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Michael Murphy is a Actor and Editor American born on 5 may 1938 at Los Angeles (USA)

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy
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Birth name Michael George Murphy
Nationality USA
Birth 5 may 1938 (86 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Michael George Murphy (born May 5, 1938) is an American film, television and stage actor. He often plays unethical or morally ambiguous characters in positions of authority, including politicians, executives and lawyers. He is also known for his frequent collaborations with director Robert Altman, having appeared in twelve films, TV series and miniseries directed by Altman from 1963 to 2004, including the title role in the miniseries Tanner '88.


Murphy was married to Canadian actress Wendy Crewson from 1988 until their divorce in January 2009. They have two children, Maggie (born 1989) and John (born 1992).

Best films

Manhattan (1979)
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Nashville (1975)
Away from Her (2007)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(9 films)
Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(4 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Murphy (67 films)

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Indian Horse
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Michiel Huisman, Martin Donovan, Forrest Goodluck, Michael Murphy, Jill Frappier
Roles Father Quinney
Rating72% 3.642443.642443.642443.642443.64244
Saul Cheval indien est élevé par sa grand-mère sur les terres ancestrales. Quand sa grand-mère meurt, Saul est découvert par les autorités et placé de force dans un pensionnat destiné aux autochtones et à qui on interdit l'utilisation de leur langue ojibwe.
They Came Together
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Lynn Cohen, Michael Shannon
Roles Roger
Rating56% 2.80012.80012.80012.80012.8001
When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. But amazingly (and predictably), they fall in love, until they break up and then must find their way back together.
White House Down, 2h11
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods
Roles Vice President Hammond
Rating63% 3.1518953.1518953.1518953.1518953.151895
President of the United States James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) is generating controversy over a proposed peace treaty between the allied nations to remove military forces from the Middle East. John Cale (Channing Tatum) is a US Capitol Police officer assigned to Speaker of the House Eli Raphelson (Richard Jenkins) after he saved his nephew's life during a tour in Afghanistan. He is divorced and struggling to develop a better relationship with his daughter Emily (Joey King), who has a strong enthusiasm for politics. He hopes to impress her by getting a job with the Secret Service protecting the President, but his hopes are dashed when the interview is conducted by Carol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a former college acquaintance of his who believes him to be unqualified due to a lack of follow-through and respect for authority. To avoid admitting the truth to Emily, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House.
Dinosaur Wars, 52minutes
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Actors Michael Murphy
Roles Narrator
Rating70% 3.503453.503453.503453.503453.50345
According to Greta, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Hilary Duff, Evan Ross, Ellen Barkin, Michael Murphy, Ellen Burstyn, Tsianina Joelson
Roles Joseph
Rating60% 3.0495053.0495053.0495053.0495053.049505
Greta (Hilary Duff) is seventeen, a bright and beautiful young woman. However, she is also rebellious as a consequence of her turbulent home life. Pushed aside by her mother, Karen (Melissa Leo), who is on her third marriage, Greta is shipped off to her grandparents for the summer. She is not happy about it and neither are her grandparents. She tells them that she fully intends to kill herself before the summer is over and compiles a notebook of suicide methods.
The Trotsky, 2h
Directed by Jacob Tierney
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Liane Balaban, Emily Hampshire, Colm Feore, Geneviève Bujold, Saul Rubinek
Roles Frank McGovern
Rating66% 3.349083.349083.349083.349083.34908
Montreal West high school student Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) believes that he is the reborn incarnation of bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky. Shortly after he starts to work in his family's clothing factory, he attempts to unionize the workplace with such actions as a hunger strike. He is pulled from his upper-class private school by his father (Saul Rubinek) and sent to the public school system. There, he continues his quest to live out Trotsky's activism, as he is pitted against the strong-willed principal Mr. Berkhoff (Colm Feore). Meanwhile, he seeks romance with older graduate student Alexandra (Emily Hampshire).
Away from Her, 1h50
Directed by Sarah Polley
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Nina Dobrev
Roles Aubrey
Rating74% 3.747123.747123.747123.747123.74712
Grant (Pinsent) and Fiona (Christie) are a retired married couple living in rural Brant County, Ontario. Fiona begins to lose her memory, and it becomes apparent she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Throughout the film, Grant's reflections on his marriage are woven with his reflections on his own infidelities, and influence his eventual decisions regarding Fiona's happiness.
