Brothers (2009)Siblings Sam and Tommy Cahill are as far apart as brothers can be; while Sam serves his country as a Marine, Tommy is a drifter who just got out of prison. But after Sam goes missing in Afghanistan, irresponsible Tommy gets his act together in order to be an anchor for Sam's wife and children.
Critic Reviews of "Brothers (2009)"
Time OutJanuary 22, 2010
It takes two-thirds of the film for any scene of real emotional truth or power to emerge - and by then we're lost.
New York ObserverDecember 08, 2009
A soap opera ensues with more clichés than one movie can survive.
New YorkerDecember 07, 2009
Brothers, the new home-from-the-war film, written by David Benioff and directed by Jim Sheridan, has been made with obvious devotion and sincerity, and I wish I could take it seriously.
I.E. WeeklyDecember 05, 2009
When Carey Mulligan (the breakout star of An Education) pops up in a cameo, you realize how rich the film would be with her in the lead.
Los Angeles TimesDecember 04, 2009
Sheridan seems as conflicted as the Cahills about their virtues and failings.
SlateDecember 04, 2009
After watching this movie, I had what you might call Portman Traumautic Stress Disorder, a condition that leaves you twitchy, irritable, and in need of a well-acted light comedy.
Film Comment MagazineSeptember 24, 2014
Anyone fond of Danish director Susanne Bier's 2004 original should steer clear of this ill-advised though faithful remake by Jim Sheridan.
American ProfileSeptember 30, 2011
A gritty sibling saga offers a strong reinforcement of the reality that, for many returned soldiers, some battle scars never heal.
Common Sense MediaDecember 31, 2010
Well-acted war drama is too intense for kids.
QuickflixOctober 21, 2010
Brothers is that rare type of film; one that feels real and true, never forcing itself to conform to the expectations of what a movie should contain.
Suite101.comSeptember 25, 2010
Tobey Maguire's jaw seems squarer, his eyes electrified and - as Sam's features harden - like Robert De Niro circa "The Deer Hunter." When Sam snaps - all snarls, snot and spit - Maguire and Jim Sheridan place you in his percussive, throbbing psyche.
Georgia StraightJuly 06, 2010
Brothers has painful things on the brain, but it's the intimate moments that hit deepest in a story that shifts between the war in Afghanistan and pent-up family angst back in the good old U.S. of A.
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Tobey MaguireBirth date: 27 June 1975, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Tobias Vincent Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California. His parents were 18 and 20, and not yet married, when he was born. His mother, Wendy (Brown), did advertising, publicity, and acting in Hollywood for years as she coached and managed Tobey. His father, Vincent Maguire, was a cook and sometimes a construction worker. Tobey did not finish high school in order to pursue and focus on acting roles, but he did end up getting his GED. He did several commercials (he was a model dancer for Nordstrom by age six), and he had some roles on various TV shows before landing a starring role on the Fox comedy Great Scott! (1992). That role lasted nine weeks before the show was canceled. Fox-made series were not doing well in general at the time. He avoids drugs and alcohol, and his best friend is Leonardo DiCaprio. Tobey is a vegan and studies yoga. He now has two beautiful children with his wife Jennifer Meyer Maguire. Their names are Ruby Sweetheart and Otis Tobias Maguire. Another little known fact is that his two half-brothers, Jopaul and Weston Epp, were the child actors who handed Tobey (Peter Parker) his mask after the train scene in Spider-Man 2.
Jake GyllenhaalBirth date: 19 December 1980, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English, and Swiss-German.Gyllenhaal made his movie debut, at the age of eleven, in the film City Slickers (1991), playing Billy Crystal's character's son. He made an impact in various films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, in films such as October Sky (1999), his breakthrough performance, and as the title role in the cult phenomenon psychological thriller, Donnie Darko (2001), for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor, playing a psychologically troubled teenager. He followed this with roles encompassing many different genres, including the comedy film, Walt Disney romantic comedy, Bubble Boy (2001); opposite Jennifer Aniston in another Sundance favorite, The Good Girl (2002), as a young man grieving the death of his fiancée in Moonlight Mile (2002), and in the science fiction blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event, opposite Dennis Quaid. Making his theater debut, Gyllenhaal appeared on the London stage with a starring role in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of "This Is Our Youth". The play was widely-received and played for eight weeks in London's West End. Gyllenhaal followed his successful theater en devour with a role in Jarhead (2005), playing Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, an aggressive and masculine but equally vulnerable and sensitive Marine during the Gulf War, and Proof (2005), as Gwyneth Paltrow's character's love interest. However, it was his follow-up performance that won critical acclaim in Brokeback Mountain (2005), in which he co-starred with Australian actor Heath Ledger, as sheep herders who fall in love in the 1960s and depicts their relationship over the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. For his role as Jack Twist, Gyllenhaal received critical acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.Since then, he has acted in a wide range of movies, ranging from the critically-acclaimed thriller, Zodiac (2007), the drama Brothers (2009), playing opposite Tobey Maguire as the title siblings, in the action adventure film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), sporting a bulked-up physique, and the box office hit, Love & Other Drugs (2010), in which he teamed up with Anne Hathaway, once again, and for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.In the 2010s, Gyllenhaal starred in several major films for which he received significant critical acclaim: science fiction thriller Source Code (2011), police drama End of Watch (2012), mystery Prisoners (2013), dark media satire Nightcrawler (2014), the boxing drama Southpaw (2015), and the dramedy Demolition (2015). For Nightcrawler, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.Gyllenhaal is the godfather of Matilda Ledger (aka Matilda Rose Ledger), daughter of the late actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. Gyllenhaal's most significant personal relationships have been with actresses Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon. He is friends with Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine, having known him since kindergarten. He is a good friend of his sister's husband and Jarhead (2005) co-star, actor Peter Sarsgaard.
