Harris Yulin (born November 5, 1937 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor who has appeared in dozens of Hollywood films and television movies. He first emerged in the Brian De Palma film Scarface (1983) as a crooked "cop" who double-crosses Al Pacino's character.
Since then, Yulin has appeared in many popular films, including Ghostbusters II, Final Analysis, and Clear and Present Danger. His more recent projects include Rush Hour 2 and Training Day.
He appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the acclaimed episode "Duet". During the second season of 24 he played National Security Advisor Roger Stanton. He was nominated for a 1996 Emmy for his portrayal of crime boss Jerome Belasco in the television series Frasier. In the series Buffy The Vampire Slayer he played Quentin Travers, head of the Watchers' Council.
He currently lives with his wife Kristen Lowman, and step-daughter Claire Lucido.
Yulin was married to Gwen Welles, who appeared in Nashville.
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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (also known simply as Fur) is a 2006 film starring Nicole Kidman as iconic American photographer Diane Arbus, who was known for her strange, disturbing images. She committed suicide in 1971.
For the film, director Steven Shainberg, best known for his kinky indie Secretary, reunited with its screenwriter, Erin Cressida Wilson, who used Patricia Bosworth's book Diane Arbus: A Biography as a source. As its name implies, the film is a fictional account rather than an accurate biography. The cinematic Arbus is torn between an affair with overly hirsute neighbor Lionel (Robert Downey, Jr.) and a more conventional life with doting, domestic husband Allan (Ty Burrell) as she tries to find her muse amidst the fringe dwellers of society.
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The southern army trying to track down the Yankee army during the civil war. The south is ambushed, but thanks to the sharp-shooting of Frank James (Gabriel Macht) and the distracting and at the same time clever antics of Jesse James (Colin Farrell), the south manages to pull through. The James brothers, along with their war buddies, the Younger brothers, congratulate themselves and then head on to kill off more Yanks.
They are surprised to find their army has pulled out when there are still "a lot of Yankees to kill". That's when they are told that General Lee surrendered yesterday, their side has lost and the war is over. They all quickly decide that the only thing to do then, is to head back home to their friends, families, and farms.
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Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) finds his time stretched to the limit between his wife, career and family, until he meets a scientist who offers to clone him. Of course, one clone ends up not being enough and soon he has an attic full of them - all played by Keaton and each with a different personality - while his unsuspecting wife (Laura Kinney, played by Andie MacDowell) wonders what on earth is going on.
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Tony becomes a gangster against the backdrop of the 1980s cocaine boom. The film chronicles his rise to the top of Miami's criminal underworld and subsequent downfall.
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Harris Yulin was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County