Michael Shannon was a versatile American actor who was best known for his riveting performances in films like "The Shape of Water" , "Take Shelter" , "99 Homes" , and "Revolutionary Road" , the latter of which earned Shannon his first Oscar nod. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Shannon's parents divorced when he was a young boy, so he spent time living in both Lexington and Chicago his father was a professor at Chicago's DePaul University. Shannon eventually stayed in Chicago and became drawn to the Windy City's thriving theater scene. Although theater acting was Shannon's first love he also performed regularly at Chicago's iconic Steppenwolf Theatre , by the mids he began gravitating towards film and acting work. Shannon made a cameo as a groomsman in the Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day" , and appeared in two films in "The Ride" and "Chicago Cab. In addition to appearing in Michael Bay's blockbuster action film "Pearl Harbor" in , Shannon would go on to earn praise for his performances in "8 Mile" , "Bug" , and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" In Shannon played a highly intelligent academic, who's also clinically insane, in the period drama "Revolutionary Road. By Shannon had already amassed an impressive body of film and television acting work, but showed no signs of slowing down.
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His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center.
Shannon plays a police officer in the movie and finds himself deep in a murder investigation. People get just enough cash to shoot a movie in 20 days. You really have to do a lot of work each day. The character made a lot of sense to me. I just look at him as a product of his environment, like so many of us are. Bill Murray is hysterical. That was his way out… to accept it and make the most of it. It was a very interesting movie to see right now.
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