Jeff Daniels

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and playwright. He founded a non-profit theatre company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play God of Carnage (2009), along with his other three cast-mates. He has had a thriving film career, from his debut in 1981 in Ragtime, through State of Play in 2009. For his film work, he has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theatre company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chlotrudis Awards and Gotham Awards). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff Daniels, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Looper (2012)

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In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Blunt  •  Paul Dano

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Blunt  •  Paul Dano

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

101 Dalmatians (1996)

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

Arachnophobia (1990)

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  John Goodman  •  Julian Sands

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  John Goodman  •  Julian Sands

Blood Work (2002)

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Wanda De Jesus

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Wanda De Jesus

Chasing Sleep (2001)

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Walker
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Molly Price  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Gil Bellows

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Walker
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Molly Price  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Gil Bellows

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Lauren Holly  •  Teri Garr

Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Lauren Holly  •  Teri Garr

Fly Away Home (1996)

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Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carroll Ballard
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Anna Paquin  •  Dana Delany  •  Terry Kinney

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carroll Ballard
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Anna Paquin  •  Dana Delany  •  Terry Kinney

Gettysburg (1993)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

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

Heartburn (1986)

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Imaginary Heroes (2004)

Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with mixed results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Michelle Williams

Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with mixed results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Harris
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Michelle Williams

Infamous (2006)

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Toby Jones  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Sandra Bullock

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Toby Jones  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Sandra Bullock

It's the Rage (1999)

A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint. At the centre of it all are Helen and Warren Harding, an up-scale couple on the brink of divorce, whose awakening in the night by a burglar sets off a catastrophic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D. Stern
CAST:  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Robert Forster  •  Andre Braugher

A rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed when their fates collide at gunpoint. At the centre of it all are Helen and Warren Harding, an up-scale couple on the brink of divorce, whose awakening in the night by a burglar sets off a catastrophic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D. Stern
CAST:  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Robert Forster  •  Andre Braugher

Love Hurts (1990)

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Cynthia Sikes  •  Judith Ivey  •  John Mahoney

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Cynthia Sikes  •  Judith Ivey  •  John Mahoney

Pleasantville (1998)

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Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Radio Days (1987)

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The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

Ragtime (1981)

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

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

RV (2006)

Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one seriously small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cheryl Hines  •  JoJo  •  Josh Hutcherson

Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one seriously small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cheryl Hines  •  JoJo  •  Josh Hutcherson
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