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Jeff Daniels is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 19 february 1955 at Athens (USA)

Jeff Daniels

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Birth name Jeffrey Warren Daniels
Nationality USA
Birth 19 february 1955 (64 years) at Athens (USA)

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician, and playwright. He founded a nonprofit theater company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway, and has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play God of Carnage (2009), along with his other three castmates.
His film debut was 1981's Ragtime, and his most recent films are Steve Jobs and The Martian, in 2015. For his work, he has received four Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theater company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several others for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards). He played Debra Winger's husband in the 1983 Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment. Recently, he starred as Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin's HBO television series The Newsroom, for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.

Biography

Daniels has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Rosemary Treado, since 1979. They married on Friday the 13th because he wore the number 13 on his baseball uniform.

In 1986 Daniels moved his home to Chelsea, Michigan, where the couple had grown up. They have three children: Benjamin (born 1984), Lucas (born 1987), and Nellie (born 1990).

He has appeared as the TV spokesman for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation promoting Michigan's effectiveness in bringing in new companies, featured on CNBC.

Daniels was inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame on May 25, 2006, in Lansing, Michigan, and delivered the winter commencement address at the University of Michigan on December 20, 2009, at which he was granted an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.

Best films

The Martian (2015)
(Actor)
Speed (1994)
(Actor)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
(Actor)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
(Actor)
Allegiant (2016)
(Actor)
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jeff Daniels (62 films)

