Shannon plays a police officer in the movie and finds himself deep in a murder investigation. People get just enough cash to shoot a movie in 20 days. You really have to do a lot of work each day.
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His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center. Over the next several years, he continued working on the stage with such companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre.
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Michael Shannon was a versatile American actor who was best known for his riveting performances in films like "The Shape of Water" , "Take Shelter" , "99 Homes" , and "Revolutionary Road" , the latter of which earned Shannon his first Oscar nod. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Shannon's parents divorced when he was a young boy, so he spent time living in both Lexington and Chicago his father was a professor at Chicago's DePaul University. Shannon eventually stayed in Chicago and became drawn to the Windy City's thriving theater scene. Although theater acting was Shannon's first love he also performed regularly at Chicago's iconic Steppenwolf Theatre , by the mids he began gravitating towards film and acting work. Shannon made a cameo as a groomsman in the Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day" , and appeared in two films in "The Ride" and "Chicago Cab. In addition to appearing in Michael Bay's blockbuster action film "Pearl Harbor" in , Shannon would go on to earn praise for his performances in "8 Mile" , "Bug" , and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
The Bigfoot holiday comedy Pottersville is one possible exception. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the actor. Shannon got his start as a theater performer and often appears in stage plays between film roles.