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Michael Wincott


Over more than thirty years, Michael Wincott has gained the reputation of a respected and uncompromising actor. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he eventually moved to New York City where he graduated from Juilliard in 1986 and began a relationship with Joseph Papp's Public Theatre beginning with his creation of the role of Kent in Eric Bogosian's ... See full bio »
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Known For

Basquiat
Basquiat Rene Ricard
(1996)
Talk Radio
Talk Radio Kent / Michael / Joe
(1988)
What Just Happened
What Just Happened Jeremy Brunell
(2008)
Westworld
Westworld Old Bill
(2016)

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 2017 Ghost in the Shell
Dr. Osmond (uncredited)
 2015/I Forsaken
Dave Turner
 2015 Knight of Cups
Herb
 2014 Grand Street
Reuben
 2012 Hitchcock
Ed Gein
 2009 A Lonely Place for Dying
Anthony Greenglass
 2008 What Just Happened
Jeremy Brunell
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Fashion Photographer
 2006 Seraphim Falls
Hayes
 2002 Treasure Planet
Scroop (voice)
 2002 The Count of Monte Cristo
Armand Dorleac
 2001 Along Came a Spider
Gary Soneji
 2000 Before Night Falls
Heberto Zorilla Ochoa
 1999 Hidden Agenda
Larry Gleason
 1998 Gunshy
Frankie McGregor
 1997 Alien: Resurrection
Elgyn
 1997 Metro
Michael Korda
 1996 Dead Girl
Mark in the Park
 1996 Basquiat
Rene Ricard
 1995 Strange Days
Philo Gant
 1995 Dead Man
Conway Twill
 1995/I Panther
Tynan
 1994 The Crow
Top Dollar
 1993 The Three Musketeers
Rochefort
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
Sal
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Guy of Gisborne
 1991 The Doors
Paul Rothchild
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Vet - Villa Dulce
 1989 Suffering Bastards
Chazz
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Soupy Mike
 1988 Talk Radio
Kent / Michael / Joe
 1987 The Sicilian
Cpl. Silvestro Canio
 1983 Curtains
Matthew
 1981 Ticket to Heaven
Gerry
 1981 Circle of Two
Paul
 1980 Nothing Personal
Peter
 1979 Wild Horse Hank
Charlie Connors
 1979 Title Shot
Robber
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Serious Money (1988). Satire. Written by Caryl Churchill. Choral Director: Allan Corduner [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Max Stafford-Clark. Royale Theatre: 9 Feb 1988- 20 Feb 1988 (15 performances + 21 previews that began on 20 Jan 1988). Cast: Valerie Bahakel, Alec Baldwin (as "Grimes"), Allan Corduner (as "Durkfeld/... See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

You have to be careful so you don't make your character dull and predictable. Sometimes you have to bend the script a little... The bad guys are mostly the same on the paper... A bad guy wouldn't think of himself as bad. The guy I'm playing in Metro (1997) thinks of himself as a responsible and nice guy, since he is taking care of his retarded cousin. That is what I try to keep in mind, when I'm ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2006 he was going to star in the movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's "Ecstasy" together with Hugh Dancy, Billy Boyd, Scott Cleverdon, Richard E. Grant and Sarah Carter, under the direction of Robert Heydon. The film was shot 4 years later with a different cast, except for Billy Boyd. See more »

Trademark:

Deeply rasping voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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