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Encyclopedia > Chris Cooper (actor)
Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper and wife Marianne Leone Cooper
Born July 9, 1951 (1951-07-09) (age 56)
Kansas City, Missouri
Spouse(s) Marianne Leone (1983 - present) 1 child

Christopher W. Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor. He became well known in the late 1990s, having appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including American Beauty, Capote, and Seabiscuit. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 734 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2431 × 1986 pixel, file size: 3. ... Marianne Leone is an American film and television actor and screenwriter. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of romantic and paternal love, freedom, sexuality, beauty, self-liberation, existentialism, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... Capote is an Academy Award-winning 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal) on a writing assignment for The New Yorker. ... Seabiscuit is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. ...

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Biography

Early life

Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Mary Ann, a homemaker, and Charles Cooper, who served as a doctor in the United States Air Force and operated a cattle ranch.[1] He has an older brother, Chuck, and grew up as a "blue-collar cowpoke"[2] in Houston, Texas and Kansas City. Cooper attended Stephens College and the University of Missouri–Columbia, where he dual majored in the school of agriculture and the school of drama. After graduation, Cooper moved to New York City to pursue his career. Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... Houston redirects here. ... Stephens College is a liberal arts womens college located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of about 90,000 residents. ... University of Missouri redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Career

Cooper's early performances include Matewan, the 1987 picture by John Sayles, and the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove. Some of his standout[citation needed] performances include Money Train as a psychotic pyromaniac who terrifies toll booth operators, Lone Star in a rare leading role as a Texas sheriff charged with solving a decades old case, and American Beauty as a homophobic Colonel of the United States Marine Corps. While many[citation needed] felt that Cooper should have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in that film, he eventually won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2003 for playing the role of John Laroche in Adaptation. Cooper also appeared in The Bourne Identity in 2001 as a ruthless CIA special ops director, a role he reprised (in flashbacks) in The Bourne Supremacy. Matewan is a 1987 drama by John Sayles, illustrating the events of a coal mine-workers strike and attempt to unionize in 1920 in Matewan, a small town in the hills of West Virginia. ... Photo of John Sayles by Robert Birnbaum John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an independent American film director and writer who frequently takes a small part in his own and other indie films. ... Lonesome Dove, written by Larry McMurtry, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel and the first published book of the Lonesome Dove series. ... Money Train is a movie starring Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Lopez (in one of her roles before she became an accomplished singer) and Woody Harrelson. ... Property damage caused by fire Pyromania is an obsession with fire and starting fires in an intentional fashion. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Lone Star film poster Lone Star is a 1996 mystery film set in a small town in Texas. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, self-liberation, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... The Bourne Identity is a 2002 movie based on the book of the same name by Robert Ludlum. ... The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 film loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ...


Cooper was busy in 2005, having appeared in three well-received and acclaimed films: Jarhead (reuniting him with American Beauty director Sam Mendes and October Sky actor Jake Gyllenhaal), Capote and Syriana. He is in the thriller Breach, playing real-life FBI operative and spy Robert Hanssen; Cooper has said that he believes Breach is the "first studio film where they've considered me the lead" actor.[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, self-liberation, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... Sam Mendes Samuel Alexander Mendes, CBE (born August 1, 1965) is an English stage and film director born in Reading, Berkshire, England. ... October Sky is a 1999 movie based on the book Rocket Boys, an autobiographical book by Homer Hickam. ... Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal[1] (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Capote is an Academy Award-winning 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal) on a writing assignment for The New Yorker. ... Syriana is a 2005 Academy Award-winning geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. ... Breach is a 2007 film starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, and Laura Linney. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... This article is about a former FBI official and convicted spy. ...


His most recent role is as a government agent in dangerous territory alongside Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman in the action thriller The Kingdom. Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ... Jennifer Anne Garner [1] (born April 17, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award- and SAG Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American film and television actress, and producer. ... Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American actor. ... The Kingdom is an upcoming 2007 Peter Berg movie starring Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Brooke Langton. ...


