Mr. Dennehy has also starred in numerous television movies and miniseries and was nominated for an Emmy on five other occasions -- for his work in Burden of Proof, To Catch a Killer (The John Wayne Gacy Story), Murder in the Heartland, A Killing in a Small Town, and Our Fathers. However, Mr. Dennehy is perhaps best known for his work in feature films, some of which include Semi-Tough 10, Rambo: First Blood, Gorky Park, Never Cry Wolf, Twice in a Lifetime, Cocoon, Silverado, F/X, Legal Eagles, Best Seller, Presumed Innocent, Tommy Boy, Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet and Peter Greenaway's The Belly of an Architect, for which he received the Chicago Film Festival Award as best actor.
He was recently seen at The Trinity Repertory Theatre and The Goodman Theatre as the title role in Hughie, and can be viewed on screen in the features Assault on Precinct 13 and Tenth & Wolf. Mr. Dennehy toured as Trumbo (the letters of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo)as well as in The Exonerated, a role he reprised for the Court TV premiere movie event alongside Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover. Mr Dennehy has recently finished the Hallmark Channel miniseries Marco Polo and in the Spring of 2007 will be starring as Mathew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind opposite Christopher Plummer at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway.
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Brian Dennehy Facts
|Birthday||July 9, 1938 (80)|
|Birthplace||Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA|
|Height||6' 2" (1m88) How tall is Brian Dennehy compared to you?|
|Awards||2001 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman)|
|2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (for Death of a Salesman)|
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