Eric Stoltz
American actor
Eric Stoltz
Eric Hamilton Stoltz is an American actor, director and producer. He is widely known for playing the role of Rocky Dennis in the biographical drama film Mask, which earned him the nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Stoltz has appeared in a wide variety of films from mainstream fare like Some Kind of Wonderful to independent films like Pulp Fiction, Killing Zoe and Kicking and Screaming.
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25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future</em> Trilogy
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future is being celebrated, we look back at the surprising facts and trivia surrounding the eventual franchise that has stood the test of time. We focus primarily on the development of the three films, with some added production trivia. So sit back and let’s accelerate to 88 miles per hour and travel back in time… Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale, both of whom wrote the script together, first met in their University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC) Cinema 290 Class in the fall semester of 1971. They were both more inte ...
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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Collaborates with Hill Holliday to Launch "Mind Your Meds" Campaign for The Medicine Abuse Project
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Award-Winning Actor/Director Eric Stoltz Directs Powerful SpotsNEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org has collaborated with Hill Holliday to launch a new campaign today for The Medicine Abuse Project, a national action campaign from The Partnership at Drugfree.org. The Project's goal is to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicines by 2017. The integrated creative campaign, featuring the tagline "Mind Your Meds," includes national broadcast, print, radio, digital and outdoor public service education messages. ...
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New ‘Back to Back to the Future’ comic book imagines world in which Eric Stoltz is not replaced by Michael J. Fox — EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Back to the Future buffs like to imagine how the trilogy would have been different had Eric Stoltz not been
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Farewell, 'Fringe': Critics Look Back At Their Favorite Moments
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As "Fringe" draws to a much-anticipated close, we at HuffPost TV wanted to honor the series by inviting some of those who have covered the show throughout its run to reflect on their favorite "Fringe" memories; highlighting the powerful moments, gripping episodes and beloved characters who have entertained us for the past five seasons. Those taking part include TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook, Hitfix writer Ryan McGee, Marisa Roffman of Give Me My Remote, TVGuide.com's Natalie Abrams, Matt Mitovich of TVLine and HuffPost TV's Laura Prudom and Mo Ryan. Check out the slideshow below for our favorite "Fringe" episodes and moments, and read on to find out what we'll miss most about the series. Ryan McGee: I'll miss the show's optimistic, almost romantic view of the universe. I don't mean "romantic" in terms of characters falling in love. But "love" permeates the show in the form of compassion, from within the odd-yet-vital group of people that form the show's co ...
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Eric Stoltz to Guest-Star on Made in Jersey - Who Does He Play?
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Eric Stoltz to Guest-Star on Made in Jersey - Who Does He Play? Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 3:49 p.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Stoltz will play Marcus Wheaton, the controlling leader of Wheaton Farms, a compound that houses a cult. The 51-year-old actor-turned-director, who recently directed an episode of Made in Jersey has also helmed episodes of Glee, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
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23 Stars Who Turned Down Major TV Roles
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Breaking Bad" wouldn't be the same with anyone other than Bryan Cranston as Walter White; Sarah Jessica Parker made the role of Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City"; and Michael Chiklis is "The Shield's" Vic Mackey. But what if someone else had taken these roles? We thought we'd round up some big TV roles that almost looked very different, on the heels of some huge casting-that-almost-was news: "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan tweeting that the network originally wanted Eric Stoltz to play the corrupt leading LAPD officer, and that both Matthew Broderick and John Cusack were up for the lead on "Breaking Bad" before Cranston was cast. Not only was "Lost" good guy Jack Shepard supposed to die in the pilot, but he was also supposed to be played by someone else. Another TV star turned down the role of Don Draper on "Mad Men" and Sarah Michelle Gellar originally auditioned to play Cordelia on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," while a recently divorced, fellow WB alum was the first ...
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Matt Bomer Talks WHITE COLLAR, MAGIC MIKE, & GLEE
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Matt Bomer has had a good couple years.  After knocking around TV limbo, doing soap operas and run on NBC’s Chuck, he finally found his groove on the USA con-man show White Collar with Tim DeKay.  Dekay’s work on Carnivàle and as Bizarro Jerry Seinfeld speaks for itself, and I’m glad that he has finally found a show to give him the recognition he deserves.  But it’s equally nice, if not more so, to see this Bomer kid (I’m all of two months older than he) have his career come together before he got stuck in day-time TV land. Of course, the Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences might disagree, as they have historically been reluctant to award those coveted Emmys to shows on basic-cable networks like USA.  Bomer’s theory is they have no sense of humor, and I’d be inclined to agree.  Bomer recently spoke with TVLine and said, “I don’t think it’s fair because, to me, they are dramatic shows with elements of humor.”  He goes on to say that, even though this sort of show rings as more ...