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Actor

Allegiant
Allegiant (2016)
, 2h1
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Dystopian films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Roles David
Rating57% 2.856282.856282.856282.856282.85628
Choqués par le message des fondateurs leur dévoilant le véritable objectif du système des factions, Tris, « Quatre » et leurs compagnons décident de franchir le Mur encerclant Chicago pour découvrir le monde qui les entoure et ses survivants. Mais au-delà de la Clôture, ils découvrent un univers hostile avant d'être accueillis par un nouveau peuple complaisant et protecteur. À peine ont-ils compris avoir fait partie d'une expérience qui visait à restructurer la société qu'ils sont à nouveau confrontés à un défi de plus grande envergure. Alors que les dirigeants de ce nouveau monde ont en effet décidé de sélectionner les individus selon la pureté de leur code génétique, une terrible bataille se prépare à Chicago entre les anciens résistants.
The Martian, 2h21
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Mars in film, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Space opera, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan
Roles Teddy Sanders
Rating79% 3.997333.997333.997333.997333.99733
In the 2030s, the crew of Ares III, a manned mission to Mars, has established a temporary artificial habitat, called the Hab, on Mars, where they are to stay for two months and depart back to Earth in their orbital probe. Eighteen days into the Mars mission, however, a massive Martian storm hits the base and the crew is forced to abandon the planet and launch themselves because of the danger that their escape vehicle will collapse and leave them stranded. While evacuating, astronaut Mark Watney is lost and presumed dead as his biomonitor is damaged. With the lives of her crew at stake, mission commander Melissa Lewis is forced to leave the planet, leaving Watney behind.
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs (2015)
, 2h2
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Perla Haney-Jardine
Roles John Sculley
Rating71% 3.596263.596263.596263.596263.59626
The film is divided into three acts set in the lead-up to key product launches hosted by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender). The first depicts Jobs and marketing executive Joanna Hoffman (Winslet) dealing with problems before the Apple Macintosh launch in 1984. The computer's voice demo will not say "hello", and Jobs demands engineer Andy Hertzfeld (Stuhlbarg) fixes it, threatening to publicly humiliate him in the presentation. Hertzfeld finally suggests faking the demo using the prototype 512k computer. Meanwhile, Jobs rants about a Time magazine article that exposed his paternity dispute with ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (Waterson): Jobs denies he is the father of Brennan's five-year-old daughter, Lisa. Brennan arrives with Lisa to confront Jobs; she is bitter over his denials and his refusal to support her despite his wealth. Jobs bonds with Lisa over her MacPaint art and agrees to provide more money and a house, though he still denies his fatherhood. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Rogen) wishes Jobs well and asks him to acknowledge the Apple II team in his remarks, but Jobs refuses. Flashbacks show the two creating the Apple II, revealing that Wozniak's ideas made the product successful. Jobs then discusses company politics with CEO John Sculley (Daniels); they talk about Jobs' life as an adopted child, and Jobs admits that his need for control stems from his feelings of powerlessness in being given up.
Dumb and Dumber To, 1h49
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Steve Tom, Don Lake
Roles Harry Dunne
Rating55% 2.799292.799292.799292.799292.79929
Twenty years after the events of the first film, Lloyd Christmas has been committed at an insane asylum ever since his doomed romance with Mary Swanson. During a visit, Harry Dunne discovers that Lloyd pranked him into thinking he was mentally disturbed the entire time. Lloyd leaves with Harry and they head to their apartment, where Harry reveals one of his kidneys is bad and he needs a donor soon.
Looper
Looper (2012)
, 1h58
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about suicide, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo
Roles Abe
Rating73% 3.695963.695963.695963.695963.69596
In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works for a Kansas City crime syndicate as a "looper." Since technology in the future has made it almost impossible to successfully dispose of murdered bodies, the syndicates use time travel which was invented in 2074 and subsequently outlawed. Managed by a man sent from the future named Abe, loopers kill and dispose of victims sent back in time whose faces are hidden by a bag. They are paid with bars of silver strapped to the target. To prevent connections to the use of illegal time travel, when a looper is retired, his future self is sent back to 2044 as a target for his younger self, but with gold bars as a payment. This event is referred to as "closing the loop" and signals the end of a looper's contract. Failing to close the loop is punishable by execution.
Howl
Howl (2010)
, 1h24
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Prescott
Roles Professor David Kirk
Rating67% 3.350013.350013.350013.350013.35001
Howl explores the super smash bros and works of 20th-century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. Constructed in a nonlinear fashion, the film juxtaposes historical events with a variety of cinematic techniques. It reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s (as portrayed by James Franco). It also re-enacts Ginsberg's debut performance of "Howl" at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955 in black-and-white. The reading was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the San Francisco Renaissance. In addition, parts of the poem are interpreted through animated sequences. Finally, these events are juxtaposed with color images of the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco poet and City Lights Bookstore co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was the first person to publish "Howl" in Howl and Other Poems.
Away We Go
Away We Go (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton
Roles Jerry Farlander
Rating70% 3.5489453.5489453.5489453.5489453.548945
Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph) and Burt Farlander (John Krasinski) are in their early thirties and struggling to meet daily needs and build fulfilling lives. When they learn they will soon become parents, they are confronted with the challenge of how – and where – to raise a child and build a happy family.
State of Play, 2h8
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Political films
