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Billy Magnussen is a Actor American born on 20 april 1985 at New York City (USA)

Billy Magnussen

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Birth name William Gregory Magnussen
Nationality USA
Birth 20 april 1985 (34 years) at New York City (USA)

William Gregory "Billy" Magnussen (born April 20, 1985) is an American actor.


Magnussen was born in New York City, growing up in the Woodhaven, Queens neighborhood until the age of 10, when he moved with his family to Cumming, Georgia. Billy graduated from South Forsyth High School in 2003. Magnussen graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Acting career
In 2007, he made his Broadway stage debut in The Ritz starring Rosie Perez.

In 2012 he was cast as Spike, alongside David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver in Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, premiering at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ prior to its move to Lincoln Center in New York City. It then moved to the John Golden Theatre, where it was nominated for 6 Tony Awards. Magnussen was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role as Spike.

Magnussen will be appearing in the upcoming film Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet and can also be seen in Happy Tears, which stars Demi Moore and Parker Posey. He stars as Claude in the film Twelve which was released July 30, 2010.

He played Neil Thomas, a WWII hero in the 2011 film The Lost Valentine based on the book "The Last Valentine" by James Michael Pratt. "The Lost Valentine" aired on January 30, 2011, on CBS as a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Also in 2011 he played, Thor, in Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress. In 2013, he joined the cast of Into the Woods as Rapunzel's Prince.

Magnussen is known for his role on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns where he took over the role of Casey Hughes on January 29, 2008. He guest-starred in the CW's series The Beautiful Life in 2009.

He guest-starred on Boardwalk Empire as Roger McAlister, Gillian Darmody's lover and stand-in for Jimmy Darmody's corpse.

He also has guest-starred on Law & Order, in the 19th-season episode "Sweetie."

Music career
Magnussen once was the bass player and a contributing songwriter for the NYC–based rock band The Dash, which also included Justin Ettinger (vocals), Nick Fokas (guitar), Peter Bourquin (guitar), and Alex Pappas (drums).

Currently, Billy plays guitar in the NYC-based band Reserved for Rondee, composed of Tom Degnan (bass), Nick Fokas (guitar), Warren Hemenway (drums), and Trevor Vaughn (lead vocals).

Best films

Bridge of Spies (2015)

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Filmography of Billy Magnussen (17 films)

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Aladdin (2019)

Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Alan Tudyk, Billy Magnussen
Roles le Prince Anders
Rating69% 3.4999553.4999553.4999553.4999553.499955
Une version en prises de vues réelles d'Aladdin.
Game Night
Game Night (2018)
, 1h40
Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris
Rating68% 3.4499653.4499653.4499653.4499653.449965
Trois couples d'amis se réunissent régulièrement pour jouer à des jeux de société dans la maison d'un couple dont le voisin tente avec insistance de se faire inviter. Un jour, le mari reçoit la visite de son frère qui a financièrement réussi dans la vie. Le frère les invite à une soirée de jeux qu'il n'oublieront pas. Arrivés sur les lieux, ils apprennent que le gagnant de la soirée sera l'heureux propriétaire d'une voiture sport des années 1960. Quelques instants plus tard, un agent du FBI entre dans la maison, leur explique que des kidnappeurs sévissent dans le quartier et qu'ils n'ont que quelques heures pour libérer une femme (ou un homme) grâce aux indices se trouvant dans un dossier qu'il leur remet.
Ingrid Goes West, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, Pom Klementieff
Roles Nicky Sloane
Rating65% 3.299113.299113.299113.299113.29911
Ingrid Thorburn est une jeune fille fragile psychologiquement accro à Instagram, fasciné par la vie de rêve de ses stars préférées. Un jour, blessée profondément parce qu'elle n'a pas été invitée au mariage de rêve d'une « amie » Instagram, elle sabote la fête et se retrouve à l'hôpital psychiatrique. Lorsqu'elle est libérée, de retour sur son iPhone après ce dérapage, elle jette son dévolu sur Taylor Sloane, une autre instagrameuse influente et célèbre qui vit en Californie. Ingrid, avec l'argent de l'héritage de sa mère récemment morte, quitte la Pennsylvanie et se rend à Los Angeles, bien décidée à devenir sa meilleure amie...
The Meddler, 1h40
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J. K. Simmons, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter
Rating62% 3.145583.145583.145583.145583.14558
Marnie Minervini, récemment devenue veuve, garde un certain optimisme. Elle déménage à Hollywood afin de se rapprocher de sa fille, et prend la décision de sortir à nouveau avec des hommes.
The Great Gilly Hopkins, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Herek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sophie Nélisse, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs
Roles Ellis
Rating65% 3.2510153.2510153.2510153.2510153.251015
Gilly Hopkins is the meanest girl in town: she has a birth mother she has never seen and has moved from one foster home to another. Learning that she will be sent to a new home, she wastes no time stirring up trouble. Then she meets a woman named Trotter, who wants to be the mother Gilly needs. With Gilly posing a challenge, Trotter must prove a good relationship will benefit both of them.
Bridge of Spies, 2h17
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Eve Hewson, Billy Magnussen, Kevin Spacey
Roles Doug Forrester
Rating75% 3.7965653.7965653.7965653.7965653.796565
In 1957 Brooklyn, New York, Rudolf Abel retrieves a secret message from a park bench and reads it just before FBI agents burst into his rented room. He prevents discovery of the message, but other evidence in the room leads to his arrest and prosecution as a Soviet spy.
I Smile Back, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Billy Magnussen, Terry Kinney, Kristin Griffith
Roles Zach
Rating61% 3.050863.050863.050863.050863.05086
Outwardly, Laney (Sarah Silverman) appears to have the perfect suburban life. She has two loving children, a caring husband, and an opulent, upper-middle-class home. Beneath her seemingly pristine image lie depression, unresolved childhood issues, and destructive behavior, which jeopardize everything she holds dear.
Revenge of the Green Dragons, 1h34
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ray Liotta, Justin Chon, Harry Shum Jr., Kevin Wu, Billy Magnussen, Alysia Reiner
Roles Detective Boyer
Rating53% 2.6530052.6530052.6530052.6530052.653005
An immigrant named Sonny (Chon) joined the Chinatown gang "The Green Dragons" when he was a kid, and worked his way up through the gang hierarchy. But as he quickly rose up the ranks and became notorious in the community, his life falls apart around him.
Into the Woods, 2h4
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films about the labor movement, Wolves in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp
Roles Rapunzel's Prince
Rating58% 2.9476052.9476052.9476052.9476052.947605
A Baker and his Wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the Baker's family by a Witch who found the Baker's father robbing her garden when his mother was pregnant. The Baker's father also stole some beans which caused the Witch's mother to punish her with the curse of ugliness. The Witch offers to lift the curse, but only if the Baker and his Wife obtain four critical items for her: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold.
The East
The East (2013)
, 1h56
Directed by Zal Batmanglij
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Julia Ormond, Brit Marling, Toby Kebbell, Patricia Clarkson
Roles Porty
Rating67% 3.398923.398923.398923.398923.39892
