Elliott Gould: “The greatest artist in the world is an uninhibited child at play”

Elliott Gould (b. 1938) has always been an inspiring actor and a hero of mine. Nominated for an Academy Award (for his role in Paul Mazursky’s “Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice,” 1969) and a Golden Globe (Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H,” 1970), at a time when he also appeared on the cover of Time magazine (1970), it comes as no surprise that he still gets rave reviews for his excellent work in front of the camera. Looking back, for more than half a century he has been one of the most prominent, appealing and all-round leading and character actors of his generation which includes Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Benjamin, Michael Douglas, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Davison and Al Pacino. He also appeared in several other Altman films, such as “The Long Goodbye” (1973) with Mr. Gould in his signature role, Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, and “California Split” (1974), opposite George Segal.

“Little Murders” (1971), a black comedy which he also produced, has always been one of my favorites, although I must say that I’ve been hooked on his entire body of work practically from day one, with his numerous powerhouse performances in films as Ingmar Bergman’s “The Touch” (1972), the action thriller “Capricorn One” (1978), the crime drama “The Silent Partner” (1978), or Bugsy Siegel’s biopic “Bugsy” (1991) with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. Mr. Gould also appeared in Leon de Winter’s drama “Hoffman’s Hunger” (1993), the frighteningly and hard-hitting drama “American History X” (1998), or the delightful “Ocean’s Eleven” caper trilogy with an all-star cast, directed by Steven Soderbergh. With his deep, rich, baritone voice, he also graced the television screen; his TV credits include the sitcom series “Friends,” playing the recurring role of Jack Geller.

[Elliott Gould and Bibi Andersson in Ingmar Bergman’s “The Touch”]

In the meantime, he’s still going strong, and it’s always a thrill to meet Mr. Gould. As I had the pleasure to experience a couple of times before, he is a most loyal host, a vivid, bright, wonderful and very knowledgeable man, very down to earth, fascinating and sensitive—a joy to talk to and to listen to. He is also the father of actors Jason Gould (b. 1966, with his first wife Barbra Streisand), and Samuel Gould (b. 1973, with his second wife Jennifer Bogart).

So when I had the opportunity to sit down with him at his Los Angeles home, he was going through his latest script, but he was so gracious to put it down and allow me some of his precious time to talk about his work in films. And that’s always such a treat!

Mr. Gould, the film that really put you on the map was “Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice.” What was the response like when it was released?

When the film first was screened here, and I got so many calls. People got so excited. This film got me my only Academy Award nomination. I hoped to get more, but that’s not the reason why I am here. I’m very grateful and proud of that accomplishment and it was the first film that Paul Mazursky directed. He wanted me to do other films with him too, he really tried to convince me to do “Alex in Wonderland” [1970], he was actually pleading with me to do that, but I wanted to make my own film [“Little Murders,” 1971, as leading actor and producer]. I certainly haven’t managed my career intelligently in relation to it being a business, because what I really care about is my family. Paul also said to me, ‘I’m writing another one for you, called “Blume in Love” [1973].’ But then I fell out of grace, I went too far. Yet “Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice” will never age, so how could I be sorry about anything, sorry that I didn’t do “Alex in Wonderland” or “Blume in Love.” There I found my first objective relationship, the first one in my existence. In the script and in the film “Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice,” there are four fantasies, and my fantasy is that I’m going somewhere, I see a girl taking off her clothes, and my character had an affair, while Dyan Cannon’s fantasy was that every man in her head would want to dance with her. So Paul Mazursky and [co-screenwriter] Larry Tucker staged the scene with Dyan and me, and about three hundred male extras. And in terms of movie history, that very same day at Columbia Pictures, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn were doing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in the adjoining soundstage. So we rehearsed it, and when we had a five or ten minute break for union regulations, they turned the lights off. They left the camera where it was, and all the extras went out to get some air or to get a cigarette. I stayed and then realized, ‘Oh, the camera will never give me problems, it will never lie to me, it will never manipulate me, it will just report what I’m doing.’

Elliott Gould, Natalie Wood, Robert Culp and Dyan Cannon in Paul Mazursky’s “Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice” (1969). Photograph: Columbia

You have always been a very committed and loyal actor, haven’t you? You’re always true to each and every role you play.

Richard Dreyfuss once wanted to have lunch with me and Norman Lloyd who’s going on a 105—we’re very friendly, we meet quite often—he had been married to Peggy [Peggy Lloyd, 1913-2011] for seventy-five years before she passed away. He had worked with Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir. So Richard Dreyfuss joined us, and he said, ‘Sometimes I’m smarter than my directors.’ And I said to Richard, ‘I understand, I made that mistake too. You must understand that we’re just actors and it’s our job to serve the director, to be able to help and participate, so the director can have what he needs to make the picture.’ Richard said to me, ‘You mean you would go down with the ship?’ I said, ‘Absolutely, to care, something to live for and something to die for, that’s what I believe in.’ It’s inspiring to believe in something, to believe in what you do. When Robert Altman offered me to do “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” [1971], I couldn’t accept it, because I was doing “I Love My… Wife” [1970]. I had people doing business for me, I didn’t do that myself, I don’t do business with anyone. So Robert Altman said to me, ‘You’re making the mistake of your life.’ I said, ‘Well, you can’t take away that I was your first choice for this. And someday I will see the film and think, Wow, what a masterpiece, and you wanted me to play the part!’ This is how I look at things. And Warren Beatty and Julie Christie were just fabulous in it.

Why haven’t you written your autobiography yet?

Oh no, I have not been terribly encouraging. First of all, ego is something I find toxic. If I did, I would want to write it for me, and write it in a way that has real life in it. And I don’t want to exploit anybody or anything… We’ll see—we’ll see about the book, or better: we’ll see about a book, not the book. I’ve done a little work with someone, but I don’t know. I have a story about Elvis Presley who once said to me, ‘You’re crazy, man!’ That was Elvis with a gold .45 automatic in his belt, and he was calling me crazy. He was there with his father and with the Colonel, his manager. So I said, ‘I’m not crazy, Elvis.’ ‘But why did you and Barbra break up? You’re two of my favorite people!’ And I said, ‘Shut up, Elvis.’ I thought that is an interesting idea for a title. But again, we’ll see.

You make it very rewarding for people to see and admire your performances. Are you aware of that?

Well, they’re identifiable, because I’m vulnerable and sensitive. We’re all sensitive. The greatest artist in the world is an uninhibited child at play, and I subscribe to that. A friend of mine, Herb Gardner, a very successful writer, and his wife once said, ‘And Picasso.’ I said, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you were a materialist.’ I also love Picasso, but you can have Picasso and I’ll keep the child, because for me, without the spirit of the child, it’s all meaningless. And then I discovered that Picasso was the one who made the statement: the greatest artist in the world is an uninhibited child at play.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould and Don Cheadle in “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001). Photograph: Warner Bros.

Each and every performance you did is a kind of nourishment for the mind, but also for the heart. Would you agree with that?

You know, I did a film called “Humor Me” [2017], directed by Sam Hoffman, with Jemaine Clement from New Zealand. He’s very good, he played my son. I gave everything I had when we did that film, like I always do, no matter what. When we did the “Ocean” films, I became friendly with Casey Affleck and with everyone of the cast, we were like a group. Matt Damon’s best friend was Ben Affleck. I had never been in touch with Ben, we had never talked. But after I had seen “Argo” [2012], I was really impressed with his craft. Matt Damon said to me, ‘Ben is the smartest person I know.’ Then I said to him and George Clooney, ‘I guess you haven’t met all of us. This isn’t just an individual intelligence, this is a family. This is nature, and it doesn’t matter who anyone is.’ So when George Clooney was giving a party for Ben Affleck and the cast of “Argo” at the Beverly Hills Hotel, I thought I’d go there and maybe I could have an opportunity to tell him, because I thought it might please him, and so I did. As I had also said to Mick Jagger once, ‘It’s impressive how good you are.’ I knew he would be pleased to hear that. He waited a moment and said, ‘I have a question for you. Everything you’ve done over all this time, have you ever done anything that you were sorry you did afterwards?’ I said, ‘Thanks for that question, but no. It would be so disloyal. Sometimes things work, sometimes they don’t. There are so many people depending on us for their livelihood.’ So right now, I haven’t quit and I haven’t retired, and it remains to be seen if I can still make a fair living doing what I do. But I feel okay. Even though I’m eighty, mentally I’m very young and I’m always inspired by wonderful artists. Even my love for Jacques Brel, I mean, I knew Frank Sinatra, but Jacques Brel… A great friend of mine had told me about Jacques Brel and I saw him in America at Carnegie Hall. Songs like “Ne me quitte pas” and “La valse à mille temps”… he was such a brilliant and sublime artist and poet. During the course of “Funny Girl,” Barbra, a few of our friends and I even went to Europe, to L’Olympia in Paris where we saw Gilbert Bécaud whose manager also worked for Jacques Brel. I asked him about Brel, and he said, ‘Jacques Brel will be in Marseille.’ So we went to Marseille, because I wanted Barbra to see him. I asked him, ‘Could you ask Brel, when we are there, if he would consider to sing “Ne me quitte pas” and “La valse à mille temps”?’ So when we arrived into this music hall, the women were wearing fur coats and fur hats, and the audience was booing. Boo. I mean, what did we know, we were kids from Brooklyn and Massachusetts. We saw his show and he didn’t sing “Ne me quitte pas” and “La valse à mille temps.” After the show, I hoped to meet him, and we went to his dressing room. The door was open, and we saw him with a woman in his arms, a bottle of beer in his hand, we see one another and then he sees what’s behind me—fur hats and fur coats—and he goes no [shakes no with his head]. So Barbra never met him, but for a moment we said hello to Jacques Brel.

