Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1951-08-30
77 Movies · 3 TV Series
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Timothy James Bottoms (born August 30, 1951) is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for playing the lead in Johnny Got His Gun; Sonny Crawford in The Last Picture Show where he and his fellow co-stars, Cybill Shepherd and Jeff Bridges, rose to fame; as James Hart, the first-year law student who battles with Prof. Kingsfield, in the film adaptation The Paper Chase; and for playing President George W. Bush multiple times, including on the sitcom That's My Bush! and in the comedy film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and the docudrama DC 9/11: Time of Crisis.
He is the eldest brother of actors Joseph Bottoms (born 1954), Sam Bottoms (1955–2008) and Ben Bottoms (born 1960). In 1967, Bottoms toured Europe as part of the Santa Barbara Madrigal Society. Sam Bottoms died from brain cancer in 2008. At one point, Sam was the only sibling close to Timothy.Bottoms married twice. His first marriage to folksinger Alicia Cory in 1975 produced one son Bartholomew, before ending in divorce in 1978. His second marriage to Marcia Moreheart in 1984 produced three children: Bodie, Bridget, and Benton.
Bottoms was born in Santa Barbara, California, the eldest of four sons of Betty (née Chapman) and James "Bud" Bottoms, who is a sculptor and art teacher.
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Six lives change when two strangers wake up in bed together - not knowing who they're with, where they are or how they got there.
I Married Who?
Straight-laced Jordan (Martin) is about to marry Peter (Snedeker), a clean-cut ambitious attorney. Before she walks down the aisle, Jordan and her best friends, Claire (Adrienne Frantz) and Jessica (D...
Bound By a Secret
Two old friends who share a life-long secret are forced to face the truth—and its consequences—when one is diagnosed with a terminal illness and wants to put her affairs in order.
The Land That Time Forgot
Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Call of the Wild
Self-centered and status-conscious, ten year old Ryann Hale journeys to Montana to visit her down-to-earth grandpa, Bill Hale. Ryann bonds with a wolf-dog, Buck, and schemes to save him from a cruel d...
Laura Baxter is a young woman, literally a "sleeping beauty," who suffers from a medical condition called "parasomnia." A childhood accident victim, she is actually sleeping her life away, awakening b...
The Governor's Wife
A manipulative mother increases her plotting to stay in control.
Along the Way
A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s ...
Holiday in Handcuffs
A ne er-do-well thirty-something attempts to appease her family by kidnapping herself an attractive boyfriend for the family Christmas. Despite unlikely odds and dysfunctional family moments, the two ...
Liam Liu unwittingly gets involved with a high school girl. He suddenly has to go to China after learning from his father that he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. He's not very apprec...
Stuck between work and family, Mack Cameron must choose between his acting career and saving his marriage. While on a film shoot in his hometown of Littleton, Texas, one young boy inspires Mack to pur...
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't
The Declaration Of Independence is stolen while on display in a Los Angeles Bank. The NSA with the assistance of a puzzle slover Code Name Jane Doe becomes involved and solves the mystery.
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
The story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of...
A biology professor discovers a deadly species of vampire bats are responsible for a series of bizarre murders and now she must find a way to stop them before they are completely out of control.
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at ...
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine while two others prepare for something more sinister. The events surrounding the school shooting are chronicled in the film.
Held for Ransom
Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley base...
The Hiding Place
A son visits his aging mother and sees tragic, intermittent signs of senility, but she pleads with him not to send her to a sanitarium.
The Prince and the Surfer
The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world of romance,...
The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes
Andy and his friends take a pair of x-ray goggles from a secret lab by mistake.
The Diamondback Militia violently opposes certain US policies regarding satellite info. After a lightening attack on a federal courthouse, the Militia takes over a space shuttle tracking station. The ...
The Last Picture Show: A Look Back
This hour-long 1999 documentary by Laurent Bouzereau features interviews with director Peter Bogdanovich, acotrs Cybil Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, and Fran...
The Man in the Iron Mask
Black Sea 213
Mercenaries selling nuclear arms on the black market pose as models so they can set up an innocent photographer to take the blame.
Ava's Magical Adventure
Eddie is a 10-year-old girl who runs away from home with her best friend Ava, a 2-ton circus elephant. They are pursued by everyone from the police to the circus' owner
A young boy accidentally falls into a deep hole and finds himself face-to-face with the Greek god Atlas.
