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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actor. He is a two-time Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominee for his roles in Revolutionary Road and Nocturnal Animals. 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. He plays Colonel Richard Strickland in The Shape of Water.

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)
  • Nocturnal Animals (2016)
  • Elvis & Nixon (2016)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)



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