Griffin Dunne

Actor, director Griffin Dunne

{{Infobox person | name = Griffin Dunne | image = Griffin Dunne by David Shankbone. jpg | image_size = | alt = | caption = Dunne at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival | birth_name = Thomas Griffin Dunne | birth_date = June 8, 1955 (age 57) | birth_place = New York City, New York, U.S. | nationality = American | education = | alma_mater = | occupation = Actor, producer, director | years_active = 1975–present | known_for = | spouse = laila hypera (m.
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08 June 1955
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'I Love Dick' And The Radical Power Of A Writer's Room Without Cis Men
Huffington Post - 8 months
Jill Soloway knows how to make great television. That much has been established. But for Soloway, making TV isn’t just about creating something that receives critical praise ― it’s about changing the world.  “For me, the belief that my TV show is going to change the world is a lot of what makes me wanna do it,” Soloway, who prefers gender-neutral pronouns they/them, said.  Enter “I Love Dick.” The Amazon series, created by Soloway and Sarah Gubbins, is based on the feminist, semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Chris Kraus. The show centers around Chris, played by the incredible Kathryn Hahn. After she and her Holocaust scholar husband Sylvere (Griffin Dunne) arrive in Marfa, Texas, Chris becomes obsessed with the eponymous Dick (Kevin Bacon). Dick becomes the object of her overwhelming sexual desire, and, ultimately, her artistic muse. It is a shifting of roles ― the man as object and muse, the woman as subject and creator ― that seems simple, but feels wonderfu...
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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Griffin Dunne Reads ‘Before the Web, Hearts Grew Silent’
NYTimes - 8 months
The “I Love Dick” actor reads David Vecsey’s story about how not being able to reach his girlfriend — before cellphones — changed the course of his life.
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All The New Shows To Screen Or Skip In Spring And Summer 2017
Huffington Post - 10 months
There’s a reason networks often save their weakest fare for the time of year when more people are less likely to spend their evenings indoors. Of course, that’s not always the case, since “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to make its much-awaited return this July.  But when it comes to new shows, you can bet networks generally save the worst for last. In the coming months, viewers can look forward to some stellar series this spring (including ”The Handmaid’s Tale,” “American Gods,” “GLOW”), while they’re more or less better off embracing the warm weather and misplacing their remotes by the time summer hits.  APRIL   “Girlboss,” April 21, Netflix  With allegations that former Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso was accused of creating a “toxic” workplace, it’s easy to see why the lead character of Netflix’s “Girlboss” is so incredibly unlikable. The question, however, is why would anyone want to spend a significant amount of time watching her? “Girlboss” is ...
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Starry Nights: From the Film 'Touched with Fire'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
In theaters February 12, 2016, Touched with Fire stars Katie Homes and Luke Kirby as two poets with bipolar disorder whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense driving each other's mania to new heights. They pursue their passion which breaks outside the bounds of sanity, swinging them from fantastical highs to tormented lows until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love. Inspired by the film maker's own struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his feature film debut which also includes performances by Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman. The film is produced by Jeremy Alter and Kristina Nikolova and executive produced by Spike Lee. "Starry Nights" Music, lyrics and vocals by Paul Dalio There was a time long ago when tides would rise and winds would blow when the stars pulsed spirals of fire across the sky and all the ...
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<i>Dallas Buyers Club</i> -- A Truly Astonishing Movie!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When I received an invitation to the American premiere of a movie titled Dallas Buyers Club, I knew nothing about it except the random info that its star, Matthew McConaughey, had lost a great deal of weight, 40 or 50 pounds, for the filming. Before the Academy screening began, the two women producers, Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, made a little speech about how tough it had been to get the picture made (join the club, ladies) and introduced the large cast to the audience. What followed stunned me: It was a powerful, fascinating, often macabrely humorous film that has remained in my head ever since. I will try not to spoil your fun by going into too much detail, but I will spell out the bare bones of the true story. The main cast at the preview I attended: Jennifer, Matthew, Jared / photo by Jay It opens in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, at a rodeo, and we meet a boisterous, loud, uncouth electrician-rodeo rider named Ron Woodruff, a thoroughly unpleasant fellow played by a scar...
