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Paul Benedict is a Actor American born on 17 september 1938 at Silver City (USA)

Paul Benedict

Paul Benedict
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 september 1938 at Silver City (USA)
Death 1 december 2008 (at 70 years) at Martha's Vineyard

Paul Benedict (September 17, 1938 – December 1, 2008) was an American actor who made numerous appearances in television and movies beginning in 1965. He was known for his roles as The Number Painter on the popular PBS children's show Sesame Street, and as the English neighbor Harry Bentley on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons.

Best films

The Goodbye Girl (1977)
(Actor)

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Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
(3 films)
Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2 films)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(1 films)
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Filmography of Paul Benedict (33 films)

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Actor

After the Sunset, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Chris Penn, Naomie Harris
Roles Night Shift Guard
Rating62% 3.1494953.1494953.1494953.1494953.149495
Master thief Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and his beautiful accomplice, Lola Cirillo (Salma Hayek), steal the second of three famous diamonds, known as the Napoleon diamonds, from FBI Agent Stanley P. Lloyd (Woody Harrelson). But Lloyd shoots Max before passing out from being gassed by the thieves. Max survives and tells Lola to get the diamond. She does, leaving in its place the one-dollar bill that she had received as a tip for washing the agents' windshield (while in disguise). Max and Lola then fly to Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
A Mighty Wind, 1h31
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bob Balaban, Catherine O'Hara, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Harry Shearer
Roles Martin Berg
Rating71% 3.598783.598783.598783.598783.59878
The film is structured as mockumentary about a memorial concert for (fictional) folk music producer Irving Steinbloom. Upon his death, his children organize a concert, which they hope to feature his three most famous acts: The Folksmen, The New Main Street Singers, and Mitch & Mickey.
A Fish in the Bathtub, 1h36
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jerry Stiller, Louis Zorich, Anne Meara, Mark Ruffalo, Phyllis Newman, Val Avery
Roles Milo
Rating57% 2.8616252.8616252.8616252.8616252.861625
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara play Sam and Molly, a married husband and wife whose marriage has been stretched to the brink after 40 years of incessant bickering over the smallest of things, not the least of which is Sam's inexplicable decision to keep a fish in the bathtub. This, along with a daily harangue from the cantankerous Sam, forces Molly to finally pack a bag and go to son Joel's home, which sets the stage for the family to fight through this bump in the road and get life back on track.
The Devil's Advocate, 2h23
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Demons in film
Actors Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen
Roles Walter Krasna (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.7493953.7493953.7493953.7493953.749395
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney from Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Lloyd Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. Kevin believes his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him a guilty verdict is inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination, Kevin destroys the victim's credibility, securing a not guilty verdict.
Waiting for Guffman, 1h24
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about television
Actors Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban
Roles Roy Loomis
Rating74% 3.748783.748783.748783.748783.74878
In the fictional small town of Blaine, Missouri, a handful of utterly delusional residents prepare to put on a community theater production led by eccentric director Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest). The show, a musical chronicling the town's history titled Red, White and Blaine, is to be performed as part of the town's 150th anniversary celebration.
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, 1h30
Directed by Christopher Guest
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher, Cristi Conaway, Paul Benedict
Roles Dr. Victor Loeb
Rating39% 1.96031.96031.96031.96031.9603
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.
The Addams Family, 1h39
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson
Roles Judge Womack
Rating69% 3.451053.451053.451053.451053.45105