Why didn’t you ever make a film together?

There were a couple of opportunities. We never expected that I would be successful in film. Barbra once called me when she was casting “Nuts” [1987]. First we thought Mark Rydell was going to direct the picture with Debra Winger, and he had talked to me about playing her lawyer. But he couldn’t do it, so then Barbra decided to do it, and then Richard Dreyfuss wound up playing the lawyer. Barbra called me when she was doing the film and asked, ‘If you had a choice, what would you do? Your television series or my movie?’ My television series at that point and moment was a series for CBS called “Together We Stand” with Dee Wallace Stone and the whole family. I said, ‘I don’t have a choice, I’m committed to the television series, I’m in New York to meet the affiliates. We had done a pilot, they picked us up and they want us to go on air.’ And then she said, ‘But if you had a choice?’ I said, ‘Okay, I’ll talk with you later.’ Richard Dreyfuss who wound up doing it, was excellent and terrific. But Barbra and Martin Ritt, who directed the picture, they didn’t have an easy time together. I knew Marty, he had been interested in me to do “Norma Rae” [1979].

Would you consider “Little Murders” one of your major accomplishments, because that’s a real masterpiece, isn’t it?

Yes. I even have a letter here from Jean Renoir. Norman Lloyd took him to a screening before the film opened theatrically. Jean Renoir wrote the letter to Alan Arkin [director of “Little Murders” and Mr. Gould’s co-star].

[The theatrical trailer of “Little Murders”]

When you do a scene, what is most crucial to you?

I want to be supportive, I want to be available. I spent some significent time with Alfred Hitchcock, and he said to me, ‘It’s all music, but if one person thinks he has to make himself more outstanding than the others, it throws off the concert. You realize that one person wrote every note for each instrument, but those people have to play together.’ My mind went to Beethoven’s Ninth which at its time was thought to be impossible to play. And when a symphony orchestra was able to play it, he was deaf and the only way he could hear it or feel it, was sitting in the pit with the orchestra with his shoes off to feel the vibrations of what he had written. Hitchcock said, ‘Everybody has to be playing together for me to see my picture.’ He was great, and he was right. He even sang to me!

Los Angeles
March 27, 2019

FILMS

QUICK, LET’S GET MARRIED (1964) DIR William Dieterle PROD William Marshall SCR Allan Scott CAM Robert J. Bronner ED Carl Lerner MUS Michael Colicchio CAST Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Barbara Eden, Walter Abel, Pippa Scott, Elliott Gould (The Mute), Carl Schell, Michael Ansara, Cecil Kellaway

THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY’S (1968) DIR William Friedkin PROD Norman Lear SCR Norman Lear, Arnold Schulman, Sidney Michaels (novel ’The Night They Raided Minsky’s’ [1960] by Rowland Barber) CAM Andrew Laszlo ED Ralph Rosenblum MUS Charles Strouse CAST Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker, Harry Andrews, Joseph Wiseman, Denholm Elliott, Elliott Gould (Billy Minsky), Jack Burns, Bert Lahr

BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) DIR Paul Mazursky PROD Larry Tucker SCR Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker CAM Charles F. Lang ED Stuart H. Pappé MUS Quincy Jones CAST Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould (Ted Henderson), Dyan Cannon, Horst Ebersberg, Lee Bergere, Donald F. Muhich, Noble Lee Holderread Jr., Bill Cosby, Paul Mazursky

M*A*S*H (1970) DIR Robert Altman PROD Ingo Preminger SCR Ring Lardner Jr. (novel ‘MASH A Novel About Three Army Doctors’ [1968] by Richard Hooker) CAM Harold E. Stine ED Danford B. Greene MUS Johnny Mandel CAST Donald, Elliott Gould (Captain ‘Trapper John’ McIntyre), Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Rene Auberjonois, Roger Bowen, David Arkin, Gary Burghoff, Fred Williamson, Michael Murphy

AIRPORT (1970) DIR George Seaton PROD Ross Hunter SCR George Seaton (novel ‘Airport’ [1968] by Arthur Hailey) CAM Ernest Laszlo ED Stuart Gilmore MUS Alfred Newman CAST Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton, Barry Nelson, Dana Wynter, Lloyd Nolan, Elliott Gould (Voice only [uncredited])

MOVE (1970) DIR Stuart Rosenberg PROD Pandro S. Berman SCR Joel Lieber, Stanley Hart (novel ‘Move’ [1968] by Joel Lieber) CAM William H. Daniels ED Rita Roland MUS Marvin Hamlish CAST Elliott Gould (Hiram Jaffe), Paula Prentiss, Geneviève Waïte, John Larch, Joe Silver, Graham Jarvis, Ron O’Neal, Garrie Bean, David Burns, Richard Bull, Jeannie Berlin

GETTING STRAIGHT (1970) DIR – PROD Richard Rush SCR Robert Kaufman (novel ‘Getting Straight’ [1967] by Ken Kolb) CAM László Kovács ED Maury Winetrobe MUS Ronald Stein CAST Elliott Gould (Harry Bailey), Candice Bergen, Robert F. Lyons, Jeff Corey, Max Julien, Cecil Kellaway, Jon Lormer, Leonard Stone, William Bramley, Jeannie Berlin, Harrison Ford

I LOVE MY… WIFE (1970) DIR Mel Stuart PROD Stan Margulies SCR Robert Kaufman CAM Vilis Lapenieks ED David Saxon MUS Lalo Schifrin CAST Elliott Gould (Dr. Richard Burrows), Brenda Vaccaro, Angel Tompkins, Dabney Coleman, Leonard Stone, Joan Tompkins, Helen Westcott, Ivor Francis, Al Checco, JoAnna Cameron

LITTLE MURDERS (1971) DIR Alan Arkin PROD Jack Brodsky, Elliott Gould [Brodsky/Gould Productions] SCR Jules Feiffer (play ‘Little Murders’ [1967] by Jules Feiffer) CAM Gordon Willis ED Howard Huperman MUS Fred Kaz CAST Elliott Gould (Alfred Chamberlain), Marcia Rodd, Vincent Gardenia, Elizabeth Wilson, Jon Korkes, John Randolph, Doris Roberts, Lou Jacobi, Donald Sutherland, Alan Arkin

BERÖRINGEN, a.k.a. THE TOUCH (1971) DIR – SCR Ingmar Bergman PROD Ingmar Bergman, Lars-Owe Carlberg [uncredited] CAM Sven Nykvist ED Siv Lundgren MUS Peter Covent, Carl Michael Bellman, Jan Johansson CAST Elliott Gould (David Kovac), Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Sheila Reid, Barbro Hiort of Ornäs, Staffan Hallerstam, Maria Nolgård

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK (1972) DIR Woody Allen PROD Charles H. Joffe EXEC PROD Elliott Gould SCR Woody Allen (book by David Rueben) CAM David M. Walsh ED Eric Albertson MUS Mundell Lowe CAST Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser, Anthony Quale, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder

THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) DIR Robert Altman PROD Jerry Bick SCR Leigh Brackett (novel ‘The Long Goodbye’ [1953] by Raymond Chandler) CAM Vilmos Zsigmond ED Lou Lombardo MUS John Williams CAST Elliott Gould (Philip Marlowe), Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, David Arkin, Jim Bouton, Warren Berlinger (Morgan), Jo Ann Brody, Steve Coit, Rutanya Alda, David Carradine, Arnold Schwarzenegger

