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Saul Rubinek is a Actor, Director and Producer Canadien born on 2 july 1948

Saul Rubinek

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Birth name Saul Rubinek
Nationality Canada
Birth 2 july 1948 (75 years)

Saul Rubinek (born July 2, 1948) is a Canadian actor, director, producer and playwright, known for his work in TV, film, and stage. His first roles were in the TV films The Suicide Murders (1985) and Murder Sees the Light (1986). His first film role was in Obsessed (1987). He had roles in notable films including Against All Odds (1984), Oliver Stone's Wall Street (1987), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), and the Academy Award-winning Western Unforgiven (1992). Rubinek's first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011. He is also known for his role as Artie Nielsen in the succsessful Syfy TV series "Warehouse 13".

Biography

Jeunesse

Saul Rubinek est le fils de Frania et Israel Rubinek, juifs Ashkénazes de Pologne. Durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, ses parents ont échappé à la Shoah, en étant cachés par des agriculteurs polonais pendant plus de deux ans (Sauvetage de Juifs par des Polonais pendant la Shoah). Puis, juste après sa naissance, la famille déménage au Canada.


Carrière

Il débute au théâtre à l'âge de vingt ans au Festival de Stratford du Canada.


Vie privée
De 1973 à 1987, il a été marié avec Kate Lynch.

Le 16 septembre 1990, il se remarie avec Elinor Reid avec qui il a deux enfants.

Best films

Unforgiven (1992)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(5 films)
Paul Sarossy
Paul Sarossy
(2 films)
Maury Chaykin
Maury Chaykin
(6 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Saul Rubinek (68 films)

