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Nathan Fillion is a Actor Canadien born on 27 march 1971 at Edmonton (Canada)

Nathan Fillion

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Birth name Nathan Christopher Fillion
Nationality Canada
Birth 27 march 1971 (48 years) at Edmonton (Canada)

Nathan Fillion (/ˈfɪljən/; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.

He has acted in traditionally distributed films like Slither and Trucker, Internet-distributed films like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, television soap operas and sitcoms, and theater. Fillion has also voiced several video games, including the Bungie titles Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Destiny, along with the 343 Industries video game Halo 5: Guardians.

Biography

Nathan Fillion est le fils de Cookie et Bob Fillion, deux professeurs d'anglais aujourd'hui à la retraite. Il a un frère aîné appelé Jeff, directeur d'une école élémentaire. Nathan serait un descendant du Lieutenant Général des confédérés Jubal A. Early (dont le nom a été repris par un personnage de Firefly).

Nathan a fréquenté quelques établissements scolaires : Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta puis l'université d'Alberta pour se destiner à une carrière d'enseignant en art dramatique. Dans sa ville, il faisait partie d'une troupe de théâtre.




Carrière
Débuts et révélation critique (1993-2003)

Après quelques prestations au théâtre, à la télévision et dans quelques films, il démarre réellement sa carrière avec le rôle de Joey Buchanan dans On ne vit qu'une fois, un soap de la chaine ABC en 1994. Rôle pour lequel il est nommé pour le Daytime Emmy Award du meilleur espoir masculin en 1996. Trois ans plus tard, il décide d'aller tenter sa chance à Los Angeles où, après quelques mois de galère, il obtient quelques rôles dans Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan, Blast From the Past et Dracula 2000.

Il décroche son premier rôle régulier dans la sitcom Un toit pour trois diffusée par ABC. Lorsque la série se termine en 2001, la chaîne américaine FOX lui fait signer un contrat d'exclusivité, et lui confie aussitôt un rôle récurrent dans la série soap Pasadena, dont la diffusion est arrêtée au bout de quatre épisodes. La chaîne lui propose alors le rôle de Malcolm (Mal) Reynolds, héros de la série de science-fiction Firefly. Arrêté prématurément faute d'audiences, et malgré un solide soutien critique, le programme crée un véritable engouement parmi ses fans, permettant à son créateur Joss Whedon de réaliser un film (Serenity) pour donner une vraie fin à cette histoire.

Entre temps, l'acteur persiste à la télévision : en 2003, la FOX lui propose la saison suivante un rôle récurrent dans l'éphémère série dramatique Miss Match, menée par Alicia Silverstone. La même année, un pilote de sitcom nommé Alligator Point n'aboutit pas sur la chaîne NBC. Joss Whedon lui permet néanmoins de se diversifier en lui confiant le rôle de l'inquiétant prêtre Caleb dans les cinq derniers épisodes de sa série à succès, Buffy contre les vampires.


Difficile confirmation (2004-2008)
Entre 2004 et 2006, il tourne quelques films - la comédie Outing Riley et le film d'horreur Horribilis, réalisé par James Gunn, puis participe à un épisode de Lost : Les Disparus, et prête sa voix à quelques épisodes de Justice League.

L'année 2007 lui permet de revenir au premier plan : la chaîne FOX lui refait confiance pour un nouveau projet : la série d'action Drive, co-créée et développée par Tim Minear, ancien numéro 2 de Firefly. Mais la série est un échec critique et commercial et s'arrête au bout de quatre épisodes. Il enchaîne la saison suivante avec un rôle récurrent dans la première moitié de la quatrième saison de la série à succès de la chaîne ABC, Desperate Housewives. Cette même année, il est aussi à l'affiche de deux longs-métrages : le film d'horreur directement sorti en vidéo, La Voix des morts : La Lumière, puis la comédie dramatique indépendante Waitress avec Keri Russell dans le rôle-titre.

Il poursuit au cinéma en 2008 avec le premier rôle du film indépendant Trucker, et en jouant l'antagoniste de la mini web-série de Joss Whedon, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, qui est acclamée par la critique et remporte de nombreux prix. L'année d'après, il est choisi pour le rôle principal d'une nouvelle série policière d'ABC, Castle.


