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  • Chris Cooper

    Born on July 9, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri

awards & nominations

August: Osage County (2013)

Chris Cooper as "Charles Aiken"

The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet (Meryl Streep), an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. Daughters Barbara (Julia Roberts), Karen (Juliette Lewis) and Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) -- along with their significant others and various other kin -- take the full brunt of their dysfunctional matriarch's venom, for Violet tells every one of them exactly what she thinks of them. Based on the play by Tracy Letts.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Capote (2005)

Chris Cooper as "Alvin Dewey"

Reading of the murder of a Kansas family, New York City novelist Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) decides to cover the story himself, and travels to the small town with his childhood friend, aspiring novelist Harper Lee (Catherine Keener). When Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Dick Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) are arrested and charged, Capote forms an emotional bond with Smith during his jailhouse interviews despite the young criminal's apparent guilt.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Seabiscuit (2003)

Chris Cooper as "Tom Smith"

In the midst of the Great Depression, a businessman (Jeff Bridges) coping with the tragic death of his son, a jockey with a history of brutal injuries (Tobey Maguire) and a down-and-out horse trainer (Chris Cooper) team up to help Seabiscuit, a temperamental, undersized racehorse. At first the horse struggles to win, but eventually Seabiscuit becomes one of the most successful thoroughbreds of all time, and inspires a nation at a time when it needs it most.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Adaptation (2002)

Chris Cooper as "John Laroche"

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (Nicolas Cage). While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

Academy Award (2002) Won Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2002) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

American Beauty (1999)

Chris Cooper as "Colonel Fitts"

Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he quits his job and decides to reinvent himself as a pot-smoking, responsibility-shirking teenager. What follows is at once cynical, hysterical, and, eventually, tragically uplifting.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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