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Don McKellar is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Canadien born on 17 august 1963 at Toronto (Canada)

Don McKellar

Don McKellar
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Nationality Canada
Birth 17 august 1963 (56 years) at Toronto (Canada)

Don McKellar (born August 17, 1963) is a Canadian actor, writer, and filmmaker.


McKellar was born in Toronto, Ontario to a lawyer father and teacher mother. He attended Glenview Senior Public School, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and later studied English at the University of Toronto's Victoria College. After beginning his career in the theatre, McKellar was lured into the realm of Canadian cinema, where he has since become a ubiquitous presence.

McKellar married his longtime partner, Canadian actress Tracy Wright, on January 3, 2010. Wright died from cancer on June 22, 2010.

Best films

The Red Violin (1998)

Usually with

Niv Fichman
Niv Fichman
(8 films)
Tracy Wright
Tracy Wright
(9 films)
Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Don McKellar (36 films)

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Zoom (2016)
, 1h37
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Animation
Actors Gael García Bernal, Jason Priestley, Alison Pill, Tyler Labine, Don McKellar, Michael Eklund
Roles Horowitz
Rating60% 3.0470253.0470253.0470253.0470253.047025
La nuit, Emma est auteur de BD. Le jour, elle travaille dans une usine de poupées gonflables haut de gamme, et rêve secrètement de se faire faire la même poitrine que celle de ses poupées… La BD d’Emma raconte l’histoire d’Edward, un réalisateur au succès insolent, mais qui cache un secret embarrassant sur son anatomie… Edward fait un film sur Michelle qui, lasse, fuit sa vie de top model pour devenir écrivain… Michelle écrit un roman racontant l’histoire d’Emma, qui travaille dans une usine de poupées gonflables haut de gamme… et ainsi de suite…
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Animation
Actors Sandra Oh, Nancy Kwan, Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Peymân Maâdi, Omid Abtahi
Roles Dietmar
Rating66% 3.3430753.3430753.3430753.3430753.343075
The story follows Rosie Ming (Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet of mixed descent that grew up believing that her father abandoned her. She's been invited to perform her poetry at a festival in Iran, where she finds that what she'd been told as a child may not necessarily be the entire truth.
Subconscious Password, 11minutes
Directed by Chris Landreth
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Don McKellar, Ron Pardo, Tony Daniels, Athena Karkanis, Chris Landreth, Dwayne Hill
Roles The Host (voice)
Rating68% 3.415893.415893.415893.415893.41589
The film presents the mental process of remembering a friend's name as it were an episode of the old Password game show, with various celebrities attempting to assist Landreth.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 1h52
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin Canada
Genres Martial arts, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill
Roles Director
Rating74% 3.7493453.7493453.7493453.7493453.749345
In Toronto, 22-year-old Scott Pilgrim, bass guitarist of floundering garage band Sex Bob-omb, is dating high schooler Knives Chau, to the disapproval of his friends. Scott meets an American delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, having first seen her in a dream, and loses interest in Knives. As Sex Bob-omb plays in a battle of the bands sponsored by one "G-Man Graves," Scott is attacked by Ramona's ex-boyfriend Matthew Patel. Scott defeats Patel and learns that, in order to date Ramona, he must defeat the remaining six evil exes. He had previously been made aware of this in an email that he received from Patel, warning him of the attack, but dismissed it as "boring.
Cooking With Stella, 1h44
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Shriya Saran
Roles Michael Laffont
Rating55% 2.7653452.7653452.7653452.7653452.765345
When a Canadian diplomat and her chef husband move into the Canadian embassy in Delhi they threaten to derail the schemes of the longtime cook Stella (Seema Biswas) who has been skimming off the top for years.
Manson, My Name Is Evil, 1h25
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Actors Kristen Hager, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Kristin Adams, Peter Keleghan, Tracy Wright
Roles Prosecutor
Rating48% 2.4115752.4115752.4115752.4115752.411575
Leslie is a troubled 1960s teenager who eventually becomes a follower of Charles Manson and is charged, convicted, and sentenced to death in the August of 1969 for the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The story revolves around how a young juror, Perry, becomes infatuated with Leslie during her trial.
Blindness (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, La cécité, Disaster films
Actors Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yoshino Kimura, Alice Braga
Roles Thief
Rating65% 3.2994053.2994053.2994053.2994053.299405
In an unnamed city, a young Japanese professional (Yusuke Iseya) is suddenly struck blind for no apparent reason. The Japanese man is approached by a few concerned people, one of whom (Don McKellar) offers to drive him home, and later steals his car. The blinded man describes his sudden affliction: an expanse of dazzling white, as though he is "swimming in milk".
Redacted (2007)
, 1h30
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Ohad Knoller, Abigail Savage, Don McKellar
Rating61% 3.05093.05093.05093.05093.0509
In early April 2006, Private First Class Angel "Sally" Salazar (Izzy Diaz), a young United States Army soldier serving in the Iraq War, is an aspiring filmmaker who enlisted in the U.S. Army to help him get into film school, as he "did not get into USC". Salazar, based out of Camp "The Oven" Carolina, near Samarra, Iraq, is using his camcorder to record an amateur documentary, Tell Me No Lies, about his deployment in Samarra, to present to a film school of his choice as part of his future enrollment there as a student. Meanwhile, a French documentary crew is shooting a documentary called Barrage while they are embedded with Salazar's platoon.
Where the Truth Lies, 1h47
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, Rachel Blanchard, Sonja Bennett, David Hayman
Roles Publishing Executive
Rating64% 3.248183.248183.248183.248183.24818
In 1957, immediately after co-hosting a 39-hour-long polio telethon in a Miami television studio, entertainers Lanny Morris and Vince Collins fly north to open the new showroom of a New Jersey hotel run by mobster Sally San Marco, who has intimidated them into appearing in order to improve his own image. In their New Jersey hotel suite, shortly after their arrival, the nude body of Miami college student Maureen O'Flaherty is found in a bathtub.
Clean (2004)
, 1h50
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar, Don McKellar, Laetitia Spigarelli
Roles Vernon
Rating67% 3.398883.398883.398883.398883.39888
Cheung plays Emily Wang, a former video jockey, who has been in a tempestuous relationship with Lee Hauser (played by James Johnston of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), a rock musician, for several years. Lee's friends feel that Emily is bad for him, accusing her of being a junkie. As the film opens, the pair have arrived in Hamilton, Canada, to see Metric perform. Their young son, Jay, is living in Vancouver with Lee's parents.
Childstar (2004)
, 1h38
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Don McKellar, Peter Paige, Mark Rendall, Gil Bellows, Michael Murphy, Alan Thicke
Roles Rick
Rating60% 3.0008553.0008553.0008553.0008553.000855
Taylor Brandon Burns (Mark Rendall), a conflicted young TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller (Don McKellar), a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself.