Abby Ryder Fortson
ABBY RYDER FORTSON was most recently seen as Cassie Lang in Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” Her other credits include the feature film “Playing it Cool” and the television pilot and series for HBO’s “Togetherness,” ABC’s “The Whispers” and Amazon’s “Transparent.” Abby was also a co-star in Fox’s “The Mindy Project.”
BOBBY CANNAVALE (Paxton) had his breakthrough role as Joe in Tom McCarthy’s award-winning “The Station Agent,” for which he received a SAG® nomination as part of the ensemble.
Next, Cannavale was recently seen in the Dan Fogelman film, “Danny Collins,” alongside Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner and Annette Bening. The film centers on an aging rock star (Pacino), who decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
This year, Cannavale appeared in “Adult Beginners,” alongside Rose Byrne and Nick Kroll, and “Spy,” alongside Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Jason Statham.
Cannavale also recently completed production on Martin Scorsese’s Untitled HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll Project as the lead character Richie Finestra. The series will focus on a New York executive in the late 1970s who hustles to make a career out of the city’s diverse music scene.
In 2013, Cannavale won his second Emmy® Award and received a SAG nomination for his role as Gyp Rosetti in the acclaimed HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” He also received two Emmy nominations for his role on “Nurse Jackie,” for which he also received a SAG nomination. Cannavale won his first Emmy for his role as Will’s boyfriend on the comedy “Will & Grace.”
Cannavale’s additional film credits include: “Blue Jasmine,” “Win Win,” “Shall We Dance,” “Happy Endings,” “Roadie,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Romance & Cigarettes,” “Movie 43,” “Lovelace” and “Parker.” TV credits include: “Third Watch,” “100 Centre Street,” “Ally McBeal,” “Six Feet Under” and “Modern Family.” Broadway credits include: “The Big Knife,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” (Drama Desk Award and a Tony® nomination) and “Mauritius” (Tony nomination). Off Broadway credits include: “Hurlyburly,” “F--ing A” and “The Gingerbread House.”
Adynamic and versatile actor, COREY STOLL (Darren Cross) has been a favorite of critics and audiences alike for several years. This summer, Stoll returns to star in season two of Guillermo Del Toro's hit FX series “The Strain.”
Stoll is well known for his portrayal of the role Congressman Peter Russo in David Fincher's Netflix series “House of Cards,” for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination.
His recent films include Shawn Levy’s “This Is Where I Leave You,” opposite Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, “The Good Lie,” opposite Reese Witherspoon, and Noah Buschel’s “Glass Chin,” which was well received at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Other projects include: Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” in which Stoll portrayed Ernest Hemingway, earning him an Independent Spirit Award nomination, “Non-Stop,” opposite Liam Neeson, the Sundance competition film “C.O.G.,” based on the David Sedaris’ short story, “Salt,” opposite Angelina Jolie, and “Law and Order; LA,” opposite Alfred Molina.
After graduating from NYU with an MFA in 2003, he landed his first professional gig in Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel,” playing Viola Davis’ love interest (Drama Desk Award Nominated in NY, Drama Critics' Circle Award in Los Angeles.) His most recent stage credit was the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s A “View From the Bridge,” opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in 2010.
Stoll resides in Brooklyn.
In January 2004 EVANGELINE LILLY (Hope) landed her first speaking role in a television series when she was cast as Kate in ABC’s critically acclaimed, worldwide hit drama series “Lost.” Created by J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber, “Lost” won the 2006 Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Drama Series as well as the Screen Actors Guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. Lilly was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress in a Drama Series and received a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2008, Lilly co-starred with John Malkovich in the 2008 Toronto Film Festival selection “Afterwards” as well as appeared in a supporting role in the six-time Academy Award®- winning film “The Hurt Locker,” where she played the ex-wife of Jeremy Renner’s character, Connie James.
After a brief hiatus to start a family, Lilly secured the role of the charming Bailey Tallet in the family action drama “Real Steel” alongside Hugh Jackman.
