Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish-American stage and screen actor, singer, comedian, director, producer and author. He is best known for playing Emcee in "Cabaret" on stage, for his portrayal of Boris Grishenko in the James Bond movie "GoldenEye" and as Nightcrawler in "X2", for his recurring role of Eli Gold in the CBS television series "The Good Wife", and for his autobiography "Not My Father's Son: A Memoir".

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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Thought provokingIntenseSuspensefulDark

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Madison Eginton  •  Jackie Sawiris

After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Madison Eginton  •  Jackie Sawiris

Chu and Blossom (2014)

A militant performance-artist and a tall Korean foreign-exchange student become trapped in a small Southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Chu  •  Gavin Kelly
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Caitlin Stasey  •  Annie Potts

A militant performance-artist and a tall Korean foreign-exchange student become trapped in a small Southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Chu  •  Gavin Kelly
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Caitlin Stasey  •  Annie Potts

Emma (1996)

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Toni Collette  •  Denys Hawthorne

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Toni Collette  •  Denys Hawthorne

Garfield (2004)

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Breckin Meyer  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Bill Murray

Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Breckin Meyer  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Bill Murray

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Rosario Dawson  •  Tara Reid  •  Gabriel Mann  •  Alan Cumming

Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Webb
CAST:  Rosario Dawson  •  Tara Reid  •  Gabriel Mann  •  Alan Cumming

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

GoofySleep-throughFunnyEnjoyable

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Alan Cumming

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Alan Cumming

Son of the Mask (2005)

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Guterman
CAST:  Jamie Kennedy  •  Alan Cumming  •  Traylor Howard  •  Kal Penn

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Guterman
CAST:  Jamie Kennedy  •  Alan Cumming  •  Traylor Howard  •  Kal Penn

Spice World (1997)

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

The Anniversary Party (2001)

While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors in a party. Under the effect of Ecstasy, revelations ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Alan Cumming
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  John Benjamin Hickey  •  Parker Posey

While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors in a party. Under the effect of Ecstasy, revelations ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Alan Cumming
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  John Benjamin Hickey  •  Parker Posey

Titus (1999)

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jessica Lange  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Matthew Rhys

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Jessica Lange  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Matthew Rhys

X2 (2003)

Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker's scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Ian McKellen  •  Halle Berry

Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker's scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Ian McKellen  •  Halle Berry

GoldenEye (1995)

Fast pacedMindlessDramaticGoofy

When a powerful Russian satellite weapon is hijacked by a mysterious crime syndicate, it's up to James Bond, with the help of programmer Natalya Simonova, to find the culprits and save the world from disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sean Bean  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Famke Janssen

When a powerful Russian satellite weapon is hijacked by a mysterious crime syndicate, it's up to James Bond, with the help of programmer Natalya Simonova, to find the culprits and save the world from disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sean Bean  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Famke Janssen

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Kristen Johnston  •  Jane Krakowski

The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Kristen Johnston  •  Jane Krakowski

Get Carter (2000)

Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen T. Kay
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Mickey Rourke

Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen T. Kay
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Mickey Rourke

The Smurfs (2011)

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Jayma Mays  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Hank Azaria

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Jayma Mays  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Hank Azaria

Bernard and the Genie (1991)

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Alan Cumming  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Gabriel

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Alan Cumming  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Gabriel

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2006)

This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Fickman
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Christian Campbell  •  Neve Campbell  •  Alan Cumming

This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Fickman
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Christian Campbell  •  Neve Campbell  •  Alan Cumming

Plunkett & MacLeane (1999)

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Scott
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Liv Tyler  •  Ken Stott

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Scott
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Liv Tyler  •  Ken Stott

Any Day Now (2012)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Travis Fine
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Garret Dillahunt  •  Isaac Leyva  •  Frances Fisher

In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Travis Fine
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Garret Dillahunt  •  Isaac Leyva  •  Frances Fisher

Almost in Love (2013)

A love triangle - shot in two single 45 minute takes set eighteen months apart: the first over a sunset, the second a sunrise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Neave
CAST:  Alex Karpovsky  •  Marjan Neshat  •  Gary Wilmes  •  Alan Cumming

A love triangle - shot in two single 45 minute takes set eighteen months apart: the first over a sunset, the second a sunrise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Neave
CAST:  Alex Karpovsky  •  Marjan Neshat  •  Gary Wilmes  •  Alan Cumming
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