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Academy Award® nominated RICHARD JENKINS (Sitterson) 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. Richard's performance as 'Walter Vale' made "The Visitor” the independent film hit of 2008 and also earned him Independent Spirit Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Jenkins will next appear in Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion” opposite Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton and Dianne Wiest. This comedy-drama will have its world premiere as the opening night film at the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on April 20. Later in the year, Jenkins will star opposite Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini in Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade” and in Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep,” opposite Redford, Nick Nolte, Shia LaBeouf and Susan Sarandon. In addition, he appears opposite Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen and Allison Janney in Radnor's film, "Liberal Arts,” which premiered to rave reviews at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for theatrical release by IFC Films. He recently completed production on Christopher McQuarrie's film, "One Shot,” opposite Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall. 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.”

In 1986, Richard 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;” Richard Benjamin's "Little Nikita;” "Sea of Love;” Mike Nichols' "Wolf;” "North Country;” the Judd Apatow comedy "Fun with Dick & Jane;” and Peter Berg's 2007 film, "The Kingdom.” More recent credits include Overture's "Let Me In;” Ryan Murphy's "Eat, Pray, Love;” Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits;” Lasse Hallstrom's "Dear John,” based on the Nicholas Sparks novel; the Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading” (his third collaboration with the writing / directing duo); and Adam McKay's hit comedy, "Step Brothers.” Over the years Richard Jenkins has worked with such esteemed filmmakers as Clint Eastwood in "Absolute Power;” the Farrelly Brothers in "There's something about Mary,” "Me, Myself, & Irene” and "Hall Pass;” 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.

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