Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Highest Rated: 100% Signature Move (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% New Port South (2001)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
41% 44% The Quarry Chief Moore (Character) - 2020
31% 97% Echo Boomers Mel Donnelly (Character) - 2020
97% 92% Knives Out Walt Thrombey (Character) $165.4M 2019
61% 79% The Current War: Director's Cut George Westinghouse (Character) $6M 2019
37% 16% State Like Sleep Edward (Character) $2.8K 2018
86% 83% What They Had Nick (Character),
Executive Producer
$254.4K 2018
33% 23% Fahrenheit 451 Beatty (Character) - 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% 14% Salt and Fire Matt Riley (Character) - 2016
29% 62% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zod (Character) $330.2M 2016
33% 45% Wolves Lee Keller (Character) - 2016
84% 67% Midnight Special Roy (Character) $3.7M 2016
52% 24% Complete Unknown Tom (Character) $166.8K 2016
20% 68% Poor Boy Blayde Griggs (Character) $30.3K 2016
69% 42% Frank & Lola Frank (Character) $5.7K 2016
77% 57% Elvis & Nixon Elvis (Character),
Executive Producer
$1M 2016
89% 76% Loving Grey Villet (Character) $7.6M 2016
74% 73% Nocturnal Animals Bobby Andes (Character) $10.4M 2016
48% 54% Freeheld Dane Wells (Character) $533K 2015
68% 61% The Night Before Mr. Green (Character) $43M 2015
50% 34% Young Ones Ernest Holm (Character) - 2014
93% 78% 99 Homes Rick Carver (Character) $1.4M 2014
44% 35% She's Funny That Way Policeman Macy's (Character) $106.4K 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
27% 62% Machine Gun Preacher Donnie (Character) $537.6K 2011
83% 42% Return Mike (Character) - 2011
20% 18% The Broken Tower Emile (Character) - 2011
8% 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
64% 44% The Missing Person John Rosow (Character) $17.6K 2009
53% 53% The Greatest Jordan Walker (Character) $115.9K 2009
85% 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
12% 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
50% 40% Dead Birds Clyde (Character) - 2004
46% 52% Grand Theft Parsons Larry Oster-Berg (Character) - 2003
8% 29% Kangaroo Jack Frankie the Vermin (Character) - 2003
23% 78% Bad Boys II Floyd Poteet (Character) $138.4M 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 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2018
95% 77% The Little Drummer Girl Martin Kurtz (Character) 2018
88% 52% Room 104 Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018
No Score Yet 25% 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 40% 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 No Score Yet Jon Glaser Loves Gear Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Avery Shaw (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dempsey and Makepeace Unknown (Character) 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 No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979

QUOTES FROM Michael Shannon CHARACTERS

Roy says: The only thing I ever believed in was Alton.

Rick Carver says: Don't get emotional about real estate, they're just boxes, little boxes, big boxes. The more boxes you own the better.

Rick Carver says: America doesn't bail out losers.

Rick Carver says: What'd you think it was going to mean working for me?

Rick Carver says: When you work for me, you're mine.

General Zod says: Our damnation became our salvation.

General Zod says: There's only one way this ends, Kal. Either you die, or I do.

General Zod says: If you love these people so much, then you can mourn for them!

General Zod says: If you love these people so much, then you can mourn for them!

John Rosow says: Gee, sunglasses that light up in the dark.

Greg Buehl says: He got fired from the pizza place.

Jimmy Smith Jr. AKA Rabbit says: But, at least, I have a fuckin' job.

General Zod says: I was bred to be a warrior, Kal. Trained my entire life to master my senses. Where did you train? On a farm?

Richard Kuklinski says: You see the Iceman crying?

General Zod says: I was bred to be a warrior, Kal. Trained my entire life to master my senses. Where did you train? On a farm?!

General Zod says: I was bred to be a warrior, Kal. Trained my entire life to master my senses. Where did you train? On a farm?

General Zod says: Where is the Codex?

Martha Kent says: Go to hell!

General Zod says: Your son, Lara, where have you sent him?

Lara Lor-Van says: His name is Kal, son of El. And he is forever beyond your reach.

Jor-El says: My son is twice the man you are. He will finish what we started, I can promise you that.

General Zod says: Tell me, you have Jor-El's consciousness. But can you experience his pain? I will harvest the codec from your son's corpse, and rebuild Krypton atop his bones.

Jor-El says: Our people can co-exist!

General Zod says: So we can suffer through years of pain trying to adapt like your son has?

Jor-El says: Your talking about genocide?

General Zod says: Yes! And I'm arguing about it with a ghost.

General Zod says: Look at this. We could have rebuilt Krypton on this planet, but you chose the humans over us. I exist only to protect Krypton. That is the soul purpose for which I was born. And every action I take, no matter how violent or how cruel, is for the greater good of my people. And now, I have no people. My soul, that is what you have taken from me!

General Zod says: Lara, listen to me! The Codex is Krypton's future! Abort the launch!

