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Michael Shannon

1974-08-07 Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor, producer, musician, and theatre director. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in the Sam Mendes period drama Revolutionary Road (2008) and the Tom Ford psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016). He earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in 99 Homes (2014), and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night (2016). Shannon made his film debut in 1993 with Groundhog Day and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002). He is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas such as Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), The Iceman (2012), Premium Rush (2012), The Night Before (2015), The Shape of Water (2017) and Knives Out (2019). He played Superman's Kryptonian adversary General Zod in Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and is set to reprise the role in The Flash (2022). Shannon is a frequent collaborator of Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special, and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), for which he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2021, he had a main role in the Hulu drama miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers.


The Flash General Zod 2023-06-21
Amsterdam Henry Norcross 2022-09-27
Abandoned Renner 2022-06-17
Bullet Train White Death 2022-07-03
Night's End Isaac Dees 2022-03-31
Heart of Champions Coach Jack Murphy 2021-09-16
The Quarry Chief Moore 2020-04-17
Echo Boomers Mel Donnelly 2020-11-13
Knives Out Walt Thrombey 2019-11-27
State Like Sleep Edward 2019-01-04
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts Don McGahn 2019-06-24
The Current War George Westinghouse 2018-02-01
What They Had Nick 2018-10-19
Fahrenheit 451 Captain Beatty 2018-05-12
Friedkin Uncut Himself 2018-11-05
12 Strong Chief Warrant Officer Hal Spencer 2018-01-16
Poor Boy Blayde Griggs 2018-07-13
Long Way Back Home Stanton 2018-08-20
Ballad of a Righteous Merchant Himself 2017-08-01
Pottersville Maynard Greiger 2017-11-10
Bob Dylan - Trouble No More Self 2017-10-02
The Shape of Water Richard Strickland 2017-12-01
Wolves Lee Keller 2016-10-25
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zod 2016-03-23
Frank & Lola Frank Reilly 2016-12-09
Loving Grey Villet 2016-11-04
Salt and Fire Matt Riley 2016-12-07
Complete Unknown Tom Brayton 2016-08-26
Nocturnal Animals Bobby Andes 2016-11-04
Elvis & Nixon Elvis Presley 2016-03-22
Midnight Special Roy Tomlin 2016-02-12
Freeheld Dane Wells 2015-10-02
The Night Before Mr. Green 2015-11-20
The Harvest Richard 2015-04-10
99 Homes Rick Carver 2015-09-25
She's Funny That Way Policeman Macy's 2014-08-29
Young Ones Ernest Holm 2014-06-28
They Came Together Spike 2014-06-27
Choose You Avicii 2013-11-03
Man of Steel General Zod 2013-06-12
Mud Galen 2013-04-26
Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter 2013-04-22
The Iceman Richard Kuklinski 2012-09-01
Premium Rush Bobby Monday 2012-08-24
Happy Hour Just Mike 2012-10-12
The Broken Tower Emile 2012-04-27
Take Shelter Curtis LaForche 2011-09-30
Touch of Evil The Tycoon 2011-12-06
Machine Gun Preacher Donnie 2011-09-23
Return Mike 2011-02-10
Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren Self 2010-06-28
The Runaways Kim Fowley 2010-03-19
Jonah Hex Doc Cross Williams 2010-06-18
Herbert White Herbert White 2010-02-13
13 Henry 2010-03-12
The Greatest Jordan Walker 2009-01-17
13 Scarier Movie Moments Self 2009-10-10
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Mundt 2009-09-11
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Brad McCullum 2009-12-11
The Missing Person John Rosow 2009-01-16
Marvelous John 2008-02-08
Revolutionary Road John Givings 2008-12-19
Blackbird Murl 2007-03-12
Lucky You Ray Zumbro 2007-05-01
Shotgun Stories Son Hayes 2007-10-01
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Dex 2007-09-26
World Trade Center Dave Karnes 2006-08-09
Let's Go to Prison Lynard 2006-11-17
Bug Peter Evans 2006-11-11
Zamboni Man Walt 2004-01-26
Criminal Gene 2004-10-07
Grand Theft Parsons Larry Oster-Berg 2004-06-18
Dead Birds Clyde 2004-05-19
Water Bobby Matherson 2004-11-25
The Woodsman Rosen 2004-12-24
Kangaroo Jack Frankie Lombardo 2003-01-17
Bad Boys II Floyd Poteet 2003-07-18
High Crimes Troy Abbott 2002-04-05
8 Mile Greg Buehl 2002-11-08
New Port South Stanton 2001-09-07
Pearl Harbor Gooz Wood 2001-05-21
Vanilla Sky Aaron 2001-01-22
The Photographer Maurice 2000-04-15
Cecil B. Demented Petie 2000-05-17
Tigerland Sgt. Filmore 2000-10-06
Mullitt 2000-01-20
Jesus' Son Dundun 1999-09-05
Chicago Cab Crack Head 1997-01-01
The Ride Jimmy 1997-10-01
Chain Reaction D.C. Flower Delivery Man 1996-08-02
Groundhog Day Fred 1993-02-11
Overexposed Young Man 1992-10-11
Angel Street Patrick Mulligan 1992-09-15
The Bikeriders
A Little White Lie Shriver
McCarthy Joseph McCarthy