Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1942-04-06 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

65 Movies · 12 TV shows

Biography

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are mid-budget comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988).

Early Life

Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Violet "Vi" (née Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in the furniture and appliance business. He is of Russian Jewish descent.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies
Here Today

Here Today

2021
Veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality, befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Payge. They form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching...
Kreka: Dreamcatcher

Kreka: Dreamcatcher

2021
A story about a man and his friends.
Malcolm & Marie

Malcolm & Marie

5.67
2021
There are smoldering tensions and painful revelations that push a filmmaker and his girlfriend toward a romantic rendezvous after they return home from a movie premiere.

2020.

1 Movie
Stars and Strife

Stars and Strife

2020
Examines how an epidemic of hatred has left America helpless in the face of crisis—and how a return to empathy can save us.

2019.

1 TV show
TV
City on a Hill

City on a Hill

4.14
2019
In early 90s Boston, an African-American District Attorney comes in from Brooklyn advocating change and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran invested in maintaining the ...

2018.

1 Movie
Paterno

Paterno

6
2018
After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is in the middle of a sexual abuse scandal at Penn State that is challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions o...

2017.

1 Movie
The Wizard of Lies

The Wizard of Lies

4
2017
The trail of destruction left by the Ponzi scheme was both for the victims and the family of the man.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

6.3
2016
Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest and tale...

2015.

1 Movie
Rock the Kasbah

Rock the Kasbah

6
2015
A young girl is found by a washed-up music producer. When jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.

2014.

1 Movie
The Humbling

The Humbling

2
2014
An aging actor is in a relationship with a younger woman, but it's difficult to keep up with her, following a breakdown and suicide attempt.

2013.

2 Movies
Phil Spector

Phil Spector

1
2013
While Phil was on trial, there was a drama about his relationship with Linda.
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

2013
The Supreme Court battle of Muhammad Ali was not open to the public. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a c...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Bay

The Bay

6
2012
Two million fish were on the beach. There were a lot of birds in the sky. On July 4, 2009, a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what ...
TV
Copper

Copper

5
2012
While searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter, Kevin Corcoran was trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in New York City.

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Borgia

Borgia

5.63
2011
Tom Fontana was the creator of Borgia, a French-German-Czech historical drama television series. The Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance ...

2010.

1 Movie
You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack

2010
Jack Kervorkian believes that people have the right to die.

2009.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
30 for 30

30 for 30

6
2009
30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series, which highlights people and events in the sports world that ...
TV
The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

2009
On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, NBC aired a new American action drama called The Philanthropist. The limited summer series was filmed in South Africa. It opened to strong ratings, but saw a drop in viewe...
The Band That Wouldn't Die

The Band That Wouldn't Die

2009
In late March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Colts’ belongings and its fleet of vans sneaked off in the darkness of the early morning. Leaving a city of deeply devoted fans...
PoliWood

PoliWood

2009
An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year.

2008.

2 Movies
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation

Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation

2008
A documentary about the legendary and influential comedian, actor and writer, who went out from the BBC to conquer Hollywood, but sadly the system quickly withdrew its support when they couldn't conta...
What Just Happened

What Just Happened

2008
Movie producer Ben must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects during the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood. A demanding studio boss deman...

2007.

1 Movie
Bee Movie

Bee Movie

6.75
2007
Barry B. A bee who just graduated from college is not happy with his career choice. Barry's life was saved by a florist. Humans eat honey as their relationship grows.

2006.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Road to Damascus: The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel

The Road to Damascus: The Reinvention of Bugsy Siegel

2006
Retrospective documentary of the film "Bugsy"
Man of the Year

Man of the Year

2006
The host of a political satire talk show decided to run for president in order to expose corruption in Washington. When he actually wins the election, his stunt goes further than he expected, but a so...
TV
The Bedford Diaries

The Bedford Diaries

2006
The first season of The Bedford Diaries ended on The WB. On May 18, 2006 it was canceled. Tom Fontana and Julie Martin created the series. A version without explicit images was broadcasted.

2005.

1 Movie
The Outsider

The Outsider

2005
James Toback is the director of When Will I Be Loved, a movie that was made without a script or a distribution deal.

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Jury

The Jury

2004
The series takes the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer questions. When facts are exposed through crime footage, viewers will form their own opinions about the guilt or ...
Envy

Envy

2004
A man is not happy about his friend's success.

2002.

2 Movies
Possession

Possession

2002
The life and work of a renowned poet is being researched by a brilliant English academic. An American scholar in London is studying a collection of poems by a man who is best known for his wife's deat...
Analyze That

Analyze That

4.5
2002
Paul Vitti will need counseling when he is released from prison. He returns to his analyst. Ben Sobel needs some serious help as he has inherited the family practice as well as an excess stock of stre...

2001.

2 Movies
Bandits

Bandits

4.75
2001
The two bank robbers are in love with the girl they kidnapped.

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Beat

The Beat

2000
Two young police recruits who patrol New York's streets are the subject of The Beat. The city's daily machinations are seen through the eyes of Officers Mike Dorigan and Zane Marinelli, two young, irr...
An Everlasting Piece

An Everlasting Piece

2000
George is a poetry-loving Protestant and Colin is a catholic. They could have been enemies in the 1980s, but instead they became business partners. The two embark on a series of house calls after pers...
Homicide: The Movie

Homicide: The Movie

2000
Giardello was running for mayor when he was shot. The detectives want to find the shooter.

1999.

1 Movie
Liberty Heights

Liberty Heights

1999
In Baltimore from fall of 1954. to fall of 1955, there was anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons.

1998.

