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Born: July 29, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor

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Though he showed a great deal of promise during the early stages, actor Stephen Dorff suffered through a string of bad thrillers and horror flicks that threatened to derail his career. After emerging in the surprise hit "The Gate" (1987), Dorff made a good living starring in several made-for-television movies and guest-starring on popular series. But he first achieved critical prominence with a solid performance in the apartheid drama, "The Power of One" (1992). He continued to gain attention and critical praise throughout the decade, most notably in "Backbeat" (1994), "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996) and "Blade" (1998); the latter of which earned him a considerable fan base for his portrayal of the hated arch vampire, Deacon Frost. But by the next century, Dorff's stature as an actor fell dramatically, thanks to starring roles in derided pictures like "Deuces Wild" (2002), "Feardotcom" (2002) and "Alone in the Dark" (2005). By this time more noted for his dalliances with various models and actress, including his brief spin with Pamela Anderson, Dorff set about revitalizing himself, taking roles in more serious fare like "World Trade Center" (2006) and "Public Enemies" (2009) - all with the hopes of...

Though he showed a great deal of promise during the early stages, actor Stephen Dorff suffered through a string of bad thrillers and horror flicks that threatened to derail his career. After emerging in the surprise hit "The Gate" (1987), Dorff made a good living starring in several made-for-television movies and guest-starring on popular series. But he first achieved critical prominence with a solid performance in the apartheid drama, "The Power of One" (1992). He continued to gain attention and critical praise throughout the decade, most notably in "Backbeat" (1994), "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996) and "Blade" (1998); the latter of which earned him a considerable fan base for his portrayal of the hated arch vampire, Deacon Frost. But by the next century, Dorff's stature as an actor fell dramatically, thanks to starring roles in derided pictures like "Deuces Wild" (2002), "Feardotcom" (2002) and "Alone in the Dark" (2005). By this time more noted for his dalliances with various models and actress, including his brief spin with Pamela Anderson, Dorff set about revitalizing himself, taking roles in more serious fare like "World Trade Center" (2006) and "Public Enemies" (2009) - all with the hopes of reigniting his career.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Leatherface (2016)
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 American Hero (2015)
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 Debt, The (2015)
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 Heatstroke (2014)
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 Officer Down (2013)
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 Motel Life, The (2013)
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Milestones close milestones

1986:
Began acting in commercials
1985:
Made TV debut in an episode of "Diff'rent Strokes" (NBC)
1987:
TV-movie debut, "In Love and War" (NBC)
1987:
Feature film debut, "The Gate"
1989:
Cast as Becky's boyfriend on three episodes of the ABC sitcom "Roseanne"
1990:
Played a regular in the syndicated series, "What a Dummy"
1992:
First lead role in a feature, "The Power of One"
1994:
Portrayed Stuart Sutcliffe, the original bassist of The Beatles, in "Backbeat"
1996:
Won critical praise as the transgendered Candy Darling in "I Shot Andy Warhol"
1996:
Played Jack Nicholson's son in Bob Rafelson's "Blood and Wine"
1998:
Co-starred with Wesley Snipes in "Blade"
2000:
Had title role in John Waters' "Cecil B. Demented"
2002:
Played the lead role in the horror film "Feardotcom"
2003:
Starred in the thriller "Cold Creek Manor"
2005:
Starred with Christian Slater in the supernatural thriller "Alone in the Dark"
2006:
Appeared in Lee Daniels' indie film "Shadowboxer"
2006:
Co-starred in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center"
2009:
Portrayed bank robber Baby Face Nelson in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies"
2010:
Portrayed a hard living movie star in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"
2011:
Acted opposite Nick Swardson in the comedy feature "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star"
2011:
Cast as Stavros opposite Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke in "Immortals"
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Notes

"I know every movie I make isn't going to be great. But I hope to be great in every movie I make."--From Movieline, March 1994.

"If a director's stale or dried out, if they work with me, I hope to rekindle their flame. There's really no other kid that can handle the scope of what this character should be, unless you want it to play like the way it reads now: really boring." --Dorff on his talent (from Movieline, March 1994).

"He has incredible concentration and he's extremely charismatic." --producer Dale Pollack ("SFW") quoted in US, May 1995

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companion:
Courtney Wagner. Daughter of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner; no longer together.
companion:
Georgina Grenville. Model. Together c. 1996-1998.
companion:
Natane Adcock. Model. Dated from c. June 1998.
companion:
Rhea Durham. Model. Reportedly dating as of 2000.
companion:
Pamela Anderson.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Steve Dorff. Composer, songwriter.
step-mother:
Lori Dorff. Actor.
brother:
Andrew Dorff. Singer, musician. Younger.
half-sister:
Callie Dorff. Born on July 28, 1997.
half-sister:
Kaitlyn Hannah Dorff. Born on March 6, 2000.
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