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Fred Ward is a Actor and Producer American born on 30 december 1942 at San Diego (USA)

Fred Ward

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Birth name Freddie Joe Ward
Nationality USA
Birth 30 december 1942 (76 years) at San Diego (USA)

Freddie Joe "Fred" Ward (born December 30, 1942) is an American character actor, producer and model. He began his film career in 1979 alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. His notable roles include Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Remo Williams, his self-produced movie Miami Blues, Tremors, Henry & June, The Player, Short Cuts, Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Tremors II: Aftershocks, Chain Reaction, Road Trip, Management as well as character roles in many action, drama, comedy and thriller movies. Ward also did model shootings with Lara Stone, Linda Evangelista, Dree Hemingway and Beri Smither. He also appeared in the 1998 Pirelli Calendar.

Biography

Ward lives in Venice, California. He married Silvia Ward and had a son, Django Ward. After they divorced, he married Marie-France Boisselle in 1995 and she filed for divorced in August, 2013, but they reconciled later that year.

Best films

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
(Actor)
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
(Actor)
Silkwood (1983)
(Actor)
The Right Stuff (1983)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(3 films)
S. S. Wilson
S. S. Wilson
(3 films)
Jim Abrahams
Jim Abrahams
(3 films)
Ron Underwood
Ron Underwood
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Fred Ward (69 films)

