Michael C. Hall (born February 1st 1971)
Michael C. Hall is a TV star best known for starring in 'Dexter'.
Career: Michael C. Hall began acting in Off-Broadway theatre, in such plays as Macbeth, Henry V and Corpus Christi. His first Broadway role was in Sam Mendes' 'Cabaret' in 1999, and in 2003 he appeared in 'Chicago'. In 2014 he was in 'The Realistic Joneses' and 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch'.
His TV debut came with 'Six Feet Under', for which he was nominated for an Emmy for his role as David Fisher who he played from 2001 to 2005.
In 2006, he began starring in detective mystery series 'Dexter' which ended in 2013 and earned him several more Emmy nominations, and a Golden Globe nod.
His movie debut was 2003's 'Paycheck' starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman, 2009's 'Gamer' with Gerard Butler, 2011's 'Peep World' alongside Ron Rifkin and Ben Schwartz. He starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in 2013's 'Kill Your Darlings'.
Personal life: Michael C. Hall was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina with his guidance counselor mother Janice and father William, the latter of whom died of cancer when he was 11.
He went to Ravenscroft School, Earlham College and then Tisch School of the Arts.
He has been in a relationship with Morgan Macgregor since 2012. He has previously been married to Amy Spanger and Jennifer Carpenter.
In 2010, he began chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He later made a full recovery.
His charity work includes work with the Somalia Aid Society's Feed The People campaign, the Waterkeeper Alliance and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk campaign.
The Realistic Joneses brings Will Eno's witty take on a dark family comedy to Broadway.
The Realistic Joneses – Will Eno’s new absurdist comedy, starring Tracy Letts, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall – seems to tick all the boxes. Not only does it have an all star cast, the premise also seems nearly foolproof. Bob (Tracy Letts) and Jennifer (Toni Collette) are struggling to communicate, caused or exacerbated by his rare — and maybe fatal — illness. The couple have become distant from one another. This is when John (Michael C. Hall) and Pony Jones (Marisa Tomei) move in next door. Eventually the two couples find that they have more than a last name in common and reach out to each other in some unlikely ways.
"The Realistic Joneses" is Will Eno's first Broadway effort.
The quirky dialogue and relatable story are some of the things that critics have praised in the play.
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Even though it's slightly too mannered, this true drama takes a clever approach to the beat poets long before they were famous. It's also packed with shocking twists and unnerving details that help us get emotionally involved in the story. And while the complexity of the approach kind of leaves us on the outside, sensitive performances help us see beneath the surface.
Set in 1943, the film centres on Allen Ginsburg (Radcliffe), who has been encouraged by his poet father (Cross) and needy mother (Leigh) to attend Columbia in New York. There he befriends the transgressive writer Lucien Carr (DeHaan), whose secret mentor-boyfriend David (Hall) is actually writing his coursework. Through Lucien, Allen is introduced to the druggy lifestyle of intense artist William Burroughs (Foster) and rugged womaniser Jack Kerouac (Huston). And together they decide to change the world. Then a shocking murder alters the dynamic between these young men.
The film's title is age-old advice to artists: you have to get rid of the people closest to you if you want to truly express yourself. And of course the fatal plot twist is an ironic exploration of this idea, as the film delves into shadowy corners of artistic anarchy, drug use and sexuality. (Radcliffe's notorious gay sex scene is strikingly well-played and pivotal in Allen's journey.) Filmmaker Kokidas infuses each scene with dark artistry: the actors look achingly cool even when they're wallowing in a trashy, immaculately production-designed drug den.
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Kill Your Darlings is the previously untold story of friendship, jealousy, genius and murder that sparked the literary revolution of the 1940's. Kill Your Darlings follows the story of: Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, the four great poets of the Beat Generation and how they were all implicated by the brutal murder of David Kamerer.
Allen Ginsberg must decide whether to use his literary skills to clear his friends name or to reveal what he believes to be the truth in this biographical thriller.
Based on true events, Kill Your Darlings has been nominated for the Grandy Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is the directorial debut from John Krokidas winner of the 'Director to Watch' at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
A mature Radcliffe gives a startlingly good performance as the beat poet.
In Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe takes a radical step from his days playing the world’s favourite wizard by portraying Allen Ginsberg in his early years at Columbia University. It is there he becomes infatuated with Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) and strikes up friendships with beat legends, William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston).
Dane DeHaan [L] and Daniel Radcliffe [R] in Kill Your Darlings
The film follows Ginsberg’s dramatic time at the university, from his early relationship with Carr to the murder investigation that would then shape the lives of all the promising artists. It’s a stylish entry from director John Krokidas; full of cigarette smoking, whisky swilling and late night plotting.
