Artist Bio

Matthew Modine

(Bio as of September 2004)

Matthew Modine most recently appeared at the Goodman in Finishing the Picture during the 2004/2005 Season. He is a veteran of over 30 films, and was last seen in the Merchant/Ivory feature film Le Divorce (Fox Searchlight) opposite Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts. Mr. Modine has also starred in Alan Parker’s Birdy, Jonathan Demme’s Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Gross Anatomy, Mike Figgis’ The Browning Version, John Schlesinger’s Pacific Heights, and Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday, to name a few. Mr. Modine was a recipient of the 1993 Venice Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for Best Ensemble Cast in Robert Altman’s Golden Lion Award-winning Short Cuts. He earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for his performance in HBO’s Emmy Award-winning drama And the Band Played On. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his perform­ance in What the Deaf Man Heard (CBS). Modine appeared in the Emmy-nominated CBS mini­-series Hitler: The Rise of Evil, portraying Fritz Gerlich opposite Robert Carlyle, Peter O’Toole, Stockard Channing and Liev Schreiber. Other television credits include the CBS mini-series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story opposite Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Richard Attenborough and Jon Voight; Flowers for Algernon (CBS); and The Winning Season (TNT), portraying real-life base­ball legend Honus Wagner. Mr. Modine has directed the three short films, When I Was A Boy, Smoking, and Ecce Pirate, which all debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and have gone on to play in major film festivals worldwide. He wrote, directed and starred in his feature directorial debut If..Dog…Rabbit (Showtime), opposite John Hurt, Kevin J. O’Connor, Bruce Dern, and David Keith. He also directed the play 12 Angry Men starring F. Murray Abraham, Wallace Shawn, Kevin J. Connor, and Seymour Cassel at the New Mercury Theater.

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