Based on a true story, American Violet looks at the case of Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a young single mother in Texas who was arrested for dealing drugs. Her arrest was part of a sweep by a corrupt district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) who incarcerated people indiscriminately, then pressured them to take plea bargains. Determined to prove her innocence, Dee sued the district attorney, with the help of a lawyer (Tim Blake Nelson) from the American Civil Liberties Union. All the while, she was pressured by her mother (Alfre Woodard) to plead guilty, while her children's abusive father (Xzibit) tried to take custody of the kids. Directed by Tim Disney. With Will Patton. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
Tim Blake Nelson in American Violet
Scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton), cut off from the life he knew and the woman he loves (Liv Tyler), seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a raging, green giant when he comes under emotional stress. While running from General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) and the US Army, Banner comes close to a cure, but all is lost when solider Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) volunteers for an experimental procedure that turns him into a powerful, destructive monster. Now, the very same men who hunted for him must rely on Banner to control the creature within him and save the world from Blonsky's reign of terror. Directed by Louis Leterrier. With Tim Blake Nelson and Lou Ferrigno. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
Tim Blake Nelson in The Incredible Hulk
Texan Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) left the Air Force as a young man to save his family's ranch following the death of his father. Refusing to abandon his dream of traveling to space, Farmer decides to build a rocket in his barn. Despite the FBI placing him under surveillance, Charlie refuses to admit failure and decides to proceed with the launch with the support of his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children. Directed by Michael Polish. With Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 2006.
Tim Blake Nelson in The Astronaut Farmer
In Willard, a idyllic small town stuck in the 50s, the undead walk the earth but, with the help of the Zomcon corporation, the zombies serve as domestic servants rather than blood thirsty brain-chewers. In fact, the zombies have become so much a part of the family that Timmy Robinson (K'Sun Ray) takes his best friend Fido (Billy Connolly) everywhere he goes. Things go awry when Fido goes out of control and eats the Robinson's next-door neighbor, and Timmy must convince his parents that Fido deserves a second chance. Directed by Andrew Currie. With Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker and Henry Czerny. Categories: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi. Year: 2006.
Tim Blake Nelson in Fido
Divorcee Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges) sets out to make his dreams of fortune and fame come true by producing an adult film starring the citizens of his small town. With the help of five friends, Andy convinces the town to take part in his "genius" idea. But, as the film rolls, Andy and his friends soon discover that adult film isn't child's play, and end up shooting a hilarious record of their bumpy misadventure through the land of porn. Directed by Michael Traeger. With Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2005.
Tim Blake Nelson in The Amateurs
An oil executive (Matt Damon) makes a major deal with a sheik after his son is killed in an accident on a business trip. At the same time, a veteran CIA operative (George Clooney) watches as politics overtake judgment and warning signs are ignored in the fight against terrorism. Meanwhile, a lawyer's (Jeffrey Wright) morals are tested during the merger of two powerful oil companies, and a Pakistani teenager is recruited by a charismatic cleric. Directed by Stephen Gaghan. With Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, Alexander Siddig and William Hurt. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Tim Blake Nelson in Syriana
Justine Last (Jennifer Aniston) is a young, unhappily married salesclerk whose boring life is turned upside down when she begins an affair with Holden Worther (Jake Gyllenhaal), the strange new cashier who thinks he's Holden Caulfield. After discovering that Justine is pregnant, Holden concocts a plan to rob their store and start a new life together on the run from the law. Justine must decide whether to join Holden an become a fugitive, or return to her safe, mundane life with her dim-witted husband (John C. Reilly). Directed by Miguel Arteta. With Mike White, John Carroll Lynch, Zooey Deschanel and Tim Blake Nelson. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2002.
Tim Blake Nelson in The Good Girl
When Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) escapes from a chain gang with his friends, Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro), they set out on a journey through 1930s Mississippi to recover a stash of bank loot that Everett buried near his house. Based loosely on Homer's Odyssey, these bandits encounter a series of villains and prophets as they record a hit country song, attempt to win back Everett's ex-wife (Holly Hunter) and do their best to stay one step ahead of an otherworldly lawman (Daniel von Bargen). Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With John Goodman and Charles Durning. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Music. Year: 2000.
Tim Blake Nelson in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
During the conflict at Guadalcanal, a battle that will strongly influence the Japanese advance into the Pacific, a group of young soldiers is brought in as a relief for battle-weary Marine units. The soldiers begin to form a tight-knit group as they face the horrors of war while trying to maintain possession of a key airfield. Directed by Terrence Malick. With Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, James Caviezel, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, John Travolta, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, George Clooney and Jared Leto. Categories: Action, Drama, War. Year: 1998.
Tim Blake Nelson in The Thin Red Line
Directed by Tim Blake Nelson. With Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Blake Nelson and Susan Sarandon. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: null.
Tim Blake Nelson in Leaves of Grass