Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simon Baker's Greatest Roles


From The Mentalist and The Guardian to The Devil Wears Prada look back over Baker's body of work.


The Mentalist (2008-present)

Simon Baker stars in this CBS procedural as Patrick Jane, a former fake psychic whose wife and daughter were murdered by a serial killer named Red John. Jane now uses his keen observational skills to help the California Bureau of Investigation solve crimes while also continuing his search for Red John.



Heartbreak High (1996)

After roles in commercials and music videos in the late 1980s, Baker appeared on such Australian TV shows as E Street , Home and Away and Heartbreak High (pictured). On Heartbreak , Baker portrayed a teacher at Hartley High, a tough high school in a multiracial area of Sydney, for seven episodes.


L.A. Confidential (1997)

After Baker moved to America, he quickly landed a small role in Curtis Hanson's adaptation of James Ellroy's novel. He was Matt Reynolds, a small-time movie star whose murder is investigated by Kevin Spacey's Sgt. Jack Vincennes.


Ride with the Devil (1999)

In the Ang Lee Civil War drama, Baker starred alongside Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich as George Clyde, a member of a rag-tag group that wages guerrilla warfare against union loyalists.


Red Planet (2000)

In this futuristic science fiction film, Baker portrayed terraforming scientist Chip Pettengil, a member of a team trying to prepare Mars for human colnization. Tom Sizemore, Carrie-Anne Moss, Val Kilmer and Benjaming Bratt also starred.


The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

This preiod drama starred Hilary Swank as Jeanne de Saint-Remy de Vlois, who is determined to reclaim her royal title and the home taken from her family when she was orphaned at and early age a child. Baker played well-connected gigolo Retaux de villette, with whom Swank's character connects to rise enough money to buy back the propetry.


The Guardian (2001-2004)

Baker starred n this CBS Drama for three seasons as Nick Fallin, a corporate lawyer who's sententced to 1,500 hours of comunity servicee in Pittsburgh after a drug conviction.


The Ring Two (2002)

In this sequel to the hit horror film, Baker played newspaper editor Max Rourke, who assigns Namoi Watts' Rachel Keller to investigate a teen's death. The invertigation leads Rachel into another haunting encounter with a cursed videotape, which forces Max to look after Rachel's son, Aidan, when he becomes very ill.


Land of the Dead (2005)

Baker played alrtuistic hero Rkley Denbo, the designer and commander of a heavily armored vehicle that protects the people of Pittsburgh from the zombies that have ravaged the city.


Something New (2006)


This exploration of interracial relationship starred Baker as landscape architect Brian Kelly, who pursues Kenya Mcqueen(Sanaa Lanthan) after she bails on their blind date because he's white.


The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Baker had a significant supporting role as Christian Thompson, a flirty, up-and-coming magazine writer who attempts to seduce Andrea (Anne Hathaway) -- both personally and professionally.


Smith (2006)

Baker returned to TV, joining the ensemble cast of this short-live CBS drama about a group of thieves led by Ray Liotta's Bobby stevens. Baker was Jeff, the team member in charge of firepower.


The Killer Inside Me (2010)

This adaption of the 1952 Jim Thompson novel stars Casey Affleck as Lou Ford, a small-town deputy sheriff who's also a sociopathic rapist-murderer. Baker plays Howard Hendricks a county attorney looking to expopse what Ford really is.



Source : TV Guide.

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Gillyrose said...

I live in S.A. ..we gat appalling TV shows here mostly. I have enjoyed The Mentalists' character and the show-relief from all the gun/car chasers, vampires and alien destruction..and... but , its really difficult to follow the dialogues. one impediment is the high speed speech (maybe due to fitting in to the TV time?) , often mumbling and unprojected speech. I would love to do Speech Training with these actors and upllift the quality of the spoken word!
i have a unique training and I know I can lift this many levels higher than it is.
I have colleagues in the UK who are experts in this work. however, it is impossible to make real contact with the actors. Any ideas?
Gillyan Rose