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Stuart Margolin is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound American born on 31 january 1940 at Davenport (USA)

Stuart Margolin

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Birth name Stuart Margolin
Nationality USA
Birth 31 january 1940 at Davenport (USA)
Death 12 december 2022 (at 82 years)

Stuart Margolin (born January 31, 1940) is an American film and television actor and director.

Best films

The Stone Killer (1973)

Usually with

James Garner
James Garner
(3 films)
Alex Diakun
Alex Diakun
(2 films)
Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stuart Margolin (40 films)

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The Discoverers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Griffin Dunne, Madeleine Martin, Cara Buono, John C. McGinley, Devon Graye, Dreama Walker
Roles Stanley Birch
Rating56% 2.805262.805262.805262.805262.80526
History professor and aspiring author Lewis Birch (Dunne) heads on a road trip with his children Zoe (Martin) and Jack (Graye) to attend a conference. However, he learns early into the trip that his mother is ill, and heads to visit her, where he finds she has died. His father, Stanley (Margolin) decides to follow a Lewis and Clark reenactment trip, the family ends up traveling together.
Arbitrage (2012)
, 1h47
Directed by Nicholas Jarecki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, William Friedkin
Roles Syd Felder
Rating65% 3.2977053.2977053.2977053.2977053.297705
Sixty-year-old magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) manages a hedge fund with his daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) and is about to sell it for a handsome profit. However, unbeknownst to his daughter and most of his other employees, he has cooked his company's books in order to cover an investment loss and avoid being arrested for fraud. One night, while driving with his mistress Julie Cote (Laetitia Casta), he begins to doze off and crashes; Julie is killed. An injured Robert leaves the scene and decides to cover up his involvement to prevent the public, his wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon), and the prospective buyer James Mayfield (Graydon Carter) from discovering the truth.
The Hoax
The Hoax (2006)
, 1h56
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Escroquerie
Actors Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, John Carter, David Aaron Baker, Hope Davis
Rating66% 3.3471953.3471953.3471953.3471953.347195
In 1971, publishing executives at McGraw-Hill express an interest in Clifford Irving's novel, Rudnick's Problem, although Fake!, his previous work about art forger Elmyr de Hory, had sold poorly. Irving believes he has a breakout work at last, only to be told that the publishing house has decided against releasing the book after a Life editor deems it unsatisfactory.
I Was a Teenage Faust, 1h35
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Josh Zuckerman, Noel Roeim Fisher, Morgan Fairchild, Robert Townsend, Stuart Margolin, Scott McNeil
Roles Mephisto
Rating54% 2.7089952.7089952.7089952.7089952.708995
The film follows the story of socially inept adolescent Brendan Willy (Josh Zuckerman) who lives in Indiana. When he desires the affections of Twyla Day (Caroline Elliott), Mr. Five, (Robert Townsend) a tempter from Hell, approaches Brendan with an offer to make him popular.
The Hi-Line, 1h35
Directed by Ronald Judkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rachael Leigh Cook, Ryan Alosio, Tantoo Cardinal, Stuart Margolin, Margot Kidder
Roles Clyde Johnson
Rating59% 2.9978752.9978752.9978752.9978752.997875
To Grandmother's House We Go, 1h36
Directed by Jeff Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Christmas films
Actors Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen, Rhea Perlman, Stuart Margolin, Cynthia Geary
Roles Det. Gremp
Rating57% 2.860442.860442.860442.860442.86044
Twin Sisters Sarah and Julie (Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen) are two naughty but sweet children who drive their work-obsessed widowed mother, Rhonda (Cynthia Geary), up the wall. They overhear her saying that they are a "handful" and she needs a "vacation". They decide to go give Rhonda what she wants and head off to their great grandmother's house for Christmas. The girls pack up their bags and hop on their bicycles. But there's a problem; they aren't allowed to cross the street on their own. The city bus pulls up and they sneak on through the back door. While riding the bus, an elderly lady informs them that it only goes back and forth between Uptown and Downtown, who also informs them that Edgemont (where Grandma lives) is actually several hours away.
Guilty by Suspicion, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Sam Wanamaker, Martin Scorsese, Patricia Wettig
Roles Abe Barron
Rating65% 3.2987753.2987753.2987753.2987753.298775
David Merrill (De Niro), a director in 1950s Hollywood, returns from abroad to find that a rising tide of McCarthyism and the Red Scare has led to his not being allowed to work in films. He will only be allowed to direct once he implicates colleagues as Communist agents. He must decide whether to turn informant, or to stick to principle at the cost of his life's work.
Bye Bye Blues, 1h57
Directed by Anne Wheeler
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Rebecca Jenkins, Michael Ontkean, Wayne Robson, Chad Krowchuk, Tom Alter, Mohan Agashe
Roles Slim Godfrey
Rating71% 3.571793.571793.571793.571793.57179
During World War II, Daisy Cooper (Rebecca Jenkins) joins a jazz band as a singer to provide for her family while her husband Teddy (Michael Ontkean) is serving in the Canadian military. The cast also includes Leslie Yeo, Kate Reid, Wayne Robson, Robyn Stevan, and Stuart Margolin.
Iron Eagle II, 1h45
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Mark Humphrey, Jason Gedrick, Stuart Margolin, Maury Chaykin, Alan Scarfe
