Chris Cooper

Christopher Walton „Chris” Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He became well known in the late 1980s. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including the drama American Beauty, the biopic about a NASA engineer titled October Sky (1999), the action spy film The Bourne Identity (2002), the biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film Seabiscuit (2003), the biographical film about Truman Capote, Capote (2005), the geopolitical thriller Syriana (2005), the action-thriller The Kingdom (2007), the crime drama The Town (2010), and the musical comedy film The Muppets (2011). Cooper won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the comedy-drama metafilm Adaptation . He played a lead role in the historical and political thriller Breach, playing FBI agent and traitor Robert Hanssen. He played Daniel Sloan in the 2012 political action thriller The Company You Keep, and supervillain Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 . He also portrayed Al Templeton on the Hulu miniseries 11.22.63.

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