Known for his indelible portraits of characters both historical and imagined, Stephen Lang has spent years building a distinguished career on the stage and in film.
Lang can be seen in Larry Brandâs independent dramaÂ Christina, for which he won Best Actor at the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Acting at the VisionFest X Festival. He was seen in 2010 starring opposite Karen Allen and Peter Riegert in John Grayâs independent dramaÂ White Irish Drinkers.
In 2009, Lang starred in James Cameronâs epicÂ Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time. For his performance, Lang won a Saturn Award and was nominated for a Music Television Movie Award and a Teen Choice Award. He also received glowing reviews for his performances inÂ Public EnemiesÂ andÂ The Men Who Stare at GoatsÂ opposite George Clooney.
Langâs other film roles includeÂ Gods and Generals,Â Last Exit to Brooklyn,Â Tombstone,Â Gettysburg,Â The Hard Way,Manhunter,Â Band of the Hand,Â TrixieÂ andÂ Fire Down Below.
His theater credits â on and off Broadway, domestic and international â include Aaron SorkinâsÂ A Few Good Men, John Patrick ShanleyâsÂ Defiance, Steve TesichâsÂ The Speed of DarknessÂ and Arthur MillerâsÂ Finishing The Picture. He has performed leading roles in classics by Moliere, Williams, OâCasey, Beckett, Shaw, Shepard, Sophocles and Shakespeare at some of the nationâs finest theaters, including The Goodman, The Guthrie, The New York Shakespeare Festival, Circle in the Square, The Kennedy Center and BAM.
Lang has performed his one-man play,Â Beyond Glory, all over the world and received the Chairmanâs Medal for Distinguished Service from the National Endowment for the Arts for bringing the show to American troops stationed across the globe. Other award nominations and wins include TonyÂŽ, Helen Hayes, Joseph Jefferson, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards.
On television, Lang gave a popularly and critically acclaimed performance in the title role of the telefilmÂ Babe Ruth. Lang was a series regular on Michael Mannâs classicÂ Crime StoryÂ and was the elusive âOne-Armed Manâ in the latest incarnation ofÂ The Fugitive.