After traveling to Los Angeles in search of stardom, wide-eyed Hollywood hopeful Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) crosses paths with Rita (Laura Harring), an amnesic woman who has just been in a violent car accident. While tracking down clues that might explain the events leading up to Rita's memory loss, the pair becomes engulfed in a murderous conspiracy, which leaves them wondering where illusion ends and reality begins. Directed by David Lynch. With Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Justin Theroux, Brent Briscoe, Robert Forster, Patrick Fischler and Michael Cooke. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2001.
Dan Hedaya in Mulholland Dr.
When high school best friends Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) wander off during a class trip to the White House and stumble into a room filled with presidential secrets, the Secret Service tracks them down and brings them to President Richard Nixon (Dan Hedaya). Intent on finding out just how much they know, Dick appoints them as official White House dog walkers. Initially, the President is able to convince the impressionable girls that everything is on the up and up. But, after they develop a strange but close relationship with the Commander in Chief, the girls eventually learn the truth about the Watergate scandal and contact newspaper reporters Bob Woodward (Will Ferrell) and Carl Bernstein (Bruce McCulloch). Directed by Andrew Fleming. With Ryan Reynolds and Dave Foley. Category: Comedy. Year: 1999.
Dan Hedaya in Dick
In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (Denzel Washington), a middleweight contender, is falsely accused and convicted of a triple murder. Sentenced to life in prison, he copes with his life behind bars by writing the story of his life. Twenty years into his incarceration, high school student Lesra Martin (Vicellous Reon Shannon), inspired by Carter's autobiography, convinces a group of friends and mentors to take up Carter's cause to try and prove his innocence. To set his idol free, Martin and his team not only have to deal with a racist establishment intent on keeping Carter behind bars, but also with Carter's broken spirit and sense of hopelessness. Directed by Norman Jewison. With Dan Hedaya, Clancy Brown, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah and David Paymer. Categories: Biography, Drama, Sports, Based on a True Story. Year: 1999.
Dan Hedaya in The Hurricane
200 years after her death, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is reborn as a clone. Scientists have used her DNA to bring her back to life and get their hands on the Queen Alien that grows within her chest. As scientist begin to breed more Aliens, Ripley adjusts to being alive again - remembering bits and pieces of her former life. Soon, though, the Aliens escape and begin ravaging the ship's crew. Together with a band of space pirates, including a second generation android (Winona Ryder), Ripley must find a way to defeat the Aliens yet again before the ship crash lands on Earth. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Dan Hedaya, J.E. Freeman, Brad Dourif and Leland Orser. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1997.
Dan Hedaya in Alien: Resurrection
Robert Lewis (Ewan McGregor) is a shy, dysfunctional man who takes his boss's daughter (Cameron Diaz) hostage after being fired from his cleaning job and replaced by a robot. As the two set out on the road with her father (Ian Holm) in hot pursuit, their relationship develops in a way that neither is prepared to handle. Directed by Danny Boyle. With Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian McNeice and Stanley Tucci. Categories: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy. Year: 1997.
Dan Hedaya in A Life Less Ordinary
Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a beautiful, wealthy and infinitely ditsy young woman, is her Beverly Hills high school’s most popular student. She and her best friend, Dionne (Stacey Dash), decide to selflessly devote themselves to converting the clueless newcomer Tai (Brittany Murphy) from a grungy, socially-inept misfit into a delicate, well-dressed flower. But, when things spin out of Cher’s control, she soon finds that she is the one who actually has something to learn. Directed by Amy Heckerling. With Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan, Breckin Meyer and Dan Hedaya. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1995.
Dan Hedaya in Clueless
Verbal Kent (Kevin Spacey) is the only surviving member of a gang of criminals brought together for a waterfront drug heist. As Verbal recounts his story for the police chief (Chazz Palminteri), he describes the assembly of the gang (Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak and Gabriel Byrne) and how their plan went awry. Looming in the background is the mysterious Keyser Soze, a legendary, murderous criminal whom no one is sure even exists. Directed by Bryan Singer. With Pete Postlethwaite and Dan Hedaya. Categories: Crime, Thriller, Mystery. Year: 1995.
Dan Hedaya in The Usual Suspects
Benny (Aidan Quinn), a car mechanic, is devoted to caring for his mentally ill sister, Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson). She is a gifted artist but can't function in the outside world without his help. When Benny brings home Sam (Johnny Depp), a drifter he meets by chance, Sam and Joon are instantly drawn to each other. Sam is an eccentric guy who likes to imitate the famous silent movie comedian, Buster Keaton. While Benny has always wanted Joon to make friends of her own, he is concerned that she has fallen for Sam so quickly. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With Joe Grifasi and Dan Hedaya. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1993.
Dan Hedaya in Benny & Joon
Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez (Raul Julia) Addams are the happy heads of one twistedly Gothic family. When the long lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) shows up on their doorstep, the Addams never imagine that he is a con artist determined to steal the family fortune. It's up to the youngest members of the family, Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) and Wednesday (Christina Ricci), to foil the criminals and save the family. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. With Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina and Dan Hedaya. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Family. Year: 1991.
Dan Hedaya in The Addams Family
Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a retired Special Forces Commando who lives the peaceful life in the mountains with his daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano). Jenny is soon kidnapped and held for ransom as part of coup d’etat scheme. The kidnappers detain Jenny, hoping to coerce Matrix to assassinate a Latin American president so that an old dictator can return to power. Will Matrix be able to follow the clues to his daughter or will he fail and be killed by the kidnappers as well? Directed By Mark L. Lester. With Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, David Patrick Kelly, James Olson, Vernon Wells, Bill Duke and Gary Cervantes. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 1985.
Dan Hedaya in Commando