DEAD MAN DOWN
TERRENCE HOWARD (Alphonse) is a multi-talented actor best known for his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated work in Craig Brewer's Hustle & Flow. For his supporting role in Paul Haggis' Crash, Howard received the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
Known as one of the most prolific actors of his generation, Howard has a number of films in the pipeline. He plays significant roles in the forthcoming features The Butler, co-starring Oprah Winfrey, Forrest Whitaker, Liam Neeson and Nicole Kidman; House of Bodies, with Queen Latifah and Peter Fonda; Lullaby, opposite Garrett Hedlund and Jennifer Hudson; and Fellini Black and White, starring Abbie Cornish and Peter Dinklage. Howard recently wrapped Ten, in which he stars alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. He is currently in production on Denis Villeneuve's crime drama Prisoners, alongside Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The actor has played diverse roles in recent films such as George Lucas' Red Tails, opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Bryan Cranston; Walter Salles' On the Road, starring Garrett Hedlund and Viggo Mortensen; Darrell Roodt's Winnie, playing Nelson Mandela opposite Jennifer Hudson; and Robert Redford's The Company You Keep, alongside Redford, Shia LaBeouf and Susan Sarandon.
In 1999 Howard was honored with the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination for his performance as Quentin in the feature film The Best Man.
Other film credits include Ray, Pride, The Brave One, August Rush and Iron Man.
Born in Chicago, Howard began his acting career with the role of Jackie Jackson in the ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream," which was quickly followed by several notable television appearances on shows such as "Living Single" and "NYPD Blue."
Howard made his film debut in Who's the Man? (1992), following up with the role of Cowboy in the Hughes brothers' period saga Dead Presidents. In 1995 Howard turned heads in his role as a high-school athlete in Mr. Holland's Opus. Soon thereafter he was offered a lead role in the UPN series "Sparks."
Howard is also a highly regarded performer on the Broadway stage. In 2008 he realized his childhood dream of starring in a Broadway show when he joined the legendary James Earl Jones in Debbie Allen's Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
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