Michael Shannon


Biography

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor and musician. He made his film debut opposite Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993) and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002), where he portrayed the boyfriend of Eminem's character's mother (Kim Basinger). Shannon is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. Notable projects include Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Iceman (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Elvis & Nixon (2016). He is a frequent collaborator with 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/George Mueller in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014).

Shannon has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for Revolutionary Road (2008) and again for Nocturnal Animals (2016). 99 Homes (2014) further earned him nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

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2018What They Had as Nicky
2018Waco as Gary Noesner
201812 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers as
2017The Current War as George Westinghouse
2017The Shape of Water as Strickland
2017Pottersville as Maynard
2017Trouble No More as Himself
2016Frank & Lola as Frank Reilly
2016Salt and Fire as Matt Riley
2016Loving as Grey Villet
2016Nocturnal Animals as Bobby Andes
2016Wolves as Lee Keller
2016Complete Unknown as Tom Brayton
2016Elvis & Nixon as Elvis Presley
2016Poor Boy as Blayde Griggs
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as General Zod
2016Midnight Special as Roy Tomlin
2015The Night Before as Mr. Green
2015Freeheld as Dane Wells
2014She's Funny That Way as Policeman Macy's
201499 Homes as Rick Carver
2014Young Ones as Ernest Holm
2014They Came Together as Spike
2013Choose You as Avicii
2013The Harvest as Richard
2013Man of Steel as General Zod
2013Mud as Galen
2012Happy Hour as Just Mike
2012The Iceman as Richard Kuklinski
2012Premium Rush as Bobby Monday
2012The Broken Tower as Emile
2011Touch of Evil as The Tycoon
2011Take Shelter as Curtis LaForche
2011Machine Gun Preacher as Donnie
2011Return as Mike
2010Boardwalk Empire as Nelson Van Alden
2010Boardwalk Empire as Agent Nelson Van Alden
2010Jonah Hex as Doc Cross Williams
2010The Runaways as Kim Fowley
201013 as Henry
2010Herbert White as Herbert White
2009The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans as Mundt
2009My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done as Brad McCullum
2009The Greatest as Jordan Walker
2009The Missing Person as John Rosow
2008Revolutionary Road as John Givings
2008Marvelous as John
2007Shotgun Stories as Son Hayes
2007Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Dex
2007Lucky You as Ray Zumbro
2007Blackbird as Murl
2006Let's Go to Prison as Lynard
2006World Trade Center as Dave Karnes
2006Bug as Peter Evans
2005American Gun as Jerry
2004The Woodsman as Rosen
2004Water as Bobby Matherson
2004Criminal as Gene
2004Zamboni Man as Walt
2004Dead Birds as Clyde
2003Bad Boys II as Floyd Poteet
2003Grand Theft Parsons as Larry Oster-Berg
2003Kangaroo Jack as Frankie Lombardo
20028 Mile as Greg Buehl
2002High Crimes as Troy Abbott
2001Vanilla Sky as Aaron
2001New Port South as Stanton
2001Pearl Harbor as Lt. Gooz Wood
2000Tigerland as Sgt. Filmore
2000Cecil B. Demented as Petie
2000The Photographer as Maurice
2000Mullitt as
1999Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as
1999Jesus' Son as Dundun
1997The Ride as Jimmy
1997Chicago Cab as Crack Head
1996Early Edition as
1996Chain Reaction as D.C. Flower Delivery Man
1993Groundhog Day as Fred
1992Overexposed as Young Man
-Fahrenheit 451 as Captain Beatty
-State Like Sleep as
2018What They Had as Nicky
2018Waco as Gary Noesner
201812 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers as
2017The Current War as George Westinghouse
2017The Shape of Water as Strickland
2017Pottersville as Maynard
2017Trouble No More as Himself
2017Signature Move as Executive Producer
2016Frank & Lola as Frank Reilly
2016Salt and Fire as Matt Riley
2016Loving as Grey Villet
2016Nocturnal Animals as Bobby Andes
2016Wolves as Lee Keller
2016Complete Unknown as Tom Brayton
2016Elvis & Nixon as Executive Producer
2016Elvis & Nixon as Elvis Presley
2016Poor Boy as Blayde Griggs
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as General Zod
2016Midnight Special as Roy Tomlin
2015The Night Before as Mr. Green
2015Freeheld as Dane Wells
2014She's Funny That Way as Policeman Macy's
201499 Homes as Rick Carver
2014Young Ones as Ernest Holm
2014They Came Together as Spike
2013Choose You as Avicii
2013The Harvest as Richard
2013Man of Steel as General Zod
2013Mud as Galen
2012Happy Hour as Just Mike
2012The Iceman as Richard Kuklinski
2012Premium Rush as Bobby Monday
2012The Broken Tower as Emile
2011Touch of Evil as The Tycoon
2011Take Shelter as Curtis LaForche
2011Machine Gun Preacher as Donnie
2011Return as Mike
2010Boardwalk Empire as Nelson Van Alden
2010Boardwalk Empire as Agent Nelson Van Alden
2010Jonah Hex as Doc Cross Williams
2010The Runaways as Kim Fowley
201013 as Henry
2010Herbert White as Herbert White
2009The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans as Mundt
2009My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done as Brad McCullum
2009The Greatest as Jordan Walker
2009The Missing Person as John Rosow
2008Revolutionary Road as John Givings
2008Marvelous as John
2007Shotgun Stories as Son Hayes
2007Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Dex
2007Lucky You as Ray Zumbro
2007Blackbird as Murl
2006Let's Go to Prison as Lynard
2006World Trade Center as Dave Karnes
2006Bug as Peter Evans
2005American Gun as Jerry
2004The Woodsman as Rosen
2004Water as Bobby Matherson
2004Criminal as Gene
2004Zamboni Man as Walt
2004Dead Birds as Clyde
2003Bad Boys II as Floyd Poteet
2003Grand Theft Parsons as Larry Oster-Berg
2003Kangaroo Jack as Frankie Lombardo
20028 Mile as Greg Buehl
2002High Crimes as Troy Abbott
2001Vanilla Sky as Aaron
2001New Port South as Stanton
2001Pearl Harbor as Lt. Gooz Wood
2000Tigerland as Sgt. Filmore
2000Cecil B. Demented as Petie
2000The Photographer as Maurice
2000Mullitt as
1999Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as
1999Jesus' Son as Dundun
1997The Ride as Jimmy
1997Chicago Cab as Crack Head
1996Early Edition as
1996Chain Reaction as D.C. Flower Delivery Man
1993Groundhog Day as Fred
1992Overexposed as Young Man
-Fahrenheit 451 as Captain Beatty
-State Like Sleep as