A Touch Of Texas--Chris Cooper

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A Touch of Texas--Chris Cooper


Chris Cooper has been appreciated times by fellow- and non-Texans alike

HOWDY!

NOTICE: You might have noticed the absence of some of the images on this page-- well, I have realized that the Lone Star film site has finally closed, and I have to get the images another way. Ah, the vagaries of HTMLdom! Fret not!

Welcome to the first Chris Cooper web site on the Net...I'm happy to have y'all drop by. I know it's a small start but give it time, and check back often! Meanwhile, enjoy what we have on Chris and his work. Sam

A Touch of Chris

MATEWAN: The City of Matewan, WV-- check it out and go see this great Union film as well!
Sam Waterston/Raised Eyebrow Site:Another great actor. IT'S MOVED! Check out the radically wonderful new site by Dr.Tooth!
Internet Movie Database: THE Internet site for film buffs! Go check out Chris' filmography.
A Time To Kill The site for this film has little on Chris but is a fairly respectable site.
Kansas City Star Search for info on Kansas Citian Chris Cooper.

Chris and Elizabeth Pena Interview

And a brief comment from a Kansas City critic about Chris in Lone Star:

Finally there are those films and performers that in a just world would be nominated for the sheer artistry of their accomplishment. But this isn't a just world. These were great performances in little-seen films. The people who make up the Academy probably haven't even heard of most of them. But they were among the year's best...:

Best actor: Ewan McGregor, ``Trainspotting''; Chris Cooper, ``Lone Star. ''

NEWS OF NOTE: Chris will be appearing in a feature film later this year-- the Robert Redford-directed "The Horse Whisperer" as Redford's brother. We're looking forward to this!

Also of note: Sam has seen both Great Expectations and Breast Men, and has to admit that the best thing about that particular Dickens take was Chris Cooper's elegantly moving portrayal of Uncle Joe and the featured paintings. No Picassos, but interesting. As for Breast Men-- one only wishes he had some better material to work with... Any one else wanna chime in on this? Email me!

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: If there are any Chris fans out there who would like to submit reviews of Chris Cooper's films for inclusion on this web page, PLEASE let me know! I'd appreciate it!

Chris Cooper

Please see the IMAGE GALLERY
for full size versions of some of the smaller images here as well as some other pictures of Chris Cooper.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Cooper's ancestors hailed from Texas. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama, Cooper moved east to continue his studies with Wynn Handman, artistic director of the American Place Theatre, and Stella Adler in New York.

Films in which he has appeared include "Money Train," "Boys," "This Boy's Life," "Matewan," "Lone Justice," "Guilty by Suspicion" and "A Thousand Pieces of Gold."

On television, Cooper has been featured in the mini-series "Lonesome Dove" and "Return to Lonesome Dove" as July Johnson. He has appeared on Broadway in "Of the Fields Lately," off-Broadway in "The Ballad of Soapy Smith," "A Different Moon" and "The Big Shell," and in the Harold Pinter directed production of "Sweet Bird of Youth." Cooper, his wife Marianne and son Jesse live in Massachusetts.

Filmography

Film:

Matewan (1987)

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)

City of Hope (1991)

This Boy's Life (1993)

Pharaoh's Army (1995)

Money Train (1995)

Lone Star (1996)

A Time To Kill (1996)

Great Expectations (1997)

Television:

"Lonesome Dove" (1989-1990) Return to Lonesome Dove (1991)

"To the Moon, Alice" (1990-1991)

"American Playhouse" (1990-1991)1 Episode

"In Broad Daylight" (1990-1991)

"Bed of Lies" (1991-1992)

"Ned Blessing: The True Story" (1991-1992)

"One More Mountain" (1993-1994)

"The Deliverance of Elaine" (1995-1996)

"Breast Men" (1997)

TV Series: "Law and Order" (1995-1996)1 Episode, "Blood Libel"

Chris in Lone Star

(Biography courtesy of www.lonestar-movie.com)

Some images courtesy the Lone Star site as well.

Many thanks to Caroline for supplying some image sources on this page.

Comment on Chris? Sam Lopez

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A TOUCH OF TEXAS:CHRIS COOPER