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William Sadler is a Actor American born on 13 april 1950 at Buffalo (USA)

William Sadler

William Sadler
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Birth name William Thomas Sadler
Nationality USA
Birth 13 april 1950 (69 years) at Buffalo (USA)

William Thomas Sadler (born April 13, 1950) is an American film and television actor. His television and motion picture roles have included Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller in The Pacific, Luther Sloan in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sheriff Jim Valenti in Roswell, convict Heywood in The Shawshank Redemption, and the Grim Reaper in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, a role for which he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his role as the villainous Colonel Stuart opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2. He played the character of President of the United States, Matthew Ellis, in Iron Man 3 and in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and recurs as Steve McGarrett's murdered father in the latter-day 2000's remake of Hawaii Five-0.

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August Rush (2007)
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Filmography of William Sadler (63 films)

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The Highwaymen
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Actors Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann
Roles Henry Barrow
Rating69% 3.4983353.4983353.4983353.4983353.498335
Dans les années 1930, les Texas Rangers Frank Hamer et Maney Gault sortent de leur retraite pour traquer Bonnie et Clyde.
By Way of Helena, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, William Hurt, Woody Harrelson, Alice Braga, William Sadler
Roles Governor Ross
Rating57% 2.8972252.8972252.8972252.8972252.897225
In the Great Plains during 1880s, Texas Ranger David Kingston is sent to an Old West frontier town Helena to investigate a series of murders and disappearances of local people. In the town, a preacher Abraham Brant is keeping all the townsfolk in some kind of his fearful grip.
Freeheld
Freeheld (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Peter Sollett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about cancer, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Luke Grimes, Gabriel Luna
Roles Peter Santucci
Rating65% 3.2639953.2639953.2639953.2639953.263995
The film is based on the true story of Laurel Hester (Moore), a police officer in Ocean County, New Jersey. The story narrates the difficulties faced by a lesbian police detective and her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page). Following her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, Hester repeatedly appealed to the county's board of chosen freeholders in an attempt to ensure her pension benefits could be passed on to her domestic partner.
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Tom Selleck, William Devane, Gloria Reuben, Luke Perry, Leslie Hope, Al Sapienza
Roles Gino Fish
Rating72% 3.638923.638923.638923.638923.63892
Police Chief Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) accepts a position as an unpaid consultant with the Boston Police force, working for Lt. Sydney Greenstreet (Leslie Hope) who gives him case files on several murders. After reviewing the files, Stone takes special interest in one case that involves the fourth victim of a brutal serial killer who slashed and disemboweled his victims while they were still alive. The jailed killer, a man named Richard and known as the "Boston Ripper" (Luke Perry), admits to the first three murders with pride, but maintains he did not commit the fourth murder. After interviewing the killer, Stone concludes that he's a "sick son of a bitch", but does not believe he killed the fourth victim, Mavis Davies.
That Guy Dick Miller, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Dick Miller, Allan Arkush, Belinda Balaski, Roger Corman, Meiert Avis, Joe Dante
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.673393.673393.673393.673393.67339
The documentary surveys the life and acting career of Dick Miller, who has performed in over 170 roles in various films and television shows as a character actor. It features several interviews, as well as footage from many of Miller's performances.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Roles President Matthew Ellis
Rating71% 3.5970053.5970053.5970053.5970053.597005
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
Machete Kills, 1h47
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodríguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Sofía Vergara
Roles Sheriff Doakes
Rating55% 2.7993452.7993452.7993452.7993452.799345
The film starts with Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) and Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) attempting to capture weapon dealers who have been supplying the Mexican drug cartels. The military men are then all killed by the gangsters, who in turn are wiped out by another intervening party. Its leader murders Sartana while Machete is arrested by corrupt Sheriff Doakes (William Sadler) and Deputy Clebourne (Samuel Davis). Doakes unsuccessfully tries to hang Machete but the President of the US, Rathcock (Charlie Sheen), intervenes. Machete is brought to the White House, where the president offers him US citizenship if he eliminates Marcos Mendez (Demián Bichir), a psychopath who is threatening to fire a nuclear missile at Washington, D.C. if the American government does not intervene to stop the rampant drug cartels in Mexico and the corruption of its government.
