ED HARRIS (Director/Jackson Pollock) recently completed
filming opposite Jude Law in Paramount's "Enemy at the Gates," filmed
by director Jean-Jacques Annaud on location in Germany, and due for a winter
release. He also appears opposite Vince Vaughn and Julia Ormond in director Greg
Mosher's independent feature, "Prime Gig."
Harris was last seen opposite Anne Heche in Agnieszka Holland's
"The Third Miracle" and opposite Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon in
Tri-Star's "Stepmom" for director Chris Columbus. For that
performance, together with his performance in Peter Weir's critically acclaimed
"The Truman Show," he won the 1998 National Board of Review award for
Best Supporting Actor. Harris also won a Golden Globe Award and received an
Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "The Truman Show."
Harris starred opposite Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman in the
political thriller "Absolute Power" (which Eastwood also directed) and
opposite Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in the Simpson-Bruckheimer action
blockbuster, "The Rock," directed by Michael Bay. Harris portrayed
Gene Kranz in Ron Howard's acclaimed "Apollo 13." For that
performance, Harris won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor
and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
Harris' other films include "Borderline," "Knightriders,"
"The Right Stuff," "The Firm," "Just Cause,"
"Glengarry Glen Ross," "State of Grace," "The
Abyss," "Jacknife," "To Kill a Priest,"
"Walker," "Sweet Dreams," "Alamo Bay," "A
Flash of Green," "Swing Shift," "Under Fire,"
"Milk Money" and "China Moon."
His television credits include HBO's "The Last Innocent
Man" and "Running Mates," and Showtime's "Paris Trout."
Harris and his wife, actress Amy Madigan, co-produced and co-starred in a
critically-acclaimed film adaptation of Zane Grey's "Riders of the Purple
Sage," which premiered on TNT in January of 1996. Harris was nominated for
a Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Actor for his performance, and for their
roles as both actors and producers of "Riders of the Purple Sage,"
Harris and Madigan were presented with the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler
Award for "Outstanding Television Feature Film."
Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, Harris attended Columbia University
for two years and then attended the University of Oklahoma, where he began to
study acting. In 1973, Harris moved to California and entered the California
Institute of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
Harris made his New York stage debut in Sam Shepard's "Fool
for Love," for which he earned the 1983 Obie Award for Outstanding Actor.
Harris earned a Tony nomination and the Drama Desk Award for his Broadway debut
in George Furth's "Precious Sons."
Since then, Harris has won two Los Angeles Theater Critics
Association Awards: The first for "Prairie Avenue" and the second for
Murray Mednick's "Scar." His other Los Angeles stage credits include
"A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Grapes of Wrath,"
"Hamlet" and "Sweet Bird of Youth."
In the Fall of 1994, Harris appeared off-Broadway in the New York
Shakespeare Theater's production of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico" with
James Gammon, Beverly D'Angelo, Fred Ward and his future "Pollock"
co-star, Marcia Gay Harden. For his performance he won the Lucille Lortel Award
for Best Actor. Harris returned to Broadway
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