MATTHEW MODINE has been referred to as "one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation" by legendary NY Times film critic Vincent Canby. Modine has worked with many of the film industry’s most acclaimed directors, including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles.
Earlier this year, Modine co-starred with Jennifer Beals in the critically acclaimed TNT drama Proof. He also joined forces with Dick Van Dyke, Valerie Harper, and Glenne Headly in the award-winning international film festival favorite, Merry Xmas. The short film, directed by Modine’s son, Boman, continues to play the festival circuit.
Modine recently wrapped production on several projects, including The Confirmation with Maria Bello and Clive Owen, as well as the thriller 47 Meters Down, alongside Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. He also wrapped the very British comedy Hippopotamus based on the novel by Stephen Fry and Army of One opposite Nic Cage. Additionally, Modine voiced two characters in, an animated film collaboration between Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and underground animator Jim Lujan.
Throughout his career, Modine has been nominated for three Golden Globes and is the recipient of one (Altman’s Short Cuts). Modine is well remembered for the title character in Alan Parker’s Birdy, which won the Cannes Film Festival's Gran Prix Award, and for his iconic role as Private Joker in Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. His work in Alan Rudolph’s Equinox helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best Film and Best Actor. He is the recipient of a Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and a Golden Lion Award. More recently, Matthew co-starred in Christopher Nolan's Batman epic The Dark Knight Rises. His latest short film, Jesus Was a Commie, an avant-garde dialectical conversation about prominent issues of modern society, has played at film festivals around the world, winning several awards, including the Founders Prize for Best Short Film at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. Additional television credits include Weeds, And The Band Played On (Emmy and Golden Globe nomination, Best Actor) What the Deaf Man Heard (Emmy nomination, Best Actor, highest-rated made-for-television movie on any network since 1991 with approximately 36 million viewers.)
Modine has directed several distinguished short films, including the multiple award-winning Jesus Was a Commie, I Think I Thought, Cowboy, and To Kill an American. Three of his short films, When I Was a Boy, Smoking, and Ecce Pirate debuted at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. All of Modine's short films have received critical acclaim and screened at domestic and international festivals, including the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films.
Modine’s production company, Cinco Dedos Peliculas, is currently co-producing Jen Senko’s political documentary The Brainwashing of My Dad and working with two-time Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton on several short and feature-length film projects including Revengeance and The Loneliest Stoplight starring Patton Oswalt.