THE GOOD GIRL
As an actor, TIM BLAKE NELSON is perhaps best known for playing Delmar
opposite George Clooney and John Turturro in the Coen brothers' 0 BROTHER,
WHERE ART THOU? Nelson recently wrapped production on A FOREIGN AFFAIR, written
and directed by Dutch filmmakers Geert Heetebrij and Helmut Schleppi, in which
he stars opposite David Arquette. He also stars opposite Jon Voight in HOLES,
which will be released by Disney in January 2003.
Most recently, Nelson was seen in CHERISH, directed by Finn Taylor, which
screened in the Dramatic Competition at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and in
Twentieth Century Fox's Steven Spielberg-helmed MINORITY REPORT, co-starring
Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton and Cohn Farrell.
As a director, Nelson recently directed O, the controversial screen
adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, starring Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett and
Julia Stiles. Nelson's THE GREY ZONE, which he wrote and directed, stars
Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Mira Sorvino, David Arquette, Allan Corduner and
Natasha Lyonne. It made its debut at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival to great
acclaim. THE GREY ZONE is a dramatic story of the Sonderkommandos, special
squads of Jews who processed corpses in the crematoria at Birkenau. Shot in
Bulgaria, it is based on Nelson's award-winning play and will be released by
Lions Gate Films on October 11,2002.
Nelson's debut as a filmmaker was the drama EYE OF GOD, which he also
wrote. Starring Martha Plimpton, Hal Holbrook, and Kevin Anderson, the film had
its world premiere in the Dramatic Competition at the 1997 Sundance Film
Festival, and was released theatrically in the U.S. later that year. The film
received the top award at the 1997 Seattle Film Festival, as well as the Tokyo
Bronze Prize at the Tokyo Film Festival.
Nelson's other screen acting credits include Terrence Malick's THE THIN
RED LINE, Mike Newell's DONNIE BRASCO, Hal Hartley's AMATEUR, Nora Ephron's
THIS IS MY LIFE and Larry McMurtry's "Dead Man's Walk."
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