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Actor Philip Baker Hall has appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia. He also played a Joe Friday-type cop in an episode of Seinfeld on the trail of overdue library books.
He's starring in the new film Die Mommie Die! directed by Mark Rucker and written by Charles Busch, who also stars in the film. The film blends melodrama, mystery and comedy. Hall has also appeared in director Paul Thomas Anderson's films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights and Magnolia. He also played a Joe Friday-type cop in an episode of Seinfeld, on the trail of overdue library books.