A versatile and gifted actor, Ed Harris (Ed Du Bois III) will next be seen in a number of films, all set for release in 2013: the Cold War thriller “Phantom,” co-starring David Duchovny and William Fichtner; “The Look of Love” with Annette Bening, directed by Arie Posen; and the western “Sweetwater,” opposite January Jones and Jason Isaacs.
Harris made his feature film directing debut on “Pollock,” receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under his direction. Harris’ film credits include “Appaloosa” (director, co-screenwriter and star), “A History of Violence” (National Society of Film Critics Award), “The Hours” (Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations), “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Truman Show” (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe Award), “Apollo 13” (Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award), “Copying Beethoven,” “The Right Stuff,” “The Abyss,” “The Rock,” “The Human Stain,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Stepmom,” “The Firm,” “A Flash of Green,” “Places in the Heart,” “Alamo Bay,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Jacknife,” “State of Grace,” “The Third Miracle” and “Touching Home.” He recently collaborated again with director Peter Weir (“The Truman Show”), starring to critical acclaim in Weir’s epic adventure, “The Way Back.”
Harris most recently earned an Emmy nomination for his performance opposite Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson in the Emmy Award-winning HBO film “Game Change,” directed by Jay Roach. He also starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls,” for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor. His television credits also include “The Last Innocent Man,” “Running Mates,” “Paris Trout” and “Riders of the Purple Sage,” for which he and his wife Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film.
Earlier this year Harris completed a critically-lauded run at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, starring with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s “The Jacksonian,” directed by Robert Falls. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Show for the Off-Broadway production of “Wrecks” at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role with writer/director Neil LaBute for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland and won the 2010 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance for the production of “Wrecks” at the Geffen Playhouse. His theatre credits include Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides,” Sam Shephard’s plays “Fool for Love” (Obie) and “Simpatico” (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor), George Furth’s “Precious Sons” (Drama Desk Award), “Prairie Avenue,” “Scar,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”