Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn

  • Highest Rated: 89% Tarzan (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018)
  • Birthday: May 20, 1960
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • The grandson of movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, actor Tony Goldwyn favored his grandmother's side of the family (she was film actress Frances Howard) by pursuing an acting rather than an executive career. Goldwyn's first major film was 1987's Gaby: A True Story, in which he was eighth-billed. His breakthrough feature was 1990's Ghost, in which he played Carl, the "lying snake" who sets up the murder of his best friend (Patrick Swayze) and then callously moves in on the dead man's grieving girlfriend (Demi Moore). A master at playing charming-but-shallow yuppies, Goldwyn went on to appear in films ranging from The Pelican Brief (1994) to Nixon (1995) to the thriller Kiss the Girls (1997). In 1998, Goldwyn played astronaut Neil Armstrong in the made-for-TV docudrama series From the Earth to the Moon; the following year he made his directorial debut with the similarly-titled A Walk on the Moon. Starring Diane Lane as a dissatisfied housewife who finds physical and emotional enlightenment with a blouse salesman (Viggo Mortensen) in 1969 upstate New York, the film enjoyed an overwhelmingly favorable reception. Also in 1999, Goldwyn earned additional kudos for voicing the title character of Disney's animated Tarzan. Audiences were able to see more of the actor in 2000, when he appeared in Don Roos' romantic drama Bounce and in the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi thriller The 6th Day. When his sophomore effort as a director, the romantic comedy Someone Like You..., failed to generate much interest, Goldwyn would turn toward television to helm episodes of The L Word, Without a Trace, Grey's Anatomy, and Law & Order (many of which he also appeared in as an actor) while racking up an impressive list of credits in such efforts as the Christian-themed drama Joshua, The Last Samurai, and as a haunted writer whose attempt to clean the skeletons out of the family closet lead to tragedy in Ghosts Never Sleep. A 2005 performance as a cop whose life is profoundly affected by a firearm in American Gun found Goldwyn as strong as ever in front of the camera, and the following year it was time once again to take the reins for the romantic comedy drama re-make The Last Kiss; a contemporary tale of love and anxiety starring Scrubs and Garden State actor Zach Braff. .

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

14% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) Actor 2018
No Score Yet Back to Life: The Torin Yater-Wallace Story Actor 2018
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Ed Miller $0.8M 2017
52% The Belko Experiment Barry Norris $10.2M 2017
No Score Yet Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Warren Jeffs 2014
42% Divergent Andrew $129.6M 2014
53% The Mechanic Dean Sanderson $29.2M 2011
67% Conviction Producer Director $6.8M 2010
41% The Last House on the Left John Collingwood $32.8M 2009
No Score Yet Pocahontas: The Legend Sir Edwin Wingfield 2008
46% The Last Kiss Director $11.6M 2006
No Score Yet Ghosts Never Sleep Jared Dolan 2006
30% The Sisters Vincent Antonelli 2006
No Score Yet The Godfather of Green Bay Big Jake Norquist 2006
39% American Gun Frank 2006
66% The Last Samurai Col. Bagley $111.1M 2003
No Score Yet Beyond the Ashes Elliot 2003
No Score Yet Ash Tuesday Actor 2003
16% Abandon Dr. David Schaffer $10.7M 2002
22% Joshua Joshua 2002
55% An American Rhapsody Peter 2001
42% Someone Like You Director $26.8M 2001
52% Bounce Greg Janello 2000
41% The 6th Day Michael Drucker $33.9M 2000
No Score Yet The Song of the Lark Fred Ottenburg 2000
89% Tarzan Tarzan 1999
72% A Walk on the Moon Producer Director 1999
60% The Lesser Evil Frank 1998
29% Kiss The Girls Will Rudolph 1997
60% The Substance of Fire Aaron Geldhart 1996
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door Jack Palmer 1996
74% Nixon Harold Nixon 1995
14% Reckless Tom 1995
88% Truman Clark Clifford 1995
No Score Yet The Last Word Stan 1995
No Score Yet A Woman of Independent Means Actor 1995
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Duvall 1994
No Score Yet The Last Tattoo Capt. Michael Starwood 1994
53% The Pelican Brief Fletcher Coal 1993
No Score Yet Taking The Heat Michael 1993
No Score Yet Love Matters Cecil 1993
29% Traces of Red Steve 1992
28% Kuffs Ted Bukovsky 1992
No Score Yet Iran: Days of Crisis Jody Powell 1991
74% Ghost Carl Bruner 1990
No Score Yet Dark Holiday Actor 1989
No Score Yet Gaby: A True Story David 1987
52% Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives Darren 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

42% Chambers
2019
Ben Lefevre
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
93% Scandal
2012-2018
President Fitzgerald Grant President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant Director
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
92% The Divide
2014
Executive Producer Producer Director Co-creator
  • 2014
97% Justified
2010-2015
Director
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • 2011
91% Damages
2007-2012
Director
  • 2010
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Baxter
  • 2009
68% Dirty Sexy Money
2007-2009
Director
  • 2007
65% Kidnapped
2006-2007
Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Michael Goren Frank Goren
  • 2007
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Director
  • 2007
42% Six Degrees
2006-2007
Director
  • 2007
72% Dexter
2006-2013
Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Director
  • 2006
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Burr Conner Burr Connor Director
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Rick/Greg Knowles Director
  • 2004
  • 2003
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Neil Armstrong
  • 1998
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Bobby Powell
  • 1988
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Kendall
  • 1987
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Dr. Campion
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Unknown
2012

QUOTES FROM Tony Goldwyn CHARACTERS

Kerchak
Everyone, we will avoid the strangers. Do not let them seek you and do not seek them out.
Tarzan
They mean us no harm.
Kerchak
Tarzan, I don't know them.
Tarzan
But I do. I spent time with them.
Kerchak
You may be willing to risk our family, but I'm not.
Tarzan
Why are you threatened by anyone different than you?!
Tarzan
Why are you threatened by anyone different than you?
Kerchak
Protect this family, and stay away from them!
Clayton
I'm so sorry about the rude welcome, oh boy, but I couldn't have you making a scene when we put your furry friends in their cages.
Tarzan
Why?
Clayton
Why? For three hundred pounds sterling ahead. Actually, I have you to thank, dear boy. Couldn't have done it without you.
Tarzan
*to kerchak* why are you threatened by anyone different than you?
Tarzan
*to Kerchak* Why are you threatened by anyone different than you?
Tarzan
No matter where I go, you will always be my mother.
Kala
And you will always be in my heart.
Darren
We're going to scare him.
Lizbeth
We're going to scare him?
Darren
That's right, just drive towards him. He'll move. Nobody wants to die.
Lizbeth
Well, that's a freaking fact. Least of all...US!
Lizbeth
Well, that's a freaking fact. Least of all, us!
Darren
Will you just drive? He'll get out of our way.
Lizbeth
(she drives up to Jason and stops and Jason doesn't move) - Yeah. That really scared the sh*t out of him.
Dean Sanderson
I'm going to put a price on your head so big, that when you look in the mirror your reflection's gonna want to shoot you in the face.