Personal life

Cooper resides in Kingston, Massachusetts, with his wife, Marianne Leone Cooper, whom he married in 1983. In 1987, their son Jesse Lanier Cooper was born. Three months premature, Jesse developed a cerebral hemhorrage and cerebral palsy. After searching for the best schools for children with special needs, Cooper and Leone moved to Kingston, Massachusetts, where they became strong advocates for exceptional children.[4] Jesse was eventually mainstreamed into Silver Lake Regional High School, where he became an honor student.[5] On January 3, 2005, Jesse Cooper died from complications of cerebral palsy. A memorial fund was set up in his name, the Jesse Cooper Foundation.   Settled: 1620 â€“ Incorporated: 1726 Zip Code(s): 02364 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Marianne Leone is an American film and television actor and screenwriter. ... Silver Lake Regional High School is a public, regional high school in Massachusetts South Shore region. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cooper has described his political views as "pretty left of left".[3]


Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
Jim Broadbent
for Iris
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
2002
for Adaptation.
Succeeded by
Tim Robbins
for Mystic River

Matewan is a 1987 drama by John Sayles, illustrating the events of a coal mine-workers strike and attempt to unionize in 1920 in Matewan, a small town in the hills of West Virginia. ... Lonesome Dove, written by Larry McMurtry, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel and the first published book of the Lonesome Dove series. ... Men with Guns is an American film released in 1991 and written and directed by John Sayles. ... This Boys Life was a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Tobias Wolff. ... Money Train is a movie starring Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Lopez (in one of her roles before she became an accomplished singer) and Woody Harrelson. ... Lone Star film poster Lone Star is a 1996 mystery film set in a small town in Texas. ... A Time to Kill is the name of a 1996 feature film adaptation of the 1989 legal thriller A Time to Kill by John Grisham, author of such novels as The Rain Maker, The King of Tourts and his major work of art, The Street Lawyer. The movie was a... Breast Men is a 1997 United States Semibiographical, dark comedy film. ... Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert DeNiro, Anne Bancroft and Chris Cooper. ... The Horse Whisperer (1998) is the most boring movie of all time. ... October Sky is a 1999 movie based on the book Rocket Boys, an autobiographical book by Homer Hickam. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of romantic and paternal love, freedom, sexuality, beauty, self-liberation, existentialism, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... The Patriot is a 2000 film starring Mel Gibson and directed by Roland Emmerich. ... Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 comedy film directed by the Farrelly Brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. ... The Bourne Identity is a 2002 film loosely based on Robert Ludlums novel of the same name. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... My House in Umbria is a 2003 made for TV movie. ... Seabiscuit is a 2003 American drama film based on the best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. ... Silver City is a 2004 political satire and drama film written and directed by John Sayles. ... The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 film loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Capote is an Academy Award-winning 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal) on a writing assignment for The New Yorker. ... Syriana is a 2005 Academy Award-winning geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. ... Breach is a 2007 film starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, and Laura Linney. ... The Kingdom is an upcoming 2007 Peter Berg movie starring Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Piven, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Brooke Langton. ... Married Life (working title: Marriage) is an upcoming film directed by Ira Sachs which is scheduled for release in 2007. ... James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... Iris is a 2001 film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... Tim Robbins at Cannes, 2001 Height: 6 ft 4 in / 1. ... For other uses, see Mystic River (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/21/Chris-Cooper.html
  2. ^ Thompson, Bob. "Chris Cooper wants to do good work, not make friends", Canada.com, 2007-02-14. Retrieved on 2007-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b Dicker, Ron. "It's Time For His Close-Up", The Hartford Courant, 2007-02-18. Retrieved on 2007-02-18. 
  4. ^ http://cooperfan1.pitas.com/
  5. ^ http://kingstonobserver.com/moxie/news/currentnews/jesse-cooper-passes-away-.shtml

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Chris Cooper Biography - Fancast (1097 words)
Cooper also starred as a tough Kansas detective opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in the latter’s Oscar-winning turn as Truman Capote in 2005’s “Capote,” and was featured in a small but pivotal role as a former oil executive in the George Clooney-produced “Syriana” (2005).
Cooper also netted an Emmy nomination as the grieving brother of a terrorist attack victim who finds it difficult to bond with his niece in “My House in Umbria” (2003), and earned a SAG nomination for his turn as “Silent” Tom Smith, trainer of the famous racehorse “Seabiscuit” (2003).
Cooper’s string of good fortune was blunted by the unexpected death of his son in 2007, for which a memorial fund was established in his name.
The Kingston Observer: Chris Cooper Wins Golden Globe (762 words)
Cooper took a quick sip from a drink as his named as a nominee and kissed his wife Marianne when he was announced as the winner.
Cooper acknowledged Cage’s brilliance in his own speech, which is just the kind of gut Chris is. After many years of flirting with a breakthrough role, it finally happened for Cooper which should put his name on the demand list for many a role.
Chris is a low key, humble guy who can be seen stopping by the center post office, attending a school committee with is wife Marianne, or at the supermarket with his son Jesse.
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