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In a Fashion Doyenne's Shoes for a Night
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
Michael Stipe, Helena Christensen, Alan Cumming, Fisher Stevens and Griffin Dunne were among the guests at the Cinema Society screening of the new Lifetime movie "House of Versace."
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Kim Morgan: For Valentine's Day: Celebrate With Six Disastrous Dates
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Valentine's Day. If you at all care about the day (though many of us pretend not to) it can be a sweet time to remind your partner how much you love them. That's very nice. It can also, well, sicken. Yes, yes, people can be wonderful on that day but they can also exhibit an icky display of public affection (those horrifying balloon bouquets, those stilted dinner dates riddled with awkward pauses) and reveal passive agressive manipulations, aggressive aggressive manipulations and gift giving gluttony. It's also a day when many realize their partners don't give a toss about them or, vice-versa. Let's face it: It is, with some exception, awful. That is, if you care. My advice. Don't. I think, lonely people, that sometimes it's better to be alone on the 14th of February. And I say this with a significant other whom I plan on giving the day off to save both our sanity. Stay in, order take-out and be grateful an overly taxing significant other isn't bullying you into dinner p...
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Maureen Ryan: It Was The Best Of 'Girls,' It Was The Worst Of 'Girls'
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Note: Do not read on if you are not yet up-to-date on Season 2 of HBO's "Girls." I wrote my most recent review of "Girls" after watching the first four episodes of the HBO show's second season, but writing a review before the season being airing is often constraining. You can't be too specific in those kinds of critiques for fear of revealing too much about plot, story and character details that the audience might like to experience for themselves. So now that we're nearly halfway through the season, here are a few specific thoughts about Episode 3 Episode Episode 4 of "Girls." All right, let me start with my first and biggest objection to Episode 3, which contained some of my least favorite "Girls" moments ever. In that installment, Marnie (Allison Williams) was locked in a box by Booth Jonathan (Jorma Taccone) and the show treated that as not a big deal, kind of amusing, proof that Booth is an eccentric weirdo, proof that he's a good artist and something that...
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Regina Weinreich: Inventing David Geffen on PBS: What Am I Gonna Do With Cher?
Huffington Post - over 5 years
David Geffen is so funny, sharing anecdotes featuring a Who's Who in music and movies for the two-hour PBS documentary, Inventing David Geffen, you would never know that he actually dislikes public speaking. A self-proclaimed dummy in his Brooklyn elementary school, by 1976 he had sold several companies and had amassed a billion dollars. As he says at the Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame dinner upon receiving an award, "I never thought I would get one of these. I have no talent." And yet interviews with those who have worked with this mogul in the entertainment industry -- Barry Diller, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mike Nichols, Jann Wenner, Elton John, Lorne Michaels, among many others -- attest otherwise: all seem to agree, the man has chutzpah. Which alone would not make David Geffen the first guy you'd think of for the prestigious American Masters series on PBS. But Susan Lacy, its executive director, who wrote, produced and directed th...
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Network Awesome: Back From the Dead, Again: Frankenweenie
Huffington Post - over 5 years
By Brian Correia These days, it seems like anytime someone says anything about Tim Burton, it has to be along the lines of "Oh, how the mighty have fallen," or even, in some especially wrong cases, "Oh, how the mighty were never even mighty in the first place.[1] " Sure, maybe the man has been resting on his laurels for a few years, but he's got hell of a set of laurels. And shtick aside, there is no fronting on his resume. Here's a taste: he has animated for Disney, dreamed up dozens of iconic characters, invented the dark superhero film, directed bona fide classics in a Whitman's sampler of genres, and had two children with Marla Singer from Fight Club. Believe it or not, that long and storied career had one of its earliest highlights in 1984 with a short film called Frankenweenie. At heart, Frankenweenie is a classic tale about a boy and his dog. Of course, given the title, you would be right to suspect there's a little more at stake here than that. It's an homage to...
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Wednesday Trending Topics: The Future Of Marvel Now
Bleeding Cool - over 5 years
It’s sometimes hard to stay current on the details of the future of the Marvel Universe — even when they give you a map.  Just as we were catching up on what we missed in that Map of the Future from a couple years back, now there’s this:  Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #695… as Madame Web goes a bit ballistic, we get a very special douple page spread, made up of images taken from upcoming Marvel titles. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: Amazing Spider-Man #695 Reveals The Future Of Marvel NOW (SPOILERS) Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #695… as Madame Web goes a bit ballistic, we get a very special douple page spread, made up of images taken from upcoming Marvel titles. Three Avengers Vs X-Men Comics Today. You’ll Never Guess Which Is The Best. There are three Avengers Vs X-Men comics published today. Avengers Vs X-Men #12, Uncanny X-Men #19 and AVX: Versus #6. What Happened To Your Favourite DC Characters In Rotworld? These are the rules of Rotworld. If you are personally conne...
