Len Cariou is a Canadian actor, best known for playing ‘Sweeney Todd’ in the original thriller and musical production of ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.’ He won a ‘Tony Award’ for ‘Best Actor in a Musical.’ He made his acting debut in the stage musical ‘Damn Yankees’ (1959). He also co-founded ‘Manitoba Theatre Centre.’ He made his ‘Broadway’ debut in ‘The House of Atreus’ (1968). Some of his ‘Broadway’ shows include ‘Applause’ (1970), ‘A Little Night Music’ (1973), and ‘l Dance a Little Closer (1983). He made his screen debut in an uncredited role in the TV show ‘Quest’ (1963). Some of his best performances came in shows such as ‘Murder, She Wrote’ (1985-92), ‘The Outer Limits’ (1995-2000), ‘Swift Justice’ (1996), ‘Brotherhood’ (2006-07), and ‘When They See Us’ (2019). Some of his popular films include ‘Lady in White’ (1988), ‘Thirteen Days’ (2000), ‘Secret Window’ (2004), ‘Spotlight’ (2015), and ‘Bumblebee’ (2019).
Prisoners is a gripping thriller that focuses on the search of a father, Keller Dover, brilliantly portrayed by Hugh Jackman, for his little daughter and her friend who suddenly disappear after Thanksgiving dinner. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the part of a detective who uncovers gruesome hidden truths while trying to solve the case.
Focused on the eponymous niche team, Spotlight, of the newspaper, Boston Globe, this movie showcases how a team of journalists, portrayed by a talented ensemble starcast, uncovered sexual abuse of children by priests of their local Roman Catholic diocese. Their startling discovery leads to further uncovering of a widespread child molestation scandal that was systematically hidden by the Catholic Church.
A film based on the life of Francis Ouimet, the first amateur golfer to win the US Open. Coming from a working-class immigrant family, and aspiring to win golf-championship, Ouimet starts as caddie and practices his game whenever he gets time, but faces class-prejudice and his father’s disapproval. In 1913, he gets a chance to play against his idol, British golfer Harry Vardon, and wins the US Open.
Thirteen Days is a political thriller film, which revolves around thirteen extraordinary days, while the world stood on the brink of a catastrophe, as the Kennedy administration in the US, struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Retired actuary Warren Schmidt, who is struggling with his dull life, becomes estranged from his daughter Jeannie after she accuses him of not caring enough for his recently deceased wife Helen. Believing Jeannie can do better than waterbed salesman Randall, he travels to Denver in an attempt to postpone her wedding, which becomes a journey of self-realization.
A photograph of American soldiers raising the US flag on Mount Suribachi following their victory on Iwo Jima during WWII becomes a symbol of hope back home. The three surviving soldiers from the photo are sent on a tour to raise money by selling war-bonds, but struggle with the limelight, post-war trauma, and misrepresentation of facts by the government.
An adaptation of Stephen King’s story of the same name, the movie centers on author Michael Enslin who has spent his life debunking supernatural phenomena. The movie has four different endings depicting Enslin’s fate following his horrific experiences in the haunted room 1408 of The Dolphin Hotel in New York.
Based on Stephen King’s story, this film follows the life of a successful author. After a bitter betrayal, writer Mort Rainey retreats to his lake-side cottage. When a menacing stranger, John Shooter, arrives to accuse him of plagiarism, and stalks him, Rainey tries to prove him wrong. Odd occurrences happening around him compel Rainey to dig to the bottom of the mystery.
A US-bound Boeing 747 is taken over by terrorist Nagi Hassan who demands the release of their apprehended leader. Intelligence analyst David Grant is brought in who has a suspicion about the terrorists’ intentions. A plan, using specialized mid-air crew transfer plane, is devised wherein Grant accompanies military anti-terrorist squad. They must rescue hostages and also, defuse a bomb containing nerve gas.
Trauma surgeon Dr. Paul Kersey is a mild-mannered family man who works to save lives. Then three masked robbers break-in and brutally attack his wife and young daughter in their home; but police is unable to capture the criminals. Losing his faith in system and seething to avenge the violence, Kersey decides to take the law in his hands and turns vigilante.
The Onion Movie is a comedy film which revolves around a veteran news anchor, who disapproves of corporate standards and refuses to comply.
Fredrick Egerman is yet to consummate his marriage with the virgin Anne. A bit frustrated, Fredrick goes to see his old lover, actress Desirée Armfeldt. Desirée wants Fredrick to marry her, in spite of her own married lover Count Mittelheim. Things reach a climax when all lovers and the Count’s wife get together at a party.
Never Talk to Strangers is a romantic crime thriller film which tells the story of a woman named Sarah, a criminal psychologist, who falls for a mysterious man named Tony, after meeting him at a supermarket. She begins a relationship with him, but soon, she begins to receive death threats and strange gifts. The closer she gets with Tony, the more extreme the gifts get. She begins to suspect Tony and eventually decides to set a private detective after him, to find out more.
Len Cariou Awards
|Winner||Best Cast Show Album||1980|
|Winner||Best Engineered Recording, Classical||1980|