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A noted stage actor, Michael Shannon is a regular on the Chicago theater scene and has also starred in productions in London and New York. He made way into film in the early '90s and has since had roles in movies such as Pearl Harbor and Vanilla Sky.
Michael's Oscar®-nominated portrayal of John Givings in Revolutionary Road has piqued the interest of critics and theatergoers alike. Michael plays a mathematician suffering from a mental breakdown who makes a dinner party uncomfortable by sharing his brutally honest observations. This is Michael's first Oscar nomination.