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Actor

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, 2h12
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Anthology film, Musical, Western
Actors Tim Blake Nelson, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, James Franco, Tom Waits
Roles Frenchman (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Rating71% 3.599353.599353.599353.599353.59935
Le livre The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Other Tales of the American Frontier, illustré, s'ouvre pour raconter plusieurs histoires.
Gridlocked
Gridlocked (2016)
, 1h50
Origin Canada
Genres Action
Actors Dominic Purcell, Danny Glover, Stephen Lang, Vinnie Jones, Saul Rubinek, Steve Byers
Roles Marty
Rating58% 2.9019352.9019352.9019352.9019352.901935
Former SWAT leader David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) and arrogant movie star Brody Walker (Cody Hackman) must cut their ride-along short when a police training facility is attacked by a team of mercenaries.
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler
Roles Hasty Hathaway
Rating70% 3.545843.545843.545843.545843.54584
Jesse Stone still misses the Paradise, Massachusetts police chief position, which he lost because the current town council president, Carter Hansen (Jeremy Akerman), wanted his son-in-law, William Butler (Jeff Geddis), to have the job. A suspicious police cruiser explosion kills chief Butler and officer DeAngelo (Vito Rezza). Curiously, the former town council president, Hastings "Hasty" Hathaway (Saul Rubinek), appeared to know about the incident before the current town council president was officially notified. Jesse is reinstated as "temp chief" by Hansen and uncovers apparent (but unproved) police corruption involving Butler. Jesse discovers a possible clue: the characters "2AH10" written on the April 24 page of Butler's desk calendar.
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost, 1h30
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, William Devane, Gloria Reuben, Stephen McHattie
Roles Hasty Hathaway
Rating69% 3.4939153.4939153.4939153.4939153.493915
After being replaced as the chief of police in Paradise, Massachusetts by the town council president's son-in-law, William Butler (Jeff Geddis), Jesse Stone is still without a full-time job (though he vows to one day be reinstated). Nevertheless, he continues to find ways to pursue investigations into two separate murders: one involves a friend with whom he had lost contact, and the other has him working as a consulting investigator for the Massachusetts State Police Homicide Division on a case involving a robbery and murder suspect. Both Jesse and his friend, State Police Captain Healy (Stephen McHattie), have doubts as to the robbery/murder suspect's guilt. All the while, Jesse deals with tensions between Butler, who expects him to give up his "concealed carry" gun permit, but who is informed, by Rose Gammon (Kathy Baker), that as a retired (not fired) police officer that he has a federally mandated right to "concealed carry" for life. His problems with his ex-wife, and drinking issues are still present.
Knucklehead, 1h31
Directed by Michael Watkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Dennis Farina, Wendie Malick, Lurie Poston, Rebecca Creskoff
Roles Rabbi
Rating51% 2.5557552.5557552.5557552.5557552.555755
Walter Krunk is a 35-year-old orphan who has lived in an orphanage since childhood because he never was adopted but has made a friendship with a fellow video game addicted orphan named Henry. during a play of the Wizard of Oz Walter ruins the set during the opening due swinging around from his harness he was hooked to. meanwhile retired MMA fighter Eddie Sullivan is training a fellow fighter for a tournament in New Orleans with a $100,000 to the winner, fellow rival Memphis Earl has also trained a bigger, scarier fighter for the tournament, both of their trainees have a short match but Eddie's fighter is easily knocked out with one punch. Earl threatens Eddie saying that if he doesn't find a new fighter they'll beat him down bad. One day Walter is cooking with Henry when Walter suddenly go's to the bathroom and tells Henry to watch the food, Henry is distracted by a game and doesn't see that the food has started a fire, the fire department manages to put the fire out but it leaves the kitchen destroyed. a local law enforcement States that without a working kitchen the orphanage will close down and the kids will be put in foster homes unless they can get enough money to fix the kitchen in one 10 days. Eddie enters a church and asks god to let him find a good fighter in time for the tournament, the owner of the orphanage is scolding Walter for causing the fire but makes him fall into the church and Eddie decides to train to be his fighter. after watching his video advertisement they are reluctant since Walter is not much of a fighter but the owner agrees due to that it's their only option and agree but they threaten Eddie that if he runs away with the money they'll hurt him bad, so she makes Mary Alice go with them and persuades Walter with saying what happens to the other orphans and set off for matches around the nearby city's and States in the orphanage school bus. The first match is in Jefferson city at a church, Eddie decides to tape and upload the match highlights for internet fan buzz, during the match Walter doesn't show much of a fight and is easily dominated but manages to win when he falls on his opponent making him submit. meanwhile Memphis Earl and Redrum go to the gym and want to see Eddie but his father tells them that he isn't there and got a new fighter, they want to know who it is but he refused to tell them even after intimidating him. That night at a motel Mary and Walter have a talk about the situation with the choice to