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John Krasinski adapted David Foster Wallace’s book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men into the independent feature film of the same name, which he also directed and produced. The movie starred Julianne Nicholson opposite, among other men, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Dominic Cooper, Timothy Hutton, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Ben Shenkman.
Mr. Krasinski has twice shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with his colleagues from the hit NBC show The Office. The program, episodes of which Mr. Krasinski has directed, has also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, among other honors. He is a producer on the current season, which will bring the show to its close after nine years.
The Newton, Massachusetts native graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright and later studied at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT.
Previously for Focus Features, Mr. Krasinski starred opposite Maya Rudolph in Away We Go, written by Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida and directed by Sam Mendes; his first film for Mr. Mendes was Jarhead.
Among his other feature films as actor are Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday and It’s Complicated, for which he shared with his fellow actors the National Board of Review’s award for Best Acting by an Ensemble; Bill Condon’s Dreamgirls and Kinsey; Ken Kwapis’ License to Wed and Big Miracle; Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration; in voiceover, Chris Miller and Raman Hui’s Shrek the Third; Gregg Araki’s Smiley Face; George Clooney’s Leatherheads; Luke Greenfield’s Something Borrowed, alongside Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson; and Ry Russo-Young’s Nobody Walks, opposite Rosemarie DeWitt of Promised Land.