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Chris Cooper is a Actor American born on 9 july 1951 at Kansas City (USA)

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper
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Birth name Christopher W. Cooper
Nationality USA
Birth 9 july 1951 (68 years) at Kansas City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He became well known in the late 1980s. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including the drama American Beauty (1999), the biopic about a NASA engineer titled October Sky (1999), the action spy film The Bourne Identity (2002), the biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film Seabiscuit (2003), the biographical film about Truman Capote, Capote (2005), the geopolitical thriller Syriana (2005), the action-thriller The Kingdom (2007), the crime drama The Town (2010), and the musical comedy film The Muppets (2011).

Cooper won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the comedy-drama metafilm Adaptation (2002). He played a lead role in the historical and political thriller Breach (2007), playing FBI agent and traitor Robert Hanssen. He played Daniel Sloan in the 2012 political action thriller The Company You Keep, and supervillain Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

Biography

Cooper resides in Kingston, Massachusetts, with his wife, Marianne Leone Cooper, whom he married in 1983. In 1987, their son Jesse Lanier Cooper was born. Three months premature, Jesse developed a cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral palsy. After searching for the best schools for children with special needs, Cooper and Leone moved to Kingston, where they became strong advocates for exceptional children. Jesse was eventually mainstreamed into Silver Lake Regional High School, where he became an honor student. On January 3, 2005, Jesse Cooper died suddenly and unexpectedly from epilepsy. A memorial fund was set up in his name, the Jesse Cooper Foundation.

Best films

Cars 3 (2017)
(Actor)
The Patriot (2000)
(Actor)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
(Actor)
The Muppets (2011)
(Actor)
The Town (2010)
(Actor)
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Sayles
John Sayles
(5 films)
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(3 films)
Maggie Renzi
Maggie Renzi
(5 films)
Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chris Cooper (47 films)