2 Movies
Sphere

Sphere

6.63
1998
The spaceship was found at the bottom of the ocean. They decided to send a team to the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of the best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn...
Home Fries

Home Fries

1998
The man was chased down by the two boys with a helicopter. Sally begins to investigate Dorian in his attempt to cover his tracks. She is pregnant and works at a fast-food drive-through. Sally's mother...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Oz

Oz

5.88
1997
The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, are very similar to the daily lives of prisoners in other prisons.
Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco

5.8
1997
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

5.4
1997
The President is accused of sexual harassment during the last weeks of the election. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to stage a fake war.

1996.

1 Movie
Sleepers

Sleepers

5.67
1996
The state jail worker who sexually abused the two gangsters while they were in a youth prison is wanted for revenge. There is a court hearing.

1995.

2 Movies
A Little Princess

A Little Princess

9
1995
After her father enlisted to fight for the British in World War I, Sara's mother attended a boarding school. Miss Minchin is controlling Sara.
Robbie Robertson: Going Home

Robbie Robertson: Going Home

1995
On May 28, 1995 there is a documentary, music and TV movie.

1994.

3 Movies
Disclosure

Disclosure

5
1994
A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by his former lover who is now his boss, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Quiz Show

Quiz Show

6
1994
A lawyer discovers that a successful TV quiz show is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.
Jimmy Hollywood

Jimmy Hollywood

1994
Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a crime-fighter thanks to his sidekick William, who has a head wound and has short-term memory problems. Jimmy's alt...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Wilder Napalm

Wilder Napalm

6
1993
Brothers with pyrokinetics are Wallace and Wilder. Following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up differently. Wallace still performs with a traveling circus e...
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.

1992.

1 Movie
Toys

Toys

4.33
1992
Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist, is trying to save his uncle's toy factory from the inventor, who is a fun-loving inventor.

1991.

1 Movie
Bugsy

Bugsy

6
1991
Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel took a business trip to Los Angeles. Siegel has a temper. In L.A. Virginia Hill held him. A trip to a gambling joint in the desert gives him a big idea.

1990.

1 Movie
Avalon

Avalon

1990
The third film in the "Baltimore Films" series is Avalon. The film explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into American life in the early 1950s.

1988.

1 Movie
Rain Man

Rain Man

6.94
1988
Raymond and Charlie traveled with their dad.

1987.

2 Movies
Tin Men

Tin Men

1987
In 1963, Baltimore, a minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man.
Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

6.25
1987
Adrian Cronauer was sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreve...

1985.

1 Movie
Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes

4
1985
There is a doctor and a detective. They met at a boarding school. He is known for his ability as a young person. There was a plan to kill people.

1984.

2 Movies
The Natural

The Natural

5.38
1984
An unknown middle-aged batter with a mysterious past took a losing baseball team to the top of the league in the 1930's.
Unfaithfully Yours

Unfaithfully Yours

1984
When a composer plans to kill his wife and frame her lover, things don't go as planned.

1983.

1 Movie
Diner

Diner

1983
This pilot for a TV version of the critically acclaimed feature Diner (1982) focused on the complaints of the wives, Elyse and Beth, that their husbands were spending too much time hanging at the dine...

1982.

3 Movies
Tootsie

Tootsie

6.33
1982
In order to land a part in a daytime drama, an out of work actor secretly adopts a female alter ego and ends up in a relationship with someone else.
Diner

Diner

6
1982
Five young men are in a diner. The mundane details of their lives are shared. After golden moments pass, the men shoulder their responsibilities.
Best Friends

Best Friends

1982
When a professional couple who have worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties. Being married is not the sam...

1981.

1 Movie
History of the World: Part I

History of the World: Part I

4.38
1981
The Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition are not sacred because of the uproarious version of history.

1980.

1 Movie
Inside Moves

Inside Moves

1980
After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled,Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar filled with interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender finds himself playing ba...

1979.

1 Movie
...And Justice for All

...And Justice for All

6
1979
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is forced to defend a judge he dislikes in a rape trial under the threat of being disbarred.

1978.

1 Movie
Peeping Times

Peeping Times

1978
On January 25, 1978 a comedy special was aired on NBC. The special was co-produced, written and directed by Rudy De Luca and Barry Levinson. The co-executive producer was David Frost. The show spoofed...

1977.

1 Movie
High Anxiety

High Anxiety

3.67
1977
A Psychiatrist with a fear of heights goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who seem to be crazy than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.

1976.

1 Movie
Silent Movie

Silent Movie

4
1976
Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell went to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. The studio's debts attempt to stop them from trying to get a number of big name stars to appear...

1975.

1 Movie
Street Girls

Street Girls

1975
When a middle-aged father searches for his dropout daughter, Angel, his quest takes him into the underworld of prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts and thieves. Angel has become a dancer in a topless bar,...

1974.

2 Movies
Who?

Who?

1974
The Russians used metal implants to save the American scientist after he was injured in a car crash in the USSR. A specialist must determine who is under the "mask" once back in the States because no ...
The Internecine Project

The Internecine Project

1974
A former secret agent will be promoted. It's important that no one knows about his past.

1973.

1 Movie
The Catholics

The Catholics

1973
There is a set in the near future. The Catholic Church has joined other religions as a result of an ecumenical movement. A group of Irish monks rebel against this situation and react to the past by sa...

1972.

1 Movie
The Amazing Mr Blunden

The Amazing Mr Blunden

1972
Mr is a mysterious old solicitor. Mrs. is visited by Blunden. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat make her an offer she cannot refuse. The family became the caretakers...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Dopesick

Dopesick

The series looks into the epicenter of America's struggle with opiate addiction, taking viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one per...
Francis and The Godfather

Francis and The Godfather

There was a drama about the legendary and wild battles that took place in the making of The Godfather.
The Survivor

The Survivor

Ben Foster will play Harry Haft, a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps after World War II. He tries to find his first love again by using high-profile fights against boxing le...
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