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James Spader is a Actor American born on 7 february 1960 at Boston (USA)

James Spader

James Spader
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Birth name James Todd Spader
Nationality USA
Birth 7 february 1960 (64 years) at Boston (USA)

James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in such films as the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), and the erotic romance Secretary (2002).

His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office. He stars as high-profile criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington in the crime drama The Blacklist and played the villainous robot Ultron in Marvel Studios' 2015 blockbuster superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Spader met his first wife, decorator Victoria Kheel, while working in a yoga studio after he moved to New York City in the 1980s. They married in 1987 and have two sons, Elijah and Sebastian. Spader filed for divorce from Kheel in 2004. He began dating his former Alien Hunter (2003) co-star, Leslie Stefanson, in 2002; they have one son, Nathaneal (born August 2008).

Best films

Lincoln (2012)
Stargate (1994)
Wolf (1994)
The Watcher (2000)
sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

Usually with

Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
(5 films)
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1 films)
Michael Haley
Michael Haley
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Spader (41 films)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2h22
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Aviation films, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Lee Renner, Chris Evans
Roles Ultron (voice)
Rating72% 3.649683.649683.649683.649683.64968
In the Eastern European country of Sokovia, the Avengers – Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner (Hulk), Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton – raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who has been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. They encounter two of Strucker's experiments – twins Pietro, who has superhuman speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who can manipulate minds and project energy – and apprehend Strucker, while Stark retrieves Loki's scepter.
The Homesman, 2h2
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Meryl Streep, James Spader
Roles Aloysius Duffy
Rating65% 3.299333.299333.299333.299333.29933
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a 31-year-old spinster from New York, a former teacher who journeyed to the Midwest for more opportunity. She is an active member of the small farming community Loup City, Nebraska Territory, and has significant financial prospects and sizable land ownership. She seems strong and independent, but suffers from depression and isolation after being rejected by several potential husbands for being unattractive and overbearing. She makes dinner for and sings to her neighbor Bob Giffen (Evan Jones), but when she proposes, he turns her down and leaves to find a wife back east.
Lincoln (2012)
, 2h30
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Politique, Films about racism, Political films, Children's films, White House in fiction
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles W.N. Bilbo
Rating72% 3.6473253.6473253.6473253.6473253.647325
In January 1865, President Abraham Lincoln expects the Civil War to end within a month. However, he is concerned that his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation may be discarded by the courts once the war has concluded and that the Thirteenth Amendment be defeated by the returning slave states. Lincoln feels it is imperative to pass the amendment by the end of the month, thus removing any possibility that slaves who have already been freed may be re-enslaved. The Radical Republicans fear the amendment will be defeated by some who merely wish to delay its passage; the support of the amendment by Republicans in the border states is not yet assured either, since they prioritize the issue of ending the war. Even if all of them are ultimately brought on board, the amendment will still require the support of several Democratic congressmen if it is to pass. With dozens of Democrats having just become lame ducks after losing their re-election campaigns in the fall of 1864, some of Lincoln's advisors believe that he should wait until the new Republican-heavy Congress is seated, presumably giving the amendment an easier road to passage. Lincoln, however, remains adamant about having the amendment in place and the issue of slavery settled before the war is concluded and the southern states readmitted into the Union.
Shorts (2009)
, 1h29
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Hannah Spearitt, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, Jon Cryer
Roles Carbon Black
Rating47% 2.3699752.3699752.3699752.3699752.369975
Toby "Toe" Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) is bullied by Helvetica "Hel" Black (Jolie Vanier) and her brother Cole (Devon Gearhart) on the way to school. Toe speculates that Hel loves him, infuriating Hel and leading Cole and his gang to start throwing rocks at Toe. One of the rocks they throw is a rainbow colored wishing rock, which Toes uses to wish for friends, which come in the form of small aliens. Toe takes the aliens to school, but their presence causes Toe and Hel to fall from the school's roof. The aliens leave, but Toe keeps the rock.
Alien Hunter, 1h32
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors James Spader, Leslie Stefanson, Nikolay Binev, Joel Polis, John Lynch, Roy Dotrice
Roles Julian Rome
Rating51% 2.5519352.5519352.5519352.5519352.551935
In 1947 New Mexico, a radio operator receives a bizarre signal, coming from Roswell. He decides to investigate the signal's origin and goes out to follow it, never to be seen again.
I Witness
I Witness (2003)