Lilly was recently seen as Tauriel, one of the lead elves in Peter Jackson’s hugely successful prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” She co-starred alongside Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. The two films were released in theaters on December 13, 2013, and December 17, 2014.
Lilly also has ventured into writing with her new all-ages book, “The Squickerwonkers,” which was published on November 18, 2014, by Titan Books.
Lilly is wholeheartedly devoted to philanthropy, traveling and gaining higher knowledge of various cultures around the world. She is a loyal and dedicated supporter of The Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council. She has been a volunteer for children’s projects since the age of 14 and during college founded and ran a world development and human rights committee.
Fluent in French, Lilly loves reading, writing, painting, music, nature, staying active, learning and travel.
JUDY GREER (Maggie) is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing in 90 roles across film and television to date. 2015 started off with the return of FX’s animated hit series “Archer,” on which she is currently voicing Cheryl. The show became an instant cult classic after its television debut in 2010.
The paperback release of Greer’s first book, “I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star,” was published on April 28, 2015. It was originally published in hard cover on April 8, 2014, to high acclaim. The Doubleday publication includes humorous essays with titles like “Celebrities I’ve Peed Next To,” “I’m Not America’s Sweetheart, I’m America’s Best Friend" and others that chronicle Greer’s life.
Greer will star opposite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World,” set to be released on June 12, 2015. Last summer, Greer starred in “Married,” a new comedy series from Andrew Gurland, which debuted on July 17, 2014 on FX. The show centers on a married man (Nat Faxon) and his wife (Greer), who are best friends and determined to shake things up in order to save their marriage. The show was picked up for a second season, which will premiere in the summer of 2015. Additionally, Greer voices the role of Ivy in Pixar’s film “The Good Dinosaur,” due to be released in November of 2015.
Greer is also currently starring in her own Yahoo! series called “Reluctantly Healthy,” which she started in December of 2011. Each week this webisode gives special tips and advice on how to stay healthy while on-the go, working long hours, and traveling away from home. It was announced in August that the CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, has added “Reluctantly Healthy” to its new educational and informational “One Magnificent Morning” Saturday morning line-up, which premiered on October 4, 2014.
Previously, Greer starred in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” opposite, Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler. The film was released by Paramount on October 1, 2014. Earlier in the year, Greer lent her voice in Matt Reeves’ “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” in which she played Cornelia, opposite Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke. Twentieth Century Fox released the film on July 11, 2014.
Greer’s performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” opposite George Clooney, earned her critical acclaim for her supporting role in the film, garnering solo nominations from both the Satellite Awards and the Denver Film Critics Society, in addition to being nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Gotham Award, a Screen Actors Guild® Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award.
No stranger to theatre, Greer made her Broadway debut alongside Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz in the Broadway show “Dead Accounts” by Theresa Rebeck. On stage, Greer also starred in Paul Weitz's play “Show People” for Second Stage opposite Ty Burrell.
Greer’s numerous past film credits include Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks Is Dead” opposite Morgan Saylor and Liv Tyler; the remake of the 1976 film, “Carrie,” directed by Kimberly Peirce; “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” for directors Jay and Mark Duplass; screenwriter Robbie Fox’s “Playing the Field,” for director Gabriele Muccino, opposite Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta Jones; Barry Blaustein’s “Peep World” opposite Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Kate Mara, and Rainn Wilson, which debuted at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival; Malcolm Venville’s comedy “Henry's Crime” opposite Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, and James Caan; Magnolia Pictures’ “Barry Munday” opposite Patrick Wilson and Chloe Sevigny; Ed Zwick’s ”Love & Other Drugs,” opposite Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal; “Love Happens,” opposite Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart; “Visioneers” opposite Zach Galifianakis; “The Go-Getter” opposite Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone; “27 Dresses” opposite Katherine Heigl and James Marsden; “The TV Set” opposite Sigourney Weaver and David Duchovny; “American Dreamz” opposite Hugh Grant and Mandy Moore; “The Amateurs” opposite Jeff Bridges; Cameron Crowe’s “Elizabethtown”; M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village”; “13 Going on 30” opposite Jennifer Garner; writer/director Adam Goldberg’s psychological drama "I Love Your Work" (which debuted at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival); “The Hebrew Hammer”; Charlie Kaufman’s critically-acclaimed “Adaptation”; “The Wedding Planner” opposite Jennifer Lopez; “What Women Want” opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; Danny Leiner’s “The Great New Wonderful”; “What Planet Are You From?”; “Three Kings"; "Jawbreaker"; “In Memory of My Father”; “The Specials”; and “Kissing Fools.”
