Patton Oswalt

American stand-up comedian, writer and actor Patton Oswalt first began performing standup comedy in the late 1980s to early 1990s. After spending two seasons writing for MADtv, and starring in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO, he began performing in films and television shows.In January 2011, Oswalt released his first book, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Oswalt married writer Michelle Eileen McNamara on September 24, 2005. Their daughter, Alice Rigney Oswalt, was born on April 15, 2009.

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Ratatouille (2007)

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Remy, a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Lou Romano  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ian Holm

Remy, a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Lou Romano  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Ian Holm

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Shirley MacLaine

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Shirley MacLaine

Zoolander (2001)

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Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It's a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Christine Taylor  •  Will Ferrell

Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It's a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Christine Taylor  •  Will Ferrell

Magnolia (1999)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Blade: Trinity (2004)

For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of the night. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Dominic Purcell  •  Jessica Biel

For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of the night. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Dominic Purcell  •  Jessica Biel

Failure to Launch (2006)

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Bartha

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Bartha

Man on the Moon (1999)

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

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A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

Taxi (2004)

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  Jimmy Fallon  •  Gisele Bündchen  •  Henry Simmons

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  Jimmy Fallon  •  Gisele Bündchen  •  Henry Simmons

Calendar Girls (2003)

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Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

Down Periscope (1996)

Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the enemy flagship in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Lauren Holly  •  Rob Schneider  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the enemy flagship in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Lauren Holly  •  Rob Schneider  •  Harry Dean Stanton

The Comedians of Comedy (2005)

The Comedians of Comedy is an occasional stand-up comedy tour featuring Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford that was documented in a 2005 film and 2005 Comedy Central television series of the same name, both directed by Michael Blieden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Blieden
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Brian Posehn  •  Maria Bamford  •  Zach Galifianakis

The Comedians of Comedy is an occasional stand-up comedy tour featuring Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford that was documented in a 2005 film and 2005 Comedy Central television series of the same name, both directed by Michael Blieden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Blieden
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Brian Posehn  •  Maria Bamford  •  Zach Galifianakis

Zig Zag (2002)

An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Oliver Platt  •  Natasha Lyonne

An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Goyer
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Oliver Platt  •  Natasha Lyonne

Patton Oswalt: Werewolves and Lollipops (2007)

This DVD is a recording of the show Patton Oswalt performed at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia . It's a version of his Werewolves and Lollipops show, second solo album, and he ranges from talking about Kentucky Fried Chicken's famous bowls to his work as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Woliner
CAST:  Patton Oswalt

This DVD is a recording of the show Patton Oswalt performed at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia . It's a version of his Werewolves and Lollipops show, second solo album, and he ranges from talking about Kentucky Fried Chicken's famous bowls to his work as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Woliner
CAST:  Patton Oswalt

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (2011)

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is a feature-length documentary that takes an in depth look at the life, career and mind of the British comic book writer Warren Ellis. The film combines extensive interviews with Ellis with insights from his colleagues and friends, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Meaney
CAST:  Warren Ellis  •  Matt Fraction  •  Darick Robertson  •  Lenora Claire

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is a feature-length documentary that takes an in depth look at the life, career and mind of the British comic book writer Warren Ellis. The film combines extensive interviews with Ellis with insights from his colleagues and friends, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Meaney
CAST:  Warren Ellis  •  Matt Fraction  •  Darick Robertson  •  Lenora Claire

Freaks of Nature (2015)

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robbie Pickering
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Ed Westwick  •  Joan Cusack

In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robbie Pickering
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Ed Westwick  •  Joan Cusack

22 Jump Street (2014)

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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Channing Tatum  •  Ice Cube  •  Dave Franco

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Channing Tatum  •  Ice Cube  •  Dave Franco

Nature Calls (2012)

Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Rohal
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Rob Riggle  •  Maura Tierney

Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Rohal
CAST:  Patton Oswalt  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Rob Riggle  •  Maura Tierney

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

FunnyOriginalCleverAdventurous

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorene Scafaria
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Steve Carell  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Patton Oswalt

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorene Scafaria
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Steve Carell  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Patton Oswalt
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