George Segal (born February 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York) is an American film and stage actor. He was educated at the George School, a private Quaker preparatory boarding school near Newtown, Pennsylvania.
A 1955 graduate of Columbia University, the amiable, wavy-haired leading man is equally at home in drama and comedy, although he is more often seen in the latter. Originally a stage actor and musician, Segal appeared in several nondescript films in the early 1960s before raising eyebrows in 1965 as a distraught newlywed in Ship of Fools and as a P.O.W. in King Rat. He followed with top performances as Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he was nominated for an Oscar), a Cagneyesque gangster in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, perplexed police detective Mo Brummel in No Way to Treat a Lady, a bookworm in The Owl and the Pussycat, a man laying waste to his marriage in Loving, and a hairdresser turned junkie in Born to Win. Segal starred with Ruth Gordon...
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Heights is a 2004 Merchant Ivory Productions film that follows a pivotal twenty-four hours in the interconnected lives of five New Yorkers. It stars Elizabeth Banks as Isabel, a photographer, James Marsden as Jonathan, a Jewish lawyer and Isabel's fiance, Glenn Close as Diana, Isabel's mother, Jesse Bradford as Alec, an actor, and John Light as Peter, a journalist.
Glenn Close - Diana Lee Elizabeth Banks - Isabel Lee James Marsden - Jonathan Kestler Jesse Bradford - Alec Lochka John Light - Peter Cole Rufus Wainwright - Jeremy Eric Bogosian - Henry George Segal - Rabbi Mendel Andrew Howard - Ian Isabella Rossellini - Liz Matthew Davis - Mark Michael Murphy - Jesse Chandler Williams - Juliard Macbeth Bess Wohl - Juilliard Lady Macbeth
The Cable Guy is a 1996 dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick , Leslie Mann and Jack Black.
It became famous for being star Jim Carrey's first $20,000,000 paycheck, which was the then-highest amount ever paid to a comedic actor.
This movie is also known for featuring actors from the Frat Pack. With Jack Black as Steven's friend Rick, Owen Wilson as Robin's date, Stiller as child actors Sam and Stan Sweet, Leslie Mann as Robin, and Andy Dick as the Medieval Times host.
Chip Douglas (Jim Carrey) is a cable installer who installs Steven Kovacs' (Matthew Broderick) cable television service. After he illegally gives Steven free pay channels, Chip believes he and Steven have struck up a friendship. Although Chip behaves in an offputting manner, Steven comes to like his new pal. Chip shows his affection in odd ways such as arranging a duel between the two, giving Steven a massive entertainment system, and paying for a gorgeous prostitute to...,
The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 romantic comedy film starring and directed by Barbra Streisand. The original story (Le Miroir à Deux Faces) was written by André Cayatte and Gérard Oury and adapted for the screen by Richard LaGravenese. The cast included Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro, Austin Pendleton, Elle Macpherson and Taina Elg. This film received widespread criticism for being a self-involved ego production by Ms. Streisand.
Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) and Gregory Larkin (Jeff Bridges) are two Columbia professors who decide to get married based only on their intellectual common ground
Tagline: There are two things a woman knows: what she's looking for and what she'll settle for
The soundtrack was a duet performed by Barbra Streisand herself and Bryan Adams, the song was called I Finally Found Someone.
Flirting with Disaster is a 1996 American comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell about a young father's search for his biological parents. The film stars Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin.
This film is number 77 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".Mel Coplin and his wife, Nancy, live in New York, near Mel's neurotic, Jewish, adoptive parents, Ed and Pearl Coplin. Mel and Nancy have just had their first child, and they refuse to name their son until Mel can discover the identity of his biological parents. After an adoption agency employee locates his biological mother's name in a database, Mel decides to meet her personally.
Tina, the sexy but highly incompetent adoption agency employee, decides to accompany Mel, Nancy, and the newborn on a trip to San Diego to meet Mel's biological mother. The trip, of course, does not go as planned, and ends up becoming a tour of the United States.
First, Mel is...,
To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0-595-26939-7), and directed by Gus Van Sant. It stars Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon and Joaquin Phoenix. Major supporting roles feature Illeana Douglas, Wayne Knight, Casey Affleck, Dan Hedaya and Alison Folland. Kidman's performance as the cold-hearted, vindicative, manipulative, and overly ambitious newsreader determined to achieve fame by any measures drew enormous critical praise. Kidman was nominated for a BAFTA and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance.The film includes cameo appearances by George Segal, David Cronenberg, author Maynard, and screenwriter Henry. It features original music by Danny Elfman. The film's tagline is: "All she wanted was a little attention."To Die For is a mixture of styles, combining a traditional drama with darkly comic direct-to-camera monologues by Kidman's character, and mockumentary interviews, some tragic, with certain of the other...,
Joshua Tree is a 1993 action film directed by Academy Award and Bafta winning stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong, written by Steven Pressfield and starring Dolph Lundgren, Kristian Alfonso and George Segal. Much of the film was filmed in the Alabama Hills of the Sierra Nevada and the desert of the Joshua Tree National Park of south-east California.
