Jim Beaver

James Norman "Jim" Beaver, Jr. (born August 12, 1950) is an American stage, film, and television actor, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian. He is perhaps most familiar to worldwide audiences as the gruff but tenderhearted prospector Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood, a starring role which brought him acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Ensemble Acting after three decades of supporting work in films and TV. He currently portrays Bobby Singer in the CW television series Supernatural. His memoir Life's That Way was published in April 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Beaver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Magnolia (1999)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Adaptation. (2002)

FunnyOriginalCleverWhimsical

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chris Cooper  •  Tilda Swinton

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chris Cooper  •  Tilda Swinton

Blue Chips (1994)

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J. T. Walsh

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J. T. Walsh

In Country (1989)

Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Joan Allen  •  Kevin Anderson

Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Joan Allen  •  Kevin Anderson

Joy Ride (2001)

Action-packedEnjoyableFuturisticReal

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Walker  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Jessica Bowman

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Walker  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  Jessica Bowman

Sister Act (1992)

FunnyCharmingCleverLighthearted

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the mob's hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Maggie Smith  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Wendy Makkena

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the mob's hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Maggie Smith  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Wendy Makkena

The Life of David Gale (2003)

SuspensefulViolentDisturbingThought provoking

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

Semi-Tough (1977)

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

Bad Girls (1994)

Four former harlots try to leave the wild west (Colorado, to be exact) and head north to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately someone from Cody's past won't let it happen that easily.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Madeleine Stowe  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Drew Barrymore

Four former harlots try to leave the wild west (Colorado, to be exact) and head north to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately someone from Cody's past won't let it happen that easily.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Madeleine Stowe  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Drew Barrymore

Next (2007)

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tory Kittles  •  Enzo Cilenti

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tory Kittles  •  Enzo Cilenti

The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011)

In 1870s Texas, a ruthless bounty hunter and an Irish desperado flee the law with a young criminal claiming to possess a treasure more valuable than gold. Crossing paths with some of the West’s most notorious figures, the three outlaws fight for their lives in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tanner Beard
CAST:  Eric Balfour  •  Lou Taylor Pucci  •  Henry Thomas  •  James Lafferty

In 1870s Texas, a ruthless bounty hunter and an Irish desperado flee the law with a young criminal claiming to possess a treasure more valuable than gold. Crossing paths with some of the West’s most notorious figures, the three outlaws fight for their lives in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tanner Beard
CAST:  Eric Balfour  •  Lou Taylor Pucci  •  Henry Thomas  •  James Lafferty

Twogether (1992)

An artist and an environmentalist go through an up and down relationship over the years. They get married in an early fling, she gets pregnant as they celebrate their divorce together, they deal with his nude artwork and her tempermental situation as they learn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Chiaramonte
CAST:  Nick Cassavetes  •  Brenda Bakke  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Jim Beaver

An artist and an environmentalist go through an up and down relationship over the years. They get married in an early fling, she gets pregnant as they celebrate their divorce together, they deal with his nude artwork and her tempermental situation as they learn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Chiaramonte
CAST:  Nick Cassavetes  •  Brenda Bakke  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Jim Beaver

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)

A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Andre Braugher  •  Daniel Stern  •  Ruby Dee  •  Stan Shaw

A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Andre Braugher  •  Daniel Stern  •  Ruby Dee  •  Stan Shaw

Defense Play (1988)

Professor Vandemeer works on a secret project for the US-Air-Force called DART: a very small helicopter for scouting and defense. When he gets killed, Colonel Denton gets under suspicion. His son Scott and Vandemeers daughter Karen believe in his innocence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Monte Markham
CAST:  Susan Ursitti  •  David Oliver  •  Monte Markham  •  Eric Gilliom

Professor Vandemeer works on a secret project for the US-Air-Force called DART: a very small helicopter for scouting and defense. When he gets killed, Colonel Denton gets under suspicion. His son Scott and Vandemeers daughter Karen believe in his innocence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Monte Markham
CAST:  Susan Ursitti  •  David Oliver  •  Monte Markham  •  Eric Gilliom

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)

A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Katt  •  David Hasselhoff

A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Satlof
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  William Katt  •  David Hasselhoff

Dark and Stormy Night (2009)

In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Blamire
CAST:  Jim Beaver  •  Jennifer Blaire  •  Larry Blamire  •  Bob Burns

In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Blamire
CAST:  Jim Beaver  •  Jennifer Blaire  •  Larry Blamire  •  Bob Burns

Wheelmen (2005)

Two limo drivers hope to make money by escorting an executive around Los Angeles. Things go awry when they get caught up in a sabotage plot to assassinate the Vice President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dirk Hagen
CAST:  Lisa Arturo  •  James Avery  •  Elya Baskin  •  Jim Beaver

Two limo drivers hope to make money by escorting an executive around Los Angeles. Things go awry when they get caught up in a sabotage plot to assassinate the Vice President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dirk Hagen
CAST:  Lisa Arturo  •  James Avery  •  Elya Baskin  •  Jim Beaver

Warden of Red Rock (2001)

In 1910, John Flinders is warden of Red Rock Territorial Prison, in Arizona. When a condemned man's last request brings Flinders into contact with the man's widow, Flinders finds himself falling in love. Meanwhile, a new convict, Mike Sullivan, turns out to be an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  James Caan  •  David Carradine  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Billy Rieck

In 1910, John Flinders is warden of Red Rock Territorial Prison, in Arizona. When a condemned man's last request brings Flinders into contact with the man's widow, Flinders finds himself falling in love. Meanwhile, a new convict, Mike Sullivan, turns out to be an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  James Caan  •  David Carradine  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Billy Rieck

Mr. Murder (1998)

A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on inside his body and mind. Seven years later, Marty discovers that his double ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Stephen Baldwin  •  Julie Warner  •  Bill Smitrovich  •  Thomas Haden Church

A group of scientists are trying to produce the perfect soldier by cloning. The day the clone is born, Marty Stillwater, a mystery novel writer, feels that something strange is going on inside his body and mind. Seven years later, Marty discovers that his double ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Stephen Baldwin  •  Julie Warner  •  Bill Smitrovich  •  Thomas Haden Church

El Diablo (1990)

When mild-mannered teacher Billy Ray Smith (Anthony Edwards) vows to bring a student's kidnapper to justice, he needs a bit of help. Lacking any cowboy skills of his own, he signs on a speedy gunslinger (Joe Pantoliano) and a no-nonsense cowboy (Louis Gossett Jr.) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Anthony Edwards  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  John Glover  •  Joe Pantoliano

When mild-mannered teacher Billy Ray Smith (Anthony Edwards) vows to bring a student's kidnapper to justice, he needs a bit of help. Lacking any cowboy skills of his own, he signs on a speedy gunslinger (Joe Pantoliano) and a no-nonsense cowboy (Louis Gossett Jr.) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Anthony Edwards  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  John Glover  •  Joe Pantoliano
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