An evil scientist creates a device that controls humans. With a press of the button, the subject will explode. A special forces team called "Total Force" must seek out and destroy the scientist and hi...
Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.
Kurenai travels to Las Vegas to search for his father's killer. Broke and with nowhere to stay he seeks refuge in an alley where he hears cries for help from vicious bikers. Kurenai defeats the bikers...
A business executive gets mixed up with a killer female and her lesbian roommate, who plot to take over his fashion business.
In this thriller, a detective helps save a prostitute from a stalker. The gumshoe's investigation throws them into a world where no one is quite who they seem and where everyone has a shady past. ~ Sa...
A devastating earthquake has left Los Angeles split in two. The wealthy now live in a new island metropolis, while the poor struggle to survive in the ruins of the old city. Detective Jack has been as...
Horses and Champions
A woman (Mimi Lesseos) joins the Los Angeles Police Department after her husband (Timothy Bottoms) severely beats her.
A former cop who now working as a hypnotist is approached by a stranger who asks him to bring out his other identity, Jack the Ripper.
With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas
A visceral deconstruction of Academy Award nominated Peter Bogdanovich and the nervous breakdown he nearly had while shooting THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.
Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost is a half-hour Saturday-morning children's series that debuted on ABC in the fall of 1991. Re-runs were later picked up by Nickelodeon. Tiger Toys received the license to produce a to...
A New York Times correspondent based in Sweden travels to Istanbul with his daughter on a secret mission.
Return from the River Kwai
A group of war prisoners has spilt blood, sweat and tears to construct a bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand. Just when the bridge is ready, an American bomber arrives and destroys it. Camp command...
A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, "The Drifter" follows her every move. Every attempt to free ...
A Case of Honor
A Case of Honor is a 1991 film directed by Eddie Romero. After escaping from a Vietnamese pow camp where they had suffered for five years, five American soldiers attempt to get out of the country befo...
In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro
There's a big drought in Africa. Food and water are scarce. 90,000 wild baboons suddenly start attacking humans and eating them in order to survive. Some people find themselves being hunted by the sta...
Invaders from Mars
In this attempted remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeop...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun
A priest is murdered and the main suspect is a nun.
A young Dublin woman is stalked by a telephone charmer who poses victims nude and then stabs them.
Love Leads the Way: A True Story
Based on the true story of Morris Frank and the first U.S. Seeing Eye Dog, Buddy.
The Census Taker
When George and Martha let Harvey, an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their wit's e...
What Waits Below
The US military is running a test for a special type of radio transmitter, to be used to communicate with submarines, in a deep system of underground caves in Central America. When the signal from one...
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
East of Eden
A powerful eight-hour adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1952 generational saga stars Bruce Boxleitner and Timothy Bottoms as battling brothers reminiscent of Cain and Abel, and Jane Seymour as the malevo...
The High Country
A sensitive portrait of love, uniting two disillusioned misfits running away from the societies that are trying to tame them.
A Shining Season
The true story of University of New Mexico track star John Baker who, dying of cancer, spent his remaining time coaching a losing girls" track team to a winning season.
The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension co...
The Gift of Love
Inspired by O. Henry's short story about a young bride and groom, each of whom foolishly--but quite lovingly--sacrifices a treasured possession to buy the perfect Christmas gift for their mate.
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II
The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises.
The Story of David
Filmed in Israel and Spain, the four-hour made-for-TV movie "The Story of David" stars Timothy Bottoms as the Biblical king. The "David and Goliath" legend is presented as credibly as possible, while ...
A Small Town in Texas
A crooked sheriff in a small Southern town frames an ex-convict in a drug bust and takes his girlfriend.
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder
After returning home from the war, Vietnam veteran Julius Vrooder resides in a veteran's hospital, where he has been vaguely diagnosed as "psychiatrically impaired." Taking the news with an air of ini...
The White Dawn
Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
Love, and pain, and the whole damn thing, on a tour of Spain, with Timothy Bottoms as Walter, the aimless young son of a doctor. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Walter makes the acqu...
The Paper Chase
A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Johnny Got His Gun
On the last day of World War I, a young American soldier, named Joe, is hit by a mortar shell. A quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose lies in a hospital bed in a w...
The Last Picture Show
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nea...