Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

  • Highest Rated: 100% CinemAbility (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 16% The Big Bounce (2004)
  • Birthday: Mar 17, 1955
  • Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois
  • A founding member of the Chicago's influential Steppenwolf Theatre Company (along with Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry) when he was barely 19, Gary Sinise made his professional acting debut at the age of 17 in a 1973 production of The Physicist. Sinise himself would sum up his career best by noting that the secret to a successful career is not to focus on taking off like a rocket, but to "always keep the engine running." With a prolific and well-defined career on each side of the camera in addition to his stage work, keeping the engine running is precisely what Sinise has done, and that engine has been well maintained.Born March 17th, 1955 in Blue Island, IL, Sinise's attraction to the stage was supported early on through the encouragement of Barbara Patterson, his high school drama teacher. After a role in West Side Story, Sinise's love for the stage was set in stone, leading him to found the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he would meet his future wife, actress Moira Harris. Initially based in a church basement, the Steppenwolf quickly grew in stature and respectability, serving as the breeding ground for such talents as John Malkovich and Laurie Metcalf, and earning critical praise with productions like Sam Shepard's True West, which would eventually become the company's Broadway debut. Sinise's film and television career began as a director on such television series' as Crime Story and thirtysomething, eventually leading to his feature directorial debut with the rural drama Miles From Home (starring fellow Steppenwolfers Metcalf and Malkovich) and his feature acting debut in the haunting war drama A Midnight Clear (1991). Sinise's love for the stage resurfaced with his ambitious 1992 remake of Of Mice and Men (in which he also starred, again with fellow Steppenwolf alum Malkovich, in the roles they had both portrayed on stage).But it was his performance as the physically crippled and emotionally shattered Lt. Dan in Robert Zemeckis' blockbuster Forrest Gump (1994) that brought Sinise to light as an actor of considerable talent. His sensitive portrait of a once invincible soldier reduced to a pathetic self-pitying ghost of his own former glory was the perfect vessel for the actor's quiet intensity and florid emotional capabilities, and brought him the Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. That same year Sinise had a starring role in the long-anticipated television adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic thriller The Stand.Sinise continued to display his dramatic abilities through the '90s, rejoining Gump co-star Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's Apollo 13 and starring as both Harry S. Truman and George Wallace in the biopics Truman (1995) (for which he won a Cable Ace Award and a Golden Globe) and George Wallace (1997) (for which he won an Emmy). With minor appearances in The Green Mile and Being John Malkovich (both 1999), Sinise brought in the year 2000 in a sci-fi mode, with Brian De Palma's existential thriller Mission to Mars and as a weapons engineer with questionable motives in Imposter. Throughout the next decade Sinise worked in a variety of films including The Big Bounce, The Human Stain, and The Forgotten. However he had is most visible role on the small screen when he was cast as the male lead in the third of the popular CSI series, CSI: NY. In 2006 he brought his theater trained voice to the animated Open Season.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet I Still Believe Tom Camp 2020
22% Sgt. Will Gardner Larry 2019
100% CinemAbility Actor 2018
No Score Yet Lifeline: Pearl Harbor's Unknown Hero Actor 2018
No Score Yet Steve McQueen: American Icon Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Beyond Glory Actor 2016
No Score Yet Finding Noah Narrator 2015
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier The Smithsonian Narrator $228.7M 2014
No Score Yet Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story Narrator 2014
No Score Yet Chicago Cubs: The Heart and Soul of Chicago Actor 2011
No Score Yet WWII in HD: The Air War Actor 2010
70% Brothers at War Executive Producer $33.6K 2009
No Score Yet We Believe Narrator 2009
No Score Yet When We Left Earth Actor 2008
48% Open Season Shaw $84.4M 2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Gene Cernan $32.6M 2005
32% The Forgotten Dr. Jack Munce $66.7M 2004
41% Made-Up Duncan Tivey 2004
74% This Old Cub Actor 2004
16% The Big Bounce Ray Ritchie $6.4M 2004
No Score Yet Fallen Angel Terry McQuinn 2003
42% The Human Stain Nathan Zuckerman 2003
No Score Yet A Gentleman's Game Foster Pearse 2002
No Score Yet Path to War George Wallace 2002
22% Impostor Spence Producer $5.3M 2002
20% Bruno Dino 2000
25% Mission to Mars Jim McConnell 2000
27% It's the Rage Norton Morgan 2000
25% Reindeer Games (Deception) Gabriel 2000
79% The Green Mile Burt 1999
No Score Yet Inside the Space Shuttle Narrator 1999
40% Snake Eyes Cdr. Kevin Dunne 1998
No Score Yet George Wallace George Wallace 1997
No Score Yet Great Performances Actor 1997
75% Ransom Jimmy Shaker 1996
50% Albino Alligator Milo 1996
88% Truman Truman 1995
95% Apollo 13 Ken Mattingly 1995
57% The Quick and the Dead Marshal 1995
72% Forrest Gump Lt. Dan Taylor $330.1M 1994
29% Jack the Bear Norman Strick 1993
97% Of Mice and Men Producer George Director 1992
88% A Midnight Clear Mother Wilkins 1992
No Score Yet The Witness Actor $0.5M 1992
No Score Yet My Name Is Bill W. Ebby 1989
60% Miles from Home Director 1988
No Score Yet American Playhouse Director Austin 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016-2017
Producer Jack Garrett
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Jack Garrett
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mac Taylor
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Screenwriter Producer Mac Taylor Det. Mac Taylor
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2000
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Det. Mac Taylor
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Sid
  • 1995
78% The Stand
1994
Stu Redman
  • 1994
85% Thirtysomething
1987-1991
Director
  • 1989
  • 1987
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Director Austin
  • 1984
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