Succès commercial (2009-)


Le rôle de Rick Castle, un romancier célèbre qui suit de près les enquêtes du NYPD (aux côtés de Kate Beckett, campée par Stana Katic) lui permet de connaître enfin un succès commercial. Celle-ci s'exporte bien à l'étranger.

Nathan Fillion est le cofondateur, avec l'écrivain PJ Haarsma, de l'association caritative « Kids Need to Read », créée en 2007. Il apparaît également dans le clip Champion de Jon Huertas, son camarade à l'écran dans la série Castle.

Parallèlement à la série, l'acteur continue à faire du doublage : pour des séries et films d'animation, comme des jeux vidéo : il a ainsi prêté sa voix ainsi que ses traits au jeu vidéo Halo 3 : ODST, sorti en 2009 et développé par Bungie Studios, dans lequel il incarne Edward Buck. Il endosse à nouveau son personnage dans Halo 5 : Guardians, sorti le 27 octobre 2015. Son visage y est entièrement transcrit et fidélisé.

Il continue aussi à travailler ponctuellement avec Joss Whedon et ses fréquents collaborateurs : en 2010, il apparaît dans la satire de film de superhéros Super, de nouveau écrit et réalisé par James Gunn ; en 2011 dans les web-séries de Felicia Day, The Guild, et de Jane Espenson, Husbands ; et en 2012, le film indépendant Much Ado About Nothing, écrit et réalisé par Joss Whedon.

Entre 2014 et 2015, il continue ainsi à jouer de son statut d'icône de la pop-culture en participant à deux épisodes de la comédie Community, et en jouant son propre rôle dans la sitcom à succès The Big Bang Theory. Il retrouve enfin son ancien partenaire de Firefly, Alan Tudyk, pour la web-série Con-Man.

Entre 2017 et 2018, il confirme en étant à l’affiche de plusieurs séries télévisées : il intervient dans un épisode de la sitcom comique Brooklyn Nine Nine; il est un invité régulier de la série qui mélange horreur et comédie Santa Clarita Diet, marquant le retour en vedette de Drew Barrymore et il joue aussi un personnage récurrent de la seconde partie des Désastreuses aventures des Orphelins Baudelaire, trois shows diffusés sur la plateforme Netflix.

Best films

Usually with

Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
(4 films)
James Gunn
James Gunn
(4 films)
Bruce Timm
Bruce Timm
(4 films)
Jay Oliva
Jay Oliva
(4 films)
Seth Green
Seth Green
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nathan Fillion (29 films)

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Actor

Henchmen
Henchmen (2018)

Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski
Roles Captain Superior (voice)
Rating51% 2.5803952.5803952.5803952.5803952.580395
A fallen henchman named Hank, leads a team of Lester and two others, called "Union of Evil," who must prevent Baron Blackout from taking over the world, and save his love interest. The crew are assigned to the Vault of Villainy, where Lester steals the ultimate weapon accidentally.
Nomis
Nomis (2018)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Minka Kelly
Rating81% 4.078044.078044.078044.078044.07804
Des policiers traquent un prédateur pervers sur Internet, ignorant que ses crimes vont plus loin que prévu.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2h17
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, David Bautista, Benicio del Toro
Roles Simon Williams
Rating76% 3.849973.849973.849973.849973.84997
Après leurs premières aventures où ils ont affronté Ronan, les Gardiens de la Galaxie voyagent entre les planètes et vendent leurs services. Ils vont découvrir la mystérieuse filiation de Star-Lord.
Cars 3
Cars 3 (2017)
, 1h42
Directed by Brian Fee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion
Roles Sterling (voice)
Rating67% 3.3977953.3977953.3977953.3977953.397795
Le célèbre Flash McQueen doit abandonner les circuits après un très grave accident durant la dernière course de la compétition et alors qu'une nouvelle génération de voitures high-tech, menée par le rookie Jackson Storm, l'a mis sur la touche. Pour ne pas finir comme était son mentor Doc Hudson, il entreprend donc de retrouver confiance en lui, aidé par une entraîneuse un peu maladroite, Cruz Ramirez, et le mentor de son défunt mentor, Smokey.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, 1h12
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on video games, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Matt Lanter, Samuel Witwer, Jason O'Mara, Sumalee Montano, Sean Patrick Thomas, Sirena Irwin
Roles Green Lantern / Hal Jordan (voice)
Rating66% 3.348593.348593.348593.348593.34859
In the Atlantic Ocean, the USS California submarine picks up incoming human-like threats approaching the sub by sonar. The sub is attacked, leaving the entire crew dead by the invading hostiles. At S.T.A.R. Labs' Justice League headquarters, Cyborg is given news by Colonel Steve Trevor over the sunken sub. Cyborg decides to check it himself, deciding against Trevor's idea of calling the other superheroes, as he puts it "there is no Justice League".
Guardians of the Galaxy, 2h1
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Michael Rooker, Damion Poitier, Lee Pace
Roles Monstrous Inmate
Rating80% 4.0481454.0481454.0481454.0481454.048145
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by the Ravagers, a group of space pirates led by Yondu Udonta. Twenty-six years later on the planet Morag, Quill steals an orb, after which Korath, a subordinate to the fanatical Kree, Ronan, intercepts him. Although Quill escapes with the orb, Yondu discovers his theft and issues a bounty for his capture, while Ronan sends the assassin Gamora after the orb.
Party Central, 6minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Joel Murray, Charlie Day
Roles Johnny (voice)
Rating70% 3.531373.531373.531373.531373.53137
Mike and Sulley are visiting Monsters University for the weekend to see how their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers are doing. The group is throwing its first party, but no one has shown up. However, Mike and Sulley have a plan to liven up the house. Using a borrowed door station, they sneak into a party at the Roar Omega Roar fraternity and steal all of its food and guests to fill the Oozma Kappa house. The supply runs take them through the closet doors of a married couple's bedroom, repeatedly disturbing their sleep.
Monsters University, 1h42
Directed by Dan Scanlon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Time travel films, Children's films, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley
Roles Johnny Worthington (voice)
Rating72% 3.6468153.6468153.6468153.6468153.646815
A young monster named Michael "Mike" Wazowski dreams of being a scarer (a monster who enters the human world at night to scare children so their screams can be harvested for energy) when he grows up, after visiting Monsters Inc. (Monstropolis' most profitable and best-known scaring company) on a school field trip. Eleven years later, Mike is a first-year scare major at Monsters University, where he meets a monster named James P. "Sulley" Sullivan.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, 1h46
Directed by Thor Freudenthal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sean Bean, Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel
Roles Hermes
Rating58% 2.9014852.9014852.9014852.9014852.901485
In the summer of 2006, Percy recounts the story of Thalia and her sacrifice. A young Annabeth, Luke, Grover and Thalia are running to Camp Half-Blood while being pursued by monsters. Thalia sacrifices herself to get the others into the camp, and her father Zeus transforms her into a pine tree, creating a magical border around the camp. Soon a Cyclops passes through the border and is revealed to be Tyson, Percy's half-brother. The camp is later attacked by a Colchis Bull who breaks through the border and ravages Camp Half-Blood. Percy defeats it with the help of Tyson, Annabeth, and Clarisse. Following this, Luke Castellan (who had survived his and Percy's battle in the previous film) appears and confronts Percy, trying to convert him to his cause. When Percy refuses, Luke disappears.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, 1h15
Directed by Jay Oliva
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd, Michael B.Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman
Roles Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (voice)
Rating81% 4.0928954.0928954.0928954.0928954.092895
While visiting his mother's grave, Barry Allen, known as the Flash, is alerted to a break-in by Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, and the Top at the Flash Museum. Defeating the Rogues, he discovers that they have been hired by his archenemy Professor Eobard "Zoom" Thawne, the Reverse-Flash as part of a plan to destroy Central City. With the help of the Justice League, Barry foils Zoom's plot, but Zoom's taunts over the death of his mother still haunt Barry as he departs.
Justice League: Doom, 1h17
Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Animation
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Kevin Conroy, Timothy Daly, Olivia d'Abo, Claudia Black, Nathan Fillion, Susan Eisenberg
Roles Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (voice)
Rating74% 3.748293.748293.748293.748293.74829
The Justice League, with assistance from Cyborg, stop the Royal Flush Gang as they attempt to rob a diamond vault using complex technology that allows them to pass through solid objects. Wonder Woman uses her lasso of truth on the leader to find out who gave them the technology. The leader, despite being under the influence of the lasso, says that he doesn't know who gave them the technology. Martian Manhunter uses his mental powers to scan the minds of each member of the gang, none of them know the origin of the device. Meanwhile, Vandal Savage plots to exterminate the greater part of the human population and start a new civilization, having discreetly given the technology to the Gang in order to test it. To ensure that the Justice League is unable to stop him, Savage hires Mirror Master, who hacks into the Batcomputer and steals contingency plans devised by Batman to incapacitate his League teammates should they ever go rogue. When Mirror Master asks if he wants him to find Batman's true identity, Savage declines stating that he already knows the true identity of Batman. Savage assembles Mirror Master and a group of other supervillains (consisting of Bane, Cheetah, Ma'alefa'ak, Star Sapphire, and Metallo) with personal vendettas against the heroes and pays them to simultaneously attack the members of the League using the stolen plans, albeit altered to be lethal. When the supervillains agree with Savage's plan, he welcomes them to the Legion of Doom.
Much Ado About Nothing, 1h48
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz
Roles Dogberry
Rating71% 3.599393.599393.599393.599393.59939
The plot of the film is largely unchanged from that of Shakespeare's original play. Differences include the modern-day setting, switching Conrade's gender, eliminating several minor roles and consolidating others into Leonato's aide, and expanding Ursula's role by giving her a number of Margaret's scenes. In addition, the film attempts to add background to the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick by showing, in an opening scene, a morning after they apparently slept together. Benedick steals away quietly while Beatrice pretends to be asleep.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, 1h24
Directed by Jay Oliva, Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Nathan Fillion, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Hu, Henry Rollins, Arnold Vosloo
Roles Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
Rating67% 3.3948053.3948053.3948053.3948053.394805
The sun of the Green Lantern homeworld, Oa, is becoming a gateway for Krona, an evil anti-matter alien tyrant that once sought to destroy all life. As precaution the Guardians of the Universe decide to evacuate Oa of all valuables, such as the Central Battery. While in line to charge their rings before the Battery is taken away, Green Lantern Corps rookie Arisia Rrab converses with Hal Jordan and expresses her self doubts as the newest Green Lantern. In response, Hal tells her the story of the first Green Lantern:
Super
Super (2010)
, 1h36
Directed by James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker
Roles The Holy Avenger
Rating67% 3.398933.398933.398933.398933.39893
Short-order cook Frank Darbo (Rainn Wilson) says in voice-over that he has only two good memories from a disappointing life: marrying his beautiful wife, Sarah (Liv Tyler), and an incident in which he directed a police officer to catch a purse snatcher. Frank immortalizes these two events in a pair of crayon drawings that he hangs on his wall for inspiration.
Wonder Woman, 1h14
Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Superhero films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Marg Helgenberger, Oliver Platt
Roles Col. Steve Trevor (voice)
Rating73% 3.697713.697713.697713.697713.69771
Centuries ago, the Amazons, a proud and fierce race of warrior women, led by their Queen, Hippolyta (voiced by Virginia Madsen), battled Ares (voiced by Alfred Molina), the god of war, and his army. During the battle, Hippolyta beheaded her son, Thrax (voiced by Jason Miller), whom Ares forcibly conceived with her, who is fighting for his father. Hippolyta then defeated Ares, but Zeus (voiced by David McCallum) stopped her from delivering the death strike. Instead, Hera (voiced by Marg Helgenberger) bound his powers with magic bracers so that he was deprived of his ability to draw power from the aura of violence and death he could instigate, effectively rendering him mortal, and only another god could release him. In compensation, the Amazons were granted the island of Themyscira, where they would remain eternally youthful and isolated from Man in the course of their duty of holding Ares prisoner for all eternity. Later, Hippolyta was granted a daughter, Princess Diana (voiced by Keri Russell), whom she shaped from the sand of the Themyscirian seashore and gave life with her own blood.