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Stephen Dorff previously teamed with Somewhere producer G. Mac Brown on Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, starring with Johnny Depp.
The Atlanta, Georgia native has been acting in movies for over two decades. In 1990, he was one of 2,000 actors who auditioned for the lead role of John G. Avildsen’s The Power of One. Mr. Dorff got the part, starring with Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud, and Fay Masterson; additionally, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) honored him with the ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow Award.
He subsequently notably portrayed two real-life pop culture figures; the “fifth Beatle,” musician Stuart Sutcliffe in Iain Softley’s Backbeat, and cross-dressing film star Candy Darling in Mary Harron’s I Shot Andy Warhol.
Mr. Dorff’s other films include Ric Roman Waugh’s Felon, which he also executive-produced; John Waters’ Cecil B. DeMented, in the title role; Lee Daniels’ Shadowboxer; Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center; Mike Figgis’ Cold Creek Manor; Scott Kalvert’s Deuces Wild; Phil Joanou’s Entropy; Bob Rafelson’s Blood and Wine, opposite Jack Nicholson and Michael Caine; John Irvin’s City of Industry, with Harvey Keitel; James Lapine’s telefilm Earthly Possessions, opposite Susan Sarandon; Tony Kaye’s Black Water Transit; Tom Brady’s upcoming Born to Be a Star; and Stephen Norrington’s Blade, opposite Wesley Snipes, for which he won an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.
He is currently filming Tarsem Singh’s epic mythological fantasy Immortals, which will be released in the fall of 2011 by Rogue Pictures.