Directed by Rowdy Herrington
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia DeGeneres, Clifton Collins, Jr., Wade Williams, Yan England
Roles Douglas Draper
Rating58% 2.900872.900872.900872.900872.90087
On his last assignment prior to resigning, burned out human rights activist James Rhodes (Daniels) arrives in Tijuana to help oversee local union elections. While there, he becomes embroiled in the investigation of a mass murder in what appears to be a drug runners' tunnel on the Tijuana/San Diego border. He teams up with a local street cop (Collins) and a US official (de Rossi) all under the watchful eye of State Department attache Spader, eager to pin the killings on a drug cartel. But when Rhodes (Daniels) links the human rights atrocity to the murder of two American teenage dirt bikers, he uncovers a web of corruption between a US corporation and the local police, only to realize that he himself has become a dangerous liability to those who pull the puppet strings on one of the world's most dangerous borders.
Secretary (2002)
, 1h47
Directed by Steven Shainberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Patrick Bauchau
Roles Mr. Grey
Rating68% 3.4489153.4489153.4489153.4489153.448915
Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal), the socially awkward and emotionally sensitive youngest daughter of a dysfunctional family, adjusts to normal life after having been hospitalized following an incident of dangerous self-harm. She learns to type, and begins to work as a secretary for an eccentric attorney, E. Edward Grey (James Spader), who hires her despite her stilted social skills, unprofessional appearance and her scoring higher than anyone he's ever interviewed, therefore being highly overqualified. Edward explains that it's dull work and they don't use computers; however, Lee remarks that she is okay with these conditions.
Speaking of Sex, 1h37
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors James Spader, Lara Flynn Boyle, Bill Murray, Jay Mohr, Melora Walters, Nathaniel Arcand
Roles Dr. Roger Klink
Rating56% 2.8012552.8012552.8012552.8012552.801255
A female marriage counselor and a male depression expert try to solve the marital problems of a troubled couple.
Slow Burn
Slow Burn (2000)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Actors Minnie Driver, James Spader, Josh Brolin, Stuart Wilson, Chris Mulkey, Caprice Benedetti
Roles Marcus
Rating49% 2.4632552.4632552.4632552.4632552.463255
Trina (Driver) continues a family quest to find diamonds hidden deep in the desert long after her parents death. Her search comes to fruition when two escaped convicts (Spader and Brolin), having found the diamonds, stumble onto Trina's path. An old family friend (Wilson) watches events unfold from a distance.
Supernova (2000)
, 1h27
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Walter Hill, Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors James Spader, Angela Bassett, Peter Facinelli, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robin Tunney, Robert Forster
Roles Nick Vanzant
Rating48% 2.401542.401542.401542.401542.40154
Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes captain and pilot A.J. Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), medical technician Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips), search and rescue paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney) and computer technician Benjamin Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz). Aboard their vessel, the Nightingale 229, they receive an emergency distress signal coming from an ice mining operation on the moon Titan 37, more than 3,000 light years away.
The Watcher, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson, Chris Ellis, Robert Cicchini
Roles FBI Special Agent Joel Campbell
Rating52% 2.648222.648222.648222.648222.64822
In Los Angeles, FBI Special Agent Joel Campbell (James Spader) is moments too late to save a young woman from a serial killer he has been investigating, who escapes. Campbell quits his job and moves to Chicago, where he is plagued by guilt-induced migraines. Campbell attends therapy sessions with Dr. Polly Beilman (Marisa Tomei), but otherwise has no friends or social life.
Curtain Call, 1h34
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors James Spader, Polly Walker, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julianne Nicholson, Buck Henry
Roles Stevenson Lowe
Rating56% 2.848162.848162.848162.848162.84816
Stevenson Lowe (James Spader) has a publishing business that's in trouble and a girlfriend (Polly Walker), who is also being pursued by a U.S. Senator (Sam Shepard).
Critical Care, 1h47
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Albert Brooks, Wallace Shawn
Roles Dr. Werner Ernst
Rating59% 2.953642.953642.953642.953642.95364
Dans un hôpital en crise, un médecine est impliqué dans la dispute entre deux demi-sœurs, l'une voulant débrancher leur père plongé dans le coma, l'autre non.
Keys to Tulsa, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Eric Stoltz, James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, James Coburn, Joanna Going, Michael Rooker
Roles Ronnie Stover
Rating51% 2.5531552.5531552.5531552.5531552.553155
The story revolves around a perpetual loser and slacker named Richter Boudreau (Eric Stoltz). Richter is from a privileged background in Tulsa, Oklahoma and works as a movie reviewer at a local newspaper only because his sour mother Cynthia (Mary Tyler Moore) pulled strings for him to land the job. He is dissatisfied with the direction that his life has taken; his girlfriend Trudy (Cameron Diaz) had just broken up with him after another disastrous date, he is about to be fired from his job because he can't meet deadlines, he lives in a dilapidated farmhouse, he uses and sells drugs behind the scenes for some extra cash, and he is so irresponsible with life in which he has gotten so far behind on his bills that his electricity has just been cut off.