When Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe), a decorated Iraq war veteran, returns home to Texas after his tour of duty, be believes he has fulfilled his contract with the US Army. But, just as he begins to adjust to civilian life and explain his time away to those he left behind, Brandon is ordered back to Iraq. What follows is his struggle to balance his fight against an unjust Army policy with the expectations of his friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers. Directed by Kimberly Peirce. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish and Ciarán Hinds. Categories: Drama, War. Year: 2008.
Ryan Phillippe in Stop Loss
In his quest to be made an FBI agent, computer specialist Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) is assigned to clerk for senior agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) and write down everything he does. Initially told he's a part of an investigation into Hanssen's sexual habits, O'Neill eventually finds that the FBI suspects Hanssen of selling sensitive US intelligence to the Soviet Union. As the pair grows closer, O'Neill digs deeper into the life a devout Catholic he has come to respect and finds it more and more difficult to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Directed by Billy Ray. With Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert and Kathleen Quinlan. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Ryan Phillippe in Breach
In 1945, thousands of Marines attacked the island of Iwo Jima in a battle thsy resulted in horrific casualties on both sides. The three surviving soldiers (Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach and Jesse Bradford) who were photographed raising the flag there were taken back to the United States to raise money for the war effort. But they were traumatized by the fighting and felt that the government version of the battle was inaccurate. Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Myra Turley, John Benjamin Hickey and John Slattery. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 2006.
Ryan Phillippe in Flags of Our Fathers
A group of people in Los Angeles leading very different lives are brought together through happenstance. Occurring through the course of two turbulent days are two deadly car accidents, a carjacking, racially motivated vandalism, a gross abuse of police authority and the suspicious shooting death of one police officer by another. By the time it's all over, lives are changed and people realize that there is more to who they really are than they ever imagined. Directed by Paul Haggis. With Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Michael Peña, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Ryan Phillippe and Thandie Newton. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2004.
Ryan Phillippe in Crash
Igby (Kieran Culkin) is tired of being shipped from one private school to the next by his wealthy, detached mother (Susan Sarandon). After a few failed escape attempts, Igby ends up living in a NYC loft with a woman (Amanda Peet) who is sleeping with his godfather (Jeff Goldblum). While Igby tries to deal with the reality of his dysfunctional life, including an institutionalized father (Bill Pullman), he grows close to another outsider (Claire Danes), only to have her stolen away by his "fascist" older brother (Ryan Phillippe). Directed by Burr Steers. With Rory Culkin and Jared Harris. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2002.
Ryan Phillippe in Igby Goes Down
Eleven people (including Angelina Jolie, Jon Stewart, Ryan Phillippe and Gillian Anderson) living in Los Angeles struggle to find room for romance in their turbulent lives. As their sometimes tragic, sometimes bizarre love stories unfold, the connections among the members of this seemingly random sample of broken hearts and failed relationships converge over the course of one fateful week. Directed by Willard Carroll. With Sean Connery, Dennis Quaid, Gena Rowlands, Anthony Edwards, Ellen Burstyn, Jay Mohr, Patricia Clarkson and Madeleine Stowe. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1998.
Ryan Phillippe in Playing by Heart