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Christopher Durang is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 2 january 1949 at Montclair (USA)

Christopher Durang

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Nationality USA
Birth 2 january 1949 (71 years) at Montclair (USA)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship

Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, 1949) is a Tony Award-winning American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late 1990s. His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. The production was directed by Nicholas Martin, and featured Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Billy Magnussen, Shalita Grant and Genevieve Angelson.

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Brian Grazer
Brian Grazer
(2 films)
John Payson
John Payson
(1 films)
Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
(2 films)
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(2 films)
Joe Grifasi
Joe Grifasi
(2 films)
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Filmography of Christopher Durang (14 films)

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The Out-of-Towners, 1h30
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson, William Duell
Rating54% 2.749792.749792.749792.749792.74979
Henry and Nancy Clark are a couple living in a quiet Ohio town. Married for 27 years, their last child has left home and Nancy is suffering from empty nest syndrome. Unbeknownst to her, Henry has lost his job due to corporate downsizing and has an interview in New York. Nancy sneaks on the plane with him and they begin a disastrous series of misadventures. Their plane is rerouted to Boston, their luggage is lost, they are mugged at gunpoint and their daughter has used their credit card to the point where it has reached its limit. They are thrown out of their hotel by a pompous manager (John Cleese) who also indulges in cross dressing. Forced to live by their wits on the street, the couple find themselves caught up in a robbery, chased by the police through Central Park and also finding renewed love between them. In the end, Henry aces his job interview and the two begin a new life together in "The Big Apple".
Simply Irresistible, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Sarah Michelle Prinze, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker, Christopher Durang, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
Roles Gene O'Reilly
Rating53% 2.6501852.6501852.6501852.6501852.650185
Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) inherits her late mother's restaurant, but lacks her mother's ability to cook. The restaurant is failing when Amanda meets a mysterious and possibly magical man at the local market. He introduces himself as Gene O'Reilly and claims to be an old friend of her mother's. He sells her crabs, one of which escapes cooking to become her personal mascot. This special crab is magical and it casts spells, with a wave of its claw. Amanda meets her love interest at the market, Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery), a department store manager at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue, who is opening an ambitious new restaurant inside his store. It is never explicitly explained why, but this eventful day transforms Amanda into a miraculous food magician; people who now eat her impressive new dishes start feeling exactly what she was feeling when she was making the dish. These are inspired by her emotions and created with the help of her magic crab. Amanda saves her restaurant overnight, and her relationship with Tom blossoms just as fast. However, Tom, being a career-minded control freak, panics when he realizes that not only could she be a witch who could be casting spells on him, but that his own emotions are getting the best of him, and he promptly dumps her. When Amanda goes to confront Tom one last time at his office, she witnesses the violent tantrum and resignation of a celebrity French chef hired for the opening of Tom's new restaurant. When it is discovered that Amanda is in fact the hot new chef in town everyone is talking about, she is hired on the spot, despite Tom's protests. Once Amanda overcomes her self-doubts and insecurities, she reaches her full potential as a chef, and the opening is a complete success. Though Tom refuses to taste Amanda's food during the opening, he eventually admits to himself he was wrong to reject Amanda because she made him feel emotional. He finally decides to embrace his feelings for her and goes after her. At the last minute, he reaches her with his own personal magic (a paper airplane), and the two reconcile on the dance floor.
Joe's Apartment, 1h20
Directed by John Payson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about insects, Musical films
Actors Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward, Jim Turner, Sandra Denton, Robert Vaughn, Don Ho
Rating54% 2.747672.747672.747672.747672.74767
Penniless and straight out of the University of Iowa, Joe (Jerry O'Connell) moves to New York needing an apartment and a job. With the fortuitous death of Mrs. Grotowski, an artist named Walter Shit (Jim Turner) helps Joe to take over the last rent controlled apartment in a building slated for demolition. If Senator Dougherty (Robert Vaughn) can empty the building, he can make way for the prison he intends to build there, and uses thug Alberto Bianco (Don Ho) and his nephews, Vlad (Shiek Mahmud-Bey) and Jesus (Jim Sterling), to intimidate tenants.
The Cowboy Way, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Buddy films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson, Cara Buono, Marg Helgenberger
Roles Waiter at Waldorf Astoria
Rating59% 2.9975952.9975952.9975952.9975952.997595
The Cowboy Way follows two championship rodeo stars and lifelong best friends, Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) as they travel from New Mexico to New York in search of their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, who came to the city to pay for his daughter's trip to the U.S. from Cuba. When they discover that he's been murdered, the pair set out to find the killer.
Life with Mikey, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about children, Films about television
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper, David Krumholtz, David Huddleston
