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COLIN FARRELL (Marty)
Colin Farrell won the Golden Globe for Best Actor after collaborating the first time with "Seven Psychopaths" director Martin McDonagh for In Bruges. For his role as Ray the assassin, Farrell also received Best Actor nominations from the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA).
Farrell won two IFTA Awards, one for Best Actor in Neil Jordan’s romantic drama "Ondine" and the Audience Award for Clark Johnson’s "S.W.A.T." He received four more IFTA nominations: two for Best Actor in Michael Mann’s "Miami Vice" and Michael Mayer’s drama A Home at the "End of the World", based on Michael Cunningham’s novel; and two for Best Supporting Actor in Peter Weir’s epic adventure "The Way Back" and John Crowley’s comedy "Intermission".
He can be seen in Niels Arden Oplev’s upcoming thriller "Dead Man Down" opposite Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Armand Assante. He will also appear opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in John Lee Hancock’s "Saving Mr. Banks", a drama about how the film "Mary Poppins" came to be; as the voice of Ronin in Chris Wedge’s animated adventure Epic; and in Akiva Goldsman’s fantasy "Winter’s Tale" based on Mark Helprin’s bestseller. That film also stars Russell Crowe, Will Smith and William Hurt.
He recently appeared opposite Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel in Len Wisemen’s "Total Recall", a remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi action blockbuster. He also starred in the horror film "Fright Night", in Seth Gordon’s comedy "Horrible Bosses" and in William Monahan's crime drama "London Boulevard", based on Ken Bruen’s bestseller.
Farrell’s other film credits include: Gavin O'Conner's "Pride and Glory"; Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream"; Oliver Stone's "Alexander"; Terrence Malick's "The New World"; Robert Towne’s "Ask the Dust", based on John Fante’s novel; Roger Donaldson’s "The Recruit", co-starring Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg’s "Minority Report", Mark Steven Johnson’s "Daredevil", Les Mayfield’s "American Outlaws" and Joel Schumacher's "Phone Booth" and "Tigerland".
A native of Ireland, Farrell attended the Gaity School of Drama in Dublin. Before completing his course, Colin landed a starring role in Deirdre Purcell's miniseries "Falling for a Dancer", a starring role in the BBC series "Ballykissangel". Those roles led to his feature debut in Tim Roth's directorial debut "The War Zone".
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN (Hans)
Christopher Walken won an Academy Award® and the New York Film Critic's Circle Award for his performance in “The Deer Hunter.” Walken also received an Academy Award® nomination and won BAFTA® and SAG awards for “Catch Me if You Can.” Additionally, in 2010, he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance in A Behanding in Spokane that was done in 2010 and was written by Martin McDonagh the director of “Seven Psychopaths.” Film credits include “Annie Hall,” “Pennies From Heaven,” “The Dead Zone,” “At Close Range,” “Biloxi Blues,” “King of New York,” “Man On Fire,” “Man of the Year,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Hairspray,” “True Romance,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Batman Returns.” Theatre credits include The Lion In Winter (Clarence Derwent Award), The Seagull (Obie), The Rose Tattoo (Theatre World Award), James Joyce's The Dead, The Seagull (NY Shakespeare Festival). Walken also performed in a Spike Jonze-directed music video for “Weapon of Choice.” Walken’s most recently completed films, “A Late Quartet” in which he stars opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener. Walken will next appear in “Stand-Up Guys” starring alongside Al Pacino and Alan Arkin in December.