No stranger to the small screen, Greer starred in “Arrested Development,” which premiered on Netflix on May 26, 2013, where she reprised her role as Kitty Sanchez. Greer also appeared in a multi-episode arc on the much-anticipated new season of “Two and a Half Men” as Bridget Schmidt', ex-wife of Ashton Kutcher’s character. Additional television credits include the ABC comedy “Miss Guided” and guest appearances on “Modern Family,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “House, M.D.,” “Two and a Half Men,” “E.R.,” “My Name Is Earl,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Californication” and “Love Monkey.”
Greer was born and raised in Detroit. She trained for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet before shifting her interest to acting and gaining acceptance into The Theatre School, DePaul University’s prestigious theater conservatory program. Greer currently resides in Los Angeles.
Dr. Hank Pym
An actor with over 40 years of experience in theatre, film, and television, MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Dr. Hank Pym) branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award®-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns. Over the years, he has been involved in such controversial and politically influential motion pictures as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “The China Syndrome” and “Traffic,” and such popular films as “Fatal Attraction” and “Romancing the Stone.”
The son of Kirk and Diana Douglas, Michael Douglas was born in New Jersey. He attended the elite preparatory Choate School and spent his summers with his father on movie sets. Although accepted at Yale, Douglas attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.
After receiving his B.A. degree in 1968, Douglas moved to New York City to continue his dramatic training, studying at the American Place Theatre with Wynn Handman and at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he appeared in workshop productions of Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of an Author” and Thornton Wilder’s “Happy Journey.”
A few months after he arrived in New York, Douglas got his first big break when he was cast in the pivotal role of the free-spirited scientist who compromises his liberal views to accept a lucrative job with a high-tech chemical corporation in the CBS Playhouse production of Ellen M. Violett’s drama, “The Experiment,” which was televised nationwide on February 25, 1969.
Douglas’ convincing portrayal won him the leading role in the adaptation of John Weston’s controversial novel, “Hail, Hero!” which was the initial project of CBS’ newly organized theatrical film production company, Cinema Center Films. Douglas starred as a well-meaning, almost saintly young pacifist determined not only to justify his beliefs to his conservative parents but also to test them under fire in the jungles of Indochina. His second feature, “Adam at 6 A.M.” (1970) concerned a young man’s search for his roots.
Douglas next appeared in the film version of Ron Cowen’s play “Summertree” (1971), produced by Kirk Douglas’ Bryna Company, and then “Napoleon and Samantha” (1972), a sentimental children’s melodrama from the Walt Disney Studio.
In between film assignments, he worked in summer stock and off-Broadway productions, among them “City Scenes,” Frank Gagliano’s surrealistic vignettes of contemporary life in New York; John Patrick Shanley’s short-lived romance “Love Is a Time of Day”; and George Tabori's “Pinkville,” in which he played a young innocent brutalized by his military training. He also appeared in the made-for-television thriller, “When Michael Calls,” broadcast by ABC-TV on February 5, 1972, and in episodes of the popular series “Medical Center” and “The FBI.”
Impressed by Douglas’ performance in a segment of “The FBI,” producer Quinn Martin signed the actor for the part of Karl Malden’s sidekick in the police series “The Streets of San Francisco,” which premiered September of 1972 and became one of ABC’s highest-rated, prime-time programs in the mid-1970s. Douglas earned three successive Emmy® Award nominations for his performance and he directed two episodes of the series.
