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Jeff Daniels
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Date of Birth: Feb 19, 1955

Country: USA

Biography: Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels is an American actor, musician and playwright. He has had a thriving film career, from his debut in 1981 in Ragtime, through State of Play in 2009. For his film work, he has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theatre company)... (Wikpedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 63 - You've Seen 63

Your Average Percentiles: 0 (Actor), 0 (Director), 0 (Writer)

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Titles You've Rated: Actor (63) | Writer (2) | Director (2)
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The Crossing (2000)
A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. (imdb)
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Away We Go (2009)
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
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Cheaters (2000)
Cheaters (2000) - TV Movie
In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High recruits seven students for an academic decathlon team. They work long hours, preparing for the February regional event, won for ten straight years by a privileged, preppy school. Steinmetz finishes just well enough to be invited to the state meet. When a team member steals a copy of the state test, the teacher and kids face a dilemma: to remain honest, or to cheat and score a victory for kids in underfunded schools...
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Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant. (imdb)
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Paper Man (2009)
A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island. (imdb)
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Howl (2010)
A drama centered on the obscenity trial Allen Ginsberg faced after the publication of his poem, "Howl".
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State of Play (2009)
Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress.
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The Answer Man (2009)
A reclusive author of spiritual books, is pursued for advice by a single mother and a man fresh out of rehab. (imdb)
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Space Chimps (2008)
Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand: Rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride.
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Mama
A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau. (IMDB)
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Traitor (2008)
A special operative working with a terrorist group becomes the target of the CIA.
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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny". (imdb)
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My Favorite Martian (1999)
A martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter. (imdb)
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I Witness (2003)
After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim. (imdb)
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother. (imdb) (imdb)
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The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a neighbouring house, the more so since one of those involved is her main senator prosecutor. Starting to look into things, she gradually enlists the help of an FBI agent who was initially detailed to check her out. Just as well when things turn nasty. (imdb)
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Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam, his childhood friend, is just beginning to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try to adjust to these conflicting emotions they find themselves having to evaluate their own relationship as well. (imdb)
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Allegiant (2016)
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it. (imdb)
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Ballad of the Dreadnought (2016)
A look at the 100 year history of Martin Dreadnought and its contribution to music and culture. (imdb)
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The Catcher Was a Spy (2017)
Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. (imdb)
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Godless (2017)
Godless (2017) - TV Series
Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town mysteriously made up entirely of women. (imdb)
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Love Hurts (1990)
The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family. (imdb)
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. (official movie site)
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The Martian (2015)
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. (imdb)
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There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)
Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and the millions of dollars hidden somewhere. The old man asks Willis to find it and give a part of it to his relative, and he can keep the rest. In the next door some bad guy hears it and this causes the complications ... Written by Kornel Osvart (imdb)
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Super Sucker (2002)
Two door to door vaccuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other. (imdb)
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Looper (2012)
In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self. (imdb)
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Checking Out (1989)
Ray is a man obsessed with his own mortality. When Ray's best friend dies of a heart attack, Ray is convinced that all of his aches and pains are an indication of his own imminent death. His life turns into a slapstick farce of health-crazed anxiety and hypochondria, until he finally learns that all he has to fear is fear itself. (imdb)
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The Newsroom (2012)
A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor. (imdb)
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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
20 years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption. (imdb)
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A Plumm Summer (2007)
Set in Montana in 1968, two young brothers from a distressed home go head-to-head with the FBI to crack the kidnapping case of the beloved TV puppet, Froggy Doo. (imdb)
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The Butcher
A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams. (imdb)
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Speed (1994)
A young cop must save the passengers of a bus that has a bomb set to explode if the bus goes below 50 MPH (imdb)
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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
The real-life conflict between esteemed television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
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2 Days in the Valley (1996)
48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles (imdb)
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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
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Fly Away Home (1996)
A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. (imdb)
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Arachnophobia (1990)
South American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (imdb)
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's. (imdb)
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Pleasantville (1998)
In Gary Ross' daring modern fairy tale Pleasantville, an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies, and dangers of real life. In this fantastical adventure, two late 20th Century teenagers (Maguire, Witherspoon) accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white 50's utopia -- and set off a revolution. (New Line Cinema)
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Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Harry and Lloyd are two brainless losers who try to return a suitcase full of money to its pretty owner. After a journey full of accidents they arrive in snowy Aspen, Colorado and try to find her. But will they succeed? (imdb)
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Blood Work (2002)
A retired FBI profiler is brought back into service under unusual circumstances involving his own blood analysis to track a ruthless serial killer. (Warner Bros.)
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Gods and Generals, the screen adaptation of Jeff Shaara's heralded best-selling novel and prequel to the acclaimed drama "Gettysburg," is and epic and sweeping portrayal of a nation divided at the start of the Civil War. (Warner Bros.)
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The Hours (2002)
The story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place; all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. (Paramount)
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Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people.
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Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Imaginary Heroes is a look at one long year in the lives of an ostensibly typical, upper-middle-class suburban family. It tells a tale of a family in crisis with wit, warmth and a very contemporary sardonic spin. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be (imdb)
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Something Wild (1986)
A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up. (imdb)
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Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001)
A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck. (imdb)
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The Lookout (2007)
This intelligent crime drama is centered around Chris (Gordon-Levitt), a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank when he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (Miramax Films)
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life. (imdb)
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The Goodbye Girl (2004)
A contemporary turn on Neil Simon's classic film about a dumped-on divorcee and an aspiring actor who become unwilling roommates in a New York City apartment.
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Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)
Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why they won't stay at the hotel in town is just the first of many mysteries surrounding the group that lead Wilson to a startling discovery affecting his family and neighbours. (imdb)
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Marie (1985)
A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known. (imdb)
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Chasing Sleep (2000)
A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance. (imdb)
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Trial and Error (1997)
Lawyer Charles Tuttle is defending his wife's relative Benny Gibbs in a class action fraud suit, but when he gets to the city where court takes place, he gets drunk and the following day, when the hearings begin, his friend, actor Richard Rietti takes his place posing as Charlie. The bad thing is that Richard doesn't know anything about being a lawyer, and Charlie has to teach him as the court goes on. (imdb)
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Gettysburg (1993)
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (imdb)
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Heartburn (1986)
Rachel and Mark are both Washington journalists. They meet at a wedding and not long after they get married themselves... (imdb)
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RV (2006)
Overworked Bob Munro (Williams) and his family are in desperate need of some quality time together. After promising to take them on a vacation in Hawaii, Bob abruptly changes plans and organizes a road trip to Colorado in a recreational vehicle. Dragging his wife and kids kicking and screaming into the RV, Bob's togetherness plan almost immediately hits a speed bump, and everything that can go wrong, does. (Sony)
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101 Dalmatians (1996)
A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion. (imdb)
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Infamous (2006)
Infamous follows the dangerous quest for artistic greatness chosen by Truman Capote (Jones) as he travels to Kansas to investigate the brutal murder of the Clutter family, accompanied by lifelong friend and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Nelle Harper Lee (Bullock). (Warner Independent Pictures)
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Ragtime (1981)
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (imdb)
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Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Based on the perennial best seller, Because of Winn Dixie tells the story of a lonely young girl who adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie (for the supermarket where she found him). The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father. (20th Century Fox)
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