WHO? (1974) DIR Jack Gold PROD Barry Levinson SCR John Gould (novel ‘Who?’ [1958] by Algis Budrys) CAM Petrus R. Schlömp ED Norman Wanstall MUS John Cameron CAST Elliott Gould (Sean Rogers), Trevor Howard, Joseph Bova, Ed Grover, John Lehne, James Noble, Lyndon Brook, Michael Lombard, Kay Tomborg

BUSTING (1974) DIR – SCR Peter Hyams PROD Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler CAM Earl Rath ED James Mitchell MUS Billy Goldenberg CAST Elliott Gould (Vice Detective Michael Keneely), Robert Blake, Allen Garfield, Antonio Fargas, Michael Lerner, Sid Haig, Ivor Francis, William Sylvester, Logan Ramsey

S*P*Y*S (1974) DIR Irving Kershner PROD Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler SCR Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman, Malcolm Marmorstein CAM Gerry Fisher ED Robert Lawrence, Keith Palmer MUS Jerry Goldsmith CAST Elliott Gould (Griff), Donald Sutherland, Zou Zou, Joss Ackland, Xavier Gélin, Vladek Sheybal, Michael Petrovitch, Shane Rimmer, Kenneth Griffin, Pierre Oudry, Kenneth J. Warren, Nigel Hawthorne

CALIFORNIA SPLIT (1974) DIR Robert Altman PROD Robert Altman, Joseph Walsh SCR Joseph Walsh CAM Paul Lohmann ED O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo CAST George Segal, Elliott Gould (Charlie Walters), Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles, Edward Walsh, Joseph Walsh, Bert Remsen, Barbara London, Barbara Ruick, Jay Fletcher, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Colby

WHIFFS (1975) DIR Ted Post PROD George Barrie SCR Malcolm Marmortsein CAM David M. Walsh ED Robert Lawrence MUS John Cameron CAST Elliott Gould (Dudley Frapper), Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino, Godfrey Cambridge, Jennifer O’Neill, Alan Manson, Donald ‘Red’ Barry, James Brown, Richard Masur, Karl Lucas, Howard Hesseman

NASHVILLE (1975) DIR – PROD Robert Altman SCR Joan Tewkesbury CAM Paul Lohman ED Sidney Levin, Dennis M. Hill MUS Arlene Barnett, Jonnie Barnett, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Gary Busey, Keith Carradine, Juan Grizzle, Allan F. Nicholls, Dave Peel, Joe Rapaso CAST Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall, Geraldine Chaplin, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Lily Tomlin, Keenan Wynn, Elliott Gould (Himself), Julie Christie, Joan Tewkesbury

MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS (1975) DIR – PROD Fred Williamson SCR Jolivett Cato, Charles Walker CAM Robert Caramico MUS Paul Riser CAST Fred Williamson, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Tony Caruso, Luther Adler, R. G. Armstrong, Elliott Gould (Professor Theodore Rasputin Waterhouse), Mike Henry, Aaron Banks

I WILL, I WILL… FOR NOW (1976) DIR Norman Panama PROD George Barrie SCR Norman Panama, Albert E. Lewin CAM John A. Alonzo ED Robert Lawrence MUS John Cameron CAST Elliott Gould (Les Bingham), Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal, Robert Alda, Warren Berlinger, Madge Sinclair, Candy Clark, Carmen Zapata, George Tyne

HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK (1976) DIR Mark Rydell PROD Don Devlin, Harry Gittes SCR John Byrum, Robert Kaufman (story by John Byrum, Don Devlin) CAM László Kovács ED David Bretherton, Don Guidice MUS David Shire CAST James Caan, Elliott Gould (Walter Hill), Michael Caine, Diane Keaton, Charles Durning, Lesley Ann Warren, Val Avery, Jack Gilford, Dennis Dugan, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody, David Proval, Michael Conrad, Burt Young

A BRIDGE TOO FAR (1978) DIR Richard Attenborough PROD Joseph E. Levine, Richard P. Levine SCR William Goldman (book ‘A Bridge too Far’ [1974] by Cornelius Ryan) CAM Geoffrey Unsworth ED Antony Gibbs MUS John Addison CAST Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould (Colonel Robert Stout), Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Ryan O’Neal, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann, Denholm Elliott, Peter Faber, Richard Attenborough

CAPRICORN ONE (1978) DIR – SCR Peter Hyams PROD Paul N. Lazarus III CAM Bill Butler ED James Mitchell MUS Jerry Goldsmith CAST Elliott Gould (Paul Caulfield), James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O. J. Simpson, Hal Holbrook, Karen Black, Telly Savalas, David Huddleston, David Doyle, Lee Bryant

MATILDA (1978) DIR Daniel Mann PROD Albert S. Ruddy SCR Albert S. Ruddy, Timothy Galfas (novel ‘Matilda’ [1970] by Paul Gallico) CAM Jack Woolf ED Allan Jacobs MUS Jerrold Immel CAST Elliott Gould (Bernie Bonnelli), Robert Mitchum, Clive Revill, Harry Guardino, Roy Clark, Karen Carlson, Art Metrano, Lionel Stander, Roberta Collins, Larry Pennell

THE SILENT PARTNER (1978) DIR Daryl Duke PROD Joel B. Michaels, Stephen Young SCR Curtis Hanson (novel ‘Tænk På et Tal’ [‘Think of a Number’, 1968] by Anders Bodelsen) CAM Billy Williams ED George Appleby MUS Oscar Petersen CAST Elliott Gould (Miles Cullen), Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez, Michael Kirby, Sean Sullivan, Ken Pogue, John Candy, Gail Dahms, Michael Donaghue, Jack Duffy

THE LADY VANISHES (1979) DIR Anthony Page PROD Tom Sachs SCR George Axelrod (1939 screenplay of THE LADY VANISHES [1938] by Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder; novel ‘The Wheel Spins’ [1936] by Ethel Lina White) CAM Douglas Slocombe ED Russell Lloyd MUS Richard Hartley CAST Elliott Gould (Robert), Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael, Gerald Harper, Jenny Runacre, Jean Anderson, Madlena Neveda

ESCAPE TO ATHENA (1979) DIR George P. Cosmatos PROD David Niven Jr., Jack Wiener SCR Edward Anhalt, Richard S. Lochte (story by George P. Cosmatos, Richard S. Lochte) CAM Gil Taylor ED Ralph Kemplen MUS Lalo Schifrin CAST David Niven, Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, Claudia Cardinale, Elliott Gould, Stefanie Powers, Richard Roundtree, Sonny Bono, Anthony Valentine, Siegfried Rauch, Michael Sheard, William Holden

THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) DIR James Frawley PROD Jim Henson SCR Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl CAM Isidore Mankofsky ED Christopher Greenbury MUS Paul Williams CAST Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom DeLuise, Elliott Gould (Beauty Contest Compere), Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Orson Welles, Paul Williams, James Frawley, John Landis

THE LIGHT FLIGHT OF NOAH’S ARK (1980) DIR Charles Jarrott PROD Ron Miller SCR George Arthur Bloom, Steven W. Carabatsos, Sandy Glass (story by Ernest K. Gann) CAM Charles F. Wheeler ED Gordon D. Brenner MUS Richard Bowden, Maurice Jarre CAST Elliott Gould (Noah Dugan), Genevieve Bujold, Ricky Schroder, Vincent Gardenia, Tammy Lauren, John Fujioka, Yuki Shimoda, John P. Ryan, Dana Elcar

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN (1980) DIR – PROD Steven Paul SCR Steven Paul, Susannah York, Ted Allan CAM Dick Bush, Michael John Mileham, Wolf Suschitzky ED Jacqueline Cambas, Doug Jackson, Bud Smith MUS Michel Legrand CAST Elliott Gould (Harry Lewis), Susannah York, Stuart Paul, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kaye Ballard, Robert Hackman, Cathy Tolbert, Steven Paul, Tod Helper, Herb Rudley, Marion McCargo, Bonnie Paul, David Caruso

DIRTY TRICKS (1981) DIR Alvin Rakoff PROD Claude Héroux SCR Thomas Gifford, Camille Gifford, William Norton, Sr., Eleanor Elias Norton (novel ‘The Glendower Legacy’ [1978] by Thomas Gifford) CAM Richard Ciupka ED Allan Collins MUS Hagood Hardy CAST Elliott Gould (Professor Chandler), Kate Jackson, Rich Little, Arthur Hill, John Juliani, Alberta Watson, Mavor Moore, Nicholas Campbell

