Bud Cort

Bud Cort (born Walter Edward Cox on March 29, 1948) is an American film and stage actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his portrayals of Harold in Hal Ashby's 1971 film Harold and Maude and the titular hero in Robert Altman's 1970 film Brewster McCloud. Both films have large cult followings today.

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Heat (1995)

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Obsessive master thief Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

Obsessive master thief Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

Brewster McCloud (1970)

Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating others who do not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Michael Murphy  •  William Windom

Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating others who do not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Michael Murphy  •  William Windom

But I'm a Cheerleader (2000)

Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to "sexual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Babbit
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Brandt Wille  •  Bud Cort  •  Michelle Williams

Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to "sexual ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Babbit
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Brandt Wille  •  Bud Cort  •  Michelle Williams

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Dogma (1999)

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The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Matt Damon  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Jason Mewes

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Matt Damon  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Jason Mewes

Harold and Maude (1971)

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The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Bud Cort  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Tyner

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Bud Cort  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Tyner

M*A*S*H (1970)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Elliott Gould  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Sally Kellerman

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Elliott Gould  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Sally Kellerman

Pollock (2000)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Harris
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Tom Bower  •  Jennifer Connelly

Pumping Iron (1977)

Amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests as five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young Lou Ferrigno.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Butler  •  Robert Fiore
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Franco Columbu  •  Lou Ferrigno  •  Roger Callard

Amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests as five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young Lou Ferrigno.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Butler  •  Robert Fiore
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Franco Columbu  •  Lou Ferrigno  •  Roger Callard

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Willem Dafoe

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Willem Dafoe

The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Amanda Plummer

The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Amanda Plummer

The Number 23 (2007)

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Logan Lerman  •  Danny Huston

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Logan Lerman  •  Danny Huston

Electric Dreams (1984)

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, the computer, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Lenny Von Dohlen  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Bud Cort

Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, the computer, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Lenny Von Dohlen  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Bud Cort

Theodore Rex (1995)

In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan R. Betuel
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  George Newbern  •  Bud Cort

In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan R. Betuel
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  George Newbern  •  Bud Cort

Bates Motel (1987)

Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rothstein
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Moses Gunn  •  Gregg Henry  •  Khrystyne Haje

Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rothstein
CAST:  Bud Cort  •  Moses Gunn  •  Gregg Henry  •  Khrystyne Haje

Love Letters (1983)

After discovering a box of old love letters sent to her mother by a mysterious stranger, Anna, a young radio deejay, begins a torrid affair with a married man. Burning attraction brings them together, but the reality does not come close to the passion expressed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Holden Jones
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Bonnie Bartlett  •  Matt Clark  •  James Keach

After discovering a box of old love letters sent to her mother by a mysterious stranger, Anna, a young radio deejay, begins a torrid affair with a married man. Burning attraction brings them together, but the reality does not come close to the passion expressed in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Holden Jones
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Bonnie Bartlett  •  Matt Clark  •  James Keach

South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the desert to a small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Yoakam
CAST:  Dwight Yoakam  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Bridget Fonda

Valentine Casey is a Marshal in the desolate Tucson territory of the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, his outlaw family pays him a disturbing visit. He must confront the sins of his past. He and his partner, U.S. Christmas, journey through the desert to a small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Yoakam
CAST:  Dwight Yoakam  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Bridget Fonda

She Dances Alone (1981)

Director Robert Dornhelm casts Bud Cort for alter-ego purposes in She Dances Alone. Cort plays a documentary director, seeking to produce a film on the life of controversial ballet star Vaslav Nijinsky. He finds his goal of objectivity blocked by Nijinsky's elderly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Dornhelm
CAST:  Kyra Nijinsky  •  Patrick Dupond  •  Max von Sydow  •  Sauncy LeSueur

Director Robert Dornhelm casts Bud Cort for alter-ego purposes in She Dances Alone. Cort plays a documentary director, seeking to produce a film on the life of controversial ballet star Vaslav Nijinsky. He finds his goal of objectivity blocked by Nijinsky's elderly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Dornhelm
CAST:  Kyra Nijinsky  •  Patrick Dupond  •  Max von Sydow  •  Sauncy LeSueur

Brave New World (1980)

A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Brinckerhoff
CAST:  Julie Cobb  •  Bud Cort  •  Keir Dullea  •  Ron O'Neal

A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he cannot adapt to their repressive ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Brinckerhoff
CAST:  Julie Cobb  •  Bud Cort  •  Keir Dullea  •  Ron O'Neal

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen
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