Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in , Johnny Marco in Backbeat Sofia Coppola's , and for his roles in Somewhere , Blade , Cecil B. DeMented , and The Motel Life . Space Truckers
Early life [ edit ]
Dorff was born in
Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Nancy and Steve Dorff, who is a composer and music producer. [1 ] His father is Jewish and his mother was Catholic, [2 ] and Dorff has stated that he was "kinda brought up half-Jewish". [3 ] [4 ] [5 ] He was raised in Los Angeles, where his father worked, and began acting as a child, appearing in commercials for [6 ] Kraft and Mattel. Dorff attended several private schools, and was expelled from five of them. [7 ]
Dorff started acting in the late 1980s, landing only minor roles at first. He made guest appearances in television programs such as
, Diff'rent Strokes , Blossom , Roseanne . He appeared in the television movies Married With Children , In Love and War and I Know My First Name is Steven . Dorff's first major film role was in What a Dummy (1987), a The Gate horror film about a boy who, along with a friend, discovers a hole in his back yard that is a gateway to Hell. In 1992 he starred in opposite Sir The Power of One John Gielgud and Daniel Craig.
In 1996, he starred in the movie
and with Space Truckers Candy Darling in , a film about I Shot Andy Warhol Valerie Solanas, the woman infamous for shooting pop-art icon Andy Warhol. He was one of the first actors to act in the first digitally downloadable movie, SightSound.com's , also starring Quantum Project John Cleese. He played the protagonist, XIII, of a live action TV series of the comic/video game of . He is known for his part as the evil XIII vampire Deacon Frost in the superhero horror film, . Blade (1998)
He played Dale Massey in the 2003 thriller
, alongside Cold Creek Manor Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. Dorff recently starred in the drama , directed by Somewhere Sofia Coppola. In an interview with The Chic Spy, he described what landing the role meant to him after the loss of his mother, "It almost felt like a savior, this movie, because I felt like it helped me … I was real empty inside so this was an incredible thing that made me smile.” In 2004, Dorff starred in the music video for " [8 ] Everytime" by Britney Spears, playing Spears' boyfriend. He appeared in the 2009 films and Public Enemies . Black Water Transit Dorff appeared as porn star Dick Shadow in the sex industry comedy [9 ] , a film produced by Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Adam Sandler, who also co-wrote the screenplay. [10 ]
Recently, Dorff has appeared in television and print advertisements for Blu-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company.
However, despite being diagnosed with [11 ] emphysema he admitted in November 2013 that he still smokes regular cigarettes. [12 ]
In 2013, he was a guest of honor on 6th Off Plus Camera
Dorff also starred in " [13 ] The Motel Life" opposite Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, and Kris Kristofferson.
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Music videos [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Stephen Dorff Biography (1973-)". Filmreference.com . Retrieved 2012-06-13.
^ "Successful Steve Dorff Also Has a Son With Many Talents". . August 5, 1987 Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ Sert, Aysegul (September 13, 2013). "Stephen Dorff: "I never went away. "" Salon . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ Rothe, E. Nina (November 14, 2012). "Stephen Dorff: 'Today Is a Gift. '" The Huffington Post . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ "Unk.". . August 2000 Politically Incorrect . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTNWdkqzNIE&p=E2915934760B7015&playnext=1&index=38
^ "Stephen Dorff Learns Hebrew For New Film". Starpulse.com. February 18, 2012 . Retrieved 2012-06-13.
^ Green, Tom (February 19, 1992). "Stephen Dorff, a star in the making". . p. 1D USA Today . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ "Interview: Sofia Coppola and Stephen Dorff For ‘Somewhere’". The Chic Spy. December 2010 . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ "Stephen Dorff". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved 2014-08-09.
^ Shine, Matt (April 26, 2009). "Dorff Goes for Laughs As Porn Star for Next Film". Female First . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ "Stephen Dorff Behind the Scenes with blu eCigs". Blu-Cigs . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
^ Łukaszewicz, Barbara (April 10, 2013). "Roland Joffe and Volker Schlondorff Lead Panels at Off Plus Camera 2013". Film New Europe . Retrieved 2014-09-08.
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