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Thomas McCarthy

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $1,819,623,092 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #728)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Gordon Silberman (2012), Dr. Bob Banks (Meet the Parents), Michael the Robot (Pixels), Jeff Bauer (Duplicity), Principal Caden (The Lovely Bones)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Up (Story Creator), Spotlight (Director), Spotlight (Screenwriter), Million Dollar Arm (Screenwriter), Win Win (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Bob Peterson, John Cusack, Roland Emmerich, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harald Kloser

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  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting11$661,324,833$1,158,298,259$1,819,623,092
Cameo1$76,118,990$66,664,728$142,783,718
(Unclassified)1$3,051,221$21,099,329$24,150,550
In Technical RolesDirector5$70,463,635$61,379,946$131,843,581
Screenwriter4$91,683,010$50,733,457$142,416,467
Story Creator1$293,004,164$438,538,457$731,542,621
Producer1$0$1,210,265$1,210,265

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Winners... And the Oscar Goes to Spotlight for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Spotlight

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

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2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

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2015 Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards Winners

February 27th, 2016

Spotlight

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, but they don't hand the awards out until the day before the Oscars. Spotlight was the big winner tonight, but it wasn’t the only one.

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2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

February 27th, 2016

The Revenant

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest reaching its conclusion tomorrow at noon, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Best Director is one of the last categories we will look at, and it is one of the least competitive. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 20th, 2016

Spotlight

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. The Best Original Screenplay category isn't the most lop-sided category we will highlight, but it is also not very competitive. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown. More...

2015 - Awards Season: WGA - Winners - Spotlight Shines on Potential Oscar Winners

February 15th, 2016

Spotlight

The Writers Guild of America awards were handed out over the weekend. Frankly, there wasn't a single surprise in any of the three theatrical categories, so there's not much to talk about. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 14th, 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Directors Guild of America spread out the nominations, which I always felt hurt the buzz. There are ten categories of awards, but only three of which pertain to theatrical releases. There are very few surprises across these three categories, so the Oscar nominations today shouldn't be full of surprises either. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 6th, 2016

Spotlight

The Writers Guild of America nominees were announced and there are only a few surprises here. Additionally, one of these three races seems too close to call at this point. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

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Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/24/2015 Pixels Michael the Robot  $78,747,585 $165,378,715 $244,126,300
9/17/2010 Jack Goes Boating Dr. Bob  $541,992 $0 $541,992
12/11/2009 The Lovely Bones Principal Caden  $44,114,232 $50,780,216 $94,894,448
11/13/2009 2012 Gordon Silberman  $166,112,167 $622,296,372 $788,408,539
3/20/2009 Duplicity Jeff Bauer  $40,572,825 $40,506,741 $81,079,566
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton Voice of Walter  $49,033,882 $43,953,769 $92,987,651
2/2/2007 The Situation Major Hanks  $48,896 $0 $48,896
10/20/2006 Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley  $33,602,376 $30,055,565 $63,657,941
11/23/2005 Syriana Fred Franks  $50,824,620 $41,866,339 $92,690,959
10/7/2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Palmer Williams  $31,501,218 $25,085,683 $56,586,901
1/31/2003 The Guru Lars  $3,051,221 $21,099,329 $24,150,550
10/6/2000 Meet the Parents Dr. Bob Banks  $166,225,040 $138,374,859 $304,599,899
8/8/1997 Conspiracy Theory Helicopter Spotter  $76,118,990 $66,664,728 $142,783,718
Movies: 13Totals:$740,495,044$1,246,062,316$1,986,557,360
  Averages:$56,961,157$95,850,947$152,812,105
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
11/6/2015 Spotlight Director,
Screenwriter 
$45,055,776 $45,063,451 $90,119,227
3/10/2015 The Cobbler Producer,
Screenwriter,
Director 
$0 $1,210,265 $1,210,265
5/10/2014 Million Dollar Arm Screenwriter $36,447,959 $2,769,953 $39,217,912
3/18/2011 Win Win Director,
Screenwriter 
$10,179,275 $1,689,788 $11,869,063
5/29/2009 Up Story Creator $293,004,164 $438,538,457 $731,542,621
4/11/2008 The Visitor Director $9,427,026 $9,747,791 $19,174,817
10/3/2003 The Station Agent Director $5,801,558 $3,668,651 $9,470,209
Movies: 7Totals:$399,915,758$502,688,356$902,604,114
  Averages:$57,130,823$71,812,622$128,943,445