Matt Craven

Matt Craven (born November 10, 1956) is a Canadian actor. Craven was born Matthew John Crnkovich in Port Colborne, Ontario, the son of Joanne Leslie, a hairdresser, and Nick Crnkovich. He has an older sister, Deborah. Craven is married to Sally Craven née Sutton and has two children, Nicholas and Josephine. Craven's film credits include Meatballs, Happy Birthday to Me, Tin Men, Blue Steel, Jacob's Ladder, K2, A Few Good Men, Indian Summer, Crimson Tide, The Juror, Paulie, Dragonfly, The Life of David Gale, Timeline, The Clearing, Assault on Precinct 13, Déjà Vu and Disturbia. His television credits include American Gothic, L.A. Doctors, ER, Boomtown, The Lyon's Den, Without a Trace and Raines. Description above from the Wikipedia article Matt Craven, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Final Cut (1995)

A former bomb squad leader comes out of retirement to investigate a series of bombings plaguing Seattle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Christian
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Kelly Benson  •  Anne Ramsay

A former bomb squad leader comes out of retirement to investigate a series of bombings plaguing Seattle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Christian
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Kelly Benson  •  Anne Ramsay

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Danny Aiello  •  Matt Craven

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Danny Aiello  •  Matt Craven

A Few Good Men (1992)

ThrillingEpicThought provokingIntense

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

Chattahoochee (1989)

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

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

Déjà Vu (2006)

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Disturbia (2007)

ScaryMind blowingAction-packedThrilling

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Dragonfly (2002)

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Joe Morton  •  Ron Rifkin  •  Susanna Thompson

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Joe Morton  •  Ron Rifkin  •  Susanna Thompson

Meatballs (1979)

Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As Tripper inspires his young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Harvey Atkin  •  Kate Lynch  •  Russ Banham

Tripper is the head counselor at a budget summer camp called Camp Northstar. In truth, he's young at heart and only marginally more mature than the campers themselves. Tripper befriends Rudy, a loner camper who has trouble fitting in. As Tripper inspires his young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Harvey Atkin  •  Kate Lynch  •  Russ Banham

Never Too Late (1996)

Four old friends reunite to investigate the death of a good friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giles Walker
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jean Lapointe  •  Jan Rubeš  •  Cloris Leachman

Four old friends reunite to investigate the death of a good friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giles Walker
CAST:  Olympia Dukakis  •  Jean Lapointe  •  Jan Rubeš  •  Cloris Leachman

The Juror (1996)

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Anne Heche

With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Anne Heche

The Life of David Gale (2003)

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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Glenn Close  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Kathy Baker

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Glenn Close  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Kathy Baker

Timeline (2003)

Fast pacedAction-packedEmotionalAdventurous

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

Tin Men (1987)

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A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Danny DeVito  •  Barbara Hershey  •  John Mahoney

A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Danny DeVito  •  Barbara Hershey  •  John Mahoney

The Statement (2003)

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Alan Bates

The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Alan Bates

Paulie (1998)

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Roberts
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Cheech Marin  •  Bruce Davison

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Roberts
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Cheech Marin  •  Bruce Davison

The Clearing (2004)

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When affluent executive Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pieter Jan Brugge
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Helen Mirren  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Alessandro Nivola

When affluent executive Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pieter Jan Brugge
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Helen Mirren  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Alessandro Nivola

Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)

The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giacomo Battiato
CAST:  Piotr Adamczyk  •  Małgorzata Bela  •  Ken Duken  •  Hristo Shopov

The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giacomo Battiato
CAST:  Piotr Adamczyk  •  Małgorzata Bela  •  Ken Duken  •  Hristo Shopov
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