LEONARDO DiCAPRIO (Hugh Glass) is an award-winning actor and a five-time Academy Award® nominee who has been recognized for his work as an actor, producer and activist.
DiCaprio most recently worked with Netflix to release Virunga, an Academy Award® nominated documentary that examines gorilla preservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park. He previously produced and starred in The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese, where he received the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, as well as Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Picture from his role as a producer. Prior to The Wolf of Wall Street, he starred in the blockbuster hit The Great Gatsby as well as Django Unchained, where he received a Golden Globe nomination for his work. As the title role in J. Edgar, under the direction of Clint Eastwood, he received Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for his work in the film. Additionally, he starred in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Inception, and the dramatic thriller Shutter Island, which marked his fourth collaboration with director Martin Scorsese.
Before earning two Academy Award® nominations for Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio earned an Academy Award® nod in 2007 for his performance in Edward Zwick’s drama Blood Diamond. He also received Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for his work in the film. That same year, he garnered Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG Award® nominations for his role in the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture The Departed, directed by Scorsese. He also shared in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as a member of the ensemble cast of The Departed.
He previously earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in Scorsese’s acclaimed 2004 biopic The Aviator. DiCaprio’s portrayal of Howard Hughes in that film also brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as Critics’ Choice and BAFTA Award nominations. He was also honored with two SAG Award® nominations, one for Best Actor and another for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance as part of the The Aviator cast.
In addition to his acting work, DiCaprio launched his own production company, Appian Way. Under the Appian Way banner, he wrote, produced and narrated the acclaimed environmentally themed documentary The 11th Hour. Among Appian Way’s other productions are the aforementioned Shutter Island and The Aviator, as well as The Ides of March, Red Riding Hood, Orphan, Public Enemies, Out of the Furnace starring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson and Runner, Runner starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Their upcoming production slates includes the film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s critically acclaimed novel “Live By Night” which Ben Affleck will adapt, direct and star; Jaume Collet Serra’s Akira written by Dante Harper; and two projects written by Billy Ray: Joseph Kosinki’s Twlight Zone and an Untitled Richard Jewell Project starring Jonah Hill.
Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14. His breakthrough feature film role came in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 screen adaptation of Tobias Wolff’s autobiographical drama This Boy’s Life. That same year, he co-starred in Lasse Hallström’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, earning his first Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as a mentally handicapped young man. In addition, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award for his work in the film.
In 1995, DiCaprio had starring roles in three very different films, beginning with Sam Raimi’s Western, The Quick and the Dead. He also garnered praise for his performance as drug addict Jim Carroll in the harrowing drama The Basketball Diaries, and for his portrayal of disturbed pansexual poet Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s Total Eclipse. The following year, DiCaprio starred in Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. He also joined an all-star ensemble cast in Marvin’s Room, sharing in a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance.
In 1997, DiCaprio starred opposite Kate Winslet in the blockbuster Titanic, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination. The film shattered every box office record on its way to winning 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. His subsequent film work includes dual roles in The Man in the Iron Mask; The Beach; Woody Allen’s Celebrity; Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (receiving a Golden Globe nomination); Gangs of New York (his first film for director Martin Scorsese); Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies; and Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, which reunited DiCaprio with Winslet and brought him his seventh Golden Globe nomination.
DiCaprio is well known for his dedication to the environment on a global scale, producing creative projects such as the documentary The 11th Hour, spearheading numerous public awareness campaigns, and launching The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He also serves on the boards of World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
In September 2014, DiCaprio was designated as a United Nations Messenger of Peace for his longstanding commitment to environmental activism. That same month, DiCaprio was honored with the Clinton Global Citizen Award, participated in history’s largest climate march in New York City and powerfully addressed the UN Summit.
TOM HARDY (Fitzgerald) has quickly become one of today’s most versatile and sought after talents, earning widespread acclaim and recognition over the years from critics and audiences alike for his transformative performances and extensive range across a variety of mediums, including film, television, and theatre.
Hailing from Great Britain, Hardy was studying at the prestigious Drama Centre London when he was offered his breakout role in HBO’s award-winning World War II miniseries “Band of Brothers,” executive produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. His feature film debut came shortly after when he was cast in Ridley Scott’s war drama Black Hawk Down (2001), followed by Stuart Baird’s sci-fi adventure Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
In 2008, Hardy garnered global attention for his captivating on-screen transformation as a real-life, notoriously violent convict in the title role of Nicolas Winding Refn’s drama Bronson, winning the British Independent Film Award for ‘Best Actor’ on behalf of his performance. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts further recognized Hardy’s achievements by honoring him with their ‘Rising Star Award’ in 2011. The actor’s subsequent film credits went on to include lauded roles in Christopher Nolan’s Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy (2011), Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior (2011), John Hillcoat’s Lawless (2012), and Michaël R. Roskam’s The Drop (2014).
