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Elias Koteas is a Actor and Producer Canadien born on 11 march 1961 at Montreal (Canada)

Elias Koteas

Elias Koteas
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Nationality Canada
Birth 11 march 1961 (63 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Greek Canadian actor of film and television, best known for his roles in Fallen, The Killing, and as Casey Jones in the live-action first and third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. He currently co-stars as Alvin Olinsky on Chicago P.D..


Elias Koteas est né le 11 mars 1961 à Montréal, au Canada. Ses deux parents sont d'origine grecque. Elias a fréquenté le Vanier College à Montréal avant de le quitter pour l'Académie américaine des arts dramatiques à New York en 1981, dont il est diplômé. Il a également fréquenté le Actors Studio à New York, où il a étudié le théâtre sous la direction d'Ellen Burstyn et Peter Masterson. Ses débuts au cinéma ont été dans Un drôle de Noël (1985). Il est également apparu sur scène dans Le baiser de la femme araignée, La mort d'un vendeur, Bent et The Cherry Orchard. En 1989, il a été mis en nomination pour le prix Génie (Prix de l'Académie du Canada) du meilleur acteur à Malarek (1988), une histoire vraie dans laquelle il incarne un journaliste troublé devenu enfant de la rue pour un journal canadien. Elias a joué un rôle décisif en 1990, lorsqu'il a obtenu le rôle du justicier Casey Jones dans Les tortues ninja (1990) et ses suites. Il est l'un des acteurs les plus populaires au Canada et apparaît souvent dans des films des réalisateurs canadiens Atom Egoyan et David Cronenberg. C’est le film controversé Crash (1996) de Cronenberg qui a fait vibrer Cannes en 1996. Elias incarne Vaughan, un « scientifique fou » autoproclamé avec un fétiche inhabituel, un délice sexuel dans un accident de voiture. Les années suivantes ont été bien remplies pour Koteas, qui a ajouté six rôles supplémentaires à son CV. En tant que capitaine James Staros, commandant de la compagnie Charlie à La ligne rouge (1998), il a apporté de la sensibilité et de la compassion à son portrait d'un homme soucieux de la sécurité de ses hommes - même au risque de sa propre carrière. En 2000, il est apparu dans Les âmes perdues (2000), un thriller mettant en vedette Winona Ryder, et a joué à Broadway avec Josh Brolin dans la pièce de Sam Shepard True West.

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Filmography of Elias Koteas (66 films)

