Matthew Modine

Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22, 1959) is an award-winning American actor. His film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, and the oversexed Sullivan Groff in Weeds.

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Any Given Sunday (1999)

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the ageing coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Dennis Quaid  •  James Woods

Baby It's You (1983)

In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Vincent Spano  •  Joanna Merlin  •  Matthew Modine

In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Vincent Spano  •  Joanna Merlin  •  Matthew Modine

Bamboozled (2000)

TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a 21st century minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it becomes a smash hit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Savion Glover  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Birdy (1984)

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Nicolas Cage  •  John Harkins  •  Sandy Baron

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Nicolas Cage  •  John Harkins  •  Sandy Baron

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Matthew Modine  •  Frank Langella  •  Maury Chaykin

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Matthew Modine  •  Frank Langella  •  Maury Chaykin

Fluke (1995)

Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his life, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Carlei
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Matthew Modine  •  Nancy Travis  •  Ron Perlman

Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his life, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlo Carlei
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Matthew Modine  •  Nancy Travis  •  Ron Perlman

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey

Le Divorce (2003)

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Catherine Samie

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Catherine Samie

Married to the Mob (1988)

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

Memphis Belle (1990)

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The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Tate Donovan  •  D. B. Sweeney

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Tate Donovan  •  D. B. Sweeney

Notting Hill (1999)

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William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Hugh Grant  •  Richard McCabe  •  Gina McKee

William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Hugh Grant  •  Richard McCabe  •  Gina McKee

Short Cuts (1993)

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Tim Robbins  •  Jack Lemmon

Transporter 2 (2005)

Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Amber Valletta  •  Kate Nauta  •  Alessandro Gassman

Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Amber Valletta  •  Kate Nauta  •  Alessandro Gassman

Vision Quest (1985)

After deciding he needs to do something meaningful with his life, high school wrestler Louden Swain sets out on a mission to drop weight and challenge the area's undefeated champion, which creates problems with his teammates and health. Matters are complicated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Ronny Cox  •  Charles Hallahan

After deciding he needs to do something meaningful with his life, high school wrestler Louden Swain sets out on a mission to drop weight and challenge the area's undefeated champion, which creates problems with his teammates and health. Matters are complicated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Ronny Cox  •  Charles Hallahan

Gross Anatomy (1989)

Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Eberhardt
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Christine Lahti  •  Todd Field  •  Daphne Zuniga

Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Eberhardt
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Christine Lahti  •  Todd Field  •  Daphne Zuniga

What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)

In 1945, a young boy arrives in a small Georgia town on a bus from which his mother was abducted and murdered. Alone he sits quietly and everyone becomes convinced that he is deaf and mute. Deciding that silence offers some power and protection, the boy decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kent Harrison
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Frankie Muniz  •  Claire Bloom  •  Matthew Modine

In 1945, a young boy arrives in a small Georgia town on a bus from which his mother was abducted and murdered. Alone he sits quietly and everyone becomes convinced that he is deaf and mute. Deciding that silence offers some power and protection, the boy decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kent Harrison
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Frankie Muniz  •  Claire Bloom  •  Matthew Modine

Pacific Heights (1990)

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Keaton  •  Mako

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Keaton  •  Mako

The Real Blonde (1998)

An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Catherine Keener  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Elizabeth Berkley

An aspiring actor and his girlfriend handle life's frustrations, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Catherine Keener  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Elizabeth Berkley

The Shipment (2001)

A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Wright
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Elizabeth Berkley  •  Nicholas Turturro  •  Robert Loggia

A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Wright
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Elizabeth Berkley  •  Nicholas Turturro  •  Robert Loggia

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

With commentary from Hollywood stars, outtakes from his movies and footage from his youth, this documentary looks at Stanley Kubrick's life and films. Director Jan Harlan, Kubrick's brother-in-law and sometime collaborator, interviews heavyweights like Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Harlan
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Stanley Kubrick  •  Barbara Kroner  •  Steven Marcus

With commentary from Hollywood stars, outtakes from his movies and footage from his youth, this documentary looks at Stanley Kubrick's life and films. Director Jan Harlan, Kubrick's brother-in-law and sometime collaborator, interviews heavyweights like Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Harlan
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Stanley Kubrick  •  Barbara Kroner  •  Steven Marcus
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