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Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine stars in the new fall series Bedford Diaries, as Professor David Macklan. Set in a small liberal arts college in Manhattan, the series is about a popular human behavior seminar taught by a renegade professor, Macklan, where students openly discuss their sexual and personal lives in an attempt to understand the world they live. The show is produced by Tom Fontana (OZ, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and HBO Independent.

Modine appears in the upcoming feature Mary, directed by Abel Ferrara, starring opposite Juliette Binoche, Heather Graham and Forest Whitaker. He made a guest starring appearance in the miniseries Into The West, executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

On stage, Modine starred in Arthur Miller's Finishing the Picture at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Based on events during the last days on the set of the movie The Misfits, the play recounts how the behavior of a famously fragile movie star prompted studio owners to threaten pulling the plug on the picture.

A veteran of over 30 films, Modine starred in Alan Parker's Birdy, Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Mike Figgis' The Browning Version, John Schlesinger's Pacific Heights, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, and Merchant/Ivory's Le Divorce opposite Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts.

Modine received the 1993 Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for Best Ensemble Cast in Robert Altman's Golden Lion Award-winning Short Cuts. He earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for his performance in HBO's critically acclaimed, Emmy Award winning drama And the Band Played On. Modine also received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in What the Deaf Man Heard.

Television credits include the Emmy nominated mini-series Hitler: The Rise of Evil, in which he portrayed Fritz Gerlich.

Modine directed the short films, When I Was a Boy, Smoking and Ecce Pirate. All debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, and screened at major film festivals worldwide. He wrote, directed and starred in his feature directorial debut, If...Dog...Rabbit, and he directed the play 12 Angry Men, starring F. Murray Abraham, Wallace Shawn and Seymour Cassel at the New Mercury Theater.

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Matthew Modine Facts

BirthdayMarch 22, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceLoma Linda, California, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Matthew Modine compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Trial
The Brainwashing of My Dad
Full Metal Jacket
Notting Hill
Transporter 2
Memphis Belle
Any Given Sunday
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