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      Michael Shannon

      Michael Shannon

      Highest Rated: 100% Signature Move (2017)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 7, 1974

      Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA

      Michael Shannon was a versatile American actor who was best known for his riveting performances in films like "The Shape of Water" (2017), "Take Shelter" (2011), "99 Homes" (2014), and "Revolutionary Road" (2008), the latter of which earned Shannon his first Oscar nod. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Shannon's parents divorced when he was a young boy, so he spent time living in both Lexington and Chicago (his father was a professor at Chicago's DePaul University). Shannon eventually stayed in Chicago and became drawn to the Windy City's thriving theater scene. He started acting in his late teens, and at 19 helped co-found A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. Although theater acting was Shannon's first love (he also performed regularly at Chicago's iconic Steppenwolf Theatre), by the mid-90s he began gravitating towards film and acting work. Shannon made a cameo as a groomsman in the 1993 Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day" (1993), and appeared in two films in 1997: "The Ride" and "Chicago Cab." By the 2000s Shannon's acting career really began to pick up steam. In addition to appearing in Michael Bay's blockbuster action film "Pearl Harbor" in 2001, Shannon would go on to earn praise for his performances in "8 Mile" (2002), "Bug" (2006), and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007). In 2008 Shannon played a highly intelligent academic, who's also clinically insane, in the period drama "Revolutionary Road." The film, which also starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, earned Shannon his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In the years that followed his role in "Revolutionary Road," Shannon continued earning raves for his performances in films like "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" (2009), "Take Shelter," "Mud" (2012), and "99 Homes." In 2010 he also began earning raves for playing a prohibition-era government agent on HBO's gangster series "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010-14). With his acting career on the rise, Shannon earned his second Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 for his role in director Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" (2016). 2017 was also the year Shannon co-starred in Guillermo del Toro's fantasy drama "The Shape of Water," which would go on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The following year, in 2018, Shannon starred in two TV mini-series: "Waco" (Paramount Network, 2018) and "The Little Drummer Girl" (AMC, 2018). By 2019 Shannon had already amassed an impressive body of film and television acting work, but showed no signs of slowing down. That same year he appeared in director Rian Johnson's crime comedy "Knives Out" (2019). That film, which centers on an investigation into the death of a family patriarch, was released in late 2019.