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My Days of Mercy, 1h43
Directed by Tali Shalom Ezer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Elias Koteas, Amy Seimetz, Beau Knapp, Brian Geraghty
Roles Simon
Rating65% 3.262263.262263.262263.262263.26226
La fille d'un homme dans le couloir de la mort tombe amoureuse d'une femme opposée à la cause politique de sa famille.
Jake Squared, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Mike Vogel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jane Seymour, Gia Mantegna
Roles Jake Klein
Rating42% 2.1208352.1208352.1208352.1208352.120835
A filmmaker sets out to make a new project in order to figure out how he's screwed up every relationship he's ever had. But, the filming spirals out of his control and he winds up having what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown, or both, as his past selves and loves literally and hysterically catch up with him.
Devil's Knot, 1h54
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Durand, Stephen Moyer, Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Elias Koteas
Roles Jerry Driver
Rating61% 3.050443.050443.050443.050443.05044
In 1993, in the working class community of West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old boys – Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore – go missing from their neighborhood. After an extensive search, their bound and beaten bodies are found the next day. The community and the police department are convinced that the murders are the work of a satanic cult, due to the violent and sexual natures of the crime. A month later, three teenagers – Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. – are arrested after Misskelley confesses following approximately 12 hours of interrogation. They are taken to trial, where Baldwin and Misskelley are sentenced to life, and Echols to death, all the while still proclaiming their innocence.
Now You See Me, 1h55
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco
Roles Lionel Shrike (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.601493.601493.601493.601493.60149
Four gifted street magicians—J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas, Merritt McKinney, Henley Reeves, and Jack Wilder—are brought together by an unknown benefactor and, one year later, are performing in Las Vegas as "The Four Horsemen," sponsored by insurance magnate Arthur Tressler. For the finale of their first show, they declare they will rob a bank, and invite audience member Étienne Forcier, an account holder at the Crédit Républicain de Paris, to do it. Forcier is apparently teleported to his bank in France, where he activates an air duct that vacuums up the money and showers it onto the Las Vegas crowd. Upon the discovery that the money really is missing from the bank vault, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes is called to investigate the theft and is partnered with Interpol agent Alma Dray. They arrest the Horsemen, but are forced to release them due to lack of evidence.
The Last Days on Mars, 1h38
Directed by Ruairí Robinson
Origin Irlande
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Medical-themed films, Dans l'espace, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Johnny Harris
Roles Charles Brunel
Rating55% 2.7501452.7501452.7501452.7501452.750145
In the 2040s, a Martian research base, Tantalus Base outpost, is created. The eight person crew, who have been stationed there for six months, are only nineteen hours from the completion of their research mission. The spacecraft Aurora is inbound from Earth and will collect the team by lander from a prearranged site. Mars scientist Marko Petrović has found samples that may point to life on the planet. Without revealing his discovery, he devises a ruse for one last sojourn on the surface. Crewmate Richard Harrington drives Petrović in a solar powered rover to the spot where he had found the sample. After he obtains soil with the biological agent present, a fissure swallows Petrović.
Dream House, 1h28
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about writers, Ghost films
Actors Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Marton Csokas, Elias Koteas, Gregory Smith
Roles Boyce
Rating60% 3.0013953.0013953.0013953.0013953.001395
The film begins in Manhattan with Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) leaving his job as a successful editor in the city in order to spend more time in the suburbs with his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and their two daughters and write a book. At first, they appear to be living the American dream in an idyllic small-town home they have just moved into. Early in his time at the house, Will notices tension between his neighbor, Anne Patterson (Naomi Watts), and her ex-husband, Jack, who is picking up their teenage daughter. Despite the seemingly perfect house, it soon becomes apparent to Will that something isn't right.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Buddy films
Actors John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Paula Garcés, David Krumholtz
Roles Sergie Katsov
Rating61% 3.098753.098753.098753.098753.09875
Three years after escaping Guantanamo Bay, best friends and roommates Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have since gone their separate ways. Harold has become a successful businessman on Wall Street, given up smoking cannabis, and married his Latina girlfriend Maria. Kumar on the other hand is poor, and still lives in the messy apartment he once shared with Harold. Kumar has recently been dumped by his girlfriend Vanessa, who arrives at Kumar's apartment to inform him that she is pregnant with his child. Maria's father and Harold's father-in-law, Mr. Perez, decides to stay at Harold and Maria's house for the Christmas holiday. Mr. Perez, who doesn't like Harold, also brings over his prized Christmas tree that he has been growing for eight years, and gives Harold a small lecture about the tree's importance. Kumar receives a package with Harold's name on it at his apartment, and decides to deliver it to Harold. At Harold's house, they discover the item inside is a large marijuana joint.
Winnie Mandela
Directed by Darrell Roodt
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson, Elias Koteas
Roles Colonel de Vries
Rating60% 3.0488153.0488153.0488153.0488153.048815
Following the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Jennifer Hudson), from her strict rural upbringing by a father disappointed she was not born a boy, to her giving up the chance to study in America in order to remain in South Africa where she felt more needed, through her husband Nelson Mandela's (Terrence Howard) imprisonment. She then faces continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement. Upon her release, she continues her husband's activism against apartheid and, after his release from prison, suffers divorce due to her infidelity and political pressures. She also faces accusations of violence and murder and in the end, must own up to her actions in court, while many still remain loyal to her because of her fight against apartheid.
Die (2010)
, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors Emily Hampshire, Elias Koteas, John Pyper-Ferguson, Caterina Murino, Katie Boland, Patricia McKenzie
Roles Mark Murdock
Rating49% 2.4513452.4513452.4513452.4513452.451345
Six inconnus se réveillent prisonniers d'étranges cellules vitrées au sous-sol d'un immeuble. Un mystérieux bourreau leur propose alors de laisser le hasard décider de la suite de leur captivité. Que font-ils là ? Survivront-ils ? À eux de lancer les dés pour le découvrir…
My Own Love Song
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about disabilities, Road movies
Actors Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Annie Parisse
Roles Dean
Rating57% 2.8580252.8580252.8580252.8580252.858025
In Marysville, Kansas, a paralyzed former singer, Jane, argues with her stuttering friend Joey about his belief that he can talk to the invisible world. One day, as she's out for some physiotherapy treatment, he messes up her house while searching for a book about angels that he has lent her but that she has not read. Frightening the neighbors, he is taken by the police to a hospital, where an angry Jane briefly visits.
The Killer Inside Me, 1h49
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, BDSM in films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas
Roles Joe Rothman
Rating60% 3.0477253.0477253.0477253.0477253.047725
In 1952, Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town — patient, dependable, and well-liked. Beneath his pleasant facade, however, he is a sociopath with violent sexual tastes. As a teenager, Lou was caught raping a five-year-old girl in the back of a parked car by his adopted brother Mike, who pleaded guilty to the crime and served prison time to protect Lou. After being released, Mike was hired by the construction firm of Chester Conway (Ned Beatty). Mike died on the job after slipping and falling off a beam through several floors in a building under construction. Lou believes that Conway planned the accident.
Let Me In
Let Me In (2010)
, 1h56
Directed by Matt Reeves
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Sasha Barrese
Roles The Policeman
Rating70% 3.547473.547473.547473.547473.54747
In March 1983, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a disfigured man is taken to the hospital. An unnamed police detective (Elias Koteas) tries to question him about a recent murder. The detective is called to a phone and told that the man's daughter was just downstairs. While he is on the phone, the man jumps out of the window, leaving behind a scrawled note that reads "I'm sorry Abby."
Shutter Island, 2h10
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow
Roles Laeddis
Rating81% 4.099154.099154.099154.099154.09915
In 1954, two U.S. Marshals - Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule - travel to the Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island located in Boston Harbor as part of an investigation into the disappearance of patient Rachel Solando, incarcerated for drowning her three children. The sole clue is a note left by Solando, which reads: "The law of 4; who is 67?" Shortly after arrival, a storm prevents their return to the mainland for several days. Daniels finds the staff confrontational: the lead psychiatrist, Dr. John Cawley, refuses to hand over records of the hospital staff; Solando's doctor, Dr. Lester Sheehan, had left on vacation after her disappearance, and they are barred from searching Ward C and told that the lighthouse on the island has already been searched, so there is no need to search it. When a patient is being interrogated by Daniels, with a subterfuge she sends Aule away for a few seconds and scribbles "RUN" in Daniels' notepad.
A Letter to Elia, 1h
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Elia Kazan, Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas
Roles Elia Kazan (Voice)
Rating74% 3.7344653.7344653.7344653.7344653.734465
L'hommage de Martin Scorsese et de son fidèle collaborateur Kent Jones au célèbre metteur en scène et réalisateur Elia Kazan...