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Jude Law

Born in London on December 29, 1972, David Jude Heyworth Law began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre as a teen.  He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before beginning a brief stint on the U.K. daytime soap "Families."

Jude's work on the London stage earned him a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Newcomer.  He played Opposite Kathleen Turner on Broadway, earning a Tony nomination.  His screen career, which had seen him win acclaim for his starring role in the 1994 indie thriller "Shopping," went into overdrive in 1997 with supporting roles in a trio of high-profile movies - "Wilde," "Gattaca" and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."  That same year, he married actress Sadie Frost.  (The couple, who have three children together, divorced in 2003.)

His charismatic performance in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" earned him a best supporting actor Oscar nomination.  Starring roles in "Enemy at the Gates," "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" and "Road to Perdition" showed his versatility, and 2003's "Cold Mountain" earned him his second Academy Award nomination.

The follow-ups "Alfie" and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" were not box-office hits, but cameos in the like of "The Aviator," and starring roles in movies such as "Closer" and "the Holiday" continues to showcase his talent.  The two blockbusters in which he played Dr. John Watson opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Sherlock Holmes grossed more than a billion dollars!  Other credits range from "Hugo" to the 2013 thriller "Side Effects."

Jude, who returned to the stage in 2009 to play Hamlet, can currently be seen in the new Wes Anderson movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
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