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Wallace Shawn is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 12 november 1943 at New York City (USA)

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn
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Birth name Wallace Michael Shawn
Nationality USA
Birth 12 november 1943 (76 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship

Wallace Michael "Wally" Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, singer, dancer, playwright, and essayist, best known for appearing in film roles, such as Wally Shawn in the Louis Malle-directed comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), Vizzini in The Princess Bride (1987), Ezra in The Haunted Mansion, providing the voice of Rex in the Toy Story franchise, providing the voice of Gilbert Huph in The Incredibles (2004), and providing the voice of Calico in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010). He also starred in a variety of television series, including Gossip Girl and recurring appearances as Grand Nagus Zek in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99).

His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekov's play Uncle Vanya. His latest film from June 2014 was A Master Builder based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Biography

Shawn is the son of William Shawn, the long-time editor of The New Yorker, and journalist Cecille Shawn (née Lyon). His brother, Allen, is a composer.

In June 2013, Shawn and numerous other celebrities appeared in a video showing support for Chelsea Manning.

He has appeared on MSNBC referring to himself as a Socialist and praising Socialism in an essay.

Wallace Shawn is of Jewish descent, though he identifies as an atheist.

Shawn currently resides in New York City, New York, his hometown.

Best films

Toy Story 4 (2019)
(Actor)
Toy Story (1995)
(Actor)
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
(Actor)
She's Out of Control (1989)
(Actor)
Mia and the Migoo (2008)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(10 films)
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(5 films)
Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(5 films)
Andre Gregory
Andre Gregory
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Wallace Shawn (104 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Toy Story 4, 1h40
Directed by Josh Cooley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Roles Rex (voice)
Rating77% 3.8971053.8971053.8971053.8971053.897105
Woody, Buzz et les anciens jouets d'Andy sont désormais la propriété de Bonnie, une petite fille qui s'apprête à passer son premier jour en école maternelle. Woody n'est plus parmi les jouets préférés mais continue de s'assurer du bonheur de sa maitresse. Il se glisse ainsi dans le sac à dos de la fillette et la voit, lors de son premier jour, se fabriquer un jouet à partir d'une fourchette en plastique. Le jouet s'anime, prend le nom de Fourchette, mais a pleinement conscience d'être fait à partir de déchets. Woody passe donc le plus clair de son temps à sortir Fourchette des poubelles où il veut se jeter.
Marriage Story, 2h16
Directed by Uwe Boll, Noah Baumbach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty
Roles Frank
Rating79% 3.9990853.9990853.9990853.9990853.999085
Charlie Barber est metteur en scène de théâtre à New York. Sa femme, Nicole, est une ancienne actrice de films pour adolescents qui travaille aujourd'hui avec son mari. Mais le couple va mal et ils décident de divorcer. Tout se passe relativement bien jusqu'au jour où Nicole reçoit une proposition professionnelle à l'autre bout du pays et qu'elle décide d'y emmener leur fils, Henry.
Animal Crackers
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn
Roles Mr. Woodley (voice)
Rating54% 2.7158852.7158852.7158852.7158852.715885
Animal Crackers follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears. They must save the circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington (McKellen).
Animal Crackers, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn
Roles Mr. Woodley (voice)
Rating54% 2.7158852.7158852.7158852.7158852.715885
Une famille hérite d'un cirque délabré et d'une mystérieuse boîte d'Animal Crackers qui changent par magie les personnes qui les mangent en l'animal qu'ils ont mangé (des singes, des girafes, des lions, des tigres, des ours, etc.). Lorsque leur oncle Horatio P. Huntington a pour complot de s’emparer du cirque à n’importe quel prix, c’est au tour de la famille Huntington de l’arrêter et de sauver le cirque d’entre ses mains.
Book Club
Book Club (2018)
, 1h37
Directed by Bill Holderman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy García, Craig T. Nelson
Roles Dr. Derek
Rating61% 3.0500553.0500553.0500553.0500553.050055
Quatre femmes mûres, amies de longue date, se retrouvent fréquemment dans leur club de lecture. Un jour, leur quotidien est bouleversé par la lecture du roman érotique Cinquante nuances de Grey...
The Only Living Boy in New York, 1h28
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons
Roles David
Rating62% 3.14923.14923.14923.14923.1492
