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Thomas McCarthy studied acting at the Yale School of Drama. Feature film credits include The Guru () and Meet the Parents (). McCarthy began. Download this stock image: ROBERT DE NIRO THOMAS MCCARTHY TERI POLO & BEN STILLER MEET THE PARENTS () - BPH54C from Alamy's library. Meet the Parents () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Tom McCarthy Dr. Bob Banks (as Thomas McCarthy).
Based on the success of the play, McCarthy, still a Yale student, received a Fox Fellowship to write another script.
The result was The Killing Act, a play about P. Barnum that McCarthy directed off-Broadway. In the meantime, McCarthy's acting career was taking off. Between andhe won roles in made-for-television movies and series, feature films, and Broadway productions. He had a recurring role on the Fox series Boston Public; played Dr. There's a sweetness and openness in his personality that comes through in his acting.
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He's smart, funny, and self-deprecating. Back in New Haven one recent afternoon for a screening of The Station Agent, he chomped on a cheeseburger, while cheerfully recounting the "surreal" past year of his life. He seems taken aback by the accolades his movie has so far received, despite the years he put in to ensure that result. At the same time, he's acquired some of his business's aura, fielding cell phone calls over lunch with apologies ; at the screening later, whispers of "there he is" can be heard from Yale Film Society undergraduates when McCarthy steps into the room.
McCarthy says his thoughts began turning increasingly to filmmaking in the late s, even as his acting career was gaining momentum. About four years ago, while driving out to see a brother's new lake house in western New Jersey, he spotted an abandoned train depot in the rural community of Newfoundland.
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Feeling there might be something to this little white clapboard building--but not sure what--he pulled over, took some photos, and left a note for the owner. He was a "railfan," one of the subset of Americans enthralled with the history and culture of the U.
The San Francisco Chronicle describes The Station Agent as "a character study about a dwarf who inherits a run-down train station and forms a friendship with two other misfits. The Station Agent is about Dinklage's character, Finbar McBride--a man who watches trains and makes his living repairing models of them in a cluttered shop beneath his apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey. When a fellow railfan dies, Fin inherits the abandoned depot in Newfoundland. Fin is a diffident, lonely man, settled into living out his life with trains.
But when he moves into the depot, he is confronted with a garrulous Cuban hot dog vendor named Joe played by Bobby Cannavalewho cheerfully sets up his van for business outside Fin's depot each morning. Despite his deft brush-offs, Fin can't discourage Joe into leaving him alone. Olivia, a sad, distracted artist who has recently lost her child, completes McCarthy's trio, and is portrayed by Patricia Clarkson.
The story, a quotidian unfolding of mostly small events, shows how these three people repel and need one another.
And that's about it. They never feel overdone, and McCarthy isn't pandering to the audience. The weekend of October 17 saw the film open in 20 major markets. Filming of The Station Agent began in the summer of In preparing to make his first movie, McCarthy sought out the expertise of one of his directing heroes, Sidney Lumet.
The father-in-law of Bobby Cannavale, Lumet talked about the script with McCarthy and gave him advice about running a movie set. McCarthy says he watched Lumet's The Verdict over and over before the filming of his own movie began, in order to emulate the feel of the classic with Paul Newman and Charlotte Rampling.
McCarthy had been forming his characters in his mind for some time, but he wrote the script for Dinklage, Cannavale, and Clarkson. The actors began rehearsing even as he and producer Mary Jane Skalski searched for financing.
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His break came from SenArt Films, a two-year-old production company started by a former security industry executive. Actor friends from New York and elsewhere, including Fleabag alumni, converged on the New Jersey set to volunteer their help.
You're the captain of this ship and you don't know how 80 percent of the ship works. He met the cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, for instance, in the late s while acting in The Citizen in Costa Rica. He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films. Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work.
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The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers. The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles.
The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This. Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough". Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project.
The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists. The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5. Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well.