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Ryan O'Neal is a Actor American born on 20 april 1941 at Los Angeles (USA)

Ryan O'Neal

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Birth name Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal
Nationality USA
Birth 20 april 1941 (78 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941), better known as Ryan O'Neal, is an American television and film actor.

O'Neal trained as an amateur boxer before beginning his career in acting in 1960. In 1964, he landed the role of Rodney Harrington on the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place. The series was an instant hit and boosted O'Neal's career. He later found success in films, most notably Love Story (1970), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as Best Actor, What's Up, Doc? (1972), Paper Moon (1973), Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1977). Since 2007, he has had a recurring role in the TV series Bones.


Relationships and family
O'Neal was in a long-term relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett until her death in 2009. He was previously married to actresses Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young; both marriages ended in divorce. He has four children: Tatum O'Neal and Griffin O'Neal (with Moore), Patrick O'Neal (with Taylor-Young) and Redmond James Fawcett O'Neal (born January 30, 1985, Los Angeles) with Fawcett. In her 2014 memoir, Anjelica Huston claimed that O'Neal physically abused her when they were in a relationship.

For several years, Ryan was estranged from his elder three children, Patrick, Griffin, and Tatum. However, in 2011, Tatum reconciled with her father with a book and a television show. On August 4, Ryan, Tatum and Patrick O'Neal appeared on Redmond's court appearance on firearms and drug charges.

Ryan O'Neal has nine grandchildren, three from Tatum’s marriage to tennis player John McEnroe, four from both of Griffin’s marriages, and two from Patrick’s marriage to actress Rebecca De Mornay. He is a great-grandfather by his estranged son, Griffin.

In 2001 he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). As of 2006, it is in remission. After struggling with leukemia, O'Neal was frequently seen at Fawcett's side when she was battling cancer. He told People magazine, "It's a love story. I just don't know how to play this one. I won't know this world without her. Cancer is an insidious enemy."

In April 2012, O'Neal revealed he had been diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer. He reported that it had been detected early enough to give a prognosis of full recovery, although some doctors have questioned this prognosis.

Best films

Love Story (1970)
Paper Moon (1973)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Driver (1978)

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Filmography of Ryan O'Neal (38 films)