During the annual breaks in the shooting schedule for “The Streets of San Francisco,” Douglas devoted most of his time to his film production company, Big Stick Productions, Ltd., which produced several short subjects in the early 1970s. Long interested in producing a film version of Ken Kesey’s grimly humorous novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” Douglas purchased the movie rights from his father and began looking for financial backing. After a number of major motion picture studios turned him down, Douglas formed a partnership with Saul Zaentz, a record industry executive, and the two set about recruiting the cast and crew. Douglas still had a year to go on his contract for “The Streets of San Francisco,” but the producers agreed to write his character out of the story so that he could concentrate on filming “Cuckoo's Nest.”
A critical and commercial success, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress, and went on to gross more than $180 million at the box office. Douglas suddenly found himself in demand as an independent producer. One of the many scripts submitted to him for consideration was Mike Gray’s chilling account of the attempted cover-up of an accident at a nuclear power plant. Attracted by the combination of social relevance and suspense, Douglas immediately bought the property. Deemed not commercial by most investors, Douglas teamed up with Jane Fonda and her own motion picture production company, IPC Films.
A Michael Douglas-IPC Films co-production, “The China Syndrome” (1979) starred Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, and Michael Douglas and received Academy Award® nominations for Lemmon and Fonda, as well as for Best Screenplay. The National Board of Review named the film one of the best films of the year.
Despite his success as a producer, Douglas resumed his acting career in the late 1970s, starring in Michael Crichton’s medical thriller “Coma” (1978) with Genevieve Bujold, Claudia Weill’s feminist comedy “It's My Turn” (1981), starring Jill Clayburgh, and Peter Hyams’ gripping tale of modern-day vigilante justice, “The Star Chamber” (1983). Douglas also starred in “Running” (1979), as a compulsive quitter who sacrifices everything to take one last shot at the Olympics, and as Zach the dictatorial director/choreographer in Richard Attenborough’s screen version of the Broadway’s longest running musical “A Chorus Line” (1985).
Douglas’ career as an actor/producer came together again in 1984 with the release of the tongue-in-cheek romantic fantasy “Romancing the Stone.” Douglas had begun developing the project several years earlier, and with Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder, the dowdy writer of gothic romances, Danny DeVito as the feisty comic foil Ralphie and Douglas as Jack Colton, the reluctant soldier of fortune, “Romancing” was a resounding hit and grossed more than $100 million at the box office. Douglas was named Producer of the Year in 1984 by the National Association of Theater Owners. Douglas, Turner and DeVito reteamed in 1985 for the successful sequel “The Jewel of the Nile.”
It took Douglas nearly two years to convince Columbia Pictures executives to approve the production of “Starman,” an unlikely tale of romance between an extraterrestrial, played by Jeff Bridges, and a young widow, played by Karen Allen. “Starman” was the sleeper hit of the 1984 Christmas season and earned an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor for Jeff Bridges. In 1986 Douglas created a television series based on the film for ABC, which starred Robert Hays.
After a lengthy break from acting, Douglas returned to the screen in 1987 appearing in two of the year’s biggest hits. He starred opposite Glenn Close in the phenomenally successful psychological thriller, “Fatal Attraction,” which was followed by his performance as ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street,” earning him the Academy Award® for Best Actor.
Douglas next starred in Ridley Scott’s thriller “Black Rain” and then teamed up again with Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito in the black comedy “The War of the Roses,” which was released in 1989.
In 1988 Douglas formed Stonebridge Entertainment, Inc. which produced “Flatliners,” directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin and “Radio Flyer,” starring Lorraine Bracco and directed by Richard Donner. Douglas followed with David Seltzer’s adaptation of Susan Issac’s best-selling novel, “Shining Through,” opposite Melanie Griffith. In 1992 he starred with Sharon Stone in the erotic thriller from Paul Verhoeven “Basic Instinct,” one of the year’s top grossing films.
