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Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Colonel Fitts
(1999)
The Bourne Identity
(2002)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. John Laroche
(2002)
The Patriot
The Patriot Col. Harry Burwell
(2000)

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 2016 Live by Night
Chief Figgis
 2015 Demolition
Phil
 2010/I The Tempest
Antonio
 2004 Silver City
Dickie Pilager
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Conklin (uncredited)
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman
Ron Hacksby
 1998 The Horse Whisperer
Frank Booker
 1996 Boys
Mr. John Baker
 1996 Lone Star
Sam
 1995 Pharaoh's Army
Captain John Hull Abston
 1995 Money Train
Torch
 1993 This Boy's Life
Roy
 1991 City of Hope
Riggs
 1991 Thousand Pieces of Gold
Charlie
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion
Larry Nolan
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(February 24 to April 4, 1982) He played Tom in Terrence Shank's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Anne Barclay (Miss Horsham): Susan Cash (Rose); Anthony DeFonte (Trooper #1, Camp Manager, Strikebreaker ... See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On Adaptation) The audition I did was very, very unusual, in that when I read the script, I just saw so many possibilities and ways to play a scene. If you're not familiar with the audition process-you're lucky if you get a second reading of the character. I went to the audition and pleaded with Spike to please allow me to show him four or five interpretations of a scene. And he let me do that. ... See more »

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He majored in agriculture and acting at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. See more »

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Intense understated performances See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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