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Matthew Modine


The youngest of seven children, Matthew Avery Modine was born in Loma Linda, California and grew up in Utah. His father managed drive-in movie theaters. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, California, Modine moved to New York City (1979). While still a student at Stella Adler's Conservatory of Acting, Matthew began landing roles in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Last Days of Coney Island (filming)
Shorty (voice)
 2014 Altar (post-production)
Alec
 2014 Guests (Short) (completed)
Theodore Foster
 2013 Family Weekend
Duncan Dungy
 2011 The Flying House (Short)
Bertie
 2011 Wrinkles (English version, voice)
 2011 Jesus Was a Commie (Short)
John Doe
 2010 A Cat in Paris
Lucas (English version, voice)
 2010 The Trial
Mac
 2008 Santa, the Fascist Years (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 The Garden of Eden
David's Father
 2008 Mia and the Migoo
Mr. Houston / Godfrey (English version, voice)
 2008/II Cowboy (Short)
Cowboy
 2008 I Think I Thought (Short)
Joe
 2007/I The Neighbor
Jeff
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Ben's Father
 2006 Kettle of Fish
Mel
 2005 Opa!
Eric
 2005/I Mary
Tony Childress / Jesus
 2003 Hollywood North
Bobby Myers
 2003 Le divorce
Tellman
 2001 The Shipment
Mitch Garrett
 2001 In the Shadows
Eric
 2001 Nobody's Baby
Sonny
 2000 Very Mean Men
Bartender
 1999 Notting Hill
Movie-Within-Movie Actor (uncredited)
 1997 The Real Blonde
Joe
 1997 The Blackout
Matty
 1997 The Maker
Walter Schmeiss
 1995 Fluke
Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Dave
 1993 Short Cuts
Dr. Ralph Wyman
 1993/II The Tree (Short)
Boy as middle-aged-man / Boy as old man
 1992 Equinox
Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
 1992 Wind
Will Parker
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Joe Slovak
 1988 The Gamble
Francesco Sacredo
 1987 Orphans
Treat
 1984 Birdy
Birdy
 1983 Streamers
Billy
 1983 Private School
Jim Green
 1983 Baby It's You
Steve
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Other Works:

Performing in Arthur Miller's play, "Finishing The Picture" at Chicago's Goodman Theater, alongside cast members Stacy Keach, Linda Lavin, Scott Glenn, Frances Fisher, Harris Yulin, Stephen Lang, and Heather Prete. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew Avery Modine

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

Birdy was the movie that every actor of my generation wanted. The interesting thing about Birdy is that I auditioned for the role of Al Columbato [the part eventually played by Nicolas Cage.] I didn't audition for Birdy. I imagined somebody very, very different playing Birdy. I was up in Toronto working with Mel [Gibson]. We were living together, we were sharing a house together, and Alan Parker ... See more »

Trivia:

Studied acting with Stella Adler. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame

Star Sign:

Aries

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