Ed Asner

Edward Asner (November 15, 1929 – August 29, 2021), commonly known as Ed Asner, was an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film, Up. In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Asner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Up (2009)

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Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Ed Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pete Docter
CAST:  Ed Asner  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jordan Nagai  •  Bob Peterson

Elf (2003)

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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

Common Ground (2000)

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Margot Kidder  •  Mimi Rogers

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Margot Kidder  •  Mimi Rogers

Daniel (1983)

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his experiences to the memory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Ed Asner

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his experiences to the memory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Ed Asner

El Dorado (1966)

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  James Caan  •  Charlene Holt

Gunn (1967)

The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Craig Stevens  •  Laura Devon  •  Ed Asner  •  Albert Paulsen

The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Craig Stevens  •  Laura Devon  •  Ed Asner  •  Albert Paulsen

JFK (1991)

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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

The Animal (2001)

When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, Marvin must fight to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luke Greenfield
CAST:  Rob Schneider  •  Colleen Haskell  •  John C. McGinley  •  Ed Asner

When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. His newfound powers are awesome -- but their adverse side effects could take over his life. Now, Marvin must fight to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luke Greenfield
CAST:  Rob Schneider  •  Colleen Haskell  •  John C. McGinley  •  Ed Asner

The Satan Bug (1965)

The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  George Maharis  •  Richard Basehart  •  Anne Francis  •  Dana Andrews

The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  George Maharis  •  Richard Basehart  •  Anne Francis  •  Dana Andrews

They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Martin Landau  •  Barbara McNair  •  Anthony Zerbe

A police detective's investigation of a prostitute's murder points to his best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Martin Landau  •  Barbara McNair  •  Anthony Zerbe

Change of Habit (1969)

Dr. John Carpenter takes the job of running a health center in a low-income district. He enlists three women to help out who — unbeknownst to him — are actually nuns in street clothes. The church wants to improve the neighborhood but fears that nuns in full habit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Graham
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Barbara McNair  •  Leora Dana

Dr. John Carpenter takes the job of running a health center in a low-income district. He enlists three women to help out who — unbeknownst to him — are actually nuns in street clothes. The church wants to improve the neighborhood but fears that nuns in full habit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Graham
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Barbara McNair  •  Leora Dana

Sleeping Dogs Lie (2005)

Jeff Hannon (Wilk) from the forever away world of Cincinnatti, Ohio has stumbled upon what he believes to be a 25 year old murder in a small Texas town. His ceaseless nightmares compel him to drive to the middle of nowhere town of Bueford, Texas to enlist the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Lessner
CAST:  Maynard James Keenan  •  Brad Wilk  •  Ed Asner  •  Chelsea Field

Jeff Hannon (Wilk) from the forever away world of Cincinnatti, Ohio has stumbled upon what he believes to be a 25 year old murder in a small Texas town. His ceaseless nightmares compel him to drive to the middle of nowhere town of Bueford, Texas to enlist the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Lessner
CAST:  Maynard James Keenan  •  Brad Wilk  •  Ed Asner  •  Chelsea Field

Hard Rain (1998)

Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close calls, uncertain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Salomon
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Christian Slater  •  Randy Quaid  •  Minnie Driver

Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close calls, uncertain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Salomon
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Christian Slater  •  Randy Quaid  •  Minnie Driver

Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Two teens are sent back in time to meet Martin Luther King Jr. at several points during his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Brousseau  •  Vincenzo Trippetti
CAST:  Ed Asner  •  Angela Bassett  •  Lucas Black  •  Theodore Borders

Two teens are sent back in time to meet Martin Luther King Jr. at several points during his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Brousseau  •  Vincenzo Trippetti
CAST:  Ed Asner  •  Angela Bassett  •  Lucas Black  •  Theodore Borders

The Girl Most Likely to... (1973)

An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Ed Asner  •  Jim Backus  •  Joe Flynn

An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Philips
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Ed Asner  •  Jim Backus  •  Joe Flynn

Skin Game (1971)

Quincy Drew and Jason O’Rourke, a pair of friends and con men—the former white, the latter a Northern-born free Black man— travel from town to town in the pre–Civil War American West. In their scam, Quincy sells Jason into slavery, frees him, and the two move on to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  James Garner  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Susan Clark  •  Brenda Sykes

Quincy Drew and Jason O’Rourke, a pair of friends and con men—the former white, the latter a Northern-born free Black man— travel from town to town in the pre–Civil War American West. In their scam, Quincy sells Jason into slavery, frees him, and the two move on to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  James Garner  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Susan Clark  •  Brenda Sykes

Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003)

Though Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Marck
CAST:  Randy Quaid  •  Miriam Flynn  •  Dana Barron  •  Jake Thomas

Though Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Marck
CAST:  Randy Quaid  •  Miriam Flynn  •  Dana Barron  •  Jake Thomas

Foodfight! (2012)

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasanoff
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Wayne Brady  •  Hilary Duff  •  Eva Longoria

The evil Brand X joins a supermarket that becomes a city after closing time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasanoff
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Wayne Brady  •  Hilary Duff  •  Eva Longoria

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Sutherland
CAST:  Scott Grimes  •  Tom Bosley  •  Rickie Lee Jones  •  James Earl Jones

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Sutherland
CAST:  Scott Grimes  •  Tom Bosley  •  Rickie Lee Jones  •  James Earl Jones

The Bachelor (1999)

Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Sinyor
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Artie Lange  •  Hal Holbrook

Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Sinyor
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Artie Lange  •  Hal Holbrook
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