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Garret Dillahunt Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 24 November 1964Castro Valley, California, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Garret grew up in the state of Washington and attended the University of Washington where he studied journalism. He received his MFA from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He has appeared on and off Broadway and in theaters around the country before he began pursuing film and television roles.

He has two brothers: Brett, a teacher; and Eric, deceased.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: T. Lidyard

Spouse (1)

Michelle Hurd (? - present)

Trivia (8)

He was originally cast as "Charley Ford" in 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), but had to take a smaller role due to a television conflict.
He has been huge fan of Cormac McCarthy since college and claims to have auditioned for parts in every adaptation of McCarthy's novels that are being made. He said he read 7 times for the part of Llewyn Moss in No Country for Old Men (2007), but was ultimately cast in the smaller part of Deputy Wendell.
Attended New York University's graduate acting program with Burn Notice (2007) star, Jeffrey Donovan .
Brother-in-law of Adrienne Hurd.
Son-in-law of Hugh Hurd.
Playing "Corbin Teel" in a New York Theatre Workshop production of Naomi Wallace's "Things of Dry Hours". [June 2009]
Filming Oliver Sherman (2010), with Molly Parker and Donal Logue, in North Bay, Ontario. [October 2009]
Played two different characters in successive seasons of Deadwood - in season one he portrayed Jack McCall and in season two he played Francis Wolcott.

Personal Quotes (23)

I have such a crush on Shirley Manson. I think she's the coolest thing.
I have been really lucky in my career, with the diversity of it. I get to play really complex people.
Everyone thinks their family is the craziest family in the world. Like, 'My God, my family's crazy!'
But the fact that same-sex marriage is still an issue is insane. Thinking love knows a sex is ridiculous.
As a heterosexual man, I've never really doubted my sexuality, but I've had men in my life and thought, 'If I was gay, I'd be with him' - you know?
Yeah, I like to have fun - I think that's a good way to live. I think you're better at your job if you like it.
If it's a good story, then everybody is trying to tell it, everybody is better for it, and it's just more fun.
I've long been a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor. I think he's a great actor. He's my kind of guy. He does what I aspire to do.
I've always liked stories. I'm always reading, ever since I was a kid. I've always been reading and wanting to be in some other world.
I love a good fight and I think a bad fight can ruin a movie. I really do.
I think I have music in me! I had a scholarship to study singing at one point, and I've never really done anything about it. I've done some music on stage, but it's been a long time. It would be kind of fun.
I just like a good story. I want the story to be good and I want the character to be different than the last one I played. That's not always possible, but that's what I want.
I did the whole rock and roll thing that's coming up. I think you're going to enjoy that! 'Burt Rocks', it's called. I like that he's a dreamer; I like how positive he is. There's a lot of things I think I can learn from Burt.
I actually started in comedy, but then after 'Deadwood' I started concentrating on the dramas more. But then I just got tired for raping and killing and figured, 'It's time to do another comedy.'
Brad Pitt is a dude who just wants to make good movies. He's not afraid to surround himself with the greatest actors, which I always appreciate because I've also seen actors who only want to surround themselves with weak actors because it makes them look better. That ends up making a poorer movie.
The other day, someone called me this generation's Bruce Dern - I'd never thought of that, and frankly, I don't know enough of Bruce Dern's work to comment on it, though he is an incredible actor.
No one has a name in 'The Road.' Like Cormac McCarthy's novel from which it's adapted, 'The Road' features characters such as the man, the boy, the wife, the old man and the veteran.
It's kind of my whole philosophy as an actor. I think that's what we're supposed to do is play a wide range of characters - or it's just what I like to do, I should say. I like to try to be as different as I can from one thing to the next.
In the past, if you did film, you couldn't do stage, and if you did film, you certainly didn't do television. You had to pick what you wanted to be. Now it seems like we can bounce around, not only between genres, but between mediums, and I like that. I like change and I like a good story.
I'm an ensemble guy, I guess - that comes from the theater. If I ever won some kind of award someday, I imagine I'd try to be very gracious, but in the end, I just want to keep working. I don't see why that, if you just put your mind to it and keep sowing the right seeds, you can't keep doing the things you want to do.
You'll see a lot more blood in 'Saw' movies or something like that than you will in either of the 'Last House' movies. I kind of think it owes more to 'The Virgin Spring' which is the original source material, the Bergman movie.
You know one scene I always think about is in 'The Godfather', when Marlon Brando's in the hospital. Al Pacino arrives there and enlists the help of the baker to protect his father. The two of them stand outside and the baker fiddles with a cigarette lighter, but Pacino's hands are rock steady. That's when we sort of realize that he can do this.
Well, one of my favorite ones to work on - besides just about any scene from 'Deadwood' - was my scene with Brad Pitt in 'Assassination of Jesse James'. That was just a fun day.

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