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Jonah Hex Movie Cast
JOSH BROLIN stars as Jonah Hex in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "JONAH HEX," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC Comics. Photo by Jamie Trueblood
JOSH BROLIN (Jonah Hex) is an award winning actor/producer/director, with a career spanning film, stage and television. In 2008, he garnered nominations for an Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award® and received awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review for his memorable portrayal of Dan White in Gus Van Sant's acclaimed film "Milk." Brolin also received rave reviews for his portrayal of George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's controversial biopic "W." In 2007, he earned a Screen Actors Guild Award® as part of an ensemble for his work in Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Brolin also starred in Ridley Scott's 2007 blockbuster "American Gangster," alongside Denzel Washington. The film received a Golden Globe nomination for best picture and Brolin was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® as part of the ensemble.
Brolin has several diverse upcoming films slated for release this year. He re-teamed with Oliver Stone for the highly anticipated "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," opposite Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas, in theatres September 24th. Also set to release in September is Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," in which Brolin stars alongside Anthony Hopkins and Naomi Watts. Additionally, Brolin co-stars as a ruthless killer opposite Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in the Coen brothers' remake of the classic film "True Grit," in theatres on Christmas Day.
Brolin made his feature film debut starring in Richard Donner's classic action-comedy "Goonies," produced by Steven Spielberg. It was his portrayal of a bisexual federal agent in director David O. Russell's 1996 film "Flirting with Disaster," which gained recognition from critics and cemented his successful transition to mature roles.
His other films include Guillermo Del Toro's "Mimic;" "Best Laid Plans," produced by Mike Newell; Ole Bornedal's "Nightwatch"; Scott Silver's "Mod Squad"; Jim Stern's controversial film "All the Rage," which premiered at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival; "Coastline," directed by Victor Nunez, which debuted at the 2002 Sundance Film festival; Paul Verhoeven's blockbuster "Hollow Man"; "Into the Blue," for director John Stockwell; Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of Elah"; and "Planet Terror," part of the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature "Grindhouse."
On stage, Brolin starred opposite Elias Koteas in the acclaimed Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "True West." In 2004, Brolin starred in the award-winning Off-Broadway play "The Exonerated," based on the true stories of former death row inmates. His additional stage credits include "Skin of the Teeth," "The Crucible" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Kennedy Memorial Theatre; "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Lebrero Theatre; and "Dark of the Moon" at the Ann Capa Ensemble Theatre. He also spent five years with Anthony Zerbe at the Reflections Festival at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester, New York, performing in and directing several of the festival's plays, including "Pitz and Joe," "Life in the Trees," "Forgiving Typhoid Mary," "Oh, The Innocents," "Peep Hole," "Ellen Universe Joins the Band," "Lincoln Park Zoo" and "Hard Hearts."
In early 2008, Brolin made his film directing debut with a short entitled "X," which he also wrote and produced. It premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival before screening at such festivals as South by Southwest and the AFI Dallas Film Festival. He also directed the behind-the-scenes documentary for the "No Country for Old Men" DVD.
In 2009, Brolin served as executive producer, along with Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, on the documentary which aired on the History Channel entitled "The People Speak," based on Howard Zinn's influential 1980 book A People's History of the United States. Depicting America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights, the film features readings by Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, and David Strathairn, among others.
Brolin made his mark early in television, starring in several series including ABC's popular "The Young Riders"; the acclaimed political drama "Mr. Sterling," and "Private Eye" for NBC; and CBS' "Winnetka Road." Brolin received critical praise for his performance in TNT's epic miniseries "Into the West," opposite Beau Bridges, Gary Busey and Jessica Capshaw; co-starred opposite Mary Steenburgen, Gretchen Mol and Bonnie Bedelia in the adaptation of William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Picnic," and "Prison of Children" for CBS; and the Showtime original film "Gang in Blue."
JOHN MALKOVICH (Quentin Turnbull) is an actor/director/producer with an impressive body of work over 25 years spanning film, stage and television.