Douglas gave one of his most powerful performances opposite Robert Duvall in Joel Schumacher’s controversial drama “Falling Down.” That year he also produced the hit comedy “Made in America,” starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson and Will Smith. In 1994/95 he starred with Demi Moore in Barry Levinson’s “Disclosure,” based on the best seller by Michael Crichton. In 1995 Douglas portrayed the title role in Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy “The American President” opposite Annette Bening, and in 1997, starred in “The Game” directed by David Fincher and co-starring Sean Penn.
Douglas formed Douglas/Reuther Productions with partner Steven Reuther in May 1994. The company, under the banner of Constellation Films, produced, “The Ghost and the Darkness,” starring Douglas and Val Kilmer, and “John Grisham’s The Rainmaker,” based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Mickey Rourke, Mary Kay Place, Virginia Madsen, Andrew Shue, Teresa Wright, Johnny Whitworth and Randy Travis.
Michael Douglas and Steve Reuther also produced John Woo’s action thriller “Face/Off,” starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, which proved to be one of ’97’s major hits.
In 1998, Michael Douglas starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen in the mystery thriller “A Perfect Murder” and formed a new production company, Further Films, based at Universal.
2000 was a milestone year for Douglas. “Wonder Boys” opened in February 2000 to critical acclaim. Directed by Curtis Hanson and co-starring Toby Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr. and Katie Holmes, Douglas starred in the film as troubled college professor Grady Tripp. Michael was nominated for a Golden Globe® and a BAFTA Film award for his performance.
“Traffic” was released by USA Films on December 22, 2000, in New York and Los Angeles went nationwide in January 2001. Douglas played the role of Robert Wakefield, a newly appointed drug czar confronted by the drug war both at home and abroad. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-starring Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Amy Irving, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones, “Traffic” was named Best Picture by New York Film Critics, won Best Ensemble Cast at the SAG Awards, won four Academy Awards® (Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Benicio del Toro) and has been recognized over on over 175 top ten lists.
In 2001, Douglas produced and played a small role in USA Films’ outrageous comedy “One Night at McCool’s,” starring Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, and directed by Harald Zwart. “McCool’s” was the first film by Douglas’ company Furthur Films. Also in 2001, Douglas starred in “Don’t Say a Word” for 20th Century Fox. The psychological thriller, directed by Gary Fleder, also starred Sean Bean, Famke Janseen and Brittany Murphy.
In 2002, Douglas appeared in a guest role on the hit NBC comedy “Will & Grace” and received an Emmy® nomination for his performance.
Douglas starred in two films in 2003. MGM/BVI released the family drama “It Runs in the Family,” which Douglas produced and starred in with his father Kirk Douglas, his mother Diana Douglas and his son Cameron Douglas, Rory Culkin and Bernadette Peters. He also starred in the Warner Bros. comedy “The-In Laws,” with Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen and Ryan Reynolds.
In 2004 Douglas, along with his father Kirk, filmed the intimate HBO documentary “A Father, A Son…Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lee Grant, the documentary examines the professional and personal lives of both men, and the impacts they each made on the motion-picture industry.
In summer 2005, Douglas produced and starred in “The Sentinel,” which was released by 20th Century Fox in spring 2006. Based on the Gerald Petievich novel and directed by Clark Johnson, “The Sentinel” is a political thriller set in the intriguing world of the Secret Service. Douglas stars with Keifer Sutherland, Eva Longoria and Kim Bassinger.
Douglas filmed “You, Me & Dupree,” starring with Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon. The comedy is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and was released by Universal Pictures during the summer of 2006. In 2007 he made “King of California,” co-starring Evan Rachel Wood and written and directed by Michael Cahill, and produced by Alexander Payne and Michael London.
Douglas had two films released in early ’09, “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt,” directed by Peter Hyams and “Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, directed by Mark Waters.
