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GARY SINISE plays Gabriel, the truck driver with nefarious plans for Rudy Duncan. Sinise is one of America's most lauded actors, with over 15 major awards including Golden Globes, Emmys, Screen Actors Guild and Obie Awards. After 17 years of work in the theatre, Sinise made an auspicious entry into motion pictures.

Sinise's portrayal of Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump" made him a mainstream movie star, and earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award as well as the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Board of Review and the Commander's Award from the Disabled American Veterans. He went on to take starring roles in the acclaimed "Apollo 13" opposite Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon; the thriller "Ransom" with Mel Gibson and Rene Russo; and in Brian De Palma's psychological thriller "Snake Eyes." He most recently appeared in Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile."

Sinise's forthcoming films include Brian DePalma's space adventure "Mission To Mars"; Gary Fleder's sci-fi thriller "Impostor" (written by Ehren Kruger); "Bruno," a comedy-drama directed by Shirley Maclame; and the ensemble drama "All The Rage." His additional film credits include "A Midnight Clear," Kevin Spacey's directorial debut "Albino Alligator," "Jack the Bear" and "The Quick and the Dead."

Sinise has also made his mark as a feature film director with "Of Mice and Men," which he co-produced and co-starred in with John Malkovich, and "Miles From Home" starring Richard Gere, Kevin Anderson, Helen Hunt and John Malkovich.

On television, Sinise recently starred in the Showtime adaptation of Jason Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play "That Championship Season," directed by Paul Sorvino. Other television credits award-winning performances in "Truman" (Golden Globe, CableACE and Screen Actor's Guild) and John Frankenheimer's "Wallace" (Screen Actor's Guild, Emmy and CableACE), as well "My Name Is Bill W."

At the age of 18, the Chicago native co-founded The Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago (along with Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry), where he served as Artistic Director for seven years. He has since starred in over a dozen productions at the renowned theatre including the role of Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath," for which he garnered a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award; as well as "True West," "Balm in Gilead," "Streamers" and "The Caretaker." He received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Marsha Norman's "Getting Out" at Chicago's Wisdom Theatre. Most recently, he starred as Stanley Kowalksi in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and in spring 2000 he will star in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" at Steppenwolf.

In 1996, Sinise directed Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" which kicked off Steppenwolf's 20th anniversary and continued with a successful run on Broadway where it was nominated for five Tonys, including best director.. He also directed "True West" at Steppenwolf and in New York, where he won an Obie Award for directing. His other directing credits include "Orphans," "Tracers," "Frank's Wild Years," "The Miss Firecracker Contest," "Waiting for the Parade," "Action," "Road To Nirvana" and "Landscape of the Body" at The Second Stage in New York. He received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of "Orphans," which also played off-Broadway and in London with Albert Fmnney.

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