FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
JOHN C. REILLY
(Gus Sinski) has exhibited consummate versatility to crank the
gears of treachery, comedy and camaraderie in collaborations with
such noted directors as Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick,
Brian De Palma and now Sam Raimi.
Among his recent performances, Reilly played a porn star and drug-popping
buddy opposite Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights, directed
by Paul Thomas Anderson. In Terrence Malick's The Thin Red
Line, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Mess
In the role that began his career, Reilly portrayed a misguided
Vietnam War recruit in Brian De Palma's Casualties of War.
Reilly has received notoriety for his performances in such films
as The River Wild, Georgia, Hard Eight, What's
Eating Gilbert Grape? and Hoffa. Some of his other
films include Dolores Claiborne, Shadows and Fog,
Days of Thunder and We're No Angels.
Raised on Chicago's rough Southwest side, Reilly began performing
in local theatre while still a child. He continued with his interest
in drama and was accepted at the prestigious Goodman School of
Drama. Having planted his roots on stage, Reilly has continued
to remain active in theatre. His credits on stage include The
Grapes of Wrath on Broadway, A Streetcar Named Desire
at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre and Walking the Boogie,
which he wrote and directed, at Chicago's Organic Theatre.
Reilly recently appeared in Never Been Kissed with Drew
Barrymore. He has a starring role in Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming
film Magnolia, to be released by New Line Cinema later
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