He followed with the drama “Solitary Man,” directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, co-starring Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary Louise-Parker, and Jenna Fischer, produced by Paul Schiff and Steven Soderbergh, and in fall of 2010 he starred in “Wall Street 2 – Money Never Sleeps,” reprising his Oscar®-winning role as Gordon Gekko and once again was nominated for a Golden Globe® for his performance. Again directed by Oliver Stone, he co-starred with Shia Labeouf, Cary Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon. Douglas had a cameo role in Steven Soderbergh’s action thriller “Haywire.”
“Behind the Candelabra,” based on the life of musical ’70s/’80s icon Liberace and his partner Scott Thorson, directed by Steven Soderbergh and costarring Matt Damon, premiered on HBO in May 2013. Douglas won an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG® Award as Best Actor in a television movie or miniseries for his performance as the famed entertainer.
He followed with the buddy comedy “Last Vegas,” directed by John Turtletaub and co-starring Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline and the romantic comedy “And So It Goes,” co-starring Diane Keaton and directed by Rob Reiner.
Douglas recently completed starring in and producing the thriller “Beyond the Reach,” directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, costarring Jeremy Irvine.
In 1998 Douglas was made a United Nations Messenger of Peace by Kofi Annan. His main concentrations are nuclear non-proliferation and the control of small arms. He is on the Board of Ploughshares Foundation and The Nuclear Threat Initiative.
Michael Douglas was recipient of the 2009 AFI Lifetime Achievement as well as the Producers Guild Award that year. In spring ’10 he received the New York Film Society’s Charlie Chaplin Award.
Douglas has hosted 11 years of “Michael Douglas and Friends” Celebrity Golf Event which has raised over $6 million for the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Douglas is very passionate about the organization, and each year he asks his fellow actors to come out and show that “we are an industry that takes care of own.”
Douglas is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones. The couple has one son, Dylan, and one daughter, Carys. Douglas also has one son, Cameron, from a previous marriage.
MICHAEL PEÑA (Luis) has distinguished himself in Hollywood as an actor with a wide range of performances and has worked with an impressive roster of award winning directors. Peña earned notable recognition for his performance in Paul Haggis’ provocative Oscar® winning film “Crash,” alongside Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon and Terrence Howard. Critically acclaimed for the film’s interpretation of complex race relations in contemporary America, Peña has garnered multiple best ensemble nominations for his role as Daniel, the locksmith, winning awards from the Screen Actors Guild® and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the cast’s performance. In 2013 he was seen in the David O’Russell film “American Hustle,” which won a Golden Globe®, as well as ensemble awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the Broadcast Film Critics. It was also nominated for a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award® as well.
He is currently shooting the independent film “War on Everyone” for writer / director John Michael McDonagh, starring opposite Alexander Skarsgard. In July 2015 he starts production with Dax Shepard on the Warner Brothers feature “CHiPS,” based on the popular 1970s’ TV series, as Officer Poncherello.
Peña can next be seen on July 24 in the thriller “Vatican Tapes.” This November 25, he will co-star in Fox’s “Martian” opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. “Martian: is the story of an astronaut who is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew.
In March of 2014, Peña was seen as civil right and labor organizer Cesar Chavez in “Chavez.” The film was directed by Diego Luna and produced by Canana and Mr. Mudd. In the film, Peña plays Chavez, a man who embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers. He was also recently seen in the Fox Drama “Graceland” and in David Ayer’s “Fury,” starring opposite Brad Pitt and Shia LaBouf.
In September 2012, Peña was seen in the critically acclaimed movie “End of Watch,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. For his role as Officer Zavala, Peña was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Independent Films of the year.
Peña has been seen in a range of films in the past year, including the independent film “Everything Must Go” alongside Will Ferrell and Rebecca Hall; “Gangster Squad” opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling and in the Fox animated feature “Turbo.”
Peña’s film credits include “The Lucky Ones,” co-starring Rachel McAdams and Tim Robbins; Jody Hill’s comedy “Observe and Report” with Seth Rogen; Robert Redford’s political drama “Lions for Lambs,” along with Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep; and Werner Herzog and David Lynch’s psychological thriller “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done” with Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny.
