Filmography Ed Harris

Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, known for his performances in The Rock, The Right Stuff, The Abyss, Glengarry Glen Ross, Apollo 13, Pollock, Enemy at the Gates, and The Truman Show, among many others. 
Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son of Margaret, a travel agent, and Robert L. Harris, who sang with the Fred Waring chorus and worked at the bookstore of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has an older brother, Robert, and a younger brother, Spencer. Harris was raised in a middle class Presbyterian family. He graduated from Tenafly High School in 1969, where he played on the football team, serving as the team's captain in his senior year. He was a star athlete in high school and competed in athletics at Columbia University in 1969. Two years later his family moved to Oklahoma and he followed after having discovered his interest in acting in various theater plays. He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to study drama. After several successful roles in the local theater, he moved to Los Angeles, California, and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts. 
Harris has been married to actress Amy Madigan since 1983. They have a daughter named Lily. 
Harris's first important film role was in Borderline with Charles Bronson. In Knightriders he played a motorcycle stunt rider in a role modeled after that of King Arthur. In 1983, he became a star, playing NASA astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff; in 1995 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of NASA mission director Gene Kranz, in the film Apollo 13. Further Oscar nominations arrived in 1999, 2001 and 2003, for The Truman Show, Pollock and The Hours, respectively. More recently, he appeared as a vengeful mobster in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. He also had a role alongside Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman in Gone, Baby, Gone, directed by actor Ben Affleck. In 2007 he appeared in National Treasure: Book of Secrets as Mitch Wilkinson. 
Harris has shown interest in directing. He made his debut in 2000 with Pollock, as well as directing various plays. Harris has also starred in television adaptations of Riders of the Purple Sage (1996) and Empire Falls (2005). 
Harris also has an active stage acting career. Most notably, he starred in the production of Neil LaBute's one-man play Wrecks at the Public Theater in New York City. Wrecks premiered at the Everyman Theater in Cork, Ireland and then in the US at the Public Theater in New York. He has been nominated for several major awards for this role.

Filmography Ed Harris

Man on a Ledge - Thriller
February 2012

Man on a Ledge

Thriller Directed by: Asger LethWith: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell,...Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) was an honest cop. Now he's in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Desperate, he seizes the first chance to escape. Hours later, he is freshly shaven in an expensive suit, standing on a window ledge high above New York City. As a crowd gathers below, police cordon... Read more...
Appaloosa - Drama, Western
January 2009


Drama, Western Directed by: Ed HarrisWith: Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger,...Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen star as a pair of lawmen out to tame a chaotic Western town from the throws of a criminal rancher in Appaloosa, an adaptation of the Robert B. Parker novel that puts Harris back behind the camera for the second time after his acclaimed directorial debut with Pollock.... Read more...
Copying Beethoven - Drama
August 2007

Copying Beethoven

Drama Directed by: Agnieszka HollandWith: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Joe Anderson,...Young Anna Holz (Kruger), a student at the Vienna Music Conservatory is summoned to the offices of Herr Schlemmer, Beethoven's publisher. His Ninth Symphony is about to be premiered and Schlemmer, who is dying of cancer, needs a copyist to complete the score. Anna eagerly accepts, despite his... Read more...

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