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Director TONY GOLDWYN possesses those rare skills that make him a powerhouse both in front of and behind the camera. Goldwyn's range of talent is quickly evident in the types of roles he chooses, as well as the directing projects he takes on. 

He has acted in such diverse films as "Ghost,” "Kiss the Girls,” "Nixon,” and "The Last Samurai” and has brought his experience working in front of the camera to successful directing turns on such films as "A Walk on the Moon” and "Someone Like You.” Having experienced both commercial and critical success on both sides of the lens, Goldwyn's recipe for success is, and will continue to be, a balanced course of choosing fresh and exciting projects that bring out his creative best as both an actor and as a director.

Goldwyn recently starred in the off-Broadway on the Second Stage in Teresa Rebeck's "The Water's Edge,” opposite Kate Burton. Goldwyn also wrapped production on two features, "American Gun” co-starring Marcia Gay Harden and Forrest Whitaker for IFC Films and as part of the star studded ensemble cast of "Romance and Cigarettes” for director John Turturro. In addition, Goldwyn was recently seen in "The Sisters,” an independent feature based on the Anton Chekov play "The Three Sisters.” The film played in limited engagements Spring 2006.  On the small screen, Goldwyn turned a guest star role in the CBS acclaimed drama "Without a Trace” last year where he played evil twins and also directed episodes of the hit series "Grey's Anatomy” and "Law & Order.” Additionally, he directed multiple episodes of the breakthrough series "The L Word” for Showtime and this fall will be directing multiple episodes of the new series "Dexter” for Showtime, "Kidnapped” for NBC, and "Six Degrees” for ABC. 

Having begun his career primarily as a stage actor, Goldwyn periodically revisits his theatrical roots as a means of taking a break from the Hollywood system. Among his many credits in New York are Craig Lucas's "The Dying Gaul” at the Vineyard Theater, Phillip Barry's "Holiday” opposite Laura Linney at The Circle in the Square, "Spike Heels” with Kevin Bacon at the Second Stage, and "The Sum of Us” at the Cherry Lane, for which he won an Obie Award. Tony cut his teeth at the Williamstown Theater Festival where he spent seven seasons, last co-starring in William Inge's "Picnic” with Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner.

Behind the camera, Goldwyn's most recent directing project was the 2001 romantic comedy "Someone Like You” for Fox 2000. Starring Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, and Hugh Jackman, "Someone Like You” was brought to Goldwyn's attention by producer Lynda Obst. 

Although Goldwyn started off as an actor who quickly became a "hot” commodity, his dream was to find a project in which he could expand beyond acting and immerse himself in the overall filmmaking process. This project was "The Blouse Man” (later entitled "A Walk on the Moon”). Written by Pamela Gray as her UCLA Master's Thesis, the screenplay – which, coincidentally, won a top writing award that was originally conceived and set up by Goldwyn's paternal grandfather – told the story of a woman whose life is turned upside-down when she has a passionate affair with a traveling stranger. After developing the material for over two years, Goldwyn began to feel a sense of urgency to the project, feeling as if it had come to him for a reason. Initially intending only to produce, Goldwyn decided that it was his calling to helm the film. The film starred Viggo Mortensen and Diane Lane, the latter of whom was nominated for the 2000 Independent Spirit award for Best Actress. The film turned out to be a huge critical success, and Goldwyn was highly praised for his debut as a director. Goldwyn and his family reside in Connecticut.

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