Peña’s other noteworthy credits consist of Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” which chronicled the heroism of American servicemen in the direct aftermath of the September 11th attacks; Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby”; Matthew Ryan Hoge’s “The United States of Leland”; Gregor Jordan’s “Buffalo Soldiers”; Antoine Fuqua’s “Shooter”; Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist”; and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Babel.”
On television, Peña also starred in the HBO film “Walkout.” Based on the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher who helped stage a massive student walkout in the mid-1960s, Peña received an Imagen Award for Best Actor in the television category for his performance. He recently re-teamed with Danny McBride on the second season of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down.” He also appeared on the F/X drama “The Shield” for its fourth season as one of the central leads opposite Glenn Close and Anthony Anderson. Other television credits include Steven Spielberg’s NBC series “Semper Fi.”
Raised in Chicago, Peña began acting when he beat out hundreds of others in an open call for a role in Peter Bogdonovich’s “To Sir, With Love 2,” starring Sidney Poitier.
PAUL RUDD (Scott Lang/Ant-Man) recently starred opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner in Adam McKay’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” for Paramount. The film follows the original news team as they reprise their roles from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” “Anchorman 2” grossed over $170 million worldwide and received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Year End Movie, as well as two MTV Movie Award nominations for Best Fight and Best WTF Moment. He also starred opposite Amy Poehler in David Wain’s spoof on the romantic comedy, “They Came Together” for Lionsgate.
Rudd starred opposite Emile Hirsch in David Gordon Green’s Prince “Avalanche” released by Magnolia Pictures. The film was adapted from the Icelandic film “Either Way” and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, David Gordon Green received the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival.
In 2012, Rudd starred in Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40” opposite Leslie Mann for Universal Pictures. The film is an original comedy that expands on the story of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) from “Knocked Up” as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. “Knocked Up” grossed over $300 million worldwide and was recognized by the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Comedy, was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named one of AFI’s Top Ten Films of the Year. Additionally, “This Is 40” was nominated for a 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and Rudd was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy.
Rudd’s other film credits include: “Admission,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “I Love You, Man,” “Role Models” (co-writer), “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Wanderlust” (producer), “Dinner for Schmucks,” “How Do You Know,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Ten (producer),” “Night at the Museum,” “Diggers,” “Reno 911,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Chateau,” “Clueless” and “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” among others.
Rudd returned to the Broadway stage in Craig Wright’s “Grace,” starring opposite Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington and Edward Asner at the Cort Theatre. “Grace” was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play and Rudd was nominated for a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance Award. His other stage credits include starring opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg’s Broadway production of “Three Days of Rain,” Neil Labute’s “Bash,” in both New York and Los Angeles, as well as Labute’s “The Shape of Things” in London and New York. He made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips’ “Long Days Journey Into Night” opposite Jessica Lange. Other Broadway credits include Nicholas Hynter’s “Twelfth Night” at Lincoln Center Theater with a special performance, which aired on PBS’ “Great Performances” and in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award®-winning play, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”
On television, Rudd was the co-writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed series “Party Down” on Starz. He also garnered wide recognition with a recurring role on the TV sitcom “Friends” as Mike Hannigan.
Additionally, it was recently announced that Rudd will reprise his role as Andy in David Wain’s “Wet Hot American Summer” for an 8-episode limited series for Netflix based on the cult film released in 2001. Most of the entire ensemble cast is returning, including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, among many others.
TIP “T.I.” HARRIS (Dave) starred in his first film “ATL” in 2006, which was loosely based on the rapper’s life growing up in Atlanta. The film was written by Tina Gordon Chism and Antwone Fisher and directed by Christopher Robinson. He followed with roles in “American Gangster” alongside Denzel Washington and the Screen Gems crime heist film “Takers” for which he also served as a producer. The film also included Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana and opened at number one at the box office.