X-Men: The Last Stand, 1h44
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer
Roles Warren Worthington II
Rating65% 3.2983753.2983753.2983753.2983753.298375
Twenty years ago, Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr meet young Jean Grey at her parents' house to invite her to join their school. Ten years later, the industrialist father of Warren Worthington III discovers his son is a mutant as Warren tries to cut off his wings.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h39
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Michael Murphy, Imelda Staunton
Roles Judge
Rating63% 3.1971953.1971953.1971953.1971953.197195
Matt Lucas comme un crapaud merveilleux, Mark Gatiss comme un rat hérissés, Lee Ingleby comme une taupe nerveux, et Bob Hoskins comme un vieux grincheux Badger faire un casting de classe à l'intérieur une autre version du livre classique de Kenneth Grahame.
Playing House, 1h34
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Colin Ferguson, Joanne Kelly, Lucas Bryant, Michael Murphy, Nina Dobrev, Rosemary Dunsmore
Roles Hubbard
Rating60% 3.001423.001423.001423.001423.00142
Frannie and Calvin, a couple in their late twenties in Manhattan, had been dating for a few months when Frannie discovers she is pregnant. Calvin leaves on a tour with his band before Frannie finds the courage to tell him about the pregnancy. Frannie goes home to visit her parents just outside Toronto where her mother convinces her to tell Calvin, though the cell phone signal is weak and distorted and she believes he hung up on her. On her way back to New York a border guard refuses Frannie entrance to the USA as her visa has expired. When she says she has her apartment and job in New York she receives no sympathy. She then confesses to being with child hoping to gain some understanding from the female border guard. The border guard then bars her from entry to the USA for 12 months. Frannie is forced to do her work as a magazine editor from her parent's home. Calvin shows up a little while later at Frannie's parents' home. Calvin and Frannie soon realise they have no idea how to cook, keep house, or raise a child and their relationship deteriorates. Michael Tate, a famous writer, offers to help Frannie get her visa reinstated because of the difficulties of having Frannie work remotely as his editor. Frannie moves back to Manhattan and begins to develop a relationship with Michael. In the end Frannie realises that the glamour and romance Michael has to offer is not what she wants and she seeks out Calvin who has returned to New York and his experimental jazz band that incorporates 'found instruments'.
The Path to 9/11, 4h
Directed by David L. Cunningham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Harvey Keitel, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Benyaer, Stephen Root, Barclay Hope, Patricia Heaton
Roles William Cohen
Rating63% 3.1994353.1994353.1994353.1994353.199435
The miniseries presented a dramatization of the sequence of events leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al Qaeda on the United States, starting from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and up to the minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. The point of view of the movie is from two primary protagonists: John P. O'Neill, and a composite Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, "Kirk". O'Neill was the real-life Special Agent in charge of Al Qaeda investigations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11 shortly after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and taking the position of Director of Security for the World Trade Center. The composite CIA agent "Kirk" is shown dealing with various American allies, especially Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, in Afghanistan. In addition, "Patricia", a CIA headquarters analyst, represents the views of the rank and file at CIA headquarters. The miniseries features dramatizations of various incidents summarized in the 9/11 Commission Report, and represented in high level discussions held within both the Clinton and Bush administrations. The final hour of the movie dramatizes the events of 9/11, including a re-creation of the second plane entering the World Trade Center, Tom Burnett's calls to his wife, and John Miller's reporting near the scene of the attacks. The film concludes with information about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, as well as the performance evaluation the Commission gave the government when it reconvened in 2005.
Heights (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Chris Terrio
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Jesse Bradford, John Light, Denis O'Hare
Roles Jesse
Rating67% 3.3986753.3986753.3986753.3986753.398675
Vingt quatre heures durant lesquelles les vies de cinq new-yorkais vont s'entremêler: Isabel, une jeune photographe; Jonathan, son futur mari; Diana, sa mère; Alec, un jeune acteur; et Peter, un journaliste.
Childstar (2004)
, 1h38
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Don McKellar, Peter Paige, Mark Rendall, Gil Bellows, Michael Murphy, Kristin Adams
Roles Reed Harrison
Rating59% 2.9989152.9989152.9989152.9989152.998915
Taylor Brandon Burns (Mark Rendall), a conflicted young TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller (Don McKellar), a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself.