Michael Shannon




In this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver (Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon), the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal-with-the-devil that provides security for his family, but as Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.


Academy® Award nominee Michael Shannon is making his mark working with many of the industry's most honored talents and treading the boards in the world's most respected theatres. This year he co-starred in Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, opposite Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, as well as the Christmas comedy The Night Before opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan.


In 2016, Shannon will star in Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, a sci-fi thriller about a father (Shannon) desperate to protect his uniquely gifted eight-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher). Shannon stars opposite Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton and Sam Shepard. Shannon’s previous collaborations with Nichols include Take Shelter for which he received a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor, as well as the films Mud and Shotgun Stories. Shannon recently completed production on Liza Johnson’s Elvis & Nixon opposite Kevin Spacey, as well as three other films: Matthew M. Ross’ Frank & Lola, the “Untitled Joshua Marston Project,” and Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire. Upcoming, Shannon will appear in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and Siofra Campbell’s thriller The Price.


Shannon made his mark in an Oscar®-nominated supporting role in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, playing John Givings, the psychologically troubled neighbor's son. With over forty roles in film, Shannon's credits include John McNaughton's The Harvest, Jake Paltrow’s The Young Ones, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, David Koepp's Premium Rush, Liza Johnson's Return, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and Bad Lieutenant, Sydney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, William Friedkin's Bug, Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, Michael Bay's Bad Boys II, Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, David McNally's Kangaroo Jack, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, John Waters' Cecil B. Demented, Noah Buschel's The Missing Person and Shana Feste's The Greatest.


For all his roles on screen, Shannon maintains a connection to theatre. In 2016, Shannon returns to Broadway co-starring alongside Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, and John Gallagher Jr. in the revival of Eugene O'Niell's Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Shannon was nominated for a 2013 Distinguished Drama League Award for his performance in Grace opposite Paul Rudd, Ed Asner and Kate Arrington. His theatre credits include roles in Mistakes Were Made (Barrow Street Theater), Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep Theatre), Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre), The Pillowman (Steppenwolf Theatre) and Bug (Barrow Street Theatre, Red Orchid Theatre and Gate Theatre).


On television, Shannon’s credits include Martin Scorsese's HBO series, Boardwalk Empire. Shannon grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and began his professional stage career in Chicago, Illinois.