THE DEVIL AND MAX DEVLIN (1981) DIR Steven Hilliard Stern PROD Jerome Courtland SCR Mary Rodgers (story by Mary Rodgers, Jimmy Sangster) CAM Howard Schwartz ED Raymond A. de Leuw MUS Buddy Baker CAST Elliott Gould (Max Devlin), Bill Cosby, Susan Anspach, Adam Rich, Julie Budd, Sonny Shroyer, David Knell, Chuck Shamata, Deborah Baltzell, Ronnie Schell, Jeannie Wilson

DIE LETZTE RUNDE a.k.a. TRAMPS (1983) DIR Peter Patzak SCR Wolfgang Ainberger CAM Dietrich Lohmann MUS Peter Zwetkoff CAST Elliott Gould (Willie Zobel), Hanne Hiob, Danny Hirsch, Andrea Jonasson, Heinz Moog, Hanno Pöschl, Klara Maria Skala, Peter Zwetkoff, Klaus Kelterorn, Evi Meisel

OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (1984) DIR Menahem Golan PROD Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus SCR Arnold Somkin CAM Adam Greenberg ED Mark Goldblatt MUS Pino Donaggio CAST Elliott Gould (Alby Sherman), Margaux Hemingway, Sid Caesar, Carol Kane, Burt Young, Shelley Winters, Jerry Lazarus, Francine Beers, Leo Postrel, Rose Arrick, Matt Fischel, Sarah Michelle Gellar

THE NAKED FACE (1984) DIR Bryan Forbes PROD Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Rony Yacov SCR Bryan Forbes (novel ‘The Naked Face’ [1970] by Sidney Sheldon) CAM David Garfinkel ED Philip Shaw MUS Michael J. Lewis CAST Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould (Angeli), Art Carney, Anne Archer, David Hedison, Deanna Dunagan, Ron Parady, Dick Sollenberger, James Spinks

THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) DIR Frank Oz PROD David Lazer SCR Frank Oz, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses (story by Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses) CAM Robert Paynter ED Evan Lottman MUS Ralph Burns CAST Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Juliana Donald, Lonny Price, Louis Zorich, Art Carney, James Coco, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Linda Lavin, Joan Rivers, Elliott Gould (Cop in Pete’s), Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields, Frances Bergen, Edward I. Koch, John Landis, Mary Lou Harris

I MIEI PRIMI 40 ANNI, a.k.a. MY FIRST FORTY YEARS (1987) DIR Carlo Vanzina PROD Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori SCR Carlo Vanzina, Enrico Vanzina, Marina Ripa Di Meana CAM Luigi Kuveiller ED Jacques Gaillard, Ruggero Mastroianni MUS Umberto Smaila CAST Elliott Gould (Nino Ranuzzi), Carol Alt, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Cosso, Capucine, Massimo Venturiello, Sebastiano Somma, Claudio Insegno

INSIDE OUT (1987) DIR – SCR Robert Taicher PROD Sidney Beckerman CAM Jack Wallner ED David Finfer MUS Peer Raben CAST Elliott Gould (Jimmy Morgan), Howard Hesseman, Jennifer Tilly, Beah Richards, Dana Elcar, Timothy Scott, Sandy McPeak, Nicole Nourmand, John Bleifer, Robert Miranda

DER JOKER, a.k.a. THE JOKER (1987) DIR Peter Patzak PROD Karl Spiehs SCR Peter Patzak, Jonathan Carroll (story by Mortimer Ellis) CAM Dietrich Lohmann, Igor Luther ED Michou Hutter MUS Peter Maffay, Tony Carey, Carl Carlton, Frank Diez CAST Peter Maffay, Tahnee Welch, Bernard Freyd, Massimo Ghini, Karl Merkatz, Elke Krings, Elliott Gould (Serge Gart), Joachim Dietmar Muess

THE TELEPHONE (1988) DIR Rip Torn PROD Robert Katz, Moctesuma Esparza SCR Harry Nilsson, Terry Southern CAM David Claessen ED Sandra Adair MUS Christopher Young CAST Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould (Rodney), John Heard, Ronald J. Stallings, John Hattan, Lina Chu, James Victor, Hervé Villechaize

DANGEROUS LOVE (1988) DIR – Scr Marty Ollstein PROD Steven Stabler, Brad Krevoy CAM Nicholas von Sternberg ED Tony Lanza MUS Paul Hertzog CAST Elliott Gould (Rick), Lawrence Monoson, Anthony Geary, Brenda Bakke, Peter Marc, Sal Landi, Angelyne, Teri Austin, Robin Klein, Bernie Pock, Rayne Barrosse

SCANDALO SEGRETO, a.k.a. SECRET SCANDAL (1989) DIR Monica Vitti PROD Roberto Russo SCR Monica Vitti, Roberto Russo, Gianfranco Clerici CAM Luigi Kuveiller ED Alberto Gallitti CAST Monica Vitti, Elliott Gould, Gino Pernice, Catherine Spaak, Carmen Onorati, Pietro De Vico, Daniele Stroppa, Gianni Olivieri, Daniela Rindi.

THE BIG PICTURE (1989) DIR Christopher Guest PROD Michael Varhol SCR Christopher Guest, Michael Varhol, Michael McKean (story by Christopher Guest, Michael Varhol) CAM Jeffrey Jur ED Martin Nicholson MUS David Nuchtern CAST Kevin Bacon, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael McKean, Teri Hatcher, Jason Gould, Fran Drescher, Eddie Albert, June Lockhart, Roddy McDowall, John Cleese, Elliott Gould (Prosecutor [uncredited]), Martin Short

GIOCO AL MASSACRO, a.k.a. MASSACRE PLAY (1989) DIR Damiano Damiani SCR Damiano Damiani, Raffaele La Capria CAM Gianfranco Transunto MUS Riz Ortolani CAST Thomas Milian, Elliott Gould (Theo Steiner), Nathalie Baye, John Steiner, Galleazzo Benti, Michael Gothard, Eva Robins

JUDGEMENT (1989) DIR – SCR William Sachs PROD Oscar L. Costo, Oscar Lacosco CAM Kelly Johnson, Shelley Johnson MUS Garry Schyman CAST Elliott Gould (Judge Callow), Emilia Crow, Karen Black, Ed Lauter, Sydney Lassick, Francesco Quinn, Thalmus Rasulala, Richard Coca, Ben Slack, Raymond Cruz, Daniel Villarreal, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

NIGHT VISITOR (1993) DIR Rupert Hitzig PROD Alain Silver SCR Tom Broadbridge, Shelley E. Reid CAM Peter C. Jensen ED Glenn Erickson MUS Parmer Fuller CAST Elliott Gould (Ronald ‘Ron’ Devereaux), Richard Roundtree, Allen Garfield, Michael J. Pollard, Derek Rydall, Teresa Van Der Woude, Shannon Tweed

THE BIG PICTURE (1989) DIR Christopher Guest PROD Michael Varhol SCR Christopher Guest, Michael Varhol, Michael McKean (story by Christopher Guest, Michael Varhol) CAM Jeff Jur ED Martin Nicholson MUS David Nichtern CAST Kevin Bacon, Emily Longstreth, J. T. Walsh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael McKean, Kim Miyori, Teri Hatcher, Dan Schneider, Jason Gould, Tracy Brooks Swope, Fran Drescher, Eddie Albert, June Lockhart, Stephen Collins, Holly Fields, Roddy McDowall, John Cleese, Elliott Gould (Prosecutor [uncredited]), Martin Short

TOGLO IL DISTURBO, a.k.a. I’LL BE GOING NOW (1990) DIR Dino Risi PROD Pio Angeletti, Adriano de Micheli, Massimo Guizzi SCR Dino Risi, Enrico Oldoini, Bernardino Zapponi (story by Dino Risi, Enrico Oldoini, Bernardino Zapponi) CAM Blasco Giurato ED Alberto Gallitti MUS Francis Lai CAST Vittorio Gassman, Dominique Sanda, Eva Grimaldi, Firmine Richard, Elliott Gould (Alcide)

THE LEMON SISTERS (1990) DIR Joyce Chopra PROD Diane Keaton, Joe Kelly SCR Jeremy Pikser CAM Bobby Byrne ED Michael R. Miller, Joe Weintraub MUS Dick Hyman, Howard Shore CAST Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody, Elliott Gould (Fred Frank), Rubén Blades, Aidan Quinn, Estelle Parsons, Richard Libertini, Sully Boyar

DEAD MEN DON’T DIE (1991) DIR – SCR Malcolm Marmorstein PROD Wayne Marmorstein CAM Tom Fraser ED Michael Ornstein MUS David Williams CAST Elliott Gould (Barry Barron), Melissa Anderson, Mark Moses, Mabel King, Philip Bruns, Jack Betts, Robert Dryer, Robert Covarrubias, Phil Shipko, Jerome Guardino

