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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 February 1973White Bluff, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameAnson Adams Mount IV
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anson is an American actor, born in Tennessee. He attended Columbia University for MFA Acting Program from 1995-1998.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (9)

Graduated from Dickson County High School, Tennessee, in 1991.
Graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1995.
Was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Only child of pro golfer Nancy Smith (b. c. 1946) and Playboy sports editor Anson Adams Mount II (d. 1986, age 60).
Was reluctant to play the role of "Ben Kimble" in Crossroads (2002) because he thought the movie, and the role, was too cheesy and lame. However, while working on the movie, City by the Sea (2002), co-star Robert De Niro encouraged Mount to take the part, being that DeNiro is a big Britney Spears fan. During breaks from filming "Sea", Mount and DeNiro would go over the script from the movie; Mount reading his lines and DeNiro reading Spears' lines.
Graduated from Columbia University, New York, NY, with a MFA in Theater in 1998.
Anson has a brother named Anson Adams Mount III from his father's previous marriage.
Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
His great-great-great-grandfather was a Confederate Cavalry Colonel in the Secession War.

Personal Quotes (25)

About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.
Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.
For me, acting is play. It's just play and it's playing make believe really, really well.
I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.
I don't know how to put on any tough guy pretensions.
I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War.
I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert.
I don't go to movies for redemption - if I want that, I'll go to church!
I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear.
I can't claim I'm truly a man's man, I'm just as much of a dork and a crybaby sometimes as anybody else.
I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time.
I love getting paid to ride a horse.
I like science fiction. I took all the accelerated classes in school. I'm kind of a dork.
I like my work to stand on its own as much as possible.
I like being able to be a man.
It's really rare that you come across a Southern character that's not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized.
In the last two or three decades, there's been a feminization of the man in popular media that I've never really understood.
I'm not interested in the heroes or the villains. I'm interested in playing people.
I'm an enemy of exposition. I feel there's no need to overstate.
I'm a goofball.
I have a great-great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate cavalry colonel, and I still have his military composite photo on my wall. The chemicals in the photo tint have changed over the years to the point that he looks green. One of my family members apparently still has the piece of paper that listed every thing in his pocket when he got shot.
I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I'm not a gun advocate, but that's the way I grew up.
You don't need to like your protagonists.
The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.
Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success.

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