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Knight of Cups, 1h58
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Michael Fassbender, Brian Dennehy
Roles Ryan
Rating56% 2.8494152.8494152.8494152.8494152.849415
A screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure. And every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating73% 3.6908453.6908453.6908453.6908453.690845
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Gentleman B.
Directed by Jordan Alan
Genres Crime
Actors Peter Greene, Ed Lauter, Ryan O'Neal, Justine Miceli, Fergie
Rating54% 2.7096252.7096252.7096252.7096252.709625
Brooklynite Nick and his childhood friend Manny grow up to become petty criminals. After Manny betrays him during a holdup, Nick goes to prison. Upon release, he visits his ex-girlfriend Maria in Los Angeles, where he learns the brutal, violent Manny has joined the police force and is divorced from Maria. Nick moves in with her and her 8-year-old daughter, Ally, and falls in with Maria's grandfatherly, ex-con landlord, Harry, who tries to groom Nick from his gruff ways. The two men come under police surveillance following a series of Beverly Hills bank robberies where the "gentleman bandit", as the press dubs him is a handsome, well-dressed man with a bandage on his nose.
Malibu's Most Wanted, 1h26
Directed by John Whitesell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Mike Epps, Regina Hall
Roles Bill Gluckman
Rating51% 2.550972.550972.550972.550972.55097
Bradley 'B-Rad' Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy) is a young privileged white guy from Malibu, with aspirations of being "the biggest rapper that ever was". B-Rad dresses and speaks like a gangster and essentially thinks and acts like he is black. His father, Bill Gluckman (Ryan O'Neal), is running for governor of California.
People I Know, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about television
Actors Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Ryan O'Neal, Téa Leoni, Richard Schiff, Bill Nunn
Roles Cary Launer
Rating55% 2.7503152.7503152.7503152.7503152.750315
Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) is a Jewish publicist on the out, but all he knows is how to hustle and cajole, threaten and persuade. The hazy mania of his everyday life is fuelled by a steady stream of prescription drugs and alcohol.
Epoch (2001)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Actors David Keith, Ryan O'Neal, Stephanie Niznik, Brian Thompson, Steve Bond, Raul Julia-Levy
Roles Allen Lysander
Rating49% 2.4549352.4549352.4549352.4549352.454935
Four billion years ago, before life had developed on Earth, a cosmic object fell in the seas of our planet. In modern times in the mountains of Bhutan, a huge artifact makes its way to the surface, producing a powerful electromagnetic pulse causing worldwide blackouts.
Epoch (2001)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors David Keith, Stephanie Niznik, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Thompson, Steve Bond, Craig Wasson
Roles Allen Lysander
Rating49% 2.4549352.4549352.4549352.4549352.454935
Un étrange monolithe à l'approche de la Terre envoie un signal sur toute la planète. Les armées du monde se regroupent pour affronter une menace que les terriens n'ont jamais affronté jusqu'ici...
Coming Soon, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ashton Kutcher, Bonnie Root, Gaby Hoffmann, James Roday, Tricia Vessey, Mia Farrow
Roles Dick
Rating44% 2.213012.213012.213012.213012.21301
Three wealthy, savvy high school seniors, Stream Hodsell (Bonnie Root), a smart, down-to-earth strawberry blonde, sassy Jenny Simon (Gaby Hoffmann), who masks her intelligence behind a guise of fishnet stockings, and soulful Nell Kellner (Tricia Vessey) attend the prestigious and expensive Halton School in Manhattan and have everything - brains, beauty, money, popularity, powerful parents, and boyfriends like Chad (James Roday) and a garage band musician, Henry Rockefeller Lipschitz (Ryan Reynolds). They have it all but are still unfulfilled. After losing her virginity without obtaining sexual satisfaction, Stream is confused as well as unfulfilled and studies the problem with self-help books, women's magazines and the comically misinformed advice of her peers. Judy Hodsell (Mia Farrow) is Stream's distracted ex-hippie mom, Dick Hodsell (Ryan O'Neal) is her yuppie father with a new young girlfriend, Mimi (Yasmine Bleeth), and Mr. Jennings (Spalding Gray) is a feel-good career counselor.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn, 1h26
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Eric Idle, Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Richard Jeni, Leslie Stefanson
Roles James Edmunds
Rating35% 1.759081.759081.759081.759081.75908
A director by the name of Alan Smithee has been allowed to direct Trio, a big-budget action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. The studio recuts the film, and when Smithee sees the results (which he describes as being "worse than Showgirls"), he wants to disown the film. However, since his name is also the pseudonym used by Hollywood when someone does not want to have their name attached to a bad film, he steals the film and flees, threatening to destroy the film by burning it.
Zero Effect, 1h56
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Matt O'Toole
Roles Gregory Stark
Rating68% 3.44773.44773.44773.44773.4477
Daryl Zero is the world's greatest detective, but is also a socially maladroit misanthrope. Among his quirks is that he never meets or has direct contact with his clients, instead conducting business through his assistant, Steve Arlo. Throughout the movie, Zero provides narration as he reads lines from his proposed autobiography.
Sink or Swim, 1h33
Origin USA
Actors Stephen Rea, Illeana Douglas, John Ritter, Jason Priestley, Ryan O'Neal, Olivia D'Abo
Rating48% 2.4278052.4278052.4278052.4278052.427805
Brian (Stephen Rea) is a television writer-producer who is working on creating a 22-episode show, but has writer's block and needs inspiration. He teams up with a group of writer friends to write about a sexual encounter he watches on a balcony.
Faithful (1996)
, 1h31
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry
Actors Cher, Ryan O'Neal, Chazz Palminteri, Paul Mazursky, Amber Smith, Stephen Pinella
Roles Jack Connor
Rating59% 2.9506352.9506352.9506352.9506352.950635
On her twentieth wedding anniversary, Maggie receives a diamond necklace and a price on her head; both from her husband, Jack. While waiting for the signal, all the way from Connecticut, to do the murder, the hitman starts bonding with Maggie instead. Later, Jack shows up himself, complicating the entire situation.
Man of the House, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Children's films
Actors Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Tony Sampson, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, George Wendt, Art LaFleur
Roles Man with Kite (non crédité)
Rating52% 2.601182.601182.601182.601182.60118
Six-year-old Ben Archer watches silently as his father starts up his car and drives away with his secretary, and they both offer only a wave out the window in parting. His mother, Sandy (Fawcett), can only watch heartbroken from the window of their house as her ex-husband leaves them. Ben’s father promised to visit him, yet never comes back. They are both upset, but they decide to have a fresh start, so they move into a loft apartment in downtown Seattle to begin a new life with just the two of them. Sandy makes creative efforts to turn it into a home for them. They gradually overcome his father leaving and foster a very close bond with important rituals and routines, including making a collage with beach debris. Sandy develops an interest in dating, but her suitors never fit well and don’t last long, which allows Ben’s ideal relationship with his mother to resume. Five years later, however, Sandy decides she’s ready for marriage again, and begins seriously dating U.S. Attorney Jack Sturges (Chase).