MAN OF STEEL
MICHAEL SHANNON (General Zod) received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road," based on the novel by Richard Yates, adapted by Justin Haythe, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates. He most recently starred in Ariel Vroman's crime drama "The Iceman," and also recently appeared in the critically acclaimed drama "Mud," alongside Matthew McConaughey.
Shannon also starred in Floria Sigismondi's "The Runaways," opposite Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning; in Gela Babluani's "13," with Mickey Rourke; in Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" and "Shotgun Stories"; in "The Broken Tower," written, directed by and starring James Franco; and alongside Gerard Butler in "Machine Gun Preacher."
In his more than 40 feature films, Shannon has worked with such prestigious directors as Werner Herzog in "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" and "Bad Lieutenant"; Sydney Lumet on "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"; Oliver Stone in "World Trade Center"; William Friedkin on "Bug"; Curtis Hanson on "Lucky You" and "8 Mile"; Michael Bay on "Bad Boys II" and "Pearl Harbor"; David McNally on "Kangaroo Jack"; Cameron Crowe on "Vanilla Sky"; and John Waters in "Cecil B. DeMented."
On the small screen, he stars in the hit HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," the cast of which has been honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series two years in a row, in 2011 and 2012.
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