Ellen Chenoweth

Ellen Chenoweth

Known For: Production · Gender: Female

78 Movies · 1 TV show

Biography

Ellen Chenoweth is a prominent American casting director. For her second film,Barry Levinson's Diner, she cast many of the then relatively unknown actors such as Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Paul Reiser, and Ellen Barkin. A year later, she helped cast the Academy Award-winning film Terms of Endearment.In the late 1970s, Chenoweth was an office manager for the Actors Studio. She helped discover an unknown theater actor named Mickey Rourke for the 1980 television film City in Fear. In the 1980s, Chenoweth was the casting director for such films as The Natural, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, and Broadcast News. She was also the casting director for films such as O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Good Night, and Good Luck, No Country for Old Men, Doubt, Michael Clayton, True Grit, Burn After Reading, Men in Black 3 and The Bourne Legacy.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Deep Water

Deep Water

2022
There is a couple in a small town. Their loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby, in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number ...

2021.

3 Movies
The Survivor

The Survivor

2021
Ben Foster will play Harry Haft, a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps after World War II, in the film. He tries to find his first love again by using high-profile fights agai...
The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

2021
A trio of witches give a prophecy that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

7
2021
An agoraphobia woman living alone in New York begins to spy on her neighbors, only to witness a violent act.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
The Undoing

The Undoing

5
2020
The only lives Grace and Jonathan Fraser have are their own. A violent death and a chain of terrible revelations happened overnight. Grace was left behind in the wake of a very public disaster and mus...

2019.

2 Movies
In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

5.78
2019
In 1988, Thomas "Locke" Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, began tracking a serial killer. Locke's obsession with finding the truth endangers his career, his family, and possibly his sanity when ...
The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

7.36
2019
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother was killed in a bombing. He stole a painting that would draw him into a world of crime.

2018.

2 Movies
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...
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

6.32
2018
The stories of six people were told at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woma...

2017.

2 Movies
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.
Suburbicon

Suburbicon

4.33
2017
In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the actions of the seemingly ordinary people. A picture- perfect family is blackmailed, rev...

2016.

1 Movie
Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

5.5
2016
When a Hollywood star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming, the studio sends their "fixer" to get him back. The story was inspired by the career of Eddie Mannix.

2013.

1 Movie
Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

6.46
2013
In the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.

2012.

4 Movies
Casting By

Casting By

6
2012
A new documentary pays tribute to the legacy of a legendary casting director and shines a light on one of the most overlooked and least understood crafts in film.
Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3

6.41
2012
In time, agents J and K are back. J has seen some strange things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his partner. When K's life and the fate o...
The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

5.77
2012
The life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of the CIA agent are being experienced by the new agent.
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 ...

2011.

1 Movie
The Ides of March

The Ides of March

6.5
2011
In a cutthroat presidential campaign, dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism.

2010.

2 Movies
True Grit

True Grit

6.57
2010
A 14-year-old girl sets out to catch the person who killed her father. The toughest U.S was hired by her. To help her. She was able to find a man with resilience. The man is named 'Rooster'.
You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack

2010
One of the most controversial figures in US history is Jack Kervorkian, a man who believes that people have the right to die.

2009.

3 Movies
A Serious Man

A Serious Man

5.05
2009
In 1967, Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, was told by his wife that she was leaving him. She fell in love with one of his friends.
It's Complicated

It's Complicated

7.5
2009
Ten years after their divorce, Jane and Jake Adler unite for their son's college graduation and end up sleeping together. Jake is married and Jane is in a new relationship. She has to sort out her lif...
Duplicity

Duplicity

6
2009
Two romantically- engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifesty...

2008.

5 Movies
Gran Torino

Gran Torino

6.81
2008
Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino. When his n...
Doubt

Doubt

5.63
2008
A catholic school nun questioned a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles the...
Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

7.54
2008
When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. T...
Changeling

Changeling

8.25
2008
Christine Collins is overjoyed when her son comes home. Christine was committed to an asylum when she suspected that the boy was not her child.
Leatherheads

Leatherheads

8
2008
A comedy about football. A decorated war hero is considering a career in football. Everyone sees the chance to make a lot of money when a reporter digs up dirt on a war hero. Everyone could lose.

2007.

2 Movies
Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton

5.46
2007
A law firm brings in a 'fixer' to fix the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

6.56
2007
Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a cache of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. ...

2006.

1 Movie
Find Me Guilty

Find Me Guilty

1
2006
Jack DiNorscio was a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in the US. History.

2005.

1 Movie
Good Night, and Good Luck.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

5.33
2005
The story of a journalist. The witch-hunts were against Murrow.

2004.

1 Movie
The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

8
2004
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his landlord.

2003.

2 Movies
Intolerable Cruelty

Intolerable Cruelty

10
2003
A gold digger married a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of killing her in the divorce.
Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile

8.5
2003
In 1953, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school left her boyfriend in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Mass...

2002.

3 Movies
Analyze That

Analyze That

4.5
2002
Paul Vitti will need counseling when he gets out of prison. He returns to his analyst. Ben Sobel is in need of serious help as he has inherited the family practice as well as an excess stock of stress...
Showtime

Showtime

6
2002
Two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V in a spoof of buddy cop movies. A cop show.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

6
2002
Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

2001.