Jane, an operative for the private intelligence firm Hiller Brood, is assigned by her boss Sharon to infiltrate The East, an underground activist, anarchist and ecologist organization that has launched several attacks against corporations in an attempt to expose their corruption. Calling herself Sarah, she joins local drifters in hitching rides on trains, and when one drifter, Luca, helps her escape from the police, she identifies the symbol of The East hanging from Luca's car mirror. Sarah self-inflicts an arm injury that she tells Luca was caused in the escape so he can get medical attention for her. He takes her to an abandoned house in the woods where members of The East live and one of the members, Doc, treats her cut.
The Brass Teapot, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Actors Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Debra Monk
Roles Arnie
Rating63% 3.196433.196433.196433.196433.19643
The movie follows John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple), a down on their luck couple that comes across a magical brass teapot capable of providing them with money. The only catch is that they must harm themselves in order for the teapot to provide. They must then decide what they are willing to do in order to gain financial security.
Choose (2011)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Actors Katheryn Winnick, Bruce Dern, Kevin Pollak, Richard Short, Lenny Von Dohlen, Cady Huffman
Roles Paul
Rating47% 2.352872.352872.352872.352872.35287
Fiona Wagner is studying for a Master's Degree in Journalism and still grieves for her mother Samantha who committed suicide 3 years ago. Her father, Detective Tom Wagner, is investigating the brutal death of lawyer Elliot Vincent, by the hands of his teenager daughter. His daughter was forced to choose between killing him or having her mother, younger brother and herself killed by a sadistic criminal, who broke into their home. When pianist Simon Campbell is forced to choose between losing his fingers or his hearing, Tom realizes a deranged serial-killer is out on rampage. Meanwhile, Fiona is contacted by the killer through the code name ISO_17 and thus unleashes many unanswered mysteries.
Damsels in Distress, 1h39
Directed by Whit Stillman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Hugo Becker, Alia Shawkat
Roles Thor
Rating56% 2.849382.849382.849382.849382.84938
Newly transferred college student Lily becomes friends with Violet, Heather and Rose, a clique who run the campus' suicide prevention centre. Over the course of the film, the four girls date less attractive men in order to help the men's confidence; they try to clean up the "unhygenic" Doar Dorm; they clash with the editor of the campus newspaper The Daily Complainer who wants to close down the "elitist" Roman letters fraternities; and finally they try and start a new dance craze, called The Sambola!
The Lost Valentine, 1h40
Directed by Darnell Martin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jennifer Love Hewitt, Betty White, Sean Faris, Meghann Fahy, Gil Gerard, Billy Magnussen
Roles Neil Thomas
Rating74% 3.7470953.7470953.7470953.7470953.747095
The story follows the characters of a TV journalist, Susan Allison (Hewitt), working on a profile of a woman, Caroline Thomas (White), whose husband naval aviator Lt. Neil Thomas was declared MIA sixty years ago during World War II. Susan immediately clashes with Caroline's grandson, Lucas Thomas (Faris), when he overhears her referring to the potential story as a fluff piece, rather than the very personal story it is, since she herself doubts if pure and true love exists. She apologizes, and manages to start the interview and starts spending time with both Caroline and Lucas. Her developing friendship with Lucas makes her have doubts about her relationship with her almost fiance, Andrew Hawthorne, a photographer who is frequently absent overseas.
Twelve (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about virginity
Actors Chace Crawford, Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts, 50 Cent, Esti Ginzburg, Emily Meade
Roles Claude Kenton
Rating57% 2.8516752.8516752.8516752.8516752.851675
The film opens during Spring Break on the Upper East Side. White Mike, once a wealthy, carefree teenager, now struggles to scrape out a living as a pot dealer, dealing to his former classmates. His mother died from breast cancer a year prior to the events of the film, her treatment having completely consumed his family's wealth, and left a deep emotional trauma on Mike. Mike's good friend, Molly Norton, a sweet girl from the poorer side of town, doesn't know he is a drug dealer. Mike's supplier, Lionel, also deals the addictive drug cocktail "Twelve" to Mike's cousin, Charlie. Charlie attempts to mug Lionel one night, as he is unable to pay for the drug. Lionel turns the gun on Charlie, shooting him at point blank range, before finding and executing Nana, an innocent observer, returning home after a basketball game at the Harlem Recreation Center. Mike and Charlie's good friend, Hunter, another resident of the wealthy Upper East Side, set on attending Harvard, who had played basketball with—-and got in a fight with—-Nana earlier that evening, is taken into custody for the murders. He visits Harlem regularly because he detests the high society of his classmates.