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  • Shea Whigham

    Born on January 5, 1969 in Tallahassee, Florida

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Boardwalk Empire (2010)

Shea Whigham as "Elias Thompson"

Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition is a place where the rules don't apply. And the man who runs things -- legally and otherwise -- is the town's treasurer, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, who is equal parts politician and gangster. Side by side with his brother Elias, Atlantic City's sheriff, and a crew of ward bosses and local tough guys, Nucky gains a reputation as the man to see for illegal alcohol. He does business with all the top gangsters -- Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, "Big Jim" Colosimo -- and he does it well ... until a former protégé takes matters into his own hands, setting the Feds on Nucky's tail.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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The Remake Game: Die Hard

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The Remake Game: Toy Story

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Jun 22nd 2010, 5:48PM

The Remake Game: The Terminator AND Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Jun 6th 2010, 6:15PM

The Remake Game: Jaws

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Jun 2nd 2010, 5:15PM

The Remake Game: The Godfather

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May 19th 2010, 5:45PM

Review: Blood Creek

Posted by
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Sep 18th 2009, 3:06PM

TIFF Review: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

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Sep 14th 2009, 7:45AM

Fantastic Fest Review: South of Heaven

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Sep 26th 2008, 2:20PM

Alanis Morissette Joins 'Radio Free Albemuth'

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Oct 30th 2007, 7:32AM

'First Snow' Reviewed by Nick Schager

Posted by
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Mar 22nd 2007, 6:01AM

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