Gomez Addams laments the 25-year absence of his brother Fester, who disappeared after the two had a falling-out. Gomez's lawyer Tully Alford owes money to loan shark Abigail Craven, and notices that her son Gordon closely resembles Fester. Tully proposes that Gordon pose as Fester to infiltrate the Addams household and find the hidden vault where they keep their vast riches. Tully and his wife Margaret attend a séance at the Addams home led by Grandmama in which the family tries to contact Fester's spirit. Gordon arrives, posing as Fester, while Abigail poses as psychiatrist Dr. Pinder-Schloss and tells the family that Fester had been lost in the Bermuda Triangle for the past 25 years.
The Freshman, 1h38
Directed by Andrew Bergman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley, Jon Polito
Roles Arthur Fleeber
Rating63% 3.199043.199043.199043.199043.19904
Clark Kellogg (Matthew Broderick) leaves his mother (Pamela Payton-Wright) and environmental activist stepfather Dwight (Kenneth Welsh) in Vermont to go to New York University (NYU) to study film. After arriving at Grand Central Terminal, he's approached by Victor Ray (Bruno Kirby), who at first offers to carry Clark's bags, then offers a ride. As soon as Clark steps out of the car, Victor drives off with Clark's luggage still in the trunk.
Sibling Rivalry, 1h28
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Scott Bakula
Roles Dr. Plotner
Rating54% 2.70162.70162.70162.70162.7016
Marjorie Turner has been married for eight years and is tired of her husband Harry's neglect and his snooty relatives, most of them doctors. One day her sister, Jeanine, urges her to break out of her rut and have a fling.
Babycakes
Babycakes (1989)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ricki Lake, Craig Sheffer, Paul Benedict, John Karlen, Betty Buckley, Cynthia Dale
Roles Magleby
Rating67% 3.3926153.3926153.3926153.3926153.392615
Obese mortuary cosmetician Grace Hart (Ricki Lake) rides the subway everyday. Her somewhat unhappy existence is noted as she shops in a department store with her best friend, Keri (Nada Despotovich), and is rudely asked to please look at their "Large Ladies Department". That same night she and Keri are at a local skating ring when a young, attractive, amateur ice skater, Rob (Craig Sheffer), catches Grace's eye; she claims that he is the most beautiful man she has ever laid eyes on.
Moonstruck
Moonstruck (1988)
, 1h42
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about immigration
Actors Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso
Roles Diner
Rating70% 3.548373.548373.548373.548373.54837
Thirty-seven-year-old Loretta Castorini (Cher), a Sicilian-American widow, is an accountant in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where she lives with her family: her father Cosmo (Vincent Gardenia) who is a successful plumber, her mother Rose (Olympia Dukakis), and her paternal grandfather (Feodor Chaliapin, Jr). Her boyfriend, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) proposes to her before leaving for Sicily to attend to his dying mother; she accepts, but is insistent that they carefully follow tradition as she believes her first marriage was cursed by her failure to do so, resulting in her husband's death when he was hit by a bus. They plan to marry one month later, and Johnny asks Loretta to invite his estranged younger brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) to the wedding. Loretta returns home and informs her parents of the engagement. Cosmo dislikes Johnny and is reluctant to commit to paying for the "real" wedding Loretta insists on, while Rose is pleased that Loretta likes Johnny but does not love him; she believes that one can easily be driven crazy by a partner whom one loves.
Arthur 2: On the Rocks, 1h53
Directed by Bud Yorkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Dudley Moore, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kathy Bates, Paul Benedict
Roles Fairchild
Rating46% 2.3037552.3037552.3037552.3037552.303755
Arthur Bach (Dudley Moore) is still rich and still drinks too much, but he and Linda (Liza Minnelli) are now happily married. The one thing missing in their life is a child. Seeking revenge, billionaire Bert Johnson (Stephen Elliott), the father of Susan Johnson (Cynthia Sikes), the wealthy woman whom he jilted at the altar, takes control of his inheritance, leaving him broke and homeless. Susan wants him back and is willing to break up his marriage if that's what it takes.
Cocktail
Cocktail (1988)
, 1h43
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon, Kelly Lynch, Lisa Banes
Roles Finance Teacher
Rating59% 2.950582.950582.950582.950582.95058
After leaving the United States Army and moving to New York City, Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) gets a part-time job as a bartender at night while studying for a business degree. Over time, he learns the tricks of the trade, including flairing, from his boss/mentor Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown). Brian and Doug soon become very close; Doug readily assumes a mentor role over the young and naive Brian, and rains advice and opinions down upon him. His advice takes a familiar structure, as he usually begins most of them with "Coughlin's Law".