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  • Ed Harris

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Tenafly, New Jersey

awards & nominations

Game Change (2012)

Ed Harris as "John McCain"

Gov. Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

The Hours (2002)

Ed Harris as "Richard"

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Academy Award (2002) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2002) Nominated 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

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Ed Harris as "Parcher"

A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the biography "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar. From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Pollock (2000)

Ed Harris as "Jackson Pollock"

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Academy Award (2000) Nominated Best Actor

The Truman Show (1998)

Ed Harris as "Christof"

He doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates "The Truman Show," a live broadcast of Truman's every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman's mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

Academy Award (1998) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1998) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)

Ed Harris as "Jim Lassiter"

Betrayal forces a woman (Amy Madigan) struggling to run her Old West ranch to turn to a mysterious drifter (Ed Harris).

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Apollo 13 (1995)

Ed Harris as "Gene Kranz"

This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth's orbit. However, when an oxygen tank explodes, the scheduled moon landing is called off. Subsequent tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts' survival and their safe return to Earth.

Academy Award (1995) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1995) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Jacknife (1989)

Ed Harris as "David `'High School'` Flannigan"

A Vietnam-veteran car mechanic (Robert De Niro) awkwardly romances his troubled war buddy's (Ed Harris) shy sister (Kathy Baker).

Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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