SAM ROCKWELL (Billy)
Sam Rockwell has emerged as one of the most dynamic actors of his generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both independent and studio productions. Rockwell recently completed production on several features including “The Way, Way Back” written by the Academy Award® winning team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (“The Descendants”). Also in the pipeline for the actor is the feature, “Better Living Through Chemistry,” opposite Jane Fonda, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta, Michelle Monaghan, and Judy Dench and David M. Rosenthal’s thriller “A Single Shot,” opposite William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, and Melissa Leo. Rockwell was last seen starring opposite Christopher Walken in Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed production of A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway and on screen opposite Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in Jon Favreau's "Cowboys and Aliens." Throughout his career, Rockwell has created memorable characters in films, including Tony Goldwyn's "Conviction" opposite Hilary Swank, Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2" opposite Robert Downey Jr.; Duncan Jones' “Moon”; Andrew Dominik's critically acclaimed film "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," starring opposite Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck; David Gordon Green's acclaimed film "Snow Angels," opposite Kate Beckinsale; the Russo brothers' comedy "Welcome to Collinwood," opposite George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito and William H. Macy; David Mamet's “Heist,” opposite Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Danny DeVito; the blockbuster "Charlie's Angels," with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu; and Frank Darabont's Oscar®-nominated "The Green Mile," opposite Tom Hanks. Rockwell also appeared in DreamWorks' box-office hit "Galaxy Quest," opposite Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub. Additional credits include “The Sitter” opposite Jonah Hill; "Everybody's Fine" opposite Robert DeNiro; "Frost/Nixon" opposite Frank Langella; "Joshua" opposite Vera Farmiga; "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," opposite Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def and Martin Freeman; and the Warner Bros.' comedy-drama Matchstick Men, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Cage. He has also appeared in Woody Allen's "Celebrity"; Michael Hoffman's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer; John Duigan's "Lawn Dogs"; John Hamburg's Safe Men; Saul Rubinek's dark comedy "Jerry and Tom"; Tom DiCillo's "Box of Moonlight," opposite John Turturro; Peter Cohn's "Drunks," with Richard Lewis, Parker Posey and Faye Dunaway; Paul Schrader's "Light Sleeper," with Willem Dafoe; Uli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn," with Jennifer Jason Leigh; and his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's "Clownhouse," while he was still a student at San Francisco's High School of the Performing Arts.
OLGA KURYLENKO (Angela)
Olga Kurylenko came to international prominence when she starred opposite Daniel Craig in “Quantum of Solace”, directed by Marc Forster. She garnered excellent reviews as Camille, a woman focused on avenging the murder of her family. Kurylenko recently completed production on the Universal feature “Oblivion” opposite Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman and is about to begin production on the second season of Mitch Glazer’s critically acclaimed Starz series “Magic City” where she stars as Vera Evans, wife to Ike, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. This year, Kurylenko will star in “To the Wonder” the new Terrence Malick film starring alongside Javier Bardem, Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz, which will premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival and “Seven Psychopaths” starring opposite Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits and Abbie Cornish.
Kurylenko will also star opposite Aaron Eckhart in “The Expatriate”, directed by Philip Stolzl and the Chinese epic 3D adventure “Empires of the Deep,” a love story set in a mythical world. Kurylenko lives in London. She is fluent in French, English, Russian, and has also acted in German and Spanish.