Most recently T.I. was seen in “Get Hard,” with Kevin Hart and Will Farrell and “Identity Thief,” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
In 2007, T.I. launched his film production company, Grand Hustle Films. The company combined with 828 Entertainment to executive produce the reality show “Life on Mars” which chronicled the life of young prodigy music producer LaMar “Mars” Edwards. Grand Hustle and 828 Entertainment have continued to collaborate to produce a slate of both television and film projects. T.I. currently can be seen in his own reality show on MTV called “T.I.'s Road to Redemption.”
An accomplished musician and rapper, T.I. has released seven studio albums with “Urban Legend,” “King, T.I. vs. T.I.P.,” “Paper Trail” and “No Mercy,” being highly successful on the commercial market. He has released such successful singles as “Bring Em Out,” “What You Know,” “Big Shit Poppin’ (Do It),” “Swagga Like Us” (featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne), “Whatever You Like,” “Live Your Life” (featuring Rihanna), “Dead and Gone” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “Got Your Back’ (featuring Keri Hilson) and “That's All She Wrote” (featuring Eminem).
He has also contributed to numerous film soundtracks such as “Fast and the Furious 6 & 7,” “Takers,” “Step Up 3D,” “The Hangover,” “Step Up” and “Hustle and Flow.”
WOOD HARRIS (Gale), a native of Chicago, holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Northern Illinois University. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from New York University, Graduate Acting Program, Tisch School of the Arts. A polished actor adept at a broad array of parts and types, Harris landed his first role in Jeff Pollack’s urban-themed sports drama “Above the Rim,” starring opposite the late Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans and Duane Martin.
Harris’ work continued, and 2000 marked his breakthrough year: the year that not only brought with it a highly visible role as a footballer in the inspirational sports drama “Remember the Titans,” but also a lead in the Showtime telemovie “Hendrix,” a biopic of rock demigod Jimi Hendrix. The drama paved the way for more prominent billings, and Harris continued to realize his potential with a regular role on HBO’s “The Wire” (as Avon Barksdale) and a key supporting part as Dion Warner (aka Dion Element) in Richard Kelly's “Southland Tales.” His other film credits include “Next Day Air,” “Just Another Day,” “The Babymakers,” “Dredd” and “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”
PEYTON REED (Director) made his feature-film, directing debut with the critically praised box-office success “Bring It On,” starring Kirsten Dunst in a behind-the-scenes look at the world of high school cheerleading championships. He followed his successful debut by directing “Down with Love,” starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, “The Break Up,” starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston and “Yes Man,” starring Jim Carrey.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Reed began his career as an editor at ZaIoom-Mayfield Productions. On the strength of his award-winning short “Almost Beat,” he began writing and directing for the company as well. He directed numerous behind-the-scenes documentaries, including “The Secrets of Back to the Future Trilogy,” “Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump” and CBS’s “The Honeymooners Anniversary Special.”
He then went to work for Disney, where he directed two successful television movies, “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” and “The Love Bug,” for the studio’s “Wonderful World of Disney” series on the ABC network. He has also directed episodes of Comedy Central’s “Upright Citizens Brigade” and HBO’s “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” as well as music videos for such alternative bands as Superchunk and The Connells.
- Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
- Peyton Reed
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
- Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd
- Story by
- Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish
- Paul Rudd
- Evangeline Lilly
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Michael Peña
- Michael Douglas
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- Judy Greer
- Abby Ryder Fortson
- Russell Carpenter, ASC
BEST FILM EDITING
- Dan Lebental, ACE
- Colby Parker, Jr., ACE
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
- Production Designer
- Shepherd Frankel
- Set Decorator
- Leslie A. Pope
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
- Sammy Sheldon Differ
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
- Janine Rath
- Heba Thorisdottir
BEST SOUND MIXING
- Re-Recording Mixers
- Tom Johnson
- Juan Peralta
- Sound Mixer
- Whit Norris, CAS
BEST SOUND EDITING
- Supervising Sound Editors
- Shannon Mills
- Daniel Laurie
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
- Jake Morrison
- Greg Steele
- Russell Earl
- Dan Sudick
- Christophe Beck