Jeff Daniels is Director, Actor, Songwriter and a Singer by profession. He was born in Athens, GA. On his personal front, Jeff is a very interesting person. He himself learned to play a guitar in order to create a source of recreation for himself. In his life, he married his college time girlfriend and raised his kids in Michigan. During the year 1982, he won the OBIE Award for his magnificent performance in ‘Johnny Got His Gun.’ Later in his life, he became an owner of a non-profit theatre company named Purple Rose Theatre Company. He opened this theatre company in his hometown. For his company itself, he wrote several plays. He also organizes musical shows. His outstanding humor and comic timing makes all the people laugh even during his musical shows. Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards.
Undermentioned is the list of his top 10 popular movies and TV shows.
10. Speed, 1994
Speed is an action thrill movie of 2004. Jan de Bont was director of this wonderful movie. In this movie, there were several other actors and actress as well. Apart from Jeff Daniels the other famous faces in this movie were Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper. This fantastic movie won two Academy Awards in 1995.
9. Terms of Endearment, 1983
Terms and Endearment is a comedy drama film that was directed by James L. Brooks. The movie is inspired by an eponymous novel. In this movie, Jeff Daniels worked along with numerous other stars such as Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson and John Lithgow.
8. Gettysburg, 1993
Gettysburg is a movie that is based on the story of a novel “The Killer Angels.” It was directed and written by Ronald F. Maxwell. It is an epic war film starring Jeff Daniels along with other actors and actresses such as Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen.
7. 101 Dalmatians, 1996
101 Dalmatians is a Walt Disney Pictures’ comedy movie that was written by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. In this movie, the name of Jeff’s character was Roger, who was the owner of all the 101 Dalmatians.
6. Pleasantville, 1998
It is a drama comedy movie that was released in 1998. It was made under the direction of Gary Ross. Garry was also the writer and producer of the movie. In this film, Jeff worked along with other actors of the industry such as Jeff Daniels, Tobey Maguire, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon, J. T. Walsh, Paul Walker, Don Knotts and Jane Kaczmarek.
5. The Purple Rose of Cairo, 1985
It is a romantic comedy film that is inspired by ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author.’ In this movie, Jeff worked with other stars namely Mia Farrow and Danny Aiello. This movie is one of the best romantic comedy movies that earned more than $10 million.
4. The Squid and the Whale, 2005
It is one of the most recent movies of Jeff Daniels and was made in 2005. It is a comedy drama film directed and written by Noah Baumbach. In this wonderful film, Jeff worked along with other stars such as Laura Linney, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline.
3. Looper, 2012
It is a science fiction movie based on an action drama. Rian Johnson is the writer and director of this movie. Star cast includes Jeff Daniels and other famous names such as Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo and Noah Segan.
2. Dumb & Dumber, 1994
It is a 1994 American comedy movie directed by Farrelly Brother. In this wonderful comedy film, Jeff Daniels worked with Jim Carrey.
1. The Newsroom, 2012
First position in the list of top 10 movies and TV shows of Jeff Daniels is held by The Newsroom. It is a political drama written by Aaron Sorkin. It was first aired on TV on 24th June, 2012. It has finished its two seasons and the third one is still awaited.