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Biography #2 (for Runaway Jury)

Bruce Davison has had a career rich with a variety of roles, both hero and villain and all shades in between. The range of his projects reflects that versatility. Recently, he had a starring role in the box office hit X-Men as Senator Kelly, the avowed opponent of the mutant heroes (a role he reprised in X2), and guest-starred in nine episodes of the highly acclaimed TV series The Practice, beginning with the 2002 season's premiere episode. Davison played a friend of Bobby (Dylan McDermott) who is accused of murdering his wife. Davison also directed his first feature, Off Season, starring Hume Cronyn, Sherilyn Fenn and Rory Culkin, for Showtime. He received an Emmy nomination as Best Director.

Davison's recent film credits include Summer Catch, Crazy/Beautiful, and The King is Alive. Previously, he starred in At First Sight, Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil, and Paulie.

For his work in the film Longtime Companion, Davison was nominated for an Academy Award and was the winner of a Golden Globe Award, the New York Film Critics and the National Film Critics Awards and a Spirit Award. Among his other notable films are Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Nicholas Hytner, Robert Altman's Short Cuts, for which the ensemble cast was honored with a special Golden Globe Award and by the Venice Film Festival, Six Degrees of Separation, Short Eyes, Frank Perry's Last Summer, Robert Aldrich's Ulzana's Raid, which starred Burt Lancaster, The Strawberry Statement and the cult horror classic Willard.

On television, Davison's credits include the HBO film Vendetta, three films for Showtime: Locked in Silence, Hidden in America, and The Color of Justice and After Jimmy. Davison also guest-starred on three episodes of Seinfeld.

On stage, Davison starred in the off-Broadway sensation How I Learned to Drive, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel.

Davison was educated at Penn State where he started out as an art major until fate led him to accompany a friend to her audition of Come Back, Little Sheba and he became hooked on acting from then on.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Runaway Jury" (18-Oct-2003)