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Matthew Modine

The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While still a student of hers, he began landing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Confirmation (completed)
  Revengeance (filming)
Sid (rumored)
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Ivan Turing
- Tsunami: Part Two (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- Tsunami: Part One (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- Reborn (2015) ... Ivan Turing
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Ivan Turing (credit only)
- Private Matters (2015) ... Ivan Turing
 2015 Merry Xmas (Short)
 2014 Guests (Short)
Theodore Foster
 2014 Altar
Alec Hamilton
 2013 Family Weekend
Duncan Dungy
 2013 CAT. 8 (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Michael Ranger
 2013 Anatomy of Violence (TV Movie)
Convict #3
 2012 Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Flying House (Short)
 2011 Wrinkles (English version, voice)
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
John Thain
 2011 Jesus Was a Commie (Short)
John Doe
 2010 A Cat in Paris
Lucas (English version, voice)
 2010 The Trial
 2008 Santa, the Fascist Years (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 The Garden of Eden
David's Father
 2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie)
Ted Binion
 2008 Mia and the Migoo
Mr. Houston / Godfrey (English version, voice)
 2008/II Cowboy (Short)
 2008 I Think I Thought (Short)
 2007/I The Neighbor
 2007 Weeds (TV Series)
Sullivan Groff
- Go (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Protection (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Risk (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
- Cankles (2007) ... Sullivan Groff
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Ben's Father
 2006 Kettle of Fish
 2005 Opa!
 2005/I Mary
Tony Childress / Jesus
 2005 Into the West (TV Mini-Series)
Samson Wheeler
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Gordon Rickett
- Rage (2005) ... Gordon Rickett
 2004 The Winning Season (TV Movie)
Honus Wagner
 2003 Hollywood North
Bobby Myers
 2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series)
Fritz Gerlich
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Marco Arlens
 2003 Expert Witness (TV Movie)
 2002 Redeemer (TV Movie)
Paul Freeman
 2001 The Shipment
Mitch Garrett
 2001 In the Shadows
 2001 Nobody's Baby
 2000 Very Mean Men
 1999 Notting Hill
Movie-Within-Movie Actor (uncredited)
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Christopher Newman
 1998 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Lawrence Svobida
- Surviving the Dust Bowl (1998) ... Lawrence Svobida (voice)
 1997 What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Movie)
Sammy Ayers
 1997 The Real Blonde
 1997 The Blackout
 1997 The Maker
Walter Schmeiss
 1995 Fluke
Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
 1995 Bye Bye Love
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
 1993 Short Cuts
Dr. Ralph Wyman
 1993/II The Tree (Short)
Boy as middle-aged-man / Boy as old man
 1992 Equinox
Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
 1992/I Wind
Will Parker
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Joe Slovak
 1988 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Lloyd Bentsen / Various / Himself - Host
- Matthew Modine/Edie Brickell & New Bohemians (1988) ... Lloyd Bentsen / Various / Himself - Host
 1988 The Gamble
Francesco Sacredo
 1987 Orphans
 1984 Birdy
 1983 Streamers
 1983 Private School
 1983 Baby It's You
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Randy
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Other Works:

March 2010: Made his Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker on Broadway opposite Abigail Breslin and Alison Pill. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew Avery Modine


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(1990, on filming Pacific Heights) Filmmaking is never easy. It sounds so trivial to say, 'Oh, it was such a wonderful production. We all got along so well.' It sounds like bullshit. And it is. It wasn't an easy shoot. John (Schlesinger) was very sick during the first weeks of production, which put us under tremendous budget and time constraints. He had to play catch-up. And filmmaking has ... See more »


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