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Bob Balaban (Robert Elmer Balaban)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bob Balaban was born on August 16, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Elmer Balaban. He is an actor and director, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has been married to Lynn Grossman since April 1, 1977. They have two children. Read more...

Actor

Character: The Young Student - New York

Midnight Cowboy 1969

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Character: Capt. Orr

Catch-22 1970

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Character: Elliot - Organizer

The Strawberry Statement 1970

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Character: Santimassino

Prince of the City 1981

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Character: Carter Hill

Whose Life Is It Anyway? 1981

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Character: Preston Savitz

The Monuments Men 2014

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Character: Pâté

Un monstre à Paris 2011

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Character: Leonard Dahl

The Convincer 2011

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Character: Ben Ginsberg

Recount 2008

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Character: Harry Farber

Lady in the Water 2006

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Character: Philip Koontz

For Your Consideration 2006

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Character: Tobey's Therapist

Trust the Man 2005

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Character: Jonathan Crouch Esq.

Scene Stealers 2004

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Character: Jonathan Steinbloom

A Mighty Wind 2003

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Character: Winton Chalmers

The Tuxedo 2002

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Character: Elvin Clyde

The Majestic 2001

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Character: Enid's Dad

Ghost World 2001

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Character: Morris Weissman

Gosford Park 2001

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Character: Bernie Nayman

The Mexican 2001

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Character: Dr. Theodore W. Millbank, III

Best in Show 2000

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Character: Justice Eli MacCorckle

Swing Vote 1999

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Character: Dr. William Powell

Natural Selection 1999

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Character: Milton Lasky

Clockwatchers 1997

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Character: Wolfe Rollins

The Definite Maybe 1997

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Character: Lloyd Miller

Waiting for Guffman 1996

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Character: Ed

Greedy 1994

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Character: Ed Drinkwater

For Love or Money 1993

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Character: Dr. R.A. 'Roy' Fink

Amos & Andrew 1993

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Character: Michael Janes

Bob Roberts 1992

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Character: Sid Moscowitz

Alice 1990

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Character: Ira Preduski

The Face of Fear 1990

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Character: Elliot Webly

Dead Bang 1989

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Character: Warren Gerber

End of the Line 1987

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Character: Dr. R. Chandra

2010 1984

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Character: Guy with sunglasses in espresso bar

Nothing Lasts Forever 1984

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Character: Judge Clayton Horn

Howl 2010

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Character: Arthur Planck

Dedication 2007

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Character: Himself

Reel Junkie 2007

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Character: Warren Littlefield

The Late Shift 1996

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Character: Paul Entamen

Pie in the Sky 1996

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Character: Himself

Anatomy of a Scene 2001

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Character: Himself - 'The Young Student'

Controversy and Acclaim 2006

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Character: Jo-Jo Gillespie

Amazing Stories 1985

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Character: Grady Garrett

Room 222 1969

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play

The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979

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Character: Himself - Guest

Paid Family Leave 0

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Character: Crazy Walter

Auto Lending 0

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Character: Sam

Cry Clown 0

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Character: Sam

Dogville 0

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

Bob Balaban 0

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Character: Dr. Lowell Sherman

I Never Schlunged My Father 0

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Character: Secretary Burns

Nothing Can Come of Nothing 0

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Character: Frank Reid

Pitch 0

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Character: Frank Reid

Pilot 0

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Character: Frank Reid

The Interim 0

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Character: Frank Reid

Beanball 0

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Directing

Writing