Manglehorn is a 2014 American drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Paul Logan. The film stars Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina, it was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. The film was released in theaters on June 19, 2015, by IFC Films. A. J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell. Al Pacino as A. J. Manglehorn Holly Hunter as Dawn Harmony Korine as Gary Chris Messina as Jacob Marisa Varela as Patricia Skylar Gasper as Kylie Herculano Trevino as Robbie/Dawn's Co-Worker The shooting of the film began on November 4, 2013 in Austin and the filming lasted for twenty-five days at different locations in the city; the film was scored by Austin post-rock band Explosions in the David Wingo. The film premiered in competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in theaters on June 2015 by IFC Films. Manglehorn received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 49%, based on 65 reviews, with a rating of 5.6/10. The consensus reads: "Manglehorn boasts a nicely understated performance from Al Pacino, but that isn't enough to compensate for a slight story and uneven script." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Manglehorn on IMDb
The Night of the Hunter (film)
The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller directed by Charles Laughton, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. The screenplay by James Agee was based on the 1953 novel of the same title by Davis Grubb; the plot focuses on a corrupt minister-turned-serial killer who attempts to charm an unsuspecting widow and steal $10,000 hidden by her executed husband. The novel and film draw on the true story of Harry Powers, hanged in 1932 for the murder of two widows and three children in Clarksburg, West Virginia; the film's lyrical and expressionistic style with its leaning on the silent era sets it apart from other Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s, it has influenced directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Robert Altman. In 1992, The Night of the Hunter was deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry; the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma selected The Night of the Hunter in 2008 as the second-best film of all time, behind Citizen Kane.
In West Virginia in the 1930s, along the Ohio River, Reverend Harry Powell, a serial killer, flees the scene of his latest murder. Powell is a self-anointed preacher with a penchant for switchblade knives, a misogynist, both attracted to and repulsed by women, he travels rural roads, preaching in small towns, rationalizes his murders by telling himself that he is punishing sinful women and gaining money to preach God's word. The letters "L-O-V-E" are tattooed on the fingers of his right hand, the letters "H-A-T-E" on those of his left hand. Powell uses them as symbols in impromptu sermons. In one small town, police arrest Powell for driving a stolen car and he is sentenced to jail. Meanwhile, a local family man named, he arrives home and hides the money. He convinces his two young children and Pearl, to keep the hiding place secret; the police arrive and arrest Ben, while John is shocked by the way the police overpower his father. Harper and Powell share a cell where Powell, soon to be released, tries without success to learn the location of the stolen money.
Harper lets slip enough information to allow Powell to determine that Harper's children must know where the money is. Harper is executed for his crimes, while Powell is released from jail, woos and marries Harper's widow, Willa. Powell charms most of the townsfolk. John does not share the money's hiding place with Powell and must remind his younger and more trusting sister Pearl to maintain the secret. Willa discovers that Powell is searching for the money, though he has earlier denied this to her. Still, the pious Willa believes he married her to show her God's light rather than to gain access to the money. Powell murders her, dumps her body in the river, covers up her disappearance by claiming she has abandoned him and the children for a life of sin. With this cover story Powell retains the sympathy of the townsfolk, his position in the town becomes more secure. Willa's drowned body is discovered by Birdie Steptoe, an elderly man who spends his days drinking on his riverboat and is friendly with John.
Birdie keeps his discovery a secret out of fear. Nobody else in town is willing to take John's side against Powell. Left to care for John and Pearl, Powell threatens their lives and learns the money is hidden inside the doll; the children flee down the river with the doll and take sanctuary with Rachel Cooper, a tough old woman who looks after stray children. Powell tracks them down. Powell returns after dark, as he had threatened, in the ensuing all-night standoff Rachel shoots and wounds him; the police, by now having discovered Willa's body, arrive to arrest Powell. John breaks down as he witnesses the arrest of Powell as a parallel to the arrest of his real father. John beats it against the handcuffed Powell; as the money spills out, he insists. Powell is tried and sentenced for his crimes. Several of the townsfolk depicted as his staunchest defenders sit in the public gallery drinking and shouting abuse at him. A lynch mob tries to take Powell from the police station but the police retreat with him out the back of the building as the professional executioner promises to see Powell again soon.
