Episode Synopsis

A film by Bryan Adams. Shot during the photo shoot for the cover of Zoo magazine. www.zoomagazine.com

Michael Shannon is an American actor and musician. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Revolutionary Road. As of 2010, he is a regular on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. His performance in the 2011 film Take Shelter led to further critical acclaim, gaining him the Saturn Award for Best Actor. He also played General Zod in the 2013 film Man of Steel.

Shannon's first film role was as the main character in the music video for the Every Mother's Nightmare song "House of Pain", in which he played a troubled teenager who was running away from his abusive lifestyle. He later became a stage actor in Chicago. He helped found A Red Orchid Theatre, where he still regularly performs. He has since worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, and other acting companies. Shannon originated the role of Peter Evans in Bug in 1996 and also starred in the 2006 film adaptation with Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr., directed by William Friedkin. His roles in Bug and Man From Nebraska were written by Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts.