Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American actor. He made his film debut in 1984 in Reckless. His films include Desperately Seeking Susan, The Mission, Stakeout, Benny and Joon, Legends of the Fall, Frankenstein, and Michael Collins. Quinn was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic and raised in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, as well as in Dublin and Birr, County Offaly, in Ireland. His mother, Teresa, was a homemaker, and also worked as a bookkeeper and in the travel business, and his father, Michael Quinn, was a professor of literature. He has three brothers and a sister. His older brother, Declan Quinn, is a noted cinematographer while his younger sister Marian is an actress, director and writer. Though a roofer by trade, Quinn got his start in the Chicago theater at age 19. He trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop. Quinn is married to the actress Elizabeth Bracco, sister of actress Lorraine Bracco. They have two daughters: Ava (b. 1989) and Mia (b. 1998), who appeared as a ghost in the supernatural love story film The Eclipse. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aidan Quinn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Evelyn (2002)

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Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children—Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice—make it clear to the authorities this is an untenable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Vavasseur  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianna Margulies

Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children—Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice—make it clear to the authorities this is an untenable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Vavasseur  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianna Margulies

Avalon (1990)

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Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Benny & Joon (1993)

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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianne Moore

A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianne Moore

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Liam Neeson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Aidan Quinn

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Liam Neeson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Aidan Quinn

Practical Magic (1998)

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Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Stolen Summer (2002)

Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Jones
CAST:  Aidan Quinn  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Eddie Kaye Thomas

Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Jones
CAST:  Aidan Quinn  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Eddie Kaye Thomas

The Exonerated (2006)

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Danny Glover  •  Brian Dennehy

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Danny Glover  •  Brian Dennehy

The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Duvall  •  Aidan Quinn

In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Duvall  •  Aidan Quinn

The Mission (1986)

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When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

Legends of the Fall (1994)

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An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julia Ormond

Music of the Heart (1999)

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Stakeout (1987)

Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn

Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Héctor Babenco
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  John Lithgow  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Aidan Quinn

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Héctor Babenco
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  John Lithgow  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Aidan Quinn

Blink (1994)

Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn  •  James Remar  •  Peter Friedman

Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night she is awakened by a commotion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Madeleine Stowe  •  Aidan Quinn  •  James Remar  •  Peter Friedman

An Early Frost (1985)

Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and family. He, and the people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Bill Paxton

Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and family. He, and the people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Bill Paxton

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Tom Hulce  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Tom Hulce  •  Helena Bonham Carter

Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)

William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a school for wayward boys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aisling Walsh
CAST:  Aidan Quinn  •  Iain Glen  •  Marc Warren  •  Dudley Sutton

William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a school for wayward boys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aisling Walsh
CAST:  Aidan Quinn  •  Iain Glen  •  Marc Warren  •  Dudley Sutton

Looking for Richard (1996)

Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Pacino
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Winona Ryder  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Alec Baldwin

Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Pacino
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Winona Ryder  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Alec Baldwin

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado
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