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Biography #2 (for Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines)After an impressive feature film debut at the age of twelve in The Man Without a Face, opposite Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl continues to display a broad range of talent in a variety of films. Perhaps most notable is his performance opposite Marisa Tomei in the critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated film In the Bedroom. Also memorable was his chilling performance in director Larry Clark's Bully, opposite Brad Renfro and Bijou Phillips. His other film credits include The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick and co-staring Sean Penn and George Clooney, and Safe Passage, opposite Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard. Recently, Stahl was seen in the Sundance feature Bookies, opposite Rachel Leigh Cook and Lucas Haas.
Currently, Stahl is shooting the HBO original series Carnivale. Created by Daniel Knauf, Carnivale focuses on a charismatic, shadowy radio evangelist and a mysterious 18-year-old fugitive (Stahl) who is taken in by the carnival as it travels across the Oklahoma Dust Bowl in the 1930s.
Born in Harlington, Texas and raised in Dallas, Stahl performed in children's plays at the age of four. His first professional role was at the age of ten in the television movie Stranger at My Door with Robert Urich. He followed with another movie of the week, A Woman With a Past, opposite Pamela Reed. Shortly thereafter, he received the coveted role of the young boy in The Man Without a Face who brings out the love in a physically and emotionally scarred man (played by Mel Gibson). Gibson gave him the role over thousands of others after being impressed by his screen test.
The following year he completed another movie for television, Incident in a Small Town, with Walter Matthau, and the Disney feature Tall Tale, in which he co-starred opposite Patrick Swayze. Stahl also co-starred with Martha Plimpton in Tim Blake Nelson's directorial debut, Eye of God, which premiered at the Sundance Film festival.