In 2013, Hardy received rave reviews for his powerful one-man performance in Steven Knight’s Locke, which earned him the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for ‘Best Actor’ in addition to his third British Independent Film Award nomination. Most recently, Hardy starred in the highly anticipated title role of the summer blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s critically acclaimed reboot and fourth installment in his iconic Mad Max franchise.
On television, Hardy currently appears in a recurring role on the award-winning BBC series “Peaky Blinders.” In 2008, Hardy earned a ‘Best Actor’ BAFTA nomination for his performance in the HBO movie “Stuart: A Life Backwards,” and portrayed ‘Heathcliff’ in the 2009 ITV production of “Wuthering Heights.” His small screen credits also include the telefilms “Oliver Twist,” “A for Andromeda,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Gideon’s Daughter,” and “Colditz,” as well as the BBC miniseries “The Virgin Queen.”
On stage, Hardy has starred in numerous plays on the London West End, including Blood and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, winning the ‘Outstanding Newcomer Award’ at the 2003 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his work in both productions and a 2004 Olivier Award nomination for the latter. In 2005, Hardy starred in the London premiere of Brett C. Leonard’s Roger and Vanessa. His stage work also includes Rufus Norris’ adaptation of Festen at the Almeida; The Modernists at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre; The Man of Mode at the National Theatre; and the 2010 world premiere of Leonard’s The Long Red Road, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
Outside performing, Hardy is also the Founder and CEO of UK production company Hardy Son & Baker at NBCUniversal International Television (working alongside FX, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Working Title, and BBC), as well as US production banner Executive Options at Warner Bros. Studios. A member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Hardy also serves as an Ambassador for The Prince's Trust, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF), and Help For Heroes.
Most recently, Hardy starred in Brian Helgeland’s crime drama Legend, where he takes on the challenge of portraying dual roles Ronald and Reginald Kray, the notorious identical twin gangsters that ruled the East End of London in the 1950s and 60s. Debuting in the UK in early September (with a US release of Nov. 20), the film has already gone on to set several UK records, including becoming the highest-grossing 18 cert British film of all time.
Currently, Hardy is busy producing and starring in the forthcoming eight-part event series Taboo, about a 19th century Londoner who is struggling to build a shipping empire while also avenging his father’s death. With story developed by both Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, this will be the first project to come from their Hardy Son & Baker banner. Written by Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”), the series is set to air in 2016 on BBC in the U.K. and FX in the U.S.
DOMHNALL GLEESON (Captain Henry) recently completed filming JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. He also recently appeared in Enda Walsh’s play The Walworth Farce, directed by Seán Foley, in which he starred in alongside his father Brendan Gleeson and brother Brian Gleeson.
Other recent productions include in Alex Garland’s sci-fi film Ex Machina, Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, and the Coens’ adaptation of Louis Zamperini’s memoir Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie.
His previous lead roles in film include Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, with Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal; Richard Curtis’ About Time, opposite Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy; and Sensation, directed by Tom Hall. He received IFTAs for playing Bob Geldof in When Harvey Met Bob and Levin in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina.
Supporting roles in film and television include John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror on Channel 4, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit, the role of Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I & II) directed by David Yates, and Martin McDonagh’s Academy Award®-winning short Six Shooter. He also appeared in Dredd, directed by Pete Travis; Shadow Dancer, directed by James Marsh; Ian Fitzgibbon's Perrier’s Bounty; A Dog Year, for HBO films, opposite Jeff Bridges; Paul Mercier’s Studs; Stephen Bradley’s Boy Eats Girl; and John Butler’s Your Bad Self, for which he co-wrote sketches with Michael Moloney.
Gleeson’s work onstage includes Now or Later at the Royal Court, American Buffalo and Great Expectations at the Gate, Druid’s production of The Well of the Saints, Macbeth directed by Selina Cartmell, and Chimps directed by Wilson Milam at the Liverpool Playhouse. Gleeson was nominated for a Tony Award® for the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He received a Lucille Lortel Nomination and a Drama League Citation for Excellence in Performance for the same role. He earned an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for his role in American Buffalo.
