More Elias Koteas Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Ararat)Elias Koteas is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio. Born in Montréal, his career is defined by the bold and challenging roles he undertakes in films directed by groundbreaking contemporary filmmakers.
His credits include Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone and Tucker; Peter Masterson's Full Moon in Blue Water; Roger Cardinal's Malarek, for which he received his first Genie nomination for Best Actor; Atom Egoyan's The Adjuster and Exotica, for which he received his second Genie nomination, this time as Best Supporting Actor; David Cronenberg's Crash; Gregory Hoblit's Fallen, opposite Denzel Washington; Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil; Steven Shainberg's Hit Me; and, perhaps most notable, his role in Terrence Malick's Oscar -nominated film, The Thin Red Line. Koteas' more recent feature film credits include Gattaca, Living Out Loud, Divorce: A Contemporary Western and Lost Souls. Upcoming films include Dancing At The Blue Iguana; Andrew Davis' Collateral Damage; Novocaine, with Steve Martin; Harrison' s Flowers, with Andie MacDowell and Adrien Brody; Agnieska Holland's A Shot in the Dark; and Simone, starring Al Pacino and directed by Andrew Niccol.
Among his numerous stage performances was a starring role in Kiss of the Spider Woman at Yale Repertory Theatre and last year's well-received re-staging of Sam Shepard's True West, directed by Matthew Warchus and co-starring Josh Brolin.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "Ararat" (25-Apr-2003)