RIP TORN portrays corporate bigwig Randall Tyson
who is torn between the hardworking but oddacting
Darryl Witherspoon and the perfectly polished Scott Thorpe as
the leading candidate for his firm's Junior Analyst position.
Torn has been acclaimed on both stage and screen, as both a performer
and a director. He was an Oscar nominee for his supporting performance
in the film "Cross Creek" and the recipient of an Emmy
Award and multiple Cable ACE Awards for his muchpraised
role as Larry Sander's outspoken producer on the celebrated HBO
Series "The Larry Sanders Show."
Torn's most recent film roles include the smash hit "Men
In Black" and the animated feature "Hercules,"
as the voice of Zeus. He made his film debut in 1957 in "Time
Limit" and went on to appear in such films as "Pork
Chop Hill," "King of Kings," "The Cincinnati
Kid," "Sweet Bird of Youth," "The Man Who
Fell To Earth," "Coma," "City Heat,"
"Heartland" and "Defending Your Life." He
also directed the films "The Telephone" starring Whoopi
Goldberg, and "Rio Frio" starring Willie Nelson.
A native of Texas, Torn began his career after joining the Actors
Studio in New York. soon he was chosen as the understudy for Ben
Gazzara in the Broadway production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof."
He went on to enjoy a long stage career that most recently saw
him star on Broadway in Horton Foote's "Young Man From Atlanta."
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