Dan Hedaya

An American character actor. He often plays sleazy villains or uptight, wisecracking individuals; two of his best-known roles are as a cuckolded husband in the Coen brothers' crime thriller Blood Simple, and the scheming Nick Tortelli on the sitcom Cheers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mulholland Drive (2001)

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Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A Civil Action (1998)

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  William H. Macy

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  William H. Macy

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

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A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Holly Hunter  •  Delroy Lindo

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Holly Hunter  •  Delroy Lindo

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fortenberry
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Chris Kattan  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fortenberry
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Chris Kattan  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Alien Resurrection (1997)

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Ron Perlman

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Winona Ryder  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Ron Perlman

Another Midnight Run (1994)

Jack Walsh tries to track down two of the top con-artists around. But they know every trick in the book and Jack has trouble bringing them back to LA and getting a $45,000 pay day reward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Lott  •  Jeremy Lawrence  •  John Fleck

Jack Walsh tries to track down two of the top con-artists around. But they know every trick in the book and Jack has trouble bringing them back to LA and getting a $45,000 pay day reward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Lott  •  Jeremy Lawrence  •  John Fleck

Benny & Joon (1993)

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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianne Moore

A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Julianne Moore

Blood Simple (1984)

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The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Getz  •  Frances McDormand  •  Dan Hedaya  •  M. Emmet Walsh

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Getz  •  Frances McDormand  •  Dan Hedaya  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Clueless (1995)

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Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Stacey Dash  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Paul Rudd

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Alicia Silverstone  •  Stacey Dash  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Paul Rudd

Commando (1985)

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John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Vernon Wells

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Vernon Wells

Daylight (1996)

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Amy Brenneman  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dan Hedaya

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Amy Brenneman  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dan Hedaya

Dick (1999)

Two high school girls wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Michelle Williams  •  Will Ferrell  •  Dan Hedaya

Two high school girls wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They become the official dog walkers for Nixon's dog Checkers, and become his secret advisors during the Watergate scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Michelle Williams  •  Will Ferrell  •  Dan Hedaya

For Love or Money (1993)

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian Hanover conceal his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before his option on the site runs out, Doug agrees to help wealthy Christian Hanover conceal his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Patrick Shanley
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Dan Hedaya

Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Patrick Shanley
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Dan Hedaya

Maverick (1994)

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Midnight Run for Your Life (1994)

When an accused murderer flees to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to bring her back, unaware that the police, a hitman and a dangerous drug lord are hot on his trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Melora Walters  •  Dan Hedaya  •  John Fleck

When an accused murderer flees to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to bring her back, unaware that the police, a hitman and a dangerous drug lord are hot on his trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Melora Walters  •  Dan Hedaya  •  John Fleck

Midnight Runaround (1994)

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh heads for a small rural community in Oklahoma to bring back a young bail jumper, only to discover that the entire town has united to defend the young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank De Palma
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Kyle Secor  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Rebecca Cross

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh heads for a small rural community in Oklahoma to bring back a young bail jumper, only to discover that the entire town has united to defend the young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank De Palma
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Kyle Secor  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Rebecca Cross

Nixon (1995)

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino
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