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Nathan Lane is a Actor American born on 3 february 1956 at Jersey City (USA)

Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane
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Birth name Joseph Lane
Nationality USA
Birth 3 february 1956 (63 years) at Jersey City (USA)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Daytime Emmy Award

Nathan Lane (born Joseph Lane; February 3, 1956) is an American stage, film and television actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, his voice work in Stuart Little and The Lion King, and his recurring roles on Modern Family and The Good Wife. In 2006, Lane received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Biography

A reporter for Us Weekly once asked Lane if he was gay; he replied, "I'm 40, single and work a lot in the musical theater. You do the math." When, at age 21, he told his mother he was gay, she replied, "I would rather you were dead," to which he replied, "I knew you'd understand." Lane, who came out officially after the death of Matthew Shepard, has been a long-time board member of and fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and The Trevor Project for his work in the LGBT community. Lane resides in New York City with long-time partner Devlin Elliott.

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Actor)
Stuart Little (1999)
(Actor)
The Birdcage (1996)
(Actor)
Mirror Mirror (2012)
(Actor)
MouseHunt (1997)
(Actor)
Titan A.E. (2000)
(Actor)

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(6 films)
Douglas Wick
Douglas Wick
(4 films)
Rob Minkoff
Rob Minkoff
(4 films)
Ernie Sabella
Ernie Sabella
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nathan Lane (44 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Sidney Hall, 1h57
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about families
Actors Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Blake Jenner, Kyle Chandler, Margaret Qualley
Roles Harold

Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) écrit un livre qui devient vite un succès international, mais l'écrivain disparaît sans laisser de trace.
Carrie Pilby, 1h38
Directed by Susan Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, William Moseley, Vanessa Bayer
Roles Dr. Petrov
Rating66% 3.3088853.3088853.3088853.3088853.308885
À 19 ans, il lui faudra plus que son QI de génie pour sortir de sa coquille, et de chez elle, se faire des amis, trouver un travail, et peut-être même rencontrer l'amour.
The English Teacher, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Michael Angarano, Nathan Lane, Fiona Shaw, Lily Collins
Roles Carl Kapinas
Rating57% 2.899452.899452.899452.899452.89945
Linda Sinclair (Moore) is a high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about her subject and popular with her students, but lives alone in a simple existence. When her former pupil Jason Sherwood (Angarano) returns after failing to succeed as a playwright, Linda convinces him to produce his play at the school. Jason's overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Kinnear), pressures him to attend law school instead. Complications arise after Linda and Jason sleep together, which affects her and everyone around her including the play.
Mirror Mirror, 1h46
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner
Roles Brighton
Rating56% 2.8027552.8027552.8027552.8027552.802755
The First and Good Queen, Snow White's mother died in child birth, and her father, the King (Sean Bean), marries once again with an evil sorceress named Clementianna (Julia Roberts), the most beautiful woman in the land and raises Snow White. One day, the king leaves to fight a great evil that has invaded the land but never returns. Queen Clementianna rules in his absence and keeps Snow White in the palace.
Gaturro
Gaturro (2010)
, 1h27
Genres Animation
Actors Chris Edgerly, Todd Doldersum, Jennifer Lopez, Nathan Lane, Jeff Bennett, Kathleen Barr
Roles Rat Pit
Rating42% 2.148052.148052.148052.148052.14805
Gaturro is a mischievous cat that wants to conquer Agatha, the kitten of his life, but every time he tries to conquer, Max stands. Agatha is impressed with Max because Max has things are better than they have Gaturro. Agatha asks Gaturro how the cat in his life and imagines him, Max always wins. Then Agatha tells Gaturro that marrying Max and it did not please Gaturro.
The Nutcracker in 3D, 1h50
Directed by Andreï Kontchalovski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Musical
Themes Dance films, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Elle Fanning, Charlie Rowe, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Nathan Lane, Daniel Peacock
Roles Uncle Albert
Rating42% 2.1235852.1235852.1235852.1235852.123585
Mary's (Elle Fanning) seemingly dull Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane), who gives her a Nutcracker as a gift. Later that night, Mary dreams that the Nutcracker--called N.C. (Charlie Rowe)--comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey. They discover that the Nazi-like Rat King (John Turturro) has usurped the Nutcracker's kingdom.
Astro Boy
Astro Boy (2009)
, 1h34
Directed by David Bowers
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Films set in the future, Superhero films, Robot films
Actors Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane
Roles Ham Egg (voice)
Rating62% 3.1487753.1487753.1487753.1487753.148775
Toby Tenma is a teenager who lives in the futuristic city-state Metro City, which floats above the polluted "Surface". Toby's father, Dr. Tenma, is a famous roboticist and head of the Ministry of Science, but has a distant relationship with his son. Dr. Tenma meets the city's obstructive leader President Stone to demonstrate a new defensive robot called the Peacekeeper. To power it, Tenma's friend Dr. Elefun unveils the Blue and Red Core, two energy spheres which have opposing positive and negative energy. Stone has the destructive Red Core placed into the Peacekeeper, causing it to go berserk, leading to Toby being disintegrated after sneaking into the room.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Steve Whitmire, Uma Thurman, Dave Goelz, Jane Krakowski, Bill Barretta, Nathan Lane
Roles Officer Meany
Rating66% 3.34483.34483.34483.34483.3448
On Christmas Eve, the Muppets go to the post office in New York City to deliver each of their letters to Santa Claus (Richard Griffiths). When they head back to their apartment, Gonzo discovers that three letters wound up in his coat from a mishap there. One of those letters he recognizes as being written by his friend, a neighbor girl named Claire (Madison Pettis). On Gonzo's insistence, the principal Muppets decide to go to the North Pole and deliver them personally.
Swing Vote
Swing Vote (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, Joshua Michael Stern
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Politic
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, Madeline Carroll
Roles Art Crumb
Rating60% 3.048793.048793.048793.048793.04879
In a presidential election set somewhere in the near future, Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), a lovable loser from Texico, New Mexico, who is coasting through life and hasn't had a single political thought in his head, is thrust into an improbable dilemma. In response, he is coaxed by his 8-year-old daughter Molly (Madeline Carroll) to take more of a serious approach to life. Molly runs the household and sees an opportunity on election day to energize her father. Molly, frustrated with her father's apathy toward voting, sneaks into her local polling place and tries to vote on behalf of Bud. However, due to the voting machines being unplugged, the ballot is registered, but there is no decision on which candidate gets the vote. The entire election comes down to this one man and, namely, Bud's vote. Neither candidate has a majority in the electoral college without New Mexico's electoral votes. The popular vote is tied for the two major candidates in New Mexico, leaving Bud to decide the next President of the United States. Bud gets wooed by candidates from both sides: the incumbent Republican, Andrew Carington Boone (Kelsey Grammer), and his campaign manager, Martin Fox (Stanley Tucci); and the opposing Democrat, Vermont Senator Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper).
The Producers, 2h14
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart
Roles Max Bialystock
Rating63% 3.1993353.1993353.1993353.1993353.199335
Following the flop of theatre musical "Funny Boy" (based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet) ("Opening Night"), the show's washed-up producer, Max Bialystock, hires the neurotic Leo Bloom as his accountant. While studying Max's books, Leo notes that, since a flop is expected to lose money, the IRS won't investigate the finances of failed productions. Leo then jests that, by selling an excess of shares and embezzling the funds, a flop could generate up to $2 million. Deciding to enact the plan, Max asks for Leo's help with the scheme, only for the latter to refuse ("We Can Do It").
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, 1h12
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Scoutisme, Le thème des vacances, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Charles Adler, Hugh Laurie, Wayne Brady, Kevin Schon
Roles Snowbell
Rating43% 2.1827552.1827552.1827552.1827552.182755
Stuart and his family (and Monty who stows away in the car) are going camping. When they get there, Stuart meets a smooth-talking skunk named Reeko who is forced to give food to "The Beast". Stuart and George join the "Lake Scouts" which Stuart has trouble in. But Reeko makes a deal with The Beast, resulting in Snowbell getting captured by him and Stuart goes off on an adventure to save him. Eventually, Stuart and his friends attempt trick the Beast into falling into a trap covered with sticks and leaves which doesn't work. Reeko shows up with a group of forest animals. Reeko taunts the Beast and the Beast roars at him. Reeko turns around, yells a battle cry, and sprays the Beast with all of his might. The Beast is taken away to a zoo and Stuart earns a gold kerchief at last. Reeko tells Stuart that he (Reeko) was wrong to betray him. Stuart bids farewell to his friends as he, George, Eleanor, Frederick, Snowbell, and Monty head back home and live happily ever after.
The Lion King 1½, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Frank Welker, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick
Roles Timon (voice)
Rating65% 3.2974553.2974553.2974553.2974553.297455
The film is told through the perspective of Timon and Pumbaa through the literary device known as a frame story. The two are shown watching the original film, The Lion King, being shown in silhouette commenting on the movie being shown before them, in a style nearly identical to that of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Teacher's Pet, 1h14
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, Kelsey Grammer, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Stiller
Roles Spot Helperman / Scott Leadready II / Scott Manly-Manning (voice)
Rating58% 2.9025052.9025052.9025052.9025052.902505
Spot is a dog who wants nothing more than to be a boy, a fantasy he has been fulfilling for one year, dressing as a boy named Scott Leadready II, and going to school with his master Leonard Helperman. Leonard is looking forward to spending the summer with his dog, but Spot proudly declares "I Wanna Be a Boy". Mary Lou Helperman, the fourth grade teacher and Leonard's mother, is nominated for a "Teacher of the Year" award, and given use of Principal Strickler's Wentawaygo to travel to the finals in Sunny Southern Florida, under the condition that no dogs are allowed in the RV. Leonard sadly bids farewell to Spot ("A Boy Needs a Dog") as he and his mother depart.