2 Movies
The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

5.8
2001
There was a tale of murder, crime and punishment in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but he has a chance to change it because of his wi...
Bandits

Bandits

4.75
2001
Two bank robbers fall in love with a girl they've kidnapped.

2000.

2 Movies
Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

6
2000
Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As G...
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

5
2000
Three escaped convicts were pursued by a lawman in the deep south during the 1930s. They come across many comical characters on their journey. Homer's 'Odyssey' is based on it.

1999.

4 Movies
Forever Mine

Forever Mine

1999
A hotel boy is in love with a politician's wife. Her husband decided to end the affair after she admitted to it.
Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin

6
1999
Two air traffic controllers are competing to outdo each other.
Arlington Road

Arlington Road

6
1999
There are also threats from foreign nationals. Since his wife's accidental death in a bungled FBI operation, Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has become increasingly paranoid. A seemingly ...
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.

3 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...
Affliction

Affliction

1998
A small town policeman is investigating a hunting accident. The investigation and other events cause him to lose his mind.
The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer

7
1998
Based on a novel by Nicholas Evans, Robert Redford presents a family drama set in the country. A cowboy with a magical talent for healing is the star of a film directed by Robert Redford.

1997.

6 Movies
Metro

Metro

8
1997
Roper is a hostage negotiator. The man put the bank robber in jail after he escaped.
Wag the Dog

Wag the Dog

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

The Jackal

5.67
1997
Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with t...
Destination Anywhere

Destination Anywhere

1997
The film captures the essence of Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of one of the prime players in the legion of pop-metal bands that took '80s radio by storm. A film based on Jon Bon Jovi's 1997 solo albu...
Lolita

Lolita

1997
The professor married a woman from New England.
Going All the Way

Going All the Way

1997
Korean War-era veterans and ex-classmates "Gunner" Casselman and "Sonny" Burns are together again after a long time. Sonny is torn between loyal Buddy and tempting Gale Ann as he tries to convince his...

1996.

1 Movie
Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses

1996
The seeds of love are planted when Lisa, a high-powered investment banker, receives flowers from a secret admirer. It's hard for love to conquer all when his fairy-tale fantasies clash with her work e...

1995.

1 Movie
The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

5.5
1995
A photographer wanders into the life of a housewife in the 1960's.

1994.

2 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.
Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

6
1994
The retirement age for Sully is approaching. He flirts with Toby while working for Carl. The forgotten son's family moved back to town. The landlady's son wants to evict her.

1993.

2 Movies
A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale

3.8
1993
Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent crime boss. The youngster's attraction to a beautiful black girl is forbi...
Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation

1993
The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who pretended to be the son of Sidney Poitier in order to get into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.

1992.

1 Movie
Light Sleeper

Light Sleeper

6
1992
A drug dealer with an upscale clientele is having moral problems. He has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being. Women a...

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
Avalon is the third film in the series. The film looks at the themes of Jewish assimilation into American life in the early 1950s.

1989.

4 Movies
She-Devil

She-Devil

6.29
1989
A woman vows revenge on her husband when he has an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Valmont

Valmont

1989
A scheming widow and her lover make a bet. Valmont thinks he can seduce her even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover do whatever he wants. Valmont fell in love with a m...
Enemies, A Love Story

Enemies, A Love Story

1989
A ghostwriter is romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Cookie

Cookie

1989
Cookie is the illegitimate daughter of a mobster who just finished 13 years in prison. After being released from jail, Dino wants to make up for lost time with his daughter by resolving some old score...

1988.

1 Movie
Moon Over Parador

Moon Over Parador

6
1988
Jack Noah, a little known actor, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. Jack was offered an offer that he could not refuse by Roberto, the dictator's righ...

1987.

1 Movie
Broadcast News

Broadcast News

5
1987
Jane Craig falls in love with a reporter who represents the trend towards entertainment news she hates. An unrequited torch for Jane is carried by a talented but plain correspondent. The news and Jane...

1986.

2 Movies
Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

6
1986
The lives of Barbara and Dave Whiteman were altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tried to drown himself in their swimming pool.
Ruthless People

Ruthless People

6
1986
A couple cheated by a businessman kidnapped his wife in revenge, without knowing that their enemy was happy about it.

1985.

2 Movies
Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

1985
A singer died in a plane crash.
The Bride

The Bride

1985
The old film Bride of Frankenstein was remake by Sting. The doctor finally succeeded in creating the perfect woman, who was named "Eva".

1984.

1 Movie
Don Camillo

Don Camillo

1984
A priest helps resolve conflicts in a small town by working together.

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.

1 Movie
Diner

Diner

6
1982
Five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in the diner. The mundane details of their lives are shared. The men shoulder their responsibilities after the golden moments pass.

1981.

2 Movies
Shock Treatment

Shock Treatment

1981
Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Fl...
Quest for Fire

Quest for Fire

1981
There is a huge adventure odyssey that goes back to the very beginning of man's existence. The man was exposed to a lot of harsh elements when he was on the earth. Against the perilous atmosphere of r...
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