Elias Koteas

Elias Koteas (born March 11, 1961) is a Canadian actor of film and television, best known for his roles in The Prophecy, Fallen, and the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.

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S1m0ne (2002)

FantasticalFast pacedSlow movingBrilliant

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Catherine Keener  •  Evan Rachel Wood

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Catherine Keener  •  Evan Rachel Wood

Gattaca (1997)

FuturisticBrainyBrilliantThought provoking

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman

Now You See Me (2013)

BrilliantCleverHeistGripping

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Isla Fisher

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

EmotionalRomanticFantasticalTear-jerker

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Zodiac (2007)

GrippingSuspensefulSlow movingDark

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Anthony Edwards

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

Uplifting

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Joan Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Frederic Forrest

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1945. Engineer Preston Tucker dreams of designing the car of future, but his innovative envision will be repeatedly sabotaged by his own unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Joan Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Frederic Forrest

Apt Pupil (1998)

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bruce Davison  •  David Schwimmer

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bruce Davison  •  David Schwimmer

Ararat (2002)

A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Arsinée Khanjian

A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Simon Abkarian  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Arsinée Khanjian

Atlantic City (1980)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Reid  •  Michel Piccoli

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Reid  •  Michel Piccoli

Collateral Damage (2002)

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

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

Desperate Hours (1990)

A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Lindsay Crouse

A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Lindsay Crouse

Exotica (1994)

Boring

In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Elias Koteas  •  Don McKellar  •  David Hemblen

In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Atom Egoyan
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Elias Koteas  •  Don McKellar  •  David Hemblen

Fallen (1998)

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  John Goodman  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Embeth Davidtz

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  John Goodman  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Embeth Davidtz

Novocaine (2001)

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Atkins
CAST:  Chelcie Ross  •  Steve Martin  •  Laura Dern  •  Lynne Thigpen

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Atkins
CAST:  Chelcie Ross  •  Steve Martin  •  Laura Dern  •  Lynne Thigpen

One Magic Christmas (1985)

Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Borsos
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Gary Basaraba  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Arthur Hill

Ginny Grainger, a young mother, rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny's very own guardian angel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Borsos
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Gary Basaraba  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Arthur Hill

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Clever

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Skinwalkers (2006)

Creatures, bound by the blood of the wolf, that can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are SKINWALKERS. They feed on our flesh and thirst for the taste of human blood. The red moon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Isaac
CAST:  Jason Behr  •  Elias Koteas  •  Rhona Mitra  •  Natassia Malthe

Creatures, bound by the blood of the wolf, that can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are SKINWALKERS. They feed on our flesh and thirst for the taste of human blood. The red moon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Isaac
CAST:  Jason Behr  •  Elias Koteas  •  Rhona Mitra  •  Natassia Malthe

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Matt Hill  •  Jim Raposa  •  David Fraser  •  Sab Shimono

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Matt Hill  •  Jim Raposa  •  David Fraser  •  Sab Shimono

The Prophecy (1995)

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Widen
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Elias Koteas  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Eric Stoltz

The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Widen
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Elias Koteas  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Eric Stoltz
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