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Brian Dennehy is a Actor, Director, Writer and Co-Executive Producer American born on 9 july 1938 at Bridgeport (USA)

Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy
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Birth name Brian Manion Dennehy
Nationality USA
Birth 9 july 1938 at Bridgeport (USA)
Death 15 april 2020 (at 81 years)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Brian Mannion Dennehy (born July 9, 1938) is an American actor of film, stage, and television. After gaining recognition for portraying the corrupt Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood (1982), Dennehy went on to win one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and six Primetime Emmy Award nominations.


He is the father of the actress Elizabeth Dennehy.

Best films

Ratatouille (2007)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
First Blood (1982)
Cocoon (1985)
Tommy Boy (1995)

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Filmography of Brian Dennehy (85 films)

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The Seagull
Directed by Michael Mayer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Jon Tenney, Mare Winningham
Roles Pjotr Sorin
Rating56% 2.8486252.8486252.8486252.8486252.848625
La naïve Nina, l'actrice Irina Arkadina dont les jours de gloire sont anciens, le jeune dramaturge expérimental Konstantín Tréplev et le célèbre écrivain Boris Trigorine affrontent une série de conflits, à la fois romantiques et artistiques.
Tag (2018)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about cancer, Films about marriage
Actors Ed Helms, Jeremy Lee Renner, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis
Roles Mr. Cilliano
Rating65% 3.2520453.2520453.2520453.2520453.252045
Cinq amis d'enfance se lancent chaque année à la même époque dans une féroce compétition de... chat perché ! Le but du jeu est de toucher leurs concurrents en criant « Chat, c'est toi qui y est ! ». Pour cette tradition, ils sont prêts à mettre en jeu leur travail, leur entourage et leur propre vie. Et pour cette nouvelle édition, il ne reste qu'un seul joueur invaincu et celui-ci se marie. Les quatre autres vont tout tenter pour le battre.
Knight of Cups, 1h58
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Michael Fassbender, Brian Dennehy
Roles Joseph
Rating56% 2.8006052.8006052.8006052.8006052.800605
A screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure. And every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
The Challenger, 1h29
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Historical
Actors William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy, Eve Best, Henry Goodman
Roles Rogers
Rating71% 3.598743.598743.598743.598743.59874
En 1986, à la suite de l'accident de la navette spatiale Challenger, le président Reagan forme une commission d'enquête présidentielle chargée de déterminer les causes de l'accident. Parmi ses membres se trouve le professeur Richard Feynman, physicien de renom, qui comprend rapidement qu'il est le seul membre réellement indépendant. Avec l'aide d'autres membres de la commission, il parvient à mettre en lumière un certain nombre de défaillances et à révéler au grand jour ce qui a conduit à l'explosion de la navette.
The Big Year, 1h40
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Rashida Jones
Roles Raymond Harris
Rating61% 3.0984353.0984353.0984353.0984353.098435
The film follows three amateur birders who each set out to achieve a Big Year. They are Brad Harris (Jack Black), a 36-year-old computer programmer based in Baltimore; Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), founder and CEO of a New York company bearing his name; and a roofing contractor named Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who holds the current Big Year record of 732 birds.
The Next Three Days, 2h10
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins
Roles George Brennan
Rating72% 3.6484953.6484953.6484953.6484953.648495
Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. The evidence seems impossible to dispute: her car is parked right next to the car of her boss, she is seen leaving the crime scene seconds before the body is discovered, the murder weapon (a fire extinguisher) has her fingerprints on it and she has the victim's blood on the back of her overcoat. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Russell Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits, saddening Lara. One day, she attempts suicide, and tells John that she cannot survive a life in prison. John promises that this will not be her life.
Every Day
Every Day (2010)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Ezra Miller, Carla Gugino, Eddie Izzard, Brian Dennehy
Roles Ernie
Rating56% 2.844832.844832.844832.844832.84483
Ned, marié, père et scénariste de télévision frustré, est en pleine crise de la quarantaine lorsque son beau-père Ernie emménage à la maison. Le mauvais caractère de ce dernier, l’agitation de sa femme Jeannie qui doit s’occuper de son père, les efforts à faire pour élever un fils en pleine adolescence et enfin la pression professionnelle, rendent Ned vulnérable face aux avances de sa très séduisante collègue Robin.
Meet Monica Velour
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Kim Cattrall, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Tony Cox, Sam McMurray
Roles Pop Pop
Rating57% 2.898092.898092.898092.898092.89809
A young man meets his dream woman (and isn't the least bit troubled that she's a washed-up porn actress 30 years his senior) in this independent coming-of-age comedy. Tobe Hulbert (Dustin Ingram) is a 17-year-old high school graduate who is the working definition of a loser—he's nerdy and socially inept, he lives with his eccentric grandfather (Brian Dennehy), his closest friend, Kenny (Daniel Yelsky), is only 12 years old, and he drives a beat-up hot-dog wagon with a giant frankfurter bolted to the roof. Among his other obsessions, Tobe is fascinated with adult movies of the 1970s and '80s, and his favorite actress is Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), who in her heyday was the hottest star in porn. When Tobe discovers there's a collector living in Indiana (Keith David) who is willing to buy his wagon for a good price and Monica Velour will be appearing at a gentleman's club nearby, he decides fate is smiling on him and hits the road. However, the "gentleman's club" turns out to be a sleazy dive and time hasn't been kind to Monica; when several patrons begin shouting insults at her, Tobe defends her honor and gets beat up for his trouble. Monica gratefully befriends Tobe and lets him stay at the trailer park she calls home; he begins to imagine he might have a chance with the woman of his dreams, but while she sees Tobe as a kindred spirit, she has bigger things to deal with, including a career that's going nowhere, an ugly relationship with her ex-husband, and a contentious battle to win back custody of her daughter.
