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'''Alan Cumming''' (born on January 27, 1965) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, singer, writer, director, producer and author. He's best known for his roles as Nightcrawler in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Fegan Floop in the ''Film/SpyKids'' movie series, and Boris Grishenko in ''Film/GoldenEye''

His stage appearances include ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the Broadway revival of ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' and ''Theatre/DesignForLiving''. In 2000 he directed ''The Anniversary Party'', in which he starred along with Jennifer Jason Leigh. In 2002 he wrote a novel, ''Tommy's Tale''. He currently stars as Eli Gold in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' and is the current host of ''[[{{Series/Masterpiece}} Masterpiece Mystery]]'' on Creator/{{PBS}}.
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!!His filmography includes:
* CircleOfFriends
* ''Film/GoldenEye'' (1995)
* ''Film/SpiceWorld'' (1997)
* ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' (1998)
* ''Film/EyesWideShut'' (1999)
* ''Titus'' (1999)
* ''TheAnniversaryParty'' (which he also directed)
* ''Film/SpyKids'' (2001)
* ''JosieAndThePussycats'' (2001)
* ''NicholasNickleby'' (2003)
* ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' (2003)
* ''[[Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical]]'' (2005)
* ''Series/TinMan'' (2007)
* ''Film/{{Burlesque}}'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series
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!!This actor provides examples of:
* ComicallyMissingThePoint/ ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: He demanded a retraction re: a Wall Street Journal article that [[http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/segments/4916 that suggested]] that he wore a [[GagPenis codpiece]] as the Emcee.
* DyeingForYourArt: Quite often, the most prominent example in ''X2''. He had his limits, apparently; even in the behind-the-scenes footage, he stated he couldn't go through the makeup process again for the next film. This trope was the main reason he did not reprise the role for ''The Last Stand''.
* FakeNationality: Constantly. As a Scotsman he's played an American, a Brit (an American pretending to be a Brit), a German and a Russian just to name a few.
* KnightFever: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire Order of the British Empire]].
* LargeHam: Playing Boris Grishenko in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
* MamasBoy: Big time.
* RuleOfSeanConnery: Must be a recurring thing with Scottish actors.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: At his own last name, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmdJEjJxYOY this]] cologne commercial. And yes it [[http://cbihateperfume.com/shop/2nd-alan-cumming/ actually exists]].
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