Robert Sean Leonard

​Robert Sean Leonard (born February 28, 1969) is an award-winning American actor. He has regularly starred in Broadway and off-Broadway productions, but is most known for his roles on House and in Dead Poets Society.

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Gale Hansen

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Gale Hansen

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

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Saundra McClain  •  Margaret Welsh

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Saundra McClain  •  Margaret Welsh

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a tough task indeed, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Sean Leonard

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a tough task indeed, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Sean Leonard

The Age of Innocence (1993)

Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Winona Ryder  •  Alexis Smith

Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Winona Ryder  •  Alexis Smith

The I Inside (2004)

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Sarah Polley  •  Piper Perabo  •  Stephen Rea

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Sarah Polley  •  Piper Perabo  •  Stephen Rea

The Last Days of Disco (1998)

Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whit Stillman
CAST:  Chloë Sevigny  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Chris Eigeman  •  Mackenzie Astin

Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whit Stillman
CAST:  Chloë Sevigny  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Chris Eigeman  •  Mackenzie Astin

The Boys Next Door (1996)

Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home. They consist of: Norman, who works at a donut shop and has a thing for keys; Barry, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Jeter

Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home. They consist of: Norman, who works at a donut shop and has a thing for keys; Barry, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Jeter

Tape (2001)

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard

Swing Kids (1993)

The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Christian Bale  •  Frank Whaley  •  Barbara Hershey

The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Christian Bale  •  Frank Whaley  •  Barbara Hershey

Driven (2001)

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Til Schweiger  •  Estella Warren

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Til Schweiger  •  Estella Warren

A Painted House (2003)

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Arija Bareikis  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Melinda Dillon

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Arija Bareikis  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Melinda Dillon

Standoff (1998)

The FBI and Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a heavily armed sect of religious fanatics. But the operation goes horribly wrong and a couple of agents seek protection at an abandoned farm. But they are not the only ones there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Chapman
CAST:  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Tricia Vessey

The FBI and Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a heavily armed sect of religious fanatics. But the operation goes horribly wrong and a couple of agents seek protection at an abandoned farm. But they are not the only ones there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Chapman
CAST:  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Tricia Vessey

Bluffing It (1987)

A functionally illiterate factory foreman (Dennis Weaver) loses his job after refusing a promotion that requires reading.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Steven Sadwith
CAST:  Dennis Weaver  •  Janet Carroll  •  Michele Little  •  Robert Sean Leonard

A functionally illiterate factory foreman (Dennis Weaver) loses his job after refusing a promotion that requires reading.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Steven Sadwith
CAST:  Dennis Weaver  •  Janet Carroll  •  Michele Little  •  Robert Sean Leonard

Chelsea Walls (2002)

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ethan Hawke
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Guillermo Díaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Kris Kristofferson

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ethan Hawke
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Guillermo Díaz  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Kris Kristofferson

Ground Control (1998)

An air-traffic controller quits after a plane crash but, years later, goes to help an airport that is in the path of a terrible storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Howard
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Kelly McGillis

An air-traffic controller quits after a plane crash but, years later, goes to help an airport that is in the path of a terrible storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Howard
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Kelly McGillis

A Glimpse of Hell (2001)

A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Salomon
CAST:  James Caan  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Daniel Roebuck  •  Jamie Harrold

A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Salomon
CAST:  James Caan  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Daniel Roebuck  •  Jamie Harrold

Married to It (1993)

Tale of three different couples (Yuppies, Hippies, and Society Folk) who find some common ground and become friends after being assigned to the same school project. Their lives are turned upside down by divorce, indictment, and sex but their friendship remains strong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Stockard Channing  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Mary Stuart Masterson

Tale of three different couples (Yuppies, Hippies, and Society Folk) who find some common ground and become friends after being assigned to the same school project. Their lives are turned upside down by divorce, indictment, and sex but their friendship remains strong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Stockard Channing  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Mary Stuart Masterson

Safe Passage (1994)

A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Allan Ackerman
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Nick Stahl  •  Sam Shepard  •  Marcia Gay Harden

A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Allan Ackerman
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Nick Stahl  •  Sam Shepard  •  Marcia Gay Harden

Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996)

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Metcalfe
CAST:  James Woods  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Cara Buono  •  Ellen Greene

Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Metcalfe
CAST:  James Woods  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Cara Buono  •  Ellen Greene
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