Filmography Michael Shannon

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American stage, film, and television actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Revolutionary Road. As of 2010, he is a regular on the critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire, portraying Nelson Van Alden. 
Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a grandson of entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. His mother, Geraldine Hine, is a lawyer, and his father, Donald S. Shannon, was an accounting professor at DePaul University. He was raised by his divorced parents in both Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois. 
Shannon's first debut on film was starring as the main character in Every Mother's Nightmare's music video "House of Pain" where he played the troubled teenager who was running away from his abusive lifestyle. 
He would later become a stage actor in Chicago, where he helped found the "A Red Orchid Theatre", where he still regularly performs. He has since worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, and other acting companies. Shannon originated the role of Peter Evans in Bug in 2004 and also starred in the 2006 film adaptation with Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr, directed by William Friedkin. His roles in Bug, Killer Joe, and Man From Nebraska were written by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts. 
Shannon made his film debut with a small role in Groundhog Day in 1993 as a wedding groom. Later, he had roles in Jesus' Son, Pearl Harbor, 8 Mile and Vanilla Sky. He played the villain in Kangaroo Jack. After a role in Bad Boys II, he had a major role in Grand Theft Parsons as the hippie, Larry Oster-burg. In 2006, he played the leader of a prison white supremacist group, Lynard, in Let's Go to Prison. 
Shannon has appeared in several shows in the West End in London, including a 1997 production of Woyzeck directed by Sarah Kane. In 2008, Shannon was featured in the off-Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Little Flower of East Orange, presented by LAByrinth Theater Company and The Public Theater, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and also featuring Ellen Burstyn. 
Shannon's role in Revolutionary Road, also starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He portrayed Doc Cross Williams in the film adaptation of Jonah Hex. Shannon appeared in the 2011 film Take Shelter and received rave reviews for his performance. Shannon will play a corrupt cop in the upcoming film Premium Rush, written and directed by David Koepp. In the 2010 HBO television show Boardwalk Empire, Shannon plays the role of Federal Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden. In November 2010, he began starring in the one man play, Mistakes Were Made at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City, with performances scheduled to run through February 27, 2012. Shannon had previously performed the show in 2009 at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. In 2011, he was cast as General Zod, the villain in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel.

Filmography Michael Shannon

12 Strong - Action, Drama
February 2018

12 Strong

Action, Drama Directed by: Nicolai FuglsigWith: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael PenaWritten by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Ted Tally and Peter Craig and based on New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton's acclaimed non-fiction book, HORSE SOLDIERS is the thrilling true story of the courageous soldiers who fought a 21st century battle with archaic means and won.
Premium Rush - Action, Thriller
November 2012

Premium Rush

Action, Thriller Directed by: David KoeppWith: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon,...Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie - super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and... Read more...
Take Shelter - Drama
February 2012

Take Shelter

Drama Directed by: Jeff NicholsWith: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea WhighamCurtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who suplements... Read more...
Revolutionary Road - Drama
January 2009

Revolutionary Road

Drama Directed by: Sam MendesWith: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates,...Adapted from the revealing novel by Richard Yates, "Revolutionary Road" is an incisive portrait of an American marriage seen through the eyes of Frank (three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and April (five-time Academy Award® nominee Kate Winslet) Wheeler. Yates' story of 1950's... Read more...

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