Birth name Belton O'Neal Compton NationalityUSA Birth 5 february 1951 at Sumter (USA) Death 18 february 2019 (at 68 years)
O'Neal Compton (born February 5, 1951) is an American film and television actor.
He was born Belton O'Neal Compton, Jr. in Sumter, South Carolina, the son of educators.
O'Neal Compton is best known as a character actor in films and television (Life, Nixon, Nell, Primary Colors, Deep Impact, Seinfeld, Diabolique.) He is also an award-winning writer, producer, photographer and director of television commercials.
Compton was badly injured (and partially paralyzed)in a fall while working in Florianopolis, Brazil in May, 2003, and had to stop working as an actor in films for a while. He has spent much of the last 5 years writing screenplays and a book about his life. He also writes a popular political blog, "The Whole American Hog".
O'Neal's art photography has been featured in exhibitions at the Michael Hoppen Gallery (London), Castle Haggenberg (Vienna) and in private galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, New Orleans and South Carolina. His photographs hang in the collections of many celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, Billy Bob Thornton, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Oliver Stone. O'Neal was commissioned by Jerry Seinfeld to create a series of his "slow speed" natural light portraits of the cast and crew in the last year of that show.
O'Neal attended Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, and finally, Wofford College, where he discovered the Wofford Theatre Workshop and was thus, saved from a normal life. For the past 33 years, O'Neal has made his living as a film and television actor, screenwriter, photographer, and also as a commercial producer and director. His work has taken him to some of the most exciting cities in the Americas and Europe. He has lived in Charleston, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aries, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, London, Dublin, Paris, Vienna, Zurich and Mondello (Sicily.) For the past four years, O'Neal has made his home on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina. He isn't quite retired, but he's close.
, 2h23 Directed byMike Nichols OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama ThemesPolitique, Political films ActorsJohn Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester, Maura Lynn Tierney Roles Sailorman Shoreson Rating66% Young political idealist Henry Burton (Adrian Lester) is recruited to join the campaign of Jack Stanton (John Travolta), a charismatic Southern governor who is trying to win the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. Henry is impressed by Stanton's genuine warmth and empathy with people. He joins Stanton's inner circle of political advisers: Stanton's formidable wife, Susan Stanton (Emma Thompson); ruthless, redneck political strategist Richard Jemmons (Billy Bob Thornton); intelligent and attractive spokeswoman Daisy Green (Maura Tierney); and sly political operator Howard Ferguson (Paul Guilfoyle) as they journey to New Hampshire, the first state to hold a presidential primary.
, 1h47 Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Horror ActorsSharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight Roles Irv Danziger Rating54% The wife and mistress (Adjani and Stone) of a cruel school master (Palminteri) collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The strain starts to tell on the two women as a retired police investigator (Bates) who is looking into the disappearance on a whim begins to think that they know more than they are telling, and further complications arise when their victim is seen, apparently alive and well by several of the pupils.
, 3h3 Directed byOliver Stone OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography, Historical ThemesPolitique, Political films, White House in fiction ActorsAnthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, Bob Hoskins, Powers Boothe, John Diehl Roles Texas Man Rating70% The film is non-linear, framed by scenes of Nixon listening to his secret recordings towards the end of his presidency as the Watergate crisis intensifies. As such, it covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a composite of actual events, usually in the form of memories triggered by the recordings or newsreel-style summaries. It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan. It explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.
, 1h30 Directed byChristopher Guest OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Comedy ThemesComedy science fiction films ActorsDaryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher, Cristi Conaway, Paul Benedict Roles Sheriff Denby Rating39% The film begins by following a tour group at a memorial museum dedicated to Nancy Archer. The patrons are shown a film with Dr. Loeb, who explains that the events surrounding Nancy Archer were true. Nancy was an heiress to her mother's fortune. Her father, Hamilton Cobb, hopes to use the money to gain control over the town they live in. Nancy sees her psychiatrist, Dr. Cushing, about her low self-esteem and bad marriage to Harry. Her husband frequently spends time with a beautiful mistress, Honey Parker, the town beautician. Despite her attempts to confront Harry, Nancy cannot express her anger in a healthy manner, allowing both her husband and father to take advantage of her.
, 1h35 Directed byRobert Rodríguez OriginUSA GenresDrama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance ActorsDavid Arquette, Salma Hayek, John Hawkes, Jason Wiles, William Sadler, O'Neal Compton Roles J.T. Rating64% Dude, a 1950s greaser, engages in a high speed chase with the local cops, Sarge and his unnamed partner. After Dude causes their car to crash in a game of chicken, he joins his girlfriend Donna at a club. Donna does not enjoy the loud rock music preferred by Dude, and she is annoyed that he has made her wait. After they dance, Dude's friend Nixer joins them, much to Donna's annoyance. As they cruise around town and try to decide what to do, they run into Teddy, a rival greaser, and his friends. After exchanging insults, the two groups engage in a drag race. When Dude flicks his cigarette at the other car, it lands in Teddy's girlfriend's hair and sets it on fire. Teddy's car swerves and loses the race as the occupants attempt to put out the fire. Teddy and his friends swear revenge, and Dude drives off.
, 1h51 Directed byRichard Benjamin OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romance ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long, Will Smith, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Rodriguez Roles Rocky Rating51% Zora Matthews (Long), whose mother Sarah (Goldberg) conceived her with the aid of an anonymous sperm donor, discovers her father is a white man named Hal Jackson (Danson). This comes as a major shock to Sarah, who had explicitly requested a black donor. On top of that, Jackson is a loud, self-promoting car salesman, which clashes with Sarah's intellectualism. The film revolves around Zora and her mother's rocky relationship with Jackson. Jackson eventually comes to have feelings for his supposed daughter and her mother.
, 1h39 Directed byMichael Ritchie OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy ThemesDance films, Sports films ActorsHolly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Matt Frewer, Gregg Henry, Eddie Jones Roles Principal James Barker Rating65% When Wanda Holloway was a teen, her father forbade her from trying out for her school's cheerleading team. Many years later, when Wanda had a daughter of her own, she was determined that her daughter would fulfill the dream she was denied and become a cheerleader — which would allow Wanda to make up that part of her childhood by reliving it through her daughter. The film takes place in Channelview, Texas.