Aldis Hodge

Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge (born September 20, 1986) is an American actor best known for portraying Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage. He also portrayed MC Ren in the 2015 biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Hodge was born on September 20, 1986 in Onslow County, North Carolina. Both of his parents, Aldis Basil Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hodge's mother is from Florida, while his father is originally from Dominica. Aldis is the younger brother of actor Edwin Hodge. Hodge played both the clarinet and the violin as a child, but as an adult, his focus is on the violin; he purchased his first at the age of 18. In addition to acting, Hodge designs watches, writes, and paints. In 2007, Hodge was awarded the role of Alec Hardison on the day of his twenty-first birthday. In 2010, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television for this role on Leverage. The win went to Aaron Paul of AMC's Breaking Bad. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aldis Hodge, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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American Dreamz (2006)

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mandy Moore  •  Willem Dafoe

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. Recently awakened President ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mandy Moore  •  Willem Dafoe

Big Momma's House (2000)

When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Nia Long  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Jascha Washington

When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Nia Long  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Jascha Washington

Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, until a genius named ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Graham Greene

New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, until a genius named ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Graham Greene

Edmond (2005)

Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Denise Richards  •  Mena Suvari

Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Denise Richards  •  Mena Suvari

Happy Feet (2006)

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Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

The Ladykillers (2004)

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An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Irma P. Hall  •  Marlon Wayans  •  J.K. Simmons

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Irma P. Hall  •  Marlon Wayans  •  J.K. Simmons

The Tenants (2006)

The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his antagonistic relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Green
CAST:  Dylan McDermott  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Rose Byrne  •  Seymour Cassel

The story of a Jewish novelist, Harry Lesser, struggling to complete his latest work, and his antagonistic relationship with a black writer who moves in down the hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Green
CAST:  Dylan McDermott  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Rose Byrne  •  Seymour Cassel

Bed of Roses (1996)

The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems for love to conquer all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Goldenberg
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Pamela Adlon  •  Josh Brolin

The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. But when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her workaholic ways, they soon find out that sometimes, it's harder than it seems for love to conquer all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Goldenberg
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Pamela Adlon  •  Josh Brolin

The East (2013)

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An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Elliot Page  •  Toby Kebbell

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Elliot Page  •  Toby Kebbell

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

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Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jai Courtney  •  Sebastian Koch  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jai Courtney  •  Sebastian Koch  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Snow Wonder (2005)

A suspiciously magical Christmas Eve snowstorm blows some small miracles into the lives of people around the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Poppy Montgomery  •  Julie Ann Emery  •  Camryn Manheim  •  Jennifer Esposito

A suspiciously magical Christmas Eve snowstorm blows some small miracles into the lives of people around the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Poppy Montgomery  •  Julie Ann Emery  •  Camryn Manheim  •  Jennifer Esposito

Red Sands (2009)

A group of U.S. soldiers on a mission in the Middle East find themselves with nothing to do in their free time. Out of sheer boredom they end up destroying an old statue in the desert, only to unleash a horrific entity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Turner
CAST:  Shane West  •  Leonard Roberts  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Callum Blue

A group of U.S. soldiers on a mission in the Middle East find themselves with nothing to do in their free time. Out of sheer boredom they end up destroying an old statue in the desert, only to unleash a horrific entity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Turner
CAST:  Shane West  •  Leonard Roberts  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Callum Blue

Little Athens (2005)

A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is babysitting, abandons her charge to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Zuber
CAST:  John Patrick Amedori  •  Shawn Hatosy  •  Michelle Horn  •  Erica Leerhsen

A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is babysitting, abandons her charge to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Zuber
CAST:  John Patrick Amedori  •  Shawn Hatosy  •  Michelle Horn  •  Erica Leerhsen

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  O'Shea Jackson Jr.  •  Corey Hawkins  •  Jason Mitchell  •  Neil Brown Jr.

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  O'Shea Jackson Jr.  •  Corey Hawkins  •  Jason Mitchell  •  Neil Brown Jr.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Danika Yarosh

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Danika Yarosh

The After (2014)

Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Carter
CAST:  Aldis Hodge  •  Andrew Howard  •  Arielle Kebbel  •  Jamie Kennedy

Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Carter
CAST:  Aldis Hodge  •  Andrew Howard  •  Arielle Kebbel  •  Jamie Kennedy

Hidden Figures (2016)

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The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Theodore Melfi
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Janelle Monáe  •  Kevin Costner

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Theodore Melfi
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Janelle Monáe  •  Kevin Costner

What Men Want (2019)

Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Max Greenfield  •  Brian Bosworth

Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Max Greenfield  •  Brian Bosworth

Brian Banks (2019)

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Aldis Hodge  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Tiffany Dupont  •  Sherri Shepherd

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Aldis Hodge  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Tiffany Dupont  •  Sherri Shepherd

Clemency (2019)

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Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chinonye Chukwu
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Richard Schiff  •  Wendell Pierce

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chinonye Chukwu
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Richard Schiff  •  Wendell Pierce
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