Gleeson wrote and directed the short films Noreen (starring Brendan and Brian Gleeson) and What Will Survive of Us (starring Brian Gleeson). He also created Immatürity for Charity, comedy sketches shot with family and friends in aid of St. Francis’ Hospice (they're pretty weird and they're on YouTube).
WILL POULTER (Jim Bridger): In 2014, British actor Will Poulter was presented with the prestigious EE BAFTA Rising Star award positioning him as one of the country’s most exciting young talents. He also received the ‘Breakthrough Performance’ award at last year’s MTV Awards for his role in We’re The Millers along with ‘Best Kiss’ for his hilariously memorable scene in the film.
Poulter was recently seen starring in the Twentieth Century Fox film The Maze Runner, an adaptation of James Dashner’s bestselling novel and directed by Wes Ball. Other recent projects include the coming-of-age film Kids in Love, which was shot in and around London and also stars Sebastian De Souza, Gala Gordon and Cara Delevingne. In Glassland, the second feature from Irish director Gerard Barrett, he takes the role of ‘Shane’. Starring Academy Award®-nominated actress Toni Collette and Jack Reynor, the film has just received the award for ‘Best Irish Feature’ at this year's Galway Film Fleadh Awards.
He also recently starred in Warner Bros. box office hit comedy We’re the Millers, starring as ‘Kenny’ opposite Jennifer Anniston, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts.
Poulter’s feature film debut was in Garth Jennings’ nostalgic hit comedy Son of Rambow in 2008 for which he received a nomination at the British Independent Film Awards for Most Promising Newcomer.
In 2011 he starred in Dexter Fletcher’s BAFTA nominated directorial debut Wild Bill. The film saw Poulter’s transition from child star to adult actor, and he was nominated for Young British Performer of The Year at the Critics’ Circle Awards for this breakout performance.
Other films credits include the blockbuster adaptation of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader in which he played ‘Eustace Clarence Scrubb’ opposite Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson and Simon Pegg. His dramatization of one of the best-known characters in children’s literature won him award nominations and rave reviews commending his stellar performance and heralding him as a name to watch.
He also played and developed a string of satirical characters on C4/E4 comedy sketch show School Of Comedy, an adult TV show performed by a cast of talented British young comedic actors. The show was taken to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2009 adapted into a six part television series for E4 running for two seasons until 2010.
FORREST GOODLUCK (Hawk): A member of the Diné , Mandan, Hidatsa and Tsimshian tribes, Forrest Goodluck makes his feature film debut in The Revenant.
In addition to acting, Goodluck is an award-winning youth director. He began directing on the stage at age 10 and, by age 14, he had become an award-winning film director. His short films, Sun Kink (2013) and Malady’s Muddy Waters (2014), were both honored as the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market Class X Youth Winners when they premiered at SWAIA. Goodluck’s films have also been screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, Taos Shortz, LA Skins Festival and NM Showcase.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Goodluck was educated at The Bosque School where he participated in drama both at school and through the Sol Acting Academy. Since the age of 10, he has played numerous roles in community and school theater.
In January 2015, Goodluck was invited to participate in the Sundance Institute’s Native American Full Circle Fellowship. This inaugural fellowship program is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, interested in investing in the first generation of filmmakers.
PAUL ANDERSON (Anderson) will next be seen opposite Tom Hardy in Legend, directed by Paul Helgeland, and with Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea.
An English actor, Anderson’s film roles include films such as The Firm, The Sweeney, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Electricity, ’71, Still Life, Brian De Palma’s Passion, Piggy, A Lonely Place to Die, and Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me.
On television, he starred in the BBC drama “Peaky Blinders,” and also appeared in the English mini-series “The Great Train Robbery” and “The Promise.”
KRISTOFFER JONER (Murphy) was born in Stavanger, Norway. He is an actor and director, known for Next Door (2005), King of Devil's Island (2010) and The Monitor (2011). He is one of the most prolific Norwegian actors of his generation and has co-starred with many great talents, including Stellan Skarsgård, Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, just to name just a few.
Joner started his acting career at the Rogaland Theater in Stavanger, Norway at the age of 14 and performed there until he was in his 20s. His acting career spans stage, film and television and he also turned his hand to directing in 2008 with the short, Cold And Dry.
Joner has won many awards throughout his career, including the Amanda, the Norwegian Academy Award® for the lead in The Orheim Company; the Shooting Star at the Berlin Film Festival; and even Best Actor in 100 Years of Norwegian Film, an honor that he shares with acclaimed actress Liv Ullman.