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Dianna Agron Talks 'Glee' Prom Episode, Promises 'Surprising Moments'
MTV News - almost 5 years
Gleeks, are you ready for tonight's prom episode?! We're so excited you'd think we were actually attending the high school dance with Cory Monteith or Chord Overstreet. We can't wait to see the cuties don tuxedos and see what killer dresses the ladies picked out! But, as if our anticipation wasn't high enough, Dianna Agron told MTV News that there will be some "surprising moments"! "We had [director] Eric Stoltz back with us, who directed last year's—he's really fun and really knows teenage life. That prom episode last year really felt like 'Pretty in Pink' and 'Sixteen Candles'—it had that awesome touch to it," she said about tonight's "Glee" episode. But even though Eric returned to McKinley High to helm "Prom-asaurus," Dianna assured us the episode will be very different from last year's. "It wasn't our last year of school," the starlet said, "and there wasn't really that thought process like that this might be one of the last moments together, so that's all really incor ...
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Kris LoPresto: "What If?" 10 Sci-fi Alternate Universe Dreams
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
What if Eric Stoltz starred in Back to the Future? What if? It's one of my favorite topics to fantasize about (yeah, I know I'm a nerd). The idea of a parallel universe where just one or two things are changed is one of the plot points to the series Fringe. The Dodgers never left Brooklyn, Green Lantern is actually the Red Lantern and yes, Eric Stoltz was Marty McFly in Back to the Future. With the season finale of Fringe coming up and The Dark Knight Rises final trailer dropping, I'm left wondering "What if" quite a bit. In a bit of escapism I'd like to entertain that idea for just a minute. The following, in no particular order, are my 10 favorite sci-fi fantasies that never happened... at least not in this universe. 1. A universe where Eric Stoltz starred as Marty McFly in Back to the Future. I want to see all of this footage. Just release a rough cut of the movie much like the Richard Donner cut of Superman II. 2. A universe where Eddie Murphy starred in Ghostbuste ...
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Lindsay Lohan Late To Her Guest Appearance On Glee
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
Lindsay Lohan may be back to her old ways.  She was seen at a party in the Hollywood Hills last night, and then today she showed up more than an hour late for her taping on the hit show Glee. Dot Marie Jones, who plays Coach Beiste on the show, seemed to be the one who ratted Lilo out to the world. She tweeted, “Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things.” “Not cool! I’d rather be an hour early (I was) than 5 minutes late!” Dot made sure to not name who the late comer was and later on in the day she removed the Tweet, but according to TMZ it was confirmed she meant Lohan. TMZ also went on to say, “Lindsay shot her big scenes the other day, and director Eric Stoltz has been saying she was ‘very professional. We’re told she nailed her lines and was very polite to cast and crew.“ TMZ said that today that Lindsay was there filming “reaction shots” and in no way held up production. Lindsay has had a busy month being cast as El ...
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Benet Academy Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
Burr Ridge Patch - almost 5 years
The following Burr Ridge residents are listed on the 2011-2012 Benet Academy Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of second semester, (which is third quarter.) First Honors are given to students whose academic average falls between 92 and 100, and Second Honors are for those students whose academic average is between 85 and 91. Congratulations, everyone! First Honors Seniors: Mary Elizabeth Wagner, Timothy Yong Junior: Sean Morrissey Sophomore: Kelly Maday, Michelle Redondo Freshman: Erin Stoltz, Claire Walsh Second Honors Seniors: Thomas Cziperle, Ryan Rowley Junior: Daniella Reyes Sophomores: Damian Hanson, Freshmen: Annie McGuigan
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The Six degrees of Hugh - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Gordon Gaffney of Film Ireland magazine has another good one: &quot;Eric Stoltz was originally Marty in Back to the Future, and they actually shot for two weeks before director Robert Zemeckis had second thoughts -- they felt Stoltz wasn&#39;t funny enough
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Eric Stoltz Signs on for MODERN LOVE Pilot - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
According to Deadline, stage and screen star Eric Stoltz has signed on to star in a pilot for Lifetime entitled, &#39;Modern Love.&#39; Stoltz will play &#39;newspaper science editor Simon McElvane as he faces a deteriorating marriage, the ramifications of ...&nbsp;-
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TV Review: WILFRED – Season 1 – “Isolation” - Assignment X
Google News - over 5 years
By RACHEL REITSLEFF / Contributing Writer Judging by the list of name actors in “Isolation” – George Coe, Eric Stoltz, Peter Stormare and Kelli Williams – let alone the whole series so far, WILFRED is clearly a popular destination for guest-starring
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Stoltz
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In 2011 Stoltz was seen back on the silver screen with the film Fort McCoy; he earned accolades for his leading role as a conflicted barber of German heritage forced to suppress his American patriotism after moving his family to a post-World War II military base housing a German POW camp.
    More Details Hide Details He has directed many shows on The Learning Channel, TLC Network.
