TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY
JOHN C. REILLY (Cal Naughton, Jr.) has the opportunity to explore his comedic
side in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Rocky Bobby after earning substantial
acclaim in recent dramatic films such as The Aviator, Dark Water, Gangs of New
York, The Hours and Chicago (for which he earned Academy AwardÂ® and
Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor).
The Chicago-born actor studied his craft at DePaul University and later became a
member of the prestigious Chicago-based drama troupe The Steppenwolf
Theatre. He made his film debut in director Brian DePalma's Casualties of War
and went on to create memorable characters in such features as Hoffa, Days of
Thunder, Shadows and Fog, State of Grace, We're No Angels, The River Wild,
Dolores Claiborne, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Georgia and The Thin Red Line.
His association with director/writer Paul Thomas Anderson began with his role in
Hard Eight, leading to the actor's celebrated portrayals in Boogie Nights and
Over the past few years he's appeared in such films as Never Been Kissed, For
the Love of the Game, The Anniversary Party, The Good Girl, The Perfect Storm,
Criminal and Anger Management. He was most recently seen in director Robert
Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, playing Dusty, a singing cowboy.
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