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Actor

2 Guns
2 Guns (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos
Roles Admiral Tuwey
Rating66% 3.348723.348723.348723.348723.34872
Criminals Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) are questioned by the United States Border Patrol after a meeting with drug lord Manny "Papi" Greco (Edward James Olmos) in Mexico. Unknown to Stigman, Trench is an undercover DEA agent and reports to his superior, Jessup (Robert John Burke), that he failed to acquire cocaine from Greco that they could use as evidence to convict him.
30 Minutes or Less, 1h23
Directed by Ruben Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Michael Peña, Fred Ward
Roles The Major
Rating60% 3.0477453.0477453.0477453.0477453.047745
Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a marijuana-smoking, slacker pizza delivery driver in Grand Rapids who has trouble completing the "30 Minutes Or Less" policy that his employer issues, leading to a reprimand from his boss Chris (Brett Gelman). Nick's school teacher friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) discovers that Nick has slept with Chet's twin sister, Kate, (Dilshad Vadsaria) and still has feelings for her. After a heated argument, Nick storms out, ending their friendship.
Farewell
Farewell (2009)
, 1h53
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Fred Ward, Alexeï Gorbounov ou Aleksey Gorbunov
Roles Ronald Reagan
Rating69% 3.4960553.4960553.4960553.4960553.496055
In the early 1980s, a high-ranking KGB analyst, Sergei Grigoriev, disillusioned with the Soviet regime, decides to pass Soviet secrets, including a list of Soviet spies, to the government of France, then under the newly elected President François Mitterrand, a Socialist in coalition with the Communist Party. Grigoriev (code-named Farewell by the French intelligence service) hopes to force change in the Soviet Union by revealing their extensive network of spies trying to acquire scientific, technical and industrial information from the West. He uses Pierre Froment, a naïve French engineer based in Moscow, as his unlikely intermediary. After the first transfer of information, Pierre confides in his wife Jessica, who is adamant about his stopping to preserve their family. Grigoriev persuades Pierre to continue without telling Jessica. He will accept neither money nor defection as a reward, but sometimes requests small gifts from Pierre's trips to France, such as a Sony Walkman and Queen cassette tapes for his son, some cognac, or books of French poetry. As Farewell's prodigious output blossoms, the French are bewildered by the sheer scale and yield of top Western technology transferred covertly to the Soviets.
Management
Management (2009)
, 1h34
Directed by Stephen Belber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Fred Ward, Margo Martindale, James Hiroyuki Liao
Roles Jerry
Rating58% 2.9479352.9479352.9479352.9479352.947935
Mike Flux (Steve Zahn) works at his parents' motel as the night manager. One day he sees Sue (Jennifer Aniston), who is staying at the motel for the weekend. He develops a crush on her and surprises her at her door with a bottle of wine. She doesn't quite know what to make of his approach, shares some wine to be polite, then asks him to leave. He returns the next day, trying the same trick with champagne, and this time she allows him to touch her butt momentarily. As she heads back home the next day she decides to go back and have sex with Mike in the laundry room.
Armored
Armored (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Nimród Antal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Milo Ventimiglia, Skeet Ulrich
Roles Duncan Ashcroft
Rating56% 2.8496552.8496552.8496552.8496552.849655
Ty Hackett (Columbus Short), an armed service veteran, is now an employee of Eagle Shield security, as a member of one of their many armored car transport teams. Now the legal guardian of younger brother Jimmy (Andre Kinney), the Silver Star recipient struggles to make ends meet. In a bar after an armored car prank heist played on Ty, his co-workers recount several historical attacks on armored cars. It is explained that Ashcroft (Fred Ward), their immediate supervisor, was once involved in an ambush, becoming the only survivor as he single-handedly killed five assailants. This story was topped by "a better" one of an armored car jacking in '88, wherein the guards surrendered the funds they were escorting in order to prevent the killing of a fellow guard; it concluded in the safety of all the guards and escape of the hijackers. The thieves were never caught, and the crew speculates that the escort team staged the attack.
The Wild Stallion, 1h25
Directed by Craig Clyde
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses
Actors Miranda Cosgrove, Danielle Chuchran, Connie Sellecca, Fred Ward, Robert Wagner, K.C. Clyde
Roles Frank
Rating52% 2.61182.61182.61182.61182.6118
The Wild Stallion is about an 11-year-old girl from Cleveland, Ohio named Hanna Mills (Miranda Cosgrove), who wants to photograph wild horses for a project and to try to help save them. After visiting a ranch during summer vacation and befriending another 11-year-old girl named CJ (Danielle Chuchran), the girl learns about illegal activities that might jeopardize the mustangs. Along the way she learns about the horses including the legend of the black stallion.
Exit Speed
Exit Speed (2008)
, 1h31
Directed by Scott Ziehl
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Fred Ward, Desmond Harrington, Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn, Gregory Jbara, David Rees Snell
Roles Sgt. Archie Sparks
Rating53% 2.6547952.6547952.6547952.6547952.654795
In Texas, Sergeant Archie Sparks (Fred Ward), an MP, has finally caught up with AWOL Corporal Meredith Cole (Julie Mond), who was accused of assaulting a commanding officer. Archie turns his back on Meredith for just a second, and there she goes off and running again.
Feast of Love, 1h41
Directed by Robert Benton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Selma Blair, Toby Hemingway, Stana Katic
Roles Bat
Rating66% 3.3479853.3479853.3479853.3479853.347985
The movie deals with love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Portland, Oregon. Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman) narrates about how love can affect one's life.
