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Chris Cooper

Actor Date of birth 9th July 1951
Place of birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Year of debut 1987
First feature film Matewan

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

Chris Cooper grew up on a cattle ranch in Kansas City. He studied agriculture and drama at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduating, he moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. He starred in several theatre productions such as Of The Fields Lately. He moved into TV with roles in Miami Vice and Lonesome Dove. He has built up a reputation in movies ranging from American Beauty to Adaptation.

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Chris Cooper's films

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Packshot for the film The Bourne Identity
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
2002

A man with no memory (Matt Damon) discovers that he is a skilled assassin. With Clive Owen and Chris Cooper. Moderate violence and one use of strong language.

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Packshot for the film The Town
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2010

Two bank robbers (Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner) plan a daring heist. With Jon Hamm and Pete Postlethwaite. Strong language, violence, sex and hard drug use.

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Packshot for the film Syriana
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
124 Mins
Released
2005

George Clooney and Matt Damon star in this political thriller about corruption in the global oil industry. Contains strong violence and language.

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Packshot for the film Where The Wild Things Are
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2009

A boy enters the imaginary world of the Wild Things. With Forest Whitaker, Chris Cooper and James Gandolfini. Directed by Spike Jonze. Contains mild threat and brief violence.

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Did you know?

  • In 1983 Chris Cooper married actress and writer Marionne Lione. Their son was born prematurely in 1987 and died in 2005 due to cerebral palsy complications.
  • He was allegedly considered for the role of James Gordon in Batman Begins. The part went to Gary Oldman.
  • In 2005 he was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Capote.
  • He voiced the character Douglas in Where The Wild Things Are.
  • He became involved in theatre as a teenager when he built sets.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2002 Actor in a Supporting Role - Adaptation
  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2002 Actor in a Supporting Role - Adaptation
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2002 Actor in a Supporting Role - Adaptation
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2003 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Adaptation