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American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and musicianwd:Q95048
country of citizenship:
United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles, Stuyvesant High School, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
occupation: screenwriter, film producer, film actor, film director, actor, musician, television actor, theater director
award received: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in the popular prison drama film The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
His other roles include starring as Norville Barnes in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham (1988), Jacob Singer in Jacob's Ladder (1990), Griffin Mill in The Player (1992), and Dave Boyle in Mystic River (2003), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also directed the films Bob Roberts (1992) and Dead Man Walking (1995), both of which were well received. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for Dead Man Walking.
For television, he played Secretary of State Walter Larson in the HBO comedy The Brink (2015), and in Here and Now (2018) portrayed Greg Boatwright.
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