Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born June 7, 1966) [1 ] is an American actor, writer, and film director who has appeared in several movies, including [2 ] and Meet the Parents , and television shows such as Good Night, and Good Luck , The Wire , Boston Public , and the Law & Order Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of . McCarthy has received critical acclaim for his writing/direction work for the Saint Maybe independent films , The Station Agent , and The Visitor . Win Win
Life and career [ edit ]
McCarthy is a graduate of
New Providence High School in New Providence, New Jersey; Boston College, Class of 1988; and the Yale School of Drama, where he studied under Earle R. Gister. McCarthy also starred in as Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley. McCarthy starred in the final season of as a morally challenged reporter named The Wire Scott Templeton. He made his Broadway debut in the 2001 Revival of Noises Off! [3 ]
McCarthy's directorial debut,
, which he also wrote, won the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the The Station Agent 2003 Sundance Film Festival. The film also won the BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay and the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. The Station Agent also won awards at film festivals ranging from San Sebastian to Stockholm, Mexico City, and Aspen. [4 ]
McCarthy's second feature film was
, which premiered at the 2007 The Visitor Toronto International Film Festival. For The Visitor, McCarthy won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director. McCarthy appeared in the 2009 dramas [5 ] and The Lovely Bones . 2012 [6 ] In 2010, McCarthy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the animated film [7 ] . Up
He also co-wrote and directed 2011's
based on his experiences as a wrestler at New Providence High School. Win Win [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Director/writer credits [ edit ]
Acting credits in film [ edit ]
Acting credits in television [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Thomas McCarthy Biography ((?)-)
^ Wiltz, Teresa (September 3, 2001). "Down to "The Wire": It's a Wrap for Gritty TV Series". The Washington Post . Retrieved 2007-09-03.
^ "The Station Agent – Awards" . Retrieved 2008-03-14.
^ Siegel, Tatiana (2009-02-23). ". 'The Wrestler' tops Spirit Awards" Variety . Retrieved 2009-04-02.
^ Angelo, Megan. "Just Like the Good Old Days in the Ring", , March 18, 2011. Accessed July 25, 2012. "“I just called Joe and said, ‘Let’s develop a movie based on New Providence wrestling,’ ” Mr. McCarthy said.... Because of tax credits, they shot on Long Island rather than in New Providence. But they scouted locations tirelessly, most notably the office and home that Mr. Giamatti’s character shuttles between.... Though the locations might have been fudged, the filmmakers kept New Providence High School in the film by using its banners, uniforms and wrestling mats, an effort facilitated by one of their former classmates, who’s now the school’s principal." The New York Times
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