Natalie PortmanBirth date: 9 June 1981, Jerusalem, IsraelDescription: Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard University. She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting. She was featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut in the movie Léon (1994) (aka "Léon"). Following this role Natalie won roles in such films as Heat (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).It was not until 1999 that Natalie received worldwide fame as Queen Amidala in the highly anticipated US$431 million-grossing prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). She then she starred in two critically acclaimed comedy dramas, Anywhere But Here (1999) and Where the Heart Is (2000), followed by Closer (2004), for which she received an Oscar nomination. She reprised her role as Padme Amidala in the last two episodes of the Star Wars prequel trilogy: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Black Swan (2010).She received a second nomination for Best Actress, for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie (2016).
Sam ShepardBirth date: 5 November 1943, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USADescription: Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base around the US until finally settling in Duarte, California. While at high school he began acting and writing and worked as a ranch hand in Chino. He graduated high school in 1961 and then spent a year studying agriculture at Mount San Antonio Junior College, intending to become a vet.In 1962, though, a touring theater company, the Bishop's Company Repertory Players, visited the town and he joined up and left home to tour with them. He spent nearly two years with the company and eventually settled in New York where he began writing plays, first performing with an obscure off-off-Broadway group but eventually gaining recognition for his writing and winning prestigious OBIE awards (Off-Broadway ) three years running.He flirted with the world of rock, playing drums for the Holy Modal Rounders, then moved to London in 1971 where he continued writing.Back in the US by 1974, he became playwright in residence at San Francisco's Magic Theater and continued to work as an increasingly well respected playwright throughout the 1970s and into the '80s.Throughout this time he had been dabbling with Hollywood having, most notably in the early days, worked as one of the writers on Zabriskie Point (1970), but it was his role as Chuck Yeager in 1983's The Right Stuff (1983) that brought him fully to the attention of the wider, non-theater audience.Since then he has continued to write, act and direct, both on screen and in the theater.
Mare WinninghamBirth date: 16 May 1959, Phoenix, Arizona, USADescription: Mary 'Mare' Megan Winningham is an actress and songwriter who has appeared in nearly 100 TV shows and feature films. She began her career in 1976 as a singer, and starred in numerous and diverse film roles before hitting it big as one of the original Brat Pack in Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire (1985) with Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Ally Sheedy.Mare attended Chatsworth High School with Val Kilmer, James Rekart and Kevin Spacey, but she was bitten by the acting bug much earlier on. She had enjoyed drama and music since primary school, taking a particular interest in the guitar and drums.Since St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Mare has played some outstanding roles in a number of big films. She starred in the Tom Hanks comedy Turner & Hooch (1989). She has also starred in two feature films with Kevin Costner, The War (1994) and the western Wyatt Earp (1994), the latter directed by Lawrence Kasdan and co-starring Gene Hackman. Mare won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia (1995).Bad Day on the Block (1997) saw her starring opposite Charlie Sheen and she put in a superb performance in Brothers (2009), a war drama co-starring Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman.Her myriad TV roles include ER (1994), Grey's Anatomy (2005), and 24 (2001) with Kiefer Sutherland.
