Stephen Rea Overview

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Born: October 31, 1946

The fact that Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, made him the perfect choice to play the role of a tormented Irish Republican Army gunman in Neil Jordan's first movie, The Crying Game. That film was a huge hit and turned the Rea—an actor previously known mostly for his theater work—into a star. He received an Academy Award nomination and a BAFTA Award nominations for his part in the film, and won a National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Award. In 2002 he received a Daytime... See All


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