Michael Esper

Michael Esper is an actor.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Loggerheads (2005)

A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly draws out their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kirkman
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Tess Harper  •  Michael Kelly  •  Adrian Lee

A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly draws out their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kirkman
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Tess Harper  •  Michael Kelly  •  Adrian Lee

Broadway Idiot (2013)

Broadway Idiot follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden to the opening of his musical American Idiot on Broadway - only ten blocks away, but worlds apart. From behind the curtain share in the crazy journey of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Hamilton
CAST:  Billie Joe Armstrong  •  Michael Mayer  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Michael Esper

Broadway Idiot follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden to the opening of his musical American Idiot on Broadway - only ten blocks away, but worlds apart. From behind the curtain share in the crazy journey of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Hamilton
CAST:  Billie Joe Armstrong  •  Michael Mayer  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Michael Esper

The Drop (2014)

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michaël R. Roskam
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Noomi Rapace  •  James Gandolfini  •  Matthias Schoenaerts

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michaël R. Roskam
CAST:  Tom Hardy  •  Noomi Rapace  •  James Gandolfini  •  Matthias Schoenaerts

Frances Ha (2013)

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An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Baumbach
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Mickey Sumner  •  Adam Driver  •  Michael Zegen

An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noah Baumbach
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Mickey Sumner  •  Adam Driver  •  Michael Zegen

Runner Runner (2013)

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Anthony Mackie

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Furman
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Anthony Mackie

Ben Is Back (2018)

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19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Kathryn Newton  •  Courtney B. Vance

19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Lucas Hedges  •  Kathryn Newton  •  Courtney B. Vance

Watching TV with the Red Chinese (2011)

In New York City in 1980, Dexter Mitchell plays half-willing big brother to his neighbors, a trio of exchange students from the People's Republic of China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shimon Dotan
CAST:  Ryan O'Nan  •  Leonardo Nam  •  Gillian Jacobs  •  James Chen

In New York City in 1980, Dexter Mitchell plays half-willing big brother to his neighbors, a trio of exchange students from the People's Republic of China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shimon Dotan
CAST:  Ryan O'Nan  •  Leonardo Nam  •  Gillian Jacobs  •  James Chen

Light and the Sufferer (2008)

Realism and fantasy collide in Jonathan Lethem's genre-bending coming-of-age story, which follows two estranged brothers as they try to leave New York City for a new life in California only to find their plans--and lives--being forever changed by the appearance of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Peditto
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Michael Esper

Realism and fantasy collide in Jonathan Lethem's genre-bending coming-of-age story, which follows two estranged brothers as they try to leave New York City for a new life in California only to find their plans--and lives--being forever changed by the appearance of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Peditto
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Michael Esper

All Good Things (2010)

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Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Jarecki
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Frank Langella

Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Jarecki
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Frank Langella

Lazarus (2018)

Lazarus is a musical with music and lyrics composed by David Bowie, and a book written by Enda Walsh. First performed at the end of 2015, it was one of the last works Bowie completed before his death on 10 January 2016. The musical is inspired by the 1963 novel The ...  (more)

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CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Michael Esper  •  Sophia Anne Caruso  •  Amy Lennox

Lazarus is a musical with music and lyrics composed by David Bowie, and a book written by Enda Walsh. First performed at the end of 2015, it was one of the last works Bowie completed before his death on 10 January 2016. The musical is inspired by the 1963 novel The ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Michael Esper  •  Sophia Anne Caruso  •  Amy Lennox

Resurrection (2022)

Margaret leads a successful and orderly life, perfectly balancing the demands of her busy career and single parenthood to her fiercely independent daughter Abbie. But that careful balance is upended when she encounters an unwelcome shadow from her past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Semans
CAST:  Rebecca Hall  •  Tim Roth  •  Grace Kaufman  •  Michael Esper

Margaret leads a successful and orderly life, perfectly balancing the demands of her busy career and single parenthood to her fiercely independent daughter Abbie. But that careful balance is upended when she encounters an unwelcome shadow from her past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Semans
CAST:  Rebecca Hall  •  Tim Roth  •  Grace Kaufman  •  Michael Esper

For George on His 30th Birthday (2018)

In the suburban South of the not-so-distant past, former MySpace-famous musician George spends a strange night with Deena, an old flame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ursula Ellis
CAST:  Michael Esper  •  Allie Gallerani

In the suburban South of the not-so-distant past, former MySpace-famous musician George spends a strange night with Deena, an old flame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ursula Ellis
CAST:  Michael Esper  •  Allie Gallerani

Behind the Scenes of 'Light and the Sufferer' (2008)

The making of featurette of 'Light and the Sufferer'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Peditto
CAST:  Michael Esper  •  Paul Dano  •  Christopher Peditto  •  Jonathan Lethem

The making of featurette of 'Light and the Sufferer'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Peditto
CAST:  Michael Esper  •  Paul Dano  •  Christopher Peditto  •  Jonathan Lethem