John and Pearl have their first Christmas together with Rachel and their new family. Robert Mitchum as Reverend Harry Powell Shelley Winters as Willa Harper Lillian Gish as Rachel Cooper Billy Chapin as John Harper Sally Jane Bruce as Pearl Harper James Gleason as Uncle "Birdie" Steptoe Evelyn Varden as Icey Spoon, Willa's employer Don Beddoe as Walt Spoon, Icey's husband Peter Graves as Ben Harper Gloria Castillo as Ruby, one of Rachel's girls Paul Bryar as Bart the Hangman This was the only film directed by the actor Charles Laughton. Laughton had directed plays on Broadway, most produced by his friend Paul Gregory. Gregory read the 1953 novel The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb and decided to produce a film from it, with James Agee as screenwriter and Laughton as director. Laughton drew on the angular look of German expressionist films of the 1920s. Laughton's directing style was supportive and respectful of the actors' input and several of the actors have said it was among their favorite professional experiences.
Laughton considered casting Gary Cooper as Harry Powell, but Cooper did not accept the role as it might be detrimental to his career. Laurence Olivier and John Carradine expressed interest in the role
Entertainment Weekly is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, music, Broadway theatre and popular culture. Different from celebrity-focused publications like Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, EW concentrates on entertainment media news and critical reviews. However, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience; the first issue was published on February 16, 1990. Created by Jeff Jarvis and founded by Michael Klingensmith, who served as publisher until October 1996, the magazine's original television advertising soliciting pre-publication subscribers portrayed it as a consumer guide to popular culture, including movies and book reviews, sometimes with video game and stage reviews, too.. In 1996, the magazine won the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors. EW won the same award again in 2002. In September 2016, in collaboration with People, Entertainment Weekly launched the People/Entertainment Weekly Network.
The network is "a free, ad-supported online-video network carries short- and long-form programming covering celebrities, pop culture and human-interest stories". It was rebranded as PeopleTV in September 2017; the magazine features celebrities on the cover and addresses topics such as television ratings, movie grosses, production costs, concert ticket sales, ad budgets, in-depth articles about scheduling, showrunners, etc. It publishes several "double issues" each year; the magazine numbers its issues sequentially, it counts each double issue as "two" issues so that it can fulfil its marketing claim of 52 issues per year for subscribers. Entertainment Weekly follows a typical magazine format by featuring a letters to the editor and table of contents in the first few pages, while featuring advertisements. While many advertisements are unrelated to the entertainment industry, the majority of ads are related to up-and-coming television, film or music events; these beginning articles open the magazine and as a rule focus on current events in pop culture.
The whole section runs eight to ten pages long, features short news articles, as well as several specific recurring sections: "Sound Bites" opens the magazine. It’s a collage of media personalities. "The Must List" is a two-page spread highlighting ten things. "First Look", subtitled "An early peek at some of Hollywood's coolest projects", is a two-page spread with behind-the-scenes or publicity stills of upcoming movies, television episodes or music events. "The Hit List", written each week by critic Scott Brown, highlights ten major events, with short comedic commentaries by Brown. There will be some continuity to the commentaries; this column was written by Jim Mullen and featured twenty events each week, Dalton Ross wrote an abbreviated version. "The Hollywood Insider" is a one-page section. It gives details, in the separate columns, on the most-current news in television and music. "The Style Report" is a one-page section devoted to celebrity style. Because its focus is on celebrity fashion or lifestyle, it is graphically rich in nature, featuring many photographs or other images.
The page converted to a new format: five pictures of celebrity fashions for the week, graded on the magazine's review "A"-to-"F" scale. A spin-off section, "Style Hunter", which finds reader-requested articles of clothing or accessories that have appeared in pop culture appears frequently. "The Monitor" is a two-page spread devoted to major events in celebrity lives with small paragraphs highlighting events such as weddings, arrests, court appearances, deaths. Deaths of major celebrities are detailed in a one-half- or full-page obituary titled "Legacy"; this feature is nearly identical to sister publication People's "Passages" feature. The "celebrity" column, the final section of "News and Notes", is devoted to a different column each week, written by two of the magazine's more-prominent writers: "The Final Cut" is written by former executive editor and author Mark Harris. Harris' column focuses on analyzing current popular-culture events, is the most serious of the columns. Harris has written among other topics.
