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Academy Award® and multi-Golden Globe nominee JOHN C. REILLY (Larten Crepsley) has made an impact in both the comedic and dramatic worlds of cinema. He has received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his standout performance as Amos Hart in the Academy Award®- winning film Chicago. For that role, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society awarded Reilly the Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he received a nomination from the Chicago Film Critics Association. In 2002, Reilly starred in two other Academy Award®-nominated films: Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York and Stephen Daldry's The Hours. It was the first time that a single actor had been part of three of the five films in the Oscar® Best Picture category.

Reilly's other Golden Globe nominations were for Columbia Pictures'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy and for Best Original Song—Motion Picture for "Walk Hard,” which he co-wrote. The song was also nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

On the big screen, Reilly most recently reunited with Will Ferrell and producer Judd Apatow in the comedy Step Brothers. Released July 2008, Step Brothers went on to earn more than $100 million domestically for Columbia Pictures.

Reilly's first film role came in Brian De Palma's 1989 motion picture Casualties of War. That role was followed by appearances in a wide array of films, including Days of Thunder, Shadows and Fog, We're No Angels, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Hoffa, Georgia, Dolores Claiborne and The River Wild. As a regular in director Paul Thomas Anderson's films, Reilly began attracting attention for his roles in Hard Eight, Boogie Nights and Magnolia.

In 2002, Reilly scored well with audiences and critics with acclaimed performances in a number of high-profile films, including The Hours, Gangs of New York and Chicago. His role as Jennifer Aniston's husband in The Good Girl garnered him a Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Other film credits for Reilly include Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, A Prairie Home Companion, Dark Water, The Aviator, Criminal, The Perfect Storm, For Love of the Game, Never Been Kissed, Anger Management, State of Grace and The Thin Red Line.

In 2000, Reilly returned to his theater roots when he starred in Sam Shepard's Tony Award-nominated Broadway production True West, starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and garnering an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor. In April 2005, he starred in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire. His other stage credits include the Steppenwolf Theatre productions of Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Grapes of Wrath, in which he starred alongside Gary Sinise. In addition, Reilly produced and played the title role in Eugène Ionesco's Exit the King, at The Actors' Gang Theater in Los Angeles.

This year, Reilly lent his voice to Focus Features' animated film 9. Starring opposite Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly and produced by Tim Burton, Reilly plays the character 5.

Born in Chicago and raised as the fifth of six children in an Irish-Lithuanian family, Reilly studied at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.


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