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Danny DeVito is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 17 november 1944 at Neptune Township (USA)

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito
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Birth name Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 17 november 1944 (75 years) at Neptune Township (USA)
Creator of Jersey Films

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, producer and director. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He went on to become a major film star, known for his roles in the films Tin Men, Throw Momma from the Train, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ruthless People, Man on the Moon, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, Twins, Batman Returns, Get Shorty and L.A. Confidential and for his voiceover work in such films as Space Jam, Hercules and The Lorax.
DeVito co-founded Jersey Films with Michael Shamberg. Soon afterwards, Stacey Sher became an equal partner. The production company is known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers. DeVito also owns Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. He currently stars as Frank Reynolds on the FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He also directs and produces graphic short horror films for his Internet venture The Blood Factory. He has appeared in several of them, as have friends of his and members of his family.

DeVito was also one of the producers nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Erin Brockovich.

Biography

On January 17, 1971, DeVito met Rhea Perlman when she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, which also featured DeVito. They moved in together two weeks after meeting. The couple married on January 28, 1982. They have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito (born March 11, 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (born March 1985), and Jacob Daniel DeVito (born October 1987). Throughout their relationship, Perlman and DeVito have acted alongside each other several times, including in the TV show Taxi and the feature film Matilda (in which they played Matilda's parents). DeVito and Perlman separated in October 2012 after 30 years of marriage and over 40 years together. However, in March 2013, it was reported that they had reconciled and called off the separation. The family resides in Beverly Hills, California, and also spend time at their vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey.

He and Perlman are members of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo, supporting a theater in Oberlin, Ohio, as is filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

DeVito co-owned a restaurant called DeVito South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, which closed in 2011.

DeVito was born with Fairbank's Disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth in those afflicted. It is what caused him to have his short stature.

Best films

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
(Actor)
The Lorax (2012)
(Actor)
Batman Returns (1992)
(Actor)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
(Producer)
Hercules (1997)
(Actor)
Space Jam (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stacey Sher
Stacey Sher
(21 films)
Tracey Walter
Tracey Walter
(13 films)
David Newman
David Newman
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danny DeVito (104 films)

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Actor

Dumbo
Dumbo (2019)
, 1h52
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Rail transport films, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Alan Arkin, Sandy Martin
Roles Max Medici
Rating63% 3.156243.156243.156243.156243.15624
1919, Missouri. Holt Farrier, ancien cavalier de cirque, rentre au cirque Medici Brothers, dirigé par Max Medici, après la Première Guerre mondiale, amputé d'un bras. Pendant son absence, le cirque a fait faillite, et Max s'est vu obligé de vendre les chevaux du cirque après le départ de Holt et la mort de la femme de ce dernier, Annie, de la grippe espagnole. Holt se voit alors attribué le poste de gardien des éléphants du cirque, et en particulier d'une femelle éléphant d'Asie, "Mrs. Jumbo", qui attend un petit.
Jumanji: The Next Level, 2h3
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Danny Glover
Roles Eddie
Rating69% 3.496283.496283.496283.496283.49628
Sans que ses amis et compagnons d'aventures de l'épisode 2, Bethany, Fridge et Martha, ne soient au courant, Spencer a conservé les morceaux du jeu vidéo Jumanji dans le sous-sol de la maison de sa mère. De retour pour les vacances, alors qu'il mène une vie d'étudiant difficile à New-York et qu'il est contraint de partager sa chambre avec son grand-père convalescent, il répare le système et est happé par le jeu. Le lendemain, ses amis, avec qui il avait rendez-vous pour un brunch, passent chez lui prendre de ses nouvelles, ne l'y trouvent pas, mais constatent que le jeu en est en cours dans la cave de Spencer : tous décident de rentrer dans Jumanji pour le sauver. Le grand-père de Spencer, Eddie, et son ami Milo Walker entendent le chahut et se laissent entraîner par inadvertance dans le jeu et deviennent deux des avatars de Jumanji. Les amis adolescents doivent aider Eddie et Milo à s’habituer à leurs avatars du jeu, les aider à retrouver Spencer et à s'échapper à nouveau de Jumanji (ce qui n'est pas une tâche facile étant donné qu'il s'agit du niveau supérieur).
Smallfoot
Smallfoot (2018)
, 1h37
Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Julien Doré, Common, Danny DeVito
Roles Dorgle (voice)
Rating65% 3.2998753.2998753.2998753.2998753.299875
Au sommet de l'Himalaya où vivent les yétis, Migo, le fils du sonneur de gongs, tout comme son père et les membres de sa communauté, respectent les lois des anciennes pierres qui régissent la vie des yétis. Quand il assiste à un accident d'avion et découvre pour la première fois un humain, sa vie va en être bouleversé. Mais n'ayant aucune preuve, il est banni de son village. Déterminé à prouver à ses congénères la véracité de ses propos et afin d'attirer l'attention de celle qu'il aime secrètement, Migo se met en quête avec d'autres alliés à retrouver un humain et à le montrer. Durant son expédition, il rencontre un humain, Percy, auteur de films documentaires animaliers…
Animal Crackers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn
Roles Chesterfield (voice)
Rating54% 2.717872.717872.717872.717872.71787
Animal Crackers follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears. They must save the circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington (McKellen).
The Comedian, 1h59
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin
Roles Jimmy Berkowitz
Rating57% 2.8513452.8513452.8513452.8513452.851345
Jackie Burke est un célèbre humoriste. Alors qu'il tente de se réinventer, son public ne veut le voir que dans la peau du personnage qu'il incarnait jadis à la télévision. Lors d'un de ses shows, il s'en prend violemment à un membre du public. Jackie est condamné à du travail d'intérêt général, notamment à la soupe populaire. Il y fait la rencontre de Harmony Schiltz.
Animal Crackers, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn
Roles Chesterfield (voice)
Rating54% 2.717872.717872.717872.717872.71787
Une famille hérite d'un cirque délabré et d'une mystérieuse boîte d'Animal Crackers qui changent par magie les personnes qui les mangent en l'animal qu'ils ont mangé (des singes, des girafes, des lions, des tigres, des ours, etc.). Lorsque leur oncle Horatio P. Huntington a pour complot de s’emparer du cirque à n’importe quel prix, c’est au tour de la famille Huntington de l’arrêter et de sauver le cirque d’entre ses mains.
Wiener-Dog
Wiener-Dog (2016)

