John C. Reilly

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John C. Reilly
Born May 24, 1965 (age 41)
Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois, United States
Spouse(s) Alison Dickey (1992 — present)
Notable roles Reed Rothchild in Boogie Nights
Jim Kurring in Magnolia
Amos Hart in Chicago
Cal Naughton, Jr. in Talladega Nights
Academy Awards
Nominated: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (2002) for Chicago

John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor.

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[edit] Biography

Reilly was born in Chicago, Illinois to an Irish American father and a Lithuanian mother.[1] He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School. Reilly had several minor infractions for juvenile mischief. To better occupy his time, he later became involved with theatre .

He subsequently enrolled at the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University. A proud member of the Chicago theater, Reilly credits the Windy City with helping him gain experience as he was working for his big break.

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Reilly made his film debut in the Brian De Palma film Casualties of War (1989) as Herbert Hatcher. Although the role of Hatcher was a small one, De Palma had such a positive response to Reilly's performance that the role was significantly expanded.

Reilly has consistently appeared in film since his debut; he has appeared in an estimated 40 roles in the last 20 years, mostly supporting roles.

Among his most notable roles:

In the past six years, he has been a friend of Tenacious D, appearing as "Sasquatch" on 6-episode late-nineties HBO television show, the 2001 album, and in the feature-length 2006 motion picture.

His profile as a film actor was significantly raised in 2002 when he appeared in three of the year's Academy Award for Best Picture nominees - Chicago, Gangs of New York and The Hours. He received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Renée Zellweger's trusting husband in the musical Chicago.

More recently, Reilly appeared in the Martin Scorsese film The Aviator (2004) as Howard Hughes's (Leonardo DiCaprio) trusted financial advisor, Noah Dietrich.

He has been married since 1992 to Alison Dickey, whom he met on the set of Casualties of War.

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