Matthew Modine recently starred as Deputy Police Commissioner Peter Foley in the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s epic Dark Knight series. He will next be seen in the classic-style horror film, Altar, opposite Olivia Williams, and the upcoming TNT series Proof with Jennifer Beals. Currently in post-production, Matthew stars with legendary actors Dick Van Dyke, Valerie Harper, and Glenne Headly in Merry Xmas directed by Boman Modine.
In the 1980’s, renowned New York Times film critic Vincent Camby proclaimed Matthew to be “one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation.” For nearly four decades Matthew has partnered and worked with many of the film industry’s most respected 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, Alan Rudolph, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles. Matthew has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and is the recipient of one, Altman’s multiple award-winning 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. His work in Rudolph’s Equinox helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Film and Best Actor for Modine. He’s also the recipient of two acting awards from the Venice Film Festival, the Volpi Cup and Golden Lion.
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. When I Was a Boy, Smoking, and Ecce Pirate all debuted at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Each of his shorts have gone on to great critical acclaim and played at film festivals worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films. His production company, Cinco Dedos Peliculas is currently co-producing Jen Senko’s new 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.