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Biography #2 (for Secondhand Lions)

Nicky Katt has recently been seen as the incompetent local detective replaced by Al Pacino in Insomnia, and as the actor portraying Hitler in Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal.

Katt recently appeared opposite Taye Diggs, Juliette Lewis, Benicio del Toro and Ryan Phillippe in Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie's directorial debut Way of the Gun. He scored raves starring with Giovanni Ribisi in the zeitgeist Wall Street drama The Boiler Room and joined Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson in the William Friedkin thriller Rules of Engagement.

Katt's breakthrough role in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused led to such diverse roles as the one-armed villainous clerk in Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation; an obsessed psychopath in The Babysitter; the redneck antagonist in Joel Schumacher's A Time To Kill; the hot-headed xenophobe in Linklater's SubUrbia; Renee Zellweger's ambitious attorney boyfriend in One True Thing and the sociopathic hitman in Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed thriller The Limey. Katt made his series television debut on David E Kelley's Boston Public.

Katt also starred in and executive produced Adam Goldberg's independent feature Scotch and Milk, which garnered rave reviews at the 1998 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. A short film he produced and starred in, director Henry Griffin's Mutiny, premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Short Honors at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Seattle Film Festival and the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Secondhand Lions" (12-Oct-2003)


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