First making his mark in our collective consciousness’ opposite Bill Murray in the cult classic Groundhog Day, over the past few years the supremely talented Michael Shannon is securing roles that showcase his range earning him much deserved recognition. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and his intense brooding style has gained him serious critical plaudits.
Speaking of the Oscars, with the AMPAS polls closing on Tuesday 21st, this is a great time to remind any voters out there why Michael Shannon is amazing. His powerful characters with mysterious, potentially dark depths, has served him very well in the last 12 months, with huge critical acclaim for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, he now stars in Frank & Lola, a modern film noir that looks at the nature of romantic obsession, violence, and all consuming passion..
As you can see from the trailer below, it’s going to be an intense one, with Shannon once again giving delivering an acting masterclass in the type of roles he’s mastered like no other.
To celebrate Frank and Lola’s release on digital download on Monday, and to make it a little easier for the Academy members amongst you, we’re taking a look back at some of Michael Shannon’s most impressive recent performances. It was difficult to narrow it down to five, but here goes…