Bailee MadisonBirth date: 15 October 1999, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USADescription: This young actress has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers (2009), opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She played the young "Betty Ann Waters" in Fox Searchlight's Conviction (2010), with Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver.Most recently, Bailee had a starring role in producer Guillermo del Toro's thriller, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), with Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, Bailee was recommended for the role by her Brothers (2009) co-star, Natalie Portman. She played a withdrawn child being haunted by insatiable demons; the film was released in August 2011. Bailee starred as the daughter of Marisa Tomei and the granddaughter of Bette Midler and 'Billy Crystal' (qvi) in the film Parental Guidance (2012), a co-production between 20th Century Fox and Walden Media.In 2011, Variety named Bailee an honoree for her philanthropic efforts with "Alex's Lemonade Stand" at the "Variety Power Of Youth Awards", which pays homage to the industry's most talented young activists. A driven and talented young actress, Bailee is equally committed to using her public profile to raise awareness for those less fortunate. Between filming major motion pictures, Bailee has been devoting her time and energy to "Alex's Lemonade Stand", an organization that encourages children, nationwide, to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer through running their own lemonade stands.Her other feature films include Letters to God (2010) and Hallmark's A Taste of Romance (2012) with Teri Polo. For her role in Columbia Pictures' comedy, Just Go with It (2011), with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, Bailee earned rave reviews with "The Wall Street Journal".Bailee captured audiences hearts with her role of "May Belle Aarons" in Disney's Bridge to Terabithia (2007), and has left lasting impressions with her performances in the independent film, Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) (starring Felicity Huffman and Elle Fanning), and on television in NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She appears as "Maxine Russo" in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place (2007), for its fourth and final season. When Bailee isn't working or studying, she loves cooking with her family.When Bailee's not traveling, she loves spending time at home with family and friends, barbecuing, swimming, and playing on her swing set. Of course her dog, Maddy, is always by her side.
Taylor GeareBirth date: 19 September 2001Description: Taylor Geare was born on September 19, 2001 as Taylor Grace Geare. She is an actress, known for Inception (2010), Brothers (2009) and Dream House (2011).
Patrick John FluegerBirth date: 10 December 1983, Red Wing, Minnesota, USADescription: Patrick John Flueger was born on December 10, 1983 in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Chicago P.D. (2014), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Brothers (2009).
Clifton Collins Jr.Birth date: 16 June 1970, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: An acting chameleon who can easily lose himself in the life of his film and television characters, Clifton Collins Jr. is a native Angeleno who grew up destined to become a part of the Latino entertainment industry. His great-grandparents on his mother's side were a Mexican trumpet player and Spanish dancer who formed a traveling family act, and his grandfather was well-known character actor Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, most famous for his humorous sidekick roles in 1950s/1960s John Wayne westerns (he played the excitable hotel keeper in Rio Bravo (1959)) and in sitcoms. His uncle and aunt dabbled in the business at one point as well. While his famous grandfather was unable to break out of the old unflattering Latino stereotypes, Collins Jr. has done Pedro proud in the new millennium. Playing everything from policemen to boxers to serial killers, he has managed to transcend the typical racial trappings of his grandfather's era and play flesh-and-blood, three-dimensional characters. It was not always that way.Born short, lean and mean on June 16, 1970, he started his career in 1988 using his real name of Collins, but two years later began billing himself as "Clifton Gonzales-Gonzales" as a tribute to his aged grandfather and his early accomplishments. Pedro, who died in 2006, lived long enough to witness his grandson's achievements. Toiling in typical "barrio" roles at the beginning of his career, Collins Jr. found himself stuck in bit parts either as a struggling blue-collar worker or urban thug. In the mid-1990s, he began to search out and wing standout roles that enabled him to break the confines of the Latino stereotype. He slowly moved up in billing, even in mediocre material such as the futuristic prison film Fortress (1992) and the mindless 1970s rock-era comedy The Stöned Age (1994). His breakout role as Cesar, the vicious student and gangbanger in One Eight Seven (1997) opposite Los Angeles substitute teacher Samuel L. Jackson, set him on the right path. This led to a mesmerizing collection of other portrayals, both good-guy and bad-guy, in such films as The Replacement Killers (1998), The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) and Tigerland (2000). His versatility finally tested, he played everything from a gay Mexican hitman in the critically acclaimed Traffic (2000) to a psychological profiler for the FBI in the mainstream actioner Mindhunters (2004). A number of top guest appearances came his way on such series as NYPD Blue (1993) and The Twilight Zone (2002) and he had recurring roles on Resurrection Blvd. (2000) and Alias (2001).A monumental shift forward in his career happened recently with his hypnotic portrayal of killer Perry Smith, the object of writer Truman Capote's obsession, in the art-house favorite Capote (2005). Decades ago, Robert Blake played the same part in the gripping Capote book-to-film In Cold Blood (1967). This heralded achievement has enabled Collins to move into the co-producer's chair of late, notably for Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006), in which he inhabits the role of serial killer Kenneth Bianchi. Obviously, there is plenty more in the works for this major talent.