"Binge Thinking" was written by screenwriter Diablo Cody. After several profiles of Cody in the months leading up to and following the release of her debut film, she was hired to write a column detailing her unique view of the entertainment business. If You Ask Me..." Libby Gelman-Waxer was brought in to write his former Premiere column for Entertainment Weekly in 2011. There are four to six major articles within the middle pages of the magazine; these articles are most interviews, but there are narrative articles as well as lists. Feature articles tend to focus on movies and television and less on books and the theatre. In the magazine's history, there have only been a few cover stories devoted to authors. There are seven sections of reviews in the back pages of each issue (together enc
Shiri Freda Appleby is an American actress and director. She is best known for her leading roles as Liz Parker in the WB/UPN science fiction drama series Roswell and Rachel Goldberg in the Lifetime/Hulu drama series Unreal, her major film credits include A Time for Dancing, Havoc, Charlie Wilson's War, The Devil's Candy. Appleby starred as intern Daria Wade in the final season of the NBC medical drama series ER, she starred as Cate Cassidy in The CW drama series Life Unexpected and as Lucy Lambert in the web comedy series Dating Rules from My Future Self. Appleby had recurring roles on the NBC drama series Chicago Fire and the HBO comedy-drama series Girls. Appleby was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Dina Appleby, a Jewish day school teacher, Jerry Appleby, a telecommunications executive, her mother is Israeli and of Sephardic-Moroccan Jewish background, her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Appleby's mother was an actress in Israel, she and her younger brother Evan were raised in Calabasas in Los Angeles County.
They kept kosher in their home growing up. Appleby graduated from Calabasas High School in 1997, she attended University of Southern California from 1998 to 1999. After two years she got the starring role in Roswell and was working but while shooting Life Unexpected in 2010, Appleby started to work towards a psychology degree from the online University of Phoenix, it took her 14 months—from start to finish, with a large chunk of time spent working, to complete the degree, which she did in 2012. Appleby began her acting career at the age of four, starting with advertisements for various products such as Cheerios and M&M's, she started acting and taking acting classes because her parents were concerned that she was so shy and introverted. Her first advertisement was for Raisin Bran, she made guest appearances on many television programs, most notably thirtysomething, Doogie Howser, M. D. ER, Xena: Warrior Princess, 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills, 90210, before landing her break-out role in the series Roswell, where she tried out for the roles of Isabel and Maria before landing the leading role of Liz Parker.
Appleby has been featured in a number of music videos, such as Bon Jovi's video for "It's My Life" with Will Estes, the 2004 video for the song "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw, opposite Scott Mechlowicz. She appeared in Sense Field's music video for "Save Yourself,", part of the Roswell soundtrack and featured in the first season DVD box set. In 2006, she had a recurring role on the short-lived ABC drama Six Degrees as Anya, a young assistant in a relationship with a much older photographer; that year, she played Hildy Young in the new USA Network series To Love and Die, that began airing in late December 2008. She participated in a short film called Carjacking directed by Dan Passman and co-starring Geoff Stults. In 2007, she appeared in the movie What Love Is alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. Matthew Lillard, Anne Heche, she participated in another short film, Love Like Wind, from Shaolin Film Productions. At the end of the year, she appeared as Charlie Wilson's press secretary in the film Charlie Wilson's War, which stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
In 2008, Appleby had a recurring role on the 15th and final season of ER, playing an intern named Daria Wade. In 2010, Appleby starred in The CW network drama Life Unexpected as Cate Cassidy, a radio talk show host whose daughter whom she gave up for adoption becomes a part of her life; the show was canceled after two seasons. In 2012, Appleby starred as the main character of Dating Rules from My Future Self, which she produced. In 2013, she had a role in the Lena Dunham HBO series, controversial for its portrayal of male ejaculate, she said the role allowed her to break out of a career where she was typecast as being sweet. Appleby said that she got the role because she was shadowing director Jesse Peretz, talked with Girls producer Jenni Konner, whom she was friendly with. Konner asked her. In 2013, she was cast in the leading role in the Lifetime drama/dark comedy series Unreal, a show about the inner workings of a reality show, which premiered on June 1, 2015, was produced by former The Bachelor producer, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and writer Marti Noxon.
