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Matthew Modine stars in "Too Big to Fail," opposite William Hurt, as John Thain. The HBO movie offers an intimate look at the epochal Wall Street financial crisis of 2008 and explores the inner sanctum of the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.

Matthew Modine recently played the recurring role of Sullivan Groff in Showtime's "Weeds." He also starred in The WB's series "The Bedford Diaries." Recent indpendent films include "The Trial" and "The Garden of Eden."

Matthew Modine has worked with many of the most highly regarded directors in the film industry, including, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme and John Sayles. A partial list of his films include "Birdy," "Married to the Mob," "Vision Quest," "Full Metal Jacket," "Gross Anatomy," "The Browning Version," "Pacific Heights," "Any Given Sunday," "Memphis Belle," and "Shortcuts."

Matthew's work in the theater includes two productions by Arthur Miller, "Finishing the Picture" directed by Robert Falls at the Goodman Theatre and "Resurrection Blues," directed by Robert Altman at London's Old Vic. Matthew played the iconic Atticus Finch in a new adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Hartford Stage directed by Michael Wilson. That production was the most successful production in the Harford Stage's 45-year history. Matthew recently played Matthew Modine in "Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas," a meta-theatrical satire. The Geffen Playhouse world premiere comedy was written by Blair Singer and directed by Tony Award winner John Rando.

Matthew also recently starred in the Broadway revival of "The Miracle Worker" at the Circle in the Square theater. This was the first time the play had been produced since its award-winning production 50 years ago.

For his work in film, Matthew is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and Golden Lion. Directed by Abel Ferrara, "Mary" co-starred Juliette Binoche and Forest Whitaker and won The Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. "Birdy" won the Cannes Film Festival Gran Prix. "Equinox," directed by Alan Rudolph, received four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Actor and Best Film.



For his work in television, Matthew received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for "What the Deaf Man Heard" and the Emmy winning "And the Band Played On."

"Full Metal Jacket Diary" is Modine's acclaimed and award winning diary and photographic journal is a revealing day-to-day account of working with one of the film industry's greatest directors.

Modine has directed several distinguished short films. "When I Was a Boy," "Smoking," and "Ecce Pirate" all debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. Each of his short films have played in film festivals worldwide including the prestigious Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films (NYC). Modine wrote, directed and starred in his feature directorial debut "If... Dog... Rabbit (One Last Score)" opposite John Hurt, Kevin J. O'Connor and Bruce Dern. Modine also directed a theatrical production of "12 Angry Men" starring F. Murray Abraham, Wallace Shawn and Seymour Cassel.

Modine's most recent short films, "I Think I Thought," "Cowboy," and "To Kill an American" toured the festival circuits including Tribeca Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, and the Capri Hollywood Film Festival.




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Age: 57 years old
Birthday: March 22, 1959
Height: 6' 4"
Full Name / Real Name: Matthew Avery Modine
Birthplace: Loma Linda, CA
Wife: Caridad Rivera (10/31/1980, 2 children)


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