ROAD TO PERDITION
(Maguire) garnered Academy AwardÂ® and Golden Globe nominations, and won a BAFTA
Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as the doomed millionaire
playboy Dickie Greenleaf in Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr.
Ripley." This year, he earned another Golden Globe nomination for his role
as the "love mecha" Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg's "A.I.
Hailing from England, Law won the London Film
Critics Circle Award and the Evening Standard Award for his performance in
"Wilde," the biopic about the great playwright and poet Oscar Wilde,
starring Stephen Fry in the title role. In 1997, Law was introduced to American
film audiences in back-to-back starring roles in two vastly different films: the
futuristic sci-fi drama "Gattaca," with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman;
followed immediately by Clint Eastwood's "Midnight in the Garden of Good
and Evil," with Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. His subsequent film credits
include starring roles in David Cronenberg's "eXistenZ," opposite
Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Wisdom of Crocodiles," "Love, Honour
and Obey," and the World War II drama "Enemy At the Gates."
Law began his career at the age of 14 with
England's National Youth Music Theatre, and went on to appear in several
productions in London's West End, at the National Theatre, and with the Royal
Shakespeare Company. He originated the role of Michael in the play
"Indiscretions" on the London stage, for which he won the Ian
Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer. He later earned a Tony Award
nomination and won a Theatre World Award when he reprised the role in the
Broadway production of "Indiscretions," with Kathleen Turner and
In 1995, Law partnered with his wife, actress
Sadie Frost, and fellow actors Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Sean Pertwee
to form the London-based independent production company Natural Nylon. The
company currently has several film projects in development.
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