Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor, producer, director, and musician. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Revolutionary Road (2008) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). He earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in 99 Homes (2014), and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Long Day's Journey into Night (2016).Shannon made his film debut in 1993 with Groundhog Day and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002). He is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. His performances include Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), The Iceman (2012), Premium Rush (2012), Man of Steel (2013), The Shape of Water (2017), and Knives Out (2019). Shannon is a frequent collaborator of Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special, and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), for which he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Shannon married actress Kate Arrington in 2018; they have two daughters, Sylvie and Marion. They live in the neighborhood of Red Hook located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a grandson of entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. His father, Donald Sutherlin Shannon, was an accounting professor at DePaul University, and his mother, Geraldine Hine, is a lawyer. He was raised by his divorced parents in both Lexington, Kentucky, and Chicago, Illinois. He attended New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois for two years, then moved back to Kentucky his junior year, then back to Chicago for his senior year, attending Evanston Township High School for a semester before dropping out.
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Nine Perfect Strangers
Nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living at a boutique health-and-wellness resort. They are being watched over by the resort's director, who is on a mission to refres...
During their last year at an Ivy League college in 1999, a group of friends and crew teammates' lives are changed forever when an army vet takes over as coach of their rowing team.
The best way to get back at the unfair economy is to steal from the rich and give to yourself.
Making a Murder
Follows the making and production of Knives Out (2019) Chapter 1 - Premeditation: Inspirations & Origin Chapter 2 - Gathering the Suspects: The Cast Chapter 3 - Dressed to Kill: Costume Design Cha...
A man on the run from his own sins is in a small border town in Texas and pretending to be a reverend. The police chief has suspicions about the man and the town is quickly drawn to him.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Blan...
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts
A live reading of passages from the Mueller report for “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” Robert Schenkkan’s stage adaptation of the Mueller Report. Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitze...
State Like Sleep
Following the death of her husband, a few loose ends become a whole web of secrets as she untangles her late spouse's mysterious last days alive.
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Long Way Back Home
A man returns to his hometown of Memphis looking for his brothers, who are in trouble with the law. Inspired by the song "Long Way Back Home" by Lucero.
The Little Drummer Girl
While on a holiday in Greece, a brilliant young actress named Charlie encounters an intriguing stranger, but it quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.
What They Had
A woman has to fly back to her hometown when her mother wanders into a snowstorm. She is forced to confront her past when she returns home.
The Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh, were the subject of a 1993 standoff with the FBI, ATF, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, which resulted in a deadly gunfight...
Two brothers are in the desert. When a mysterious woman threatens to repo their beloved houseboat the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town and sail off on a beam of sunshine ...
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, a team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.
A fireman who is supposed to destroy all books begins to question his task in an oppressive future.
The Current War
The two electricity giants are competing to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
An introspective insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To...
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Ballad of a Righteous Merchant
The making of the film, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, provided profound insight into the director and his craft. The true story of an actor who killed his mother was the inspiration for My Son, M...
A hotel room where every guest who comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances and quirks.
A woman with a complicated relationship with her mother is in a new relationship. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab takes up Lucha-style wrestling.
The Shape of Water
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America in 1962, where a janitor falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive in a lab and plans to help him escape.
Bob Dylan - Trouble No More
The film consists of video footage from Bob Dylan's "born again" period, shot on the last leg of his '79-'80 tour, which was thought to have been lost for years and all recently restored.
Maynard, a beloved local businessman is mistaken for Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. An international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism d...
Susan Morrow received a book manuscript from her ex- husband who asked for her opinion on his writing. She is drawn to the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacatio...
Salt and Fire
A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster. When a volcano starts to show signs of eruption, they need to unite.
A father and son are on the run after the dad learns his child has special powers.
Elvis & Nixon
A few days before Christmas in 1970, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn in order to be deputized into the Bureau of narcotics and dangerous drugs by the President himself.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
While the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs, the world is afraid of the actions of a god-like Super Hero. With Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly ari...
Tom's birthday dinner party is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Alice, an old flame who vanished without a trace 15 years prior.
Frank & Lola
A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, is about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and the search for redemption.
Anthony Keller is going to Cornell for a sports scholarship. His troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court, as he can only maintain his...
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme...
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Hester, a police detective, was diagnosed with a terminal illness and had to fight to get her pension benefits.
Lip Sync Battle
Two celebrities are performing. The co-hosting of the show had commentary from a social media star. After the microphone is off, the battle begins.
She's Funny That Way
On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the cast of the production.
The Night Before
In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve partying, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an ...
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A farmer defends his land in a future where there is less water. His daughter's boyfriend wants to steal the land for himself.
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Sam Jones sits down with the professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities, to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to ope...
They Came Together
A small business owner is about to lose her shop.
Dennis Nash tried to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
This is what it looks like when Lena Dunham, Spike Jonze, Avicii, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Shannon get together. Dunham wrote a short film for Sunday night's YouTube Music Awards about a heartbroke...
Maryann is moving in with her grandparents. She sets out to befriend a bed-ridden boy despite his mother's disapproval. Maryann's persistence pays off and she discovers some really bad things in the h...
