The Five Best Kelsey Grammer Movie Roles of His Career

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The Five Best Kelsey Grammer Movie Roles of His Career

Kelsey Grammer is a hugely talented actor who is probably best known for his portrayal of the character Dr. Frasier Crane. He played this character in ‘Cheers‘ first as part of an ensemble cast before the spin-off series ‘Frasier‘ was created to focus on the work and family life of this character. Both these sitcoms were aired on NBC. Although he is best known for his work in television, he has also enjoyed success in the movie industry taking on a variety of lead and supporting roles. Here are the five best Kelsey Grammer movie roles in his career.

5. Like Father – Harry Hamilton

‘Like Father’ is one of Kelsey Grammer’s most recent films as this Netflix movie was released on August 3, 2018. The film is about a woman, Rachel, who is left at the altar and is forced to bond with her estranged father on a cruise. Grammer plays the role of Harry Hamilton, Rachel’s father. The role of Rachel is played by Kristen Bell. Others who star in the film include Seth Rogen, Paul W. Downs, Zach Appelman, and Leonard Ouzts. It was written and directed by Lauren Miller Rogen and this was her feature-length directorial debut. So far, this film has received mixed reviews from critics.

4. The Real Howard Spitz – Howard Spitz

One of Grammer’s earlier movies, ‘The Real Howard Spitz’ is a family comedy that was released in 1998. Kelsey Grammer stars in the lead role of Howard Spitz and others who starred in the movie included Amanda Donohoe, Genevieve Tessler, Joseph Rutten, and Patrick McKenna. The film was written by Jurgen Wolff and directed by Paul Brooks. It is about a failed detective writer who is at an all-time low until a young girl helps him to write successful books. Grammer received critical acclaim from critics who highly praised his performance.

3. Down Periscope – Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge

Kelsey Grammer played the lead role of Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dodge in this 1996 military comedy film. The movie was directed by David S. Ward and co-written by Hugh Wilson, Andrew Kurtzman, and Eliot Wald. It also starred Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Bruce Dern, Harry Dean Stanton, William H. Macy, and Rip Torn. It is about Tom Dodge being saddled with misfit seaman and trying to save his nautical career. The film was reasonably commercially successful as it achieved $37,553,752 at the box office from a budget of $31 million.

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction- Harold Attinger

‘Tranformers: Age of Extinction’ is a science fiction action film that was released in 2014. It is based on the Transformers franchise and was the fourth movie in the film series. Ehren Kruger wrote the screenplay while Michael Bay directed the film. In this movie, Kelsey Grammer played the role of Harold Attinger, who is a paranoid CIA operative who created the CIA black-ops unit. Kelsey Grammer was nominated for several awards for this role, although he won none of the awards for which he was nominated. Others who starred in this movie include Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reyner, and Titus Welliver. This movie was made on a budget of $210 million and took $1.104 billion at the worldwide box office.

1. X-Men: The Last Stand- Dr. Hank McCoy/ Beast

‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ is a superhero film that was released in 2006. It is based on the superhero team from the Marvel Comics. It is the third installment in the X-Men series of films. This movie was directed by Brett Ratner and co-written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn. Kelsey Grammer plays the roles of Dr. Hank McCoy/ Beast. This character is a mutant former student of Xavier’s Institute for Gifted Mutants. Grammer wore prosthetics and makeup for this role that took three hours to apply each time. He reprised the role for a cameo appearance in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. Others who starred in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ include Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Franke Janssen, and Anna Paquin. This movie took $459.4 million at the box office from a budget of $210 million.

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