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John C. Reilly Biography

Birth Name:
John Christopher Reilly
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Is the fifth of six children
  • Met his wife, Alison Dickey, on the Thai set of his first film, Casualties of War, where she was Sean Penn's assistant
  • Starred in the notable 2000 Broadway revival of Sam
  • Shepard's True West where he and Philip Seymour Hoffman alternated the main roles
  • Occasionally plays the drums in Tenacious D under the name "Sasquatch
  • " Sent Chicago director Rob Marshall an audition tape of himself singing in a bow tie and suit to win the role of Amos Hart
  • In 2002, he starred in three out of the five movies nominated for Best Picture the following year: Chicago, Gangs of New York and The Hours
  • In 2011, Jack White produced his musical recordings
  • The following year, took part in a benefit reading of the play 8, which focuses on the trial to overturn Proposition 8 in California, which halted same-sex marriage in that state

Awards

  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Las Vegas Film Critics Association-Best Song: winner
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2002Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships

  • Alison Dickey -- Wife