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Though Richard Jenkins is best known for his role as Nathanial Fisher, the deceased head of the Fisher family in the HBO series Six Feet Under, he's been a constant presence in Hollywood for years. Earlier credits in movies such as Hannah and Her Sisters and The Witches of Eastwick gave way to roles in the Farrelly brothers' hit There's Something About Mary as well as the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading.
It's Richard's work in The Visitor that has earned him his first Oscar® nomination. Richard plays a college economics professor who returns to his New York apartment only to find a young couple, who are illegal immigrants, living there without his knowledge.