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Rip Torn is a Actor, Director and Thanks American born on 6 february 1931 at Temple (USA)

Rip Torn

Rip Torn
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Birth name Elmore Rual Torn
Nationality USA
Birth 6 february 1931 (88 years) at Temple (USA)

Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. (born Elmore Rudolph Torn, Jr.; February 6, 1931) is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cross Creek (1983). His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. Torn also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series, and two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, and was nominated for a Satellite Award in 1997 as well.

Biography

Family
Torn has been married three times and has 6 children:

From 1956 to 1961, he was married to Ann Wedgeworth, with whom he had a daughter named Danae Torn.

In 1963, Torn married Geraldine Page, 7 years his senior. Torn and Page remained married until her death in 1987. They had three children: actor Tony Torn, Jon Torn (an assistant professor of Electronic Media and Film at Northern Arizona University) and actress Angelica Torn. Torn apparently delighted in the fact that the doorbell of their New York townhouse read Torn Page.

His maternal first cousin Sissy Spacek lived with Torn and Page when she first moved to New York (circa 1966) to pursue a show business career. Torn helped her enroll in the Actors Studio.

Currently, Torn is married to Amy Wright, with whom he has two children named Katie and Claire.


Legal troubles
In January 2004, Torn was arrested in New York City, after his car collided with a taxi. A video of his arrest, in which he curses at officers and angrily refuses a breathalyzer test, was aired on television news outlets. In October 2004, a jury acquitted Torn of any wrongdoing. In December 2006, Torn was again arrested for drunk driving in North Salem, New York after colliding with a tractor trailer. In April 2007, Torn pleaded guilty, and had his driver's license suspended for 90 days, and was required to pay a $380 fine.

On December 14, 2008, Torn was again arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. A bartender at the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, Connecticut, reportedly served Torn, but apparently noticed he appeared intoxicated as he was leaving the establishment, according to a police report. Torn reportedly refused a ride home and got into his vehicle, (a 1994 Subaru Legacy) with a Christmas tree tied on top and drove away. He was convicted and sentenced to probation in May 2009.

On January 29, 2010, he was arrested after breaking into a closed Litchfield Bancorp branch office in Lakeville, Connecticut, where Torn maintains a residence. He was charged with carrying a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief. The Connecticut State Police said that Torn broke into the bank thinking it was his home. On February 1, 2010, he appeared in court where his attorney, A. Thomas Waterfall, told the judge that his client needed help with his alcohol abuse and that he could start treatment immediately in New York state. Torn was released on $100,000 bail.

As a condition of his release, the judge said Torn must be evaluated for substance abuse. On August 11, 2010, Torn was denied special probation, which would have allowed his name to be cleared of charges. The judge in the case cited Torn's history of alcohol abuse and the possession of a loaded weapon while intoxicated, which carries a minimum one–year sentence. On December 14, 2010, Torn pled guilty to reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and the illegal carrying of a firearm, and was given a two–and–a–half–year suspended jail sentence, and three years probation.


On-set conflicts
Appearing as an interview subject in Studs Terkel's 1974 oral-history book Working, Torn confessed, "I have certain flaws in my make-up. Something called irascibility. I get angry easily. I get saddened by things easily."

While filming Maidstone (1970), Torn, apparently unhappy with the film, struck director and star of the film Norman Mailer in the head with a hammer. With the camera rolling, Mailer bit Torn's ear and they wrestled to the ground. The fight continued until it was broken up by cast and crew members as Mailer's children screamed in the background. The fight is featured in the film. Although the scene may have been planned by Torn, the blood shed by both actors was real, and Torn was reportedly truly outraged by Mailer's direction.

In 1994, he filed a defamation lawsuit against Dennis Hopper over a story Hopper told on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Hopper claimed that Torn pulled a knife on him during pre-production of the film Easy Rider (1969). According to Hopper, Torn was originally cast in the film but was replaced with Jack Nicholson after the incident. According to Torn's suit, it was actually Hopper who pulled the knife on him, and Torn demanded a retraction from Hopper. A trial court judge ruled in Torn's favor and Hopper was ordered to pay $475,000 in compensatory damages but denied Torn's request for punitive damages, ruling Hopper had not acted with malice. Hopper then appealed the ruling, and a California appellate court upheld the trial court's ruling for compensatory damages, and reversed the ruling for the punitive damages, requiring Hopper to pay another $475,000 to Torn.