Carey MulliganBirth date: 28 May 1985, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England, to Nano (Booth), a university lecturer, and Stephen Mulligan, a hotel manager. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Welsh, originally from Llandeilo.Her first major appearance was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005) alongside Keira Knightley, Judi Dench and Donald Sutherland. Carey also played orphan "Ada Clare" in the B.B.C. television series, Bleak House (2005).Carey has said that her passion and love for acting was first kindled at her old school Woldingham School, where she took part in a school production of "Sweet Charity" in her final year, and where she was also a student head of drama.
Omid AbtahiBirth date: 28 May 1985, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Omid Abtahi is known for his work on Argo (2012), Brothers (2009) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015).
Navid NegahbanBirth date: 2 June 1968, IranDescription: Navid, though sometimes called "the man of a thousand faces," is still most widely regarded as Abu Nazir, the enigmatic al-Qaeda leader he played for two seasons on Showtime's Emmy-winning original series "Homeland." Among his many fans are Israeli president Shimon Peres and U.S. president Barack Obama. The versatile, scene-stealer has drawn critical praise as IRK delegate Jamot on the final season of Fox's hit series, "24," and has appeared on "CSI: NY," "CSI: Miami," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Closer," "The Game," "Criminal Minds," "Lost," "JAG," "The West Wing," "Without a Trace," "The Shield" and others.Navid's star continues to rise on the big screen. He was a standout in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated blockbuster "American Sniper" as Sheikh Al-Obodi, an Iraqi local paid to help the snipers locate their targets. He can next be seen in "Baba Joon," the first Persian-language film shot in Israel from director Yuval Delshad. "Variety" proclaims Navid once again "transforms in the role of Yitzhak," a turkey farmer struggling to pass his Iranian traditions onto his precocious Israeli-born son. The film, which received best picture at Israel's Ophir Awards, is now set to be the Jewish State's submission for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film.Navid recently wrapped principal photography in Vancouver on "Brain on Fire," a biographical drama with Chloë Grace Moretz, Carrie-Anne Moss and Richard Armitage, and this spring he was shooting in Morocco with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby in the espionage thriller "Damascus Cover." His additional credits include a leading role in the critically acclaimed feature "The Stoning of Soraya M." The "New York Times" called his portrayal of Ali as "satanic as any horror-movie apparition."Navid also had significant supporting roles in the films "Brothers" starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal; "Powder Blue" with Jessica Biel and Forest Whitaker; "Charlie Wilson's War" starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams and "Words and Pictures" with Clive Owens and Juliette Binoche.As an active voice-over actor, he lends his smoky tenor to "Revolution 1979," a video game series based on the Iranian revolution. It was awarded support from the Doris Duke Foundation in partnership with Sundance Institute's New Frontier Program for the Islamic Art's New Frontier Fellowship.Born in Mashhad, Iran, Navid caught the acting bug at the age of eight, when his portrayal of an old man drew laughter from a large audience at an elementary school play. His passion for acting led him to Germany where he spent eight years honing his theatrical skills prior to arriving in the United States. He is fluent in English, Farsi and German, and in his spare time enjoys traveling, studying anthropology, shooting pool, driving and playing poker.
Ethan SupleeBirth date: 25 May 1976, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past decade as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His diverse and eclectic resume ranges from hilarious roles in such comedies as Mallrats (1995) and Without a Paddle (2004) to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features such as American History X (1998), Blow (2001) and Cold Mountain (2003). His breakthrough performance as a young football player in Disney's Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington garnered him critical acclaim and led to another role opposite Washington in director Nick Cassavetes' thriller, John Q (2002).Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Suplee is the son of actors Debbie and Bill Suplee. He landed his first role at the age of 16 on the popular television series Boy Meets World (1993). He had a recurring role as the reluctant bully "Frankie" for three seasons. Most recently for television, he made a powerful guest-starring appearance on NBC's Third Watch (1999) as a disturbed young man who filmed a video journal about his obsession with a girl.He made his feature film debut in 1995 (alongside My Name Is Earl (2005) co-star Jason Lee) in writer/director Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995). where he played the memorable 'Willam Black,' a young man determined to crack the mystery behind the mall's magic eye poster. Smith went on to cast Suplee in Chasing Amy (1997) and as the voice of 'Norman the Golgothan' in _Dogma (1998)_. More recent comedy credits include "Without A Paddle" with Seth Green and Matthew Lillard, director Todd Phillips Road Trip (2000) and Evolution (2001) for director Ivan Reitman.Suplee showcased his impressive acting chops with a powerful and compelling performance in 1998 in director Tony Kaye's "American History X." He played a carelessly violent racist skinhead who tries to convince his friend (Edward Norton) to "come back to his roots" in their gang of white supremacists.His role of high school football lineman "Louie" in Disney's "Remember the Titans" exposed Suplee to a larger audience, and he was singled out by many critics as a fresh and welcome screen presence, with the Hollywood Reporter calling his performance "scene-stealing."With Ted Demme's 1970s drug-cartel drama "Blow," Suplee continued to raise his profile, playing "Tuna", the best friend of Johnny Depp's newly turned drug dealer "George Jung".More recently, Suplee played a pivotal role of a young soldier in Miramax and Anthony Minghella's period piece "Cold Mountain," with Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. He also co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in New Line's The Butterfly Effect (2004).Suplee co-stars opposite Jason Lee in NBC and Twentieth Century-Fox TV's half-hour comedy, "My Name is Earl." He plays "Randy", the brother of Lee's "Earl" who, following an epiphany, embarks on a mission to right all the wrongs he has inflicted on people.For the big screen, Suplee will next be seen starring in Art School Confidential (2006) for director Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World (2001)), and he recently completed work for director Darren Aronofsky on Warner Bros.' The Fountain (2006) with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.In his spare time, Suplee enjoys reading, cooking and playing chess. He has also recently starting taking Muay Thai kick-boxing classes three times a week. Muay Thai is a form of martial arts boxing using full contact sparring, kicks, punches, kick blocks and shadow boxing learned under professional instruction.
