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Academy Award nominee MICHAEL SHANNON [Dane Wells] continues to make his mark working with the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's most respected theaters. Shannon will soon be seen starring opposite Andrew Garfield in Ramin Bahrani's timely drama 99 Homes. Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, Shannon plays 'Rick Carver,' a charismatic and ruthless real estate magnate - gaming the market and home banking system. When he evicts 'Dennis Nash' (Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Laura Dern) and young son (Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver - the very man who evicted him in the first place. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost. As Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined. Broad Green Pictures will release the film September 25, 2015.

Also this fall, Shannon will return to Chicago's A Red Orchid Theater in Shade Murray's Pilgrim's Progress, opposite Kirsten Fitzgerald. The play will run October through November 2015. Additionally, Shannon also has The Night Before, a comedy opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan. The film tells the story of three lifelong best friends who set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Sony Pictures is set to release the film November 25, 2015.

In 2016, Shannon will star in Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, a sci-fi thriller about a father (Shannon) desperate to protect his uniquely gifted eight year old son (Jaeden Lieberher). Shannon leads opposite Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard. Warner Brothers is set to release the film March 16, 2016. Shannon's previous collaborations with Nichols include Take Shelter, for which he received a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor; as well as the films Mud and Shotgun Stories. Also in 2016, Shannon returns to Broadway co-starring alongside Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, and John Gallagher Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night . Produced by the Roundabout Theater Company with Ryan Murphy and directed by Jonathan Kent, the play is the revival of Eugene O'Neill's landmark 1956 drama. This is scheduled to open on April 19, 2016 at American Airlines Theater.

Shannon has completed production on Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon opposite Kevin Spacey. Based on a true story, the film stars Shannon as Elvis Presley-he travels to the White House to meet with President Richard Nixon (Spacey) in hopes that he will be sworn in as a federal agent against the war on drugs and communism. He also recently completed production on Matthew M. Ross' Frank and Lola, in which he stars opposite Imogen Poots; the Untitled Joshua Marston Project, co-starring opposite Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates and Danny Glover; as well as on Werner Herzog's Salt and Fire, alongside Gael Garcia Bernal and Veronica Ferras.

Upcoming Shannon will soon lens Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals lead by Jake Gyllenhall and Amy Adams and co-starring alongside Aaron Taylor-Johsnon. The film is an adaptation of Austin Wright's 1993 novel Tony And Susan. The first of the two-part story follows a woman (Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, who she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second part revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent. Shannon will play a detective investigating the violent incident Gyllenhaal's family is involved with and Taylor-Johnson plays a mysterious figure who may pose a threat to Gyllenhaal's family. Following that, he will begin production on writer-director Siofra Campbell's thriller The Price opposite Noomi Rapace.

Most notably, Shannon made his mark in an Oscar-nominated supporting role in Revolutionary Road, playing 'John Givings,' the psychologically troubled neighbor's son. Directed by Sam Mendes and adapted by Justin Haythe, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates.

With over forty roles in film, Shannon's credits include John McNaughton's The Harvest; Jake Paltrow's The Young Ones; Zack Snyder's Man of Steel; Ariel Vromen's The Iceman; David Koepp's Premium Rush; Liza Johnson's Return; Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher; Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways; Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and Bad Lieutenant; Sydney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead ; Oliver Stone's World Trade Center ; William Friedkin's Bug; Curtis Hanson's Lucky You; Michael Bay's Bad Boys II; Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile; David McNally's Kangaroo Jack, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky; Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor; John Waters' Cecil B. DeMented; Noah Buschel's The Missing Person and Shana Feste's The Greatest.

For all his roles on screen, Shannon maintains a connection to theatre. In 2012, Shannon appeared opposite Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, and Kate Arrington in Grace at the Cort Theatre. For his portrayal of 'Sam,' Shannon was nominated for a 2013 Distinguished Performance Drama League Award. In 2010, he led Craig Wright's off-Broadway play, Mistakes Were Made, at the Barrow Street Theater. Directed by Dexter Bullard, Shannon portrays 'Felix Artifex,' a small time theatre producer, who gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on an epic about the French Revolution. The play received its world premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago in 2009 with the same cast and director. The critically acclaimed production garnered numerous accolades for Shannon, including an Outstanding Lead Actor Lortel Award nomination, an Outstanding Actor in a Play Drama Desk Award nomination, an Outstanding Solo Performance Outer Critics Award nomination, and a Distinguished Performance Drama League Award nomination.

Additional theatre credits include Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep Theatre), Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre), Lady (Rattlestick Theatre), The Metal Children (Vineyard Theatre), The Little Flower of East Orange (Public Theatre), The Pillowman (Steppenwolf Theatre), Bug (Barrow Street Theatre, Red Orchid Theatre and Gate Theatre), Man From Nebraska (Steppenwolf Theatre), Mr. Kolpert (Red Orchid Theatre), Killer Joe (SoHo Playhouse, Next Lab Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre), The Idiot (Lookingglass Theatre), The Killer (Red Orchid Theatre), and Woyzeck (Gate Theatre).

On television, Shannon's credits include Martin Scorsese's HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, co-starring Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald. In the series, Shannon portrayed 'Nelson Van Alden,' a dedicated senior agent with the Treasury Department who has a strong interest in controlling bootlegging.

Michael Shannon grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and began his professional stage career in Chicago, Illinois.


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