Brian Dennehy

ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

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Imposing, barrel-chested and often silver-haired Brian Dennehy was a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage over many decades. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. Brian majored in history, before moving on to Yale to study dramatic arts. He first appeared in minor screen roles in such fare as À la recherche de Mr. Goodbar (1977), Les faux-durs (1977) and Drôle d'embrouille (1978) and proved popular with casting directors, leading to regular work. However, he really got himself noticed by movie audiences in the box-office hit Rambo (1982) as the bigoted sheriff determined to run Vietnam veteran "John Rambo" (played by Sylvester Stallone) out of his town. Dennehy quickly escalated to stronger supporting or co-starring roles in films including the Cold War thriller Gorky Park (1983), as a benevolent alien in Cocoon (1985), a corrupt sheriff in the western Silverado (1985), a tough but smart cop in F/X (1986) and a cop-turned-writer alongside hit man James Woods in Pacte avec un tueur (1987). In 1987, Dennehy turned in one of his finest performances as cancer-ridden architect "Stourley Kracklite" in Peter Greenaway's superb Le ventre de l'architecte (1987), for which he won the Best Actor Award at the 1987 Chicago Film Festival. More strong performances followed. He reprised prior roles for Cocoon, le retour (1988) and F/X2, effets très spéciaux (1991), and turned in gripping performances in three made-for-TV films: a sadistic small-town bully who gets his grisly comeuppance in Un homme à tuer (1991), real-life serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the chilling Le meurtrier de l'Illinois (1992) and a corrupt union boss in Jeux d'influence (1992). In 1993, Dennehy appeared in the role of police "Sgt. Jack Reed" in the telemovie Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (1993), and reprised the role in four sequels, which saw him for the first time become involved in co-producing, directing and writing screen productions! Demand for his services showed no signs of abating, and he put in further memorable performances in Roméo + Juliette (1996), as bad-luck-ridden "Willy Loman" in Death of a Salesman (2000) (which earned him a Golden Globe Award), he popped up in the uneven Spike Lee film She Hate Me (2004) and appears in the remake Assaut sur le central 13 (2005). The multi-talented Dennehy also had a rich theatrical career and appeared both in the United States and internationally in dynamic stage productions including "Death of a Salesman" (for which he picked up the 1999 Best Actor Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award), "A Touch of the Poet", "Long Day's Journey into Night" (for which he picked up another Tony Award in 2003) and in Eugene O'Neill's heart-wrenching "The Iceman Cometh." - IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Brian Dennehy’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Brian Dennehy on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1977 to 2020. See the full graphs of the number of Brian Dennehy movies released per year from 2004 till 2020.

Top Genres

Brian Dennehy works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Crime Genre flixes. 41% of Brian Dennehy movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Brian Dennehy worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Brian Dennehy has worked on is 6.4.

6.4 / 10

Brian Dennehy's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Action,Adventure,Thriller
First Blood (1982)

A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

7.7/1093 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Crime,Drama,Mystery
Hap and Leonard (2016)

Set in the late 1980's Hap and Leonard is a darkly comic swamp noir of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho killers, some lost loot, and the fuzz.

7.6/1060 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Adventure,Drama
Never Cry Wolf (1983)

A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

7.5/10105 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Biography,Documentary
Trumbo (2007)

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ...

7.4/1096 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

A lonesome boy accompanies his mother on a trip to clean out his late aunt's house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door.

7.3/1083 min

Available in 16 platform(s).

Drama,Thriller
Fail Safe (2000)

Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.

7.3/1086 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.

7.2/1096 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Adventure,Comedy
Tommy Boy (1995)

After his auto-parts tycoon father dies, the overweight, underachieving son teams up with a snide accountant to try and save the family business.

7.1/1097 min

Available in 15 platform(s).