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Balthazar Getty

Balthazar Getty is an extremely talented actor who has grown in both stature and ability before the eyes of the public. He most recently co-starred in the miniseries Into the West and Traffic, and in the feature film Ladder 49, opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta. He starred in and produced Newmark Films' Shadow Hours, which he also co-produced under his production company, 5150. He also starred in the film Slingshot with David Arquette, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, and will soon be seen in Feast, playing the lead role in this latest Project Greenlight feature.

Additional film credits include Run for the Money, starring opposite Val Kilmer and Christian Slater in Peter Antonijevic's In God We Trust, Big City Blues with Burt Reynolds and William Forsythe, Fait Accompli, opposite Rosanna Arquette and Michael Madsen, David Lynch's Lost Highway, Mr. Holland's Opus, Deuces Wild, Ridley Scott's White Squall, Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, Where the Day Takes You, Young Guns II and My Heroes Have always Been Cowboys. In his debut film, Lord of the Flies, Getty was critically lauded for his work at the age of 14 in the role of Ralph.

On television Getty starred in the Diane Keaton-directed and produced series, Pasadena, and in Wayne Wang's digital film, The Center of the World, with Peter Sarsgaard.

Musically talented as well, Getty released his first album in 2004 with Scott Thomas and his band, Ringside, through Fred Durst's Flawless Records, a division of Interscope.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Balthazar Getty Facts

Birth NamePaul Balthazar Getty
BirthdayJanuary 22, 1975 (46)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Balthazar Getty compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Lost Highway
White Squall
Big City Blues
Lord of the Flies
Young Guns 2
Young Guns II
Alias: Season 5
Ladder 49
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