FILM ROLES
FEATURE FILM - LEAD ROLE
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Starring Michael D. Cohen

Written and Directed by Emanuel Shirinian

Michael plays the lead in this Canadian feature as "Abner Roth",  a former art professor working as a security guard and suffering from PTSD and depression. The role demanded the ability to play physical comedy while also portraying a man on the brink of suicide and insanity. Michael was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Lead in a Feature Film for his portrayal.

It Was You Charlie (2013)

FEATURE FILMS - SUPPORTING ROLE
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An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)

Michael is "Mitch Stemp", a sycophantic hotel manager with a skin disorder and a social disease. 

Starring Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, and Aubrey Plaza

Written & Directed by Jim Hosking

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Suburbicon (2017)

Michael is "Stretch", a raucous and angry townsperson in 1950's suburbia.

Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore

Written by the Coen Brothers, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

Directed by George Clooney

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Generation Wolf (2016)

Michael is "Luke", a friendly bureaucrat with the automobile licensing department. 

Written, directed by and starring Canadian filmmaker Christian de la Cortina

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Whiplash (2014)

Michael plays a stagehand. Fun fact - Chazelle shot a scene with Michael giving Teller's character the missing sheet music that a janitor had accidentally thrown in the trash. This scene was omitted in the final cut to give J.K. Simmons' character possible blame for stealing the score. 

Starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller

Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

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InAppropriate Comedy (2014)

Michael is a paparazzo who gets shot by Lindsay Lohan. 

Starring Adrien Brody, Rob Scheider and Lindsay Lohan.

Written and Directed by Vince Offer

SHORT FILMS - LEAD ROLE
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Clowns and Heroes (2013)

Starring Michael D. Cohen and Torsten Voges

Written and Directed by Ralph Strathmann

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Song of Sloman (2007)

 

Starring Michael D. Cohen

Written and Directed by Emanuel Shirinian

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Jew Jube Lives (2004)

 

Starring, Written and Produced by Michael D. Cohen

Directed by Michael Davidson

© 2019 Michael D. Cohen