One of Hollywood's most talented actors, BARRY PEPPER's (Agent Billy Cooper) impressive body of works speaks for itself. Ever since he gained critical attention for his portrayal of "Private Jackson" in the Academy Award winning feature SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, Pepper has been sought out for compelling roles with award‐winning filmmakers.
Both a television and film star, Pepper has starred alongside some of today's most respected fellow actors and directors. He is starring with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in Disney's The Lone Ranger which is set to be released July 3, 2013. His film for 20th Century Fox, Broken City with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe recently opened nationwide. He starred with Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon in the Coen Brother's remake of True Grit. He starred opposite Kevin Spacey in Casino Jack, the story of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. For his
performance in this film Barry was the recipient of the Hollywood Spotlight Award from the 14th annual Hollywood
Film Festival. He also starred in Like Dandelion Dust which won more than 30 national and international film festival awards, including Best Actor at the 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival and 2009 NY Vision Festival. He was seen opposite Will Smith in Columbia Pictures' Seven Pounds, worked with Clint Eastwood in the World War II epic Flags of Our Fathers for Dreamworks/Warner Bros, and starred alongside Tom Hanks in the Academy
Award winning feature The Green Mile. He also starred in 25th Hour, Spike Lee's compelling view of post-9/11 New
York City, starring Ed Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman. His film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada for
Sony Pictures Classics marked Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut and was shown in competition at the 2005
Cannes Film Festival, and Pepper received a nomination for Best Supporting Male in the 2006 Independent Spirit
His other feature credits include the Bruckheimer/Scott thriller Enemy of the State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, the critically acclaimed Paramount Pictures' We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, and the New Line feature Knockaround Guys opposite John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper.
Pepper starred as Robert Kennedy in the Reelz Channel 8 hr. mini series "The Kennedys" with Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes. In recognition of his outstanding performance he won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and the 26th annual Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini‐Series. He has also made his mark as a producer. He executive produced and starred in the title role of the ESPN feature "3: The Dale Earnhardt Journey", a biopic of the NASCAR star who died in a crash during the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. His performance garnered a nomination for the 11th Annual SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. He also executive produced and starred in "The Snow Walker", which he received a Best Actor nomination for the 24th Annual Genie Awards in Canada as well as eight other nominations for the film.
Pepper's starring role in the HBO feature "61*" earned him nominations for a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and a Critic's Choice Award. The film tells the story behind the competition between the New York Yankees' Roger Maris (Pepper) and Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) to break Babe Ruth's single season homerun record in 1961. The critically acclaimed film was directed and executive produced by Billy Crystal.
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