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John C. Reilly stars in Roman Polanski's "Carnage," opposite Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz, as Michael Longstreet. Reilly also stars as the husband of Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton in the indepdent drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin," directed by Lynne Ramsey, and the comedy "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" with Will Ferrell. In addition, Reilly voices the title character in the upcoming Disney animated film "Wreck it Ralph."

Academy Award and multi-Golden Globe nominee John C. Reilly has made an impact in both the comedic and dramatic worlds of cinema. He has received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his standout performance as Amos Hart in the Academy Award-winning film, "Chicago." For that role, he was also named Best Supporting Actor by the Las Vegas Film Critics, and was nominated by the Chicago Film Critics in the same category. That same year, Reilly starred in two other Academy Award-nominated films: Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York," and Stephen Daldry's "The Hours," making it the first time that a single actor had been part of three of the five films in this prestigious category.

Reilly's other Golden Globe nominations were for Columbia Pictures' "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Original Song - Motion Picture, for "Walk Hard" which he co-wrote. Furthermore, this song was nominated for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

Reilly was recently seen in "Terri," which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and co-starred in "Cedar Rapids," opposite Ed Helms. In 2010, Reilly released "Cyrus" opposite Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill, earning him an IFP Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead and also a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, Reilly plays John, a divorced, 40-something who meets Molly (Tomei), the woman of his dreams, until he meets her son, Cyrus (Hill) who refuses to let him get close with his mother.

In 2008, Reilly reunited with Will Ferrell and producer Judd Apatow in the comedy "Step Brothers," which earned over $100 million domestically for Columbia Pictures.

Reilly's first film role came in Brian De Palma's 1989 motion picture, "Casualties of War." That was followed by appearances in a wide array of films, including "Days of Thunder," "Shadows and Fog," "We're No Angels," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Hoffa," "Georgia," "Dolores Claiborne" and "The River Wild." However, as a regular in director Paul Thomas Anderson's films, Reilly began attracting attention for his roles in "Hard Eight," "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia."

It was in 2002 when Reilly scored well with audiences and critics with acclaimed performances in a number of high-profile films, including "The Hours," "Gangs of New York" and "Chicago." His role as Jennifer Aniston's husband in "The Good Girl" garnered him an IFP Spirit Award nomination.

Other film credits for Reilly include "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "A Prairie Home Companion," "Dark Water," "The Aviator," "Criminal," "The Perfect Storm," "For Love of the Game," "Never Been Kissed," "Anger Management," "State of Grace" and "The Thin Red Line."

Reilly returned to his theater roots in 2000 when he starred in Sam Shepard's Tony Award-nominated Broadway production, "True West," starring opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, garnering an Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor. In April 2005, Reilly starred in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire." His other stage credits include the Steppenwolf Theater productions of "Othello," "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Grapes of Wrath," in which he starred alongside Gary Sinese. In addition, Reilly produced and played the title role in Ionesco's "Exit the King" at the Actors Gang Theater in Los Angeles.

Born in Chicago and raised as the fifth of six children in an Irish-Lithuanian family, Reilly studied at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University.


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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: May 24, 1965
Height: 6' 1 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: John Christopher Reilly
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Wife: Alison Dickey

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