To research her role as a reality show dating show producer, Appleby said that she spent time with a producer to quiz them about the work. She said that one of the appeals of the show was that the central focus was not about her character being in a romantic relationship; the show had been picked up for four seasons. In 2016, Appleby directed her first episode of Unreal, titled "Casualty", she went on to direct multiple episodes of the series. In July 2018, the series ended after four seasons. In Hebrew, the word shiri means either "my song" or "my poem" or "sing". Appleby said, she has a scar above her left eyebrow. To get over her fear of dogs, she went on the show Emergency Vets, accompanying staff veterinarian Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald and shortly after adopted a tabby cat, which she named Abby. In July 2012, Appleby got engaged to her boyfriend
Joe (2013 film)
Joe is a 2013 independent crime drama film directed and co-produced by David Gordon Green, co-produced by Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng and Christopher Woodrow and written by Gary Hawkins, adaptation from Larry Brown's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, revolving around a tormented man who hires a 15-year-old boy and protects him from his abusive father; the film premiered at the 70th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2013, with a subsequent screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was distributed by Worldview Entertainment and Lionsgate Films on April 11, 2014, it was a box office flop, grossing only $2.36 million from a $4 million budget, but received critical acclaim from critics, who praised Cage's performance and Green's direction. Joe Ransom is a foreman for a small tree-poisoning crew in rural Texas. A 15-year-old drifter named Gary asks Joe for a job, impresses him with his work ethic; the next day, Gary brings his alcoholic father Wade with him to work, but Wade's attitude and laziness gets them both fired.
Joe witnesses Wade take his money. Gary goes to Joe's house to ask for his job back. Joe agrees, Gary begins working for him hiding his money from Wade. Willie Russell, a criminal with whom Joe has a long-standing feud, shoots Joe as he leaves a friend's house. Gary meets Willie and asks him for a ride home. Wade beats to death a homeless man, stealing his liquor. Willie confronts Joe at a bar and asks him where Gary lives in an attempt to find him and seek revenge. Joe doesn't answer, when Willie continues to press him, Joe beats him up. Joe tells the bartender to call the police before fleeing to a brothel. Joe leaves the brothel after getting spooked by an angry guard dog. Joe returns home, gets his dog and returns to the brothel, where he sets his dog on the guard dog, has sex with a prostitute, he leaves with his dog. Two police officers stop him and hold him at gunpoint as he lets his dog out of his truck, Joe challenges them to a fight. Joe released. Wade asks Gary for money, they get into an argument.
Wade promises to return and find the rest of Gary's money. Gary visits Joe, who tells him that he once served 29 months in prison for assaulting three police officers. Gary agrees to help Joe look for his dog, they find the dog, Joe gives Gary his lighter as a keepsake. Joe invites him into his truck. Joe mentions that Gary wants to buy his truck, but when Wade insults Gary, Joe grabs him by the collar and threatens to hurt him if anything happens to the boy. Gary tells Joe that he has enough money to buy his truck, they buy a new one. Joe tells Gary to keep the money he was going to use to buy Joe's truck, use it to get insurance instead; as Joe drives home, a patrol cop stops him and tries to make him take a breathalyzer test, but Joe refuses and drives away. An altercation ensues. A higher-ranking officer, a friend of Joe's and a fellow ex-con, visits Joe and says the patrol cop had it coming, but warns him to keep his nose clean. Gary arrives at his face bruised. Gary asks to borrow his truck, Joe asks what happened.
Gary reveals that Wade beat him up, stole his truck and left with Dorothy, intent on pimping her out to Willie. The two of them go after Wade. Meanwhile, Willie pays Wade $30, prepares to rape Dorothy. Joe arrives and subdues Willie, Gary leaves with Dorothy. Willie begs an unmoved Joe for his life, but as Joe prepares to kill him, one of Willie's thugs shoots him in the leg. Joe kills Willie and the thug, limps towards Wade, standing on a nearby bridge, he misses. He finds he is out of bullets. Wade asks Joe if he's his friend, when Joe doesn't answer, leaps off the bridge to his death. Gary arrives with embraces Joe as he dies. Gary is shown to have inherited Joe's truck and dog, he is given a new job replanting the same forest that Joe and his crew killed. Nicolas Cage as Joe Ransom Tye Sheridan as Gary Jones Heather Kafka as Lacy Ronnie Gene Blevins as Willie Brian Mays as Junior Sue Rock as Merle Adriene Mishler as Connie Gary Poulter as Wade Dana Freitag as Sue Anna Niemtschk as Dorothy Joe received critical acclaim from critics.
Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 87% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 126 reviews with a "Certified Fresh" rating and an average score of 7.3/10, with the site consensus: "Rich in atmosphere and anchored by a powerful performance from Nicolas Cage, Joe is a satisfying return to form for its star -- as well as director David Gordon Green". On Metacritic, it holds a Metascore of 74, indicating "generally favorable" reviews based on 36 critics; the film circulated into the mainstream news when actor Gary Poulter was found dead in a shallow body of water on February 19, 2013, before the film was released. Poulter, who played Wade in the film, was homeless, suffered from alcoholism and was seriously ill, his only other acting credit was as a background extra in the TV series Thirtysomething. Producers worried that casting Poulter in the film would be a risk because of his alcoholism, but Green stayed committed to having him in the film. Writing for RogerEbert.com, Peter Sobczynski called Poulter's performance "stunning" and "one of the great one-shot performances in the history of the cinema".
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is an American media company, involved in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM's headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California. MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, Louis B. Mayer Pictures. In 1971, it was announced that MGM was to merge with 20th Century Fox, but the plan never came to fruition. Over the next 39 years, the studio was bought and sold at various points in its history until, on November 3, 2010, MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. MGM emerged from bankruptcy on December 20, 2010, at which time the executives of Spyglass Entertainment, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, became co-chairmen and co-CEOs of the holding company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; as of 2017, MGM co-produces, co-finances, co-distributes a majority of its films with Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros.
MGM Resorts International, a Las Vegas-based hotel and casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MGM", was created in 1973 as a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The company was spun out in 1979, with the studio's owner Kirk Kerkorian maintaining a large share, but it ended all affiliation with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1986. MGM was the last studio to convert to sound pictures, but in spite of this fact, from the end of the silent film era through the late 1950s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the dominant motion picture studio in Hollywood. Always slow to respond to the changing legal and demographic nature of the motion picture industry during the 1950s and 1960s, although at times its films did well at the box office, the studio lost significant amounts of money throughout the 1960s. In 1966, MGM was sold to Canadian investor Edgar Bronfman Sr. whose son Edgar Jr. would buy Universal Studios. Three years an unprofitable MGM was bought by Kirk Kerkorian, who slashed staff and production costs, forced the studio to produce low-budget fare, shut down theatrical distribution in 1973.
The studio continued to produce five to six films a year that were released through other studios United Artists. Kerkorian did, commit to increased production and an expanded film library when he bought United Artists in 1981. MGM ramped up internal production, as well as keeping production going at UA, which included the lucrative James Bond film franchise, it incurred significant amounts of debt to increase production. The studio took on additional debt as a series of owners took charge in early 1990s. In 1986, Ted Turner bought MGM, but a few months sold the company back to Kerkorian to recoup massive debt, while keeping the library assets for himself; the series of deals left MGM more in debt. MGM was bought by Pathé Communications in 1990, but Parretti lost control of Pathé and defaulted on the loans used to purchase the studio; the French banking conglomerate Crédit Lyonnais, the studio's major creditor took control of MGM. More in debt, MGM was purchased by a joint venture between Kerkorian, producer Frank Mancuso, Australia's Seven Network in 1996.
The debt load from these and subsequent business deals negatively affected MGM's ability to survive as a separate motion picture studio. After a bidding war which included Time Warner and General Electric, MGM was acquired on September 23, 2004, by a partnership consisting of Sony Corporation of America, Texas Pacific Group, Providence Equity Partners, other investors. In 1924, movie theater magnate Marcus Loew had a problem, he had bought Metro Pictures Corporation in 1919 for a steady supply of films for his large Loew's Theatres chain. With Loew's lackluster assortment of Metro films, Loew purchased Goldwyn Pictures in 1924 to improve the quality. However, these purchases created a need for someone to oversee his new Hollywood operations, since longtime assistant Nicholas Schenck was needed in New York headquarters to oversee the 150 theaters. Approached by Louis B. Mayer, Loew addressed the situation by buying Louis B. Mayer Pictures on April 17, 1924. Mayer became head of the renamed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with Irving Thalberg as head of production.
