Jeff Daniels

American actor

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Jeff Daniels: American actor
Jeffrey Warren Daniels is an American actor, musician, and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions, and television, for which he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Tony Award nominations. He made his film debut in Ragtime (1981), and amassed such additional credits as Terms of Endearment (1983), Arachnophobia (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Speed (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Fly Away Home (1996), Pleasantville (1998), The Hours (2002), Gods and Generals (2003), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Infamous (2006), The Lookout (2007), Looper (2012), Steve Jobs (2015), and The Martian (2015).


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Jeff Daniels, who plays former FBI Director James Comey in the two-part story based on Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty," wanted to avoid the trappings of impersonating him. (Oct. 1) - Published

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Jeff Daniels joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his role as former FBI Director James Comey. The Showtime two-part series "The Comey Rule" first follows the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails..
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New trailers: The Comey Rule, Never Gonna Snow Again, The Doorman, and more

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Brendan Gleeson's Donald Trump demands 'loyalty' in trailer for Showtime's 'The Comey Rule'

Brendan Gleeson is President Donald Trump and Jeff Daniels is former FBI Director James Comey in Showtime's upcoming miniseries "The Comey Rule." - Published

Actor Ed Harris on making "To Kill a Mockingbird" role his own

The Broadway role of Atticus Finch was formerly played by actor Jeff Daniels, earning him a Tony nomination
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"To Kill a Mockingbird": Lessons for today

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the Deep South has been a perennial read in grade school, an Academy Award-winning film, and now a critically-lauded play on Broadway. Tracy..
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How Jeff Daniels sees Atticus Finch

The actor tells Steve Kroft how he envisions the beloved character as creates the role for Broadway.
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Jeff Daniels on "Mockingbird" for 2018

The actor, who plays Atticus Finch on Broadway, tells Steve Kroft racism "was as alive then as it is now."
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Jeff Daniels on playing Atticus Finch: "I'm originating the role"

The award-winning actor says it’s a new take on the character as "To Kill a Mockingbird" hits Broadway. 60 Minutes reports, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT on CBS.
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Jeff Daniels: from "Dumber" to "Mockingbird"

We laugh every time we hear actor Jeff Daniels respond to Steve Kroft's question about Daniels' role as Atticus Finch in the Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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Jeff Daniels to star in miniseries based on James Comey's book

Daniels is slated to play the former FBI director while Brendan Gleeson will to play President Trump
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Lights, camera, Trump: Get ready for the Donald Trump-James Comey miniseries

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Making "To Kill a Mockingbird" for a modern audience

Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels tell 60 Minutes how the theme of racial injustice resonates today—and the emotional scene not included in Sorkin's play
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