John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch (born August 1, 1963) is an American actor, known for his role as Drew Carey's cross-dressing brother on The Drew Carey Show, and for his role as Norm, the unassuming husband of Margie Gunderson (Frances McDormand) in Fargo. In the fall of 2003, he starred in the CBS show The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, with Randy Quaid, Chris Penn, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth McGovern, and Ann Cusack. The show was cancelled after only a few episodes. He also had a recurring role in the HBO show Carnivàle, playing escaped convict Varlyn Stroud. Lynch appeared as a district attorney in the CBS series Close to Home and as NASA official Bob Gilruth in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. Lynch appeared in the 2003 thriller Gothika and the 2007 biopic Zodiac.

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Zodiac (2007)

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The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

Anywhere but Here (1999)

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Eileen Ryan

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Eileen Ryan

Beautiful Girls (1996)

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

Bubble Boy (2001)

Jimmy is a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy – bubble suit and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Hayes
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Marley Shelton  •  Danny Trejo

Jimmy is a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy – bubble suit and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Hayes
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Marley Shelton  •  Danny Trejo

Catch That Kid (2004)

Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that can save him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Max Thieriot  •  Jennifer Beals

Athletic 12-year-old Maddy (Kristen Stewart) shares an enthusiasm for mountain climbing with her father, Tom (Sam Robards). Unfortunately, Tom suffers a spinal injury while scaling Mount Everest, and his family is unable to afford the surgery that can save him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Max Thieriot  •  Jennifer Beals

Confidence (2003)

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark, he was an accountant for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Dustin Hoffman

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark, he was an accountant for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Dustin Hoffman

Face/Off (1997)

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Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Joan Allen  •  Dominique Swain

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Joan Allen  •  Dominique Swain

Fargo (1996)

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Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Frances McDormand  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Stormare

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Frances McDormand  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Stormare

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

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Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie  •  T.J. Cross

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie  •  T.J. Cross

Gothika (2003)

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Penélope Cruz

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Penélope Cruz

Live from Baghdad (2002)

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A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Amy Ryan  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Amy Ryan  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

Pushing Tin (1999)

Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Angelina Jolie

Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Angelina Jolie

The Fan (1996)

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Leguizamo

When the San Francisco Giants pay center-fielder, Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan, Gil Renard. When Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Leguizamo

The Good Girl (2002)

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Deborah Rush  •  Mike White  •  John Carroll Lynch

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Deborah Rush  •  Mike White  •  John Carroll Lynch

The Minus Man (1999)

When the quiet and amiable Vann Siegert drifts into town, no one suspects the evil that lies beneath the surface. Despite his easy charm, Vann is merely a reflection of what those he encounters want him to be. As locals start to disappear, it becomes apparent that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hampton Fancher
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Brian Cox  •  Sheryl Crow  •  Dwight Yoakam

When the quiet and amiable Vann Siegert drifts into town, no one suspects the evil that lies beneath the surface. Despite his easy charm, Vann is merely a reflection of what those he encounters want him to be. As locals start to disappear, it becomes apparent that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hampton Fancher
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Brian Cox  •  Sheryl Crow  •  Dwight Yoakam

Volcano (1997)

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Anne Heche  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Don Cheadle

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Anne Heche  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Don Cheadle

Waking the Dead (2000)

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Paul Hipp  •  Hal Holbrook

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Paul Hipp  •  Hal Holbrook

Feeling Minnesota (1996)

Sam Clayton's marriage to ex-stripper Freddie comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red, a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Baigelman
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Delroy Lindo

Sam Clayton's marriage to ex-stripper Freddie comes about when she's strong-armed into the match by Red, a club proprietor who once did her a favor. But Freddie falls in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother, and the pair tries to escape the situation together. It isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Baigelman
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Delroy Lindo

Mercury Rising (1998)

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Miko Hughes  •  Chi McBride

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Miko Hughes  •  Chi McBride
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