Besides being a great director, he is also an actor and writer
A director, screenwriter, and actor, Thomas McCarthy has not only successfully directed amazing films but has also appeared in several such as Meet the Parents, Good Night, Good Luck, and a few television series like The Wire, Boston Public, and Law & Order. As a screenwriter, McCarthy is known for his critically acclaimed writing and direction. A few films that McCarthy co-wrote are film Up – which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay – and the 2014 film Million Dollar Arm. The 55-year-old also served as a director and executive producer for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Here is a list of a few Thomas McCarthy films that you must watch.
This 2014 magic realism comedy-drama directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy stars Adam Sandler, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, and Steve Buscemi. The plot of the film starts in Lower East Side NYC in 1903. Wherein, a group of Jewish men, gathers in a cobbler’s shop to discuss a neighbourhood problem, and a magical shoe stitching machine is introduced to the audience. Cut to the present day, the great-grandson of the cobbler showing the machine is the cobbler. This machine is the basic subject of fun, realism, comedy, and drama in the film. The characters move from one body to another if worn a shoe stitched from the magic machine; the film is a laughter riot.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
This 2020 adventure fantasy comedy-drama family film is based on the book series of the same name by author Stephan Pastis stars Winslow Fegley, Ophelia Lovibond, Craig Robinson, and Wallace Shawn. The plot of the film is something that appeals to the younger generation as it brings the world of imaginary friends that co-exists with humans. The plot of the film revolves around Timmy Failure, played by Winslow Fegley, who is an 11-year-old boy living in Portland with his single mother Patty, played by Ophelia Lovibond.
Other Thomas McCarthy independent films are The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win-Win, and Spotlight. McCarthy’s Spotlight won him the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and also a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. As an actor, McCarthy has appeared in films such as Crossing the Bridge, Rift, Conspiracy Theory, In My Sister’s Shadow, 30 Days, Certain Guys, Meet the Parents, The Guru, The Last Shot, Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana, The Great New Wonderful, and All the King’s Men to name a few.