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Actor

Cars 3
Cars 3 (2017)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Fee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion
Roles Smokey Yunick (voice)
Rating66% 3.349933.349933.349933.349933.34993
Le célèbre Flash McQueen doit abandonner les circuits après un très grave accident durant la dernière course de la compétition et alors qu'une nouvelle génération de voitures high-tech, menée par le rookie Jackson Storm, l'a mis sur la touche. Pour ne pas finir comme était son mentor Doc Hudson, il entreprend donc de retrouver confiance en lui, aidé par une entraîneuse un peu maladroite, Cruz Ramirez, et le mentor de son défunt mentor, Smokey.
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 Chief Irving Figgis
Rating63% 3.1983953.1983953.1983953.1983953.198395
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.
Demolition
Demolition (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Brendan Dooling, Heather Lind, Judah Lewis
Roles Phil Eastwood
Rating69% 3.4977553.4977553.4977553.4977553.497755
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2h22
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore
Roles Norman Osborn
Rating65% 3.29813.29813.29813.29813.2981
OsCorp scientist Richard Parker records a video message to explain his disappearance. Later, he and his wife, Mary, are aboard a private jet hijacked by a man sent to assassinate Richard. The plane crashes, killing both Richard and Mary, after he uploads the video.
August: Osage County, 2h10
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper
Roles Charles Aiken
Rating71% 3.59833.59833.59833.59833.5983
The title designates time and location: an unusually hot August in a rural area outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard), an alcoholic, once-noted poet, interviews and hires a young native American woman Johnna (Misty Upham) as a live-in cook and caregiver for his strong-willed and contentious wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is suffering from oral cancer and addiction to narcotics. Shortly after this, he disappears from the house, and Violet calls her sister and daughters for support. Her sister Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale) arrives with husband Charles Aiken (Chris Cooper). Violet's middle daughter Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) is single and the only one living locally; Barbara (Julia Roberts), her oldest, who has inherited her mother's mean streak, arrives from Colorado with her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor) and 14-year-old daughter Jean (Abigail Breslin). Barbara and Bill are separated, but they put up a united front for Violet.
The Company You Keep, 2h5
Directed by Robert Redford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Susan Sarandon, Sam Elliott
Roles Daniel Sloan
Rating63% 3.198053.198053.198053.198053.19805
A recently widowed single father, Jim Grant (Robert Redford), is a former Weather Underground militant wanted for a 1980 Michigan bank robbery and the murder of the bank's security guard. He has been hiding from the FBI for over thirty years, establishing an identity as a defense attorney near Albany, New York. When Sharon Solarz (Susan Sarandon), another former Weather Underground member, is arrested on October 3, 2011, an ambitious young reporter, Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf), smells an opportunity to make a name for himself with a national story. His prickly editor, Ray Fuller (Stanley Tucci), assigns him to follow up. Ben's ex-girlfriend, Diana (Anna Kendrick), is an FBI agent, and he presses her for information about the case. She tells him to look up a Billy Cusimano (Stephen Root). Billy, an old hippie with a history of drug arrests who runs an organic grocery, is an old friend of Sharon Solarz and a former client of Jim's. Billy is disappointed that Jim doesn't want to take Sharon's case, and he conveys this information to Ben when Ben questions him.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, 1h47
Directed by Alex Gibney
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about religion, Documentary films about child abuse, Films about child abuse
Actors Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke
Roles Gary (voice)
Rating79% 3.9937153.9937153.9937153.9937153.993715
The film follows documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney as he examines the abuse of power in the Catholic Church system through the story of four deaf men — Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn and Arthur Budzinski — who set out to expose the priest who abused them during the mid-1960s. Each of the men brought forth the first known case of public protest against clerical sex abuse, which later lead to the sex scandal case known as the Lawrence Murphy case. Through their case the film follows a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through Ireland's churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Tex Richman
Rating70% 3.547373.547373.547373.547373.54737
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
The Company Men, 1h52
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt
Roles Phil Woodward
Rating67% 3.398583.398583.398583.398583.39858
When the multi-billion dollar publicly held shipbuilding corporation Global Transportation Systems, or GTX, is downsized in the midst of the recession, many employees are fired, including Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Walker is a white-collar, corporate ladder-climbing employee with a six-figure salary, a wife, and a teenage son and younger daughter.
Remember Me, 1h53
Directed by Allen Coulter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Pierce Brosnan, Martha Plimpton
Roles Neil Craig
Rating70% 3.549113.549113.549113.549113.54911
In 1991 in New York City, 11-year-old Alyssa "Ally" Craig is waiting with her mother for the subway on the F Line at 18th Avenue and McDonald Avenue. Suddenly, the pair are mugged by two young men who then shoot her mother before boarding the train. Ally is left scarred by the events and refuses to travel by subway again.
The Town
The Town (2010)
, 2h5
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Psychologie, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Jeremy Lee Renner, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Stephen MacRay
Rating74% 3.748463.748463.748463.748463.74846
Four lifelong friends from the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Douglas "Doug" MacRay, James "Jem" Coughlin, Albert "Gloansy" Magloan, and Desmond "Dez" Elden, rob a bank. They take the manager, Claire Keesey, hostage, but release her unharmed. When they find out Claire lives in their neighborhood, Doug begins to follow her to find out how much she has told the authorities, and to make sure that Jem does not eliminate her as a witness. Soon a romance grows between them, which Doug hides from the gang. As they grow closer, Doug tells Claire of his search for his long-lost mother, who he believes went to live with his aunt in Tangerine, Florida. He also recounts his chance to be a professional hockey player which he threw away for a life of crime, following in his father's footsteps. She in turn tells Doug that she saw a tattoo on one of the robbers, and he realizes that she can identify Jem and send them all to jail. He knows that Jem will kill her if he discovers the truth, so he persuades her that the authorities cannot protect her, and she decides not to tell the police.
Amigo
Amigo (2010)
, 2h8
Directed by John Sayles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Joel Torre, DJ Qualls, Yul Vazquez, Lucas Neff
Roles Col. Hardacre
Rating58% 2.904482.904482.904482.904482.90448
Amigo centers on Rafael Dacanay, kapitan of the fictional barrio of San Isidro in a rice-growing area of Luzon. His brother Simón, head of the local guerrilla band, has forced the surrender of the Spanish guardia civil outpost and charged Rafael with the task of imprisoning the guardia Captain and the barrio’s Spanish friar, Padre Hidalgo, in the name of the revolutionary government. But when the American troops chasing General Emilio Aguinaldo arrive, the Spanish officer and Padre Hidalgo are freed, and a garrison under the command of Lieutenant Ike Compton is left to ‘protect’ the barrio. The American occupation policy now changes from ‘hearts and minds’ to ‘concentration’ (what was called ‘hamletting’ during the Vietnam war) and Rafael has to answer to both the Americans and the Filipino patriots, with deadly consequences.
The Tempest, 1h50
Directed by Julie Taymor, William Shakespeare
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper
Roles Antonio
Rating54% 2.7020952.7020952.7020952.7020952.702095
Prospera, the duchess of Milan, is secretly denounced as a sorceress and usurped by her brother Antonio, with aid from Alonso, the King of Naples, and is cast off in a small boat to die with her three-year-old daughter Miranda. They survive, finding themselves stranded on an island where the human beast Caliban is the sole inhabitant. Prospera enslaves Caliban, frees the captive spirit Ariel and claims the island. After 12 years, Alonso sails back to his kingdom from the marriage of his daughter to the prince of Tunisia, accompanied by his son Ferdinand, his brother Sebastian and Antonio. Prospera, seizing her chance for revenge, with Ariel's help causes a tempest, wrecking the ship and stranding those on board on her island.
Where the Wild Things Are, 1h41
Directed by Spike Jonze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Max Records, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara
Roles Douglas (voice)
Rating67% 3.3978853.3978853.3978853.3978853.397885
The film begins with Max, a lonely nine-year-old boy with an active imagination whose parents are divorced, wearing a wolf costume and chasing his dog. His older sister, Claire, does nothing when her friends crush Max's snow fort (with him inside) during a snowball fight. Out of frustration, Max messes up her bedroom and destroys a frame that he had made for her. At school, Max's teacher teaches him and his classmates about the eventual death of the sun. Later on, his mother, Connie, invites her boyfriend Adrian to dinner. Max becomes upset with his mother for not coming to the fort he made in his room. He wears his wolf costume, acts like an animal, and demands to be fed. When his mother gets upset, he throws a tantrum and bites her on the shoulder. She yells at him and he runs away, scared by what has transpired. At the edge of a pond Max finds a small boat that he boards.
New York, I Love You, 1h50
Directed by Jiang Wen, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman, Yvan Attal, Andreï Zviaguintsev, Scarlett Johansson, Fatih Akın, Albert et Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner, Mira Nair, Joshua Marston, Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, Andy García, Justin Bartha, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom
Roles Alex (segment "Yvan Attal")
Rating62% 3.1487353.1487353.1487353.1487353.148735
New York, I Love You est, comme pour Paris, je t'aime, un travail collectif de onze courts-métrages, faisant chacun environ dix minutes. Les réalisateurs ayant participé au film ont filmé leur segment dans les cinq boroughs de New York. Chaque segment n'a pas de lien direct avec les autres mais toutes tournent toutes autour du même thème : trouver le grand amour et le plaisir du sexe.