More Len Cariou Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for About Schmidt)Len Cariou is a two-time Tony Award-nominee for Best Actor in the Broadway musicals Applause and A Little Night Music. He also won the Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Actor with his lead role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, co-starring Angela Lansbury.
His film work has earned him a Genie Award for Best Actor for his role in One Man. Other feature films include Thirteen Days, Executive Decision, A Little Night Music with Elizabeth Taylor, The Four Seasons, Getting In, Lady In White and Never Talk To Strangers.
He has had numerous starring roles in movies for television and is especially proud of his work as an Alzheimer's victim in There Were Times Dear for PBS, which helped raise millions of dollars for Alzheimer's research and education.
Mr. Cariou has served as the Associate Director of the Guthrie Theater where he was noted for his productions of The Crucible and Of Mice and Men. He was Artistic Director of his home theater, the Manitoba Theater Center for one season and is an Honorary Lifetime Member of that company. He also directed James Whitmore in an award-winning production of Death of a Salesman at Canada's Citadel Theater.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "About Schmidt" (04-Jan-2003)