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Born: January 21, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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Brooding, charismatic and sensuously evil villains were the stock and trade of Michael Wincott, a classically trained stage actor who first found broad recognition as the malevolent Guy of Gisborne in the Kevin Costner hit "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). The Toronto-born Wincott began acting in Canadian film and television before moving to New York City to attend Julliard School of Drama. There, he established himself on stage in the original 1987 production of "Talk Radio" and on film in Oliver Stone's big screen adaptation of the play the following year. Wincott worked steadily on stage and television, appearing in two more back-to-back films for Oliver Stone, "Born of the Fourth of July" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991), but it would be his performance as Guy of Gisborne in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) that would introduce Wincott to his then largest audience. His ability to play both menacing and seductive would see him frequently cast as villains, most notably in "The Three Musketeers" (1993), "The Crow" (1994), "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), "Along Came a Spider" (2001) and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002). His signature baritone growl of a voice also made him a sought-after...

Brooding, charismatic and sensuously evil villains were the stock and trade of Michael Wincott, a classically trained stage actor who first found broad recognition as the malevolent Guy of Gisborne in the Kevin Costner hit "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). The Toronto-born Wincott began acting in Canadian film and television before moving to New York City to attend Julliard School of Drama. There, he established himself on stage in the original 1987 production of "Talk Radio" and on film in Oliver Stone's big screen adaptation of the play the following year. Wincott worked steadily on stage and television, appearing in two more back-to-back films for Oliver Stone, "Born of the Fourth of July" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991), but it would be his performance as Guy of Gisborne in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) that would introduce Wincott to his then largest audience. His ability to play both menacing and seductive would see him frequently cast as villains, most notably in "The Three Musketeers" (1993), "The Crow" (1994), "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), "Along Came a Spider" (2001) and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002). His signature baritone growl of a voice also made him a sought-after voice actor for such blockbuster videogames as "Halo 2" (2004) and "Darksiders 2" (2012). A talented and versatile actor on both stage and screen, Michael Wincott nevertheless embraced the mantle of a character actor and created some of the most memorable screen villains of the 1990s and 2000s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hitchcock (2012)
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 Seraphim Falls (2006)
5.
 Assassination of Richard Nixon, The (2004) Julius Bicke
6.
 Treasure Planet (2002) Voice Of Scroop
7.
 Count of Monte Cristo, The (2002) Dorleac
8.
 Along Came a Spider (2001) Gary Soneji
9.
 Before Night Falls (2001) Herberto Zorilla Ochoa
10.
 Hidden Agenda (1998)
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1979:
Feature acting debut, "Wild Horse Hank"
1979:
TV-movie debut, "An American Christmas Carol" (ABC)
1985:
Episodic TV debut, guest spot on "Night Heat" (CBS)
1987:
Hollywood feature debut, "The Sicilian"
1987:
Originated the role of Kent off-Broadway in Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio"
1988:
First collaboration with Oliver Stone, feature adaptation of "Talk Radio"
1989:
Appeared in the Broadway production of "The Secret Rapture"
1989:
Again directed by Stone in "Born on the Fourth of July," starring Tom Cruise
1991:
Cast as a record producer in Stone's biopic "The Doors"; also played Guy of Gisborne in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"
1996:
Personal friend Julian Schnabel cast him as gay artist and writer Rene Ricard in biopic "Basquiat"
1997:
Cast as intergalactic transport ship captain Frank Elgyn in "Alien: Resurrection"
2000:
Again directed by Schnabel in "Before Night Falls"
2004:
Acted in "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" opposite Sean Penn and Naomi Watts
2007:
Reteamed with director Julian Schnabel in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
2008:
Cast opposite one of his acting heroes Robert De Niro in Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened"
2012:
Portrayed notorious killer Ed Gein in "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

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