Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney
Dermot Mulroney

 

Dermot Mulroney was a riot in the film “About Schmidt” with Jack Nicholson from which this autograph picture was taken .   In his previous roles he seemed no more than a handsome utilty actor.   In “About Schmidt” he played the part of Randell Hertzel a pony-tailed, walrus mustached water-bed salesman forever optimistic of reaching his monthly sales target.   It will be interesting to see how Mulroney does in his new role of Jim Rockford (the role James Garner created) in the remake of the old television series “The Rockford Files”

“Daily Mail” article on Dermot Mulroney here.

.TCMM Overview:

An actor of laid-back charm and natural talent, handsome leading man Dermot Mulroney embodied both toughness and vulnerability in a wide array of roles. After spending the 1990s crafting intimate roles in well-regarded indie films, Mulroney first entered the mainstream spotlight as Holly Hunter’s doomed police partner in the serial killer flick “Copycat” (1995) but made his biggest impact as romantic leading man to Julia Roberts in the blockbuster romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997). His role in the latter film was so highly identifiable with Mulroney, that he spent the next decade diversifying his résumé with various character parts in films like “Lovely & Amazing” (2001), a hilarious turn in “About Schmidt” (2002), and even a recurring arc on “Friends” (NBC, 1994-2004) as Rachel Greenâ¿¿s sketchy coworker. But he ultimately returned to the romantic comedy fold with a series of highly enjoyable portrayals in “The Wedding Date” (2005), “Must Love Dogs” (2005) and “The Family Stone” (2005). He branched out once again with supporting turns in David Fincherâ¿¿s serial killer thriller “Zodiac” (2007) and the Coen Brothersâ¿¿ “Burn After Reading” (2008), but was lost in the shuffle in “Abduction” (2011) and “J. Edgar” (2011). Despite a relatively low profile later in his career, Mulroney remained busy as a character actor in several movies a year.An actor of laid-back charm and natural talent, handsome leading man Dermot Mulroney embodied both toughness and vulnerability in a wide array of roles. After spending the 1990s crafting intimate roles in well-regarded indie films, Mulroney first entered the mainstream spotlight as Holly Hunter’s doomed police partner in the serial killer flick “Copycat” (1995) but made his biggest impact as romantic leading man to Julia Roberts in the blockbuster romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997). His role in the latter film was so highly identifiable with Mulroney, that he spent the next decade diversifying his résumé with various character parts in films like “Lovely & Amazing” (2001), a hilarious turn in “About Schmidt” (2002), and even a recurring arc on “Friends” (NBC, 1994-2004) as Rachel Greenâ¿¿s sketchy coworker. But he ultimately returned to the romantic comedy fold with a series of highly enjoyable portrayals in “The Wedding Date” (2005), “Must Love Dogs” (2005) and “The Family Stone” (2005). He branched out once again with supporting turns in David Fincherâ¿¿s serial killer thriller “Zodiac” (2007) and the Coen Brothersâ¿¿ “Burn After Reading” (2008), but was lost in the shuffle in “Abduction” (2011) and “J. Edgar” (2011). Despite a relatively low profile later in his career, Mulroney remained busy as a character actor in several movies a year.M Overview

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