JOSHUA BURGE (Stubby Bill) most recently starred in Buzzard, the third film in the indie trilogy by Joel Potrykus. Burge also had the lead roles in the first two films in the trio, Ape and the short Coyote. While studying film in his native Michigan, Burge was swept up by music. He spent the next decade as a singer songwriter, fronting the band Chance Jones. Burge landed his role in the The Revenant after a lengthy and exhaustive casting process. He is ecstatic to have returned to film and make his studio feature debut in such a monumental production.
LUKAS HAAS (Jones) was born in West Hollywood, California and he was discovered at the age of five by casting director Margery Simkin while he was in kindergarten. While his first screen role was in the 1983 nuclear holocaust film Testament (1983), it was his second appearance in Witness (1985), opposite Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, that earned attention and acclaim. In Peter Weir's 1985 film, Haas portrayed an Amish child who was the sole witness to an undercover cop's murder, and his work earned him starring roles in such films as Lady in White (1988), The Wizard of Loneliness (1988), and Alan & Naomi (1992) - the latter film co-written by his mother. Haas was subsequently nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of AIDS victim, Ryan White, in the controversial TV movie, The Ryan White Story (1989). He continued to distinguish himself in film in starring roles including: Music Box (1989) with Jessica Lange and director Costa-Gavras; Convicts (1991) and Rambling Rose (1991) (both with Robert Duvall); and Boys (1996) with John C. Reilly and Winona Ryder.
On stage, in 1988, Haas performed alongside Steve Martin and Robin Williams in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at Lincoln Center in New York City for director Mike Nichols.
He went on to work with directors Woody Allen in Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Tim Burton in Mars Attacks! (1996) and Alan Rudolph in Breakfast of Champions (1999). He had a pivotal role in Brick (2005), Rian Johnson’s directorial debut with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He next appeared in the Kurt Cobain-inspired Last Days (2005), directed by Gus Van Sant, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Roles in Material Girls (2006), slasher movie send-up The Tripper (2006), Who Loves the Sun (2006), Gardener of Eden (2007), While She Was Out (2008), and Death in Love (2008) followed.
Haas had a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010) opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard. He then appeared in Red Riding Hood (2011) for director Catherine Hardwicke, and Contraband (2012) for director Baltasar Kormákur. Haas recently starred in Crazy Eyes (2012), Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) and Dark Was The Night (2014). He also had a large recurring role as Calvin Norburg in the acclaimed FOX series, Touch, and was featured in Wally Pfister’s feature directorial debut, Transcendence (2014).
BRENDAN FLETCHER's (Fryman) acting debut came as 'Des' the lead in CBC's 1995 production Little Criminals, a performance that earned him a Leo Award as well as a Gemini nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Dramatic Role.
Since then, Fletcher has starred in several award-winning films, including Jimmy Zip, Rollercoaster, The Five Senses and Edwin Boyd. In 2002, Fletcher was awarded a Genie for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the feature film The Law of Enclosures starring opposite Sarah Polley. He then received a Gemini nomination for his work in 100 Days in the Jungle as well as a Genie nomination for Turning Paige opposite Katherine Isabelle in 2003. His work in the film Paper Moon Affair earned him a 2006 Leo Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in Feature Drama. Also in 2006, he earned his second Gemini Award for starring opposite Jessica Pare in the television movie, The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton.
Over the years, Fletcher has worked on hundreds of productions. His film credits include the Terry Gilliam film, Tideland, starring opposite Jodelle Ferland, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilley, 88 Minutes with Al Pacino, and RV with the late Robin Williams. He has also starred in cult favorites Ginger Snaps, Freddie vs. Jason and Uwe Boll's Rampage. More recently, Fletcher starred in a new take on the well-known horror franchise, Leprechaun: Origins, and co-wrote and executive produced the sequel to Rampage, Rampage: You End Now.
Other credits include Steven Spielberg’s Emmy Award winning mini-series, The Pacific, and a recurring role in the critically acclaimed AMC drama, The Killing. His numerous guest star credits include, The CW’s Supernatural, FOX’s Alcatraz, and A&E’s Bates Motel, to name a few. This past year, he joined the cast of DirectTV’s Rogue, during its sophomore season. He can also be seen recurring in AMC’s Hell on Wheels and FOX’s crime drama, Gracepoint.
Brendan Fletcher was born and raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.