Bruce Greenwood is “Stephen Meek”
Bruce Greenwood stars as the title character “Stephen Meek” in Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF. He was last seen opposite Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in Jay Roach’s comedy DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS. He previously appeared with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Eric Bana in J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster STAR TREK. This fall, he will appear in Bruce Beresford’s MAO’S LAST DANCER, based on the best-selling memoir of Li Cunxin. He will also be seen opposite Paul Giamatti in the upcoming drama BARNEY’S VERSION.
He previously appeared in the Walt Disney action thriller NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS as the President of the United States opposite Nicholas Cage. He’s also well known for his portrayal of President John F. Kennedy in the riveting drama THIRTEEN DAYS opposite Kevin Costner. The film earned Greenwood a Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Greenwood’s dual role opposite Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere in Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic I’M NOT THERE earned the Independent Spirit Awards inaugural Robert Altman Award. He also appeared alongside Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer in the Tony Scott thriller DEJA VU. He starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in CAPOTE, which earned a Screen Actors Guild Nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He appeared opposite Will Smith in the sci-fi box office hit I, ROBOT. He played opposite Annette Bening in BEING JULIA, which earned him a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred opposite Ashley Judd in the suspense thriller DOUBLE JEOPARDY, which earned him a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor.
He has worked with acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan three times. He had a lead role in EXOTICA, which was nominated for the Palm D’Or at Cannes and named Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also starred in THE SWEET HEREAFTER, which earned the Jury Grand Prize at Cannes and swept the Genie Awards (including Best Motion Picture), while also earning him a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor. Additionally he starred in the drama ARARAT.
Greenwood’s other film credits include A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS, RACING STRIPES, THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN, EIGHT BELOW, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, HERE ON EARTH, THE LOST SON, THICK AS THIEVES, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, PASSENGER 57 and WILD ORCHID.
Greenwood also enjoys a diverse and successful career in television. He was the lead in the HBO series JOHN FROM CINCINNATI. Earlier in his career he was a regular on the award-winning series ST. ELSEWHERE. He also appeared on THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW and starred in the cult series NOWHERE MAN.