and being kept in Laos as a prisoner of war.
Kiss Me Goodbye, 1h41
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Claire Trevor, Paul Dooley, Mildred Natwick
Rating60% 3.0491853.0491853.0491853.0491853.049185
Kay is the widow of a Broadway showman called Jolly, who died after falling down a staircase at their home. Kay is now planning to remarry, to a stuffed-shirt named Rupert, and they live in the same house. Suddenly Jolly returns to her life as a ghost.
Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again, 1h27
Directed by Jerry Belson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson, Krista Errickson, Cassandra Peterson, Peter Brocco
Roles Child in Supermarket
Rating62% 3.147073.147073.147073.147073.14707
Brilliant surgeon Daniel Jekyll (Mark Blankfield) dedicates himself to medical research, hoping to unlock man's animal nature and increase his capacity for self-healing. Jekyll accidentally creates a white powder which, when inhaled through the nose, temporarily turns him into a completely uninhibited sex maniac who calls himself Mister Hyde. Jekyll can't bring himself to throw away the drug or to stop taking it, and Hyde's escapades play havoc with Jekyll's life. At the very end, the corpse of Robert Louis Stevenson is seen literally spinning in his grave.


Frankenweenie, 1h27
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones
Roles Thanks
Rating68% 3.4488753.4488753.4488753.4488753.448875
Young filmmaker and scientist Victor Frankenstein lives with his parents, Edward and Susan Frankenstein, and his beloved dog, Sparky, in the quiet town of New Holland. Victor's intelligence is recognized by his classmates at school, his somber next-door neighbor, Elsa Van Helsing, mischievous, Igor-like Edgar "E" Gore, obese and gullible Bob, overconfident Toshiaki, creepy Nassor, and an eccentric girl nicknamed Weird Girl, but communicates little with them due to his relationship with his dog. Concerned with his son's isolation, Victor's father encourages him to take up baseball and make achievements outside of science. Victor hits a home run at his first game, but Sparky, pursuing the ball, is struck by a car and killed.