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Philip Baker Hall is a Actor American born on 10 september 1931 at Toledo (USA)

Philip Baker Hall

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Nationality USA
Birth 10 september 1931 (88 years) at Toledo (USA)

Philip Baker Hall (born September 10, 1931) is an American actor. Although he is rarely cast in lead roles, Hall has portrayed characters such as President Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's Secret Honor (1984), Sydney in Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight (1996), and Arthur Pratt in Duck (2005). He also known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Bookman, Library Cop on Seinfeld. Many critics lauded him for his ancillary role as 60 Minutes executive producer Don Hewitt, opposite Christopher Plummer and Al Pacino, in the 1999 drama The Insider.

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Bruce Almighty (2003)
(Actor)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
(Actor)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
(Actor)
Magnolia (1999)
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Filmography of Philip Baker Hall (79 films)

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Person to Person, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Philip Baker Hall, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Michaela Watkins
Roles Jimmy
Rating57% 2.852022.852022.852022.852022.85202
Lors d'une journée à Manhattan, plusieurs personnes qui ne se connaissent pas se croisent ou non mais ils sont tous reliés d'une façon ou d'une autre.
The Last Word, 1h48
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Everett Scott
Roles Edward
Rating65% 3.2994653.2994653.2994653.2994653.299465
Une femme d'affaires à la retraite rédige sa propre nécrologie pour un journal local afin de s'assurer que la vérité sera bien publiée.
Playing It Cool, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Anthony Mackie, Martin Starr, Patrick Warburton, Topher Grace
Roles Granddad
Rating59% 2.999192.999192.999192.999192.99919
The narrator, Me, (Evans) is a screenwriter who wants to write action flicks, but his agent Bryan (Mackie) wants him to write a romcom first. The problem is, Me doesn't believe in love. But when he meets Her (Monaghan), he falls for her, only to find out that she is already engaged to Stuffy (Gruffudd).
Clear History, 1h40
Directed by Greg Mottola
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton
Roles McKenzie
Rating64% 3.2483153.2483153.2483153.2483153.248315
In 2003, Nathan Flomm (Larry David) is an opinionated, obnoxious business associate of a man, Will Haney, whose company is about to introduce a new electric car. Flomm strenuously objects to the car being named the Howard. He offends Haney, who is naming the car after his young son, Howard, whom Haney named after Howard Roark, hero of The Fountainhead. After Flomm accepts a flat buyout severance package to cut ties with the company, he becomes a ridiculed public figure when the Howard is a huge success, costing Flomm what would have been his share — a billion dollars.
Bad Words
Bad Words (2013)
, 1h28
Directed by Jason Bateman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Black comedy
Actors Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Philip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn, Rachael Harris, Ben Falcone
Roles Dr. Bowman
Rating65% 3.2989053.2989053.2989053.2989053.298905
Forty-year-old Guy Trilby discovers a loophole in the Golden Quill Spelling Bee which stipulates that participants must have not graduated from the eighth grade, allowing him to enter since he dropped out of middle school. He attends and wins a regional spelling bee, and progresses to the national competition after confrontations with both the parents of children and the spelling bee hosts. He is accompanied by Jenny Widgeon, a relatively unknown journalist hoping to make a story out of his participation in the bee. On the flight to the national spelling bee, Guy meets Chaitanya Chopra, a 10-year-old entrant in the bee who persistently attempts to befriend Guy. Upon his arrival in Los Angeles, Guy meets the director of the spelling bee, Dr. Bernice Deagan, who expresses anger at his participation in the bee and places him and his reporter in a cheap hotel. Guy learns that Chaitanya is staying in the same hotel, and takes him out one night to expose Chaitanya to the wilder side of life: stealing food, drinking, and briefly hiring a prostitute.
Argo
Argo (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy
Roles Stansfield Turner (Director of Central Intelligence)
Rating76% 3.8475353.8475353.8475353.8475353.847535
On November 4, 1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution. More than 50 of the embassy staff are taken as hostages, but six avoid capture and hide in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. With the escapees' situation kept secret, the U.S. State Department begins to explore options for exfiltrating them from Iran. Tony Mendez, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency exfiltration specialist, is brought in for consultation. He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative. While on the phone with his son, he is inspired by watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes and begins plans for creating a cover story for the escapees: that they are Canadian filmmakers who happened to be in Iran scouting exotic locations for a similar science-fiction film.
Bending The Rules
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Jamie Kennedy, Edge, Jennifer Esposito, Alicia Witt, Kevin Weisman, Gary Grubbs
Roles Herb Gold
Rating50% 2.5072452.5072452.5072452.5072452.507245
Detective Nick Blades (Adam "Edge" Copeland) is a New Orleans cop on trial for corruption. Assistant District Attorney Theo Gold (Jamie Kennedy) is the man in charge of putting him behind bars. When these two unlikely partners from opposite sides of the law stumble onto a criminal plot, they'll need to rely on luck - and patience - to take down a dangerous killer without killing each other first. Alicia Witt, Jennifer Esposito and Jessica Walter co-star in a story that proves that when the going gets tough, the tough continue to move at a moderate pace, thus proving that slow and steady wins the race.
People Like Us, 1h54
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass
Roles Ike Rafferty
Rating70% 3.548423.548423.548423.548423.54842