Man of Steel
A young boy learns that he is not on this planet. He travels to discover where he came from and what he was sent to do. If he is to save the world from destruction, the hero in him must emerge.
Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter
Michael Shannon channels Rebecca Martinson's letter to her sisters.
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him escape and reconcile with his lover.
The Broken Tower
At the age of 32, Hart Crane committed suicide by jumping off the steamship Orizaba.
He was a family man and a contract killer.
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the attention of a dirty cop, who chases the cyclist throughout the city.
Two friends have to get creative when they fall behind on rent in order to please their landlord.
After a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and hometown.
Plagued by visions of a storm, a young husband and father wondered if they should shelter their family or themselves.
Machine Gun Preacher
The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who have been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Touch of Evil
There is a video gallery of cinematic villainy in the New York Times Magazine.
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Michael Shannon plays Herbert White, a character based on a poem by Frank Bidart. Herbert is a man who works in the lumber industry, supports his family, and murders women in town. While Herbert is no...
Atlantic City is a place where the rules don't apply. The man who runs things, legally and otherwise, is the town's treasurer, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, who is equal parts politician and mobster.
A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself immersed in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
The President appointed a gunslinger to track down a terrorist who was a former Confederate officer. He gets revenge on the man who killed his wife and child by accepting this task.
The Runaways paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Kim Fowley influenced the band to be a huge success.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Brad barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place.
Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, while Rose was left alone. When she finds out she's ...
13 Scarier Movie Moments
There was a final entry in the scary movie moments.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
A New Orleans Police sergeant received a medal and a promotion for his actions during Hurricane Katrina. Due to his heroic act, McDonagh injured his back and became addicted to prescription pain medic...
The Missing Person
A man is on a train. One of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was eventually discovered to be a missing person. A large reward was used to bring th...
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s are struggling to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. The novel was written by Richard Y...
After her husband leaves her, Gwen goes to live with her sister Queenie. She discovers that she has suddenly acquired a special gift that enables her to make mechanical objects work again and also hea...
A professional poker player with amazing luck at the table tries to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes terribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax....
Two sets of half brothers are at odds after the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which they will go to ...
In 1990s New York City, teen runaway Froggy is caught in the throes of heroin addiction as she falls in love with a war veteran. The couple finds comfort in each other, but they are already in a downw...
In Oklahoma, Agnes, a lonely waitress living in an isolated and dilapidated roadside motel, meets Peter, a quiet and mysterious man with whom she establishes a strange relationship.
World Trade Center
The building collapsed over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Rescue teams try to save Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, who are trapped under the wreck.
Let's Go to Prison
When a career criminal's plan for revenge is not going to happen, he puts his intended victim's son in his place and joins him in prison.
A naked and badly beaten woman washes up on an East Coast Island. Jessy Turner comes to the island to investigate her sister's murder. She becomes involved in a passionate relationship with the local ...
Grand Theft Parsons
Sometimes it's appropriate to simply bury the dead. This isn't one of those times. One of the most influential musicians of his time was a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the St...
Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis recruits a crook with a perfect poker face. William Hannigan is going to get a fake silver certificate. He needs money to help his fathe...
Zamboni Man is a short story that looks into the lives of two unique and unlikely characters: Walt, a Zamboni driver and Tyler, a young graceful figure skater. Tyler rehearses her current skating prog...
A group of Confederate soldiers holed up on an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and found themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
A paedophile tries to start a new life after 12 years in prison.
Bad Boys II
Bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they chase a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is cheating on him with his sexy s...
Two childhood friends get mixed up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go wrong when the money is lost to a wild animal.
A female attorney learns that her husband is a marine officer accused of murdering fifteen civilians. She believed her husband when he told her that he was being framed. The attorney defends him in a ...
Detroit is in 1995 8 Mile splits the town in half along racial lines. Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. is a young white rapper. To fulfill his dream of success in hip hop, he must cross over these boundarie...
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When two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful Naval nurse, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. The rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is put on hold w...
David Aames has a lot of things: wealth, good looks, and beautiful women on his arm. His face was mangled in a car accident as he fell in love with her. The lines between illusion and reality, between...
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
New Port South
A group of teenagers want to rebel against the teachers and administrators at their high school.
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, the last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Two roommates are trying to make money.
Cecil B. Demented
An insane independent film director and his group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded b...
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
A man discovers compassion and turns his life around.
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The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
A day in the life of a Chicago cab driver is examined as he picks up fares from the good and bad parts of the city and emotionally connects to many of his passengers.
The men are in a car.
A T.V that was very self-centered. The weatherman and his producer are sent to Punxsutawney, Pa., to report on Punxsutawney's version of "Grounded Day", where he finds himself repeating the same day o...
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A New York City handyman is mistaken for a famous writer and brought to a university to give a keynote address.
Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren
Christian Weisenborn and Werner Herzog know each other for more than 40 years. His first film on Werner Herzog "I am my films" (1976-78) covered Herzog's beginning as a filmmaker, the new film is a se...
George & Tammy
George Jones and Tammy Wynette had a relationship that inspired songs such as "We're Gonna Hold On" and "Golden Ring".
An American couple buys a manor house.