Arron ShiverBirth date: 19 July 1977, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USADescription: Arron Shiver was born on July 19, 1977 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Boardwalk Empire (2010), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) and 3:10 to Yuma (2007).
Ray PrewittBirth date: 12 March 1970, College Station, Texas, USADescription: Ray Prewitt (born March 12, 1970 in College Station, Texas) is an actor, producer, and aircraft broker (Prewitt Aircraft Sales). He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he interned in the genetics lab at the veterinary school's exotic animal clinic and was a crew chief for the now infamous Aggie Bonfire. Ray is never seen on stage or screen without his Aggie Ring on. He is most famous for deciding to produce his former roommate, Pamela Ribon's (Samantha Who?) "Call Us Crazy: The Anne Heche Monologues" which achieved theatrical cult status in Los Angeles in 2003.He was raised in Austin, Texas where he began his acting career starring alongside Amy Ecklund (Guiding Light) in their elementary school production of "Huck Finn".Prewitt began performing with various improv troupes around Austin before booking his first small role with Natalie Portman in "Where the Heart Is". Still convinced his talents were lacking, he began producing the one person shows of his more gifted friends before finally producing his own, "The World Owes Me a Party Favor".Though he prefers the slower pace and outdoors of Texas and Oklahoma, he has done several long stints in Los Angeles doing national commercials, independent films, and conspiring with other comedian ex-patriots from Texas. He is now filming the Jim Sheridan helmed, "Brothers", as the beer guzzling and often underwear clad, Owen. By far his biggest role to date, he was cast in true, romanticized Hollywood form... by sending in a self-made tape without benefit of ever meeting the director or producers before start of production. He did, however, have the support of Brothers casting director and long time mentor, Jo Edna Boldin.Prewitt currently resides in Oklahoma City where he collaborates with longtime friends, Derek Doublin and Matt Brown on absurdist shorts like the AdCritic acclaimed "The News". He also has an entirely improvised, though deleted, scene on the DVD of Universal Picture's "Friday Night Lights". Ray enjoys bar-b-que, state fairs, and winning hot sauce festivals.
Rebekah WigginsBirth date: 12 March 1970, College Station, Texas, USADescription: Rebekah Wiggins was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but spent her childhood in Roswell and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Even as a child, Rebekah excelled at everything creative, from playing the guitar, singing, and dancing, to drawing, acting, and writing poetry. Over the years, she has pursued these diverse talents: she holds associate's degrees in commercial music and audio engineering and has a certificate in film technology. Rebekah has always been particularly fascinated with films and acting, and over the years has proven herself a versatile actor and producer. In 2008, Rebekah and writer/director Hannah Macpherson created Heatstroke Productions, which has since released multiple award- winning short films as well as the popular web series Date Doctor TV (2010). The team's first short film, Down the Road (2008), starred Rebekah as a charming backwoods girl caught in limbo. For this role, Rebekah won the Best Female Actor at the 48-Hour Film Festival in New Mexico. She won this award again in 2011 for her performance as a paraplegic in Heatstroke Productions' short film suspense-thriller Drain. In that same year, the production company's Click. Flash. swept up awards in the 2011 National Film Challenge, winning the Audience Award and Best Directing Award, with Rebekah taking the award for Best Acting -Female Lead. In 2007, Rebekah was cast in the heartwarming indie film Sunshine Cleaning (2008), playing an enthusiastic baby-shower host opposite Amy Adams. She next booked a role as a lesbian schoolteacher opposite Kelsey Grammer in the comedy Swing Vote (2008), followed by a part in Jim Sheridan's acclaimed Brothers (2009). In 2009, Rebekah was cast in Matt Reeves' dark remake Let Me In (2010). This was soon followed by Fright Night (2011), 10 Years (2011), and Sundance selection The Rambler (2013). She also played a role in the hit television series In Plain Sight (2011), while receiving rave reviews locally for her performances in The Show, a Second City-style improv team. Most recently, Rebekah can be seen as a gentle veterinarian in the indie film Dark Around the Stars (2014), as a city clerk in the popular online comedy series Overlook, NM (2013- ), and in the TV series The Night Shift (2014) and Killer Women (2014). Her upcoming projects include the psychological thriller Those Who Wait (2014), which she co-produced/starred in, and WGN America's Manhattan as Gladys.
