portrays Oliver Lang, Michael's neighbor who may be much more
than the father, husband and architect he claims to be.
An Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival
winner, Robbins is an actor/director/writer/producer who has starred
in a plethora of critical and commercial hits.
He directed, co-produced and wrote the highly praised Dead
Man Walking, adapted from Sister Helen Prejean's book. The
1995 film starred Robbins' longtime companion Susan Sarandon and
Sean Penn, and earned Robbins an Academy Award nomination for
Best Director and Sarandon an Academy Award for Best Actress.
A year later he executive produced The Typewriter, The Rifle
and The Camera, a documentary about filmmaker Sam Fuller.
It won the CableAce Award for Best Documentary.
His most recent acting roles include Nothing To Lose, co-starring
Martin Lawrence; the award winning The Shawshank Redemption
with Morgan Freeman; and, I.Q. with co-star Meg Ryan.
It was 1992 when Robbins reaped numerous accolades, including
the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award and a Golden Globe for
Best Actor, for his portrayal of the amoral studio chief in Robert
Altman's The Player. Later that year, he was recognized
for the political satire Bob Roberts, his debut as a writer and
director. Not only did he star in it, but he also wrote some of
the film's songs.
Among his other acting credits: Robert Altman's Short Cuts;
Tony Bill's Five Corners co-starring Jodie Foster; the
Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy with Paul Newman; Adrian
Lyne's Jacob's Ladder; and Bull Durham, his breakthrough
film, opposite Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner.
In 1981, Robbins co-founded The Actors' Gang, the highly acclaimed
and respected Los Angeles theatre ensemble dedicated to the production
of wild, original and provocative theatre.
Recently he produced and directed the feature Cradle Will Rock.
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