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Michael Shannon

Born: August 7, 1974, Lexington, Kentucky - USA

Michael Corbett Shannon is an American actor and musician.

He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in “Revolutionary Road” (2008) and “Nocturnal Animals” (2016).

He earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in “99 Homes” (2014), and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Long Day's Journey into Night (2016).

Shannon made his film debut in 1993 with “Groundhog Day” and received widespread attention for his performance in “8 Mile” (2002).

He is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. His projects include “Pearl Harbor” (2001), “Bad Boys II” (2003), Bug” (2006), “Before the Devil Knows You're Dead” (2007), “The Iceman” (2012), “Man of Steel” (2013) and “The Shape of Water” (2017).

Shannon is a frequent collaborator of Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: “Shotgun Stories” (2007), “Take Shelter” (2011), “Mud” (2012), “Midnight Special” and “Loving” (both 2016).

He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO period drama series “Boardwalk Empire” (2010–2014), for which he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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12 Strong (2018)

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A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

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State Like Sleep (2018)

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Following the death of her husband, Katherine travels to Brussels, where a few loose ends become a whole web of secrets as she untangles her late spouse’s mysterious last days alive.

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In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

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The Current War (2017)

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Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

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The Shape of Water (2017)

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An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

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Pottersville (2017)

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Maynard, a beloved local businessman is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. When Brock Masterson, reality TV’s “Monster Hunter,” arrives to hunt the beast, Maynard agonizes over whether to come clean, destroying the rebirth of his beloved town, or perpetuate the inadvertent hoax.

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Loving (2016)

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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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Midnight Special (2016)

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A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

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Elvis & Nixon (2016)

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This comedy is centered around the famous meeting between Nixon and Elvis at the Whitehouse in 1970, resulting in Elvis being deputized as a Federal Agent at Large in the Bureau of Narcotics.

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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A woman named Susan receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband — a man she left 20 years earlier — asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor whose family vacation turns violent.

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Frank & Lola (2016)

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A seductive and intense noir romance for our times, FRANK & LOLA is the story of two people locked in a battle of passion and obsession. When talented chef Frank meets aspiring fashion designer Lola, he is instantly and violently in love. As the secrets of Lola’s dark past are revealed, the lovers are drawn into a web of sex, jealousy and revenge. With outstanding performances from Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots, FRANK & LOLA is a haunting examination of love, obsession and domination that weaves a twisted yet irresistible spell.

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Freeheld (2015)

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New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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She's Funny That Way (2015)

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From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella \Izzy\ Patterson (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy's therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold's playwright Joshua Fleet (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy.

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99 Homes (2015)

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After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.

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Young Ones (2014)

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In a future where water is scarce, a farmer (Michael Shannon) defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.

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Man of Steel (2013)

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A young boy learns he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, when the world is threatened, he must emerge as a hero and the symbol of hope for all mankind.

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The Harvest (2013)

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Maryann (an impressive Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents after she's orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton). Maryann's persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house... Morton as the boy's overprotective surgeon mom is the stuff of great screen villainy-at once utterly monstrous and tragically desperate-so much so that she makes even frequent heavy Michael Shannon, as the more subdued dad, pale in comparison.

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Premium Rush (2012)

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When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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The Iceman (2012)

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The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

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Mud (2012)

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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they are separated and sent to different relatives.

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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

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The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

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Take Shelter (2011)

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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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13 (2010)

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A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

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The Runaways (2010)

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Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success, with Joan as the band's hard-rocking heart, and Cherie as the sex kitten. However, the teens' stormy relationship threatens the band's future.

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Jonah Hex (2010)

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Gunsliger Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is appointed by President Ulysses Grant to track down terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich), a former Confederate officer determined on unleashing hell on earth. Jonah not only secures freedom by accepting this task, he also gets revenge on the man who slayed his wife and child. Megan Fox plays a prostitute as well as Jonah Hexs love interst in the film.

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Boardwalk Empire (2010)

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Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

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The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)

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Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. McDonagh finds himself involved with a drug dealer who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.

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The Missing Person (2009)

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Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City.

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Revolutionary Road (2008)

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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

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Shotgun Stories (2007)

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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family.

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.

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World Trade Center (2006)

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On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

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Bug (2006)

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A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again - until the first bugs arrive...

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American Gun (2005)

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Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

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Dead Birds (2004)

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A group of Confederate soldiers who hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

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The Woodsman (2004)

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A pedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

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Bad Boys II (2003)

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Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reunite as out-of-control trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force. Bullets fly, cars crash, and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Lawrence discovers that playboy Smith is secretly romancing his sexy sister Syd.

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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

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Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a wanna-be musician, get mixed-up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go all wrong when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

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Grand Theft Parsons (2003)

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There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. And from his dying came a story. A story from deep within folklore; a story of friendship, honour and adventure; a story so extraordinary that if it didn't really happen, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times.

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8 Mile (2002)

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Rap icon Eminem stars in this semi-autobiographical tale of a white kid struggling in the hip-hop scene of 1995 Detroit. 8 Mile is filled with scintillating rap battles and is filmed in a gritty style which perfectly captures urban decay. Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, and Mekhi Phifer deliver powerful perfomances. Academy Award®-winner Curtis Hanson directs.

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High Crimes (2002)

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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes.

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

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The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japans devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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Vanilla Sky (2001)

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David Aames (Tom Cruise) has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia (Penelope Cruz), his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

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Cecil B. Demented (2000)

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An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

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Groundhog Day (1993)

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A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

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Trading Places (1983)

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A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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