QUOTES FROM Gary Sinise CHARACTERS

Forrest Gump
It wasn't always fun. Lieutenant Dan was always gettin' these funny feelings, about Iraq, or the trail, or the road. So he'd tell us to,"Get down! Shut up!"
Lt. Dan Taylor
"Get down! Shut up!"
Forrest Gump
So we did.
Lt. Dan Taylor
Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
Forrest Gump
I didn't know that we were supposed to be lookin' for him, sir.
Lt. Dan Taylor
Forrest, I never thanked you for savin' my life.
Forrest Gump
He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God.
Spencer Oldham
We lose lives to progress, it's a necessary sacrifice.
Lt. Dan Taylor
Have you found Jesus?
Forrest Gump
I didn't know we were supposed to be looking.
George Wallace
I wish I was in Dixie, do-dah do-dah!
Cornelia Wallace
Oh! George! I loves ya so much. Live, LIVE!
Forrest Gump
Gump: "Lt. Dan! What are you doing here!?" Lt. Dan: "I'm here to try out my sea legs." Gump: "But Lt. Dan you ain't no legs..." Lt. Dan: "Yes...Yes I know that."
Forrest Gump
Lt. Dan! What are you doing here?
Lt. Dan Taylor
I'm here to try out my sea legs.
Forrest Gump
But Lt. Dan you ain't got no legs...
Lt. Dan Taylor
Yes...Yes I know that.
Shaw
(looks in the fridge) Someone's been eatin' my candy. (finds his chair knocked over) Somebody's been sittin' in my chair. (smells something and opens the bathroom door) SOMEBODY FORGOT TO FLUSH!
Shaw
[looks in the fridge] Someone's been eatin' my candy. [finds his chair knocked over] Somebody's been sittin' in my chair. [smells something and opens the bathroom door] SOMEBODY FORGOT TO FLUSH!
George
Get him Lennie!
Giselle
Sweet!
McSquizzy
Freedom!!
McSquizzy
Freedom!
Boog
Ha ha ha, huh? What?
Shaw
Hello, Goldilocks! Ha ha ha!
Elliot
Yeah, bulls eye!
Elliot
Quick, we need more ammo.
Shaw
Argh!
Lt. Dan Taylor
Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
Forrest Gump
I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.
Shaw
Show's over, you four-legged freaks of nature.
Shaw
[Seeing Elliot walk on two legs] It walks... like a man!
Gordy
Shaw. Hunting season doesn't start for three days. What are you doing with that buck on your hood?
Shaw
What? It ain't me fault. He ran right in front of my truck.
Gordy
Where, on the interstate?
Shaw
[Laughs] Sorta.
Shaw
[Enters his cabin and looks in his fridge] Somebody's been eatin' my candy! [Sees his overturned chair] Somebody's been sittin' in my chair! [Looks in the bathroom] Somebody forgot to flush! Grrr!
Shaw
[Attacking Boog with his hunting knife] Come on, mama's beae! You can do better than that! Let's see what ya got!
Shaw
Come back for your bear, Goldilocks?
Shaw
[Mumbling] Deers, skunks, beavers...
Shaw
[About Mr. Weenie] Dont' trust him. Pets are double agents. the moment you turn your back, he'll shiv ya!
Bobbie
Oh, no, he can't. We had him fixed.
Shaw
Show's over, you four-legged freaks of nature.
Shaw
[Singing] You can say I'm in love / You could say I'm insane / But no one understands me like my darlin' Lorraine
Shaw
[Singing] You can say I'm in love / You could say I'm insane / But no one understands me like my darlin' Lorraine.
Shaw
How far does this conspiracy go?! How many animals are in on it?! God bless America! I hope the bald eagle hasn't turned!
Shaw
Don't trust him. Pets are double agents. The moment you turn your backs, he'll shiv you.
Bobbie
Oh, no, he can't. We had him fixed.
Shaw
Somebody forgot to flush!
Shaw
[to Dinkleman] So you think you're so tough, huh? And you know what I think? I think you're still just a mama's bear!
Shaw
There's somethin' wrong goin' on here.
Shaw
[realising he's on the top of Bob and Bobbie's RV] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Shaw
They can't tell me what I'm seein', 'cause only I know what I'm seein'.
Shaw
[seeing Elliot walk on all fours] You! It walks! Like a man!
Park Ranger Beth
Cuff him, Gordy!
Shaw
Oh, the girl scouts are here!
Park Ranger Beth
He's at it again!
Gordy
Shaw, hunting season doesn't start for 3 days. What are ya doin' with that buck on your hood?
Shaw
What? It ain't my fault. He ran right in front of my truck.
Gordy
Where? On the interstate?
Shaw
[having a flashback of him hitting Elliot with his truck] Heh heh heh. Sort of.
Park Ranger Beth
[annoyed] Ugh...
Shaw
Tree hugger!
Park Ranger Beth
Knuckle dragger!
Shaw
Veggie burger!
Gordy
Alright, alright. That's enough, you two.
Shaw
Looks like you're goin' from one grill to another.
Shaw
Hello, Goldilocks.
Lt. Dan Taylor
You found god yet Gump?
Lt. Dan Taylor
You found Jesus yet Gump?
Forrest Gump
I didn't know we were supposed to be looking for him sir.
Lt. Dan Taylor
"Forrest. I never thanked you for saving my life."
Lt. Dan Taylor
Forrest. I never thanked you for saving my life.
Forrest Gump
"He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God."
Forrest Gump
He never actually said so, but I think he made his peace with God.