MGM produced more than 100 feature films in its first two years. In 1925, MGM released the extravagant and successful Ben-Hur, taking a $4.7 million profit that year, its first full year. In 1925, MGM, Paramount Pictures and UFA formed a joint German distributor, Parufamet; when Samuel Goldwyn left he sued over the use of his name. Marcus Loew died in 1927, control of Loew's passed to Nicholas Schenck. In 1929, William Fox of Fox Film Corporation bought the Loew family's holdings with Schenck's assent. Mayer and Thalberg disagreed with the decision. Mayer was active in the California Republican Party and used his political connections to persuade the Justice Department to delay final approval of the deal on antitrust grounds. During this time, in the summer of 1929, Fox was badly hurt in an automobile accident. By the time he recovered, the stock market crash in the fall of 1929 had nearly wiped Fox out and ended any chance of the Loew's merger going through. Schenck and Mayer had never gotten along, the abortive Fox merger increased the animosity between the two men.
From the outset, MGM tapped into the audience's need for sophistication. Having inherited few big names from their predecessor companies and Thalberg began at once
Dermot Mulroney is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in romantic comedy and drama films. Appearing on screen since the mid 1980s, he is known for his work in films such as Young Guns, Staying Together, Where the Day Takes You, Point of No Return, Angels in the Outfield, My Best Friend's Wedding, About Schmidt, The Wedding Date, August: Osage County, Insidious: Chapter 3, the HBO films The Last Outlaw and Long Gone. Mulroney played the main antagonist Francis Gibson in NBC's Crisis, Dr. Walter Wallace in Pure Genius, Sean Pierce in Showtime's Shameless. Mulroney was born in Virginia, his father Michael Mulroney from Elkader, was a law professor at Villanova University School of Law beginning in the 90s, prior to which he had a private practice in tax law for thirty years in Washington, D. C, his mother, Ellen from Manchester, was a regional theater actress. Dermot is the middle child among five siblings, he has two older brothers and Sean. Mulroney attended Matthew Maury Elementary School and played cello in school and city youth orchestras, as well as acted in children's community theater.
He finished 9th and 10th grades at George Washington High School, before attending T. C. Williams High School. During his sophomore year in high school, he attended the Interlochen Arts Camp as a cellist. Beginning at age 18, Mulroney studied communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, graduated in 1985. Mulroney has a scar on his upper lip from an accident during his childhood, explaining "I was 3½ and I was carrying a dish for our pet rabbits, and I tripped and it broke, I fell on it." In his senior year in college, Mulroney responded to a sign-up sheet and auditioned in front of WMA agent Barbara Gale, who offered him a contract and asked him to relocate to Hollywood. There, Mulroney auditioned for three months before landing the role of the male lead in his debut in Sin of Innocence. In his first decade acting, Mulroney appeared in a slew of drama films dealing with heavy subject matter: Sin of Innocence, in which he played a stepbrother romantically involved with his stepsister after their parents marry.
In 1988, Mulroney appeared in the baseball flick Long Gone, for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the CableACE Awards. In 1989, he appeared in Survival Quest. While filming, in 1986, Keener was caught in a river current and floated precariously close to whitewater rapids when Mulroney jumped in and the pair were picked up half a mile downstream; the two married in 1990. The couple would go onto appear together in four other films: Living In Oblivion, Heroine of Hell, Box of Moonlight and Lovely & Amazing. Mulroney's roles in Samantha and Where The Day Takes You awarded him Best Actor at the Seattle International Film Festival. Mulroney appeared in a number of western films throughout this period, namely Young Guns in 1988, Silent Tongue and The Last Outlaw in 1993, Bad Girls in 1994; the Sam Shepard-directed Silent Tongue would mark the second in a series of four collaborations, with the two appearing together on screen in Bright Angel, for which Mulroney won the Jury Special Prize at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.
Mulroney co-starred in the comedy-drama films: Staying Together. Mulroney appeared in the thriller films Point of No Return in 1993, he was nominated for Best Kiss, with Winona Ryder, for How to Make an American Quilt at the MTV Movie Awards. Several of his lead performances have been in romantic comedy films. Mulroney has appeared in many movies, including as the male lead in My Best Friend's Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. In 1993 Mulroney played "J. P", the boyfriend of star "Maggie" in Point of No Return. Mulroney played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls. In 2005, he played a male escort alongside Debra Messing in The Wedding Date, co-starred in the ensemble film The Family Stone, with Sarah Jessica Parker, he was in the movie Abduction as Martin Price. In 2003, Mulroney played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series Friends, he appeared in three episodes of the ninth season, his character dating Rachel. This would mark Mulroney's last on-screen appearance on television for a number of years revealing in a May 2007 interview that he had turned down TV series roles in favor of film.
In 2007, Mulroney appeared in the fifth se