Carrie FlemingBirth date: 12 March 1970, College Station, Texas, USADescription: Carrie Fleming is known for her work on Breaking Bad (2008), Felon (2008) and A Bird of the Air (2011).
Jenny WadeBirth date: 6 October 1980, Eugene, Oregon, USADescription: Jenny Wade was born on October 6, 1980 in Eugene, Oregon, USA as Jennifer Wade. She is an actress, known for No Reservations (2007), Brothers (2009) and Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008).
Sheila Ivy TraisterBirth date: January1958Description: Sheila Ivy Traister was born in January 1958. She is an actress and writer, known for Brothers (2009), The Resident (2011) and Swing Vote (2008).
Chad BrummettBirth date: January1958Description: Chad Brummett is an actor and director, known for 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Lone Ranger (2013) and Crazy Heart (2009). He has been married to Trine Christensen since June 28, 2010. They have two children.
Jason E. HillBirth date: January1958Description: Jason E. Hill was born in New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), The Lone Ranger (2013) and Preacher (2016).
Kevin WigginsBirth date: January1958Description: Kevin Wiggins is an actor and director, known for Sicario (2015), Terminator Salvation (2009) and The Lone Ranger (2013).
Yousuf AzamiBirth date: January1958Description: Yousuf Azami is an actor, known for Horse Soldiers (2018), Lone Survivor (2013) and Crank (2006).
James D. DeverBirth date: January1958Description: James D. Dever is known for his work on Arrival (2016), American Sniper (2014) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Kevin AdkinsBirth date: January1958Description: Kevin Adkins is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Johnnie HectorBirth date: 24 April 1975, Roswell, New Mexico, USADescription: Johnnie Hector was born on April 24, 1975 in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. He is an actor and director, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), Brothers (2009) and The Keeper (2009).
Jeremiah BitsuiBirth date: 24 April 1975, Roswell, New Mexico, USADescription: Jeremiah Bitsui is known for his work on Natural Born Killers (1994), Brothers (2009) and Drunktown's Finest (2014).
Bill AllenBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Bill Allen was born in Wichita, Kansas, November 7, 1962. He moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of four. Having made his acting debut in a junior high school production of Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine", he attended various acting workshops at Richardson High School. After graduation, he began to seriously pursue his chosen career under the tutelage of Bryan O'Byrne, his mentor and acting coach. He won a starring role in a movie called "And They're Off", about horse-racing. Unfortunately, the movie was never released. Bill was signed by Director Robert Altman for a part in the movie "Streamers" with Matthew Modine, playing "Lieutenant Townsend". Arriving in Los Angeles in 1983, he bussed tables in a sandwich shop, and managed to land some television parts in "Hill Street Blues" (where Hal Needham first saw him), "Hotel", "Family Ties" and "Amazing Stories". Although not a professional BMX rider, he was good enough in "Rad" to fool nearly anyone familiar with the sport.
Benjamin D. BaldwinBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Benjamin D. Baldwin is an actor, known for Brothers (2009) and The Look (2017).
Richard WadeBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Richard Wade is an actor, known for Brothers (2009), Blue Seduction (2009) and American Sunset (2010).
Luce RainsBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Luce Rains was raised in Lexington, Kentucky and Santa Fe, New Mexico, he attended Stephens College on an acting scholarship and the MFA program at California Institute of the Arts. In 1975 was cast in "Midway" at Universal Studios and has been a Screen Actor's Guild Member since that time. Luce has worked in over 75 film and television productions, 30 professional stage plays, established two professional theatre companies, The New Mexico Repertory Theatre and Shakespeare in Santa Fe and worked with many of the industries top actors, directors, producers and film and theatre professionals.