General Zod says: What have you done?

Jor-El says: We've had a child, Zod. A boy child. Krypton's first natural birth in centuries, and he will be free, free to forge his own destiny.

General Zod says: Heresy! Destroy it!

General Zod says: Your father equipped himself with great honor Kal.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: You killed my father?

General Zod says: I did. And not a day goes by that it does not haunt me. But if I had to do it again I would. I have a duty to my people, and I will not allow anyone to prevent me from carrying it out!

General Zod says: If you love these people so much, you can mourn for them!

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: Don't do this! Stop! Don't!

General Zod says: Never!

General Zod says: No matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: I won't betray them.

General Zod says: You already have.

General Zod says: If you love these people so much, you can mourn for them!

Curtis says: I still take off my boots not to wake her.

Samantha says: I still whisper.

General Zod says: I was bred for this! I was trained all my life to be a warrior! Where did you train, A FARM?

General Zod says: I was bred for this! I was trained all my life to be a warrior! Where did you train? A farm?

General Zod says: You have no idea how long we've been searching for you.

Jor-El says: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!

General Zod says: What I should have done years ago.

Clark Kent/Kal-El says: I won't betray them.

General Zod says: You already have.

General Zod says: You believe your son is safe? I will find him!

Jor-El says: What are you doing Zod? This is madness!

General Zod says: What I should have done years ago. These lawmakers with their endless debates, have led krypton to ruin!

Jor-El says: And if your forces prevail? You'll be the leader of nothing!

General Zod says: Then join me, help me save our race. We'll start a new, we'll sever the degenerative bloodline that led us to this state.

Jor-El says: And who will decide which bloodline survives on, you?

General Zod says: You think you're son is safe? I WILL FIND HIM!

General Zod says: You think your son is safe? I WILL FIND HIM!

General Zod says: Not matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people.

General Zod says: No matter how violent, every action I take is for the greater good of my people.

Superman says: I won't betray them!

General Zod says: You already have.

General Zod says: My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you, but he is not one of you. To those of you who know his location, the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El, I say this: Surrender within 24 hours, or watch this world suffer the consequences.

General Zod says: I will find him!

John Givings says: I'm glad I'm not gonna be that kid.

General Zod says: You think your son is safe? I will find him!

Bobby Monday says: I'm chasing a bicycle ha he!

Curtis LaForche says: What if it's not ended?

Wilee says: Who the hell are you?

Bobby Monday says: Somebody you don't want to f*** with.

John Givings says: Hopeless emptiness. Now you've said it. Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.

Curtis says: You think I'm crazy? Well, listen up, there's a storm coming like nothing you've ever seen, and not a one of you is prepared for it.

Curtis LaForche says: "Next vacation, we're going to the mountains."

Curtis LaForche says: Next vacation, we're going to the mountains.

Curtis says: "Is anyone else seeing this?"

Curtis says: Is anyone else seeing this?

Frankie says: [While getting arrested] You pangy ass retards are dead. You hear me? Dead! I'll slaughter you like veal! I'll wear your eyeballs like jewelry!

Frankie says: [while getting arrested] You pangy ass retards are dead. You hear me? Dead! I'll slaughter you like veal! I'll wear your eyeballs like jewelry!

Frankie says: Say good night.

Curtis LaForche says: [Prophetic] There's a storm comin'!

Curtis LaForche says: [prophetic] There's a storm comin'!

Greg Buehl says: He got fired from a pizza place

Greg Buehl says: He got fired from a pizza place.

Jimmy Smith Jr. AKA Rabbit says: Yo at least i got a f****** job

Jimmy Smith Jr. AKA Rabbit says: At least I got a f*****g job.

Curtis LaForche says: Sleep well in your beds! 'Cause if this thing comes true, there ain't gonna be any more!

Curtis LaForche says: [ranting angrily at a roomful of neighbors] Sleep well in your beds. 'Cause if this thing comes true, there ain't gonna be any more.

Gooz says: I got a girlfriend...

Gooz says: I got a girlfriend.

Henry says: When the bulb lights up, you shoot!

Samantha says: Tell me something... that helps me understand why your being like this.

Curtis LaForche says: There's nothing to explain.

Joan Jett says: Good fucking job. No, really, good fucking job!

Kim Fowley says: Anarchy, mayhem!

Joan Jett says: [Throws two bottles at window].

Joan Jett says: [throws two bottles at window]

Kim Fowley says: Rock and roll, baby! Come on, Joanie.

Joan Jett says: Fuck you! Fuck you! [Bangs on window]. Fuck you!

Joan Jett says: Fuck you! Fuck you! [bangs on window]. Fuck you!

Dex says: You don't look happy. Mind if I call you "Groucho"?

Andy Hanson says: No, I don't mind.

John Givings says: Hopeless emptiness. Now you've said it. Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.

Kim Fowley says: I like your style. A little Bowie, a little Bardot, and a look on your face that says I could kick the shit out of a truck driver.