BUGSY (1991) DIR Barry Levinson PROD Barry Levinson, Warren Beatty, Mark Johnson SCR James Toback (book ‘We Only Kill Each Other The Life and Bad Times of Bugsy Siegel’ [1967] by Dean Jennings) CAM Allan Daviau ED Stu Linder MUS Ennio Morricone CAST Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould (Harry Greenberg), Joe Mantegna, Richard Sarafian, Bebe Neuwrith, Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi, Wendy Phillips

WET AND WILD SUMMER! (1991) DIR Maurice Murphy PROD – SCR Phillip Avalon CAM Martin McGrath MUS John Capek CAST Christopher Atkins, Julian McMahon, Rebecca Cross, Vanessa Steele, Elliott Gould (Mike McCain), Richard Carter, Amanda Newman-Phillips, Christopher Pate, Lois Larimore, Brian M. Logan

THE PLAYER (1992) DIR Robert Altman PROD David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler SCR Michael Tolkin (novel ‘The Player’ [1988] by Michael Tolkin) CAM Jean Lepine ED Geraldine Peroni MUS Thomas Newman CAST Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dean Stockwell, Richard E. Grant, Sydney Pollack; Steve Allen, Richard Anderson, Rene Auberjonois, Harry Belafonte, Shari Belafonte, Karen Black, Gary Busey, Robert Carradine, Charles Champlin, Cher, James Coburn, Cathy Lee Crosby, John Cusack, Brad Davis, Paul Dooley, Peter Falk, Felicia Farr, Louise Fletcher, Dennis Franz, Teri Garr, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Joel Grey, Buck Henry, Anjelica Huston, Sally Kellerman, Sally Kirkland, Jack Lemmon, Andie MacDowell, Marlee Matlin, Malcolm McDowell, Jayne Meaows, Nick Nolte, Bert Remsen, Burt Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Mimi Rogers, Alan Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, Jill St. John, Rod Steiger, Joan Tewkesbury, Lily Tomlin, Robert Wagner, Ray Walston, Bruce Willis (Themselves)

BEYONG JUSTICE (1992) DIR Duccio Tessari SCR Adriano Bolzoni, Luigi Montefiori, Sergio Donati (story by Adriano Bolzoni) CAM Giorgio Di Battista ED Mario Morra MUS Ennio Morricone CAST Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif, Elliott Gould (Red Merchantson), Kabir Bedi, David Flosi, Brett Halsey, Peter Sands, Christopher Ahrens

HOFFMAN’S HONGER, a.k.a. HOFFMAN’S HUNGER (1993) DIR Leon De Winter PROD Kees Kasander, Denis Wigman, Rene Korenar SCR Leon De Winter (novel ‘Hoffman’s Honger’ [1990] by Leon De Winter) CAM Jean-François Robin ED Marina Bodbijl MUS Jean-Marie Sénia CAST Elliott Gould (Felix Hoffman), Jacqueline Bisset, Thom Hoffman, Coen Flink, Adrian Brine, Judith Frenkel, Sophie Frenkel, Huub Stapel, Gerard Thoolen, Jules Croiset, Marie Trintignant, Johan Leysen, Mark Van Eeghem.

AMORE!, a.k.a. THE LAST PEASAN (1993) DIR – SCR Lorenzo Doumani PROD Lorenzo Doumani Edward Doumani, Joey DePinto CAM Thomas Del Ruth ED Debra Bard MUS Harry Manfredini CAST Jack Scalia, Kathy Ireland, Elliott Gould (George Levine), George Hamilton, Katherine Helmond, Linden Chiles, Ava Cadell, James Doohan

THE DANGEROUS (1994) DIR Rod Hewitt, Maria Dante [David Winters] PROD Diane Daou, David Winters SCR Rod Hewitt CAM Irv Goodnoff, Christopher Walling ED Jonathan Alvord MUS Don Peake CAST Robert Davi, Michael Paré, John Savage, Joel Grey, Elliott Gould (Levine), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Paula Barbieri

THE NAKES GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT (1994) DIR Peter Segal PROD Robert K. Weiss, David Zucker SCR Pat Croft, David Zucker, Robert LoCash (ABC television series ‘Police Squad’ [1982, 6 episodes] created by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker) CAM Robert Stevens ED James R. Symons MUS Ira Newborn CAST Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O. J. Simpson, Fred Ward, Kathleen Freeman, Anna Nicole Smith, Ellen Greene; ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Mary Lou Retton, Pia Zadora, Florence Henderson, Raquel Welch, James Earl Jones, Olympia Dukakis, Mariel Hemingway, Elliott Gould, Shannen Doherty, Morgan Fairchild (Themselves)

THE FEMININE TOUCH (1994) DIR Conrad Janis PROD Tim Cooney, John Michaels SCR Maria Grimm CAM Monty Rowan ED John Orland MUS Tony Humecke CAST Paige Turco, Dirk Benedict, George Segal, Elliott Gould (Sen. George M. Kohn), Conrad Janis, Bo Hopkins, Lois Nettleton, Virginia Capers, Richard Kline, Anthony De Longis

THE GLASS SHIELD, a.k.a. THE JOHNNY JOHNSON TRIAL (1994) DIR Charles Burnett PROD Carolyn Schroeder SCR Charles Burnett, John Eddie Johnson, Ned Welsh CAM Elliot Davis ED Curtiss Clayton MUS Stphen James Taylor CAST Michael Boatman, Ice Cube, Lori Petty, Richard Anderson, Bernie Casey, Elliott Gould (Greenspan), Don Harvey, Michael Ironside

BLEEDING HEARTS (1994) DIR Gregory Hines PROD Harvey Waldman SCR Allison Burnett CAM Bernd Heinl ED John Stuart Bick, Ray Hubley MUS Stanley Clarke CAST Mark Evan Jacobs, Karen Kirkland, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Melina Kanakaredes, Diane Kagan, Lorraine Toussaint, Ranjit Chowdhry, Robert Levine, Charles Malik Whitfield, Elliott Gould (Mr. Baum)

COVER ME (1995) DIR Michael Schroeder PROD Steven Stabler, Brad Krevoy SCR Steve Johnson CAM Jacek Laskus (color) ED John Lafferty MUS Marcus Barone CAST Rick Rossovich, Courtney Taylor, Paul Sorvino, Stephen Nichols, Elliott Gould (Captain Richards), Corbin Bernsen, Frank Medrano, Peter Conti, Betsy Monroe

A BOY CALLED HATE (1995) DIR Mitch Marcus PROD Steve Nicolaides SCR Mitch Marcus CAM Paul Holahan ED Michael Ruscio MUS Pray for Rain CAST Scott Caan, Byron Lee Nashold, Kevin Michael Richardson, James Caan, Missy Crider, Elliott Gould (Richard), Duane Davis, Wade Allain-Marcus

KICKING AND SCREAMING (1995) DIR Noah Baumbach PROD Joel Castleberg SCR Noah Baumbach (story by Noah Baumbach, Oliver Berckman) CAM Steven Bernstein ED J. Kathleen Gibson MUS Phil Marshall CAST Josh Hamilton, Olivia d’Abo, Parker Posey, Chris Eigeman, Eric Stoltz, Catherine Kellner, Jonathan Baumbach, John Lehr, Peter Czernin, Elliott Gould (Grover’s Dad)

JOHNS (1996) DIR Scott Silver PROD Stefan Simchowitz, Paul Brown, Beau Flynn SCR Scott Silver CAM Tom Richmond ED Dorian Harris MUS Charles Brown, Danny Caron CAST Lukas Haas, David Arquette, Wilson Cruz, Keith David, Christopher Gartin, Elliott Gould (Manny Gould), Terrence Dashn Howard, Josh Schaefer

CAMP STORIES (1997) DIR Herbert Beigel PROD Scott Macauley SCR Herbert Beigel CAM Paul Gibson ED Meg Reticker MUS Evan Beigel, Roy Nathanson CAST Elliott Gould (Older David Katz), Jerry Stiller, Paul Sand, Zachary Taylor, Ted Marcoux, Talia Balsam, Susan Vanech, Chris Park, Brett Barskey

CITY OF INDUSTRY (1997) DIR John Irvin PROD Ken Solarz, Evzen Kolar SCR Ken Solarz CAM Thomas Burstyn (color) ED Mark Conte MUS Stephen Endelman CAST Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, Famke Janssen, Wade Dominguez, Michael Jai White, Lucy Alexis Liu, Elliott Gould (Loan Shark Harvey [uncredited]).

