MEN IN BLACK II
(Zed) revisits one of his most popular roles, in a movie career that spans five
decades, as MIB's head of operations. Most recently, he played the pompous
professor Q in The Wonder Boys and co-starred in Tom Green's Freddy
After making his
feature film debut with an uncredited role in the 1956 drama Baby Doll,
Torn moved from Los Angeles to New York where he began a long, distinguished and
award studded stage career starring in the original Broadway production of
"Sweet Bird of Youth." He continued performing in films and television
and was nominated for a 1984 Academy AwardÂ® for his role in Cross Creek,
though his first love has always been the stage.
Torn's other feature
film credits include How to Make an American Quilt, RoboCop 3, Defending Your
Life, Extreme Prejudice, Summer Rental, Jinxed, Airplane 2: The Sequel,
Heartland, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Payday, The Man Who Fell to Earth, You're
a Big Boy Now, Tropic of Cancer, The Cincinnati Kid and the film version of Sweet
Bird of Youth.
For his work in
television, Torn won an Emmy, the CableACE award, and the American Comedy Award,
playing the beleaguered producer of "The Larry Sanders Show." He has
also starred in the tele-features A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle,
She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, Heart of a Child and Dead Ahead: The
Exxon Valdez Disaster, among numerous others.
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