Wellman Anthony Santee (Dolph Lundgren) is a former racecar driver who has turned to a life of crime since the death of his mother. Santee and his friend Eddie "Silver" Turner (Ken Foree) bend the law for profit by hauling stolen cars.
Santee's latest assignment is to transport suspicious goods across the desert, but a Highway Patrol cop pulls him over. Turner tries to reason with the cop.
But then a pair of cops named Frank Severence (George Segal) and Jack "Rudy" Rudisill (Beau Starr) show up. There is a gun battle in which Turner is killed, and Santee is wounded. Severence murders the highway patrolman, and pins it on Santee.
Look Who's Talking is a 1989 comedy film which stars John Travolta (James Ubriacco) and Kirstie Alley (Mollie). Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The movie also features George Segal as Mollie's client, Albert, who is the illegitimate father of Mikey. It was written and directed by Amy Heckerling.
Mollie, a qualified accountant, is currently having an affair with her client, Albert. When she becomes pregnant with Albert's child (although she tells her parents the father is a sperm donor), Albert says he will leave his wife and raised the child with Mollie. When Mollie discovers Albert with another woman while shopping with her best friend, Albert admits that he is not going to live with Mollie, but with the woman Mollie caught him with, who is his interior designer. While storming away in rage while her best friend and the interior designer attack Albert on the street, Mollie goes into labor; she hastily gets into a taxicab. The driver, James, realizing that his...,
Carbon Copy is a 1981 comedy film, directed by Michael Schultz.
Roger Porter (Washington) is the long-lost black son of Walter Whitney (Segal), a respectable businessman who lives in the all-white community of San Marino, California.
Once Roger turns up at Walter's office, it turns out that he is the result of Walter's relationship with a black woman, who is now dead. Walter's father-in-law had warned him that the relationship would be harmful to his career, so he broke it off.
Walter attempts to help Roger by telling his wife Vivian (Saint James) that he wants to adopt him. She accepts, but soon regrets the decision and ends up kicking Walter out. Her father also fires him, taking his car and benefits in the process. Penniless, he and Roger check into a motel, and later move into an apartment. Walter ends up as a manual labourer, shovelling horse manure.
The final ten minutes makes the transition from comedy to drama, where Walter has to either accept that Roger is his son, or...,
The Last Married Couple in America is a comedy movie released in the US in 1980. It was directed by Gilbert Cates, whose most successful movie was Oh, God! Book II, released the same year.
with Priscilla Barnes
and Arlene Golonka
Segal and Wood are a California couple struggling to maintain their "happily married" status as all their friends begin to get divorces.
Upon release, the film performed very poorly at the box office and garnered almost universally negative reviews, though some critics singled out Valerie Harper for her supporting role as a newly-divorced and sexually-aggressive friend of Segal and Wood.
This is the last completed theatrical release Natalie Wood made before her death in 1981. (For her final film, 1983's "Brainstorm", co-starring Christopher Walken, she died before filming was complete, finishing roughly 75% of her scenes, according to director Douglas Trumbull.)
Lost and Found is a 1979 film starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson. The film is about the couple and their constant running into each other and clashing with each other as well....
Rollercoaster is a summer 1977 disaster-suspense film directed by James Goldstone. It was one of three films created in Sensurround by Universal Studios, along with Midway and Earthquake .
The plot surrounds the blackmail of various amusement park companies by an anonymous extortionist (Timothy Bottoms) who places radio-controlled explosives on each park's signature roller coaster (the film opens with a horrific explosion and crash of a sabotaged ride packed with people). A ride safety inspector (George Segal) works with the local police and an FBI special agent (Richard Widmark) to track him down. Helen Hunt also has a supporting role as Segal's teenage daughter / potential victim.
The movie features an appearance by the band Sparks for the roller coaster's openings concert. This role was rumored to have been offered to Kiss who turned down the part. Sparks later cited their appearance in the movie in answer to a question about the biggest regret of their career. 2. Music by Jerry...,
Fun with Dick and Jane is a 1977 romantic comedy film starring George Segal and Jane Fonda as an upper-middle class couple who turn to crime. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Other actors include Ed McMahon and Richard Gautier. One tagline was "Bonnie and Clyde they ain't".
The character names come from the Dick and Jane series of children's educational books and the title is taken from the title of one of the books in the series. It is obviously meant as a joke juxtaposing the crime with the innocence of the children's books.
A remake was released in 2005, starring Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni.
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox is a 1976 western romantic comedy film starring Goldie Hawn and George Segal, produced, directed and co-written by Melvin Frank.A dance hall girl, Duchess, joins with a gambler nicknamed the "Dirtwater Fox" on the way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Seeking refuge from a pursuing gang of outlaws, the Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox join a wagon train of Mormons....,
California Split is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Elliott Gould and George Segal as a pair of gamblers. It was the first non-Cinerama movie to use eight-track stereo sound.
The film is less concerned with plot than behavior as a friendship develops between Bill Denny (Segal) and Charlie Waters (Gould) over their mutual love of gambling. Charlie is a wisecracking joker and experienced gambler constantly looking for the next score. Initially, Bill isn’t as committed a gambler (he works at a magazine during the day) but he’s well on his way.
