JUSTIN THEROUX (Leezar) is an accomplished writer and
director, as well as
a film, television and stage actor. Theroux first gained industry notice with
unforgettable performance as director Adam Kesher, opposite Naomi Watts and
Harring, in David Lynch's Mulholland Dr.
Theroux was most recently seen on the small screen as John Hancock in HBO's
award-winning miniseries John Adams, alongside Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and
Wilkinson. He also starred in David Lynch's Inland Empire, Zoe R. Cassavetes'
English and David Wain's The Ten.
As a writer, Theroux's most recent credit is Iron Man 2, for Paramount
and Marvel Comics, which was released last summer. Directed by Jon Favreau and
starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke,
Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, Iron Man 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster
Prior to Iron Man 2, Theroux teamed up with Ben Stiller to write and executive
DreamWorks' Tropic Thunder, starring Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black,
Nolte and Matthew McConaughey. The film earned Downey an Academy AwardÂ®
nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Theroux's directorial debut, Dedication, was released by The Weinstein
and debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Theroux developed the script
writer David Bromberg. The film stars Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson
Theroux's numerous film credits include The Baxter; Strangers With Candy;
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; Mary Harron's American Psycho and I Shot Andy
Warhol; Ben Stiller's smash-hit comedy Zoolander; Greg Berlanti's romantic
comedy The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy; and Romy and Michele's High
School Reunion. Theroux's television credits include a recurring character on
acclaimed series Six Feet Under, guest spots on Alias and Sex and the City, and
other network shows.
Theroux began his acting career in New York theater. He starred opposite
Seymour Hoffman in Shopping and Fucking, followed by Three Sisters, with Calista
Flockhart, Billy Crudup, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Lili Taylor. Theroux's most
theater role was at Lincoln Center in Frank McGuinness' Observe the Sons of
Marching Towards the Somme. For his performance, Theroux was honored with a
Lucille Lortel Award as well as the Boston Theater Critics Association Award for
Theroux lives in New York City.
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