Rating55% 2.799832.799832.799832.799832.79983
Mikey Chapman (Michael J. Fox), a former child star and now a talent agent for child stars, discovers Angie Vega (Christina Vidal, in her first movie), a girl who pick-pockets for money and lives with her teenage sister and her boyfriend. Together, they try to hit it big and earn her a role on a series of television commercials.
Housesitter, 1h37
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Suzanne Whang, Donald Moffat
Roles Reverend Lipton
Rating60% 3.0495553.0495553.0495553.0495553.049555
Newton Davis (Steve Martin) is a struggling architect. After building his dream house for himself and his longtime girlfriend Becky (Dana Delany) in his hometown, he is crushed when she refuses to marry him. He is unable to bring himself to live in the house, and leaves it abandoned and with a debt he cannot afford. Some time later, Newton meets a waitress named Gwen (Goldie Hawn) at a Hungarian restaurant. Believing that she cannot speak English, he spills out his sob story about Becky and the abandoned house. After the restaurant closes for the night, Newton learns she merely pretended to be Hungarian, and can speak English. He walks her home, which turns out to be a few steps away. They end up sleeping together.
The Butcher's Wife, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, Luis Ávalos, Margaret Colin, George Dzundza, Helen Hanft
Roles Mr. Liddle
Rating54% 2.7018152.7018152.7018152.7018152.701815
As a clairvoyant, Marina awaits signs from beyond that her true love, whoever he may be, is waiting for her, somewhere. When New York butcher Leo Lemke shows up on the tiny North Carolina island of Ocracoke, where Marina lives, she is convinced that he is the man predestined to be her husband. After the wedding, Marina moves into Leo's blue-collar neighborhood, where she successfully commiserates with such eccentrics as withdrawn teenager Eugene, frustrated singer Stella Keefover, unlucky-in-love actress Robyn Graves, over analytical psychiatrist Dr. Alex Tremor, and frustrated dress shop clerk Grace. But what Marina fails to grasp about her powers is that she can see the future of strangers far more clearly than her own, and love is unpredictable no matter how many ways you have to look for it.
Penn & Teller Get Killed, 1h29
Directed by Arthur Penn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Penn Jillette, Caitlin Clarke, David Patrick Kelly, Teller, Tom Sizemore, Leonardo Cimino
Roles Jesus Freak
Rating58% 2.9016952.9016952.9016952.9016952.901695
Penn & Teller appear on a television show where Penn jokingly comments that he wishes someone were trying to kill him. Soon after, the magicians are off to a scheduled show in Atlantic City. At the airport, a religious zealot confronts Penn about his comments from the television show the night before. Teller and Carlotta play a prank on Penn while going through security and Penn gets back at Teller by planting a toy gun on him while at the airport.
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, 29minutes
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Steven Wright, Rowan Atkinson, Laurie Metcalf, Christopher Durang, Joe Grifasi, Dana Ivey
Rating70% 3.535313.535313.535313.535313.53531
Dennis Jennings (Steven Wright) is an introvert, showing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, paranoia, and a troubled youth. He works as a waiter and has an indifferent girlfriend, Emma, who only seems to patronize him. The "appointments" are with his psychiatrist (Rowan Atkinson), who is annoyed with him and uninterested in what he has to say. After finding his doctor sharing his (Dennis's) intimate secrets with a group of fellow psychiatrists at a bar, and then finding that his girlfriend is cheating on him with the doctor, Dennis decides he has had enough.
Mr. North
Mr. North (1988)
, 1h33
Directed by Danny Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Actors Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton, Anjelica Huston, Mary Stuart Masterson
Roles YMCA clerk
Rating58% 2.9017352.9017352.9017352.9017352.901735
In 1920s Newport, Rhode Island, Theophilus North (Anthony Edwards) is an engaging, multi-talented, middle-class Yale graduate who spends the summer catering to the wealthy families of the city. He becomes the confidant of James McHenry Bosworth (Robert Mitchum), and a tutor and tennis coach to the families' children. He also befriends many from the city's servant class including Henry Simmons (Harry Dean Stanton), Amelia Cranston (Lauren Bacall), and Sally Boffin (Virginia Madsen).
The Secret of My Success, 1h51
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne
Roles Davis
Rating64% 3.2487753.2487753.2487753.2487753.248775
Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) is a recent graduate of Kansas State University who moves to New York City where he has landed a job as a financier. Upon arriving, he discovers that the company for which he is supposed to work has been taken over by a rival corporation. As a result, Brantley is laid off before he even starts working.


Sister Mary Explains It All, 1h17
Directed by Marshall Brickman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Diane Keaton, Brian Benben, Wallace Langham, Laura San Giacomo, Jennifer Tilly, Max Morrow
Rating60% 3.002193.002193.002193.002193.00219
Sister Mary (Diane Keaton) is an authoritarian Catholic nun who teaches children. Her teaching is heavily influenced by her fanatical beliefs. Four of her former pupils, Gary (Brian Benben), Aloysius (Wallace Langham), Angela (Laura San Giacomo) and Philomena (Jennifer Tilly), return to the school to show her how deeply her strict views on faith and sin have affected their lives.
Beyond Therapy, 1h33
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson, Tom Conti, Christopher Guest, Cris Campion
Roles Writer
Rating48% 2.4069352.4069352.4069352.4069352.406935
The film focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their respective psychiatrists, lecherous Stuart and scatterbrained Charlotte, each of whom suggests the patient place a personal ad. Their first meeting proves to be a disaster, but when they reunite sparks begin to fly. Complications ensue when bisexual Bruce's jealous live-in lover Bob decides to assert himself and do everything possible to maintain his status quo.