Best films

Men in Black 3 (2012)
(Actor)
Men in Black (1997)
(Actor)
Hercules (1997)
(Actor)
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)
(Actor)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
(Actor)
The Insider (1999)
(Actor)

Usually with

Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(2 films)
Buck Henry
Buck Henry
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rip Torn (103 films)

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Actor

Men in Black 3, 1h43
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Films about the Apollo program, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader
Rating67% 3.3960053.3960053.3960053.3960053.396005
In 2012, an alien criminal, Boris the Animal, a Boglodite, escapes from a maximum-security prison on the moon and arrives on Earth, bent on taking revenge on Agent K, who shot off his left arm and captured him in 1969. He confronts K, who is with his partner Agent J, telling him he is "already dead". J then discovers that K was responsible not only for capturing Boris, but for deploying the "ArcNet", a shield that prevented the Boglodites from conquering Earth and caused their extinction.
National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, 1h30
Directed by Jeff Kanew
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Will Sasso, Rip Torn, Kristanna Loken, Sophie Monk, Russell Peters, Khary Payton
Roles King Looney
Rating42% 2.104712.104712.104712.104712.10471
Dans la Sparte antique, Awesomest Maximus est un général totalement incapable. Bien que promis à un destin hors du commun, Awesomest ne fait que briller par son incompétence. Ses ennemis profitent de la situation pour tenter de s'emparer du pouvoir de ce général insupportable de médiocrité...
American Cowslip, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Val Kilmer, Diane Ladd, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Rip Torn, Cloris Leachman, Priscilla Barnes
Roles Trevor O'Hart
Rating52% 2.614082.614082.614082.614082.61408
Ethan Inglebrink (Ronnie Gene Blevens) is an agoraphobic heroin addict who lives in a homogeneous California town where nothing ever happens. A misfit, clad in a powder blue tux, he has convinced his poker buddies, and surrogate moms, Roe (Diane Ladd), Sandy (Cloris Leachman), and Lou Anne (Lin Shaye), that he is diabetic and his needles are for insulin, not heroin. His next-door neighbor is his landlord and former high school football coach Trevor O'Hart (Rip Torn), who wants nothing more than to kick Ethan out on the street. Complicating matters even further is that Ethan's older brother Todd (Val Kilmer), the local sheriff, is convinced that his brother can only be saved by an act of God, and recruits the family priest (Peter Falk) to get the job done. Meanwhile, as the Garden of the Year competition draws near, Ethan becomes convinced that he can take the $10,000 top prize and pay off his delinquent rent if he can just grow the perfect American Cowslip. Little does Ethan realize that salvation may lie not in the money he could win for growing a rare flower, but with the companionship and understanding offered by his 17-year-old neighbor Georgia (Hanna R. Hall), who longs to escape her abusive father (Bruce Dern).
August
August (2008)
, 1h28
Directed by Austin Chick
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, David Bowie, Rip Torn, Adam Scott, Robin Tunney
Roles David Sterling
Rating54% 2.702582.702582.702582.702582.70258
Tom and Joshua Sterling are two brothers, whose Internet start-up, Landshark, is as hot as a New York City summer – only this is the summer of 2001, their company is in lock up, its stock price is plunging and, in a few weeks, the world will change forever.
The Golden Boys
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors David Carradine, Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, John Savage
Roles Captain Jeremiah "Jerry" Burgess
Rating61% 3.050973.050973.050973.050973.05097
A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive, middle-aged woman into marriage.
Turn the River, 1h32
Directed by Chris Eigeman
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films
Actors Famke Janssen, Matt Ross, Rip Torn, Lois Smith, Marin Hinkle, Terry Kinney
Roles Quinette
Rating59% 2.999422.999422.999422.999422.99942
Turn the River stars Famke Janssen as Kailey Sullivan, a woman rough around the edges and schooled in hard knocks. Divorced from her son's father and without visitation rights, she and her son write letters to each other and meet surreptitiously.
Bee Movie
Bee Movie (2007)
, 1h27
Directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock
Roles Lou Lo Duca (voice)
Rating60% 3.0472353.0472353.0472353.0472353.047235
