Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

Prior to his role as a choreographer in the 1997 international male striptease comedy The Full Monty, English actor Tom Wilkinson was rarely seen outside of British television.

After that breakout role, he has appeared in many films, including Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and In the Bedroom, for which he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar®.

Tom's second nomination—this time for Best Supporting Actor—is for his role in Michael Clayton. In the movie, which stars George Clooney in the title role, Tom plays Arthur Edens, an attorney whose mental breakdown threatens to unravel a class-action lawsuit and expose corporate corruption.