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      Mike Binder

      Mike Binder

      Highest Rated: 89% The Search for John Gissing (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 12% Blankman (1994)

      Birthday: Jun 2, 1958

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      A multi-hyphenate talent who earned acclaim and awards both in front of the camera and behind, actor-writer-director Mike Binder rose from the world of stand-up comedy to become an insightful creator of introspective dramas. After landing his first break doing stand-up on "Star Search," Binder headlined his own HBO comedy special "One Night Stand: Mike Binder" (1989), before making his writing and producing debut with Joe Roth's comedic drama "Coupe de Ville" (1990). From there, he wrote and directed the superhero parody, "Blankman" (1994) before starring in his own indie comedy "The Sex Monster" (1999). Following a supporting turn in the highly-acclaimed political drama "The Contender" (2000), he created the popular, but ultimately short-lived series "The Mind of a Married Man" (HBO, 2001-02), which divided critics but attracted a loyal audience. After another supporting turn in a high-profile film, "Minority Report" (2002), Binder was back in the director's chair with loftier dramatic films like "The Upside of Anger" (2005), "Man About Town" (2006) and "Reign Over Me" (2007), which earned him some of his most vocal critical praise. Despite a varied career, Binder had always followed his own path and remained one of the more unique talents working in film.

      Highest rated movies

      Minority Report
      The Search for John Gissing
      The Upside of Anger
      Reign Over Me
      Man About Town
      The Sex Monster

      Photos

      BLACK OR WHITE, from left: director Mike Binder, Kevin Costner, on set, 2014. ph: Tracey Bennett/©Relativity Media REIGN OVER ME, Adam Sandler, director Mike Binder, Don Cheadle, on set, 2007. ©Sony Pictures REIGN OVER ME, director Mike Binder, Adam Sandler, on set, 2007. ©Sony Pictures REIGN OVER ME, director Mike Binder, on set, 2007. ©Sony Pictures REIGN OVER ME, Mike Binder, Don Cheadle, 2007. ©Sony Pictures THE CONTENDER, Mike Binder, Joan Allen, 2000. THE CONTENDER, Mike Binder, Joan Allen. 2000. THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, from left: Monica Bellucci, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, 2009. Ph: Gene Page/©Screen Media Films THE CONTENDER, (l to r) Mike Binder, Joan Allen, Saul Rubinek, Sam Elliott. 2000. THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, Erika Christensen, Mike Binder, 2005, (c) New Line THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, director Mike Binder, Kevin Costner on set, 2005, (c) New Line THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, director Mike Binder, Joan Allen on set, 2005, (c) New Line THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, Erika Christensen, Mike Binder, 2005, (c) New Line THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, Erika Christensen, Mike Binder, 2005, (c) New Line THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, Mike Binder, 2005, (c) New Line THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, Mike Binder, 2005, (c) New Line

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Halfway to Amarillo Producer - 2023
      67% 88% Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks Director - 2022
      86% 96% Bill Burr: Paper Tiger Director - 2019
      39% 65% Black or White Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $21.6M 2014
      64% 81% Reign Over Me Bryan Sugarman (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      $19.7M 2007
      38% 29% Man About Town Morty (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 2006
      74% 63% The Upside of Anger Adam"Shep"' Goodman (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      $18.8M 2005
      89% 80% Minority Report Leo F. Crow (Character) $132.0M 2002
      89% 81% The Search for John Gissing Unknown (Character),
      Director
      - 2001
      No Score Yet 21% Londinium Ben Greene (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2000
      33% 45% The Sex Monster Marty Barnes (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 1999
      12% 41% Blankman Director $7.4M 1994
      58% 65% Indian Summer Director,
      Screenwriter
      $14.7M 1993
      No Score Yet 52% Crossing the Bridge Director $430.4K 1992
      25% 72% Coupe de Ville Screenwriter $592.1K 1990

      TV

      Credit
      80% 83% The Comedy Store Director,
      Self,
      Writer
      2020
      91% 72% Nashville Director 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 82% Mom Writer 2014
      86% 94% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Evan Hutchins (Guest Star) 2005
      18% No Score Yet The Mind of the Married Man Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2001
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (Guest Star) 2001
      63% 100% American Gothic Director 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet 82% Full House Steve (Guest Star) 1990