Michael Shannon

Actor / Musician / Film Director | * 08/07/1974 (49) | Lexington, Kentucky (United States of America (USA))
Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor. He is a frequent collaborator with director Jeff Nichols, having appeared in Nichols' films Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special and Loving (both 2016), and The Bikeriders (2023). Shannon received two Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations, for Revolutionary Road (2008), and Nocturnal Animals (2016). He received Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in 99 Homes (2014). Shannon's film debut was in ()
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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor, producer, musician, and theatre director. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in the Sam Mendes period drama Revolutionary Road (2008) and the Tom Ford psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals (2016). He earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in 99 Homes (2014), and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night (2016).Shannon made his film debut in 1993 with Groundhog Day and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002). He is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas such as Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), The Iceman (2012), Premium Rush (2012), The Night Before (2015), The Shape of Water (2017) and Knives Out (2019). He played Superman's Kryptonian adversary General Zod in Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and is set to reprise the role in The Flash (2022). Shannon is a frequent collaborator of Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special, and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), for which he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2021, he had a main role in the Hulu drama miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Shannon

Jeff Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
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Movies with Michael Shannon as Actor(97)

as himself2024 A Different Man
as Shriver2023 A Little White Lie
as Joseph McCarthy2023 McCarthy
2023 The End
as Self - 'General Zod'2023 Making The Flash: Worlds Collide
as General Zod2023 The Flash
as Isaac Dees2022 Night's End
as White Death2022 Bullet Train
as Henry Norcross2022 Amsterdam
as Renner2022 Abandoned
as Coach Jack Murphy2021 Heart of Champions
as Chief Moore2020 The Quarry
as Mel Donnelly2020 Echo Boomers
as Edward2019 State Like Sleep
as Walt Thrombey2019 Knives Out
as Chief Warrant Officer Hal Spencer2018 12 Strong
as George Westinghouse2018 The Current War
as Nick2018 What They Had
as Captain Beatty2018 Fahrenheit 451
as Stanton2018 Long Way Back Home
as himself2018 Friedkin Uncut
as Blayde Griggs2018 Poor Boy
as Richard Strickland2017 The Shape of Water
as Maynard Greiger2017 Pottersville
as Matt Riley2016 Salt and Fire
as Elvis Presley2016 Elvis & Nixon
as Grey Villet2016 Loving
as Tom Brayton2016 Complete Unknown
as Lee Keller2016 Wolves
as Frank Reilly2016 Frank & Lola
as Bobby Andes2016 Nocturnal Animals
as Roy Tomlin2016 Midnight Special
as Mr. Green2015 The Night Before
as Rick Carver2015 99 Homes
as Dane Wells2015 Freeheld
as Richard2015 The Harvest
as Policeman Macy's2014 She's Funny That Way
as Ernest Holm2014 Young Ones
as Spike2014 They Came Together
as General Zod2013 Man of Steel
as Galen2013 Mud
as Avicii2013 Choose You
as Emile2012 The Broken Tower
as Just Mike2012 Happy Hour
as Bobby Monday2012 Premium Rush
as Richard Kuklinski2012 The Iceman
as Curtis LaForche2011 Take Shelter
as Mike2011 Return
as The Tycoon2011 Touch of Evil
as Donnie2011 Machine Gun Preacher
as Henry2010 13
as Kim Fowley2010 The Runaways
as Herbert White2010 Herbert White
as Doc Cross Williams2010 Jonah Hex
as Jordan Walker2009 The Greatest
as John Rosow2009 The Missing Person
as John2008 Marvelous
as John Givings2008 Revolutionary Road
as Murl2007 Blackbird
as Son Hayes2007 Shotgun Stories
as Ray Zumbro2007 Lucky You
as Peter Evans2006 Bug
as Dave Karnes2006 World Trade Center
as Lynard2006 Let's Go to Prison
as Clyde2004 Dead Birds
as Rosen2004 The Woodsman
as Bobby Matherson2004 Water
as Larry Oster-Berg2004 Grand Theft Parsons
as Gene2004 Criminal
as Walt2004 Zamboni Man
as Floyd Poteet2003 Bad Boys II
as Frankie Lombardo2003 Kangaroo Jack
as Troy Abbott2002 High Crimes
as Greg Buehl2002 8 Mile
as Aaron2001 Vanilla Sky
as Gooz Wood2001 Pearl Harbor
as Stanton2001 New Port South
as Sgt. Filmore2000 Tigerland
as Petie2000 Cecil B. Demented
2000 Mullitt
as Dundun1999 Jesus' Son
as Jimmy1997 The Ride
as Crack Head1997 Chicago Cab
as D.C. Flower Delivery Man1996 Chain Reaction
as Fred1993 Groundhog Day
as Young Man1992 Overexposed

TV Shows/Series with Michael Shannon as Actor(17)

as Gary Noesner2023 Waco: The Aftermath
as George Jones2022 George & Tammy
as Unshaven Man (voice)2022 Little Demon
as Napoleon2021 Nine Perfect Strangers
as Martin Kurtz2018 The Little Drummer Girl
as Nathan2017 Room 104
as himself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as Nelson Van Alden2010 Boardwalk Empire
as Philip Corday2001 Crossing Jordan
as himself1997 The View
as James Sinclair1976 Nouvelles d'Henry James

Movies with Michael Shannon as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2023 All Happy Families
Directing/Director2023 Eric LaRue
Production/Executive Producer2018 What They Had
Production/Executive Producer2017 Pottersville
Production/Executive Producer2017 Signature Move
Production/Executive Producer2016 Elvis & Nixon
Crew/Thanks2013 Sparrows Dance

TV Shows/Series with Michael Shannon as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2023 Waco: The Aftermath

Full Name: Michael Shannon
Born: Wednesday, 08/07 1974 (August) in Lexington, Kentucky (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 49 years + 200 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Father: Donald S. Shannon
Other names for Michael Shannon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mike Shannon"
"Μάικλ Σάνον"
"마이클 섀넌"
"Майкл Шеннон"
Michael Shannon frequently works together with these people:
Jeff Nichols (16x, Crew)
Sarah Green (11x, Crew)
Werner Herzog (10x, Crew)
Jimmy Fallon (10x, Actor)
James Franco (9x, Actor)
Jon Stewart (9x, Actor)
Paul Sparks (9x, Actor)
Jessica Chastain (8x, Actress)
Kerry Barden (8x, Crew)
Colin Neale (8x, Crew)
Ramin Bahrani (8x, Crew)
Herbert Golder (8x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Michael Shannon

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:282, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/23/2024