fight, Mary doesn't want it to go but Walter changes her mind by saying that he's on the road for the first time in his life and that he's doing something important to himself. meanwhile Earl and Redrum have found the group at the motel and threaten Eddie to stay away from New Orleans. The next day driving to the next match the bus engine starts smoking causing the bus to crash into a pole and eventually explodes, Eddie, Mary and Walter escape unharmed. Walking on the road with only $200 Mary manages to get a truck driver to take them to the next match, the next fight is at a kids house where he hosts fights in his backyard and pays the fighters with the attendance money from other kids. While Eddie gives Walter a pep talk to get him riled up the kids dad notices the fights and goes on a rampage telling everyone to get out of his yard, Walter runs into the backyard and tackles the dad into the fence thinking he was his opponent. Eddie calls his dad who got injured because of Earl and Redrum and tells him to enter the tournament and win to avenge him, Mary takes them to a trailer park where her friend Tina lives, they tell her of the situation and remembers that at a nearby carnival there was a sign that offered anyone to fight a grizzly bear with a $500 prize and gives Walter a new look (shaving his head and giving tattoo's), and falls in love with Tina. Walter manages to win with a choke hold and is given the nickname "the Bear Basher". Later that night while riding a bus Walter has a serious gas attack that leads to the group being kicked off the bus, meanwhile Memphis Earl has found that Walter is a serious threat and might win the tournament so he decides to adopt Henry and hold him hostage but the owner refuses to let him adopt even after he promises a good life for him. The group walks to a gas station and Eddie goes in to ask for directions to a rental car company, a motorcycle gang shows up and starts messing around with Mary, Eddie attempts to help but is outnumbered by them, Walter comes and fights them off, Eddie goes in to get the security footage and continue their journey on one of the gangs motorcycle's. During a camp out Mary and Walter ask Eddie why he retired from fighting and then make jokes saying a was a testicular injury, threw out the journey Walter wins more fights earning more money while Eddie teaches Mary and Walter more fighting moves. During another camp out Eddie and Mary start having feelings for each other. Finally arriving in New Orleans Eddie checks the group in to a luxury hotel, plans a pre-fight celebration for a night on the town and buys Mary a dress and Walter a tuxedo. At the restaurant Eddie tells Walter to not stair but Eddie does when Mary walks in, some girls invite Walter to dance but Mary stays at their table. Mary gets drunk from drinking Eddie's drink and confronts the Waitress when she sees her talking to Eddie which results into a fight ending with Mary knocking out the Waitress with a spinning heel kick. The following day while Walter is preparing for the tournament at the hotel Tina shows up giving a pair of shorts that she made for him. During the sign in Mary calls the owner saying that the trip is almost over but after the call ended a fellow worker informed the owner that they couldn't find Henry. The man who is in charge of the sign in says that Eddie didn't pre register so Walter can't compete, Mary tells everyone who Walter is so they get in to the tournament. Both Walter and Redrum make it to the finals, backstage Eddie's dad shows up not wanting to miss the main event, Eddie not sure if Walter will win asks his dad to make sure that the money they made on the road makes to the orphanage. Memphis Earl reveals to Mary in the Girls bathroom why Eddie retired, it was because he was banned from fighting for life for taking a dive in a title fight and that he only cares about himself and probably betting against Walter now. When she confronts Eddie, before he can explain the situation the orphanage workers reveal that Memphis Earl has kidnapped Henry and is holding hostage unless Walter takes a dive in the fight, Eddie plans to have the match stalled while the workers look for Henry knowing that Earl won't leave with Redrum in the ring. During the fight Earl shows up with Henry to distract Walter but this makes him angry enough to win the fight by Submission and Memphis Earl is arrested for kidnapping. during the celebration Eddie's dad reveals that he bet the $4,000 on Walter to win and got $80,000 for the orphanage, Eddie and Mary kiss to end the scene. Walter is then filling a moving truck for his new apartment, he notices Henry looking upset and Henry tells him its because he's moving and he's not, Walter tells that he's going to adopt Henry and wouldn't leave him behind, they hug to end the movie.
Kill Me Please, 1h35
Directed by Olias Barco
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Films about suicide
Actors Aurélien Recoing, Virginie Efira, Benoît Poelvoorde, Bouli Lanners, Philippe Nahon, Virgile Bramly
Roles M. Breiman
Rating63% 3.1528953.1528953.1528953.1528953.152895
Le docteur Kruger rêve de faire entrer « le suicide dans la modernité ». Il offre à ses patients le service d'une clinique où l'on peut mourir en toute tranquillité, un verre de champagne à la main. Mais dans la clinique de la « mort idéale », rien ne se passe comme prévu.
Barney's Version, 2h14
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Ellen David, Minnie Driver, Mark Camacho, Rachelle Lefèvre
Roles Charnofsky
Rating72% 3.6471353.6471353.6471353.6471353.647135
Barney Panofsky is living with his best friend Boogie (Speedman) in Rome. He marries the mentally disturbed and unfaithful Clara Charnofsky (Lefevre) after she tells him she is pregnant with his child. Barney later finds out the child is not his, and he demands they separate. Clara commits suicide, and a devastated Barney decides to return home to Montreal.
