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Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances, and his gravelly voice.

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Christopher W. Walton "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances, and his gravelly voice.


Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances and his gravelly voice.

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Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances performances, and his gravelly voice.


* 2014 ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' as Norman Osborn

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* 2014 ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' as Norman OsbornOsborn
* 2016 ''Film/LiveByNight'' as Chief Figgis
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* 1987 ''Film/{{Matewan}}'' as Joe Kenehan


* 2010 ''Theatre/TheTempest'' as Antonio

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* 2010 ''Theatre/TheTempest'' ''Film/{{The Tempest|2010}}'' as Antonio


Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career as a [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]] with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances and his gravelly voice.

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Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career as a [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]] with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances and his gravelly voice.

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Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He began his career as a [[HeyItsThatGuy That Guy]] with strong supporting performances in film and television, becoming relatively well-known among critics and audiences during the 1980s. Following his role as troubled military patriarch Colonel Fitts in Sam Mendes' ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', he became critically acclaimed and would go on to win an Academy Award for his role as orchid thief John Laroche in Creator/CharlieKaufman's ''Film/{{Adaptation}}''. Cooper is generally known for playing authority figures with HiddenDepths, his intense yet restrained performances and his gravelly voice.
!Notable Roles
* 1996 ''Film/LoneStar'' as Sam
* 1996 ''Film/ATimeToKill'' as Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
* 1998 ''Film/GreatExpectations'' as Joe
* 1998 ''Film/TheHorseWhisperer'' as Frank Booker
* 1999 ''Film/OctoberSky'' as John Hickam
* 1999 ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' as Colonel Fitts
* 2000 ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene'' as Lieutenant Gerke
* 2000 ''Film/ThePatriot'' as Col. Harry Burwell
* 2002 ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' as Conklin
* 2002 ''Film/{{Adaptation}}'' as John Laroche
* 2003 ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}'' as Tom Smith
* 2004 ''Film/SilverCity'' as Dickie Pilager
* 2005 ''Film/{{Capote}}'' as Alvin Dewey
* 2005 ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' as Lt. Col. Kazinski
* 2005 ''Film/{{Syriana}}'' as Jimmy Pope
* 2007 ''Film/{{Breach}}'' as Robert Hanssen
* 2007 ''Film/TheKingdom'' as Grant Sykes
* 2008 ''Film/NewYorkILoveYou'' as Alex
* 2009 ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' as Douglas
* 2010 ''Film/TheCompanyMen'' as Phil Woodward
* 2010 ''Film/RememberMe'' as Sgt. Neil Craig
* 2010 ''Film/TheTown'' as Stephen [=MacRay=]
* 2010 ''Theatre/TheTempest'' as Antonio
* 2011 ''Film/TheMuppets'' as Tex Richman
* 2012 ''Film/MeaMaximaCulpaSilenceInTheHouseOfGod'' as Gary (voice)
* 2013 ''Film/AugustOsageCounty'' as Charlie Aiken
* 2014 ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' as Norman Osborn

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