Enayat DelawaryBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Enayat Delawary's passion for Afghanistan; its people, diverse culture and historical significance, is evident in every aspect of his life.Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Enayat was exposed to the lives of all Afghans, whether in remote villages or the highest levels of government, by his father, a top advisor to King Zahir Shah.From a young age, Enayat studied the varied cultural traditions and mastered the languages of the different ethnic and tribal areas of the region.In 1971, after graduating from the Nedjat (high school,) he worked as a tourist and mountain guide to deepen his understanding of the diverse geography of Afghanistan.In 1973, Enayat moved to Germany where he received his Masters Degree in Social and Political Science. While in Germany, he worked closely with renowned scholars, filmmakers and journalists translating books and documentary films. This included translating material from Farsi, Dari and Pashto into German, as well as fact checking for historical, political and cultural accuracy.Most recently, Enayat has had the privilege of working with some of the world's most esteemed directors as a dialect coach, translator, cultural advisor and actor on multiple films. He has served in all of these capacities for Mike Nichols' "Charlie Wilson's War" and Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," working intimately with Mr. Nichols and Mr. Sheridan through all stages of production.Enayat's life has prepared him with a very unique skill set for providing unparalleled services to writers, filmmakers and historians during these tumultuous times. His passion for his homeland and a lifetime of ongoing curiosity and study makes him an ideal candidate for providing assurance for the accurate representation of the Afghan people, Afghanistan, and the entire Central Asian region.
Rick La MondaBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Rick La Monda is known for his work on Brothers (2009), Felon (2008) and Inhale (2010).
Paul RamosBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Paul Ramos is an actor, known for Brothers (2009) and A Christmas Campaign (2011).
Shawn BryanBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Shawn Bryan is known for his work on Brothers (2009) and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991).
Oscar MejiaBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Oscar Mejia is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
David BachelorBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: David Bachelor is known for his work on Brothers (2009), Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) and No Chill (2017).
Zachary GrandBirth date: 7 November 1962, Wichita, Kansas, USADescription: Zachary Grand is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Michael-David AragonBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Michael-David Aragon was born on January 17, 1966 in Paraguay. He is known for his work on Sicario (2015), Thor (2011) and The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009).
Iris DunbarBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Iris Dunbar is known for her work on Brothers (2009), Brothers James: Retribution and La Desgraciada Una Novela (2015).
J.D. MarmionBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: J.D. Marmion is known for his work on Brothers (2009), To Kill an Irishman (2010) and Brothers James: Retribution.
Robert MitchellBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Robert Mitchell is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Collin D. BarryBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Collin D. Barry is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Janet SanfordBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Janet Sanford is an actress, known for Brothers (2009).
Casey SanfordBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Casey Sanford is an actor, known for Brothers (2009) and Detective Detective Detective (2014).
Gary MooreBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Gary Moore is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Eric SteinigBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Eric Steinig is known for his work on Sicario (2015), Lone Survivor (2013) and The Messengers (2015).
Colleen FryeBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: Colleen Frye is an actress, known for Brothers (2009).
James DuffyBirth date: 17 January 1966, ParaguayDescription: James Duffy is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
David ManzanaresBirth date: 21 March 1965, New Mexico, USADescription: David Manzanares has worked on over 50 films, from small independent to large studio blockbusters. He was the Location Manager of Scott Cooper's "Crazy Heart" which received 3 Academy Award nominations and won 2 Oscars including Best Actor for 2009 for Jeff Bridges and Best Song for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind". Other films that David has been involved with include, "The Magnificent Seven" with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawk and Chris Pratt, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" with Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx.In 2015 David served as the Consulting Producer on several of Sony/Lifetime projects including "Beautiful & Twisted" with Rob Lowe and Candice Bergen, "Cleveland Abduction" with Taryn Manning and Raymond Cruz, "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" with Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall and Cole Hauser and continues to work on developing new projects.David has composed and contributed music to multiple films and made for TV movies including Jim Sheridan's "Brothers", Sony/Lifetime's "Beautiful & Twisted" and "Cleveland Abduction" and his compositions have been played throughout the world including Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom.In 2015, David acted in multiple film projects including "The Magnificent Seven" with Chis Pratt and Ethan Hawke, "The Ridiculous Six" with