Allen Ginsberg is a Beat Generation writer, with no idea that his venture to New York to attend Columbia University will hold more than just a promising future career-wise. It's there that he meets Lucien Carr; a slightly unhinged but ambitious, intelligent and extremely good looking fellow student who enjoys wild partying with his wealthy friend William Burroughs and, later, Jack Kerouac. As Allen and Lucien become closer, the latter's much older friend - a professor named David Kammerer - becomes increasingly jealous, threatening Allen who discovers that he has been following Lucien from city to city over a few years. Although Allen insists that they must find a way to prevent this incessant stalking, he is deeply shocked when David's body is discovered in the Hudson River, with Lucien held as prime suspect for stabbing him to death. Allen now faces a dilemma; to either use his skills in writing to make sure his friend is liberated, or reveal what he now believes is the truth to all.
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Dexter could have a spin-off as Showtime's entertainment president David Nevins hints at a panel for the show which is due to finish in September.
Michael C. Hall at Showtime's celebrations of 8 seasons of Dexter held at Milk Studios in L.A.
The series, now in its eighth and final season, follows Dexter Morgan a serial killer with a code of conduct. Dexter, working as a blood splatter analyst for Miami police, is able to kill those who break the code often taking police cases from them and dealing harshly with the perpetrators. After wrapping his victims (or criminals depending on how you view it) in cling film he stabs them through the heart, all the time narrating his bizarre logic.
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The show about a sociopathic killer had a surprisingly emotional fairwell.
Dexter has always had some of the most attached fans of any television series, but the love was even more apparent during the cast’s emotional goodbyes at the show’s Comic-Con panel this year. "Everything is a series of lasts." "We're going out the way we want to go out." Those are the words of stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter in the farewell video that opened Dexter's final session at the massive entertainment convention. Not only did the show’s current stars say their goodbyes and thank-yous to the roaring crowd, but the panel even featured some favorite Dexter characters, left behind over the years. Hall H played host to an emotional reunion, featuring showrunner Clyde Phillips, Lauren Velez (LaGuerta), Erik King (Doakes) and Julie Benz (Rita), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of Dexter celebrated wrapping the final season.
During the talk, John Lithgow, who played one of Dexter’s most chilling antagonists – the Trinity killer – also made an appearance, bringing quite a lighthearted note to the talk – especially for a famed serial killer.
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Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
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Dexter will officially end its hugely successful run this year.
It's official! Showtime has officially announced that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be the last. We're been pretty sure of this for a while, though the network has taken its time to set it in stone. News of the final season came after CBS boss Leslie Moonves told investors in March that the show would end its run this year.
The news comes as a new two minute clip from the eighth season is released online, featuring C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. In the clip, Deb is avoiding her brother and is shutting everyone else out as she claims to be working a case. "My life is none of your business," she tells him. "Do you want to know why I'm not returning your calls? It's because I don't want to talk to you and I really don't want to f---ing see you. Why? Because you made me compromise everything about myself that I care about. And I hate you for it. I shot the wrong person in that trailer."
Executive producer Scott Buck had unofficially announced the end of the series back in December, following the shock season-seven finale. At the time, he told the Hollywood Reporter, "We are absolutely writing it with an end in sight, but if we get told otherwise somewhere along the way, we'll take it in a different direction. But we are definitely working toward the finale of the series. We are indeed, yes."
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Dexter, in memoriam. This show might set our teeth on edge, but we still love it.
The cult TV series Dexter, which has been airing on Showtime since 2006, has been confirmed for its 8th and final season this summer. Dexter deals with the moral, ethical and social choices of a police expert by day, sociopathic killer by night, who specializes in criminals – arguably, people who “deserve it”.
Despite his questionable morals, Dexter the character is certainly loved by viewers. And Dexter, the show, will be missed. Since it’s inception, it has redefined the genre and pushed the boundaries of dark humour. But, as the show’s star, Michael C Hall commented for Entertainment Weekly, the story has all but run its course: "I've been an advocate for having a dialogue with the writers and getting a sense of how to best bring this story home - not wrap everything up with a tidy bow, but find some sort of conclusion," Hall said. There has to be an end game. Once Deb found out, it felt like we were moving toward a place where the world as Dexter knew it would end," he added. Deb is, of course, Dexter’s sister in the story, with whom he shares a complicated brother/father figure relationship.
So there you have it, folks. You may want to get your DVDs out for a marathon rewatch in preparation for the final season. It’s going to be killer.
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