Roles Gen. Stillmore
Rating39% 1.9571.9571.9571.9571.957
While on a routine patrol on United States airspace west of Alaska, pilots Doug "Thumper" Masters and Matt "Cobra" Cooper test the g-forces of their F-16C planes. Their antics get them carried away, as they stray over Soviet airspace. As they are being escorted back into U.S. airspace, one of the Soviet planes has Doug on missile-lock. This leads to a brief dogfight. In the ensuing battle, Matt loses control of his plane and is too late to save Doug, who is shot down by the Soviets. The next day, the U.S. Secretary of Defense publicly denies the incident, claiming a training accident caused by a fuel system malfunction killed Doug. This later revealed in Iron Eagle on the Attack that Doug actually survived by ejecting before his aircraft exploded and became a POW for a few years until released on goodwill.
A Fine Mess, 1h30
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Margolin, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Edwards
Roles Maurice "Binky" Drundza
Rating47% 2.3570552.3570552.3570552.3570552.357055
While filming on location at a race track, womanizing bit actor Spencer Holden, who lives life on one scam after another, overhears a couple of inept thugs named Binky and Turnip while they dope a race horse with a supposed undetectable super stimulant. The thugs find out that Spence overheard them and will do anything to catch him to prevent him from going to the authorities with the information. Spence, however, enlists the help of his best friend, drive-in carhop and aspiring restaurateur Dennis Powell, to bet on the race with that horse so that they can make some guaranteed money. Spence and Dennis end up having to outrun not only the thugs, who manage to put a few bullet holes in Spence's car, but also the police after they find Spence's bullet-riddled car and after the race horse, Sorry Sue, dies from the drugs. The plot also includes an antique player piano of which Dennis comes into possession, sympathetic but naive auction house employee Ellen Frankenthaler who is attracted to Dennis, and exotically beautiful Claudia Pazzo who is interested in buying the piano and whom Spence can't resist.
The Glitter Dome, 1h37
Directed by Stuart Margolin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors James Garner, Margot Kidder, John Lithgow, John Marley, Stuart Margolin, Paul Koslo
Roles Herman Sinclair
Rating57% 2.8515252.8515252.8515252.8515252.851525
The world of the Hollywood detective division is exposed via The Glitter Dome (the bar they frequent and a slang reference to Hollywood, California). When the investigation of a high profile studio president is going nowhere, the case is handed over to two experienced detectives, Al Mackey (Garner) and Marty Welborn (Lithgow), on this case, however, they need help. They get it from a pair of vice cops, called the Ferret and the Weasel, and a pair of street cops commonly referred to as the Street Monsters, due to their fondness for violence.
Class (1983)
, 1h38
Directed by Lewis John Carlino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Cliff Robertson, John Cusack, Alan Ruck
Roles Balaban
Rating59% 2.9995552.9995552.9995552.9995552.999555
When Jonathan Ogner (Andrew McCarthy) first shows up to prep school, he is laughed at for wearing his school uniform. He then goes up to his dorm and meets his new roommate (Rob Lowe), who introduces himself as Squire Franklin Burroughs IV but tells Jonathan to call him "Skip." Skip then takes off his trench coat and is shown to be wearing a red bra and girls' underwear. He explains to the shocked Jonathan that it isn't what it looks like and that it's a tradition for the seniors to parade around campus wearing only girls' underwear. When Jonathan doesn't have any, Skip gives him a set that he had in his dresser. Skip and Jonathan travel out of the dorm together until they get to the final door where Skip stays behind and locks the door. The other students begin to laugh and mock Jonathan for wearing girls' underwear. Mortified, Jonathan attempts to flee the scene. After discovering that Skip has locked all the doors, Jonathan climbs a trellis that leads into his dorm where he finds Skip lying on the floor laughing hysterically.
A Killer in the Family, 1h30
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz, Salome Jens, Lynn Carlin
Roles Randy Greenawalt
Rating66% 3.3409953.3409953.3409953.3409953.340995
Gary Tison (Robert Mitchum) is serving two consecutive life sentences for murder, while his three young adolescent sons try to move on with their life. The oldest, Donny (James Spader) is the only son making something of his life. He is a pre-law student and is in a loving relationship with his high school sweetheart Carol (Catherine Mary Stewart). His younger brothers Ray (Lance Kerwin) and Ricky (Eric Stoltz) spend their days doing nothing and decide - convinced that he is innocent - to break their father out of jail. Donny, morally challenged, threatens to give them up the police. Noticing their determination, he agrees to go along, convinced that they can never break Gary out without his help. The three young men drive up to prison and Donny and Ricky use their guns to keep everyone hostage, while Ray breaks out Gary and his cellmate Randy Greenawalt (Stuart Margolin).
S.O.B. (1981)
, 2h2
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Julie Andrews, William Holden, Robert Vaughn, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Shelley Winters
Roles Gary Murdock
Rating63% 3.196693.196693.196693.196693.19669
The story is a satire of the film industry and Hollywood society. The main character, Felix Farmer, is a phenomenally successful film producer who has just made the first major flop of his career, to the dismay of his movie studio, resulting in the loss of his own sanity. Felix attempts suicide four times: