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Biography #2 (for Birth)

Versatile actor Arliss Howard has appeared in films by many renowned directors, including Steven Spielberg, in AMISTAD and JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD; Stanley Kubrick, in FULL METAL JACKET; and Oliver Stone, in NATURAL BORN KILLERS.

Among Howard's other film credits are TEQUILA SUNRISE with Met Gibson; MEN DON'T LEAVE, as Jessica Lange's love interest; WILDER NAPALM, with Dennis Quaid; and TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR, with Wesley Snipes and Stockard Channing.

More recently, Howard co-starred in A MAP OF THE WORLD with Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore; JOHNS with David Arquette and Lukas Haas; THE LESSER EVIL with David Paymer and Tony Goldwyn; and will be seen in the upcoming DANDELION with Mare Winningham. The actor also starred, with Debra Winger, in BIG BAD LOVE, which Howard also directed.

Howard first became known to American audiences with a role in the high-profile ABC-TV movie THE DAY AFTER, about the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. Also for the small screen, Howard has appeared in NBC's HANDS OF A STRANGER and the network's miniseries I Know My First Name Is Steven. He won a CabIeACE Award for his supporting turn in the HBO film SOMEBODY HAS TO SHOOT THE PICTURE.

More recently, Howard co-starred with Alison Elliott and Maximilian Schell in Willa Lather's THE SONG OF THE LARK for PBS, co-starred with Sissy Spacek in Showtime's BEYOND THE CALL, and portrayed an Israeli Mossad agent who became THE MAN WHO CAPTURED EICHMANN on TNT Howard earned widespread critical praise for his role as a convict who befriends a pregnant woman played by Jeanne Tripplehorn in William Faulkner's OLD MAN for TBS.

Among Howard's extensive theater credits are roles in the Signature Theatre Company's productions of The Late Henry Moss and Killer's Head, as well as In the Jungle of Cities, How I Learned To Drive and Ivanov, for the American Repertory Theater. He also starred in The Monogamist at Playwrights Horizons, The Geography of Luck at the LA Theater Center, Lie of the Mind at the Mark Taper Forum, and Fool For Love at the Alley Theater.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Birth" (21-Nov-2004)


Biography #3 (for Big Bad Love)

Arliss Howard has starred in films by many renowned directors, including Stanley Kubrick in Full Metal Jacket, Oliver Stone in Natural Born Killers, and Steven Spielberg in Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Howard's other screen credits include Scott Elliot's A Map of the World with Sigourney Weaver, Wilder Napalm, Men Don't Leave with Jessica Lange, Ruby, and The Lightship.

for "Big Bad Love" updated 01-Jan-2000

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