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Introduction of "Number 23" cast23 Jan 2007
By TNPihl (JCO Editor-In-Chief)
Virginia Madsen (Agatha Sparrow / Fabrizia) enjoyed a banner career year in 2005 by starring as the worldly waitress ‘Maya’ in the award-winning film Sideways, a role that brought her Golden Globe and Oscar nominations as Best Actress. She recently starred in the features Firewall (opposite Harrison Ford), A Prairie Home Companion (in a cast that also features Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline) and The Ripple Effect (co-starring Forest Whitaker). She will next be seen starring opposite Billy Bob Thornton in The Astronaut Farmer.
She and actor brother Michael Madsen both grew up in Illinois, the children of a fireman father and an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker mother. Her first break in show business came when director David Lynch cast her in his science fiction classic Dune in 1984. She quickly built a fine body of work with roles in such films as Electric Dreams, Class, Creator, Modern Girls, Fire with Fire and Slam Dance among many others.
She earned lead roles in the 1989 films Heart of Dixie and The Hot Spot, building on a celebrated career that has included starring roles in such films as Candy Man, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Rainmaker, American Gun, Artworks and a host of television productions.
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Danny Huston (Dr. Isaac French / Dr. Miles Phoenix) is a member of the acclaimed performing family that also includes father John Huston, sister Angelica Huston and grandfather Walter Huston. A versatile talent, he began his career as a painter before becoming a director (the films Mr. North, Becoming Colette and The Maddening) and actor. He began his film career acting in the films Leaving Las Vegas, Anna Karenina, Timecode, Eden and Ivans xtc. before enjoying success in a string of recent popular major films including 21 Grams, Silver City, The Aviator, The Constant Gardener and Fade to Black among others.
He can currently be seen in Children of Men (with Clive Owen and Julianne Moore) and recently appeared in director Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (with Kirsten Dunst and Judy Davis).
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Logan Lerman (Robin Sparrow / Young Fingerling) made a visceral impression in his first film role in Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot, playing a young boy forced into the horrors of war alongside his father (played by Mel Gibson). His next film role (What Women Want) found him acting alongside Gibson again.
An actor since the age of four, the Los Angeles native started his career in television commercials. He starred in the television series “Jack and Bobby” and appeared in such films as Riding in Cars with Boys (with Drew Barrymore) and The Butterfly Effect (as a young Ashton Kutcher). He most recently starred in the New Line Cinema feature film Hoot.
Lynn Collins (Suicide Blonde / Mrs. Dobkins) began her wide-ranging career by attending the famed Julliard School of Drama in New York City, leading to prestigious stage roles in productions of “The Merchant of Venice”, “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet” (the latter directed by Sir Peter Hall at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles).
The Texas-born actress made her television debut in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 1999, following with roles in episodes of “Push, Nevada,” “The Education of Max Bickford” and “Haunted.” She moved into features by appearing in such films as Down With Love, 50 First Dates, 13 Going on 30 and Return to Rajapur before starring as ‘Portia’ in the 2004 film version of The Merchant of Venice (opposite Al Pacino). Most recently she appeared in the films Bug, The Dog Problem and The Lake House.
Rhona Mitra (Laura Tollins) has recently been seen as ‘Detective Kit McGraw’ on the acclaimed television series “Nip/Tuck” and finished a leading role in director David Cronenberg’s film Skinwalkers. She also found success appearing in the television series “Boston Legal” and “The Practice” in the role of attorney ‘Tara Wilson.’
Born and raised in England, she began her career in British television and later appeared on American television in the recurring role of ‘Holly Beggins’ on the series “Party of Five.” She has gone on to win roles in the films Get Carter, Hollow Man, Ali G in da House, Sweet Home Alabama, Highwaymen, The Life of David Gale and the television miniseries “Spartacus.”
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