Steve Zahn

Steven James Zahn (born November 13, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. His films include Reality Bites (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996), Out of Sight (1998), Happy, Texas (1999), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Shattered Glass (2003), Sahara (2005), Rescue Dawn (2007), the first three Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies, Dallas Buyers Club (2013), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Zahn has done voice acting in Chicken Little (2005), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and The Good Dinosaur (2015). He has also worked regularly in television, including the recurring role of Davis McAlary on HBO's Treme (2010 to 2013). Description above from the Wikipedia article Steve Zahn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Jared Leto  •  Denis O'Hare

Bandidas (2006)

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Chicken Little (2005)

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Garry Marshall  •  Don Knotts  •  Patrick Stewart

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Garry Marshall  •  Don Knotts  •  Patrick Stewart

Crimson Tide (1995)

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On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Steve Zahn  •  Regina King

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs, which inspires them to open their own day-care center.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Steve Zahn  •  Regina King

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Kyla Pratt

A group of beavers ask Dr. Dolittle to save their habitat from loggers. The only hope is to get the forest preserved because it's the home of a protected bear, but there's a problem: the bear's the only bear in the forest, so she can't reproduce. Undaunted, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Kyla Pratt

Employee of the Month (2004)

"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, but the opposite occurs when bank ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitch Rouse
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Steve Zahn  •  Christina Applegate  •  Andrea Bendewald

"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, but the opposite occurs when bank ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitch Rouse
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Steve Zahn  •  Christina Applegate  •  Andrea Bendewald

Forces of Nature (1999)

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Affleck  •  Maura Tierney  •  Steve Zahn

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ben Affleck  •  Maura Tierney  •  Steve Zahn

Freak Talks About Sex (1999)

Dave Keenan left Syracuse for a new life in Arizona. When that didn't work out, he moved back to upstate New York. He works a dead-end job at a department store in a mall, his car has broken down (and the mechanic is taking forever to fix it) and his ex-girlfriend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Todisco
CAST:  Steve Zahn  •  Josh Hamilton  •  Ted Raimi  •  Kim Cristo

Dave Keenan left Syracuse for a new life in Arizona. When that didn't work out, he moved back to upstate New York. He works a dead-end job at a department store in a mall, his car has broken down (and the mechanic is taking forever to fix it) and his ex-girlfriend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Todisco
CAST:  Steve Zahn  •  Josh Hamilton  •  Ted Raimi  •  Kim Cristo

Hamlet (2000)

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Joy Ride (2001)

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Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Walker  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Jessica Bowman

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Walker  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Jessica Bowman

National Security (2003)

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Steve Zahn  •  Colm Feore  •  Bill Duke

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Steve Zahn  •  Colm Feore  •  Bill Duke

Out of Sight (1998)

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Jim Robinson

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Jim Robinson

Race the Sun (1996)

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles T. Kanganis
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Casey Affleck  •  Jim Belushi  •  Eliza Dushku

A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles T. Kanganis
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Casey Affleck  •  Jim Belushi  •  Eliza Dushku

Rain Without Thunder (1993)

This evocative faux documentary imagines a dystopian near future in which the government monitors every woman's sexual activity. At its center is Allison Golding (Ali Thomas), serving a life sentence for having an abortion. As politicians, journalists and other key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary O. Bennett
CAST:  Ali Thomas  •  Betty Buckley  •  Iona Morris  •  Jeff Daniels

This evocative faux documentary imagines a dystopian near future in which the government monitors every woman's sexual activity. At its center is Allison Golding (Ali Thomas), serving a life sentence for having an abortion. As politicians, journalists and other key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary O. Bennett
CAST:  Ali Thomas  •  Betty Buckley  •  Iona Morris  •  Jeff Daniels

Reality Bites (1994)

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A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

Rescue Dawn (2006)

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Werner Herzog
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Steve Zahn  •  Marshall Bell  •  Toby Huss

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Werner Herzog
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Steve Zahn  •  Marshall Bell  •  Toby Huss

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Steve Zahn  •  Adam Garcia  •  Brittany Murphy

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Steve Zahn  •  Adam Garcia  •  Brittany Murphy

Safe Men (1998)

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Sahara (2005)

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breck Eisner
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Steve Zahn  •  William H. Macy

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breck Eisner
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Steve Zahn  •  William H. Macy
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