Michael Shannon

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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor and musician. He made his film debut opposite Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993) and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002), where he portrayed the boyfriend of Eminem's character's mother (Kim Basinger). Shannon is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. Notable projects include Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Iceman (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Elvis & Nixon (2016). He is a frequent collaborator with 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/George Mueller in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014).

Shannon has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for Revolutionary Road (2008) and again for Nocturnal Animals (2016). 99 Homes (2014) further earned him nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2007: Son Hayes - Shotgun Stories
2009: John Rosow - The Missing Person
2009: Brad McCullum - My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
2011: Curtis LaForche - Take Shelter
2012: Richard Kuklinski - The Iceman
2014: Ernest Holm - Young Ones
2016: Frank Reilly - Frank & Lola
2016: Lee Keller - Wolves
2016: Roy Tomlin - Midnight Special
2017: Maynard Greiger - Pottersville
2007: Peter Evans - Bug
2018: Chief Warrant Officer Hal Spencer - 12 Strong
2012: Bobby Monday - Premium Rush
2012: Mike - Return
2013: Richard - The Harvest
2010: Herbert White - Herbert White
2016: Elvis Presley - Elvis & Nixon
2019: Edward - State Like Sleep
2016: Tom Brayton - Complete Unknown
1997: Jimmy - The Ride
2004: Walt - Zamboni Man
2016: Matt Riley - Salt and Fire
2019: George Westinghouse - The Current War
2018: Nicky - What They Had
2018: Captain Beatty - Fahrenheit 451
2018: Stanton - Long Way Back Home
Coach Jack Murphy - Swing
2010: Kim Fowley - The Runaways
2013: General Zod - Man of Steel
2014: Rick Carver - 99 Homes
2018: Blayde Griggs - Poor Boy
2016: Grey Villet - Loving
2016: Bobby Andes - Nocturnal Animals
2017: Richard Strickland - The Shape of Water
Echo Boomers
2020: Chief Moore - The Quarry
2017: Himself - Ballad of a Righteous Merchant
2005: Clyde - Dead Birds
2007: Murl - Blackbird
2000: Mullitt
2013: Avicii - Choose You
2012: Just Mike - Happy Hour
2004: Bobby Matherson - Water
2002: Greg Buehl - 8 Mile
2003: Frankie Lombardo - Kangaroo Jack
2015: Dane Wells - Freeheld
2017: Himself - Bob Dylan: Trouble No More
2019: Walt Thrombey - Knives Out
2019: Don McGahn - The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts
2008: John Givings - Revolutionary Road
2010: Doc Cross Williams - Jonah Hex
2007: Dex - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
2004: Rosen - The Woodsman
2006: Lynard - Let's Go to Prison
2004: Larry Oster-Berg - Grand Theft Parsons
2008: John - Marvelous
1992: Patrick Mulligan - Angel Street
2006: Dave Karnes - World Trade Center
1999: Dundun - Jesus' Son
2011: Donnie - Machine Gun Preacher
2013: Galen - Mud
2015: Mr. Green - The Night Before
2000: Sgt. Filmore - Tigerland
2018: Himself - Friedkin Uncut
(rumored) - Untitled David O. Russell Film
2020: Making a Murder
2003: Floyd Poteet - Bad Boys II
2007: Ray Zumbro - Lucky You
1992: Young Man - Overexposed
2010: Henry - 13
2000: Maurice - The Photographer
2000: Petie - Cecil B. Demented
2011: The Tycoon - Touch of Evil
2001: Aaron - Vanilla Sky
2012: Emile - The Broken Tower
1997: Crack Head - Chicago Cab
2001: Stanton - New Port South
1993: Fred - Groundhog Day
2002: Troy Abbott - High Crimes
2009: Mundt - The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
2001: Gooz Wood - Pearl Harbor
2009: Jordan Walker - The Greatest
2004: Gene - Criminal
2015: Policeman Macy's - She's Funny That Way
2014: Spike - They Came Together
1996: D.C. Flower Delivery Man - Chain Reaction

TV CREDITS:
1996: Early Edition
1999: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2010: Nelson Van Alden - Boardwalk Empire
2018: Gary Noesner - Waco
2015: Lip Sync Battle
2018: Martin Kurtz - The Little Drummer Girl
1997: Himself - The View
2014: Himself - Off Camera with Sam Jones