Edward Allen Harris popularly known as Ed Harris is an American actor, director and writer. He was born on 28th November, 1950 in New Jersey, United States of America. He gained popularity for a number of great performances in various famous Hollywood movies like “Appaloosa”, “The Abyss”, “The Rock”, “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo 13”. Ed Harris has received two Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Award nominations in his career.

Early Career

Popular Hollywood actor Ed Harris first significant role came in the movie titled “Borderline” co-starring Charles Bronson. In 1981, he appeared in “Knightriders” playing the king of a motorbikes-riding troupe. In 1983, the role of John Glenn the astronaut, earned him popularity. He earned worldwide fame and praise for playing John Glenn, the astronaut in the movie titled “The Right Stuff”. After a break of 12 years, he earned his maiden Academy Award for his outstanding performance in “Apollo 13”. He has appeared in a number of successful movies including “A History of Violence” in 2005, along with Casey Affleck; “Gone, Baby, Gone” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” co-starring Nicolas Cage, in 2007.

Career Highlights

Ed Harris has earned three Oscar nominations in 1999, 2001 and 2003 for his outstanding performances in “The Truman Show”, “The Hour” and “Pollock”. He won Screen Actors Guild Award in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Roll as well as Southeastern Film Critics Association Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. For “The Truman Show”, he achieved Golden Globe, National Board of Review Award and Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.

10 Best films of Ed Harris

  • Jacknife
  • The Abyss
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Apollo 13
  • The Truman Show
  • Pollock
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Hours
  • Westworld
  • A History of Violence

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