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27th Jun '13 9:26:19 AM Prfnoff
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Michael Shannon (born 1974) is an American stage, film, and television actor. His best known performances are as John Givings in ''RevolutionaryRoad'' and FBI agent Nelson Van Alden in ''BoardwalkEmpire''.

Born in Kentucky to a single mother, he got his first work as an actor on the Chicago stage, at various times working for such theatre companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He eventually started to get small parts in Hollywood movies, too, notably the JerryBruckheimer-produced films ''[[BadBoys Bad Boys 2]]'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''KangarooJack''. This visibility (along with his AcademyAward nomination for ''RevolutionaryRoad'') has led to him recieving larger and more acclaimed roles in (mostly independent) films, such as ''Film/{{Bug}}'', ''Film/TheRunaways'', ''BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'', ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', ''ShotgunStories'', and ''TakeShelter''.

He is best known for his virtuoso ability to play repressed, unstable, and otherwise crazed characters. He has also been compared to ChristopherWalken for his ability to [[OneSceneWonder completely steal a movie simply by showing up.]] He played [[BigBad General Zod]] in the {{Superman}} reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and the legendary ProfessionalKiller Richard Kuklinski in ''The Iceman''.

Despite the large number of villainous roles to his name, Shannon is very much known to be a NiceGuy who loves his daughter and has a great sense of humor.
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!!His Notable Films:

* ''CecilBDemented'' (2000)
* ''8 Mile'' (2002)
* ''[[BadBoys Bad Boys 2]]'' (2003)
* ''Film/{{Bug}}'' (2006)
* ''World Trade Center'' (2006)
* ''ShotgunStories'' (2007)
* ''BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'' (2008)
* ''RevolutionaryRoad'' (2008)
* ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' (2009)
* ''MySonMySonWhatHaveYeDone'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheRunaways'' (2010)
* ''Film/JonahHex'' (2010)
* ''MachineGunPreacher'' (2011)
* ''TakeShelter'' (2011)
* ''PremiumRush'' (2012)
* ''The Iceman'' (2012)
* ''Mud'' (2013)
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)

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!!This actor provides examples of:
* BreakoutRole: His scene-stealing turn in ''RevolutionaryRoad''.
* DeletedRole: His part as a preacher who converted GeorgeWBush to evangelical Christianity was completely cut from the Creator/OliverStone-directed biopic ''Film/{{W}}''.
* DramaticReading: He did one for the infamous Delta Gamma sorority letter. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngOH9G4UPw here]].
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* MoneyDearBoy: The only reason we can think he appeared in movies like ''Film/JonahHex'', and ''13''.
* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he'd never be in ''KangarooJack'' as he's uncomfortable with the kangaroo rapping and finds it scary and evil.
* PlayingAgainstType: Despite being so well known for crazy guys, he's earned equal acclaim playing more conventional types in ''ShotgunStories'' and ''Return''.
* ProductionPosse: Often works with director Creator/JeffNichols and actor JamesFranco.
* RuleOfSeanConnery: See description. It doesn't matter how small his role or how bad the rest of it is... when Michael Shannon shows up in a movie you ''pay friggin' attention''.
* SelfDeprecation: He's completely aware of how TypeCast he is as crazy types, and isn't afraid to have fun with that, such as in [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/721586/adorable-things-with-michael-shannon.jhtml this video where he talks about adorable things]] or [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4ad20b4edf/michael-shannon-reads-the-insane-sorority-letter this Funny or Die video]] where he reads Rebecca Martinson's [[WebOriginal/DerangedSororityGirl insane sorority letter]].

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Michael Shannon (born 1974) is an American stage, film, and television actor. His best known performances are as John Givings in ''RevolutionaryRoad'' and FBI agent Nelson Van Alden in ''BoardwalkEmpire''.