Sam Harper (Chris Pine), a struggling corporate trader in New York City, is in trouble after one of his deals violates federal law and the Federal Trade Commission threatens him with an investigation. Sam's boss (Jon Favreau) urges him to bribe federal officials, at Sam's own expense. Returning home, Sam learns from his girlfriend Hannah (Olivia Wilde) that Jerry, his estranged father and record-producer, has died in L.A. of cancer. Sam tries to avoid attending the funeral, but Hannah insists on making arrangements. After flying home to L.A., he stays with Hannah at Jerry's house and has a tense reunion with his mother Lillian (Michelle Pfeiffer).
50/50
50/50 (2011)
, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall
Roles Alan
Rating75% 3.7981353.7981353.7981353.7981353.798135
Adam Lerner is a 27-year-old public radio journalist in Seattle with an artist girlfriend Rachael, of whom his best friend and co-worker Kyle disapproves; where Kyle is brash and outspoken, Adam is more introverted and mild-mannered.
Mr. Popper's Penguins, 1h35
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Films about penguins
Actors Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Madeline Carroll, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Roles Franklin
Rating59% 2.9980352.9980352.9980352.9980352.998035
Thomas "Tom" Popper (Jim Carrey) is a divorced real-estate entrepreneur whose father traveled around the world during his childhood. He learns that his father has died during an adventure to Antarctica and discovers that his father's will asks for his son to be given a souvenir from his last adventure. The next week, a crate containing a gentoo penguin (Captain) shows up at his doorstep. Eventually, five more penguins arrive. Popper intends to give them away but changes his mind when his children, Janie and Billy (Madeline Carroll and Maxwell Perry Cotton), think that the animals are Billy's birthday present. That night, Popper meets with New York zookeeper Nat Jones (Clark Gregg), who asks for the penguins. Popper tries to stall him by asking him to collect the penguins another time. Jones agrees but not before warning that the conditions in Popper's apartment are not good enough to raise penguins. Popper is forced to pay the board of his apartment to keep the penguins in his apartment and lies to his arrogant neighbor Kent (David Krumholtz) about there being no animals in his home.
The Chicago 8
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Philip Baker Hall, Gary Cole, Steven Culp, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Abrams, Danny Masterson
Roles Judge Julius Hoffman
Rating59% 2.959422.959422.959422.959422.95942
In 1968, America was divided over the Vietnam War. Due to the growing anti-war movement, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election. Democrat Robert Kennedy, the Presidential hopeful, was assassinated that summer. The Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago where leaders of the anti-war movement planned a protest. During the protest, Chicago Mayor Daley used police force to brutally quell the rally, and as a result, rioting broke out in the streets. One person was killed, hundreds were injured and thousands were arrested. One year later, newly elected President Richard Nixon gave the green light to prosecute eight men who were accused of conspiracy to incite a riot. The FBI brought them to Chicago, where they stood trial. They were known thereafter as The Chicago 8.
All Good Things, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kristen Wiig, Philip Baker Hall
Roles Malvern Bump
Rating62% 3.1484953.1484953.1484953.1484953.148495
In 1970s New York City, David Marks (Gosling), the son of a powerful real estate tycoon, marries a beautiful working-class student, Katie McCarthy (Dunst). Together they flee New York for country life in Vermont — only to be lured back by David's father (Frank Langella). Upon their return, they buy a beautiful apartment where Katie brings up the idea of having children, whereupon David implies he can't have any. They eventually buy a lake house out of town and Katie tells their new pregnant neighbor that she is expecting as well. Katie tells David, to which he responds by throwing a chair and breaking a shelf. David makes Katie have an abortion, which he misses while doing work for his father.
Fired Up!
Fired Up! (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Gluck, Will
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Danneel Ackles, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims, Collins Pennie
Roles Coach Byrnes
Rating60% 3.049653.049653.049653.049653.04965
Nick Brady and Shawn Colfax (Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D'Agosto) are two popular football players at the fictional Gerald R. Ford High School who manage to get out of football camp and later con their way into the cheerleading squad after overhearing a conversation about the camp's abundant female population of 300 cheerleaders. Their objective is to infiltrate the cheerleading camp in order to meet girls. While attending a cheer camp, Nick and Shawn realize that they actually enjoy cheering and they start to care about their squad as well as the cheer competition. Shawn develops feelings for the head cheerleader, Carly Davidson (Sarah Roemer) and Nick chases after Diora (Molly Sims), their camp coach's wife.
The Lodger
The Lodger (2009)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Alfred Molina, Rachael Leigh Cook, Hope Davis, Simon Baker, Mel Harris, Shane West
Roles Captain Smith
Rating56% 2.849752.849752.849752.849752.84975
The film follows two parallel stories, one being about a troubled detective (Molina) who plays a cat-and-mouse game with an unknown killer and the other being about an emotionally disturbed landlady and her relationship with an enigmatic "lodger" (Simon Baker).
Wonderful World
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K.Williams, Jodelle Ferland, Philip Baker Hall, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Roles The Man
Rating61% 3.099043.099043.099043.099043.09904
Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a former children's folk singer whose misanthropic worldview leads him to an isolated existence. When his Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael K. Williams) falls into a diabetic coma and is taken to the hospital, his sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan) arrives from Senegal to take care of him. After Khadi and Ben eventually fall in love, circumstances lead Ben to reconsider his way of thinking.