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Joseph Maher is a Actor Irlandais born on 29 december 1933 at Westport, County Mayo

Joseph Maher

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Nationality Irlande
Birth 29 december 1933 at Westport, County Mayo
Death 17 july 1998 (at 64 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Joseph Maher (pronounced "Ma-her" or "Ma-HARR", December 29, 1933 – July 17, 1998) was an Irish character actor who appeared in 43 films and was nominated for three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award for his supporting roles on the stage.

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Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(3 films)
Scott Rudin
Scott Rudin
(4 films)
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1 films)
William Duell
William Duell
(3 films)
Paul Rudnick
Paul Rudnick
(3 films)
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Filmography of Joseph Maher (23 films)

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The Out-of-Towners, 1h30
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson, William Duell
Roles M.. Wellstone
Rating55% 2.7502452.7502452.7502452.7502452.750245
Henry and Nancy Clark are a couple living in a quiet Ohio town. Married for 27 years, their last child has left home and Nancy is suffering from empty nest syndrome. Unbeknownst to her, Henry has lost his job due to corporate downsizing and has an interview in New York. Nancy sneaks on the plane with him and they begin a disastrous series of misadventures. Their plane is rerouted to Boston, their luggage is lost, they are mugged at gunpoint and their daughter has used their credit card to the point where it has reached its limit. They are thrown out of their hotel by a pompous manager (John Cleese) who also indulges in cross dressing. Forced to live by their wits on the street, the couple find themselves caught up in a robbery, chased by the police through Central Park and also finding renewed love between them. In the end, Henry aces his job interview and the two begin a new life together in "The Big Apple".
All Revved Up, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Action
Actors John Turturro, Lili Taylor, Will Patton, Olek Krupa, Richard Bright, Joseph Maher
Roles Mr. Lilly
Rating47% 2.380572.380572.380572.380572.38057
A woman who gets swindled by a garage mechanic enlists her neighbor and his best friend in exacting some kind of revenge.
In & Out
In & Out (1997)
, 1h32
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley
Roles Father Tim
Rating64% 3.200913.200913.200913.200913.20091
Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) is a well-liked English literature teacher, living a quiet life in the fictional town of Greenleaf, Indiana, with his fiancée and fellow teacher Emily Montgomery (Joan Cusack), who recently lost 75 pounds. The town is filled with anticipation over the nomination of Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon), Howard's former student, in the Best Actor category at the Academy Awards for his portrayal of a gay soldier in To Serve and Protect. Cameron does indeed win the award and, in his acceptance speech, thanks Howard, adding, "…and he's gay."
Mars Attacks!, 1h46
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Politique, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sylvia Sidney
Roles White House Decorator
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
In Kentucky, a family watches an enormous horde of cattle running past their home, having caught fire, and a flying saucer leaving Earth. The ship explodes before it returns to Mars, and hundreds of other Martian ships leave Mars and head towards Earth.
Surviving Picasso, 2h5
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland, Peter Eyre, Dennis Boutsikaris
Roles Kahnweiler
Rating63% 3.1983.1983.1983.1983.198
The film starts with a young woman named Françoise meeting Picasso in Paris during the Nazi occupation of the city, where Picasso is complaining that people broke into his house and stole his linen, rather than his paintings. It shows Françoise being beaten by her father after telling him she wants to be a painter, rather than a lawyer. Picasso is shown as often not caring about other people's feelings, firing his driver after a long period of service, and as a womanizer, saying that he can sleep with whomever he wants.
The Shadow
The Shadow (1994)
, 1h43
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry
Roles Isaac Newboldt
Rating60% 3.048933.048933.048933.048933.04893
In Tibet, following the First World War, an American named Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin), succumbing to his darker instincts during the war, has set himself up as a brutal warlord and opium kingpin under the alias of Ying-Ko (Mandarin Chinese for "Dark Eagle"). He is abducted from his palace by servants of the Tulku (Barry Dennen), a holy man who exhibits otherworldly powers and knows Cranston's identity. He informs Cranston that he is to become a force for good. Cranston objects but is silenced by the Phurba (Frank Welker), a mystical sentient flying dagger that assaults Cranston, wounding him. Cranston is unable to refuse and remains under the tutelage of the Tulku for seven years. He learns to "cloud men's minds," a form of mystical, psychic hypnosis that allows him to influence others' thoughts and bend their perceptions so he cannot be seen, except for his shadow (since light itself cannot be deceived), hence his new alias.
I.Q.
I.Q. (1994)
, 1h40
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi, Stephen Fry, Gene Saks
Roles Nathan Liebknecht
Rating61% 3.0991553.0991553.0991553.0991553.099155
An amiable garage mechanic, Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), meets Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan), a brilliant Princeton University mathematics doctoral candidate, as she comes into the garage, accompanied by her stiff and fussy English fiancé, experimental psychology professor James Moreland (Stephen Fry). There is an immediate connection, but she refuses to acknowledge it. Finding a watch she left at the garage, Ed travels to her address and finds himself face to face with Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau), who is Catherine's uncle.
Sister Act
Sister Act (1992)
, 1h40
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Isis Carmen Jones, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes
Roles Bishop O'Hara
Rating64% 3.2031353.2031353.2031353.2031353.203135
The film opens in 1968 at St. Anne's Academy, a California Roman Catholic school, where a young girl named Deloris Wilson is scolded by Sister Immaculata (Lois de Banzie) for wisecracking and disobedience. The setting then changes to the present day, where Deloris Van Cartier is a lounge singer in a 1960s-themed act called The Ronelles (a parody of The Ronettes), who sing at The Moonlite Lounge of the Nevada Club in Reno, Nevada, run by her boyfriend, the mobster Vince LaRocca. After Deloris walks in on Vince having his chauffeur Ernie executed for betrayal, Vince orders his two henchmen Joey and Willy to kill her as well. Deloris flees Vince's casino to the local police station where Lieutenant Eddie Souther suggests she testify against Vince if he can be arrested and tried, but for now, she should go into witness protection until the time comes.
The Local Stigmatic, 56minutes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Al Pacino, Paul Guilfoyle, Joseph Maher
Roles David
Rating62% 3.1010853.1010853.1010853.1010853.101085
Funny Farm
Funny Farm (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher, Kevin Conway, Jack Gilpin
Roles Michael Sinclair
Rating61% 3.0997353.0997353.0997353.0997353.099735
Andy Farmer (Chase) is a New York City sports writer who moves with his wife, Elizabeth (Smith) to the seemingly charming town of Redbud, Vermont, so he can write a novel. They do not get along well with the residents, and other quirks arise such as being given exorbitant funeral bills for a long-dead man buried on their land years before they acquired the house. Marital troubles soon arise from the quirkiness of Redbud as well as the fact that Elizabeth was critical of Andy's manuscript, while secretly getting her ideas for children's books published. They soon decide to divorce and sell their home. To expedite the sale, the Farmers offer the town's residents a $15,000 donation to Redbud, and $50 cash each if they help make a good impression on their prospective home buyers. To that end, the citizens remake Redbud into a perfect Norman Rockwell-style town. Their charade dazzles a pair of prospective buyers, who make the Farmers an offer on the house; however, Andy declines to sell, realizing that he genuinely enjoys small-town living. He and Elizabeth decide to stay together in Redbud, much to the chagrin of the locals, who are now angry that they lost their promised money. Though the mayor does not hold the Farmers liable for the $15,000, as the sale of their house did not occur, Andy decides to pay everyone in Redbud their $50, which helps improve his standing among the townspeople. The film ends with Andy taking a job as a sports writer for the Redbud newspaper, and Elizabeth, now pregnant with their first child, has written multiple children's stories.
My Stepmother is an Alien, 1h45
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan, Joseph Maher, Seth Green
Roles Lucas Budlong
Rating53% 2.6513952.6513952.6513952.6513952.651395
Celeste (Kim Basinger) is an alien sent on a secret mission to Earth and Steven Mills (Dan Aykroyd) is a widowed scientist who is working on different ways to send radio waves into deep space. An accident causes a disruption of gravity on Celeste's home world (Cosine N to the 8th). She's sent to investigate who could affect gravity and how it was done, believing it was an attack. She's aided by an alien device resembling a tentacle with an eye, which hides in a designer purse to aid Celeste with her encounters on Earth. The Bag is able to create any object, such as diamonds and designer dresses almost instantaneously. Celeste crashes a party hosted by Steven's brother Ron (Jon Lovitz) where she immediately draws attention to herself by making dated references to old TV shows and political slogans under the mistaken belief that it was current (her superiors had just collected the information, which had taken 92 years to get from Earth to her home world).
Frankenweenie, 29minutes
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Frankenstein films, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher, Paul Bartel, Sofia Coppola
Roles Mr. Chambers
Rating72% 3.646553.646553.646553.646553.64655
Victor Frankenstein (played by Barret Oliver) is a young boy who creates movies starring his dog, Sparky (a Bull Terrier, whose name is a play on the use of electricity in the film). After Sparky is hit by a car, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles and is inspired to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of lightning that revives the dog. While Victor is pleased, his neighbors are terrified by the animal, and when the Frankensteins decide to introduce the revitalized Sparky to them they become angry and terrified.
The Evil That Men Do, 1h27
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer, René Enríquez, John Glover
Roles Dr. Clement Molloch
Rating61% 3.0506953.0506953.0506953.0506953.050695
Holland is a former CIA assassin who lives quietly and peacefully on a West Indies island. He is persuaded out of retirement by the death of Jorge Hidalgo, a friend and dissident journalist. Hidalgo was murdered by Clement Molloch, a Welsh doctor who lives in Guatemala. Molloch has made a science of the practice of torture and sells his knowledge and skills to any government that can pay his price.
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jill Clayburgh, Nicol Williamson, Geraldine Page, Dianne Wiest, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Roles Dr. Kalman
Rating63% 3.197743.197743.197743.197743.19774
Barbara Gordon appears to have it all, including a successful career in a male-dominated industry and a solid relationship with her live-in lover, attorney Derek Bauer. Beneath her facade is a high-strung personality who heavily relies on sedatives to reduce tension and anxiety and maintain a composed exterior for her friends and associates. Her current project focuses on cancer patient Jean Scott Martin and her husband Ben and how the couple is coping as the disease progresses. Despite reservations expressed by her collaborators, Barbara is determined to end the film on a positive note, showing the Martins embracing on the beach. When she shows them a rough cut, fatalistic Jean is angered by the false optimism and vehemently voices her objections to Barbara's choices.