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Garret Dillahunt Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Castro Valley, California, USA
Birth NameGarret Lee Dillahunt
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 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 (2007 - present)

Trivia (9)

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.
As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: No Country for Old Men (2007), Winter's Bone (2010) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). Of those, No Country for Old Men (2007) and 12 Years a Slave (2013) are winners in the category.

Personal Quotes (16)

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.
But the fact that same-sex marriage is still an issue is insane. Thinking love knows a sex is ridiculous.
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 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.
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 they think it makes them look better. That only ends up making a poorer movie.
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: play a wide range of characters. Or maybe it's just what I like to do: 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.
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.
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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