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Matthew Modine

Modine at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Matthew Avery Modine
March 22, 1959 (1959-03-22) (age 49)
Loma Linda, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Caridad Rivera (October 31, 1980 - present; 2 children)

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Biography

Career

His first film role was in John Sayles' Baby It's You. His performance caught the eye of director Harold Becker, who cast him in Vision Quest (Crazy for You) based on the novel by Terry Davis. It was the director Robert Altman that propelled Modine into international stardom with his film adaptation of David Rabe's play Streamers. Modine and his fellow castmates won an unprecedented Best Actor prize from the Venice Film Festival for this tragic story of young American soldiers about to be shipped to Vietnam. Modine played Mel Gibson's brother in Mrs. Soffel and starred with Nicolas Cage in Alan Parker's Birdy. The film was awarded a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo of John Sayles by Robert Birnbaum John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an independent American film director and writer who frequently takes a small part in his own and other indie films. ... For other uses, see Baby Its You (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... David William Rabe (born March 10, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa) is an American playwright and screenwriter. ... Streamers is a 1983 film by Robert Altman. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American-Australian actor, historian, Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... Birdy is a 1984 film directed by Alan Parker and starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ...


Modine might be best known for his role as "Private Joker," the main character of Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war movie Full Metal Jacket. Afterward, he played the dangerous young criminal, Treat, in Alan Pakula's film version of the hugely successful play Orphans by writer Lyle Kessler and the goofy, earnest Det. Mike Downey, in Jonathan Demme's screwball comedy Married to the Mob opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. Modine was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performances in And the Band Played On and What the Deaf Man Heard. Kubrick redirects here. ... For the type of ammunition, see Full metal jacket bullet. ... Alan Jay Pakula (7 April 1928 - 19 November 1998) was an American film producer, writer and director noted for his contributions to the conspiracy thriller genre. ... Lyle Kessler is an American actor and playwright. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Married to the Mob is a 1988 comedy film. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... And the Band Played On is an Emmy award-winning 1993 television drama film based on the best-selling 1987 non-fiction book And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. ... What the Deaf Man Heard was a 1997 Hallmark TV movie about a boy who pretends to be deaf, when really he can hear perfectly well. ...


In 1995, he worked opposite Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island, a movie that is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest box office flop of all time.[1] In 1999, he made his feature directorial debut with If... Dog... Rabbit. This came after the success of three short films that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival: When I was a Boy (co-directed with Todd Field) Smoking written by David Sedaris, and Ecce Pirate. Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin, filmed in various locations around Malta. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... Todd Field (born William Todd Field) February 24, 1964, in Pomona, California; is an American actor and Academy Award-nominated writer/director. ... David Sedaris (born December 26, 1957) is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor. ...


His most recent films include The Go Go Tales, "Have Dreams, Will Travel", Opa!, and Mary, which won a prize at the Venice Film Festival. The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ...


Pop culture references

Canadian girl-pop band, Pony Up!, wrote and recorded a song called "Matthew Modine" on their self-titled debut album. Actor Martin Short's character Jiminy Glick has made repeated references to his twin sons, Matthew and Modine. Pony Up! is an indie pop band from Montreal, Canada. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian/American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. ... Jiminy Glick is a fictional character portrayed by Martin Short in the TV series Primetime Glick. ...


In the song, "Babysitting is a Bum Deal," from the comedic album, "Family Guy: Live in Vegas" (2005), one line of the character Stewie's lyrics say: "And I grunted and pooped out a poop that looked something like Matthew Modine!" In 2007, a Baltimore based music blog featured a fictitious movie trailer titled, "Rad II: The Matthew Modine Challenge".[2] The concept stems from an encounter the actors had with Modine in the Spring of 2006 at a restaurant near the Washington Monument. Modine challenged the boys to race to the top of the monument and back in under 15 minutes without vomiting. Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ...


“Full Metal Jacket Diary” is a critically acclaimed book written by Modine. The book is a day-to-day account of his experience while working on Full Metal Jacket, a film that many critics consider one of the greatest war films ever made. In addition to the diary, the book is filled with photos Modine shot using a Rolleiflex camera. For the type of ammunition, see Full metal jacket bullet. ...


BICYCLE FOR A DAY is an environmental initiative Modine created with Charles Finch. Modine directed the BFAD film for Young Global Leaders and it was presented to an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (2006).


Filmography

Private School is a 1983 comedy film, directed by Noel Back. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Streamers is a 1983 film by Robert Altman. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... Birdy is a movie directed by Alan Parker staring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage, released in 1984. ... This article is about the year. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ... Alternative uses: see orphan (typesetting), and orphan process in computing. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... For the type of ammunition, see Full metal jacket bullet. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Married to the Mob is a 1988 comedy film. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... The 1989 movie Gross Anatomy stars Matthew Modine and Daphne Zuniga. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick, starring Matthew Modine and Eric Stoltz and introducing Harry Connick Jr. ... This article is about the year. ... Pacific Heights is a 1990 thriller film starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton. ... This article is about the year. ... John Richard Schlesinger CBE (February 16, 1926 – July 25, 2003) was an English film director. ... Wind is a film released in 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Equinox is an horror movie by Jack Woods. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Alan Rudolph (born 18 December 1943 in Los Angeles) is an American film director and screenwriter. ... Short Cuts is a 1993 film directed by Robert Altman. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... And the Band Played On is an Emmy award-winning 1993 television drama film based on the best-selling 1987 non-fiction book And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Browning Version is a 1994 film directed by Mike Figgis and starring Albert Finney. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin, filmed in various locations around Malta. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Bye Bye Love is a 1995 comedy-drama that deals with the central issue of divorce. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... What the Deaf Man Heard was a 1997 Hallmark TV movie about a boy who pretends to be deaf, when really he can hear perfectly well. ... The Real Blonde is a 1997 movie directed and written by Tom DiCillo. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley and Marty Wright. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... For places named Notting Hill, see Notting Hill. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction story and play written by Daniel Keyes. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Le Divorce is a 2003 motion picture that tells a story of an American woman who married a French man and her sister visiting her in Paris. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an award-winning American film director, best known for the results of his long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, which included both Indian-born producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Into the West is a 2005 miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks which began as a six-week event on June 10, 2005 on Turner Network Television (TNT). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Have Dreams, Will Travel is a drama film set in the 1960s directed by Brad Isaacs, starring Cayden Boyd, AnnaSophia Robb, Lara Flynn Boyle, Val Kilmer and Matthew Modine. ... Mary may refer to: // Mary (mother of Jesus), the mother of Jesus of Nazareth Blessed Virgin Mary, the Catholic and Orthodox conception of the mother of Christ See also Islamic view of Virgin Mary Mary Magdalene, devoted disciple of Jesus Mary Salome (disciple), mother of apostles James and John Mary... The Bedford Diaries is a American television series that began its first season on The WB network on March 29, 2006. ... Weeds is an American dark comedy television series It began with a 10-episode first season in August 2005. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

References

  1. ^ Guinness World Records
  2. ^ Butter Team: Rad II: The Matthew Modine Challenge

External links

  • Official website
  • Matthew Modine at the Internet Movie Database
  • Matthew Modine at TV.com
  • Card Carrying Liberal
  • Bicycle for a Day
  • Full Metal Jacket Diary
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ...

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