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with the actress at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards.
Dermot's career received a great boost by 1997 when he enacted a prospective bridegroom caught between Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz in "My Best Friend's Wedding" as it scored over 299 million U.S. dollar worldwide. Focused his attention on big screen production, he then teamed up with Patricia Arquette and Don Johnson to film "Goodbye Lover" (1998) before taking his time to celebrate the birth of his first son, Clyde Mulroney, in 1999. He started the 21st century with an appearance alongside veteran actor Paul Newman also Linda Fiorentino in "Where the Money Is" (2000), followed by "Trixie" (2000) in which Nick Nolte also took part, and "The Safety of Objects" (2001) opposite Glenn Close.
Much to Dermot's delight, his next role as Randall Hertzel in Alexander Payne's gritty drama comedy, "About Schmidt" (2002), was hugely praised by critics, bringing his status grew several notches higher. After a venture into thriller genre through David Gordon Green's "Undertow" (2004), he returned to romantic comedy with "The Wedding Date" and "Must Love Dogs" which both came up in 2005. Joining the fantastic ensemble cast consisted of Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, also Claire Danes in "The Family Stone" (2005), he had been billed to star in "Griffin and Phoenix" (2006), a poignantly funny love story about two people who face a seemingly impassable hindrance in their life.
On June 8, 2007 Dermot filed for divorce from Catherine, his wife of over than 16 years, following their split in May 2005. Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce, he's seeking joint legal and physical custody of their son, Clyde Keener Mulroney, while asking for property rights to be determined by the courts.
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