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Matthew Modine is currently filming the independent feature film Very Mean Men, opposite Martin Landau.

Modine will also be seen starring in the telefilm Flowers for Algernon (CBS), co-starring Kelli Williams. He portrays Charlie, a mentally challenged man who temporarily experiences life as a genius.

Additionally, Modine starred in the 1998 Hallmark Entertainment production What the Deaf Man Heard (CBS), a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination and was the highest-rated movie on any network since 1991. Modine also received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for his performance in HBO's Emmy Award-winning drama And the Band Played On.

In films, Modine was last seen in Tom DiCillo's comedy The Real Blonde, opposite Denis Leary, Kathleen Turner and Daryl Hannah; and in Abel Ferrara's The Blackout, opposite Beatrice Dalle, Claudia Schiffer and Dennis Hopper. The latter film debuted at last year's Cannes Film Festival (Official Selection) to critical enthusiasm, and was produced by Any Given Sunday's Clayton Townsend.

Modine directed three short films: When I Was a Boy, Smoking, and Ecce Pirate. All debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and have gone on to play in major film festivals worldwide. He wrote, directed and starred in his feature directorial debut If ... Dog ... Rabbit, opposite John Hurt, Kevin J. O'Connor, Bruce Dern, Lisa Marie and David Keith. Modine also directed the play 12 Angry Men, starring F. Murray Abraham, Wallace Shawn and Seymour Cassel.

A veteran of over 30 films, Modine has starred in Alan Parker's Birdy, Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Gross Anatomy, Robert Altman's Short Cuts, Mike Figgis' The Browning Version and John Schlesinger's Pacific Heights, to name a few.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)