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JOHN C. REILLY received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his standout performance as Amos Hart in the Academy Award-winning film, Chicago. Additionally, he was named Best Supporting Actor by the Las Vegas Film Critics, and nominated by the Chicago Film Critics in the same category. The same year, Reilly starred in two other Academy Award-nominated films, Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York and Stephen Daldry's The Hours, making it the first time that a single actor had been part of three of the five films in this prestigious category.
Reilly stars in Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion as part of an incredible cast including Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, and Woody Harrelson. Reilly plays Dusty, a singing cowboy on America's most celebrated radio show. On August 4, Reilly joins Will Ferrell in Columbia Pictures' comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Bobby Ricky.
Recently, Reilly starred opposite Jennifer Connelly in Dark Water, directed by Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries). He also appeared in the comedy Anger Management with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. In 2003 he starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, and in Criminal with Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
In 2002, Reilly was seen starring opposite Jennifer Aniston as her husband in The Good Girl, a role which garnered him an IFP Spirit Award nomination. Reilly's other film credits include the critically acclaimed ensemble satire The Anniversary Party, co-directed by Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh; Wolfgang Petersen's The Perfect Storm; and Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. Prior to that, he co-starred in For Love of the Game, with Kevin Costner, and Never Been Kissed, with Drew Barrymore, and was also featured in the Terrence Malick's Academy Award-nominated The Thin Red Line. He charmed audiences in Anderson's Oscar-nominated Boogie Nights, playing porn star Reed Rothchild, having previously worked with Anderson on his acclaimed debut Hard Eight, starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. Among Reilly's other feature credits are Georgia, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Dolores Claiborne, The River Wild, We're No Angels, State of Grace, Hoffa, and Casualties of War.
Reilly returned to his theater roots in April 2005 when he starred in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2000, Reilly starred in Sam Shepard's Tony Award-nominated Broadway production True West, appearing opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in a tale of two brothers engaged in an intense psychological battle, garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor. He recently appeared on stage at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, starring in the title role in the musical Marty. His other stage credits include starring with Gary Sinise in the Steppenwolf Theater productions of The Grapes of Wrath and A Streetcar Named Desire, and producing and playing the title role in Ionesco's Exit the King at the Actors Gang Theater in Los Angeles.