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David Thornton

A New York actor's actor, Thornton has worked with the following famed indie filmmakers in the following films: John Turturro for Illuminata; Lisas Cholendenko for High Art; Nick Cassavetes for Unhook The Stars and She's So Lovely; Whit Stillman for Last Days of Disco; Paul Auster for Lulu on the Bridge; Cindy Sheman for Office Killer and David Salle for Search and Destroy. A graduate of Yale School of Drama and Hamilton College, his other roles include working with Steven Zaillian for a memborable virtuoso performance in his film A Civil Action and with Tim Disney in the feature Blessed Art Thou.

Thornton also has performed off-Broadway and in several major regional theatres. He won a Los Angeles Dramalogue Award for the LA production of Johnstowne Vindicator and he most recently starred off-Broadway in Big Al for the ArcLight Theatre Company.

Thornton has been working steadily over the past few years, appearing as the lead or co-starring in films including XX/XY, Nick Cassavetes' John Q, Guy Ritchie's remake of Swept Away and the indie projects Private Property, Garmento and 100 Mile Rule.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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David Thornton Facts

BirthplaceCheraw, South Carolina, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.