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Ed Harris

Birth name Edward Allen Harris
Born November 28, 1950 (1950-11-28) (age 57)
Flag of the United States Tenafly, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Amy Madigan (1983-)

Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, known for his performances in The Right Stuff, The Abyss, Apollo 13, Pollock, and The Truman Show, among many others. Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an American actor. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 636 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,000 × 943 pixels, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tenafly (pronounced ) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Amy Madigan (born 11 September 1950) is an American actress who is known for her role as Annie Kinsella in the 1989 film Field of Dreams. ... 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. ... The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (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. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... The Abyss is a 1989 science fiction film which was written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. ... Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of artist Jackson Pollock. ... The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. ...

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Biography

Early & personal life

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.[1] He has an older brother, Robert, and a younger brother, Spencer. Harris was raised in a middle class Presbyterian family.[2] 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.[3][4] 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. Tenafly (pronounced ) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... Fredrick Malcolm Waring (born June 9, 1900 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, died July 29, 1984, State College, Pennsylvania) was a popular musician, bandleader, and radio and TV personality of the 20th century, sometimes referred to as the man who taught America how to sing. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Art Institute of Chicago is a fine art museum located in Chicago, Illinois. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... Tenafly High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in grades nine through twelve from Tenafly, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Tenafly Public Schools. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ...


Harris has been married to actress Amy Madigan since 1983. They have a daughter named Lily. Amy Madigan (born 11 September 1950) is an American actress who is known for her role as Annie Kinsella in the 1989 film Field of Dreams. ...


Career

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. For other persons named Charles Bronson, see Charles Bronson (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Glenn, see John Glenn (disambiguation). ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... 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. ... Gene Kranz in a more recent photo. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970. ... The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol, and starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. ... Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of artist Jackson Pollock. ... The Hours can refer to: Michael Cunninghams Novel Stephen Daldrys Movie Virginia Woolfs Mrs. ... David Paul Cronenberg OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943[2]) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... A History of Violence is 2005 film, directed by David Cronenberg. ... Casey Affleck (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor. ... Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Gone Baby Gone is a movie set for release in 2007, staring Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan, also starring Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ...


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). Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of artist Jackson Pollock. ... Riders of the Purple Sage is Zane Greys best-known novel. ... Empire Falls is a two-part mini-series that aired on HBO in 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. Harris has been nominated for several major awards for this role. Neil LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, and playwright. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Awards and nominations

Academy Award 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. ...

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Truman Show (1998)
  • Nominated: Best Actor, Pollock (2000)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Hours (2002)

BAFTA Award Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of artist Jackson Pollock. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Truman Show (1999)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Hours (2003)

Primetime Emmy Award The Primetime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. ...

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Empire Falls (2005)

Golden Globe The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Jacknife (1990)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Apollo 13 (1996)
  • Won: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, The Truman Show (1999)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, The Hours (2003)
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Empire Falls (2006)

Empire Falls is a 2001 novel written by Richard Russo set in a fictional small town in Maine. ...

Other Awards

  • 2006 - At the San Francisco International Film Festival, Harris received the Peter J. Owens Award,[5] which honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. A Flash of Green[6] was screened at the festival in his honor.

The San Francisco International Film Festival held in March 1957 in San Francisco was the first North American Film Festival. ...

Filmography

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References

  1. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800012404/bio
  2. ^ http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/ed_harris_biog/2
  3. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "North Jersey-bred and talented too", The Record (Bergen County), June 18, 2007. Accessed June 25, 2007. "Ed Harris: Class of 1969, Tenafly High School"
  4. ^ Stein, Ruthe. They're Ready For Their Close-Ups: Camped out at Oscars, the starstruck wait to sneak a peek, San Francisco Chronicle, March 25, 2001. Accessed May 31, 2007. "She's hoping to score a seat near the front and catch the eye of Oscar nominee Ed Harris, who went to Tenafly High School in New Jersey with her mother."
  5. ^ http://fest06.sffs.org/awards/ed_harris.php
  6. ^ http://history.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=1761

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External links

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Awards
Preceded by
Martin Landau
for Ed Wood
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1995
for Apollo 13
Succeeded by
Cuba Gooding Jr.
for Jerry Maguire
Preceded by
Burt Reynolds
for Boogie Nights
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1999
for The Truman Show
Succeeded by
Tom Cruise
for Magnolia

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Ed Harris — Infoplease.com (299 words)
Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris is often cast in the movies as a thoughtful tough guy with a steely stare.
Harris also earned an Oscar nomination for best actor for his performance as painter Jackson Pollock in the 2000 film Pollock, which also marked Harris's debut as a director.
Harris is married to actress Amy Madigan, with whom he has worked many times, including in the films Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay (1985), the TV movie Riders of the Purple Sage (1996) and Pollock.
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