Adam Sandler, Luc Wilson and Steve Zahn, "Graves" with Nick Nolte and Skyler Austin and "Cleveland Abduction" with Raymond Cruz and Taryn Manning.Notable filmmakers he's worked on projects with include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Quentin Tarantino, Antoine Fuqua, Carl Franklin, Jim Sheridan, Steven Soderburgh, James Mangold, Michael Bay, Timmy Van Patten, Simon Wincer, Dean Semler, and Janusz Kaminski.A multi-generational native New Mexican, David grew up in Abiquiu, a small farming/ranching community 1 hr. North of Santa Fe. He attended High School in Espanola were he excelled in Basketball and Drama. His college years were spent at NMSU & Sonoma State University. He ultimately earned his BBA from NMSU with a double major in Marketing/Management and Sales & Promotion. He was introduced to the world of production when a UK based catalog crew unknowingly trespassed onto his family's ranch in Abiquiu. After reaching a successful settlement at gunpoint, David decided to jump head first into the unpredictable world of shooting, only this time, using a camera. Catalog's led to print Advertising, music video's, commercials... and eventually he found himself working in Television and on Features.Over the years David has enjoyed wearing the different hats of Actor, Music Artist, Producer, Location Scout, Location Manager, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, AD, Production Supervisor, Music Producer/Supervisor and most recently Cultural Advisor and Consulting Producer. His favorite part of the industry is, "All of it! Being a part of a creative and collaborative team where everyone's contribution is recognized and valued...that can be very rewarding".One of his mantras is, "The harder you work, the luckier you get", and so he has been lucky enough to list among his credits: Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull" with Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, Steven Soderburgh's, "Haywire" with Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Channing Tatum, Carl Franklin's "Bless Me Ultima" with Mirian Colon, Luke Ganalon and Benito Martinez, Jim Sheridan's "Brothers" with Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhall and Natalie Portman, James Mangold's "3:10 to Yuma" with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, Simon Wincer's "Comanche Moon" with Steve Zahn and Val Kilmer, Michael Bay's "Transformers" with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, Walt Becker's "Wild Hogs" with John Travolta and Tim Allen, Wai-Keung Lau's "The Flock" with Richard Gere and Claire Danes, the Polish brother's "The Astronaut Farmer" with Billy Bob Thorton, Bruce Willis and Virginia Madsen, Steven Spielberg's "Into the West" with Tom Berenger, Josh Brolin and Wes Studi, Breck Eisner's "Sahara" with Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn, Billy Bob Thornton's "All the Pretty Horses" with Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz and Lawrence Kasdan's "Wyatt Earp" with Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid and Gene Hackman. He is happy to count as his past clients, "Pepsi/Pytka", "Jeep/Satellite Films", "Pace Picante Sause/Directorz!" "Victoria Secret/Lighthouse Pictures", "Ford/The Dxtrs", "Nike/Radical Media", "Wrangler/RSA London, ABC, NBC, BBC, Tim McGraw, Dona Karan/Cate Blanchette, Randy Travis, Will Smith, Clink Black, Ted Nugget, Guns N Roses, Michael Jackson, Porsche, Calvin Klein, Marlboro, and countless of magazines and catalogs.A native of Abiquiu, NM, he currently (2016) resides in Santa Fe and continues to write, produce, act and compose music. Presently (2016) he is very excited about translating a 1,000 + yr. old adventure story that has been passed down in his family for generations... and if that isn't enough to keep him occupied, he still finds time to perform and record with the band that he and his brother Michael helped popularize - "Manzanares". David show's no sign of slowing down anytime soon and is always ready for the next celluloid adventure!Career Highlights . Acting opposite Shirley MacLaine for the German Travel show - Voxtours. . Performing original music for Muhamad Ali. . Being directed by legendary film director Jim Sheridan for the film "Brothers" and having his song "Rocky Mountain Man" used in the scene. . Acting along side Jeff Bridges and Robert Duvall in the film "Crazy Heart" . Performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas while touring with his and his brother's band "Manzanares" . Being directed by film director Antoine Fuqua and acting along side Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt for the film "The Magnificent Seven". . Acting opposite Nick Nolte for the television series "Graves". . Watching his son Max perform with his band "The MaxPack" at Zozobra for a crowd of 53,000. . Having his song "One More Time" used for the Sony/Lifetime movie "Cleveland Abduction". . Having he and his brother Michael's song "Vera Cruz" used in the Sony/Lifetime movie "Beautiful and Twisted" . Having he and his brother Michael's song "Gitarra Mia" used in the Sony/Lifetimes movie Cleveland Abduction". . Having he and his brother Michael's song "Muchacha" used in the film "Dorm Daze II".
Michael CastellanoBirth date: 21 March 1965, New Mexico, USADescription: Michael Castellano is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Carol A. SalazarBirth date: 21 March 1965, New Mexico, USADescription: Carol A. Salazar is an actor, known for Brothers (2009).
Directors of "Brothers (2009)"
Jim SheridanBirth date: 6 February 1949, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless.Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, S...
Creators of "Brothers (2009)"
David BenioffBirth date: 25 September 1970, New York City, New York, USADescription: David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thro...
Susanne BierBirth date: 15 April 1960, Copenhagen, DenmarkDescription: Susanne Bier was born on April 15, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a director and writer, known for Hævnen (2010), Efter brylluppet (2006...