Fraîchement diplômé, Thomas Webb est un étudiant issu d'une riche famille d'éditeurs new-yorkais et rêve de devenir écrivain. Un jour, il découvre que son père entretien une liaison avec une autre femme, qu'il trouve magnifique. Voulant protéger sa mère de nature fragile, il décide de ne rien lui dire. Obsédé par l'aventure extra-conjugale de son père avec cette femme, nommée Johanna et dont la beauté l'éblouit, il décide de faire sa connaissance. Johanna et le jeune homme débutent alors à leur tour une liaison ensemble. Cette rencontre permet à Thomas de passer à l'âge adulte.
Maggie's Plan, 1h38
Directed by Rebecca Miller, Lady Day-Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Wallace Shawn
Roles Kliegler
Rating61% 3.0969053.0969053.0969053.0969053.096905
Maggie, éternelle célibataire, a bien l’intention de faire un bébé toute seule, mais rencontre John, professeur d'anthropologie et écrivain en devenir, dont elle tombe immédiatement amoureuse.
The Double
The Double (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Richard Ellef Ayoade
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Rade Šerbedžija, Yasmin Paige
Roles Mr. Papadopoulos
Rating64% 3.249943.249943.249943.249943.24994
Downtrodden Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) has worked at his office for seven years, but he is ignored by his boss and colleagues. From his apartment he spies on a beautiful co-worker he admires, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), who lives in the apartment opposite. He sees her throwing away art and secretly retrieves and admires it.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 22minutes
Directed by Steve Purcell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Jeu, Christmas films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Jean-Philippe Puymartin, Wallace Shawn
Roles Rex (voice)
Rating71% 3.590373.590373.590373.590373.59037
Taking place after a Christmas season, the toys find themselves lost in an uncharted territory when a set of the coolest action figures turns out to be dangerously delusional. It is up to Trixie to help the toys to return to Bonnie's room.
Don Peyote
Don Peyote (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Dan Fogler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway, Annabella Sciorra, Wallace Shawn
Roles Psychotherapist
Rating35% 1.775211.775211.775211.775211.77521
Warren, an unemployed pot-smoker, is engaged to be married to Karen. As Warren becomes more obsessed with conspiracy theories, he is driven to find the truth and meets a large number of people, each of whom have their own views. Warren films a documentary based on his experiences and his search for answers.
Admission
Admission (2013)
, 1h48
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Sonya Walger
Roles Clearence
Rating56% 2.848882.848882.848882.848882.84888
Straight-laced Princeton University Admissions Officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by a former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). With vast experience in the coaching, consoling, and criticism involving Princeton's admission, she pays a visit to the Quest School, where John teaches while raising an adopted son. After exposing Portia to outspoken Quest students' impressions of college, he takes her to meet the rather unconventional Jeremiah Balakian, a child prodigy.
A Master Builder, 2h10
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Julie Hagerty, Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Larry Pine
Roles Halvard Solness
Rating59% 2.956592.956592.956592.956592.95659
Halvard Solness (Shawn) is an aging architect of a small town in Norway who has managed to attain some distinction and local reputation, and long married to Aline (Hagerty). One day while having a visit from his friend Doctor Herdal (Pine), Solness is visited by Hilde Wangel (Joyce), a young woman of twenty-four from another town whom the doctor promptly recognizes from a recent trip.
Toy Story of Terror!, 21minutes
Directed by Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Michael Keaton
Roles Rex (Voice)
Rating74% 3.7435253.7435253.7435253.7435253.743525
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants, Mr. Potato Head, and Trixie sit in the trunk of Bonnie's mother's car during a road trip, using a portable DVD player to watch a horror film. When the car gets a flat tire, Jessie is knocked into a tool box. The others manage to free her, but Jessie is traumatized as the experience reminds her of the many years she spent abandoned in a box. Mrs. Anderson parks the car at the Sleep Well Motel, where they must spend the night as a tow truck cannot be sent out until the next morning.
Vamps
Vamps (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Stevens, Wallace Shawn, Richard Lewis
Roles Dr. Van Helsing
Rating51% 2.550392.550392.550392.550392.55039
Stacy (Krysten Ritter) and Goody (Alicia Silverstone), are two socialite vampires living the good life in New York City. Goody was turned in 1841 by the vampire queen Ciccerus (Sigourney Weaver). She struggled with her life as a vampire until Stacy was turned by Ciccerus sometime during the early 1990s. Goody was able to teach Stacy how to use her new abilities, like sustaining themselves on rat blood, but keeps her actual age a secret because she is afraid of being viewed as old.