Michael Shannon


Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. 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. Over the next several years, he continued working on the stage with such companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He subsequently relocated to London for a year, and performed on stage in London's West End in such productions as "Woyzeck", "Killer Joe" and "Bug". While in Chicago, Shannon also kept busy in front of movie and television cameras, most notably in the big screen project Hellcab - Un inferno di taxi (1997), based on the long-running stage play "Hellcab". Kangaroo Jack - Prendi i soldi e salta (2003) marked the third Jerry Bruckheimer production in which Shannon has appeared. He also appeared in Bad Boys II (2003), directed by Michael Bay and starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and in Grand Theft Parsons (2003), with Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate. In addition, Shannon appeared in Pearl Harbor (2001), also directed by Bay. His other film credits also include Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile (2002); Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001) with Tom Cruise; Carl Franklin's High crimes - Crimini di stato (2002) with Morgan Freeman; John Waters' A morte Hollywood (2000), and Joel Schumacher's war drama Tigerland (2000).


Movie Name Release Date
Vanilla Sky December 14, 2001
Fahrenheit 451 May 20, 2018
Elvis & Nixon July 20, 2016
Pearl Harbor May 25, 2001
Wolves March 3, 2017
12 Strong January 31, 2018
Man of Steel June 20, 2013
Nocturnal Animals – Animali notturni November 17, 2016
La forma dell’acqua – The Shape of Water February 14, 2018