Righteous Kill, 1h41
Directed by Jon Avnet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Donnie Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino
Roles Lieutentant Hingis
Rating59% 2.9993652.9993652.9993652.9993652.999365
Police psychologists review recordings of a man (Robert De Niro), who states his name as Detective David Fisk, the "Poetry Boy" killer. The Poetry Boy earned the moniker for his modus operandi of murdering criminals and leaving short poems with their bodies. Fisk reveals that he looks up to his partner of almost 30 years, Tom Cowan (who the audience is led to believe is the character portrayed by Al Pacino), and considers him to be his role model of how a cop should be. Pacino's character is known by the nickname "Rooster" and De Niro's by "Turk," and they are referred as such outside of the recordings.
Cat City
Cat City (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Brent Huff
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Animation
Actors Brian Dennehy, Julian Sands, Rebecca Pidgeon, Gyula Bodrogi, Edward Kerr, William Shockley
Roles Harold
Rating51% 2.5651352.5651352.5651352.5651352.565135
Nick Compton, un promoteur immobilier trompe son epouse Victoria , une avocate avec sa propre associee Samantha. En fait, Nick et Samantha partagent plus que l'amour. Ils ont detournes des investiseurs de millions pour le projet d'un casino Cathedral City. Un personage mysterieux, Jonas, apparait en ville et s'immisce dans la vie des Comptons, particulierement dans la vie intime de Victoria. Perte de loyaute, Samantha est assasinee et Nick est arrête pour le crime.Il se declare innocent, et accuse Jonas, un investisseur blouse qui cherche a se venger. Le dectective prive de Victoria, Harold tue Jonas,alors qu'il est prêt a tuer Victoria pour regagner son investisement.
Ratatouille, 1h51
Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about the labor movement, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Daniel Day-Lewis, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole
Roles Django (voice)
Rating80% 4.0472254.0472254.0472254.0472254.047225
Remy is an idealistic and ambitious young rat, gifted with highly developed senses of taste and smell. Inspired by his idol, the recently deceased chef Auguste Gusteau, Remy dreams of becoming a cook himself. When an old woman sees his clan, they are forced to abandon their home; Remy is separated from them as a result of the woman's gunshots. He ends up in the sewers of Paris and eventually finds himself at a skylight overlooking the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant.
Son of Rambow, 1h36
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about religion
Actors Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Hynes, Adam Godley, Neil Dudgeon
Rating69% 3.4980153.4980153.4980153.4980153.498015
Will (Bill Milner) is quiet and shy, and comes from a family that belongs to the strict Plymouth Brethren church. Will is forbidden to watch films or television and is made to leave his classroom when the teacher puts on a documentary. In the corridor, he meets Lee Carter (Will Poulter), the worst-behaved boy in school, thrown out of another class for bad behaviour. They accidentally break a fish bowl in the corridor; Lee volunteers to take the blame, pretending that the punishment is torture, in exchange for Will's watch, which belonged to his dead father. Moreover, Lee demands that Will performs the stunts in a film Lee is making with home video equipment owned by his bullying older brother, Lawrence (Ed Westwick), which Lawrence uses in his video pirating enterprise. He intends to enter the Screen Test Young Film-Makers' Competition.
The Ultimate Gift, 1h54
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs, Ali Hillis, Brian Dennehy
Roles Gus
Rating73% 3.6523553.6523553.6523553.6523553.652355
When his rich grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens (James Garner), died, Jason (Drew Fuller) thought he probably wasn't going to inherit a piece of the old man's multi-billion-dollar estate. He strongly resents his grandfather because his father had died while working for him. There was an inheritance, in fact, but it came with a condition: Jason must complete 12 separate assignments within a year in order to get it. Each assignment is centered around a "gift". Gifts of work, money, friends and learning are among the dozen that Jason must perform before he is eligible for the mysterious "Ultimate Gift" his grandfather's will has for him. Throughout his trials and tribulations, the family attorney, Mr. Hamilton (Bill Cobbs), and his secretary Miss Hastings (Lee Meriwether) attempt to guide Jason along the path his grandfather wishes him to travel. But this is a hard task for the guides, because Jason is a spoiled under-achiever who never had to genuinely work.
Trumbo (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Peter Askin
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Political films
Actors Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Michael Douglas, Liam Neeson, Paul Giamatti, Josh Lucas
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.6848753.6848753.6848753.6848753.684875
En se concentrant sur la vie de Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), ce film examine les effets sur les individus et les familles de la poursuite par le Congrès des communistes d'Hollywood après la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Trumbo était l'un des nombreux écrivains, réalisateurs et acteurs qui ont invoqué le premier amendement en refusant de répondre aux questions sous serment. Ils ont été mis sur la liste noire et emprisonnés. Nous suivons Trumbo en prison, en exil au Mexique avec sa famille, dans la pauvreté, dans le rejet public de ses enfants, dans ses écrits sous d'autres noms, et dans une éventuelle mais incomplète réhabilitation. Des acteurs lisent ses lettres ; ses enfants et ses amis se souviennent et commentent. Des photos d'archives, des films d'actualités et des interviews ajoutent de la texture.