Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Date of Birth: 08 Mar 1959

Country: USA

Biography: Aidan Quinn is an American actor. His first significant film role was in Reckless, followed by a breakthrough role in Desperately Seeking Susan as the character "Dez" (the love interest of the character played by Rosanna Arquette). Quinn next starred in the controversial TV movie An Early Frost, about a young lawyer dying of AIDS (it was broadcast on NBC on November 11, 1985) and co-starred such luminaries as Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara and Sylvia Sidney...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 68 (Actor), 1 (Director)

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    Music of the Heart
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    Practical Magic
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    Stolen Summer
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    Legends of the Fall
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    Avalon
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    When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge. (imdb)
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    Haunted
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    Empire Falls
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    A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. (imdb)
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    The Playboys
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    Michael Collins
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    Stakeout
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    The Assignment
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    This Is My Father
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    Song for a Raggy Boy
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    Commandments
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    The Handmaid\
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    At Play in the Fields of the Lord
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    Return to Sender
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    Dark Matter
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    Wild Child
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    Lies of the Twins
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    Cavedweller
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    An Early Frost
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    Crusoe
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    Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
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    The Exonerated
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    The Eclipse
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    Baseball
    Baseball (1994) - TV Mini-Series
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    A Shine of Rainbows
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    Jonah Hex
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    Flipped
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    Two of Us
    Two of Us (2000) - TV Movie
    In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. (imdb)
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    Sarah\
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    Reckless
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    Unknown
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    Shadow of Fear
    When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder. (imdb)
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    Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright
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    The 5th Quarter
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    The Stars Fell on Henrietta
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    The Greening of Whitney Brown
    Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times... (imdb)
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    Mayday
    Mayday (2005) - TV Movie
    Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane. (imdb)
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    If I Were You
    When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool. (imdb)
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    Rushlights
    Billy and Sarah, two delinquent teenage lovers from the suburbs of Los Angeles, travel to a small southern town to falsely claim a dead friend's inheritance.
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    Forbidden Territory: Stanley\
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    Proud
    The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.
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    The Prince and the Pauper
    A poor boy and rich boy change clothes, and change lives.
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    A Private Matter
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    Stay
    A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her. (imdb)
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    The Last Keepers
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    Elementary
    Elementary (2012) - TV Series
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    Canterbury\
    A television series centered on Elizabeth Canterbury, a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients. (imdb)
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    The Stand Up
    After his girlfriend's tragic death, devastated stand-up comic Zoe Hardwick drops his budding career on stage and moves back home. But when his father, the principal of an elementary school, lands him a gig teaching kindergarten, Zoe finds himself standing before a very different demographic. (imdb)
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    Change in the Air
    When a beguiling young woman moves in next door, a quiet neighborhood is awakened, bringing people face to face with their secrets and, ultimately, themselves. (imdb)
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    32A
    In the late 1970s, pubescent Irish girls attempt to deal with bras and boys
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    Blacklight
    Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect. (imdb)
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    Perfect Witness
    A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target. (imdb)
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    Daughter of the Bride
    It follows Diane and Kate, a mother and a daughter who are inseparable friends. Their lives are turned upside down, when Diane announces her engagement to a mystery man. (imdb)
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    Prime Suspect
    Prime Suspect (2011) - TV Series
    About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men. (imdb)
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