LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
OLIVER PLATT has enjoyed success in film, television and on
stage. He was most recently seen in Showtime's hit series, "The Big C," which
wrapped its final season in May. He will soon be seen alongside Toni Collette
and Thomas Haden Church in LUCKY THEM and CHEF directed by and starring Jon
Favreau. In addition, he has wrapped a number of films including KILL THE
MESSENGER at Focus Features opposite Jeremy Renner and CUTBANK opposite Liam
Hemsworth, John Malkovich and Billy Bob Thornton.
Platt was seen last year in Sally Potter's GINGER & ROSA with Elle Fanning,
Annette Benning, and Alessandro Nivola; the fifth installment of the blockbuster
series X-MEN: FIRST CLASS alongside James McAvoy; Ed Zwick's LOVE AND OTHER
DRUGS with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway; Roland Emmerich's 2012 opposite
John Cusack and Amanda Peet; Ron Howard's FROST/NIXON opposite Frank Langella,
Kevin Bacon and Sam Rockwell; and in the Harold Ramis comedy YEAR ONE, opposite
Jack Black and Michael Cera. He also starred in Nicole Holofcener's PLEASE GIVE,
which won critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film
Festival. Other film credits include THE ORANGES, CASANOVA, THE ICE HARVEST,
FUNNY BONES, BULWORTH, MARRIED TO THE MOB, WORKING GIRL, FLATLINERS, POSTCARDS
FROM THE EDGE, INDECENT PROPOSAL, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, A TIME TO KILL, DOCTOR
DOLITTLE, SIMON BIRCH, LAKE PLACID, DON'T SAY A WORD and PIECES OF APRIL.
Platt made his producing debut on the indie film BIG NIGHT, which was
co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later re-team with
Tucci in THE IMPOSTORS. On television, Platt was seen playing the role of George
Steinbrenner on the hit ESPN miniseries "The Bronx is Burning," opposite John
Turturro and Daniel Sunjata. His performance earned him a SAG nomination.
Oliver graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and immediately
began working in regional theater, as well as off-Broadway in such productions
as The Tempest and John Guare's Moon Over Miami. He also starred in the Lincoln
Center production of Ubu and Jules Feiffer's Elliot Loves, directed by Mike
Nichols, and received rave reviews for his performance as Sir Toby Belch in
Brian Kulick's Twelfth Night.
Platt received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for
his work on Broadway in Conor McPherson's Shining City, which was also nominated
for Best Play. Other accolades include a Golden Globe and back-to-back Emmy
nominations for his portrayal of 'Russell Tupper' in SHOWTIME's "Huff," as well
as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his
portrayal as White House Counsel Oliver Babish on the popular political drama
"The West Wing." He was also nominated again for Outstanding Guest Actor in a
Drama Series for his recurring role on "Nip/Tuck" playing the flamboyant TV
producer Freddy Prune.
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