He'll next be seen in "Secretariat," reuniting with director Randall Wallace, and Robert Schwecke's "Red," with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, both to be released this fall, as well as Michael Bay's "Transformers 3" releasing next year.
Malkovich has appeared on the big screen in over 70 feature films, including the Coen brothers' comedy "Burn After Reading"; "Changeling," for director Clint Eastwood; Robert Zemeckis' "Beowulf"; Spike Jonzes' "Being John Malkovich," which earned Malkovich the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor; John Dahl's "Rounders"; "The Man In the Iron Mask" for director Randall Wallace; Simon West's "Con Air"; "The Portrait of a Lady" for director Jane Campion; Wolfgang Petersen's "In the Line of Fire;" which garnered Malkovich a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® nomination; Gary Sinise's "Of Mice and Men"; Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Sheltering Sky"; "Dangerous Liaisons" for director Stephen Frears; Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun"; Paul Newman's "The Glass Menagerie"; "The Killing Fields" for director Roland Joffé; and Robert Benton's "Places in the Heart," for which Malkovich received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® nomination as well as Best Supporting Actor Awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review.
Currently, Malkovich is producing the feature film "Jeff Who Lives at Home," starring Susan Sarandon, through his banner Mr. Mudd, which most recently produced the highly acclaimed independent film "Juno," nominated for three Academy® Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Director. The film won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay. Malkovich first produced "Ghost World," directed by Terry Zwigoff, through the company, followed by his own feature directorial debut, "The Dancer Upstairs," starring Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem. Other films produced through Mr. Mudd include "The Libertine," starring Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton and "Art School Confidential," also directed by Zwigoff and written by screenwriter/cartoonist Dan Clowes. Malkovich also served as Executive Producer on the documentary "How to Draw a Bunny," a portrait of artist Ray Johnson, which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and the Prix de Public at the famed Recontre Film Festival in Paris. The film was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best documentary in 2003.
Malkovich's work on stage began in 1976, when he became a charter member of the groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He moved to New York City in 1982 to appear in a Steppenwolf production of the Sam Shepard play "True West," for which he won an Obie Award. Malkovich then directed a Steppenwolf co-production, the 1984 revival of Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead," for which he received a second Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award. His Broadway debut was that year as Biff in "Death of a Salesman," alongside Dustin Hoffman as Willy.
In late 2008, Malkovich directed Zach Helm's play "The Good Canary," starring Diego Luna and produced by Mr. Mudd and Mexico's Canana. Enjoying a 15-week sold-out run touring through several major Mexican cities, its critical acclaim and financial success set a new precedent in Mexican theater.
Malkovich's mark in television includes his Emmy Award-winning performance in the telefilm "Death of a Salesman," directed by Volker Schloendorff and reuniting him with Dustin Hoffman, reprising their stage roles. Other notable credits include the miniseries "Les Meserables," as well as "Napoleon" and the acclaimed HBO telefilm "RKO 281," the latter two garnering Emmy Award nominations for Malkovich.
He recently served as executive producer on "Which Way Home," a documentary by Sundance award winner Rebecca Cammisa for HBO and Mr. Mudd.
MEGAN FOX as Lilah and JOSH BROLIN as Jonah Hex in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "JONAH HEX," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC Comics. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
MEGAN FOX (Lilah) will be seen next in the independent drama "Passion Play," opposite Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray. Additionally, Fox is serving as producer on the live-action feature film adaptation of "Fathom," in which she will also star.
Her other film credits include the dark comedic/horror thriller "Jennifer's Body," opposite Amanda Seyfried; "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People," alongside Simon Pegg; and her break-out starring role of Mikaela, opposite Shia LaBeouf, in the blockbuster "Transformers," and its sequel "Transformers 2."
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Fox began taking dance lessons at the age of five and continued her training when the family moved to Florida. At age 15, she moved to Los Angeles and began working in feature films and television.
MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Burke) most recently co-starred with Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed World War II revenge thriller "Inglourious Basterds." As one of the title characters, Fassbender shared in both a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Cast Performance and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble. He was previously honored for his portrayal of Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's controversial biopic "Hunger." Fassbender's performance as the jailed Irish Republican Army member, who is elected to the British Parliament even as he leads a prison hunger strike, brought him a British Independent Film Award and a London Film Critics Circle Award, as well as Best Actor Awards at the 2008 Chicago and Stockholm Film Festival Awards. The following year, he won a Best Supporting Actor Award at the Chicago Film Festival for his role in the independent British drama "Fish Tank."
He also has a number of films upcoming, including Steven Soderbergh's ensemble actioner "Knockout," with Ewan McGregor and Antonio Banderas; playing the role of Edward Rochester opposite Mia Wasikowksa and Judi Dench in "Jane Eyre," directed by Cary Fukunaga; and David Cronenberg's drama "A Dangerous Method," with Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen.
Born in Germany and raised in Ireland, Fassbender is a graduate of London's prestigious Drama Centre. His breakthrough role came in HBO's award-winning World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers," executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Fassbender made his feature film debut in Zack Snyder's 2006 blockbuster "300." His additional credits include the independent films "Angel," directed by Francois Ozon; Joel Schumacher's "Blood Creek"; and "Eden Lake."
WILL ARNETT (Lieutenant Grass) voices a character in this summer's anticipated animated film "Despicable Me," alongside Steve Carell and Julie Andrews. He was most recently seen starring in the romantic comedy "When in Rome," opposite Kristen Bell and Anjelica Huston, in which he played a suitor trying to win the heart of a young girl after she steals coins from a fountain of love.
In 2009, Arnett starred opposite Penelope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis and Bill Nighy in "G-Force," a combination live-action/CG film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The same year, he voiced a character in the hugely successful 3-D animated adventure film "Monsters vs. Aliens," alongside Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, which opened number one at the box office. In 2008, he lent his voice to the hugely successful animated comedy "Horton Hears a Who," with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. He also re-teamed with Will Ferrell in the basketball comedy "Semi Pro" after his successful turn with Ferrell in the 2007 figure skating comedy "Blades of Glory," in which Arnett's wife, Amy Poehler, also starred. In 2007, Arnett also co-starred opposite Will Forte in "The Brothers Solomon." Among his other feature credits are "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown," "R.V.," "Monster-In-Law," "The Waiting Game," "The Broken Giant," "Southie" and "Ed's Next Move."
In 2008, Arnett garnered an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the recurring role of Devon Banks on NBC's "30 Rock." Arnett also earned an Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy nomination in 2006 for his performance as series regular Gob Bluth on Fox's critically-acclaimed sitcom "Arrested Development." In 2009, Arnett sealed a development deal with Fox network and re-teamed with "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz to create "Wilde Kingdom," a comedy project which he would top line.
His additional television credits include a role as a regular on the NBC comedy series "The Mike O'Malley Show," and guest-starring roles on various series including "Sex and the City," "The Sopranos," "Boston Public," "Third Watch" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Arnett also appeared on NBC's "Will & Grace" in the memorable role of Jack's dance nemesis auditioning to become a backup dancer for Janet Jackson.
Arnett can also be heard in a variety of commercials, most notably as the voice of GMC Trucks.
MICHAEL SHANNON (Doc Cross Williams) received an Academy Award® nomination for his supporting role performance in Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road," based on the novel by Richard Yates, adapted by Justin Haythe, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates. He was most recently seen in Floria Sigismondi's "The Runaways," opposite Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. He'll next be seen in Gela Babluani's "13," with Mickey Rourke.
Shannon has been in over 30 films, including Werner Herzog's "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" and "Bad Lieutenant"; Sydney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"; Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center"; "Bug" for director William Friedkin; Curtis Hanson's "Lucky You" and "8 Mile"; Michael Bay's "Bad Boys II" and "Pearl Harbor"; "Kangaroo Jack" for director David McNally; Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky"; "Cecil B. DeMented" for director John Waters; Noah Buschel's "The Missing Person"; and Shana Feste's "The Greatest."
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