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Stephen Lang


July 11, 1952





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Colonel Quaritch

Stephen Lang (born July 11, 1952) is an American film actor who started in theatre on Broadway. While currently represented by Innovative Artists, he is co-artistic director (along with Carlin Glynn and Lee Grant) of the famed Actor's Studio at its headquarters in New York City.


A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad.

Broadway roles include a Tony-nominated performance as a homeless man in 'The Speed of Darkness', Happy in the Dustin Hoffman revival of 'Death of a Salesman', Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men, and a thief alongside Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei in Wait Until Dark.

Off-Broadway credits include John Patrick Shanley's Defiance, Anne Nelson's The Guys, Arthur Miller's Finishing the Picture, and his own play Beyond Glory for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination.

Television and Film credits include celebrated performances as Babe Ruth and Stonewall Jackson in Babe Ruth and Gods and Generals respectively, as well as acclaimed performances in Last Exit to Brooklyn, Tombstone, Gettysburg, Michael Mann's hit TV show Crime Story, and an NBC revival of The Fugitive featuring Tim Daly.

Stephen Lang auditioned for the role of Corporal Dwayne Hicks in James Cameron's Aliens (1986) but lost to James Remar, who was then replaced by Michael Biehn.

He recently starred in Michael Mann's Public Enemies alongside Avatar co-star Giovanni Ribisi.

Lang has been nominated for and won numerous awards including the Grace Prize, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, and Tony awards. He is to return in the three Avatar Sequels.[1]


  • Death of a Salesman (1985)
  • Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
  • Band of the Hand (1986)
  • Manhunter (1986)
  • Project X (1987)
  • Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
  • The Hard Way (1991)
  • Another You (1991)
  • Human Cargo (1992)
  • Guilty as Sin (1993)
  • Gettysburg (1993)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Tall Tale (1995)
  • The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
  • Loose Women (1996)
  • Gang in Blue (1996)
  • An Occassional Hell (1996)
  • Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
  • Niagara, Niagara (1997)
  • Fire Down Below (1997)
  • Story of a Bad Boy (1999)
  • Trixie (2000)
  • The I Inside (2003)
  • Code 11-14 (2003)
  • Gods and Generals (2003)
  • The Treatment (2006)
  • Save Me (2007)
  • From Mexico with Love (2008)
  • Public Enemies (2009)
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)
  • Terra Nova (2011)
  • In Plain Sight (2012)
  • Officer Down (2013)
  • Avatar 2 (2018)[2]
  • Avatar 3 (2019)
  • Avatar 4 (2020)

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