Bruce Travis McGill (born on July 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American actor. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in drama. He graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School in the Northeastern part of San Antonio. He has starred in many films, perhaps his most well-known role being "D-Day" in the 1978 comedy classic National Lampoon's Animal House, a role McGill was desperate to take at the time, recalling his days as a young unemployed actor sitting in a New York City casting office.
His other films include Tough Enough, The Last Boy Scout, Rosewood, My Cousin Vinny, Timecop, The Insider, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, Collateral, Matchstick Men, Bagger Vance (2000), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Runaway Jury (2003), and Cinderella Man (2005). He is a favorite of director Michael Mann, who has cast him in almost every one of his films.He also voiced Agent Buford in the video game, Mercenaries
His television guest...
Created by dipity on Jan 24, 2008
Last updated: 10/31/09 at 03:45 PM
Bruce McGill has no followers yet. Be the first one to follow.
The Lookout is a 2007 crime film directed and written by Scott Frank, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, and Isla Fisher.
The Lookout is a directorial debut of the screenwriter Scott Frank. It was produced by Birnbaum/Barber, Laurence Mark Productions, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Spyglass Entertainment, and Miramax Films. Miramax distributes the film in the USA, and Buena Vista International elsewhere.
The bank in the movie was filmed in the town of Hartney, Manitoba in Canada.
While driving with his head lights off down a country highway, Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his girlfriend Kelly (Laura Vandervoort) and two friends crash into a stalled combine on the road, which results in Chris' brain damage affecting his short-term memory, and death of the two friends.
Four years later, Chris has to write things down to remember them. Chris works at the Noel State Bank & Trust as the night janitor. He aspires to work as a teller, but the bank manager...,
Matchstick Men is a 2003 film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman. It is based on the novel Matchstick Men by Eric Garcia.Roy Waller (Nicholas Cage) is a troubled con artist residing in Los Angeles, California. Alongside his partner Frank Mercer (Sam Rockwell), Roy operates a fake lottery, selling overpriced water filtration systems to unsuspecting customers; in the process, Roy has collected over one million dollars and has developed a crush on Kathy, a local cashier. Roy has developed several mental disorders, including agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and a tic disorder. After Roy experiences a violent panic attack, Frank orders him to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Harris Klein (Bruce Altman).Klein provides Roy with medication, and in therapy has Roy recall his past relationship with his ex-wife, Heather (Melora Walters), who was pregnant during the time of the divorce. Klein informs Roy that he called Heather and found out that...,
Live from Baghdad is a television movie produced in 2002 by HBO. Directed by Mick Jackson and written by Robert Wiener (based on the book of the same title by Robert Wiener). The movie was released during the prelude stage of the currently ongoing Iraq War.Michael Keaton stars as CNN on-location producer Robert Wiener in Baghdad, Iraq during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. The movie focuses on the news media's (primarily CNN's) coverage of the war. Fundamentally an action/drama, the characters grapple with the ethics and implications of 24-hour journalism in the days leading up to and during the United States-led bombing of Baghdad.The movie received some criticism for its inclusion of the journalists' attempt to investigate claims that infants were being removed from their incubators in Iraqi hospitals. The scene in the movie suggests doctors were trying to hide something, but it was later determined that the allegations were untrue. A disclaimer was added to later broadcasts and the...,
The Insider is a 1999 film which tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand. The 60 Minutes story originally aired in November 1995 in an altered form because CBS' then-owner, Laurence Tisch, objected. The story was later aired on February 4, 1996.
The film stars Al Pacino (as Lowell Bergman), Russell Crowe (as Jeffrey Wigand), Christopher Plummer (as Mike Wallace), Bruce McGill (as attorney Ron Motley), Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall (as Don Hewitt), Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Rip Torn, and Colm Feore.
The movie was adapted by Eric Roth and Michael Mann from the Vanity Fair magazine article "The Man Who Knew Too Much" by Marie Brenner. It was directed by Mann.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material...
Rosewood is a 1997 film, starring Ving Rhames as a fictional character who travels to the town of Rosewood, Florida and becomes a witness to the 1923 massacre. Also starring was Don Cheadle as Sylvester, a non-fictional character who also became witness to the atrocities, and Jon Voight, as a white store owner who inhabits a village near Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in a desperate attempt to save whomever they can from the rage of the racist whites of Rosewood. The director was John Singleton.Due to gore, violence, a sexual episode, and a profusive usage of racial slurs and curses, the film was given an MPAA rating of R. The film did better with critics  than any John Singleton film since Boyz N the Hood. Despite that, the film was not a commercial success and was unable to earn the $30 million budget back.The difficult subject matter (a white-led massacre of blacks) made it hard for the film to immediately gain widespread appeal.There was, and remains,...
Timecop (1994) is a science fiction thriller feature film directed by Peter Hyams.
Timecop stars Jean Claude Van Damme, Ron Silver, Bruce McGill and Mia Sara, set in the future where time travel is possible. Van Damme plays a Time Enforcement Agent, part of a specialized police organization. He is conflicted, because he knows it is possible to prevent his wife's death, but his job as a Time Enforcement Agent prevents him from acting on such a prevention.
Timecop remains Jean Claude Van-Damme's highest grossing film (breaking the $100,000,000 barrier for worldwide gross) and his last commercially successful film before making a series of straight-to-video releases. It was also regarded as one of Van Damme's better films by critics who usually derided his acting ability.
Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a Time Enforcement Commission (TEC) Agent. Prior to working at the TEC, Walker's wife Melissa (Mia Sara) was killed in a raid on their home. Max is constantly haunted by her memory...,
The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 action movie starring Bruce Willis as a former Secret Service agent, now working as a private detective, and Damon Wayans as a retired professional football player. The two join forces to solve the murder of the Wayan’s girlfriend. The movie was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Geffen Pictures and directed by Tony Scott.
The film's grim, downbeat tone and punishing violence proved to be a little much for holiday moviegoers at the time of its release in December 1991. It was, however, a modest commercial success, particularly in comparison to star Bruce Willis’ previous vehicle, Hudson Hawk.
Bruce Willis stars as Joe Hallenbeck, a private detective and retired U.S. Secret Service agent who discovers that his wife is having an affair with his best friend and sometime business partner, Mike (Bruce McGill). The same morning, Mike is killed in a mysterious car explosion after giving Joe an assignment to act as bodyguard for a...,
Handle With Care is a 1977 comedy movie set in a small town in Nebraska and loosely based on the wide popularity of citizens' band radio, usually called "CB", at the time. It was directed by Jonathan Demme.The movie was also re-released under the title Citizens Band, and, at this writing the only home video release to date of the film (on VHS tape) was under the latter title.In the film, all of the cast of characters are known by their CB "handles" (nicknames.)A paperback novelization of the film written by E.M. Corder was published by Pocket Books in 1977.Paul Le Mat plays "Spider", a young man who makes a meager living repairing CB radios and spends his spare time volunteering with REACT International. He lives with his father, an irascible retired truck driver (Roberts Blossom) whose CB handle is "Papa Thermodyne"."Chrome Angel" (played by Charles Napier) is an interstate truck driver named Harold passing through the outskirts of town during bad weather, when he is injured in an...
Bruce McGill was born