Denis Leary

Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and film producer. Leary is known for his biting, fast paced comedic style and chain smoking. He is the star and co-creator of the television show Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, most recently as CaptainGeorge Stacy in Marc Webb's 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and the voice of Diego in the animated Ice Age series.

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

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A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Rene Russo  •  Denis Leary  •  Ben Gazzara

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Rene Russo  •  Denis Leary  •  Ben Gazzara

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Mike Thurmeier
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Ray Romano  •  Chris Wedge  •  Denis Leary

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Mike Thurmeier
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Ray Romano  •  Chris Wedge  •  Denis Leary

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

A Bug's Life (1998)

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On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

Demolition Man (1993)

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Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Double Whammy (2001)

Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his building is stabbed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Victor Argo

Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his building is stabbed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Victor Argo

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Judgment Night (1993)

While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, the four become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Denis Leary  •  Jeremy Piven

While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, the four become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Denis Leary  •  Jeremy Piven

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. Two cops partner to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Quintano
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Tim Curry

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. Two cops partner to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Quintano
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Tim Curry

Monument Ave. (1998)

Bobby O'Grady is a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even from their and Teddy's relatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Ian Hart  •  Jason Barry  •  Lenny Clarke

Bobby O'Grady is a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even from their and Teddy's relatives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Ian Hart  •  Jason Barry  •  Lenny Clarke

Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the Montagnard villagers of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Ray Liotta  •  Denis Leary  •  Doug E. Doug

Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the Montagnard villagers of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Ray Liotta  •  Denis Leary  •  Doug E. Doug

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

Small Soldiers (1998)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Denis Leary  •  Phil Hartman

Strictly Business (1991)

Waymon has a great job in real estate and a promising future, but he's also trapped in a loveless longterm relationship. He meets Natalie, a beautiful club-hopping hipster, and quickly falls in love. Realizing he's just not cool enough to attract her on his own, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Joseph C. Phillips  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Halle Berry

Waymon has a great job in real estate and a promising future, but he's also trapped in a loveless longterm relationship. He meets Natalie, a beautiful club-hopping hipster, and quickly falls in love. Realizing he's just not cool enough to attract her on his own, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Joseph C. Phillips  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Halle Berry

Suicide Kings (1998)

Charlie, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter O'Fallon
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Henry Thomas  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Jeremy Sisto

Charlie, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter O'Fallon
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Henry Thomas  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Jeremy Sisto

The Matchmaker (1997)

Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she finds herself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David O'Hara  •  Denis Leary  •  Milo O’Shea

Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she finds herself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David O'Hara  •  Denis Leary  •  Milo O’Shea

The Ref (1994)

Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. The gunman is Gus, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Judy Davis  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Glynis Johns

Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. The gunman is Gus, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Judy Davis  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Glynis Johns

The Sandlot (1993)

During a summer of friendship and adventure, one boy becomes a part of the gang, nine boys become a team and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the right field wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Tom Guiry  •  Mike Vitar  •  James Earl Jones  •  Patrick Renna

During a summer of friendship and adventure, one boy becomes a part of the gang, nine boys become a team and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the right field wall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Tom Guiry  •  Mike Vitar  •  James Earl Jones  •  Patrick Renna

True Crime (1999)

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Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Isaiah Washington  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Diane Venora

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Isaiah Washington  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Diane Venora

Wag the Dog (1997)

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert De Niro  •  Anne Heche  •  Denis Leary

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert De Niro  •  Anne Heche  •  Denis Leary
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