Simon Baker (2)
SIMON BAKER began his film career at age nine, in Once in a Blue Moon. He went on to play Charlie as a series regular for three years on the Canadian television show North of 60 and appeared in the North of 60 telefilms, Another Country and, most recently, A Distant Drumming. His stand-out performance as the young Thomas Builds-The-Fire drew critical notice in the acclaimed film Smoke Signals, as did his portrayal of Bear in Atom Egoyan's Academy Award-nominated The Sweet Hereafter. These roles led to more feature films for the young Vancouver native, including Shanghai Noon and the independent feature On The Corner, which premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. Baker starred opposite Alex Rice and J.R. Bourne in On the Corner, the gritty tale of a young man who travels from his reservation to the city in search of his sister and, in the process, is drawn into the seedy, dangerous underside of urban life, becoming a drug addict and a prostitute. His bravura performance impressed director Ron Howard and led to his casting in The Missing.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Simon Baker (2) Facts
|Birthday||March 30, 1986 (35)|
|Into the West (2005) -mini as Loved by the Buffalo (breakthrough)|
|I, Robot (2004) as Farber Posse|
|Another Country (2003) -movie as Charlie|
|DreamKeeper (2003) -mini|
|On the Corner (2003) as Randy|
|The Missing (2003) as Honesco, Kayitah's son|
|Dream Storm (2002) -movie as Charlie Muskrat|
|Now & Forever (2002) as Young John Myron|
|Shanghai Noon (2000) as Little Feather|
|Smoke Signal (1998) as Young Thomas Builds-the-Fire|