MICHAEL KAEL CONTRE LA WORLD NEWS COMPANY, a.k.a. MICHAEL VS. THE WORLD NEWS COMPANY (1998) DIR Christophe Smith PROD Charles Gassot SCR Benoît Delépine CAM Pascal Gennesseaux ED Véronique Parnet CAST Benoît Delépine, Marine Delterme, Victoria Principal, William Atherton, Mickey Rooney, Elliott Gould (Coogan), Féodor Atkine, Yves Jacques

THE BIG HIT (1998) DIR Che-Kirk Wong PROD Wesley Snipes, Warren Zide SCR Ben Ramsey CAM Danny Nowak ED Robin Russell, Pietro Scalia MUS Graeme Revell CAST Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem Woodbine, Antonio Sabato Jr., Avery Brooks, China Chow, Lainie Kazan, Elliott Gould (Morton Shulman), Sab Shimono

CAMINHO DOS SONHOS, a.k.a. AVOCADO SEED (1998) DIR Lucas Amberg PROD Lucas Amberg, Alan Amiel SCR Lucas Amberg, Andrew Deutsch, Anthony Petzold (novel by Moacyr Scliar) CAM Hanania Baer ED Andrew S. Eisen MUS Ennio Di Berardi CAST Elliott Gould (Samuel Stern), Talia Shire, Edward Boggiss, Tais Araújo, Jair de Oliveira, Sandro Isaack, Caio Blat, Gustavo Haddad, Thiago Husman

AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998) DIR Tony Kaye PROD John Morrissey SCR David McKenna CAM Tony Kaye ED Jerry Greenberg, Alan Heim MUS Anne Dudley CAST Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould (Murray), Guy Torry, William Russ

PLAYING MONA LISA (2000) DIR Matthew Huffman PROD Bill Sheinberg, Sid Sheinberg SCR Marni Freedman, Carlos de los Rios (play by Marni Freedman) CAM James Glennon ED Sloane Klevin MUS Carlos Rodriguez CAST Alicia Witt, Harvey Fierstein, Brooke Langton, Johnny Galecki, Ivan Sergei, Marlo Thomas, Elliott Gould (Bernie Goldstein), Tammy Townsend, Molly Hagan.

PICKING UP THE PIECES (2000) DIR Alfonso Arau PROD Paul L. Sandberg SCR Bill Wilson CAM Vittorio Storaro (color) ED Michael R. Miller MUS Ruy Folguera CAST Woody Allen, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Cheech Marin, David Schwimmer, Kiefer Sutherland, Sharon Stone, Alfonso Arau, Brian Brophy, Fran Drescher, Richard Edson, Elliott Gould (Father LaCage), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lou Diamond Phillips

BOYS LIFE 3 (2000) DIR Gregory Cooke, David Fourier, Jason Gould, Bradley Rust Gray, Lane Janger PROD Gregory Cooke, David Fourier, Jason Gould, Bradley Rust Gray, Lane Janger, Thom Fennessay, Christopher B. Landon, Line Postmyr, Exile Ramirez SCR David Fourier, Jason Gould, Bradley Rust Gray, Lane Janger, Christopher B. Landon CAM Dermott Downs, Bradley Rust Gray, Sarah Levy, Sharone Meir, Timothy Naylor, Pierre Stoeber ED Bradley Rust Gray, Christopher Holmes, François Keraudren, Lorne Morris, Fabrice rouaud MUS David Michael Frank, So Yong Kim, Peter Rafelson, Mike Rechner, Michael Skloff CAST Drew Wood, Jason Herman, Jennifer Esposito, Joelle Carter, Lane Janger, Robert Amico, Alexis Arquette, Katie Asner, Christina Crawford, Anne De Salvo, Ellen Gerstein, Elliott Gould (Aaron’s Father), Jason Gould, Sam Gould, Jordan Ladd

THE EXPERIENCE (2001) DIR Reid Green, Florian Sachisthal PROD Elliott Gould, Joanna Field SCR Reid Green, Florian Sachisthal CAM Emory Van Cleve ED Florian Sachisthal CAST Elliott Gould (Doctor Keith Huber), Craig Chestern, Don Clark Williams, Reid Green, Florian Sachisthal, Lee D’Angelo

OCEAN’S ELEVEN (2001) DIR Steven Soderbergh PROD Jerry Weintraub SCR Ted Griffin (screenplay OCEAN’S ELEVEN [1960] by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer; story OCEAN’S ELEVEN [1960] by Jack Golden Russell, George Clayton Johnson) CAM Peter Andrews ED Stephen Mirrione MUS David Holmes CAST George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould (Rueben Tishkoff), Shaobo Qin, Bernie Mac, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Eddie Jemison, Steven Soderbergh

PUCKOON (2002) DIR Terence Ryan PROD Terence Ryan, Ken Tuohy SCR Terence Ryan (novel ‘Puckoon’ [1963] by Spike Mulligan) CAM Peter HannanED Dermot Diskin MUS Pol Brennan, Richard Hartley CAST Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould (Doctor Goldstein), Daragh O’Malley, John Lynch, Griff Rhys Jones, Nickolas Grace, B.J. Hogg, David Kelly, Milo O’Shea, Freddie Jones, Richard Rickings, Richard Attenborough

NEKO NO ONGAESHI, a.k.a. THE CAT RETURNS (2002, animated) DIR Hiroyuki Morita PROD Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi SCR [English-language version] Cindy Davis Hewitt, Donald H. Hewitt MUS Yuji Nomi CAST (voice only) Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Judy Greer, Andrew Bevis, Kristen Bell, Rene Auberjonois, Andy Richter, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould (Toto), Kristine Sutherland, Tim Curry

OCEAN’S TWELVE (2004) DIR Steven Soderbergh PROD Jerry Weintraub SCRGeorge Nolfi (characters created by Jack Golden Russell, George Clayton Johnson) CAM Peter Andrews ED Stephen Mirrione MUS David Holmes CAST George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts, Carl Rener, Elliott Gould (Rueben Tishkoff), Shaobo Qin, Jeroen Krabbé, Jerry Weintraub, Albert Finney, Bruce Willis

OPEN WINDOW (2006) DIR – SCR Mia Goldman PROD Midge Sanford, Thomas Barad CAM Denis Maloney ED Heather Persons MUS Cliff Eidelman CAST Joel Edgerton, Gustavo Muñoz, Robin Tunney, Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould (John), Scott Wilson, Michaela Conlin, Daniel Betances, Justin Ashforth, Matt Keeslar, Shirley Knight

OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (2007) DIR Steven Soderberg PROD Jerry Weintraub SCR David Levien, Brian Koppelman (characters created by Jack Golden Russell, George Clayton Johnson) CAM Peter Andrews ED Stephen Mirrione MUS David Holmes CAST George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould (Rueben Tishkoff), Shaobo Qin, Jerry Weintraub, Oprah Winfrey

SAVING SARAH CAIN (2007) DIR Michael Landon Jr. PROD Michael Landon Jr., Brian Bird, Robert Gros SCR Cindy Kelley, Brian Bird (novel by Beverly Lewis) CAM Matthew Williams ED Steve Haugen MUS Mark McKenzie CAST Abigail Mason, Lisa Pepper, Elliott Gould (Bill Alexander), Yolanda Wood, Jennifer O’Dell, Tom Marcus, John Cruz, Tess Harper, Tom Tate, Carl Nelson

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (2007, animated) DIR Bill Boyce, John Stronach PROD Cindy Bond, John Stronach, Trevor Yaxley SCR Ed Naha MUS Reg Powell CAST (voice only) Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Alfred Molina, Elliott Gould (God), Kathleen Barr, Trevor Devall, Christopher Gaze, Jane Mortifee, Lee Tockar, Kitanou St. Germain, Nico Ghisi

THE DEAL (2007) DIR Steven Schachter PROD Irene Litinsky, Keri Nakamoto, Michael Prupas SCR William H. Macey, Steven Schachter (novel ‘The Deal’ [1991] by Peter Lefcourt) CAM Paul Sarossy ED Matt Friedman, Susan Maggi MUS Jef Beal CAST William H. Macey, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J., Jason Ritter, Elliott Gould (Rabbi Seth Gutterman), Kate Blumberg, Jeremy Crutchley, Jose Domingos, Adrian Galley, Fiona Glascott

THE CALLER (2008) DIR Richard Ledes PROD Richard Ledes, Rene Bastian, Linda Moran SCRRichard Ledes, Alain-Didier Weill CAM Stephen Kazmierski ED Madeleine Gavin MUS Robert Miller CAST Frank Langella, Elliott Gould (Frank Turlotte), Laura Harring, Anabel Sosa, Chandler Williams, Axel Feldmann, Grégory Ellis, Corey Johnson, Robert Bagnell, Edoardo Ballerini

