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Biography #2 (for Duma)

Campbell Scott studied with Stella Adler and Geraldine Page and got his first break playing Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet in summer stock in New England. Following that, Scott understudied in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, starring Jeremy Irons and later, Nicol Williamson.

He has also appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed production of Long Day's Journey Into Night, with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhust, Ah! Wilderness, Hay Fever and The Queen and the Rebels. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in The Last Outpost, Copperhead, A Man For All Seasons and On the Bum.

Scott played the title role of Hamlet at the Old Globe in San Diego, receiving excellent reviews. He played Hamlet again at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. His other Shakespearean roles include Angelo in Measure For Measure at Lincoln Center, the title role of Pericles at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Iago in Othello at the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Regionally, he has been seen in Our Town, Gilette, School For Wives and, for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Miss Julie and Dead End.

His first film role was in From Hollywood to Deadwood, followed by the highly praised Longtime Companion, The Feud, and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky. Scott appeared in Dead Again, directed by Kenneth Branagh; Dying Young, starring opposite Julia Roberts and directed by Joel Schumacher; Singles, directed by Cameron Crowe; The Innocent, directed by John Schlesinger; Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, directed by Alan Rudolph; Only With You and Let It Be Me. He co-stars with Steve Martin in David Mamet's film The Spanish Prisoner. His most recent film appearances include Big Night, The Daytrippers, Ship of Fools, Hi-Life, Top of the Food Chain, Spring Forward, Other Voices, Lush, Delivering Milo, Roger Dodger, The Secret Lives of Dentists and Marie and Bruce.

For television, Scott starred in, co-directed and produced Hamlet for the Odyssey Network. He also starred as Joseph Kennedy Jr. in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, co-starred with Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley in Sweeney Todd for Showtime and co-starred with Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Love Letter for Hallmark Hall of Fame. He can be seen in Shot in the Heart for HBO and Follow the Stars Home for Hallmark Hall of Fame, again co-starring with Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Scott co-directed the film Big Night with Stanley Tucci. He served as the director for Off the Map. For the stage, he has directed Miss Julie, Snake Pit and Recruiting Officer.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Duma" (05-May-2005)


Biography #3 (for The Secret Lives of Dentists)

It is perhaps testament to the ease and grace with which Campbell Scott inhabits his characters, or to his renowned reluctance to promote himself as a star, that with each successive role in his impressive acting career, critics seem to discover him anew.

He has garnered consistent praise for a body of work that includes 25 feature films, as well as considerable accomplishment on stage and television. But now, with his back-to-back star performances in Dylan Kidd's Rodger Dodger and The Secret Lives of Dentists, Scott seem to have gelled his reputation as one of America's finest actors.

Time Out New York recently wrote, "It's time that people sat up and took notice [of Campbell Scott] I was unprepared for the depth and nuance of his work in Alan Rudolph's terrific The Secret Lives of Dentists. The New York Times lauded Scott as a brilliant and soulful actor for his coup" in portraying the sleezy lothario in Roger Dodger, a role which won him the National Board of Review's Best Actor Award for 2002. Likewise, Entertainment Weekly hailed him for one of the year's great performances.

Scott was named one of the Promising New Actors of 1990 for his first major screen role, in the groundbreaking AIDs drama Longtime Companion (written by Craig Lucas, who also adapted The Secret Lives of Dentists). Among his subsequent films are Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky and Kenneth Branaugh's Dead Again. He co-starred with Julia Roberts in Joel Schumaker's Dying Young; with Matt Dillon and Bridget Fonda in Cameron Crowe's Singles; with Anthony Hopkins and Isabella Rossellini in John Schlesinger's The Innocent, and with Steve Martin in David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner.

Additional films include Hi-Life, Top of the Food Chain, The Imposters, Spring Forward, Other Voices, Lush, Delivering Milo, Big Night, which Scott co-directed with Stanley Tucci, and The Daytrippers which he executive produced and which represented his first collaboration with the film's star, Hope Davis.

In addition to starring in The Secret Lives of Dentists, Scott is one of its principal producers, and it was he who approached Alan Rudolph with the script. Scott first worked with the director when he starred as humorist Robert Benchley, opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 1994's acclaimed Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle.

The son of acting greats George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst, Campbell Scott began acting in college. He later studied with Stella Adler and Geraldine Page, and got his first break playing Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet in summer stock in New England. Following that, he understudied in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, starring Jeremy Irons and later, Nicol Williamson.

Since then, Scott has amassed substantial theater credits, both as actor and director. He appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed production of Long Day's Journey Into Night with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, Ah! Wilderness, Hay Fever and The Queen and the Rebels. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in The Last Outpost, Copperhead, A Man for All Seasons and On the Bum.

He has successfully taken on major Shakespearean roles, including Angelo in Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center in New York, the title role of Pericles at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Iago in Othello at the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Scott received high praise for his performance as Hamlet at the Old Globe in San Diego, and reprised the role at Boston's Huntington Theatre. He subsequently starred in, co-directed and produced the play for television's Odyssey Network. Directorial efforts for the stage have included Miss Julie, Snake pit and Recruiting officer.

For television, he starred as Joseph Kennedy Jr. in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, co-starred with Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley in Sweeney Todd for Showtime, and co-starred with Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Love Letter for Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Pilot's Wife, co-starring with Christine Lahti and John Heard, as well as Follow the stars Home for Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Campbell Scott has also directed for the big screen. Following Big Night, he made his solo directorial debut with the drama Final, starring Hope Davis and Denis Leary, which was released in 2001. His current feature, Off the Map, "excels as a subtly observed study of how the dynamics of a close-knit family can shift over time," according to Variety. The film stars Joan Allen, Amy Brenneman and Sam Elliot and premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. It was selected as the opening film for the prestigious Semaine Internationale de la Critique at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Bio courtesy Manhattan Pictures International for "The Secret Lives of Dentists" (03-Aug-2003)


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