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Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux is an accomplished writer and director, as well as a film, television and stage actor. Theroux first gained industry notice with his unforgettable performance as director Adam Kesher, opposite Naomi Watts and Laura Harring, in David Lynch's Mulholland Dr.

Theroux was most recently seen on the small screen as John Hancock in HBO's award-winning miniseries John Adams, alongside Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. He also starred in David Lynch's Inland Empire, Zoe R. Cassavetes' Broken English and David Wain's The Ten.

As a writer, Theroux's most recent credit is Iron Man 2, for Paramount Pictures and Marvel Comics, which was released last summer. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, Iron Man 2 is the sequel to the blockbuster Iron Man. Prior to Iron Man 2, Theroux teamed up with Ben Stiller to write and executive produce DreamWorks' Tropic Thunder, starring Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Nick Nolte and Matthew McConaughey. The film earned Downey an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Theroux's directorial debut, Dedication, was released by The Weinstein Company and debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Theroux developed the script with writer David Bromberg. The film stars Billy Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson and Bob Balaban.

Theroux's numerous film credits include The Baxter; Strangers With Candy; Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; Mary Harron's American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol; Ben Stiller's smash-hit comedy Zoolander; Greg Berlanti's romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy; and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Theroux's television credits include a recurring character on HBO's acclaimed series Six Feet Under, guest spots on Alias and Sex and the City, and many other network shows.

Theroux began his acting career in New York theater. He starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Shopping and Fucking, followed by Three Sisters, with Calista Flockhart, Billy Crudup, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Lili Taylor. Theroux's most recent theater role was at Lincoln Center in Frank McGuinness' Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. For his performance, Theroux was honored with a Lucille Lortel Award as well as the Boston Theater Critics Association Award for Best Male Actor.

Theroux lives in New York City.

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Justin Theroux Facts

Birth NameJustin Paul Theroux
BirthdayAugust 10, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceWashington DC, District of Columbia, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Justin Theroux compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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