Elias Koteas (born on March 11 1961) is a Canadian actor.
Koteas was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to a father who worked as a mechanic for the Canadian National Railways and a homemaker mother. His parents are both of Greek descent, and he speaks Greek fluently. Koteas attended Vanier College in Montreal, Canada before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1981, of which he is a 1983 graduate. He was a member of the Academy's 1983-1984 Production Company. He also attended the Actors' Studio in New York City, where he studied acting under Ellen Burstyn and Peter Masterson. During his early years, Koteas washed dishes and bussed tables in New York for $1 an hour. At the time, he was not a U.S. citizen and therefore was not allowed to work in that country.
While at the AADA, Koteas played Father Rangier in the school's production of "The Devils" adapted by John Whiting from the Aldous Huxley novel. He was also Paris in "The Golden Apple" a musical...
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Shooter is a 2007 action film directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film is based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. Shooter was released on March 23, 2007. The film's DVD was released on June 26, 2007.
Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is a former United States Marine Corps scout sniper who left the Marines after a mission left his best friend and spotter, Donnie Fenn, dead. A group that leads him to believe they are federal agents approaches him to help entrap a potential assassin, who may attempt to shoot the President at one of three possible locations. Swagger is framed, and afterwards every law enforcement agency is after him, and he is forced to use his military training so that justice prevails.
Shooter was filmed mainly in British Columbia, Canada.
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Fincher, screenwriter James Vanderbilt and producer Brad Fischer spent 18 months conducting their own investigation and research into the Zodiac murders. During filming, Fincher employed the digital Thomson Viper Filmstream camera to shoot the film. This was the first time this camera has been used to shoot an entire Hollywood feature film. Reviews for...,
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Skinwalkers marks Lions Gate Entertainment's first collaboration with Constantin Films, which produced such other other science fiction/horror films as Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, and Wrong Turn. The visual effects are by effects house Mr. X, and the creature effects by Stan Winston Studio.
The film was shot in Ontario, Canada.
Two packs of werewolves, divided by principles, are signaled by the moon of the coming of an ancient prophecy. A young boy named Timothy (Matthew Knight) approaches his 13th birthday, unaware this marks the time of his transformation. Timothy has been raised by his...,
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The movie begins inside a burning building. We see fire fighters running around searching for people inside. One of them, Gordon "Gordy" Brewer (Arnold Schwarzeneggar), sees a woman trapped on the end of a burning corridor. He jumps across a gap in the floor and rescues her.
Back at home, his wife is waking up and sees Gordy playing with his son Matt (Ethan Dampf), helping him build a model plane. His wife Anne (Lindsay Frost) is taking their son to the doctor for a check up, and she wants Gordy to pick them up afterwards, to which he agrees.
However, Gordy is running late. His wife and son are waiting for him in a plaza near the Colombian consulate. "The Wolf", Claudio Perrini (Cliff Curtis), disguised as a...,
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The project took 20 years to make as Malick spent years researching and deciding whether or not to do it. Once it was announced that he would be returning to filmmaking, many big name movie stars expressed interest in appearing in the film, including Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. During filming, Malick forbade producers Robert Michael Geisler and John Roberdeau to show up in Australia where the film was being made because they had refused to give up above-the-title production credit to on-location producer George Stevens Jr. Billy Bob Thornton, Martin...
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It was opened to mixed reactions from critics. Some praised the film for its daring outline and originality, others criticised it for its graphic sexuality mixed with violence. It was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Festival de Cannes, in the end it won the special prize for daring, audacity, and originality.Set in Toronto, James Ballard (James Spader), a film producer, has a disconnected relationship with his wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger). The couple are shown early on in the film engaging in various infidelities, and later having laconic sex, with their arousal only heightening when they discuss the intimate...,
The Prophecy is a 1995 horror film starring Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Walken, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen. It was written and directed by Gregory Widen, and was followed by four sequels. The film tells the story of the Archangel Gabriel and his search for an evil soul on Earth, and a police detective who unknowingly becomes caught in the middle of an angelic war.
The film opens with a brief prologue in a desert where Simon, an angel, stands over the skeleton of another angel. In voiceover, he reveals that a war has broken out in Heaven and the angelic host is divided, much like in the first angelic war in which Satan was cast out of heaven. The introduction of Thomas Daggett follows, as he is about to be ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, but is stricken by horrific visions of angels engaging in war against each other. Several years later, Thomas, having lost his faith and abandoned the church, is now a detective with the LAPD.
Arriving at his...,
Exotica is a 1994 Canadian film set primarily in and around a Toronto nightclub of the same name. It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan.
Exotica presents a disparate group of characters whose lives are interconnected through the Exotica nightclub. Christina (Mia Kirshner) is an exotic dancer at Exotica, owned by Zoe (Arsinée Khanjian). Eric (Elias Koteas) is the club's DJ, and Christina's former boyfriend. Francis (Bruce Greenwood) is a customer who comes in nightly and always has Christina - dressed in a schoolgirl uniform - give him a private dance, which seems to inspire Eric's jealousy.
In his professional life, Francis is a tax auditor for Revenue Canada, (since 2004 renamed the Canada Revenue Agency), and Thomas (Don McKellar) is a gay pet store owner whose books of account Francis is auditing pursuant to a suspician of Thomas running an illegal import business with revenues of $200,000 per year.
Francis is eventually banned from the club when Eric manipulates him into...,
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Elias Koteas was born in Montreal, Canada, Canada