Tony Goldwyn was born on May 20th of 1960 in Los Angeles, California. He is an actor, director, and producer for film, TV series and many other projects. He started as a movie actor when he was 26 years old, in the movie “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th part VI” where he portrayed Darren, a character who didn’t have much time on screen.
But he actually began as an actor in theaters. He spent 7 years at the Williamstown Theater Festival in New York. He portrayed main characters on plays like “The Water’s Edge”, “The Dying Gaul”, “Holiday” and many others. All in pretty big places like the Vineyard Theater, the Circle Square, the 2nd Stage Theater and even the Cherry Lane Theater where he could win an Obie Award for his role in “The Sum of Us”.
Getting Noticed – Tony Goldwyn
Even though he became a movie actor at 26 years old, he didn’t get a great role until he could gain people’s attention in the 1990’s drama “Ghost” where he played Carl Bruner, alongside other great actors like Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg and directed by Jerry Zucker, where he started to be recognized as a good actor and eventually started to gain much more approval in the industry.
Good Roles Coming In…
After that, he started to get pretty good roles in movies like “The Godfather of Green Bay” , “The Pelican Brief” alongside actors like Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington, “Nixon” from Oliver Stone’s hand and even “The Last Samurai” with Tom Cruise, and one of the biggest remake of Wes Craven’s classics “The Last House on the Left”.
He has been the voice and skin of many good characters. He played the voice of Tarzan in the old movie from 1998 and even starred in blockbuster movies like “The 6th Day” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
TV Shows Take Big Part In The Acting Portfolio – Tony Goldwyn
On the other hand, he’s been able to be cast in great series like “Dexter”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, the HBO super Mini-Series “From The Earth to The Moon”, “Without a Trace”, “Frasier”, “The L Word”, “Designing Women”, and many others. However, many of these roles were astonishingly good, especially the one from “Designing Women” where he played the first AIDS victim.
Now, he plays the President Fitzgerald Grant in the series “Scandal” which is now in its fourth season and counting. Also, he’s been called to portray Adam in the Susan Walter’s comedy “A Little Something for your Birthday” which is going to be released this 2017.
Although he’s mainly known for acting, he has also produced but most importantly, he’s directed pretty good movies and various episodes from different TV series. Among the movies he’s directed, we can name his first directorial debut which was “A Walk on the Moon” with actors like Diane Lane and the increasingly famous Viggo Mortensen. This film was premiered at the 1999 Sundance Festival and was praised by critics as one emotional and very appealable romance film.
He has also directed some other movies like “Someone Like You” with Greg Kinnear and Ashley Judd, plus “The Last Kiss” which was released on 2005 and had actors like Zach Braff, Jacinda Barret, and Rachel Bilson. This movie was pretty good and earned him an award from the Boston Film Festival as the Best Director. Even so, his last effort as a director was in 2010 with the movie “Conviction” that was played by Hillary Swank and earned her a SAG Award nomination, also, Goldwyn won the Freedom of Expression honor for the movie from the Boston Film Festival.
He has also directed pretty big TV series like his last job as a TV series character “Scandal” in three seasons. He also directed “Dexter”, “Justified”, “Law & Order”, “The L Word”, and “Grey’s Anatomy” and many others. However, he has been creating big ideas and projects alongside other colleagues, among them, we can name “The Divide” for AMC Studies where he also directed and produced.
Live & Upcoming Projects
Lately, he’s been in movies like Divergent, Insurgent, and The Mechanic. He’s been making pretty good movies and will keep doing it. However, he’s also a great Philanthropist who has donated a lot of money for many good causes and is an Ambassador for the relief organization of Americares, plus being a Trustee for the 2nd stage Theater in New York, making him not only a successful actor but a wonderful person.