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Anson Mount

Highest Rated:   81% Tully (2002)
Lowest Rated:   5% Hick (2012)
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Birthplace:   White Bluff, Tennessee, USA
Trained theater actor Anson Mount hesitated to audition for his breakthrough film role in the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads (2002), fearing that the project was too cheesy and mainstream. Yet, a little prodding from Spears fan Robert De Niro convinced him otherwise and the 29-year-old Mount was soon America's newest teen heartthrob. Born Anson Adams Mount II in Prospect Heights, IL, Mount is the only child of former professional golfer Nancy Smith and late Playboy Magazine sports editor Anson Mount II. He grew up in White Bluff, TN, and attended Dickson County High School in nearby Dickson, where he landed his first acting role as a supporting player in a school play. After graduating in 1991, Mount enrolled at Tennessee's University of the South, joined a fraternity, and dedicated himself to performance art and theater. He went on to earn a master's degree in fine arts and acting from Columbia University and then joined the New York City theater scene. Mount first made headlines in 1998, when he starred as Joshua, a gay character who represents a modern-day Jesus, in playwright Terrence McNally's controversial Corpus Christi. Over 1,000 protesters representing religious groups turned out for the play's much-hyped opening performance, which then received scathing reviews from right-wing and left-wing newspapers alike. In 1999, Mount made his television debut in a guest spot on Fox's Ally McBeal and then took a memorable turn in an episode of HBO's Sex in the City. The part led to a recurring role on the NBC drama Third Watch in 2000. That same year, he appeared on film in Boiler Room with Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Affleck, played the title role in Hillary Birmingham's The Truth About Tully, and portrayed a driven student filmmaker in the sequel to Urban Legends, Urban Legends: Final Cut. After working on 2001's forgettable Poolhall Junkies with Chazz Palminteri and Rick Shroder, Mount earned a part in the star-studded City by the Sea, with Robert De Niro, Patti Lupone, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, and Francis McDormand. Mount was on the set of City by the Sea, reading the screenplay to Tamra Davis' Crossroads, when De Niro asked about the script. Mount explained that he was up for the part of Britney Spears' love interest in the film, but he had doubts about the project. De Niro told Mount not to be foolish, and agreed to help the young actor rehearse by reading Spears' lines. Mount landed the role, and even appeared in the pages of Teen and Seventeen magazines, but he did not allow himself to be pigeonholed as a mainstream actor: Around the time of Crossroads' highly publicized opening, he sealed a deal to appear in a film to be directed by the notoriously unconventional Peter Greenaway.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
42% Mr. Right
  • Richard Cartigan
$25.9k 2016
9% The Forger
  • Keegan
2015
11% Supremacy
  • Sobecki
2015
21% Visions
  • David Maddox
2015
59% Non-Stop
  • Jack Hammond
$80.5M 2014
40% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • Garth
2013
5% Hick
  • Nick McMullen
2012
57% Safe
  • Alex Rosen
$17.2M 2012
50% Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
  • Actor
2012
44% Code Name: Geronimo
  • Cherry
2012
38% Cook County
  • Uncle Bump
  • Producer
$8.1k 2011
40% Straw Dogs
  • Coach Milkens
$10.4M 2011
52% Last Night
  • Neal
$0.1M 2011
29% Burning Palms
  • Tom
2011
No Score Yet The Two Mr. Kissels
  • Rob Kissel
2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
  • Tex Woods Jr.
2007
No Score Yet Warrior Class
  • Actor
2007
75% In Her Shoes
  • Todd
$32.9M 2005
No Score Yet The Warrior Class
  • Alec
2005
41% The Battle of Shaker Heights
  • Miner Weber
2003
81% Tully
  • Tully Coates Jr.
2002
48% City by the Sea
  • Dave Simon
$22.4M 2002
34% Poolhall Junkies
  • Chris
$0.6M 2002
14% Crossroads
  • Ben
$37.1M 2002
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut
  • Toby Belcher
$21.1M 2000
67% Boiler Room
  • Broker
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hell on Wheels
2011-2016
  • Cullen Bohannon
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
21% Red Widow
2013
  • Evan Walraven
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Vitas
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Reverend Sterling
  • 2007
86% Lost
2004-2010
  • Kevin
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Tony Macken
  • 2004
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Paul Hayden
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Kevin Wah
  • 1999

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