Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Highest Rated: 100% Signature Move (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Pottersville (2017)

Birthday: Aug 07, 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
Mud
The Shape of Water 99 Homes
Take Shelter
Shotgun Stories
Loving
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 43% The Quarry Chief Moore (Character) - 2020
36% 95% Echo Boomers Mel Donnelly (Character) - 2020
97% 92% Knives Out Walt Thrombey (Character) $165.4M 2019
60% 79% The Current War: Director's Cut George Westinghouse (Character) $6M 2019
37% 16% State Like Sleep Edward (Character) $2.8K 2018
32% 23% Fahrenheit 451 Beatty (Character) - 2018
86% 82% What They Had Nick (Character),
Executive Producer
$254.4K 2018
0% 66% Pottersville Maynard (Character) - 2017
100% 89% Signature Move Executive Producer $28.1K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble No More The Preacher (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pottersville Unknown (Character) - 2017
92% 72% The Shape of Water Richard Strickland (Character) $63.3M 2017
31% 15% Salt and Fire Matt Riley (Character) - 2016
28% 63% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zod (Character) $330.2M 2016
20% 65% Poor Boy Blayde Griggs (Character) $30.3K 2016
83% 67% Midnight Special Roy (Character) $3.7M 2016
36% 44% Wolves Lee Keller (Character) - 2016
51% 24% Complete Unknown Tom (Character) $166.8K 2016
69% 42% Frank & Lola Frank (Character) $5.7K 2016
76% 57% Elvis & Nixon Elvis (Character),
Executive Producer
$1M 2016
88% 76% Loving Grey Villet (Character) $7.6M 2016
73% 73% Nocturnal Animals Bobby Andes (Character) $10.4M 2016
49% 54% Freeheld Dane Wells (Character) $533K 2015
69% 61% The Night Before Mr. Green (Character) $43M 2015
47% 34% Young Ones Ernest Holm (Character) - 2014
44% 35% She's Funny That Way Policeman Macy's (Character) $106.4K 2014
92% 78% 99 Homes Rick Carver (Character) $1.4M 2014
56% 75% Man of Steel General Zod (Character) $291M 2013
72% 42% The Harvest Richard (Character) - 2013
97% 80% Mud Galen (Character) $21.6M 2013
66% 62% The Iceman Richard Kuklinski (Character) $1.9M 2012
74% 60% Premium Rush Bobby Monday (Character) $20.3M 2012
92% 81% Take Shelter Curtis LaForche (Character) $1.7M 2011
83% 42% Return Mike (Character) - 2011
28% 62% Machine Gun Preacher Donnie (Character) $537.6K 2011
20% 18% The Broken Tower Emile (Character) - 2011
12% 20% Jonah Hex Doc Cross Williams (Character) $10.5M 2010
8% 34% 13 Henry (Character) - 2010
69% 55% The Runaways Kim Fowley (Character) $3.6M 2010
65% 44% The Missing Person John Rosow (Character) $17.6K 2009
53% 53% The Greatest Jordan Walker (Character) $115.9K 2009
86% 57% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Mundt (Character) $1.7M 2009
49% 44% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Brad McCullum (Character) - 2009
67% 71% Revolutionary Road John Givings (Character) $22.9M 2008
88% 71% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Dex (Character) $7.1M 2007
90% 80% Shotgun Stories Son Hayes (Character) $45.7K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackbird Murl (Character) - 2007
13% 48% Let's Go to Prison Lynard (Character) $4.6M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvelous John (Character) - 2006
62% 34% Bug Peter (Character) $7M 2006
67% 60% World Trade Center Dave Karnes (Character) $70.2M 2006
88% 77% The Woodsman Rosen (Character) $1.6M 2004
56% 40% Dead Birds Clyde (Character) - 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
31% 50% High Crimes Abbott (Character) $41.5M 2002
0% 53% New Port South Stanton (Character) - 2001
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Gooz (Character) $198.5M 2001
42% 72% Vanilla Sky Aaron (Character) $100.6M 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Perfect Strangers Napoleon (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2020 2014
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2018
95% 78% The Little Drummer Girl Martin Kurtz (Character) 2018
88% 54% Room 104 Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017-2018
70% 74% Waco Gary Noesner (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talent Theatre Guest 2018
No Score Yet 42% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015-2016
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 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Nelson Van Alden (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vine Talk Guest 2011
78% 91% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Avery Shaw (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1999
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 No Score Yet The Bill Night Watchman (Character) 1994 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 70% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dempsey and Makepeace Unknown (Character) 1986
47% 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 No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979

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