Actors Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Maria Thayer
Roles Senator George Fergus
Rating70% 3.548963.548963.548963.548963.54896
One night, a thief fleeing through Georgetown in Washington, D.C., is shot by a man carrying a briefcase. A pizza delivery man who witnesses the incident is also shot by the killer and is left in a coma. The following morning, a young woman is killed by a Washington Metro train in what seems to be suicide. Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is distraught to hear that the woman was Sonia Baker (Maria Thayer), a lead researcher on his staff. Collins, who has military experience, is leading an investigation into PointCorp, a private defense contractor with controversial operations involving mercenaries. Collins tells his former college roommate and old friend Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), an investigative reporter, that he had been having an affair with Sonia and that she had sent him a cheerful video message on the morning of her death, which he says is inconsistent and unusual behavior for someone about to commit suicide.
Paper Man
Paper Man (2009)
, 1h50
Directed by Kieran Mulroney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Kudrow, Hunter Parrish, Kieran Culkin
Roles Richard Dunn
Rating65% 3.298493.298493.298493.298493.29849
Richard is a failed novelist who still talks to his childhood imaginary superhero friend, Captain Excellent. At the urging of his wife Claire, Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer's block.
The Answer Man, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby, Kat Dennings, Nora Dunn
Roles Arlen Faber
Rating63% 3.199763.199763.199763.199763.19976
Everyone wants to meet Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels), the world famous author of the best-selling spiritual book Me and God, but crotchety, disgruntled Arlen simply wants to be left alone, and so far he's been successful at keeping his identity a secret. But all that changes when troubled bookstore owner Kris Lucas (Lou Taylor Pucci) discovers his home address and barters books for Arlen's words of wisdom, and a back injury leads the reclusive writer to date chiropractor and overprotective single mother Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Arlen's relationships with his newfound friends grow, he must come to terms with his past and the realization that he doesn't hold all the answers.
Traitor
Traitor (2008)
, 1h54
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough, Jeff Daniels, Saïd Taghmaoui, Simon Reynolds
Roles Carter
Rating69% 3.498683.498683.498683.498683.49868
Samir Horn (Don Cheadle) is an Arabic-speaking Sudanese-American and devout Muslim. His Sudanese father was killed by a car bomb when he was a child. As an adult, Horn is first seen operating as an arms dealer. While negotiating a deal with Omar (Saïd Taghmaoui) in Yemen he is arrested and thrown into a Yemeni jail. Later, Samir and Omar become friends and when Omar's people arrange an escape, he takes Samir with them.
Space Chimps, 1h21
Directed by Kirk DeMicco
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Cheryl Hines, Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, Kenan Thompson
Roles Zartog (voice)
Rating45% 2.256012.256012.256012.256012.25601
The film begins with Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, being a cannonball at his circus and later being criticized by his grandfather's friend Houston. Meanwhile, an unmanned NASA space probe called the Infinity is dragged into an intergalactic wormhole, and crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on the other side of the galaxy. Zartog, an evil-minded inhabitant, accidentally discovers how to take manual control of the on-board machinery and uses it to enslave the population.
Sweet Nothing in My Ear, 1h45
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films
Actors Jeff Daniels, Marlee Matlin, Rosemary Forsyth, Sonya Walger, Phyllis Frelich, Ed Waterstreet
Roles Dan Miller
Rating66% 3.345423.345423.345423.345423.34542
Dan and Laura Miller (Daniels, Matlin) have been married for several years, referring to each other as their "best friend," but their relationship begins to change when their only son, Adam (Valencia), loses his hearing at the age of four. At first his parents accept this change because Laura is deaf herself. Though later, Dan begins to explore the idea that with a surgical procedure and cochlear implants his son may be able to hear once again.
Mama's Boy
Mama's Boy (2007)
, 1h34
Directed by Tim Hamilton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels, Anna Faris, Sarah Chalke, Dorian Missick
Roles Mert Rosenbloom
Rating51% 2.599582.599582.599582.599582.59958
Eccentric Jeffrey Mannus (Jon Heder) is 29 years old and lives with his mother, Jan (Diane Keaton). He sees no reason to alter this arrangement, but his perfect world is upended when Jan meets Mert Rosenbloom (Jeff Daniels), a motivational speaker. Mert successfully woos Jan and moves in on Jeffrey's territory, something Jeffrey will not tolerate. While at a coffee shop, Jeffrey finds a friend in one of the workers and later enlists her aid as his unlikely ally, an aspiring singer-songwriter, Nora Flannagan (Anna Faris), with an anti-establishment penchant and a soft spot for him. As the war between Mert and Jeffrey escalates, something unprecedented happens — slowly, to both his own surprise and horror, Jeffrey discovers his inner adult. However, before this happens, Jeffrey and Mert get into a fist fight in Jan's home, causing her to break up with Mert. Jeffrey is pleased, but Jan kicks him out of the house. He goes to find Nora, who is currently upset with him for being such a "jerk", and Nora does not offer any help. Jeffrey lives on the streets, but is eventually arrested for urinating in a sink. Seymore comes to the rescue and pays his bail, also allowing him to move in with him. Jeffrey realizes his errors and fights to get Jan and Mert back together. After achieving this, he goes to stop the bus that Nora is travelling on, as she is leaving for college, in his new car. He parks it in the middle of the road and stands on the hood, holding up a radio that is playing one of Nora's favorite songs. The bus driver makes Nora talk to him and they make up. They then drive off into the distance.
The Lookout, 1h38
Directed by Scott Frank
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Heist films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Bruce McGill, Carla Gugino
Roles Lewis
Rating69% 3.498693.498693.498693.498693.49869
While driving his car with the lights off, high school sports star Chris Pratt crashes into a combine stalled on the road. Two occupants of the car are killed while Chris and his girlfriend Kelly survive. However, the crash leaves Chris with lasting mental impairments, including anterograde amnesia, along with some anger management issues.