As the film progresses and the two men hang out more, Bill starts to become more addicted to the gambling lifestyle. He goes into debt to his bookie, Sparkie (Joseph Walsh). Eventually, Bill and Charlie end up in Reno, where Bill hocks some of his possessions; they pool their money to stake Bill in a poker game (where one of the players is former world champion "Amarillo Slim", portraying himself). Bill wins $18,000, but doesn't...
A Touch of Class is a 1973 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a couple having an affair, who find themselves falling in love. It stars George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino and K Callan.
It was adapted by Melvin Frank and Jack Rose from the story She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night by Marvin Frank. It was directed by Melvin Frank.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Glenda Jackson) and was nominated for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Best Music, Song (for George Barrie and Sammy Cahn for "All That Love Went to Waste"), Best Picture and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced.
The Terminal Man is a 1974 film based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The plot centers around the immediate dangers of mind control.Harry Benson, an extremely intelligent computer programmer (IQ of 144) in his 30's, suffers from psychomotor epilepsy. He often has seizures which induce a blackout, and wakes up hours later to unfamiliar surroundings with no knowledge of what he's done. Benson suffers from Acute Disinhibitory Lesion (ADL) syndrome, and is a prime candidate for an operation known as "Stage Three." "Stage Three" requires surgeons to implant electrodes in his brain and connect them to a miniature computer in his chest which is meant to control these seizures. Not only does he have ADL syndrome, but he also suffers from delusions of computers being on the rise against man. Benson's Psychiatrist, Janet Ross, is concerned that once this operation is complete, Benson will suffer further psychosis as a result of his person merging with that of a computer,...,
The Owl and the Pussycat is a 1970 romantic comedy film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal. Barbra Streisand plays the role of a somewhat uneducated actress, model, and part-time prostitute. She temporarily lives with an educated want-to-be writer, played by Segal. Their differences are obvious; yet through time, they start to admire each other. Comedian/Actor Robert Klein appears in a supporting role. Future Adult Film actress Marilyn Chambers, who makes her film debut here, plays Klein's girlfriend. (She is credited here as Evelyn Lang.)
The soundtrack record released for the movie (Columbia Masterworks MS30401) features dialogue from the film and music from the jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears.
The movie was released several years ago on DVD, however, fans of the movie have complained that dialogue and scenes from the original movie, including a brief nude scene by Streisand and her character's use of the word "fuck" have been...
Loving is a 1970 film by Irvin Kershner, based on the novel Loving by J. M. Ryan....
The Bridge at Remagen is a war film released in 1969, directed by John Guillermin
and starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. The film is based on the book
by Ken Hechler which describes the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen on March 7, 1945 by the U.S. 9th Armored Division.
In the last months of World War II, elements of the US 1st Army approach the last standing bridge over the Rhine River. The Rhine is the last natural barrier between Allied forces on the western front, and Germany's industrial heartland. While the battle weary Americans reluctantly follow orders to capture the bridge intact, a scratch force of German defenders do their best to defend the bridge without actually destroying it and cutting off the escape route of 75,000 of their German comrades on the far side of the Rhine.
The film is a fictionalized version of the real events. The real life officer who led US troops across the bridge, Lieutenant Karl Timmermann, and the first soldier across...
Ship of Fools is a 1965 film which tells the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner during the 1930s. It stars Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin, Oskar Werner, Michael Dunn, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, José Greco and Heinz Rühmann.The movie was adapted by Abby Mann from the novel of the same name by Katherine Anne Porter. It was directed by Stanley Kramer.It was to be Vivien Leigh's last film.It won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Oskar Werner), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Dunn), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Simone Signoret), Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Vivien Leigh was awarded the French equivalent of the Oscar for her role....,
King Rat is a 1965 film version of the James Clavell novel King Rat. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes and starred George Segal as Corporal King. Among the supporting cast were John Mills, Tom Courtenay, James Fox and Leonard Rossiter.The movie follows life in a POW camp in World War II. Some of the (mainly British) star cast are listed below.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Cinematography and Art Direction.George Segal's character is seen wearing the shoulder sleeve insignia of the U.S. Army's elite 34th Infantry Division, the feared Red Bulls. The 34ID fought the Germans during WWII, not the Japanese. It is highly unlikely that a member of the 34ID would have been transferred to the CBI or Pacific theater and seen action against the Japanese, and then get captured....
The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 history The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about "D-Day", the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II.
The movie was adapted by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Cornelius Ryan and Jack Seddon from the Ryan book. It was directed by Ken Annakin (British and French exteriors), Andrew Marton (American exteriors), Gerd Oswald (parachute drop scene), Bernhard Wicki (German scenes) and Darryl F. Zanuck (uncredited).
Many of the military consultants and advisors who helped with the film's production were actual participants in the action on D-Day, and are portrayed in the film. The producers drew them from both sides. Among them are Günther Blumentritt (a former German general), James M. Gavin (an American general), Frederick Morgan (Deputy Chief of Staff at SHAEF), John Howard (who led the airborne assault on the Pegasus Bridge), The Earl of Lovat (who commanded the 1st Special...
George Segal was born