The Devil's Advocate: About The Cast

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KEANU REEVES (Kevin Lomax) recently starred in the action-thriller "Chain Reaction" and the dark comedy "Feeling Minnesota." Prior to that, he starred in "A Walk in the Clouds" and the box-office hit "Speed."

Raised in Toronto, Reeves began his work in the theater with the Shakespeare & Company production of "The Tempest" in Lenox, Massachusetts. His first widely known film appearance was in Tim Hunter's acclaimed "The River's Edge." Reeves went on to star in such films as Stephen Frears' "Dangerous Liaisons," Ron Howard's "Parenthood" and Lawrence Kasdan's "I Love You To Death."

Reeves' other film credits include Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha," Kenneth Branagh's "Much Ado About Nothing," Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and Gus Van Sant's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" and "My Own Private Idaho." He also appeared in the popular "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey."

AL PACINO (John Milton) was last seen in the critically acclaimed "Donnie Brasco" opposite Johnny Depp. Prior to that, he directed and starred in the dramatic documentary "Looking For Richard," and directed and starred in the live theatrical production of Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater and at The Circle In The Square in New York.

Pacino has been nominated eight times for Academy Awards and received the Best Actor Award for his role as Lt. Colonel Frank Slade in "Scent of A Woman." His other Best Actor nominations include "...And Justice For All," "The Godfather, Part II," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Serpico."

Pacino has also received three Best Supporting Actor nominations, for his roles in "The Godfather," "Dick Tracy" and "Glengarry Glen Ross." Among his many other film credits are "Two Bits," "City Hall," "Carlito's Way," "Frankie & Johnny," "The Godfather, Part III," "Sea of Love," "Revolution," "Scarface," "Author! Author!," "Bobby Deerfield" and "Scarecrow" (for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973). He made his film debut in "Panic in Needle Park."

Pacino has won two Tony Awards, for his starring roles in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?" He is a longtime member of David Wheeler's Experimental Theatre Company in Boston, where he has performed in "Richard III" and Bertolt Brecht's "The Rise and Rise of Arturo Ui." In New York and London Pacino acted in David Mamet's "American Buffalo"; in New York he starred in "Richard III" and as Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar" at the late Joseph Papp's Public Theatre. Recently, Pacino appeared in repertory at the Circle in the Square Theatre, presenting the New York debut of Oscar Wilde's "Salome" and the premiere presentation of Ira Lewis' "Chinese Coffee."

A native of the Bronx, New York, Pacino attended the High School for the Performing Arts while working part-time as a theater usher. After studying with Herbert Berghoff and, later, with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, Pacino made his professional debut in Off-Broadway productions of "The Connection" and "Hello, Out There." He then won an Obie Award for his work in Israel Horovitz's "The Indian Wants the Bronx."

Pacino produced, starred in and co-directed the independent film adaptation of the play "The Local Stigmatic," which was shown at New York's Museum of Modern Art and at the Public Theater.

CHARLIZE THERON (Mary Ann Lomax) made her feature film debut to rave reviews in the noir thriller "2 Days in the Valley" with James Spader, Eric Stoltz and Jeff Daniels. She was next seen in Tom Hanks' directorial debut, "That Thing You Do," and in Jonathan Lynn's "Trial and Error," opposite Michael Richards and Jeff Daniels. She recently wrapped a starring role in next summer's "Mighty Joe Young."

Theron began her career as a model in her native South Africa. She worked extensively in Milan and Paris before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

JEFFREY JONES (Eddie Barzoon) is a veteran character actor who was recently seen in "The Crucible" with Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. His other screen credits include "The Pest," "Houseguest," "Ed Wood," "The Hunt for Red October," "Beetlejuice," "Amadeus," "Without a Clue," Who is Harry Crumb?," "Valmont," "Mom and Dad Save the World," "Stay Tuned," "The Hanoi Hilton" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

An aspiring medical student, Jones left school after performing in a stage production of "Hobson's Choice" and being invited by Sir Tyrone Guthrie to join the famed Guthrie Theatre company. After spending time in South America, Jones studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts before joining the Stratford Theatre in Ontario, Canada.

Jones made his Broadway debut in "The Elephant Man" and has also appeared onstage in "Trelawney of the Wells," "Secret Service," "Boy Meets Girl," "Comedy of Errors," "The Tempest," "Cloud 9" and "London Suite," among other productions.

JUDITH IVEY (Mrs. Lomax) has earned two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards for her performances in the Broadway productions of "Steaming" and "Hurlyburly." Her other Broadway credits include "Piaf," "Bedroom Farce," "Blithe Spirit," "Precious Sons" (which earned her a Drama Desk nomination) and "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard," which earned her a third Tony nomination. She also received an Obie Award for "Moonshoot and Cosmos," and most recently appeared onstage in "A Fair Country" at Lincoln Center.

Ivey made her feature film debut in Paul Newman's "Harry and Son" and will next be seen in the filmed adaptation of Henry James' Washington Square. Her other film credits include "The Lonely Guy," "The Woman in Red," "Compromising Positions," "Hello Again," "Miles From home," "In Country," "Everybody Wins," "Alice" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

Ivey starred in CBS' "The Five Mrs. Buchanans," NBC's "Down Home," CBS' long-running hit, "Designing Women" and ABC's "Buddies. She also appeared in "Siser,Siter" and "There Goes the neighborhood." Her other television credits include such telefilms as "Betty Broderick -- The Last Chapter," "The Long Hot Summer," "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," "We Are The Children," "On Promised Land' and "Decoration Day." She will also star in the soon-to-air "What the Deaf Man Heard." Ivey also provides the voice of the mother on the animated series "The Critic."

CRAIG T. NELSON (Alexander Cullen) was seen on film in Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport," with Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis, and in Carl Reiner's "Ghosts of Mississippi," with Whoopi Goldberg and Alec Baldwin, as well as in "Poltergeist," "Poltergeist II: The Other Side," "Action Jackson," "The Killing Fields," "Silkwood" and "The Osterman Weekend."

Nelson, who won an Emmy Award for his starring role in the recent ABC hit series "Coach," includes among his other television credits the NBC telefilm "Take Me Home Again" with Kirk Douglas and "Ride The Wind," an ABC telefilm which he also scripted. Nelson's other television credits include "Rage," "Toast of Manhattan," "Alex: The Life of A Child," "Extreme Close Up" and HBO's "The Josephine Baker Story." His writing credits also include "The Alan King Special" and "The Tim Conway Show."

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