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Shannon in at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, September 2011

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Revolutionary Road. He was a regular on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, playing Agent Nelson Van Alden. Shannon played General Zod in Zack Snyder's 2013 movie Man of Steel.

Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky on August 7, 1974 to Donald S. Shannon and to Geraldine Hine. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. His career began in 1993 in the movie Groundhog Day.

Shannon is in a relationship with actress Kate Arrington. They have two daughters.

Some movies he was in

  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Jesus' Son (1999)
  • Tigerland (2000)
  • Vanilla Sky (2001)
  • Bad Boys II (2003)
  • Kangaroo Jack (2003)
  • Dead Birds (2004)
  • The Woodsman (2004)
  • World Trade Center (2006)
  • Bug (2006)
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
  • My Son, My Son, What Have You Done (2009)
  • The Runaways (2010)
  • 13 (2010)
  • Jonah Hex (2010)
  • Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
  • Premium Rush (2012)
  • The Iceman (2012)
  • Mud (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • The Young Ones (2014)
  • Freeheld (2015)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Elvis & Nixon (2016)

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