Directed by Todd Solondz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Greta Gerwig, Brie Larson, Julie Delpy, Kieran Culkin, Zosia Mamet, Danny DeVito
Roles Dave Schmerz
Rating58% 2.948642.948642.948642.948642.94864
Le portrait d’un teckel et de tous ceux auxquels il apporte un bref instant de bonheur au cours de son voyage.
All the Wilderness, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Isabelle Fuhrman, Danny DeVito, Virginia Madsen, Evan Ross
Roles Dr. Pembry
Rating58% 2.908562.908562.908562.908562.90856
Un adolescent apprend enfin à vivre après avoir longuement souffert de l'absence de son père.
The Lorax
The Lorax (2012)
, 1h26
Directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about music and musicians, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Willow Smith
Roles The Lorax (voice)
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
Ted Wiggins is an idealistic 12-year-old boy [citation needed], who lives in "Thneedville", a walled city that, aside from the human citizens, is completely artificial; everything is made of plastic, metal, or synthetics. Ted has a crush on local environmentalist Audrey, who wants to see a "real tree" more than anything in the world, and decides to find one in order to impress her. His energetic Grammy Norma secretly tells Ted the legend of the Once-ler, who will tell anyone about trees if you brought him fifteen cents, a nail, and a shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail. When Ted leaves Thneedville in search of the Once-ler, he discovers that the outside world is a contaminated, empty wasteland. Once the boy finds him, the Once-ler agrees to tell Ted about the trees on the condition that he listens to the story over multiple visits. Ted agrees, but on his way home, he encounters the mayor of Thneedville, Aloysius O'Hare, who is also the proprietor of a company that sells bottled oxygen to Thneedville residents. O'Hare explains to Ted that because trees produce oxygen free of charge, he considers it a threat to his business whenever he hears people talking about them. After revealing that he has "security camera eyes" all over the city, O'Hare pressures Ted to stay in town. However, Ted continues to sneak out of O'Hare's sight (with his grandmother's encouragement) and learns more of the trees' history.
Hotel Noir
Hotel Noir (2012)
, 1h37
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Rufus Sewell, Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Connolly
Roles Eugene Portland
Rating55% 2.7563052.7563052.7563052.7563052.756305
Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Girl Walks Into a Bar, 1h20
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Roles Aldo
Rating56% 2.8492752.8492752.8492752.8492752.849275
An undercover ex-cop named Francine Driver (Carla Gugino), who poses as an assassin, meets a dentist – Nick (Zachary Quinto) – in a Los Angeles bar. Nick wants his wife Karen (Lauren Lee Smith) dead. He does not have the upfront payment of $20,000, but he promises he can get it for her before the night is over. When he leaves, Francine meets a young man named Henry (Aaron Tveit), a photographer who charms her before stealing her wallet and running off into the night. Her wallet contains the device used to record her conversation with Nick, and the evidence is incriminating.
When in Rome, 1h31
Directed by Mark Steven Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepard, Danny DeVito
Roles Al
Rating56% 2.8020952.8020952.8020952.8020952.802095
Successful and single Beth (Kristen Bell), an art curator at the Guggenheim, is at a point in her life where love seems like a luxury she can't afford. Waiting for the "perfect" romance has embittered her. After flying to Rome to attend her younger sister Joan's (Alexis Dziena) impulsive wedding, she meets Nicholas Beamon (Josh Duhamel). He rescues her in a couple of difficult situations but they are both clumsy. Still, they hit it off.
I'm Still Here, 1h48
Directed by Casey Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Sean Combs, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller, Eddie Rouse, Mos Def
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.0989953.0989953.0989953.0989953.098995
In 2008 while rehearsing for a charity event, actor Joaquin Phoenix, with Casey Affleck's camera watching, tells people he's quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. He importunes Sean Combs in hopes he'll produce the record. We see the actor in his home: he parties, smokes, bawls out his two-man entourage, talks philosophy with Affleck, and comments on celebrity. I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Solitary Man, 1h30
Directed by Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Michael Douglas, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Imogen Poots, Susan Sarandon
Roles Jimmy
Rating62% 3.14733.14733.14733.14733.1473
The film opens with 54-year-old Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas), an attractive and very successful car dealer in the New York area, at his annual medical check-up; his doctor tells him he needs a CAT scan to get a better look at his heart, due to an "irregularity" in his EKG.