Michael Shannon (born in Lexington, Kentucky, August 7, 1974) acted with Eminem and Kim Basinger in 8 Mile (2002) by Curtis Hanson, with Nicolas Cage in World Trade Center (2006) by Oliver Stone, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road (2008) by Sam Mendes, with Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter (2011) by Jeff Nichols. He played Zod in Man of Steel (2013) by Zach Snyder with Henry Cavill. On television he acted in Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014). Shannon starred with Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes (2015), with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Freeheld (2015). In 2016 he stars with Kevin Spacey in Elvis & Nixon by Liza Johnson, with Jake Gyllenhaal in Nocturnal Animals by Tom Ford, plays a Life magazine photographer in Loving by Jeff Nichols.