In Profile: Chris Cooper
EIFF 2007 sees a rare UK appearance by Oscar® winning actor Chris Cooper for an exclusive In Person event.
“I suspect that a lot of studio executives still think of me as 'what's-his-name'.”
Cooper has delivered unforgettable performances in some of the most important films of the last decade. His breakthrough role at the age of 45, as a small-town sheriff in John Sayle’s Lone Star, served notice of his considerable talent.
Allied to his sterling work in the Bourne films, and standout performances in Silver City, Syriana and Jarhead, Cooper is, as The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw notes, “perennially excellent.”
“Good material is hard to find,” Cooper says of the screenplay. “This jumped out at me – a good script and an unusual character told very well.”
“Chris Cooper is, in my estimation, one of the best actors working today. The idea of getting to work opposite him, doing this material and having the ability to learn from him just blew me away.”
Revered by his peers and admired by audiences, Cooper's rapid rise has seen him become one of the names in contemporary cinema.
Chris Cooper will be on hand to field questions on Breach, and his incredible body of work, at the exclusive In Person event, which takes place on Friday 24 August at Cineworld.
Breach is screening on Thursday 23 August and Friday 24 August at Cineworld.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.