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Aol releases four episodes of new Steve Buscemi show 'Park Bench' [WATCH]

Aol releases four episodes of new Steve Buscemi show 'Park Bench' [WATCH]

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --Aol has released the first four episodes of its new talking show starring Steve Buscemi, "Park Bench."
Veronica Linares
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in first trailer for 'They Came Together'

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in first trailer for 'They Came Together'

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star as an unlikely couple in the first trailer for romantic comedy satire "They Came Together."
Annie Martin
'Boardwalk Empire' to wrap up next season

'Boardwalk Empire' to wrap up next season

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The upcoming fifth season of "Boardwalk Empire" will be the 1920s New Jersey-set crime drama's last, HBO announced.
Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Shannon, an American actor known for his intense performances in independent films and stage dramas, says he was "ecstatic" to play the villain General Zod in the new Superman movie "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie before playing the alien hero's biological father Jor-El in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The Drama League nominated the New York musicals "Dogfight," "Here Lies Love" and "Kinky Boots" for its Best Musical Award Tuesday.
Morton, Shannon to star in psychological thriller 'The Harvest'

Morton, Shannon to star in psychological thriller 'The Harvest'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon will star in the New York-set psychological thriller "The Harvest," Elephant Eye Films announced Wednesday.
Broadway loses $8.5M thanks to Sandy

Broadway loses $8.5M thanks to Sandy

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Broadway shows lost an estimated $8.5 million in ticket sales when Hurricane Sandy took a bite out of the Big Apple last week, theater officials said.
Rudd and Shannon heading to B'way

Rudd and Shannon heading to B'way

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Paul Rudd, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon are to star in the Broadway premiere of Craig Wright's play "Grace," producers said Monday.
Franco's student film set for release

Franco's student film set for release

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Writer, director and actor James Franco's New York University thesis film is to get a theatrical release next month in Manhattan, his representatives said.

New way found to fend off hospital infections

KINGSTON, Ontario, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Researchers in Canada say their new disinfection system may change the way hospital rooms, and perhaps hotel rooms, worldwide are cleaned.
New York Web critics honor 'Artist'

New York Web critics honor 'Artist'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- New York Film Critics Online has voted "The Artist" the Best Picture of 2011 and Michael Hazanavicius Best Director for helming it.
'Artist,' 'Shelter' earn 5 Spirit nods each

'Artist,' 'Shelter' earn 5 Spirit nods each

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "The Artist" and "Take Shelter" were each nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Man opens fire, kills self at FedEx

BEDFORD PARK, Ill., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A former FedEx employee ran into the company's Bedford Park facility in Illinois Thursday, opened fire at workers then killed himself, police said.
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Actress Ashley Judd is joined by Michael Shannon, as they announce their new movie thriller "Bug" which stars Judd and Shannon on May 10, 2007 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff).
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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 15, 1974) is an American stage, film, and television actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Revolutionary Road. He is a series regular on the critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a grandson of entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. His mother, Geraldine Hine, is a lawyer, and his father, Donald S. Shannon, was an accounting professor at DePaul University. He was raised by his divorced parents in both Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois.

Shannon began his career as a stage actor in Chicago, where he helped found the "A Red Orchid Theatre", where he still regularly performs. He has since worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, and other acting companies. Shannon originated the role of Peter Evans in Bug in 2004 and also starred in the 2006 film adaptation with Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr, directed by William Friedkin. His roles in Bug, Killer Joe, and Man From Nebraska were written by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michael Shannon."
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