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BRUCE GREENWOOD (Lance Fender) was last seen in the Paramount Pictures blockbuster "Star Trek” as Captain Christopher Pike, opposite Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana for director J.J. Abrams. Following that, he starred opposite Noel Fisher and Linda Emond in the holiday movie "A Dog Named Christmas,” based on the Greg Kincaid novel. The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation aired on CBS in November, 2009.

He will soon be seen in "Mao's Last Dancer” for director Bruce Beresford. The film is based on the best-selling memoir of dancer Li Cunxin, who was taken from his poor Chinese village at age 12 by delegates of Madame Mao, brought to Texas during a cultural exchange and ended up falling in love and defecting. Greenwood plays Ben Stevenson, artistic director of the Houston Ballet, who was his mentor. The film premiered as a Special Presentation at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and is slated for release August 6 for Samuel Goldwyn Films.

This fall he will appear in the drama "Barney's Version,” based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, opposite Paul Giamatti. The film is a touching story of the politically incorrect, fully-lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. Greenwood plays Blair, Barney's rival in love. 

He recently finished production on the drama "Meek's Cutoff” with Michelle Williams for director Kelly Reichardt. The Jon Raymond screenplay was inspired by historical accounts of Stephen Meek (Greenwood) and the Tetherow Wagon Train of 1845 and chronicles an exhausted group of travelers hoping to strike it rich out West.

Previously he appeared in the Walt Disney action thriller "National Treasure: Book of Secrets” as the President of the United States, opposite Nicholas Cage. In 2009, his dual role in the unconventional biopic of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, "I'm Not There,” opposite Cate Blanchette and Richard Gere for writer/director Todd Haynes, earned the Independent Spirit Awards' inaugural Robert Altman Award. 

He is well known for his outstanding portrayal of President John F. Kennedy negotiating the Cuban Missile Crisis and its fallout in the riveting drama "Thirteen Days,” opposite Kevin Costner and Steven Culp. The film earned Greenwood a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor. 

In 2006 he appeared in the thriller "Déjà Vu” for director Tony Scott, alongside Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer. That same year he played opposite Paul Walker in the Disney adventure "Eight Below,” based on the true story of the rescue of a pack of arctic sled dogs. 

In 2005 he starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote's partner, writer Jack Dunphy, in "Capote.” That performance earned him a Screen Actors Guild® Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. That same year he played Kentucky horse trainer Nolan Walsh in the live-action/animated family film "Racing Stripes.” 

In 2004 he appeared opposite Will Smith in the sci-fi box office hit "I, Robot,” in which he played a ruthless CEO of U.S. Robotics, who was suspected of murder. That same year he played the dashing paramour of an aging actress (Annette Bening) in the critically praised "Being Julia.” That role earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

In 1999 he starred opposite Ashley Judd as a spouse plotting murder in the suspense thriller "Double Jeopardy,” which earned him a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor.

He has worked three times with acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan. He had a lead role in "Exotica” as a tax inspector obsessed with a stripper. The film was nominated for the Palm D'Or at Cannes and named Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also starred in the drama "The Sweet Hereafter,” playing a father of two children killed in a tragic bus accident. The film earned the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes and swept the Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, and also earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor. Additionally he starred in the drama "Ararat.” 

Greenwood's other film credits include "Firehouse Dog,” "Hollywood Homicide,” "The World's Fastest Indian,” "Rules of Engagement,” "Here on Earth,” "The Lost Son,” "Thick as Thieves,” "Disturbing Behavior,” "Passenger 57” and "Wild Orchid.” 

Greenwood also enjoys a diverse and successful career in television. In 2007 he was the lead in the HBO series "John from Cincinnati” and played opposite Rebecca De Mornay as Mitch Yost, the patriarch of a dysfunctional California surfing family. 

Earlier in his career he was a series regular as Dr. Seth Griffith on the award-winning series "St. Elsewhere.” He also appeared on the critically-acclaimed "Larry Sanders Show,” the nighttime drama "Knots Landing” and starred in the cult series "Nowhere Man” as a documentary photographer who has his whole existence erased.

He also starred in the remake of "The Magnificent Ambersons,” as well as several telefilms, including "The Riverman” for A&E and "Saving Millie” for CBS.

Bruce and his wife Susan divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles and Vancouver.


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