Richard Masur

An American actor who has appeared in more than 80 movies during his career. From 1995-1999, he served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Masur sits on the Corporate Board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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The Thing (1982)

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Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Wilford Brimley  •  T. K. Carter  •  David Clennon

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Wilford Brimley  •  T. K. Carter  •  David Clennon

61* (2001)

In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Thomas Jane  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Richard Masur

In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Thomas Jane  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Richard Masur

Encino Man (1992)

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Pauly Shore  •  Megan Ward

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Pauly Shore  •  Megan Ward

Fire Down Below (1997)

When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, EPA undercover agent Jack Taggart is sent in—posing as a handyman working with a Christian relief agency—to determine what happened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Félix Enríquez Alcalá
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Marg Helgenberger  •  Stephen Lang  •  Brad Hunt

When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, EPA undercover agent Jack Taggart is sent in—posing as a handyman working with a Christian relief agency—to determine what happened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Félix Enríquez Alcalá
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Marg Helgenberger  •  Stephen Lang  •  Brad Hunt

Heartburn (1986)

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Christopher Walken  •  John Hurt  •  Isabelle Huppert

Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Christopher Walken  •  John Hurt  •  Isabelle Huppert

License to Drive (1988)

Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Beeman
CAST:  Corey Haim  •  Corey Feldman  •  Carol Kane  •  Heather Graham

Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Beeman
CAST:  Corey Haim  •  Corey Feldman  •  Carol Kane  •  Heather Graham

Multiplicity (1996)

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Harris Yulin  •  Eugene Levy

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Harris Yulin  •  Eugene Levy

Nightmares (1983)

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cristina Raines  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Richard Masur

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cristina Raines  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Richard Masur

Palindromes (2004)

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Solondz
CAST:  Matthew Faber  •  Angela Pietropinto  •  Bill Buell  •  Emani Sledge

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Solondz
CAST:  Matthew Faber  •  Angela Pietropinto  •  Bill Buell  •  Emani Sledge

Risky Business (1983)

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Brickman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Richard Masur

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Brickman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Richard Masur

The Man Without a Face (1993)

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Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town after his face is disfigured from an automobile accident ten years earlier, in which a boy was incinerated—and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Also suspected of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Nick Stahl  •  Margaret Whitton  •  Fay Masterson

Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town after his face is disfigured from an automobile accident ten years earlier, in which a boy was incinerated—and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Also suspected of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Nick Stahl  •  Margaret Whitton  •  Fay Masterson

The Mean Season (1985)

A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Borsos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Richard Jordan  •  Andy García

A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Borsos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Richard Jordan  •  Andy García

The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998)

An in-depth look at the making of this cult classic  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Matessino
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Kurt Russell  •  Rob Bottin  •  Bill Lancaster

An in-depth look at the making of this cult classic  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Matessino
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Kurt Russell  •  Rob Bottin  •  Bill Lancaster

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With only his smarts and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Peter Coyote  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Tracey Walter

Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With only his smarts and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Peter Coyote  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Tracey Walter

Under Fire (1983)

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Ed Harris  •  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Ed Harris  •  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy

Walker (1987)

William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Richard Masur  •  Rene Assa  •  René Auberjonois

William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Richard Masur  •  Rene Assa  •  René Auberjonois

Semi-Tough (1977)

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

My Girl (1991)

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Anna Chlumsky  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Anna Chlumsky  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

My Girl 2 (1994)

Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Anna Chlumsky  •  Austin O'Brien

Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do and essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realises she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Anna Chlumsky  •  Austin O'Brien
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