William Sadler

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   William Thomas Sadler (born April 13, 1950) is an American actor who works in film and television. His television and motion picture roles have included Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller in The Pacific, Luther Sloan in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Sheriff Jim Valenti in Roswell, and—perhaps most notably—the Grim Reaper in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, a role for which he was nominated for, and won, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his role as Colonel Stuart alongside Bruce Willis in Die Hard 2.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

The Green Mile (1999)

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A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Alex Winter  •  George Carlin  •  William Sadler

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Alex Winter  •  George Carlin  •  William Sadler

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  William Sadler  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Brenda Bakke

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  William Sadler  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Brenda Bakke

Die Hard 2 (1990)

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Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  William Sadler  •  Franco Nero

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  William Sadler  •  Franco Nero

K-9 (1989)

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Daniel
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Mel Harris  •  Kevin Tighe  •  Ed O'Neill

The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his enemy behind the bars, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Daniel
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Mel Harris  •  Kevin Tighe  •  Ed O'Neill

Kinsey (2004)

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

RocketMan (1997)

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Harland Williams  •  Jessica Lundy  •  William Sadler  •  Beau Bridges

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Harland Williams  •  Jessica Lundy  •  William Sadler  •  Beau Bridges

Rush (1991)

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lili Fini Zanuck
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Sam Elliott  •  Max Perlich

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lili Fini Zanuck
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Sam Elliott  •  Max Perlich

Tagget (1991)

A disabled Vietnam veteran investigates an attempt on his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Daniel J. Travanti  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Peter Michael Goetz  •  Stephen Tobolowsky

A disabled Vietnam veteran investigates an attempt on his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Daniel J. Travanti  •  Roxanne Hart  •  Peter Michael Goetz  •  Stephen Tobolowsky

The Hot Spot (1990)

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Charles Martin Smith

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Charles Martin Smith

Trespass (1992)

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies. Vince sees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Ice-T  •  William Sadler  •  Ice Cube

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies. Vince sees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Ice-T  •  William Sadler  •  Ice Cube

Hard to Kill (1990)

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Malmuth
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Kelly LeBrock  •  William Sadler  •  Frederick Coffin

Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son meanwhile is growing up thinking his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Malmuth
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Kelly LeBrock  •  William Sadler  •  Frederick Coffin

Bordello of Blood (1996)

Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy Current.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Adler
CAST:  Dennis Miller  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Angie Everhart  •  John Kassir

Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy Current.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Adler
CAST:  Dennis Miller  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Angie Everhart  •  John Kassir

Project X (1987)

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious 'Project X'. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Helen Hunt  •  Willie  •  William Sadler

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious 'Project X'. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Helen Hunt  •  Willie  •  William Sadler

Freaked (1993)

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter  •  Tom Stern
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  William Sadler  •  Alex Winter  •  Randy Quaid

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter  •  Tom Stern
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  William Sadler  •  Alex Winter  •  Randy Quaid

Disturbing Behavior (1998)

Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean living. But, like the rest of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Nutter
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Katie Holmes  •  Nick Stahl  •  Steve Railsback

Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean living. But, like the rest of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Nutter
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Katie Holmes  •  Nick Stahl  •  Steve Railsback

August Rush (2007)

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An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirsten Sheridan
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Keri Russell  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Terrence Howard

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirsten Sheridan
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Keri Russell  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Terrence Howard

Solo (1996)

An android fighting-machine (Mario Van Peebles) is charged with destroying a small brigade of rebels in a Latin American war who are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village. Contrary to his programming, Peebles decides to stay and assist the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norberto Barba
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Barry Corbin  •  William Sadler  •  Jaime Osorio Gómez

An android fighting-machine (Mario Van Peebles) is charged with destroying a small brigade of rebels in a Latin American war who are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village. Contrary to his programming, Peebles decides to stay and assist the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norberto Barba
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Barry Corbin  •  William Sadler  •  Jaime Osorio Gómez
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