More Tony Goldwyn Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Last Samurai)Tony Goldwyn is a highly-regarded director as well as an actor. Upon completing The Last Samurai, he began his third directorial effort, The Betty Ann Waters Story. This project marks a reunion with screenwriter Pamela Grey, who wrote Goldwyn's critically lauded directorial debut A Walk on the Moon, starring Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber and Anna Paquin. Goldwyn went on to direct Someone Like You, starring Ashley Judd, Hugh Jackman and Greg Kinnear.
His recent acting appearances include the title role in Joshua with F. Murray Abraham and Giancarlo Giannini; An American Rhapsody, opposite Nastassja Kinski; and Abandon, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan. Other film credits include Bounce, The 6th Day, the voice of the title character in the animated feature Tarzan, Kiss the Girls and the motion picture version of Jon Robin Baitz's award-winning play The Substance of Fire. He will next be seen in the drama Kill Switch.
Goldwyn made his feature debut in Luis Mandoki's Gaby: A True Story, and went on to earn international attention for his villainous turn in Ghost. He played another memorable villain in Alan J. Pakula's The Pelican Brief, starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. His television work includes the acclaimed HBO mini-series From Earth to the Moon, in which he portrayed Neil Armstrong; Song of the Lark, for PBS's American Masters Series; the Hallmark telefilm The Boys Next Door, with Nathan Lane and Mare Winningham; HBO's Truman and the NBC mini-series A Woman of Independent Means, opposite Sally Field.
Goldwyn's stage credits include the Broadway revival of Philip Barry's Holiday, at the Circle in the Square Theater; Craig Lucas' The Dying Gaul at the Vineyard Theater in New York; and Teresa Rebeck's hit comedy Spike Heels, opposite Kevin Bacon at the Second Stage. He won an Obie for his performance in the off-Broadway hit The Sum of Us. He spent several seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival, where his credits include William Inge's Picnic, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner; Carthaginians by Irish playwright Frank McGuiness, and the title role in Tom Jones. He made his New York debut in 1985 in Digby at the Manhattan Theater Club.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "The Last Samurai" (02-Dec-2003)