WORLD WAR Z
JAMES BADGE DALE (Speke) one of Hollywood's most respected young actors, is gearing up for an impressive 2013 as his work will be seen in four major and eclectic pictures, including "World War Z."
In Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" starring opposite Robert Downey, Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau he plays the unique villain 'Eric Savin'. In Bruckheimer/Disney's "The Lone Ranger" directed by Gore Verbinski, Dale will star opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as 'Dan Reid,' the grizzled and morally flawed head of the Texas Rangers and brother to Hammer's title character.
Dale recently completed "Parkland." The film recounts the dramatic true story of the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd1963. Dale plays 'Robert Oswald' the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald in the ensemble cast alongside Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron and Marcia Gary Harden. Written and directed by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, the dramatic thriller is produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Exclusive Media, and The American Film Company.
Dale was last seen in Paramount's "Flight" directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Denzel Washington in a role for which he was asked to transform himself, losing 20 lbs in six weeks in order play the memorable character 'The gaunt young man'.Within the past year, Dale starred alongside Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan" in "Shame," the much buzzed about controversial and sexually charged drama directed by Steve McQueen. He followed with Joe Carnahan's "The Grey," starring Liam Neeson, a film centering on the survival of eight men in the wilds of Alaska hunted by a pack of wolves.
His other notable film credits include; Robert Redford's historical drama "The Conspirator," starring Robin Wright and James McAvoy andMartin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film "The Departed."
On television Dale starred in AMC's critically acclaimed series "Rubicon." constructed in the vein of the political thrillers "Parallax View" and "Three Days of The Condor." His most recognized role in television was his lead performance as 'Robert Leckie' in the Emmy and Peabody awarded HBO's epic miniseries "The Pacific." The 10-hour event intertwined stories of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific battles against Japan during World War II. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman.
Dale is the son of late Broadway, film and television star Anita Morris and two-time Tony Award-winning Director/Choreographer, Grover Dale. He followed his parents onto the stage making his Off Broadway debut in 2003 with The Flea Theatre Company. Since then, he has returned to the New York stage to work with The New Group and New World Stages.
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