THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME
JUSTIN THEROUX [Drew] is an accomplished film, television,
and stage actor who first came to prominence with his
unforgettable performance in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, opposite Naomi
Watts and Laura Elena Harring.
Theroux will be appearing in Netflix's upcoming dark comedy Maniac with Emma
Stone and Jonah Hill. Based on the 2014
Norwegian television series of the same name, the highly anticipated 10-episode
series follows two strangers who find
themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. Maniac
will premiere this fall.
He will also soon be seen in On the Basis of Sex opposite Felicity Jones and
Armie Hammer, which follows young lawyer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a
groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of
Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The film inspired by
real events will debut on December 25,
Theroux starred in HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Leftovers," created
by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. The
show won a 2016 Peabody Award and Theroux received a Critics' Choice Award
nomination for his role. The Los Angeles
Times lauded Theroux's portrayal as one of "the finest performances on
television" as well as the "Best TV Performance
of 2015" by Vulture. The show was heralded as one of the "Top TV Shows of 2015"
by The New York Times, Variety,
Time, Rolling Stone, and Vulture. The show's third and final season concluded in
This year, Theroux starred in Duncan Jones's feature film Mute, alongside
Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd for Netflix.
He also lent his voice as evil warlord, 'Garmadon,' in Warner Brother's The LEGO
Theroux's acting credits include Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train, David
Lynch's Inland Empire, Zoe Cassavetes' Broken
English, Michael Mann's Miami Vice, Ben Stiller's smash hit comedy Zoolander,
David Gordon Green's Your Highness, Mary
Harron's American Psycho, David Wain's The Ten, The Baxter, Strangers with
Candy, Charlie's Angels: Full
Throttle, Duplex, I Shot Andy Warhol, Greg Berlanti's romantic comedy The
Broken Hearts Club, and Romy and Michele's
High School Reunion. On television, Theroux portrayed John Hancock in HBO's
award winning mini-series John
Adams alongside Paul Giamiatti, Laura Linney, and Tom Wilkinson. He had a guest
starring arc opposite Amy Poehler
in Parks and Recreation and was a recurring character on HBO's acclaimed series
Six Feet Under. Theroux has also
appeared on Alias, Sex and the City, Spin City, and Ally McBeal.
In addition to acting, Theroux is also a talented film writer. In 2015, he
co-wrote the script with Ben Stiller to the sequel
to Zoolander, Zoolander 2. Theroux and Stiller also wrote and executive produced
DreamWorks' Tropic Thunder, starring
Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Nick Nolte, and Matthew McConaughey. In
2012, he co-wrote Rock of Ages for
Warner Brothers, directed by Adam Shankman. The film stars Tom Cruise, Alec
Baldwin, and Catherine ZetaJones.
Theroux also wrote the screenplay for Iron Man 2 for Paramount Pictures and
Marvel Studios. The film was
directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey
Rourke, and Scarlett Johansson.
Theroux made his directorial debut with Dedication, which premiered at the 2006
Sundance Film Festival and was
released by The Weinstein Co. Developed by Theroux from the script by David
Brombert, the romantic comedy stars Billy
Crudup, Mandy Moore, Tom Wilkinson, and Bob Balaban.
Theroux began his acting career in New York theater, starring opposite Philip
Seymour Hoffman in Shopping and Fucking,
followed by Three Sisters with Calista Flockhart, Billy Crudup, Jeanne
Tripplehorn, and Lily Taylor. He last starred in
Frank McGuiness' Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, an
examination of the individual and
collective desire to honor one's beliefs and country. For his performance,
Theroux was honored with a Lucille Lortel
Award as well as the Boston Critics' Award for Best Male Actor.
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