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Actor Ed Harris played John Glenn in The Right Stuff, fought a water monster in The Abyss, and was a tormented artist in Pollack.
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Harris earned his second Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the megalomaniacal "Cristof" in Peter Weir's well received drama The Truman Show (1998), starring Jim Carrey. That same year,
In 2000, Harris produced, directed and starred in Pollock, an ambitious biopic of the celebrated but tormented artist Jackson Pollock. Though the film made little noise at the box office, Harris' strong performance won critical praise and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. His costar, Marcia Gay Harden, also received a nomination for her supporting role as the artist Lee Krasner, Pollock's long-suffering wife.
In the spring of 2001, Harris costarred in the World War II-era thriller Enemy at the Gates, alongside Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law.
Harris is married to Amy Madigan, an actress whom he met on the set of a Los Angeles stage production in 1981. The couple has one daughter, Lily Dolores. Madigan also appeared in Pollock, playing the art patron Peggy Guggenheim.
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