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Overview (3)

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameWilliam Rankin Patton
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Will Patton was born in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Bill Patton, is a playwright, acting/directing instructor, and Lutheran minister. Patton attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has won two OBIE awards for best actor for the off-Broadway plays, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" and the Public Theatre production of "What Did He See?".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Julia Thompson <juliat@geocities.com>

Trade Mark (2)

Usually plays the right hand man to the leader roles
Sibilant voice with southern accent

Trivia (5)

Trained for the stage at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Actor's Studio and with Joseph Chaiken at the Open Theatre in New York.
Eldest son of a Lutheran minister.
When he left the 1984 off-Broadway production of "Fool for Love", he was replaced by his understudy, Bruce Willis.
Narrates audio books. Has narrated over forty audio books, including Jack Kerouac's "On the Road", and James Lee Burke's "Dave Robicheaux" series (twenty books in the series so far).
Played a nemesis to Kevin Costner in two movies: No Way Out (1987) and The Postman (1997).

Personal Quotes (5)

I love things where I can be physical and I so love high stakes, and you usually don't get that unless you're doing a play or an action movie.
I don't want to play fat cops for the rest of my life.
I've dealt with a lot of guns over my career, so I'm getting better and better with firearms.
In a way I feel completely frightened of dealing with other human beings at all, yet here I am sticking my face in front of a movie camera all the time.
I can't play anything until I find something that connects to my life, something I can carry as my secret map or code for the character.

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