Born in Kentucky to a single mother, he got his first work as an actor on the Chicago stage, at various times working for such theatre companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He eventually started to get small parts in Hollywood movies, too, notably the JerryBruckheimer-produced films ''[[BadBoys Bad Boys 2]]'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''KangarooJack''. This visibility (along with his AcademyAward nomination for ''RevolutionaryRoad'') has led to him recieving larger and more acclaimed roles in (mostly independent) films, such as ''Film/{{Bug}}'', ''Film/TheRunaways'', ''BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'', ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', ''ShotgunStories'', and ''TakeShelter''.

He is best known for his virtuoso ability to play repressed, unstable, and otherwise crazed characters. He has also been compared to ChristopherWalken for his ability to [[OneSceneWonder completely steal a movie simply by showing up.]] He played [[BigBad General Zod]] in the {{Superman}} reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and the legendary ProfessionalKiller Richard Kuklinski in ''The Iceman''.

Despite the large number of villainous roles to his name, Shannon is very much known to be a NiceGuy who loves his daughter and has a great sense of humor.
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!!His Notable Films:

* ''CecilBDemented'' (2000)
* ''8 Mile'' (2002)
* ''[[BadBoys Bad Boys 2]]'' (2003)
* ''Film/{{Bug}}'' (2006)
* ''World Trade Center'' (2006)
* ''ShotgunStories'' (2007)
* ''BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'' (2008)
* ''RevolutionaryRoad'' (2008)
* ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'' (2009)
* ''MySonMySonWhatHaveYeDone'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheRunaways'' (2010)
* ''Film/JonahHex'' (2010)
* ''MachineGunPreacher'' (2011)
* ''TakeShelter'' (2011)
* ''PremiumRush'' (2012)
* ''The Iceman'' (2012)
* ''Mud'' (2013)
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)

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!!This actor provides examples of:
* BreakoutRole: His scene-stealing turn in ''RevolutionaryRoad''.
* DeletedRole: His part as a preacher who converted GeorgeWBush to evangelical Christianity was completely cut from the Creator/OliverStone-directed biopic ''Film/{{W}}''.
* DramaticReading: He did one for the infamous Delta Gamma sorority letter. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngOH9G4UPw here]].
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* MoneyDearBoy: The only reason we can think he appeared in movies like ''Film/JonahHex'', and ''13''.
* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he'd never be in ''KangarooJack'' as he's uncomfortable with the kangaroo rapping and finds it scary and evil.
* PlayingAgainstType: Despite being so well known for crazy guys, he's earned equal acclaim playing more conventional types in ''ShotgunStories'' and ''Return''.
* ProductionPosse: Often works with director Creator/JeffNichols and actor JamesFranco.
* RuleOfSeanConnery: See description. It doesn't matter how small his role or how bad the rest of it is... when Michael Shannon shows up in a movie you ''pay friggin' attention''.
* SelfDeprecation: He's completely aware of how TypeCast he is as crazy types, and isn't afraid to have fun with that, such as in [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/721586/adorable-things-with-michael-shannon.jhtml this video where he talks about adorable things]] or [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4ad20b4edf/michael-shannon-reads-the-insane-sorority-letter this Funny or Die video]] where he reads Rebecca Martinson's [[WebOriginal/DerangedSororityGirl insane sorority letter]].
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17th Jun '13 11:26:09 AM nombretomado
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Born in Kentucky to a single mother, he got his first work as an actor on the Chicago stage, at various times working for such theatre companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He eventually started to get small parts in Hollywood movies, too, notably the JerryBruckheimer-produced films ''[[BadBoys Bad Boys 2]]'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''KangarooJack''. This visibility (along with his AcademyAward nomination for ''RevolutionaryRoad'') has led to him recieving larger and more acclaimed roles in (mostly independent) films, such as ''Film/{{Bug}}'', ''TheRunaways'', ''BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'', ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', ''ShotgunStories'', and ''TakeShelter''.