Jesse Stone: No Remorse, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler, Krista Allen
Roles Hasty Hathaway
Rating71% 3.594273.594273.594273.594273.59427
The film begins with the shooting murder of a young man at night as he opens his car door in a parking garage. Jesse Stone is introduced who, after his suspension as chief of police, has sunk into seclusion and alcoholism. Ordered not to communicate with his former subordinates while on suspension, he has been out of touch with everyone. Eventually his colleague Rose, an officer, becomes concerned and asks Stone's friend Captain Healy, the State Police Homicide Commander, to check in on him. Healy is recovering from gunshot wounds and supposed to be on medical leave but, as he tells Stone, he’s taking his leave at his office. Healy finds Stone disheveled, drunk, and despondent. Shortly after Healy arrives, Stone receives a phone call from his ex-wife Jenn, so Healy leaves. Jenn tells Jesse that she needs to talk because she and Elliot had a fight. Angered, Jesse tells Jenn that they shouldn’t speak anymore, and rips out the phone. Later he buys a cell phone, which Rose helps him program. He gives the number only to her and a few others. Jesse and Rose are becoming close.
The Trotsky, 2h
Directed by Jacob Tierney
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Liane Balaban, Emily Hampshire, Colm Feore, Geneviève Bujold, Saul Rubinek
Roles David Bronstein
Rating66% 3.349083.349083.349083.349083.34908
Montreal West high school student Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) believes that he is the reborn incarnation of bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky. Shortly after he starts to work in his family's clothing factory, he attempts to unionize the workplace with such actions as a hunger strike. He is pulled from his upper-class private school by his father (Saul Rubinek) and sent to the public school system. There, he continues his quest to live out Trotsky's activism, as he is pitted against the strong-willed principal Mr. Berkhoff (Colm Feore). Meanwhile, he seeks romance with older graduate student Alexandra (Emily Hampshire).
Julia
Julia (2008)
, 2h18
Directed by Érick Zonca
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Tilda Swinton, Aidan Gould, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Jude Ciccolella, Bruno Bichir
Roles Mitch
Rating69% 3.496553.496553.496553.496553.49655
In California, an alcoholic named Julia (Tilda Swinton) is out of control, partying every night, and waking up in unknown homes with no memory of the previous night. Her reckless behavior costs her her job and she begins to go broke. She soon meets a mother, Elena (Kate del Castillo), at an AA meeting. Elena takes Julia into her apartment after finding her passed out on the pavement one night. The following morning Elena explains that she wants to kidnap her son Tom (Aidan Gould) from his wealthy grandfather and asks Julia to participate for $50,000. Julia declines, but after some time changes her mind. She visits an old friend to ask for his cooperation, but her offer is refused. She rides to the Mexican border, kidnaps the little boy and blackmails Elena's father-in-law for $2 million. The police discover her whereabouts and she flees, accidentally crashing her car through the wall dividing United States and Mexico. There, the boy is kidnapped in turn by Mexican kidnappers. Her friend Mitch (Saul Rubinek) arrives in Mexico and gives Julia the ransom money. During the exchange, the Mexican kidnappers escape with the money, leaving the boy safely with Julia.
The Express, 2h10
Directed by Gary Fleder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, American football films
Actors Rob Brown, Charles Dutton, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Omar Benson Miller, Enver Gjokaj
Roles Art Modell
Rating71% 3.598983.598983.598983.598983.59898
Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) is a young African American growing up in Pennsylvania with his same-age uncle Will Davis Jr. (Nelsan Ellis), in the late 1940s during a time of racism and discrimination. Davis lives with his extended family, including his grandfather, Willie 'Pops' Davis (Charles S. Dutton), who guides and educates him. Davis' mother, Marie Davis (Aunjanue Ellis), eventually returns to their residence to inform the family that she has remarried and can now afford to raise Ernie at her own home in Elmira, New York. Upon relocating to Elmira, Davis enrolls in a Small Fry Football League and excels on the field as a running back.
A Broken Life, 1h50
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Tom Sizemore, Corey Sevier, Grace Kosaka, Saul Rubinek, Ving Rhames, Kris Holden-Ried
Roles The Boss
Rating49% 2.468462.468462.468462.468462.46846
Max decides to commit suicide and forces Bud to film his final hours. Max confronts his ex-wife and Boss for revenge but kindness from a handicapped woman gives him hope.
War
War (2007)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Chen, John Lone, Devon Aoki, Saul Rubinek
Roles Dr. Sherman
Rating62% 3.100763.100763.100763.100763.10076
During a shootout against Chinese Triads at a San Francisco dock warehouse, FBI agents John Crawford (Jason Statham) and Tom Lone (Terry Chen) stumble across the notorious assassin Rogue (Jet Li), a former CIA assassin who now works for the Japanese Yakuza. Rogue ambushes Crawford and is about to execute him when Lone appears and shoots Rogue in the face, causing him to fall into the water. Rogue's body was never found and he is presumed dead. However, Rogue survives and retaliates against Lone, his wife and his daughter. He kills them, burns down the house, and leaves their three corpses in the ashes of their home.