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Academy Award® nominee RICHARD JENKINS (Richard from Texas) is one of the most in-demand character actors in Hollywood, having made over sixty feature films.

Jenkins received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor for his highly praised performance in director Tom McCarthy's The Visitor. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the 34th Deauville Festival of American Film. Jenkins also earned Independent Spirit Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his performance.

Jenkins was most recently seen in Screen Gems' Dear John; in the Coen Brothers' film, Burn After Reading; and in Step Brothers, alongside Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen.

In 1997, Jenkins received an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Supporting Male for his performance in David O. Russell's comedy, Flirting With Disaster, appearing with Ben Stiller, Tea Leoni, Josh Brolin and Lily Tomlin.

In 1986, Jenkins had his first starring film role, in Oscar®-winning writer Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day. Numerous film roles followed, including George Miller's The Witches of Eastwick, opposite Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer; Richard Benjamin's Little Nikita opposite River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier; Sea of Love with Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin; Mike Nichols' Wolf, appearing again with Jack Nicholson; with Charlize Theron in 2005's North Country; opposite Jim Carrey and again with Tea Leoni in the Judd Apatow comedy Fun With Dick and Jane; and in Peter Berg's 2007 film, The Kingdom. 

Over the years, Jenkins has worked with such esteemed filmmakers as Clint Eastwood in Absolute Power; the Farrelly Brothers in There's Something About Mary and Me, Myself, and Irene, opposite Jim Carrey; and Sydney Pollack in Random Hearts, opposite Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas.

In 2001, Jenkins began a collaboration with Joel and Ethan Coen when he appeared with Billy Bob Thornton, James Gandolfini and Scarlett Johansson in The Man Who Wasn't There. He went on to work again with the Coen Brothers in 2003's Intolerable Cruelty opposite George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

On television, Jenkins is best remembered as Nathaniel Fisher, the deceased patriarch of the Fisher family on HBO's immensely successful drama, "Six Feet Under.” His occasional appearances as the heart of this often dysfunctional family help earned the cast a Screen Actors Guild nomination in 2002 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He also appeared in numerous made-for-television films, including "Sins of the Father” and the Emmy-winning HBO film, "And the Band Played On.”

In theater, Richard has amassed an impressive list of credits as a company member for 14 years at Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Company and served an additional 4 years as its Artistic Director.

Jenkins recently completed production on the films Waiting For Forever, directed by James Keach, The Rum Diary, opposite Johnny Depp, The Cabin in the Woods, directed by Drew Goddard, Let Me In, written and directed by Matt Reeves, and the Farrelly brothers' Hall Pass.


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