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Elias Koteas

Elias Koteas was cast, early in his career, in Full Moon in Blue Water and Malarek, which earned him his first of two Genie Award nominations for Best Actor.

He subsequently starred in director David Cronenberg's Crash and in several films directed by Atom Egoyan, including The Adjuster, as well as Exotica, for which he earned a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Ararat, for which he won the Genie for Best Supporting Actor.

Koteas also appeared in Steven Shainberg's Hit Me, Andrew Niccol's Gattaca, Gregory Hoblit's Fallen, Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil, Richard LaGravanese's Living Out Loud, Terrence Malick's Academy Award-nominated The Thin Red Line, Novocaine, Harrison's Flowers and The Greatest Game Ever Played directed by Bill Paxton.

Recent features include Antoine Fuqua's Shooter, James Isaac's Skinwalkers and David Fincher's Zodiac. Upcoming for Koteas is Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, The Haunting in Connecticut opposite Virginia Madsen and the sci-fi thriller The 4th Kind.

Koteas' television credits include the Emmy-nominated Traffic: The Mini- Series, the HBO original movie Shot in the Heart, in which he played the notorious murderer Gary Gilmore, HBO's Sugartime and Horton Foote's drama The Habitation of Dragons.

Koteas is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio. He has starred in numerous stage productions, including Paula Vogel's Hot 'N' Throbbing, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Sam Shepard's True West directed on Broadway by Matthew Warchus.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Elias Koteas Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayMarch 11, 1961 (56)
SignPisces
BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.