Richard Jenkins

Richard Dale Jenkins (born May 4, 1947) is an American actor. Jenkins began his acting career in theater at the Trinity Repertory Company and later made his film debut in 1974. He has worked steadily in film and television since the 1980s, mostly in supporting roles. His first major role did not come until the early 2000s, when he portrayed the deceased patriarch Nathaniel Fisher on the HBO funeral drama series Six Feet Under (2001–2005). He is also known for his roles in the films Burn After Reading (2008), Step Brothers (2008), Let Me In (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Jenkins was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the drama film The Visitor (2007). He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the limited drama series Olive Kitteridge (2014). For his performance in the fantasy drama film The Shape of Water (2017), Jenkins received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Absolute Power (1997)

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

Challenger (1990)

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

Changing Lanes (2002)

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Piper Perabo  •  Tom Welling

The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Piper Perabo  •  Tom Welling

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and even enjoy it -- ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Téa Leoni  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Richard Jenkins

After Dick Harper loses his job at Globodyne in an Enron-esque collapse, he and his wife, Jane, turn to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face. Two intelligent people, Dick and Jane actually get pretty good at robbing people and even enjoy it -- ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Téa Leoni  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Richard Jenkins

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Jude Law

It Could Happen to You (1994)

UpliftingRomanticCharmingCute

Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

Little Nikita (1988)

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, including "sleepers," agents ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  River Phoenix  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Caroline Kava

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, including "sleepers," agents ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  River Phoenix  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Caroline Kava

The Manhattan Project (1986)

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Christopher Collet  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Jill Eikenberry

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Christopher Collet  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Jill Eikenberry

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Robert Forster

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Robert Forster

North Country (2005)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalThought provoking

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Elle Peterson  •  Thomas Curtis  •  Frances McDormand

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Elle Peterson  •  Thomas Curtis  •  Frances McDormand

One Night at McCool's (2001)

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Liv Tyler  •  Mary Jo Smith  •  Michael Douglas

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Liv Tyler  •  Mary Jo Smith  •  Michael Douglas

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Say It Isn't So (2001)

Boy meets girl; boy falls in love (and had wild, non-stop sex) with girl; boy loses girl... when they discover they are brother and sister! But when he learns that he's the victim of the ultimate case of mistaken identity, the lovesick young man -- whom everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.B. Rogers
CAST:  Chris Klein  •  Heather Graham  •  Orlando Jones  •  Sally Field

Boy meets girl; boy falls in love (and had wild, non-stop sex) with girl; boy loses girl... when they discover they are brother and sister! But when he learns that he's the victim of the ultimate case of mistaken identity, the lovesick young man -- whom everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.B. Rogers
CAST:  Chris Klein  •  Heather Graham  •  Orlando Jones  •  Sally Field

Sea of Love (1989)

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Goodman  •  Michael Rooker

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Goodman  •  Michael Rooker

Shall We Dance? (2004)

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Lisa Ann Walter

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Chelsom
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Lisa Ann Walter

Silverado (1985)

SmartOriginalBrainyAction-packed

Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Scott Glenn  •  Kevin Costner  •  Danny Glover

Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Scott Glenn  •  Kevin Costner  •  Danny Glover

The Core (2003)

Fast pacedEnjoyableFuturistic

Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Hilary Swank  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Stanley Tucci

Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Hilary Swank  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Stanley Tucci
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