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has been honored for his work on the stage and the screen. He won an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the comedy "A Fish Called
Wanda." More recently, he was recognized with the IFP's Gotham Award for
"The Ice Storm," and a Golden Globe nomination for "In &
Out." He had previously received Golden Globe nominations for his
performances in "Dave," "Soapdish" and "Sophie's
Kline is a two-time Tony Award winner for
his work on Broadway in "The Pirates of Penzance" and Hal Prince's
production of "On the Twentieth Century." He also garnered Drama Desk
Awards for both productions.
A graduate of the Juilliard School of
Drama, Kline is a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company, with
which he made his Broadway debut in Chekov's "The Three Sisters."
His additional theatre credits include "Arms and the Man" and
"Loose Ends," both at Circle in the Square; the title role in
Chekov's "Ivanov" at the Lincoln Center Theatre; the title role in
the 1986 and 1990 productions of "Hamlet" at New York's Public
Theatre, the latter of which he also directed, both for the stage and again for
PBS' Great Performances series; and the New York Shakespeare Festival
presentations of "Richard III," "Henry V," "Much Ado
About Nothing" and "Measure For Measure."
Kline made an auspicious feature film
debut in Alan Pakula's "Sophie's Choice," opposite Meryl Streep.
He then joined the ensemble cast of "The Big Chill," which began his
long association with writer/director Lawrence Kasdan. They have since
collaborated on "Silverado," "I Love You to Death,"
"Grand Canyon" and "French Kiss." Kline's other film
credits include "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Wild Wild
West," "Fierce Creatures," the voice of Captain Phoebus in the
animated musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Looking for
Richard," "Princess Caraboo," "Chaplin," "Cry
Freedom" and the screen version of "The Pirates of Penzance."
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