Michael Shan­non

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DO you know that in 2009, Michael Shan­non was nom­i­nated for an Os­car for a sup­port­ing role in Revo­lu­tion­ary Road? Well, we didn’t re­alise this. He also ap­peared in five sea­sons of HBO’s

Board­walk Em­pire. To be hon­est, most of us only took no­tice of the 41- year- old when he played Gen­eral Zod in the 2013 film Man Of Steel. Shan­non has been act­ing since the 1990s – at the age of 19, he had a mi­nor role in Ground­hog Day. Since then, he has con­stantly lent his tal­ent to both in­die films and big-bud­geted flicks. This year alone, the pro­lific ac­tor has 12 projects lined up. One of them is Mid­night Spe­cial, di­rected by Jeff Ni­chols ( Mud). The drama sees him play­ing a father to a boy with mag­i­cal pow­ers. Next up, Shan­non por­trays Elvis Pres­ley in the film Elvis & Nixon, which de­tails the time when the famed singer vis­ited the White House and meets with the pres­i­dent ( played by Kevin Spacey in the film). On Roger-Ebert. com, Shan­non shares what guides his de­ci­sion to be in a film. “Peo­ple are al­ways like, ‘ What’s your dream role?’ I don’t have a dream role. I just want to meet peo­ple that I think are in­ter­est­ing. It’s about the peo­ple to me. I’m not pin­ing away to play Ham­let. I don’t re­ally care. It’s the peo­ple that in­spire me.” –

Mid­night Spe­cial is sched­uled to open at cin­e­mas on April 14.

Photo: AP

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