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Born in Kentucky to a single mother, he got his first work as an actor on the Chicago stage, at various times working for such theatre companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He eventually started to get small parts in Hollywood movies, too, notably the JerryBruckheimer-produced films ''[[BadBoys Bad Boys 2]]'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', and ''KangarooJack''. This visibility (along with his AcademyAward nomination for ''RevolutionaryRoad'') has led to him recieving larger and more acclaimed roles in (mostly independent) films, such as ''Film/{{Bug}}'', ''TheRunaways'', ''Film/TheRunaways'', ''BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'', ''Film/BadLieutenantPortOfCallNewOrleans'', ''ShotgunStories'', and ''TakeShelter''.



* ''TheRunaways'' (2010)

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* ''TheRunaways'' ''Film/TheRunaways'' (2010)
14th Jun '13 5:57:07 PM sayaleviathan
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* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he never be in ''KangarooJack'' as he's uncomfortable with the kangaroo rapping and finds it scary and evil.

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* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he he'd never be in ''KangarooJack'' as he's uncomfortable with the kangaroo rapping and finds it scary and evil.
14th Jun '13 12:26:40 AM sayaleviathan
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* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he never be in ''KangarooJack'' and found the kangaroo rapping very scary and evil.

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* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he never be in ''KangarooJack'' and found as he's uncomfortable with the kangaroo rapping very and finds it scary and evil.
14th Jun '13 12:24:04 AM sayaleviathan
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* OldShame: During his ''Film/ManOfSteel'' interview, he wished he never be in ''KangarooJack'' and found the kangaroo rapping very scary and evil.
12th Jun '13 8:39:49 PM sayaleviathan
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He is best known for his virtuoso ability to play repressed, unstable, and otherwise crazed characters. He has also been compared to ChristopherWalken for his ability to [[OneSceneWonder completely steal a movie simply by showing up.]] He will soon be seen playing [[BigBad General Zod]] in the upcoming {{Superman}} reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and the legendary ProfessionalKiller Richard Kuklinski in ''The Iceman''.

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He is best known for his virtuoso ability to play repressed, unstable, and otherwise crazed characters. He has also been compared to ChristopherWalken for his ability to [[OneSceneWonder completely steal a movie simply by showing up.]] He will soon be seen playing played [[BigBad General Zod]] in the upcoming {{Superman}} reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and the legendary ProfessionalKiller Richard Kuklinski in ''The Iceman''.
11th Jun '13 10:31:01 PM KevinKlawitter
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* DramaticReading: He did one for the infamous Delta Gamma sorority letter. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpHPs3TfylE here]].

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* DramaticReading: He did one for the infamous Delta Gamma sorority letter. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpHPs3TfylE com/watch?v=dngOH9G4UPw here]].
11th Jun '13 10:02:13 PM sayaleviathan
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* SelfDeprecation: He's completely aware of how TypeCast he is as crazy types, and isn't afraid to have fun with that, such as in [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/721586/adorable-things-with-michael-shannon.jhtml this video where he talks about adorable things]] or [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4ad20b4edf/michael-shannon-reads-the-insane-sorority-letter this Funny or Die video]] where he reads Rebecca Martinson's insane sorority letter.

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* SelfDeprecation: He's completely aware of how TypeCast he is as crazy types, and isn't afraid to have fun with that, such as in [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/721586/adorable-things-with-michael-shannon.jhtml this video where he talks about adorable things]] or [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4ad20b4edf/michael-shannon-reads-the-insane-sorority-letter this Funny or Die video]] where he reads Rebecca Martinson's [[WebOriginal/DerangedSororityGirl insane sorority letter.letter]].
4th May '13 1:04:55 PM KevinKlawitter
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* ProductionPosse: Often works with director Jeff Nichols and actor JamesFranco.

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* ProductionPosse: Often works with director Jeff Nichols Creator/JeffNichols and actor JamesFranco.
4th May '13 12:39:13 PM MysteriousF
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* DramaticReading: He did one for the infamous Delta Gamma sorority letter. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpHPs3TfylE here]].
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