Tom McCarthy

Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born 1966) is an American actor, writer, and film director who has appeared in several movies, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck, and television shows such as The Wire, Boston Public, Law & Order, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe. McCarthy has received critical acclaim for his writing/direction work for the independent films The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win. He currently resides in Manhattan. He is the silent partner in a chain of successful Papaya Dogs throughout the greater metropolitan area. Description above from the Wikipedia article Thomas McCarthy (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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All the King's Men (2006)

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Clooney
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  David Strathairn  •  Alex Borstein  •  Rose Abdoo

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Clooney
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  David Strathairn  •  Alex Borstein  •  Rose Abdoo

Meet the Parents (2000)

Goofy

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

The Great New Wonderful (2005)

The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jim Gaffigan  •  Judy Greer  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jim Gaffigan  •  Judy Greer  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Lovely Bones (2009)

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After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Saoirse Ronan

The Station Agent (2003)

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When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Michelle Williams

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Michelle Williams

Mary & Tim (1996)

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

The Cobbler (2014)

Fun

Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Dan Stevens  •  Dustin Hoffman

Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Dan Stevens  •  Dustin Hoffman

In My Sister's Shadow (1997)

Joan Connor is a lonely florist who falls for her little sister's ex, even though he is stalking the younger woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandor Stern
CAST:  Janet Leigh  •  Nancy McKeon  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Alexandra Wilson

Joan Connor is a lonely florist who falls for her little sister's ex, even though he is stalking the younger woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandor Stern
CAST:  Janet Leigh  •  Nancy McKeon  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Alexandra Wilson

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace—centered around two working-class New York City couples.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Seymour Hoffman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Lola Glaudini  •  Amy Ryan  •  John Ortiz

A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace—centered around two working-class New York City couples.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Seymour Hoffman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Lola Glaudini  •  Amy Ryan  •  John Ortiz

Win Win (2011)

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When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Amy Ryan  •  Jeffrey Tambor

When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Amy Ryan  •  Jeffrey Tambor

Fair Game (2010)

Wife and mother Valerie Plame has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson, writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Sean Penn  •  Ty Burrell  •  Brooke Smith

Wife and mother Valerie Plame has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson, writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Sean Penn  •  Ty Burrell  •  Brooke Smith

2012 (2009)

Disturbing

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Amanda Peet  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Thandie Newton

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Amanda Peet  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Thandie Newton

The Visitor (2007)

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A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Richard Jenkins  •  Haaz Sleiman  •  Danai Gurira  •  Hiam Abbass

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Richard Jenkins  •  Haaz Sleiman  •  Danai Gurira  •  Hiam Abbass

Duplicity (2009)

Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Julia Roberts  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Tom Wilkinson

Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Julia Roberts  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Tom Wilkinson

Mammoth (2009)

While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lukas Moodysson
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Michelle Williams  •  Marife Necesito  •  Sophie Nyweide

While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lukas Moodysson
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Michelle Williams  •  Marife Necesito  •  Sophie Nyweide

The Situation (2007)

The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi mayor Sheikh Tahsin (Saïd ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Haas
CAST:  Connie Nielsen  •  Damian Lewis  •  Mido Hamada  •  Driss Roukhe

The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi mayor Sheikh Tahsin (Saïd ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Haas
CAST:  Connie Nielsen  •  Damian Lewis  •  Mido Hamada  •  Driss Roukhe

Beautiful Ohio (2006)

An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chad Lowe
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Rita Wilson  •  Brett Davern  •  David Call

An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chad Lowe
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Rita Wilson  •  Brett Davern  •  David Call

Michael Clayton (2007)

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A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Sydney Pollack

A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Gilroy
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Sydney Pollack

The Last Shot (2004)

A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nathanson
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Toni Collette  •  Calista Flockhart

A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nathanson
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Toni Collette  •  Calista Flockhart
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