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Tony Goldwyn

Multitalented Tony Goldwyn has enjoyed a long and prosperous career in both acting and directing. The grandson of motion picture pioneer Samuel Goldwyn, he became an overnight sensation with his portrayal of the evil Carl Bruner, opposite Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, in the iconic film Ghost. The busy actor has also appeared in such notable films as Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise; The Pelican Brief, co-starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington; Oliver Stone's Nixon, alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins; The 6th Day, with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Bounce, with Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow; and Kiss the Girls, opposite Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.

Other film credits include American Gun, with Marcia Gay Harden and Forest Whitaker; The Sisters, with Elizabeth Banks and Maria Bello; Abandon, with Katie Holmes; Joshua, with F. Murray Abraham; and An American Rhapsody, in which he co-starred with Scarlett Johansson. In the animated film Tarzan, he was the voice of the title character, and in Pocahontas: The Legend, he played Sir Edwin Wingfield.

His numerous episodic television credits include guest appearances on such shows as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Dexter, The L Word, Without a Trace, Frasier, Tales From the Crypt and Murphy Brown. Goldwyn portrayed astronaut Neil Armstrong in the television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and played presidential aide Clark Clifford in Truman. Other TV movie credits include A Woman of Independent Means, Doomsday Gun, Vault of Horror, Love Matters, Taking the Heat and The Song of the Lark.

Besides a thriving acting career, Goldwyn is very much in demand as a director in both film and television. In 2006, he directed The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff, Casey Affleck and Rachel Bilson. He also directed the acclaimed A Walk on the Moon, starring Viggo Mortensen, Diane Lane and Liev Schreiber, which won special recognition for excellence in filmmaking from the National Board of Review.

Some popular television programs that Goldwyn has directed include Dirty Sexy Money, Dexter, The L Word,Without a Trace, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order and Private Practice.

Goldwyn is currently directing the film Betty Anne Waters, starring Hilary Swank.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Tony Goldwyn Facts

Birth NameAnthony Goldwyn
OccupationActor, Director
BirthdayMay 20, 1960 (62)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Tony Goldwyn compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Kiss the Girls
The Mechanic
The Pelican Brief
Late, Later, Latent
Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives
The Last Samurai
Shrink Wrap
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