LITTLE HERCULES IN 3-D (2009) DIR Mohamed Khashoggi PROD Dave Warden, Jim Stimpson SCR Robert Boris CAM Mateo Londono MUS Mark Denis CAST Elliott Gould (Socrates), Hulk Hogan, Judd Nelson, John Heard, Marc John Jeffries, Brooke Hogan, Robin Givens, Paul Wright, Linda Hogan, Nick Hogan

MORNING (2010) DIR – SCR Leland Orser PROD Minor Childers, Todd Traina CAM Paula Huidobro ED Stan Salfas MUS Michael Brook CAST Laura Linney, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leland Orser, Elliott Gould (Doctor Goodman), Jason Ritter, Kyle Chandler, Charlie McDermott, Julie White, Ewan Chung, Ellis Williams

A VERY MARY CHRISTMAS (2010) DIR – SCR Dan Gordon PROD Kim Waltrip CAM Michael Goi ED Marc Leif MUS Kevin Saunders Hayes CAST Elliott Gould (Horace Weitzel), Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons, Fred Willard, Duncan Bravo, Kim Wiltrip

REMOVAL (2010) DIR Nick Simon PROD Scott C. Silver, Hayden Roush, Thomas Mahoney, Chady Eli Mattar SCR Nick Simon, Oz Perkins, Daniel Meersand CAM Kevin Duggin ED Katherine Skjerping MUS Nima Fakhrara CAST Billie Burke, Mark Kelly, Oz Perkins, Emma Caulfield Ford, Kelly Brook, Elliott Gould (Dr. Segal), Sharon Omi, Sarah Burkhardt, Brownyn Cornelius

THE ENCORE OF TONY DURAN (2011) DIR Fred A. Sayeg PROD Fred A. Sayeg, Mitchell Cohen, Gerard DiNardi SCR Mitchell Cohen (story by Terry Allen Fraser) CAM Kenneth H. Wiatrak ED Eric Weston MUS Tad Sisler Sr. CAST Elliott Gould (Jerry Braill), Gene Pietragallo, William Katt, Nikki Ziering, Cody Kasch, Bryna Weiss, Tony Frassrand, Mitchell Cohen

CONTAGION (2011) DIR – CAM Steven Soderbergh PROD Gregory Jacobs, Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg SCR Scott Z. Burns ED Stephen Mirrione MUS Cliff Martinez CAST Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Ehle, Elliott Gould (Dr. Ian Sussman)

DORFMAN IN LOVE (2011) DIR Brad Leong PROD Leonard Hill SCR Wendy Kout CAM Rachel Morrison ED Daniel T. Cahn MUS David Reynolds CAST Sara Rue, Elliott Gould (Burt Dorfman), Haaz Sleiman, Johann Urb, Scott Wilson, Catherine Hicks, Kelen Coleman, Kery Lynn Pratt, Hayley Marie Norman, Sophie Monk

ART & SEX (2011) DIR – SCR Reid Green, Florian Sachisthal EXEC PROD Elliott Gould CAM Emory Van Cleve ED Florian Sachisthal MUS Jens Scheuter CAST Lee D’Angelo, Ato Essandoh, Elliott Gould (Therapist), Reid Green, Florian Sachisthal

NOAH (2012, animated) DIR Bill Boyce, John Stronach PROD Cindy Bond, John Stronach SCR Ed Naha CAST (voice only) Michael Keaton, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Rob Schneider, Ben Kingsley, Marcia Gay Harden, Patrick Muldoon, Elliott Gould (God), Nioletta Sheridan, Miguel Ferrer

IRA FINKELSTEIN’S CHRISTMAS (2012) DIR Sue Corcoran PROD Sue Corcoran, Susan LaShelle SCR Sue Corcoran, Douglas Horne, Angie Louise CAM Marl Simon ED Cindy Sangster MUS Bruce Moore CAST Elliott Gould (Sam Finkelstein), David DeLuise, Elijah Nelson, Justin Thomas Howell, Cynthia Geary, Angelo DiMarco, Shave Hodgins, Julianne Christie, Jenna Levin

FRED WON’T MOVE OUT (2012) DIR – SCR Richard Ledes PROD Ged Dickerson CAM Valentina Caniglia MUS Robert Miller CAST Elliott Gould (Fred), Fred Melamed, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Judith Roberts, Mfoniso Udofia, Ariana Altman, Robert Miller, Ariana Altman, Richard Ledes

RUBY SPARKS (2012) DIR Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris PROD Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger SCR Zoe Kazan CAM Matthew Libatique ED Pamela Martin MUS Nick Urata CAST Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould (Dr. Rosenthal), Chris Messina, Aasif Mandvi, Toni Trucks, Deborah Ann Woll

DIVORCE INVITATION (2012) DIR S.V. Krishna Reddy PROD Venkat SCR S.V. Krishna Reddy, Bala Rajasekharuni, Robert Naturman (story by S.V. Krishna Reddy) CAM Brad Rushing ED Gary Roach, Blu Murray MUS Ed Barguiarena, Lenny Step Bunn CAST Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nadia Bjorlin, Elliott Gould (Paul Lipnicks), Lainie Kazan, Keith Robinson, Andrea Bowen, Ian Alda, Paul Sorvino, Richard Kind

LIVE AT THE FOXES DEN (2013) DIR Michael Kristoff PROD Adam Gibbs, Roger Joseph Pugliese SCR Michael Kristoff, Jack Holmes CAM Rodney Taylor ED David Leonard, Marc Carlini MUS Jack Holmes CAST Jason Rathbone, Jocelin Donahue, Jack Holmes, Elliott Gould (Paul Munchak), Brian Doyle-Murray, Bob Gunton, Pooch Hall, Caity Lotz, Carly Craig, Mark Famiglietti, Xander Berkeley

GUS – PETIT OISEAU, GRAND VOYAGE, a.k.a. YELLOWBIRD (2014, animated) DIR Christian De Vita PROD Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta SCR Antoine Barruad (adaptation by Nicky Baker) CAM Laurent Fleutot MUS Stephen Warbeck, Christopher Willis CAST (voice only) Seth Green, Dakota Fanning, Christine Baranski, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould (The Owl), Richard Kind, Jim Rash, Jason Sand

THE HISTORY OF LOVE (2016) DIR Radu Mihaileanu PROD Radu Mihaileanu, Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault SCR Radu Mihaileanu, Marcia Romano (novel by Nicole Kraus) CAM Laurent Dailland ED Ludo Troch MUS Armand Amar CAST Derek Jacobi, Sophie Nélisse, Gemma Arterton, Elliott Gould (Bruno Leibovitch), Alex Ozerov, Torri Higginson, Mark Rendall, Lynn Marocola, Jamie Bloch

HUMOR ME (2017) DIR – SCR Sam Hoffman PROD Sam Hoffman, Jamie Gordon, Courtney Potts CAM Seamus Tierney ED Paul Frank MUS Gabriel Mann CAST Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould (Bob), Bebe Neuwirth, Ray Iannicelli, Bernie McInerney, Joey Slotnick, Tibor Feldman, Mike Hodge, Haley Rawson, Marcy McGuigan

OCEAN’S EIGHT (2018) DIR Gary Ross PROD Steven Soderbergh, Susan Ekins SCR Gary Ross, Olivia Milch (story by Gary Ross; characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell) CAM Eigil Bryld ED Juliette Welfling MUS Daniel Pemberton CAST Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Elliott Gould (Reuben), Dakota Fanning, Griffin Dunne, Richard Armitage, Elizabeth Ashley, Maria Sharapova, John McEnroe, Serena Williams

ROMANCING BRAZIL (2018) DIR Lucas Amberg PROD Lucas Amberg, Alan Amiel SCR Lucas Amberg, Andrew Deutsch CAM Hanania Baer ED Endrew S. Eisen CAST Elliott Gould (Ida Stern), Talia Shire, Taís Araújo, Fábio Azavedo, Edward Boggiss, Caco Ciocler, Ewerton de Castro, Mariana Ximenes, Antonio Abujamra

TV MOVIES

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (1964) DIR Joe Layton, Dave Geisel PROD Joe Hamilton TELEPLAY Marshall Barer, Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller MUS Mary Rodgers CAST Carol Burnett, Jane White, Jack Gilford, Joseph Bova, Elliott Gould (Jester), Shani Wallis, Bill Hayes, Jack Fletcher, Kellie Brytt