      Highest rated movies

      Knives Out poster
      Knives Out
      Mud poster
      Mud
      99 Homes poster
      99 Homes
      The Shape of Water poster
      The Shape of Water
      Take Shelter poster
      Take Shelter
      Loving poster
      Loving
      Shotgun Stories poster
      Shotgun Stories
      Before the Devil Knows You're Dead poster
      Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flash General Zod (Character) - 2023
      33% 62% Amsterdam Unknown (Character) $14.9M 2022
      88% 94% From the Hood to the Holler Executive Producer - 2022
      53% 76% Bullet Train Unknown (Character) $103.1M 2022
      20% 26% Abandoned Unknown (Character) - 2022
      45% 32% Night's End Isaac Dees (Character) - 2022
      29% 81% Heart of Champions Coach Jack Murphy (Character),
      Producer
      $37.0K 2021
      35% 94% Echo Boomers Mel Donnelly (Character) - 2020
      43% 38% The Quarry Chief Moore (Character) - 2020
      97% 92% Knives Out Walt Thrombey (Character) $165.4M 2019
      61% 79% The Current War: Director's Cut George Westinghouse (Character) $6.0M 2019
      37% 16% State Like Sleep Edward (Character) $2.8K 2018
      87% 82% What They Had Nick (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $254.4K 2018
      31% 22% Fahrenheit 451 Beatty (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ballad of a Righteous Merchant Self - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble No More The Preacher (Character) - 2017
      100% 87% Signature Move Executive Producer $28.1K 2017
      92% 72% The Shape of Water Richard Strickland (Character) $63.3M 2017
      0% 65% Pottersville Maynard (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pottersville Unknown (Character) - 2017
      20% 65% Poor Boy Blayde Griggs (Character) $30.3K 2016
      33% 14% Salt and Fire Matt Riley (Character) - 2016
      36% 47% Wolves Lee Keller (Character) - 2016
      69% 42% Frank & Lola Frank (Character) $5.7K 2016
      74% 73% Nocturnal Animals Bobby Andes (Character) $10.4M 2016
      88% 76% Loving Grey Villet (Character) $7.6M 2016
      51% 25% Complete Unknown Tom (Character) $166.8K 2016
      76% 57% Elvis & Nixon Elvis (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $1.0M 2016
      83% 67% Midnight Special Roy (Character) $3.7M 2016
      29% 63% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zod (Character) $330.2M 2016
      69% 61% The Night Before Mr. Green (Character) $43.0M 2015
      50% 54% Freeheld Dane Wells (Character) $533.0K 2015
      93% 78% 99 Homes Rick Carver (Character) $1.4M 2014
      45% 35% She's Funny That Way Policeman Macy's (Character) $106.4K 2014
      47% 34% Young Ones Ernest Holm (Character) - 2014
      72% 41% The Harvest Richard (Character) - 2013
      56% 75% Man of Steel General Zod (Character) $291.0M 2013
      97% 80% Mud Galen (Character) $21.6M 2013
      66% 62% The Iceman Richard Kuklinski (Character) $1.9M 2012
      75% 60% Premium Rush Bobby Monday (Character) $20.3M 2012
      20% 18% The Broken Tower Emile (Character) - 2011
      83% 43% Return Mike (Character) - 2011
      92% 81% Take Shelter Curtis LaForche (Character) $1.7M 2011
      28% 62% Machine Gun Preacher Donnie (Character) $537.6K 2011
      7% 34% 13 Henry (Character) - 2010
      12% 20% Jonah Hex Doc Cross Williams (Character) $10.5M 2010
      69% 55% The Runaways Kim Fowley (Character) $3.6M 2010
      49% 44% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Brad McCullum (Character) - 2009
      53% 53% The Greatest Jordan Walker (Character) $115.9K 2009
      67% 44% The Missing Person John Rosow (Character) $17.6K 2009
      86% 57% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Mundt (Character) $1.7M 2009
      67% 71% Revolutionary Road John Givings (Character) $22.9M 2008
      88% 80% Shotgun Stories Son Hayes (Character) $45.7K 2007
      88% 71% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Dex (Character) $7.1M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackbird Murl (Character) - 2007
      61% 34% Bug Peter (Character) $7.0M 2006
      13% 48% Let's Go to Prison Lynard (Character) $4.6M 2006
      66% 60% World Trade Center Dave Karnes (Character) $70.2M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvelous John (Character) - 2006
      56% 40% Dead Birds Clyde (Character) - 2004
      88% 77% The Woodsman Rosen (Character) $1.6M 2004
      46% 52% Grand Theft Parsons Larry Oster-Berg (Character) - 2003
      23% 78% Bad Boys II Floyd Poteet (Character) $138.4M 2003
      8% 29% Kangaroo Jack Frankie the Vermin (Character) - 2003
      30% 50% High Crimes Abbott (Character) $41.5M 2002
      43% 72% Vanilla Sky Aaron (Character) $100.6M 2001
      0% 53% New Port South Stanton (Character) - 2001
      24% 66% Pearl Harbor Gooz (Character) $198.5M 2001

      TV

      Credit
      82% 65% George & Tammy George Jones (Character) 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2022
      60% 58% Nine Perfect Strangers Napoleon (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017-2018 2021
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016-2021
      No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2019
      95% 79% The Little Drummer Girl Martin Kurtz (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 55% Room 104 Unknown (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 75% Waco Gary Noesner (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 100% Jon Glaser Loves Gear Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
      No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
      92% 95% Boardwalk Empire Nelson Van Alden (Character) 2010-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Avery Shaw (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight Sweetheart Unknown (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 79% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979