|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $176,389,233 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #16,280)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Ross Grant (Nebraska), Bookstore Man (The Truth About Cats & Dogs), Steven's Brother (The Cable Guy), (The Spectacular Now), Mike (Take Me Home Tonight)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Let's Go to Prison (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Bruce Dern, Alexander Payne, Will Forte, Bob Nelson, June Squibb|
December 6th, 2015
The second installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on TV on DVD releases. It's going to be a little short this year, because I was not impressed with last year's batch of new releases. There are five networks, but there are only four shows that debuted last season on this list. (Although I admit I don't watch The Flash (DVD or Blu-ray) or Jane the Virgin (DVD) and the WB doesn't hand out screeners.) There were a few other cable shows that started last year that I love, but this includes stuff like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Daredevil, neither of which are on DVD. Additionally, there weren't as many Full-Series Megasets as years past, at least not ones that I think are worthy for this list. Mad Men might be the only Megaset for a concurrent show that makes the list. This all adds up to a short list this year.
February 23rd, 2014
Nebraska is one of the major players during this year's Awards Season earning six Oscar nominations. That sets up really high expectations. Then again, it's a movie directed by Alexander Payne. That alone sets up really high expectations. Can the film live up to The Descendants' high quality? If it can't, is it still worth checking out?
November 10th, 2013
Jeff Garlin directorial debut was I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With, which earned very good reviews, even if it struggled to find an audience in theaters. He followed that film with Dealin' with Idiots, which sadly didn't live up to the first film either critically or fiscally. Was it unfairly attacked? Or is it much worse than his directorial debut?
|10/30/2015||Freaks of Nature||Shooter Parker||$0||$0||$0|
|10/2/2015||Hell & Back||The Devil||$157,768||$0||$157,768|
|11/8/2013||Ass Backwards||Pageant MC||$0||$0||$0|
|8/2/2013||The Spectacular Now||$6,852,971||$63,980||$6,916,951|
|7/12/2013||Dealin' with Idiots||Coach Jimbo||$16,757||$0||$16,757|
|4/27/2012||The Giant Mechanical Man||Mark||$7,396||$0||$7,396|
|3/4/2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Mike||$6,928,068||$648,536||$7,576,604|
|6/14/1996||The Cable Guy||Steven's Brother||$60,240,295||$42,585,501||$102,825,796|
|4/26/1996||The Truth About Cats & Dogs||Bookstore Man||$34,084,531||$0||$34,084,531|
|11/17/2006||Let's Go to Prison||Director||$4,630,045||$0||$4,630,045|