Justin Theroux '93

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Justin Theroux ’89 is the star of the HBO series The Leftovers, a role for which he has received nominations for a People’s Choice Award, a Critics Choice Television Award, and a Dorian Award.

Theroux’s career as a screenwriter, director, and actor began in the mid-1990s, when he landed his first film role in I Shot Andy Warhol. Since then, he has had parts in major Broadway productions, TV series, and films, both in front of and behind the camera. He has starred in films including American Psycho, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Zoolander, and in two films directed by David Lynch: Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire. He has also written screenplays for Iron Man 2, Tropic Thunder (for which he also acted as executive producer), Rock of Ages, and Zoolander 2. His directorial debut, Dedication, was shown at the 2007 Sundance Festival.

He has been equally active on the small screen, with roles on Parks and Recreation, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, and Strangers with Candy.

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