The Riddle
The Riddle (2013)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Elisabeth Harnois, Val Kilmer, Diora Baird, Ryan Malgarini, William Sadler, Ben Bledsoe
Roles Western Man / Jack Abel
Rating42% 2.112.112.112.112.11
Holly Teller, une jeune étudiante, se rend à Riddle, petite ville de Pennsylvanie, à la recherche de son frère handicapé enlevé sous ses yeux, par un homme mystérieux originaire de Riddle. Lorsqu'elle semble tenir une piste la menant à enquêter sur un hôpital psychiatrique abandonné elle se rend compte que le shérif refuse de l'aider comme les autres habitants hostiles de la ville...
Greetings from Tim Buckley, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots, Frank Wood, Norbert Leo Butz, Ilana Levine, William Sadler
Roles Lee Underwood
Rating61% 3.050143.050143.050143.050143.05014
In 1991, a young Jeff Buckley rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff forms a friendship with an enigmatic young woman Allie, working at the show and begins to discover the powerful potential of his own musical voice. Greetings from Tim Buckley is filled with stirring musical performances and the memorable songs of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations.
Man on a Ledge, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about suicide, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Génesis Rodríguez, Ed Harris
Roles Valet
Rating65% 3.298433.298433.298433.298433.29843
In New York City, Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) checks in to the Roosevelt Hotel under the false name of Walker, goes to his hotel room on the 21st floor, and climbs on the ledge, apparently ready to commit suicide. The crowd below calls the police, with Dante Marcus (Titus Welliver) controlling the crowd, while Jack Dougherty (Edward Burns) tries to talk with Nick. However, Nick will only speak to negotiator Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks), who is on a leave of absence, after failing to save a suicidal policeman. Lydia arrives at the hotel room and manages to acquire Nick's fingerprints from a cigarette they share. Dougherty has them analyzed and discovers that Nick is an ex-policeman, arrested for stealing the $40 million Monarch diamond from businessman David Englander (Ed Harris). Nick was given a 25-year sentence but escaped from the Sing Sing Correctional Facility one month earlier, after being allowed to attend his father's funeral. Nick, however, maintains his innocence and accuses Englander of framing him for the theft of the diamond, as Englander lost his fortune and was too proud to sell the diamond.
Being Flynn, 1h42
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Julianne Moore, Eddie Rouse, Lili Taylor
Rating63% 3.1991753.1991753.1991753.1991753.199175
Nick Flynn (Dano) is an aspiring writer who works at a homeless shelter where his estranged father Jonathan (De Niro) is a client. Jonathan, an alcoholic ex-con and self-proclaimed "master storyteller", left Nick's mother Jody (Moore) years earlier to raise Nick on her own. She eventually committed suicide, for which Nick feels responsible. Jonathan gets into fights with the other clients, and Nick is tempted to throw him out. Nick and Jonathan get into an intense argument, during which Jonathan tells Nick that they are the same. The stress of seeing his father again drives Nick to drink heavily and abuse drugs, costing him his relationship with his girlfriend and coworker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby).
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 Gino Fish
Rating71% 3.5956753.5956753.5956753.5956753.595675
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 Gino Fish
Rating70% 3.543893.543893.543893.543893.54389
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.
Silent But Deadly, 1h20
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kim Poirier, Jason Mewes, William Sadler, Jordan Prentice, Patrick McKenna, Nicole Arbour
Roles John Capper
Rating40% 2.045052.045052.045052.045052.04505
A mute illiterate farmer's son who has an extreme fondness for goats turned serial killer in Louisiana who goes after anyone who hurts goats, is wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting film crew in the area by chance. A subplot entails a small crew following a sheriff investigating the murders.
The Pacific (TV miniseries), 9h
Directed by Carl Franklin, Timothy Van Patten, David Nutter, Tony To, Graham Yost, Jeremy Podeswa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors James Badge Dale, Jon Seda, Joseph Mazzello, Ashton Holmes, William Sadler, Jon Bernthal
Roles Lt. Col. Lewis "Chesty" Puller
Rating83% 4.1514654.1514654.1514654.1514654.151465
Suite à l'attaque de Pearl Harbor, le 7 décembre 1941, de jeunes américains pleins d'espoirs s'engagent dans l'armée pour défendre leur pays face à l'invasion japonaise. Ces soldats sont envoyés dans les îles du Pacifique où l'ennemi gagne du terrain. Ils n'ont aucune idée de l'enfer qui les attend. Les désillusions se mêlent vite à la peur, et la mort devient leur lot quotidien. Ce qu'ils vont vivre les changera à jamais. Suivez le parcours de trois marines américains - Robert Leckie, John Basilone et Eugene Sledge - au lendemain de l'attaque de Pearl Harbor jusqu'au retour à la maison des soldats après la capitulation japonaise.