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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

ELIAS KOTEAS (Monsieur Gateau) was cast, early in his career, in "Full Moon in Blue Water" and "Malarek," which earned him his first of two Genie Award nominations for Best Actor.

He subsequently starred in director David Cronenberg's "Crash" and in several films directed by Atom Egoyan, including "The Adjuster," as well as "Exotica," for which he earned a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actor and "Ararat," for which he won the Genie for Best Supporting Actor.

Koteas also appeared in Steven Shainberg's "Hit Me," Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca," Gregory Hoblit's "Fallen," Bryan Singer's "Apt Pupil," Richard LaGravanese's "Living Out Loud," Terrence Malick's Academy Award®-nominated "The Thin Red Line," "Novocaine," "Harrison's Flowers" and "The Greatest Game Ever Played" directed by Bill Paxton.

Recent features include Antoine Fuqua's "Shooter," James Isaac's "Skinwalkers" and David Fincher's "Zodiac." Upcoming for Koteas is Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island,” "The Haunting in Connecticut” opposite Virginia Madsen and the sci-fi thriller "The 4th Kind.”

Koteas' television credits include the Emmy-nominated "Traffic: The Mini- Series," the HBO original movie "Shot in the Heart," in which he played the notorious murderer Gary Gilmore, HBO's "Sugartime" and Horton Foote's drama "The Habitation of Dragons."

Koteas is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio. He has starred in numerous stage productions, including Paula Vogel's "Hot 'N' Throbbing," "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and Sam Shepard's "True West" directed on Broadway by Matthew Warchus.

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