Monster House, 1h31
Directed by Gil Kenan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films
Actors Mitchel Musso, Ryan Newman, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon
Rating65% 3.2989253.2989253.2989253.2989253.298925
Twelve-year-old DJ Walters spies on his elderly neighbor, Horace Nebbercracker, who confiscates any item landing in his yard. DJ's parents leave town for a dentist convention, leaving him in the care of a babysitter, Elizabeth "Zee". DJ's best friend Charles "Chowder" visits him, but accidentally loses his basketball on Nebbercracker's lawn. DJ is caught by Nebbercracker while recovering it, who rages at him before apparently suffering a stroke and being taken away by an ambulance. That night, DJ receives mysterious phone calls from Nebbercracker's house with no one on the other end. DJ eavesdrops on Zee's boyfriend Bones, who tells Zee about losing his kite on Nebbercracker's lawn when he was young and that Nebbercracker supposedly ate his wife Constance. Later, Bones is driven out by Zee after he gets too fresh. When he leaves, he sees his kite in the doorway of Mr. Nebbercracker's house, but he and the kite are consumed, while retrieving it.
10.5 (miniseries), 2h45
Directed by John Lafia
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Kim Delaney, Beau Bridges, Fred Ward, John Schneider, Dulé Hill, Ivan Sergei
Roles Roy Nolan, FEMA Director
Rating50% 2.503872.503872.503872.503872.50387
The film begins in the Seattle, Washington area with increasingly severe earthquake activity. A quake of magnitude 7.9 is measured at the Earthquake centre, where Dr. Samantha Hill takes command, displacing Dr. Jordan Fisher. U.S. President Paul Hollister and FEMA Director Roy Nolan are informed about the situation.
Coast to Coast, 1h48
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, Selma Blair, Maximilian Schell, David Julian Hirsh, Kate Lynch
Rating62% 3.1011253.1011253.1011253.1011253.101125
With equal parts humor and vitriol, Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss and Emmy Award-winner Judy Davis portray Barnaby and Maxine Pierce, a middle-aged couple exploring the ups and downs of a marriage that has spun out of control. They have decided to divorce, but take one last cross country road trip from Connecticut to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of their son and give him their vintage Thunderbird as a gift. By reflecting on the life they’ve shared together, the couple begins to re-evaluate their marriage and discover the possibility of rekindling their relationship.
Funky Monkey, 1h34
Directed by Gene Quintano
Genres Comedy
Actors Matthew Modine, Seth Adkins, Gilbert Gottfried, Roma Downey, Bodhi Elfman, Fred Ward
Rating36% 1.8338951.8338951.8338951.8338951.833895
The story is about Alec McCall (Matthew Modine), a spy, who teams up with Clements, a chimp, to save the day. He has a change of heart when his boss, Flick, turns out to be bad and wants to perform experiments on the chimp. These experiments are to create chimp soldiers for the highest bidder. McCall takes Clements away on the run to his hometown where they meet a genius boy named Michael (Seth Adkins). Michael wants to impress a girl by playing on the football team. The coach (Jeffrey Tambor) allows him on the team only if he tutors the star players who are on the brink of being kicked off due to bad grades. Meanwhile Flick sends his goons out to find the chimp. Michael's single mom, a computer programmer, has her eye on McCall who rents out a room from her. She does not know about Clements, but Michael does. After the goons fail to get the chimp, Flick goes to get Clements himself by breaking in gassed Clements and Michael. Flick takes them back to his headquarters so the doctor (Gilbert Gottfried) can perform his experiments. McCall rescues them and they head back for the Homecoming football game. Michael hopes to play in order to impress the cheerleader he likes. Soon the bad guys show up and dress as football players to play in the game and get Clements. Clements and McCall join the team to stop Flick from winning. Michael wins the game and Flick is arrested for animal cruelty. Michael gets the girl and McCall gets Michael's mom. The movie ends with hope for the future.
The Last Ride, 1h25
Directed by Guy Bee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Dennis Hopper, Will Patton, Fred Ward, Nadine Velazquez, Chris Carmack, Peter Onorati
Roles Darryl Kurtz
Rating52% 2.6007052.6007052.6007052.6007052.600705
In 1970, robber Ronnie Purnell is arrested after a robbery and jailed for more than 30 years. Since Purnell's wife was killed during the chase with the police, California Highway Patrol Officer Darryl Kurtz took care of their son Aaron. When Ronnie is released from jail, he decides to take vengeance on Darryl. Aaron has also become a cop and doesn't want to hear about his father anymore, but Aaron's son Matthew is fascinated by his grandfather's past and decides to help him to find his old car, a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, in which he stashed a key for a safe containing evidence against Darryl.
Masked and Anonymous, 1h52
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Penélope Cruz, Luke Wilson, Jessica Lange
Roles Drunk
Rating55% 2.7514052.7514052.7514052.7514052.751405
An iconic rock legend, Jack Fate (Bob Dylan), is bailed out of prison to perform a one-man benefit concert for a decaying future North American society. The film touches on many subjects from the futility of politics, the confusion of loosely strung government conspiracies, and the chaos created by both anarchy and Nineteen Eighty-Four-styled totalitarianism. It further reflects on life, dreams, and God's place in a seemingly increasingly chaotic world.
Sweet Home Alabama, 1h49
Directed by Andy Tennant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Mary Kay Place, Fred Ward
Roles Earl Smooter
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
The film opens on a stormy Alabama beach with two children, Melanie Smooter and Jake Perry, chasing each other. Jake has brought Melanie out to show her the glass sculptures that result when sand is struck by lightning. They discuss their future together, with Jake asserting they will be married one day. They kiss and are almost struck by lightning.