THE RULES OF MARRIAGE (1982)  DIR Milton Katselas PROD Harry R. Sherman TELEPLAY Reginald Rose CAM Michael Hugo MUS Paul Chihara CAST Elizabeth Montgomery, Elliott Gould (Michael Hagen), Michael Murphy, Melinda Culea, Sean Astin, Susan Blackstone, Nancy Cartwright, Patricia Harty, Kenneth Mars, William Windom

VANISHING ACT (1986) DIR David Greene PROD Robert M. Cooper TELEPLAY Richard Levinson, William Link (play ‘Trap for a Single Man’ by Robert Thomas) CAM Laszlo George MUS Kenneth Wannberg CAST Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, Fred Gwynne, Graham Jarvis, Elliott Gould (Lieutenant Rudameyer), Heather Ward Siegel, Wally MacSween, John Bluethner, Howard Glassman

FROG (1987) DIR David Grossman TELEPLAY David Arata, Mark Herder CAM Orlando Bagwell (color) ED Jimmy B. Frazier MUS Ron Ramin CAST Shelley Duvall, Scott Grimes, Elliott Gould (Bill Anderson), Paul Williams, Amy Lynne, Hal Sparks, Conroy Gedeon, Bob Tzudiker, Ian Abercrombie

ACT OF BETRAYAL (1988) DIR Lawrence Gordon Clark PROD – TELEPLAY Nick Evans, Michael Chaplin CAM Peter Hendry, Breffni Byrne ED Lynn Solly MUS Bruce Smeaton CAST Lisa Harrow, Elliott Gould (Callaghan), Patrick Bergin, Bryan Marshall, Krister Greer, Deborra-Lee Furness, Max Cullen, Bosco Hogan, Denise Kerwin, Oliver Maguire, Gerald McSorley

STOLEN: ONE HUSBAND (1990) DIR Catlin Adams PROD Carroll Newman TELEPLAY Anna Sandor, William Gough CAM Chuy Elizondo MUS James Di Pasquale ED Bob Bring, Michael J. Sheridan CAST Valerie Harper, Elliott Gould (Martin Slade), Brenda Vaccaro, Brenda Bakke, Bruce Davison, Julie Warner, Valentina Quinn, Sandy Bull, Paul Joseph McKenna

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER (1992) DIR – PROD Joseph Sargent TELEPLAY Lauren Currier CAM Kees Van Oostrum ED Wende Phifer Mate MUS Charles Bernstein CAST Nicollette Sheridan, Nick Mancuso, Boyd Kestner, Michael Cavanaugh, Max Gail, Richard Lineback, Micole Mercurio, Bill Marcus, Elliott Gould (Hindeman), Elena Stiteler

FROGS! (1993) DIR David Grossman PROD Christopher Toyne TELEPLAY Mark Herder, Bridget Terry ED Susan Heick CAST Shelley Duvall, Elliott Gould (Bill Anderson), Scott Grimes, Judith Ivey, Amy Lynne, Robin Tunney, Paul Dooley, Shavar Ross, J. Trevor Edmond, Kelly Devine

P.C.H. (1995) DIR Nelson McCormick PROD Dan Romero, Mary Catherine Harold TELEPLAY Gianni Russo CAM Larry Blanford ED Saar Klein MUS Tim Jones CAST Jack Scalia, Sally Kellerman, Casper Van Dien, Elliott Gould (Randy’s Father), Jacqueline Collen, Kimberly E. Goltry, Catherine Lazo, Mushond Lee

SHANGHAI 1937 (1996) DIR Peter Patzak PROD Manfred Durniok TELEPLAY Angel Vagenshtain (novel by Vicki Baum) CAM Martin Stingl, Tian Lin Wang ED Silvia Hebel, Roberto Silvi MUS Christian Bruhn CAST Agnieszka Wagner, Nicholas Clay, James McCaffrey, Nigel Davenport, Elliott Gould (Hutchinson), Annie Girardot, Patrick Ryecart, Min Zhang

BLUE HEAT: THE CASE OF THE COVER GIRL MURDERS (1997) DIR Jed Weintrob, Craig Shapiro PROD Jed Weintrob, Steven Stabler, Brad Krevoy TELEPLAY Craig Shapiro, Andrew Osborne CAM John B. Aronson ED Craig Shapiro, Andrew Jackson, John Wolfenden CAST Corbin Bernsen, Griffin Drew, Elliott Gould (Captain Richards), Paul Sorvino, J. P. Manoux, Shae Marks, Hillary Matthews, Frank Medrano, Sam Pancake

BUSTED (1997) DIR Corey Feldman TELEPLAY Ronald Jacobs, Maria James CAM Irv Goodnoff (color) ED William Grayburn MUS John Gonzales CAST Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Dominick Brascia, Mariana Morgan, Elliott Gould (Game Show Host, as himself), Julie Strain, Michael Maguire, Gary Hayes, Rance Howard

GOOD AS GOLD (2000) DIR Shelley Jensen EXEC PROD – TELEPLAY Elon Gold, Ira Underleider MUS Brad Segal CAST Elliott Gould (Michael’s Father), Mary Tyler Moore, Joseph McKelheer, Jonathan Silverman, Tamara Craig Thomas, Elon Gold

LIFE WITH DAVID J. (2001) PROD Jay Kleckner TELEPLAY David J. Nash CAM Robert D. McBride CAST David J. Nash, Elliott Gould, Peter Jacobson, Bert Kreischner, Liz Vassey

VEGAS DICK (2003) DIR Frederick King Keller TELEPLAY Rich Wilkes CAM John Newby CAST Elliott Gould (Clay), Vincent Ventresca, Jullian Dulce Vida, McKay Stewart, Ben Bray, Lalena Nash, Madina Ali, Sergio Ristie

BAD APPLE (2004) DIR Adam Bernstein PROD Sven Clement, Irene Litinsky TELEPLAY Howard Korder (novel ‘Bad Apple’ [1994] by Anthony Bruno) CAM Guy Dufaux ED Ken Eluto MUS Anton Sanko CAST Chris Noth, Colm Meaney, Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Patrick, Dagmara Dominczyk, James Villemaire, Jim Gaffigan, Anthony Ribustello, Bradley White, Elliott Gould (Buddha Stanzione), Vlasta Vrana

UNCORKED (2009) DIR David S. Cass Sr. PROD Brian J. Gordon, James Wilberger TELEPLAY Jim Head CAM James W. Wrenn ED Craig Bassett MUS Alex Wilkinson CAST Julie Benz, JoBeth Williams, Elliott Gould (Paul Browning), Scott Elrod, Cattlin Griffith, David Andriole, Anne-Marie Johnson, Brittany Ishibashi, Bruce Nozick, Jo Champa, Richard Fancy, Ron Harper

I’M NOT DEAD YET (2012) DIR Bryan Gordon PROD Walter Barnett TELEPLAY Jon Sherman CAM Anthony R. Palmieri CAST Missi Pyle, Elliott Gould (Irv), Ben Falcone, Greg Germann, Phill Lewis, Rachel G. Fox, Cleo King, Brittany Renee Finamore, Gabriel Suttle, Christopher Meehan

LISTEN TO GRANDPA, ANDY LING (2012) DIR Daniel Kaufman PROD Rafael Marmor, Chris Leggett TELEPLAY Jason Venokur CAM Roman Jakobi ED Andrew S. Eisen CAST Elliott Gould (Grandpa), Randall Park, Grady Beard, Christopher Fairbanks, Jorjeana Marie, Phrederic Semaj, Stanley Ullman, Taylor Williamson

THE MICHAELS (2014) DIR Bradford May PROD James Wilberger TELEPLAY Mandie Green, Jennifer Notas Shapiro (story by Cristina Colissimo) CAM James W. Wrenn ED Jennifer Jean Cacavas CAST Larisa Oleynik, Laura Breckenridge, Brant Daughtery, Shaun Sipos, Ryan Sypek, Mark Cirillo, Elliott Gould (Max Barnworth), James Moses Black, Marshall Fox, Beverly D’Angelo, Charlene Tilton, Sara Van Horn

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OSCAR’S HOTEL FOR FANTASTICAL CREATURES (2015) DIR P.J. Ligouri PROD Jack Ferry, Christine Brown TELEPLAY P. J. Ligouri, Sophie Newton, Louis Grant CAM Mark Williams ED Patrick Nelson Barnes MUS Mark Binder, Martyn Axe CAST Chris Kendall, Mitchell Davis, Mamrie Hart, P.J. Ligouri, Andrew Ableson, Greg Davis Jr., Bertie Gilbert, Jack Howard, Elliott Gould (Sir Lion), Alfred Molina, Patrick Stewart