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Filmmaker/actor Griffin Dunne most recently ventured into directing with the dark comedy Addicted to Love and the critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated short film Duke of Groove. As an actor, Dunne is perhaps best known for his performance in the Golden Globe-nominated After Hours, which was directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Dunne and his partner, Amy Robinson.

Dunne began his motion picture career by co-producing Chilly Scenes of Winter, in which he also had a featured role. That led to starring roles in An American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl, I Like It Like That, My Girl and Search and Destroy.

Dunne has produced four other films with Amy Robinson: Baby It's You, directed by John Sayles; the critically acclaimed Running on Empty, which starred Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, River Phoenix and Martha Plimpton and received two Academy Award nominations; White Palace, starring Susan Sarandon and James Spader, directed by Luis Mandoki; and Once Around, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Danny Aiello and Gena Rowlands, directed by Lasse Hallstrbm.

On television, Dunne's credits as an actor include Love Matters (which received a CableACE nomination), John Hersey's The Wall, Trying Times (with Carrie Fisher, directed by Buck Henry) and Lip Service.

On stage, Dunne has appeared in two Wallace Shawn plays-The Hotel Play and Marie and Bruce (both at the New York Shakespeare Festival)-as well as in Ted Talley's Coming Attractions at Playwrights Horizons. Dunne last appeared on Broadway in Howard Korder's Search and Destroy, for which he received a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

updated 24-Aug-2002


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