Rip Torn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019) was an American actor and voice actor whose career spanned more than 60 years, better known as Rip Torn, was an American actor of stage, screen and television. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. Torn also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series, and two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, and was nominated for a Satellite Award in 1997 as well. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rip Torn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Payday (1973)

A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daryl Duke
CAST:  Rip Torn  •  Ahna Capri  •  Elayne Heilveil  •  Michael C. Gwynne

A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daryl Duke
CAST:  Rip Torn  •  Ahna Capri  •  Elayne Heilveil  •  Michael C. Gwynne

A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below Grand Central ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Kate Mulgrew  •  Rip Torn  •  James Naughton  •  Shawn von Schreiber

Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below Grand Central ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Kate Mulgrew  •  Rip Torn  •  James Naughton  •  Shawn von Schreiber

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

American Cowslip (2009)

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark David
CAST:  Ronnie Gene Blevins  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Val Kilmer  •  Peter Falk

Baby Doll (1956)

Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Carroll Baker  •  Eli Wallach  •  Mildred Dunnock

Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Carroll Baker  •  Eli Wallach  •  Mildred Dunnock

Bee Movie (2007)

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Beyond the Law (1993)

Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Ferguson
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Michael Madsen  •  Courtney B. Vance

Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Ferguson
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Michael Madsen  •  Courtney B. Vance

Canadian Bacon (1995)

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war with Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Moore
CAST:  John Candy  •  Alan Alda  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Kevin Pollak

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war with Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Moore
CAST:  John Candy  •  Alan Alda  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Kevin Pollak

City Heat (1984)

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Coma (1978)

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A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that looks after them. The young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Geneviève Bujold  •  Michael Douglas  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  Richard Widmark

Critic's Choice (1963)

Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on the Broadway ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Lucille Ball  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Rip Torn

Bob Hope is a New York theater critic and his wife (Lucille Ball in their final motion picture pairing) writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Hope must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage. Based on the Broadway ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Lucille Ball  •  Marilyn Maxwell  •  Rip Torn

Defending Your Life (1991)

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In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

Eulogy (2004)

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Clancy
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Glenne Headly

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Clancy
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Glenne Headly

Flashpoint (1984)

Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. Before they decide whether to keep the money or report it, they privately investigate the clues and unravel a decades old mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Tannen
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Treat Williams  •  Rip Torn  •  Kevin Conway

Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. Before they decide whether to keep the money or report it, they privately investigate the clues and unravel a decades old mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Tannen
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Treat Williams  •  Rip Torn  •  Kevin Conway

Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ira Sachs
CAST:  Dina Korzun  •  Rip Torn  •  Darren E. Burrows  •  Andrew Henderson

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ira Sachs
CAST:  Dina Korzun  •  Rip Torn  •  Darren E. Burrows  •  Andrew Henderson

Hercules (1997)

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Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Josh Keaton  •  Roger Bart  •  Danny DeVito

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Josh Keaton  •  Roger Bart  •  Danny DeVito

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

King of Kings (1961)

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Jeffrey Hunter  •  Siobhán McKenna  •  Hurd Hatfield  •  Viveca Lindfors

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Jeffrey Hunter  •  Siobhán McKenna  •  Hurd Hatfield  •  Viveca Lindfors

Marie Antoinette (2006)

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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Judy Davis  •  Rip Torn

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sofia Coppola
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Judy Davis  •  Rip Torn
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