James Ransone

James Finley Ransone III is an American actor. He is best known for his acting roles as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of HBO's The Wire, as U.S. Marine Corporal Josh Ray Person in the Iraq War-based mini-series Generation Kill, and Tate from Ken Park most notably for his infamous and somewhat controversial scene depicting autoerotic asphyxiation.

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Inside Man (2006)

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When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

A Dirty Shame (2004)

Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray Ray, a sexual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Tracey Ullman  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Selma Blair  •  Chris Isaak

Sylvia Stickles runs a convenience store with her husband and mother-in-law. One day, Sylvia is hit on the head and transforms from an uptight prude to a sex-crazed lunatic. As she goes on a rampage through town, Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray Ray, a sexual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Tracey Ullman  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Selma Blair  •  Chris Isaak

Ken Park (2002)

Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Clark  •  Edward Lachman
CAST:  James Ransone  •  Tiffany Limos  •  Stephen Jasso  •  Maeve Quinlan

Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Clark  •  Edward Lachman
CAST:  James Ransone  •  Tiffany Limos  •  Stephen Jasso  •  Maeve Quinlan

Nola (2003)

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more than she expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Hruska
CAST:  Emmy Rossum  •  Steven Bauer  •  James Badge Dale  •  Thom Christopher

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more than she expected.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Hruska
CAST:  Emmy Rossum  •  Steven Bauer  •  James Badge Dale  •  Thom Christopher

The American Astronaut (2001)

Samual Curtis's first mission in this bizarre science fiction musical comedy requires him to take a cat to a saloon on an asteroid. There, he meets his former dance partner (the Blueberry Pirate) and collects his payment: a device capable of producing a Real Live ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cory McAbee
CAST:  Joshua Taylor  •  Greg Russell Cook  •  Rocco Sisto  •  Cory McAbee

Samual Curtis's first mission in this bizarre science fiction musical comedy requires him to take a cat to a saloon on an asteroid. There, he meets his former dance partner (the Blueberry Pirate) and collects his payment: a device capable of producing a Real Live ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cory McAbee
CAST:  Joshua Taylor  •  Greg Russell Cook  •  Rocco Sisto  •  Cory McAbee

The Son of No One (2011)

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Al Pacino  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Katie Holmes

A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Al Pacino  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Katie Holmes

Cymbeline (2014)

War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Ethan Hawke

War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Dakota Johnson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Ethan Hawke

Electric Slide (2014)

A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from mesmerized female tellers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tristan Patterson
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Patricia Arquette

A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from mesmerized female tellers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tristan Patterson
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Patricia Arquette

Prom Night (2008)

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nelson McCormick
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Scott Porter  •  Jessica Stroup  •  Dana Davis

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nelson McCormick
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Scott Porter  •  Jessica Stroup  •  Dana Davis

Oldboy (2013)

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An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sharlto Copley

An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sharlto Copley

The Timber (2015)

In the wild west, two brothers embark on a journey to collect a bounty in a desperate attempt to save their home: but what they find along the way is more than they bargained for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony O'Brien
CAST:  James Ransone  •  Elisa Lasowski  •  Josh Peck  •  Attila Árpa

In the wild west, two brothers embark on a journey to collect a bounty in a desperate attempt to save their home: but what they find along the way is more than they bargained for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony O'Brien
CAST:  James Ransone  •  Elisa Lasowski  •  Josh Peck  •  Attila Árpa

Empire State (2013)

After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis settles for a security guard job with an armoured truck company. After he makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, He's unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Nikki Reed  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Roberts

After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis settles for a security guard job with an armoured truck company. After he makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, He's unwittingly drawn into an elaborate scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Nikki Reed  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Roberts

Starlet (2012)

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An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Baker
CAST:  Dree Hemingway  •  Besedka Johnson  •  Stella Maeve  •  James Ransone

An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Baker
CAST:  Dree Hemingway  •  Besedka Johnson  •  Stella Maeve  •  James Ransone

Broken City (2013)

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In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Russell Crowe  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Jeffrey Wright

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Russell Crowe  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Jeffrey Wright

Sinister (2012)

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Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  James Ransone  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  James Ransone  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

Red Hook Summer (2012)

When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Limary Agosto  •  Nate Parker  •  Thomas Jefferson Byrd  •  Toni Lysaith

When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Limary Agosto  •  Nate Parker  •  Thomas Jefferson Byrd  •  Toni Lysaith

The Lie (2011)

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Leonard
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Kelli Garner  •  Mark Webber  •  Jane Adams

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Leonard
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Kelli Garner  •  Mark Webber  •  Jane Adams

Freakonomics (2010)

Some of the world's most innovative documentary filmmakers will explore the hidden side of everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Gibney  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Seth Gordon  •  Eugene Jarecki  •  Heidi Ewing  •  Rachel Grady
CAST:  Zoe Sloane  •  Jade Viggiano  •  Amancaya Aguilar  •  Kahiry Bess

Some of the world's most innovative documentary filmmakers will explore the hidden side of everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Gibney  •  Morgan Spurlock  •  Seth Gordon  •  Eugene Jarecki  •  Heidi Ewing  •  Rachel Grady
CAST:  Zoe Sloane  •  Jade Viggiano  •  Amancaya Aguilar  •  Kahiry Bess

The Next Three Days (2010)

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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murdering her boss. Her husband John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. When the strain of being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Brian Dennehy  •  RZA  •  Moran Atias

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murdering her boss. Her husband John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. When the strain of being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Brian Dennehy  •  RZA  •  Moran Atias

Kristy (2014)

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olly Blackburn
CAST:  Ashley Greene  •  Haley Bennett  •  Lucas Till  •  Mike Seal

When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olly Blackburn
CAST:  Ashley Greene  •  Haley Bennett  •  Lucas Till  •  Mike Seal
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