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Public Gets First Look at Conceptual Plans for New Middle School
Peabody Patch - almost 6 years
The public got its first look at conceptual plans for a new middle school Tuesday at two forums held by Mayor Ted Bettencourt and the Higgins School Building Committee. [You can also find a copy of the presentation in .PDF form attached to this article. Make sure to use the zoom tools on the bottom of the screen if you need to get a closer look.] In total, about two dozen residents showed up for the presentations between an afternoon session at Higgins Middle School and an evening session at the Kiley School. No major objections or concerns were raised, according to Beverley Griffin Dunne, who is a co-chair for the committee. She said the two or three individuals who did speak at the later meeting asked about state reimbursement on the project and environmental construction certification. "We've been working hard for many years...we're getting to the point, I think, where things can happen," Bettencourt said, noting the process has spanned several years. "I think the ci...
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This Week in Movie History: 'An American Werewolf in London' Transforms the Medium - Moviefone (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Instead, Landis went with relative unknowns David Naughton and Griffin Dunne. Rounding out the cast was British actress Jenny Agutter (&#39;Logan&#39;s Run&#39;) as the nurse who falls in love with David and tries to save him from himself
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School Board OKs Dental Care Program for City Schools This Fall - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
“It would be a travesty if we didn&#39;t support it,” said committee member Beverley Griffin Dunne. “There are so many people – so many children – who need this.” The rest of her colleagues agreed the need was there, but still the vote wasn&#39;t unanimous,
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Daños y perjuicios (Damages) - Canal+
Google News - over 6 years
Chris Messina (&quot;Julie y Julia&quot;) será un viejo amigo del instituto de Ellen Parsons (&quot;Rose Byrne&quot;) relacionado con el personaje de Goodman, y Griffin Dunne (&quot;Trust Me&quot;), un corresponsal interesado en escribir sobre el caso. En el plano personal de las
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American Werewolf In London - Happy 30th anniversay - Movies.ie
Google News - over 6 years
The film tells the story of two young American men - David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) who are attacked by a werewolf on the moors of England. One of the men dies and the other, through dream sequences and apparitions of his dead friend,
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ASCOLTI TV, TUTTI PAZZI PER I NERAZZURRI - ilVelino/AGV Agenzia Giornalistica il Velino
Google News - over 6 years
Su Rete4 la commedia “Innamorati cronici”, di Griffin Dunne, con Maureen Stapleton, Tchéky Karyo, Meg Ryan e Matthew Broderick, in onda dalle 23.45, ha riportato il 9,08 per cento di share, con 564 mila telespettatori. Su Rai2 “La storia siamo noi”,
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My Favorite Horror Comedies - Daily Beast
Google News - over 6 years
Griffin Dunne also stars as a guy who gets eaten early on but comes back as a wry decaying corpse. Also, Rick Baker&#39;s werewolf effects still hold up as “best of show.” If you find yourself hungering for more humorous were-action, check out the British
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Arene, i film in programma il 15 agosto - Romagiornoenotte.it
Google News - over 6 years
Notti di cinema a Piazza Vittorio Sala Atac: h 20,45 Il discorso del re, regia di Tom Hooper; h 22,30 Un marito di troppo, regia di Griffin Dunne; Sala d&#39;essai h 20,45 Una vita tranquilla, regia di Claudio Cupellini; h 22,30 Machete, regia di Roberto
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Griffin Dunne
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 53
    In July 2009, he married his second wife, Anna Bingemann, an Australian stylist.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    As of 2004, he has appeared in nearly 40 films and TV movies, starting with The Other Side of the Mountain in 1975.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 39
    In 1995, Griffin Dunne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Duke of Groove, which he directed and co-wrote.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    From 1989-95, he was married to American actress Carey Lowell, with whom he has one daughter, named Hannah Dunne.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1955.
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