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directed British actor Jude Law received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Cold Mountain. He also played "Gigolo Joe" in Steven Spielberg's film A.I.
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In 1999, Law's production company, Natural Nylon, which he co-founded with Frost and friends and fellow actors Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, and Sean Pertwee released its first feature, the unabashedly bizarre eXistenZ, co-starring Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Later that year,
Law won raves and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dickie Greenleaf, the carefree playboy at the center of a chilling tale of murderous desire in The Talented Mr. Ripley, co-starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cate Blanchett.
In addition to his work in film, Law continued his work on stage, appearing in the London production of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore in 1999. In 2001, he starred with Ed Harris and Joseph Fiennes in Enemy at the Gates, a drama set during World War II. That summer, Law played a mechanical love god named "Gigolo Joe" in Steven Spielberg's long-awaited science fiction opus A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, costarring Haley Joel Osment. In 2004, the actor received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Cold Mountain opposite Nicole Kidman. Law also starred in a remake of the romantic comedy Alfie that same year, playing the title role—a part that helped boost Michael Caine's career in the 1960s.
In 2009, Law played another legendary character in Sherlock Holmes. He took on the part of Dr. John Watson, the faithful sidekick to the world's greatest detective (Robert Downey Jr.). The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, proved to be a smash success. The actors teamed up again for the 2011 sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The following year, Law took on another literary role in Anna Karenina. He co-starred as Alexei Karenin, the cuckolded husband of the title character (played by Keira Knightley), in this latest adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy work. Law also lent his voice to the animated film Rise of the Guardians (2012).
Law also has several other projects in the works. He has signed to play a safe-cracker newly sprung from prison in Dom Hemingway and landed a part in the next Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel with Johnny Depp and Owen Wilson. There is also talk of a possible third installment of the popular Sherlock Holmes film series.
Law and Frost were married in 1997 and have four children: a son Rafferty, a second son Finley (whom she has from a previous marriage), a daughter Iris born in October 2000, and a third son Rudy born in September 2002. In 2003, Frost filed for divorce after five years of marriage. Law was later engaged to actress Sienna Miller, who co-starred with him in Alfie. He also has a child with model Samantha Burke from a brief relationship. Daughter Sophia was born in 2009.
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