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      Tom McCarthy

      Tom McCarthy

      Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Little Fockers (2010)

      Birthday: Jun 7, 1966

      Birthplace: New Providence, New Jersey, USA

      Though actor Tom McCarthy began his career performing in front of the camera on notable features and television shows, he furthered his artistic ambitions as the director of acclaimed independent films like "The Station Agent" (2003) and "The Visitor" (2008), both of which earned considerable critical acclaim and award recognition. Prior to his turn to directing, McCarthy made a name for himself on stage, forming a noted comedy improv troupe in college before exploring the depths of Shakespeare in several productions. After cutting his teeth guest-starring on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), McCarthy had a memorable, but short-lived regular series role on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04). But it was his first film, "The Station Agent," which starred the 4'5" actor Peter Dinklage, that propelled McCarthy's status, especially after the film was nominated for a number of critics and festival awards. By the time he directed his second film, "The Visitor," which earned equal amounts of critical praise and award nominations, McCarthy was well on his way to developing a reputation as a versatile and talented artist. That view was confirmed when McCarthy's film "Spotlight" (2016) won Best Picture at the 2016 Academy Awards.

      Highest rated movies

      Good Night, and Good Luck.
      Meet the Parents Flags of Our Fathers
      The Great New Wonderful
      Year of the Dog
      Jack Goes Boating
      Duplicity
      The Last Shot

      Photos

      Thomas McCarthy MEET THE PARENTS, from left: Robert De Niro, Thomas McCarthy, Teri Polo, Ben Stiller, 2000, © Universal MEET THE PARENTS, Robert De Niro, Thomas McCarthy, Owen Wilson, 2000 THE VISITOR, Richard Jenkins, director Thomas McCarthy, Hiam Abbass, on set, 2007. ©Overture Films THE VISITOR, Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, director Thomas McCarthy, on set, 2007. ©Overture Films SPOTLIGHT, l-r: Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, director Tom McCarthy on set, 2015. ©Open Road Pictures WIN WIN, from left: Alex Shaffer, director Thomas McCarthy, Paul Giamatti, on set, 2011. ph: Kimberly Wright/TM and ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. WIN WIN, from left: Clare Foley, director Thomas McCarthy, on set, 2011. ph: Kimberly Wright/TM and ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. WIN WIN, from left: director Thomas McCarthy, Paul Giamatti, on set, 2011. ph: Kimberly Wright/TM and ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. THE STATION AGENT, Director Tom McCarthy on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax WIN WIN, from left: director Thomas McCarthy, Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, on set, 2011. ph: Kimberly Wright/TM and ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. MEET THE PARENTS, Owen Wilson, Thomas McCarthy, Robert De Niro, James Rebhorn, 2000 WIN WIN, director Thomas McCarthy, on set, 2011. ph: Kimberly Wright/TM and ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. All rights reserved. DUPLICITY, Thomas McCarthy, 2009. Ph: Andrew D. Schwartz/©Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 93% A Fairy Tale After All Executive Producer - 2022
      75% 72% Stillwater Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $14.4M 2021
      84% 61% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2020
      72% 83% Christopher Robin Screenwriter $99.2M 2018
      97% 93% Spotlight Director,
      Screenwriter
      $45.0M 2015
      10% 36% The Cobbler Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2014
      65% 68% Million Dollar Arm Screenwriter $36.4M 2014
      No Score Yet 43% Mayor Cupcake Mayor Bloodworth (Character) - 2011
      94% 85% Win Win Director,
      Screenwriter
      $10.2M 2011
      9% 34% Little Fockers Dr. Bob (Character) $148.4M 2010
      68% 48% Jack Goes Boating Dr. Bob (Character) $538.8K 2010
      45% 63% Mammoth Bob (Character) $8.5K 2009
      39% 47% 2012 Gordon Silberman (Character) $166.1M 2009
      65% 37% Duplicity Jeff Bauer (Character) $40.6M 2009
      90% 84% The Visitor Director,
      Screenwriter
      $9.4M 2007
      70% 43% Year of the Dog Pier (Character) $1.5M 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Beautiful Ohio Adult William Messerman (Character) - 2006
      76% 69% Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley (Character) $33.6M 2006
      73% 45% The Great New Wonderful Davie Burbage (Character) $150.1K 2005
      93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Palmer Williams (Character) $31.5M 2005
      62% 32% The Last Shot Agent Pike (Character) $463.7K 2004
      94% 89% The Station Agent Director,
      Screenwriter
      $5.7M 2003
      57% 40% The Guru Lars (Character) $3.0M 2002
      85% 79% Meet the Parents Bob Banks (Character) $166.2M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 30 Days Brad Drazin (Character) $9.7K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Certain Guys Mitch (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In My Sister's Shadow Michael Butler (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Ian Bedloe (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary & Tim Tim Melville (Character) - 1996

      TV

      Credit
      74% 86% Alaska Daily Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2022-2023
      97% 84% Little America Professor Robbins (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons Director 2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kim Philby: His Most Intimate Betrayal Producer 2014
      94% 96% The Wire Scott Templeton (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2000-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Ganzner (Guest Star) 2000
      69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1998