James Spader

James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor and producer. He has portrayed eccentric characters in films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Stargate (1994), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002), and Lincoln (2012). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he played the titular character of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), which he portrayed through voice and motion capture. His television roles include those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice (1997-2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004-2008) (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office (2005-2013). He also stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, (2013-) for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations. Description above is from the Wikipedia article James Spader, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

2 3

Wall Street (1987)

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Michael Douglas  •  Martin Sheen  •  Daryl Hannah

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Michael Douglas  •  Martin Sheen  •  Daryl Hannah

Lincoln (2012)

DramaticGrippingInsightfulEpic

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  Greg Cruttwell  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Teri Hatcher

Baby Boom (1987)

FunnyChristmasCharmingCute

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Sam Shepard  •  Harold Ramis  •  Kristina Kennedy

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Sam Shepard  •  Harold Ramis  •  Kristina Kennedy

Bad Influence (1990)

Wimpy young executive, Michael is about to get pulverised by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in—and then disappears. Later that night, Michael runs into a stranger on a pier, who wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  James Spader  •  Lisa Zane  •  Marcia Cross

Wimpy young executive, Michael is about to get pulverised by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in—and then disappears. Later that night, Michael runs into a stranger on a pier, who wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  James Spader  •  Lisa Zane  •  Marcia Cross

Bob Roberts (1992)

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Crash (1996)

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  James Spader  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Holly Hunter  •  Elias Koteas

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  James Spader  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Holly Hunter  •  Elias Koteas

Endless Love (1981)

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Martin Hewitt  •  Shirley Knight  •  Jami Gertz

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Martin Hewitt  •  Shirley Knight  •  Jami Gertz

Family Secrets (1984)

Three generations of women spend an emotional weekend that will change them forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hofsiss
CAST:  Maureen Stapleton  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Melissa Gilbert  •  James Spader

Three generations of women spend an emotional weekend that will change them forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Hofsiss
CAST:  Maureen Stapleton  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Melissa Gilbert  •  James Spader

Less than Zero (1987)

A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for Christmas at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jami Gertz  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Spader

A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for Christmas at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marek Kanievska
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jami Gertz  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Spader

Mannequin (1987)

FunnyOriginalSimple

Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian under an ancient ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gottlieb
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Estelle Getty  •  James Spader

Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian under an ancient ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gottlieb
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Estelle Getty  •  James Spader

Pretty in Pink (1986)

CharmingEmotionalEnjoyableSimple

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Jon Cryer  •  Andrew McCarthy  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Andie is an outcast, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky high school classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Jon Cryer  •  Andrew McCarthy  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Peter Gallagher  •  James Spader  •  Laura San Giacomo

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Peter Gallagher  •  James Spader  •  Laura San Giacomo

Stargate (1994)

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  James Spader  •  Alexis Cruz  •  Viveca Lindfors

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  James Spader  •  Alexis Cruz  •  Viveca Lindfors

Supernova (2000)

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

The Rachel Papers (1989)

Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th from college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Harris
CAST:  Dexter Fletcher  •  Ione Skye  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  James Spader

Charles is in control of his life; he is about to finish 6th from college and start at Oxford. He is 19 and wants an 'older' woman before he turns 20. Enter the beautiful Rachel, and Charles puts his 'master-of-seduction' routines into top gear. Things however get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damian Harris
CAST:  Dexter Fletcher  •  Ione Skye  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  James Spader

Secretary (2002)

Thought provokingIntenseRomanticComplex

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  James Spader  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Lesley Ann Warren

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  James Spader  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Wolf (1994)

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Christopher Plummer  •  James Spader  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Christopher Plummer  •  James Spader  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

White Palace (1990)

Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and smoldering. With time, however, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  James Spader  •  Kathy Bates  •  Jason Alexander

Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and smoldering. With time, however, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  James Spader  •  Kathy Bates  •  Jason Alexander

True Colors (1991)

Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  John Cusack  •  James Spader  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Imogen Stubbs

Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  John Cusack  •  James Spader  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Imogen Stubbs
2 3