Josh Charles

Josh Charles is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Daniel "Dan" Rydell on "Sports Night" and as Will Gardner on "The Good Wife".

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Gale Hansen

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Gale Hansen

Four Brothers (2005)

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Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  André Benjamin  •  Garrett Hedlund

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  André Benjamin  •  Garrett Hedlund

Crossing the Bridge (1992)

A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cheryl Pollak

A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cheryl Pollak

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

S.W.A.T. (2003)

Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Colin Farrell  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  LL Cool J

Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Colin Farrell  •  Michelle Rodriguez  •  LL Cool J

Seeing Other People (2004)

Two months shy of their wedding, a couple decide to allow each other last flings until their wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wallace Wolodarsky
CAST:  Jay Mohr  •  Julianne Nicholson  •  Josh Charles  •  Andy Richter

Two months shy of their wedding, a couple decide to allow each other last flings until their wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wallace Wolodarsky
CAST:  Jay Mohr  •  Julianne Nicholson  •  Josh Charles  •  Andy Richter

Threesome (1994)

At a sizable public college, high-minded student Eddy is forced to room with the slovenly Stuart, but the pair strike up a surprising friendship. When attractive co-ed Alex is assigned to live with the two male students because of her gender-neutral name, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Alexis Arquette

At a sizable public college, high-minded student Eddy is forced to room with the slovenly Stuart, but the pair strike up a surprising friendship. When attractive co-ed Alex is assigned to live with the two male students because of her gender-neutral name, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Alexis Arquette

The Grave (1996)

Two prisoners escape with the help of their jailer to search for a treasure that is supposedly buried with a dead millionaire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Pate
CAST:  Craig Sheffer  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Josh Charles  •  Donal Logue

Two prisoners escape with the help of their jailer to search for a treasure that is supposedly buried with a dead millionaire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Pate
CAST:  Craig Sheffer  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Josh Charles  •  Donal Logue

Muppets from Space (1999)

When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It's hard to believe Gonzo's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Steve Whitmire  •  Dave Goelz  •  Bill Barretta  •  Frank Oz

When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It's hard to believe Gonzo's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Steve Whitmire  •  Dave Goelz  •  Bill Barretta  •  Frank Oz

Hairspray (1988)

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'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Sonny Bono  •  Ruth Brown  •  Divine  •  Debbie Harry

'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Sonny Bono  •  Ruth Brown  •  Divine  •  Debbie Harry

Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)

This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Fywell
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Josh Charles  •  Ron Rifkin

This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Fywell
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Josh Charles  •  Ron Rifkin

Murder in Mississippi (1990)

In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Young
CAST:  Tom Hulce  •  Jennifer Grey  •  Blair Underwood  •  CCH Pounder

In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Young
CAST:  Tom Hulce  •  Jennifer Grey  •  Blair Underwood  •  CCH Pounder

The Ex (2006)

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

When his lawyer wife, Sofia, becomes pregnant, chronic underachiever Tom Reilly must take a job at his father-in-law's advertising firm. Tom has to adjust to the demands of a very high-powered job, and he finds himself in an increasingly hostile office rivalry with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Amanda Peet  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charles Grodin

The Darwin Awards (2006)

After botching the capture of a notorious serial killer, idiosyncratic detective Michael Burrows loses his job with the San Francisco Police. He becomes an investigator for an insurance company and joins forces with a cynical field agent to probe suspicious and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Finn Taylor
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Ty Burrell  •  Josh Charles  •  Kevin Dunn

After botching the capture of a notorious serial killer, idiosyncratic detective Michael Burrows loses his job with the San Francisco Police. He becomes an investigator for an insurance company and joins forces with a cynical field agent to probe suspicious and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Finn Taylor
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Ty Burrell  •  Josh Charles  •  Kevin Dunn

Crossworlds (1996)

College good guy Joe is drawn into a battle to save the world from arch-enemy Ferris. Joe's heirloom pendant just happens to be the key to the staff that opens doors to the Crossworlds. When Laura shows up to check on the key and Ferris' goons begin their assaults, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krishna Rao
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Josh Charles  •  Andrea Roth  •  Perry Anzilotti

College good guy Joe is drawn into a battle to save the world from arch-enemy Ferris. Joe's heirloom pendant just happens to be the key to the staff that opens doors to the Crossworlds. When Laura shows up to check on the key and Ferris' goons begin their assaults, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krishna Rao
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Josh Charles  •  Andrea Roth  •  Perry Anzilotti

Cooperstown (1993)

A retired baseball player reflects on the mistakes and problems of the past 35 years when he is overlooked for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Maria Pitillo  •  Charles Haid  •  Alan Arkin  •  Ed Begley Jr.

A retired baseball player reflects on the mistakes and problems of the past 35 years when he is overlooked for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Maria Pitillo  •  Charles Haid  •  Alan Arkin  •  Ed Begley Jr.

Freeheld (2015)

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New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Sollett
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Elliot Page  •  Steve Carell  •  Michael Shannon

New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Sollett
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Elliot Page  •  Steve Carell  •  Michael Shannon

Weakness (2010)

About a suburban high school teacher who loses his wife and his moorings during a summer break.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Melamedoff
CAST:  Bobby Cannavale  •  Danielle Panabaker  •  June Diane Raphael  •  Josh Charles

About a suburban high school teacher who loses his wife and his moorings during a summer break.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Melamedoff
CAST:  Bobby Cannavale  •  Danielle Panabaker  •  June Diane Raphael  •  Josh Charles

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Krasinski
CAST:  Julianne Nicholson  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Michael Cerveris

After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Krasinski
CAST:  Julianne Nicholson  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Michael Cerveris

Our America (2002)

The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Brandon Hammond  •  Serena Lee  •  Roderick Pannell

The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Brandon Hammond  •  Serena Lee  •  Roderick Pannell
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