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Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney can most recently be seen in David Fincher's Zodiac, based on Robert Graysmith's book about the lives and careers of the detectives and news journalists who search for the notorious 1970s San Francisco serial killer. The film also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo. In June, he will star opposite Elisabeth Shue in the independent drama Gracie, directed by Davis Guggenheim.

Mulroney's recent credits include The Family Stone, a romantic comedy for Fox in which he starred opposite Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Luke Wilson and Rachel McAdams; Warner Bros.' romantic comedy Must Love Dogs, with Diane Lane and John Cusack; Universal Pictures' romantic comedy The Wedding Date, with Debra Messing; and David Gordon Green's Undertow, with Jamie Bell and Josh Lucas. He also appeared in Alexander Payne's About Schmidt, co-starring Jack Nicholson and Hope Davis; and in The Safety of Objects, an ensemble film adapted from the A.M. Homes short-story collection of the same name, in which he starred with Glenn Close, Patricia Clarkson, Joshua Jackson and Timothy Olyphant.

Additional credits include My Best Friend's Wedding, opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz; the Nicole Holofcener film Lovely & Amazing, co-starring Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn and Emily Mortimer; Griffin & Phoenix, with Amanda Peet; Trixie, opposite Brittany Murphy and Emily Watson; Goodbye Lover, with Patricia Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres, directed by Roland Joffé; Where the Money Is, opposite Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino; The Trigger Effect, with Elisabeth Shue; Kansas City, with Jennifer Jason Leigh; Copycat, opposite Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver; Tom DiCillo's Living in Oblivion, opposite Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener; How to Make an American Quilt, with Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Capshaw, Dr. Maya Angelou and Alfre Woodard.

Mulroney's earlier work includes the following: critically acclaimed performances in Longtime Companion and Where the Day Takes You; Samantha, with Martha Plimpton; Staying Together, with Stockard Channing; Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love, which also starred River Phoenix and Sandra Bullock; Young Guns, with Kiefer Sutherland; Point of No Return, with Bridget Fonda; Bad Girls, opposite Andie MacDowell, Madeleine Stowe and Drew Barrymore; the Blake Edwards comedy Sunset; and Career Opportunities, opposite Jennifer Connelly.

His television work includes a multi-episode guest-starring role on the hit NBC comedy Friends; the HBO film Long Gone; ABC's four-hour drama Family Pictures, with Anjelica Huston; the TNT feature The Heart of Justice; the ABC movie-of-the-week Daddy; CBS' Unconquered, in which he starred as football and track star Richmond Flowers; the CBS movie-of-the-week Sin of Innocence; and the CBS Schoolbreak Special Toma-The Drug Knot.

Throughout his career, veteran actor CARY ELWES (Arnold) has turned in an array of outstanding, eclectic performances. Elwes just wrapped production on The Alphabet Killer, set for release this fall; and the psychological thriller Psych: 9, in which he stars as Dr. Clement, a physician trying to help a young woman confront her traumatic past.

Elwes made his cinematic debut in Marek Kanievska's film Another Country, based on the award-winning play, and followed up with a starring role in the highly acclaimed historical drama Lady Jane, alongside Helena Bonham Carter. He then turned in a memorable portrayal as Westley in Rob Reiner's classic fairy tale The Princess Bride, a film that won over audiences across the globe. Other film credits include the hit psychological thriller Saw; the Academy AwardÂ-winning war epic Glory; Bram Stoker's Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights; Twister; Liar Liar; Kiss the Girls; and Shadow of the Vampire.

On the small screen, Elwes recently guest-starred in a gripping episode of Law & Order: SVU as a mob lawyer whose family is viciously attacked. In addition, he portrayed the young pope in CBS' telepic Pope John Paul II. Previous television credits include the Golden Globe award-winning miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, The Riverman, Uprising and a recurring role as FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer on the final season of The X-Files.

Elwes was born and raised in London before moving to the States in his teens. He attended college in upstate New York and went on to study at the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Institute. However, it was back in his native England where Elwes began his film career. He later returned to New York before eventually relocating to Los Angeles.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Dermot Mulroney Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 31, 1963 (53)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceAlexandria, Virginia, USA
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is Dermot Mulroney compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Family Stone
Insidious: Chapter 3
Careful What You Wish For
The Last Outlaw
Jobs
Lavender
The Wedding Date
Staying Together
Zodiac
Sleepless
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