TOM WAITS (Zachariah)
In a career that spans four decades, singer-songwriter Academy-Award® nominee and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Tom Waits has adventurously delved into recording, literature, film and theater, as both actor and composer. Waits’ music, recognized for its distinctive orchestrations and arrangements, has ranged from country, blues, cabaret, waltz and field hollers to gospel, polkas and marches. He has recorded over twenty albums including this years’ Bad As Me. Waits has appeared in well over twenty films including, “Ironweed,” “Dracula,” “Down By Law,” “Short Cuts,” “Book of Eli,” and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” working with such maverick directors like Jim Jarmusch, Terry Giliam, Francis Ford Coppola, Hughes Brothers, Hector Barbenco and Robert Altman. In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
ABBIE CORNISH (Kaya)
Abbie Cornish, a native Australian, is an acclaimed young actress best known for her starring roles in the independent films “Candy” (2006) opposite Heath Ledger and “Somersault” (2004) with Sam Worthington, both Australian productions that garnered her “Best Lead Actress” awards from the Film Critics Circle of Australia. She was also awarded “Best Lead Actress” from the Australian Film Institute for “Somersault” and received a nomination for “Candy.” It was these two roles that earned her great notice in the U.S. Most recently, Cornish was seen in the indie drama film, “The Girl” which was presented at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012 and “W.E.” a romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. In March of 2011, Cornish starred in Warner Brothers’ 3D sci-fi and action film “Sucker Punch,” helmed by Zack Snyder and just prior, Cornish was the female lead with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper in “Limitless.” In 2010, Cornish lent her voice to the animated film “Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” directed by Zack Snyder. In fall 2009, Cornish starred in Jane Campion’s period drama “Bright Star,” which was a true life adaptation of famous poet John Keats’ love affair with a young woman named ‘Fanny Brawne’. Cornish received a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actress and received accolades from some of the most established critics in the US, UK and Australia. “Bright Star” premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Palm Award at the Festival. Cornish’s acting debut came at the age of fifteen on the Australian Broadcasting Company’s television series “Children’s Hospital.” Shortly thereafter, she co-starred on the ABC series “Wildside”, which garnered Cornish her first AFI honor in 1999. In 2003, Cornish earned her second AFI nomination for her guest role on the ABC mini-series “Marking Time.” She also appeared in Ridley Scott’s, “A Good Year” opposite Russell Crowe. In 2007, she starred opposite Cate Blanchett as the Queen’s favorite “lady-in- waiting” in Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” for Universal Pictures. In 2008 Cornish starred as the female lead in the Paramount Pictures drama “Stop Loss” directed by Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”). This fall, Cornish will begin production on director José Padilha’s “Robocop” alongside Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman.
WOODY HARRELSON (Charlie)
Woody Harrelson’s rare mix of intensity and charisma consistently surprises and delights audiences and critics alike in both mainstream and independent projects. His portrayal of a casualty notification officer, opposite Ben Foster, in Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger” garnered him a 2010 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was previously nominated by the Academy, the Golden Globes and SAG Awards in the category of Best Actor for his portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman's “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” Harrelson was most recently seen in Gary Ross’s blockbuster “The Hunger Games” based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins and this fall, Harrelson will begin production on Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in which he will reprise his role as Haymitch Abernathy. He recently wrapped production on “Now You See Me” directed by Louis Leterrier, starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and writer/director Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace” starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard and Forest Whitaker. Additionally, he will lend his voice to the animated film “Turkeys” with Owen Wilson. On the small screen, Harrelson recently starred opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in HBO film’s “Game Change” for director Jay Roach, which chronicles John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. He earned a 2012 Emmy nomination for his role as Steve Schmidt. Other highlights from Harrelson’s film career include Ruben Fleischer’s box office hit “Zombieland,” “Friends with Benefits,” “2012,” “Semi-Pro,” “The Grand,” “No Country For Old Men,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Defendor,” “Seven Pounds,” “The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio,” “North Country,” “The Big White,” “After The Sunset,” “Play It To The Bone,” “Battle In Seattle,” “Ed Tv,” “The Hi-Lo County,” “Transsiberian,” “The Thin Red Line,” “Wag The Dog,” “Welcome To Sarajevo,” “Kingpin,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Indecent Proposal,” “White Men Can't Jump” and was recently seen as the on screen host for director Pete McGrain’s powerful political documentary “Ethos.”
Director/writer/producer, Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed first feature film, “In Bruges”, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson won the BAFTA® Award and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay. McDonagh’s first foray into cinema, the short film “Six Shooter,” garnered him an Oscar® win for Best Live Action Short Film. In addition to his successful film career, McDonagh is also an accomplished playwright having been awarded two Laurence Olivier Awards and Four Tony Award Nominations. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996), The Lonesome West (1997), The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001). The Pillowman (2003), and A Behanding in Spokane (2010).