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Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Jeffrey Warren Daniels

Birth Date :

February 19, 1955

Birth Place :

Athens, Georgia

Spouse :

Kathleen Treado (since 13-Jul-79)

Claim to fame :

As Harry Dunne in "Dumb & Dumber" (1994)

Biography


Making his acting debut in the critically acclaimed 1981 film "Ragtime", Jeff Daniels was tapped to star in some other successful films for the next few years, one of which was "Terms of Endearment" (1983). "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985) as well as "Something Wild" (1986) earned him a Golden Globe nomination each. After few appearances in under the radar features, he rose to prominence through a starring role in epic war film "Gettysburg" (1993) as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain.

1994 proved to be a golden year for Daniels, thanks for his portrayal of Harry Dunne in comedy film "Dumb and Dumber" that was a box office hit and grossed nearly $250 million worldwide. Becoming a household name ever since, he tackled more various roles, starring in features of many genres, including "101 Dalmatians" (1996), "Pleasantville" (1998), "The Hours" (2002), "The Squid and the Whale" (2005), and "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005) just to name some.

Latest News


Jeff Daniels Is Eyed for Steve Jobs Biopic, Tom Cruise Was Wanted to Play the Apple Co-Founder

December 10, 2014 02:51:54 GMT

New info from Universal's surfaces. According to a Tuesday, December 9 report by TheWrap, the studio is eyeing to play former Apple CEO John Sculley. The studio has not responded to request for comments.
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New 'Dumb and Dumber To' Posters Spoof 'Lucy'

August 18, 2014 00:28:33 GMT

Two new "" posters get "" treatment. The upcoming Universal comedy makes itself the exact opposite of the action movie starring by spoofing the posters.
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Aaron Sorkin Denies Feud With Olivia Munn on 'The Newsroom'

January 02, 2014 00:35:28 GMT

Aaron Sorkin won't let his show "" be hit by ridiculous rumor. In a statement released to E! Online, Sorkin slammed the report from Radar Online that he and cast did not go along with star of the HBO series .
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Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey Post First Pictures From 'Dumb and Dumber To' Set

September 25, 2013 01:51:41 GMT

and are back channeling their inner dimwits to film "", and both funnymen have generously shared first pictures from the set in Atlanta. "We're back!!!" the former captions one of the photos.
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Emmy Awards 2013: Jeff Daniels and Claire Danes Are Best Drama Actor and Actress

September 23, 2013 02:49:37 GMT

won his first-ever Emmy Award on Sunday night, September 22. The 58-year-old picked up the prize for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series through his portrayal of Will McAvoy on "".
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Jeff Daniels Announces 'Dumb and Dumber 2' Back in the Works

August 06, 2012 09:01:30 GMT

"Dumb and Dumber 2" is not dead just yet, has stated. The Harry Dunne depicter revealed that the long-gestating sequel to his and 's 1994 comedy film was expected to go back in the saddle and projected to begin its production sometime in 2013.
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Andy Griffith Laid to Rest, Fellow Stars Paying Tribute on Twitter

July 04, 2012 01:41:38 GMT

Less than five hours after it was announced that passed away, the late actor was buried on Roanoke Island, North Carolina where he resided. "It had been planned for some time," a funeral spokesperson said. "This was the wish of his family."
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'Newsroom' Creator Insists Jeff Daniels' Character Isn't Based on Keith Olbermann

June 20, 2012 09:11:27 GMT

Before "" launches this weekend, Aaron Sorkin has set things straight about the inspiration behind ' Will McAvoy. While the actor's portrayal of the outspoken character leaves an impression that it is based on real-life journalist Keith Olbermann, the writer claimed it's not the case.
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'Dumb and Dumber 2' to Start Filming in September With Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

April 03, 2012 06:30:46 GMT

It's been a while since fans last heard about "Dumb and Dumber 2" project, and some people believe that the gig is already dead. Director Peter Farrelly, however, brought the good news that the sequel is still in the works and is set to kick off the production as soon as fall this year.
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Jeff Daniels to Testify Before Congress to Win Theater Cash

April 07, 2010 09:53:26 GMT

Movie star has joined forces with America's National Endowment for the Arts in a bid to win more theater cash for struggling regional drama companies. The "Dumb & Dumber" star, who co-founded The Purple Rose Theater Company in Michigan, will testify before Congress in Washington, D.C. next week.
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