Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine

  • Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Speed Kills (2018)
  • Birthday: Mar 22, 1959
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Matthew Modine probably developed his love of performing through multiple viewings of films exhibited in the many Utah drive-in theaters managed by his father. His family moved a lot, so his adaptability as an actor may have grown out of learning to adapt as a child, as well. After dropping out of college and working a variety of odd jobs, Modine moved to New York, where he studied acting with Stella Adler and eventually began appearing in TV commercials and soap operas. He made his screen debut in 1983 in the film comedy Baby It's You, and won the Venice Film Festival's Best Actor award that year for his work in Robert Altman's Streamers. Refusing to trade on his freshly scrubbed, all-American good looks, Modinemade a point of treating each film role as a challenge and a chance to grow. How many other pretty-boy Brat Packers would have been willing to play a disturbed Vietnam vet who's thinks he's a bird in 1984's Birdy? His other film roles included dual characters in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984); Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987); love-struck FBI agent Mike Downey in Married to the Mob (1988); swashbuckler William Shaw in Cutthroat Island (1995); and the title role in the made-for-cable Biblical spectacle Jacob (1994). Modine was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as aloof AIDS researcher Don Francis in the 1993 TV movie And the Band Played On, and continued to accept occasional stage roles in between his film and TV projects. He made his screen directorial debut in 1994 with a short subject entitled Smoking. Modine woulds spend the next few decades appearing in a number of interesting projects, like Funky Monkey, Transporter 2, and The Dark Knight Rises.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

67% Miss Virginia Actor 2019
No Score Yet Miss Virginia Actor 2019
11% Backtrace Donovan MacDonald 2018
0% Speed Kills George Bush 2018
38% An Actor Prepares Charlie 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado James Riley 2018
95% Filmworker Actor 2018
No Score Yet Retracer Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Theodore Foster 2017
54% 47 Meters Down Taylor $44.4M 2017
57% The Hippopotamus Lord Michael Logan 2017
No Score Yet Stars In Shorts: No Ordinary Love Actor 2016
25% Army of One Dr. Rose 2016
58% The Brainwashing of My Dad Producer Narrator 2016
91% The Confirmation Kyle 2016
No Score Yet Altar Alec Hamilton 2014
96% Wrinkles Juan 2014
28% Jobs John Sculley $16.2M 2013
36% Family Weekend Duncan Dungy 2013
87% The Dark Knight Rises Foley $448.2M 2012
33% Girl In Progress Dr. Harford $2.7M 2012
No Score Yet Full Metal Joker Actor 2012
No Score Yet Veer Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Flying House Executive Producer Actor 2011
No Score Yet Jesus Was A Commie Screenwriter Director Actor 2011
74% Too Big to Fail John Thain 2011
No Score Yet The Trial Actor 2011
No Score Yet Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Actor 2011
No Score Yet Frenemy Mr. Jack Executive Producer 2010
4% Hemingway's Garden of Eden David's Father $22.6K 2010
No Score Yet The Trial Screenwriter Producer Kent "Mac" McClain 2010
9% Opa! Eric 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
No Score Yet Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Ted Binion 2008
59% Mary Tony Childress 2008
No Score Yet The Neighbor Jeff 2007
No Score Yet Have Dreams, Will Travel (Dream It Out Loud) Actor 2007
68% Go Go Tales Johnie Ruby 2007
18% Kettle of Fish Executive Producer Mel 2006
52% Transporter 2 Mr. Billings $43.1M 2005
No Score Yet Funky Monkey Alec McCall 2004
44% Hollywood North Bobby Myers 2004
36% Le Divorce Tellman $9M 2003
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil Fritz Gerlich 2003
No Score Yet In the Shadows Eric O'Byrne 2002
No Score Yet Redeemer Paul Freeman 2002
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Jack Robinson 2001
No Score Yet The Shipment Mitch Garrett 2001
0% Nobody's Baby Sonny 2001
No Score Yet The American Actor 2001
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
48% Bamboozled Himself $1.9M 2000
No Score Yet Flowers for Algernon (Charlie) Charlie Gordon 2000
52% Any Given Sunday Dr. Ollie Powers 1999
83% Notting Hill Movie-Within-Movie Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Maker Walter Schmeiss 1998
34% The Real Blonde Joe 1998
No Score Yet If... Dog... Rabbit Actor Director 1998
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard Sammy Ayers 1997
0% The Blackout Matty 1997
38% Cutthroat Island William Shaw 1995
27% Fluke Fluke/Thomas Johnson 1995
No Score Yet Jacob Jacob 1994
78% The Browning Version Frank Hunter 1994
19% Bye Bye, Love Dave 1994
95% Short Cuts Dr. Ralph Wyman 1993
100% And the Band Played On Dr. Don Francis 1993
33% Equinox Henry Petosa/Freddy Ace 1992
50% Wind Will 1992
46% Pacific Heights Drake Goodman 1990
67% Memphis Belle Dennis Dearborn 1990
30% Gross Anatomy Joe Slovak 1989
14% The Lemon Sisters Eloise's Father 1989
89% Married to the Mob Mike Downey 1988
No Score Yet La Partita (The Gamble) Francesco 1988
No Score Yet Eugene O'Neill: Journey into Genius Eugene O'Neill 1988
67% Orphans Treat 1987
91% Full Metal Jacket Pvt. J.T. 'Joker' Davis 1987
57% Vision Quest Louden Swain 1985
36% Mrs. Soffel Jack Biddle 1984
85% Birdy Birdy 1984
71% The Hotel New Hampshire Chip Dove/Ernst 1984
56% Streamers Billy 1983
No Score Yet Private School Jim 1983
94% Baby It's You Steve $2M 1983
No Score Yet Amy and the Angel Ralph 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% Stranger Things
2016
Dr. Martin Brenner
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
53% Proof
2015
Ivan Turing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2012
13% The Bedford Diaries
2006
Jake Macklin
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Gordon Rickett
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Marco Arlens
  • 2003
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Voice Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Eugene O'Neill
  • 1988
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1988
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Christopher Newman
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Sullivan Groff