  • 2007
    Age 45
    Beginning in 2007, Stoltz directed episodes of the drama series Quarterlife, which began airing as webisodes and were then picked up to air on the NBC network in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Stoltz played a serial killer in need of medical attention in three episodes of the fifth season of Grey's Anatomy. He has also directed two episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Stoltz starred as Daniel Graystone, inventor of the Cylons, in the science fiction television series Caprica, a prequel set 58 years before the Battlestar Galactica series. He became a regular director of Glee, directing a total of 12 episodes, including "Nationals", in which the Glee club finally wins the championship.
  • 2005
    Age 43
    He also directed a short film entitled The Bulls as well as the highest rated episode of Law & Order in 2005, entitled "Tombstone".
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in the music video of The Residents' "Give it to Someone Else", featured on The Commercial DVD. He has contributed essays to the books City Secrets — New York as well as Life Interrupted by Spalding Gray and appears on the children's CD Philadelphia Chickens.
  • 2004
    Age 42
    In 2004, he appeared in The Butterfly Effect as a child molester; the following year, he guest-starred in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace as Debra Messing's love interest.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his direction of the cable movie My Horrible Year! (2001).
  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003, he played his first leading TV role in Out of Order, which was canceled after five episodes.
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  • 2002
    Age 40
    He directed an episode of the show in 2002.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    From 2001 to 2002, he had a recurring role as the English teacher-poet August Dimitri in ABC's Once and Again, wherein Julia Whelan's character, a teenager, fell in love with his character.
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  • 1998
    Age 36
    Stoltz received the Indie Sup(Y)port Award at the 1998 Los Angeles Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details During the first part of the 2000s, he starred with Gillian Anderson in The House of Mirth (2000), based on the novel by Edith Wharton.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    Stoltz was born in Whittier, California, the son of Evelyn B. (née Vawter), a violinist and schoolteacher who died in 1994, and Jack Stoltz, an elementary school teacher.
    More Details Hide Details He has two sisters, mezzo soprano Catherine Stoltz and writer Susan R. Stoltz. He was raised in both American Samoa and Santa Barbara, California, where as a child he once earned money playing piano for local musical theatre productions. He attended the University of Southern California, but dropped out after his junior year. When he moved to New York for his studies in 1981, he met Stella Adler and Peggy Feury. In the 1970s Stoltz joined a repertory company that performed ten plays at the Edinburgh Festival. He returned to the United States in 1979, when he entered USC as a drama student, but subsequently dropped out to pursue film and TV roles.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 27
    He was nominated for a Tony Award as Featured Actor for his performance as George Gibbs in the 1989 Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town.
    More Details Hide Details A performance of this production was featured on Great Performances: Live from Lincoln Center, which received a 1989 Emmy nomination. On television, he had a recurring role as Helen Hunt's character's ex-boyfriend on Mad About You (five episodes, 1994–1998), spent a year on Chicago Hope (1994), and did some TV and cable movies such as Inside (1996) (directed by Arthur Penn) and The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), with Helen Mirren.
  • 1987
    Age 25
    Among other roles in the 1980s, he appeared in the 1987 hit John Hughes's Some Kind of Wonderful.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s, Stoltz went back and forth between stage, film, and television, appearing in studio and independent films such as Pulp Fiction (1994) and The Waterdance (1992). He also produced the films Bodies, Rest & Motion in 1993, Sleep with Me in 1994, and Mr. Jealousy in 1997. He continued to appear on the New York stage, both on Broadway (Three Sisters, Two Shakespearean Actors, Arms and the Man) and off-Broadway (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Glass Menagerie, Sly Fox and Our Town).
  • 1985
    Age 23
    In 1985, Stoltz garnered attention with a Golden Globe nomination starring as Rocky Dennis in Mask.
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  • 1984
    Age 22
    Originally cast as Marty McFly for Back to the Future in late 1984, he was replaced after about a month of filming when Michael J. Fox (the director's first choice for the role) agreed to divide time between the movie and his television sitcom Family Ties.
    More Details Hide Details The director, Robert Zemeckis, said that while Stoltz provided an admirable performance, it lacked the precise comedic sense that Zemeckis was seeking. Some of the original footage, where Stoltz does not appear but was on set, was used in the film. Stoltz playing the character was referenced in the 2010 episode of Fringe titled "Peter" when, in a parallel universe, a theater marquee reads "Back to the Future starring Eric Stoltz".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 16
    In 1978, he was cast as Steve Benson in the TV adaptation of Erma Bombeck's The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank.
    More Details Hide Details Director Cameron Crowe and Stoltz became friends while making Stoltz's first feature film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), which Crowe wrote and in which Stoltz had a minor role. According to Stoltz, Crowe promised Stoltz a role in all of his future films. He appeared in each of Crowe's next four films, The Wild Life, Say Anything, Singles, and Jerry Maguire.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1961.
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