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Josh Lucas

Lucas and Alexa Davalos at the Tribeca Film Festival
Born June 20, 1971 (1971-06-20) (age 36)
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Josh Lucas (born June 20, 1971) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in several Hollywood films, including Glory Road and Poseidon. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 727 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,466 × 2,034 pixels, file size: 3. ... Alexa Davalos Alexa Davalos was born in France on May 28, 1982, and is of French and Dutch descent. ... Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal 2005 The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Little Rock redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... ...

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Biography

Early life

Lucas was born Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer[1] in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Michelle (née LeFevre), a nurse, and Don Maurer, an ER-doctor. At the time of his birth, his parents were living on an Indian reservation. Lucas grew up traveling the South with his parents (who were anti-nuclear activists) and younger siblings, two sisters and a brother; by the age of 13, he had lived in 30 different locations, including the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. The family eventually settled in the lovely, small town of Gig Harbor, Washington. He attended Kopachuck Middle School. He later graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 1989. Lucas started acting in high school plays. He did not attend college, in order to pursue his acting career. Little Rock redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Née redirects here. ... The emergency room is the American English term for a room, or group of rooms, within a hospital that is designed for the treatment of urgent and medical emergencies. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... Historic Southern United States. ... The anti-nuclear movement holds that nuclear power is inherently dangerous and thus ought to be replaced with safe and affordable renewable energy. ... Isle of Palms is a city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... Sullivans Island is a town located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gig Harbor High School is a public high school in the Peninsula School District located in Gig Harbor, Washington. ...


Career

One of Lucas' first, relatively unknown, feature roles was playing Jace "Flash" Dillon in the cinematic PC flight simulator Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger.[2] In the game, Lucas is the cocky test pilot of an experimental new starfighter. If the player challenges him to a simulated duel and wins, he joins the player's flight squadron.[3]


Lucas gained mainstream exposure after his roles in Sweet Home Alabama, A Beautiful Mind, and as Glenn Talbot in Hulk. After displaying range, diversity, and intensity in character work for more than a decade, Josh Lucas can next be screen in Boaz Yakin’s “Death in Love.” This marks Lucas’ first feature film project since concentrating on stage, production and documentary work. Lucas will next begin production on “Management,” a biting take on the romantic comedy genre about a socially awkward man who falls hopelessly in love with an attractive but friendless woman, to be played by Jennifer Aniston. In the film, Lucas plays a former porn star who must give love advice to a socially awkward man. Additionally, Lucas will begin production on “6 Bullets from Now,” opposite Tim Roth. This film is a true story of five gunmen who stole more than $1 million in cash and jewels from New York’s Pierre Hotel on New Year’s Day in 1972—the largest hotel heist in history. Lucas recently completed his second collaboration with documentary film legend Ken Burns, after being involved in Burns’ “The War.” “The War” had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Lucas’ other recent documentary work includes the multiple award-winning “Operational Homecoming,” the much anticipated “Trumbo,” and the Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award-winning “Resolved.” Lucas has just completed his first venture into production with “The Boy in the Box,” in which he plays the single father of a mentally challenged boy. Earlier this year, Lucas was seen on stage in the commercially and critically successful off-Broadway run of “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell.” This article contains a trivia section. ... A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical film about John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate (Economics) mathematician. ... Major (later Colonel) Glenn Talbot is a fictional character and an armed-villain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ...


Over his career, Lucas has worked with many of the film community’s greatest talents. In the last number of years, he has starred alongside Jon Voight in Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Glory Road,” for which Lucas added 40 pounds to transform himself into legendary basketball coach, Don Haskins. This film opened in the number one spot at the box office. Lucas also starred with Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss in Wolfang Petersen’s “Poseidon,” with Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford in Lasse Hallström’s “An Unfinished Life,” and opposite Jamie Bell in David Gordon Green’s “Undertow,” produced by Terrence Malick. Additionally, he starred alongside Christopher Walken in “Around the Bend,” with Jennifer Connelly and Eric Bana in Ang Lee’s “Hulk,” with Russell Crowe in Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning “A Beautiful Mind,” and opposite Reese Witherspoon in Disney’s smash hit “Sweet Home Alabama.” Other credits include “Wonderland,” “The Deep End,” “American Psycho,” “Session 9” and “You Can Count On Me.” And “Stealth” a movie where numerous co-stars mailed in their performances. Also in 2005, Lucas starred on Broadway opposite Jessica Lange in the revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” Other theater credits include Lucas originating the role of Judas in Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” at MTC, Christopher Shinn’s “What Didn’t Happen” at the Mark Taper Forum and “The Picture of Dorian Grey” at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Lucas makes his home in NYC.


Personal Life

Lucas is a YouthAIDS Ambassador. He "first joined the YouthAIDS team when he shot the ALDO HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in April, 2005. Soon after, he officially accepted his role as a YouthAIDS Ambassador at the YouthAIDS 2005 Gala, Faces of Africa. HIV/AIDS prevention is particularly important to him as his mother "has made a career counseling young men and women with the hopes of educating them about the ravishing and often deadly effects of this too common and easily preventable disease.""[4]


Lucas has been mistaken for actor Matthew McConaughey in the past.[5] Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role
1996 True Blue Dan Warren
2000 You Can Count on Me Rudy Kolinski (Sr.)
American Psycho Craig McDermott
2001 Session 9 Hank
A Beautiful Mind Hansen
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Jake Perry
2003 Hulk Major Glenn Talbot
Secondhand Lions Older Walter
Wonderland Ron Launius
2004 Around the Bend Jason Lair
2004 Undertow Deel Munn
2005 Stealth Lt. Ben Gannon
An Unfinished Life Sheriff Crane Curtis
2006 Glory Road Coach Don Haskins
Poseidon Dylan Johns

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References

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  1. ^ Lucas disclosed his full name on The Tonight Show, May 3–4, 2006
  2. ^ IMDB. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  3. ^ Wing Commander III Game Guide: Tamayo. Retrieved on 10-15-2007.
  4. ^ "POPULATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL: YouthAIDS Ambassadors".  YouthAIDS.org
  5. ^ "'I'm not Matt': Lucas plays name game", USA Today, 2002-10-01.  USAToday.com

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Josh Lucas, the actor who earned popular attention in films such as “Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger” and “Minotaur”, was discovered dead in his apartment Monday, killed by a bear that Lucas kept in his home.
In a laboratory at the UCLA Medical School yesterday Josh Lucas, star of the films “Minotaur” and “Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger”, was brought back to life by a team of doctors who carefully followed instructions left in the actor’s will.
Lucas, who was very much dead yesterday, today is very much alive.” Gannon and his team were alerted on Wednesday by the actor’s agent after he found in Lucas’s will a lengthy, highly detailed set of instructions to be carried out in the event of Lucas’s death.
Josh Lucas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (448 words)
Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Don Maurer (an ER-doctor) and Michelle (a nurse).
Lucas grew up traveling the South with his parents (who were anti-nuclear activists) and younger siblings, two sisters and a brother; by the age of 13, he had lived in 30 different locations, including the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina.
Lucas started acting in high school plays, and developed a strong interest in an acting career while attending Washington State University.
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