QUOTES FROM Matthew Modine CHARACTERS

Eric O'Byrne
Sometimes you have to bend the rules in life or you gain nothing.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
like a rat in a trap gentlemen
Deputy Commissioner Foley
Like a rat in a trap, gentlemen!
GPD Special Operative
We lost him. [Foley replies into his radio]
Deputy Commissioner Foley
How could you lose him?
GPD Special Operative
He's got a lot of firepower.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
What? And you don't?!
GPD Special Operative
He's heading back downtown.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
Then he's as dumb as he dresses
Deputy Commissioner Foley
Close it off, gentlemen!
Eric
If you discovered Atlantis, would you be happy to walk away from it without holding a piece of it in your hands?
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Is that you John Wayne, is this me?
Deputy Commissioner Foley
How could you lose him? Police Officer's Voice: He's got a lot of firepower.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
And you don't?
Deputy Commissioner Foley
Like a rat in a trap, gentlemen! Veteran Cop: You might have the wrong animal there, sir.
John Blake
Are you sure it was him?
Deputy Commissioner Foley
I want traffic cops, all off-duty, get me every police officer in this town on the Batman now!
John Blake
Sir, what about the armed robbers?
Deputy Commissioner Foley
His wife took the kids and took off for Cleveland.
Congressman
Well, he's about to get a lot of visiting hours. The mayor's gonna let him go next spring.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
Really? But he's a hero!
Congressman
A war hero. This is peacetime.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
There's only one police
Deputy Commissioner Foley
There's only one police.
Foley
There's only one police in this town.
Deputy Commissioner Foley
Who do you want to catch? some robber? or the son-of-a-bitch who killed Harvey Dent?
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Are those live rounds?
Leonard Lawrence Pvt. Gomer Pyle
Seven-six-two millimeter, full metal jacket
Leonard Lawrence Pvt. Gomer Pyle
Seven-six-two millimeter, full metal jacket.
Da Nang Hooker
You got girlfriend Vietnam?
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Not just this minute.
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
[Delivered in unison with his fellow soldiers] This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
I am in a world of shit, yes. But I am alive. And I'm not afraid.
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Sir, Does this mean Ann Margret is not coming?
Dr. Ralph Wyman
You know scientifically speaking Marian, there's no such thing as "beyond natural color!"
Dr. Ralph Wyman
You know scientifically speaking Marian, there's no such thing as 'beyond natural color!'
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
I looked forward to meet interesting and stimulating people from a ancient culture... and kill them
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
I looked forward to meet interesting and stimulating people from a ancient culture... and kill them.
Morgan Adams
They're backwards.
William Shaw
I assure you ma'am, they're normal in every respect.
Birdy
Birdy [as Al is praising the female bosom]: They're just like on a cow, but in a more stupid place.
Birdy
[as Al is praising the female bosom] They're just like on a cow, but in a more stupid place.
Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.