American actor and director Matthew Avery Modine, born on March 22, 1959, shot to fame in Full Metal Jacket as U.S. Marine Private Sergeant J.T. Joker Davis.
Among his other film roles are those of the title character in Birdy, of the high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, of FBI agent Mike Downey in Married to the Mob, of Joe Slovak in Gross Anatomy, of William Shaw in Cutthroat Island, of Drake Goodman in Pacific Heights, of Peter Foley in The Dark Knight Rises, and Dr. Ralph Wyman in Short Cuts.
Sullivan Groff in Weeds, Dr. Don Francis in And the Band Played On, Ivan Turing in Proof, and the evil Dr. Martin Brenner in Netflix’s Stranger Things are all roles that Modine has played on television.
In addition to receiving a special Golden Globe for his performance in Short Cuts with the rest of the ensemble, Modine has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his roles in What the Deaf Man Heard and And the Band Played On. He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for And the Band Played On for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special.
Matthew Avery Modine
Born: March 22, 1959, age 63
Occupation: producer, screenwriter, Actor, activist, and director
Years active: 1982
Spouse : Caridad Rivera
Birth Place: Loma Linda, California, U.S.
Education: Mar Vista High School
The 1983 movie Baby It’s You, directed by John Sayles, featured Modine’s debut performance. He co-starred in the sex comedy Private School that same year alongside Phoebe Cates and Betsy Russell. Director Harold Becker was impressed by his performances and decided to cast him in the 1985 film Vision Quest, which was based on the Terry Davis novel.
With his film adaptation of the play Streamers by David Rabe, director Robert Altman catapulted Modine to international fame. In Mrs. Soffel, Modine portrayed Mel Gibson’s brother. He also co-starred with Nicolas Cage in Alan Parker’s Birdy, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor is also infamous for rejecting the part of LT Pete Maverick Mitchell in Top Gun, which was made famous by Tom Cruise.
In Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket, Modine played Private Sergeant J.T. Joker Davis, the movie’s main character.
In Alan Pakula’s cinematic adaptation of Lyle Kessler’s stageplay Orphans, Modine subsequently portrayed the threatening teenage criminal Treat. In Jonathan Demme’s screwball comedy Married to the Mob with Michelle Pfeiffer, Modine is the bumbling, sincere FBI agent Mike Downey. He oversaw the cast of Memphis Belle, a 1990 dramatized portrayal of the illustrious B-17 Flying Fortress.
He starred alongside Geena Davis in the 1995 romantic action-adventure movie Cutthroat Island. If. Dog, the Rabbit, which followed the success of three short films making their Sundance Film Festival debut, marked Modine’s feature directorial debut.
David Sedaris wrote Smoking, Todd Field and Modine co-wrote the script for When I Was a Boy, and Modine wrote Ecce Pirate.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, I Think I Thought, his dark comedy, made its debut. In the movie, a Thinker named Modine eventually joins Thinkers Anonymous.
The Love Film, Cowboy, and To Kill an American are a few further short films. He finished writing Jesus Was a Commie in 2011, an avant-garde dialectical discussion of the globe and the key problems in contemporary society. Together with I Think I Thought’s editor Terence Ziegler, Modine co-directed the short film. International distribution for Modine’s short films.
His Estimated Net worth
Matthew Modine, a well-known actor, and the director is thought to be worth $10 million.
By adding up all of the payments Matthew Modine received for his work, our website has calculated his net worth. He does not publicly disclose his wealth, so there is no information about his real net worth online.
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