A bee named Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) has recently graduated from college and is about to enter the hive's Honex Industries honey-making workforce alongside his best friend Adam Flayman (Matthew Broderick). Barry is initially excited to join the workforce, but his latent non-conformist attitude emerges upon discovering that his choice of job will never change once picked. Later, the two bees run into a group of Pollen Jocks, bees who collect pollen from flowers outside the hive. The Jocks offer to take Barry outside the hive to a flower patch, and he accepts. While on his first pollen-gathering expedition, Barry gets caught in the rain, and ends up on the balcony of a human named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). Upon noticing Barry, Vanessa's boyfriend Ken (Patrick Warburton) attempts to swat him, but Vanessa instead safely catches and releases Barry outside the window, saving his life.
Marie Antoinette, 2h3
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Marie-Antoinette, Political films, Histoire de France, French Revolution films, Films about royalty
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento
Roles Louis XV
Rating64% 3.20133.20133.20133.20133.2013
Fourteen-year-old Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna Habsburg (Kirsten Dunst) is the beautiful, charming, and naive archduchess of Austria, youngest of Empress Maria Theresa's (Marianne Faithfull) daughters. In 1770, the only one left unmarried among her sisters, she is sent by her mother to marry the Dauphin of France, the future Louis XVI of France (Jason Schwartzman), to seal an alliance between the two rival countries. Marie Antoinette travels to France, relinquishing all connections with her home country, including her pet Pug "Mops", and meets the King Louis XV of France (Rip Torn) and her future husband, Louis Auguste. The two arrive at the Palace of Versailles, which was built by the King's great-grandfather. They are married at once, and are encouraged to produce an heir to the throne as soon as possible; but the next day it is reported to the king that "nothing happened" on the wedding night.
Zoom
Zoom (2006)
, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Robot films
Actors Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Ryan Newman, Kevin Zegers, Kate Mara, Michael Cassidy
Roles Larraby
Rating43% 2.156022.156022.156022.156022.15602
Decades prior to the start of the film, the American military sponsored a superhero group called "Team Zenith." Its leaders were Jack Shepard, a.k.a. "Captain Zoom", who possessed super-speed, and his brother, Connor, a.k.a. "Concussion", who could project sonic blasts. The military tried to increase the team's powers by exposing them to an experimental form of radiation called "Gamma-13". This caused Concussion to become more powerful, but it also reversed his personality. Thinking Zoom and the team betrayed him, Concussion went insane and killed his teammates Marksman, Ace, and Daravia. Concussion was believed to be killed by Zoom in an explosion, but he had been sent into another dimension instead. Zoom lost his powers, and his brother.
Yours, Mine & Ours, 1h30
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Rip Torn, Linda Hunt, Katija Pevec, Sean Faris
Roles Commandant Sherman
Rating54% 2.70422.70422.70422.70422.7042
High-school sweethearts Frank Beardsley (a widowed U.S. Coast Guard admiral, currently serving as superintendent of the US Coast Guard Academy) and Helen North (a widowed handbag designer), are reunited when Frank and his family move back to his hometown of New London, Connecticut. After unexpectedly encountering each other at a restaurant while on separate dates, they run into each other again at their 30-year class reunion.
Forty Shades of Blue, 1h48
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren E. Burrows, Jenny O'Hara, Stuart Greer, Red West
Roles Alan James
Rating61% 3.0992253.0992253.0992253.0992253.099225
À Memphis, Tennessee, Alan et Laura forment un couple original, mais dont la passion semble pour le moins éteinte : producteur de légende, Alan est un des rares Blancs à avoir produit de la soul dans les années 1960. Beaucoup plus jeune et fraîchement débarquée de sa Russie natale, Laura passe l'essentiel de son temps à s'occuper de leur jeune fils, alors qu'Alan mène une vie très débridée.
Eulogy
Eulogy (2004)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hank Azaria, Jesse Bradford, Zooey Deschanel, Famke Janssen, Glenne Headly, Piper Laurie
Roles Edmund Collins
Rating65% 3.2987953.2987953.2987953.2987953.298795
The film opens with Kate Collins (Zooey Deschanel) walking up to a house. She knocks and a woman answers the door. Kate explains that although she doesn't know her she has a long story to explain.