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Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince is one of the industry's hardest working and most versatile character actors. His eclectic resume boasts every film genre from horror and action to art house drama, and he has worked with some of the industry's most respected and talented directors. Most recently, he was seen opposite Academy Award winner Charlize Theron in the compelling crime drama Monster, based on the true story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

Vince's credits include the thriller Identity for director James Mangold; Luis Mandoki's Trapped, with Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon; Simone, with Al Pacino; the independent film 13 Moons, with Steve Buscemi; The Cell; Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty; and Lawrence Kadsan's comedy Mumford. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of a lovelorn cook in the 1995 film Heavy. Also starring Liv Tyler and Shelley Winters, the film won the Special Jury Prize at that year's Sundance Film Festival.

Vince received his first break in movies from director Alan Parker, who gave him a small part in Angel Heart and subsequently in Mississippi Burning and Come See the Paradise. He has also worked with Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone on Natural Born Killers and JFK. Throughout his career, he has appeared in over two dozen films including Doctor Doolittle, Wim Wenders' The End of Violence, Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls, Robert Benton's Nobody's Fool, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, Jacob's Ladder for director Adrian Lyne, David Lynch's Wild at Heart and Barbet Schroeder's Bar Fly.

He won an Emmy Award in 1995 for Outstanding Guest Actor for his recurring role on the ABC drama Murder One and has appeared in a several telefilms and mini series presentations. His television credits include notable guest appearances in Touching Evil, Alias, The Handler, The X Files, The Marshal, Chicago Hope, Sisters, Quantum Leap and Miami Vice.

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Pruitt Taylor Vince Facts

BirthdayJuly 5, 1960 (62)
BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Selected Filmography

The Devil's Candy
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island
Mississippi Burning
Nobody's Fool
City Slickers 2
Natural Born Killers: Director's Cut
The Legend of 1900
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