Anson Mount Actor
Anson Mount can currently be seen in the starring role in AMC’s new series “Hell on Wheels.” He was most recently seen in the feature films “Safe,” opposite Jason Statham, “Straw Dogs” opposite James Woods, “Burning Palms” opposite Zoe Saldana, and “Cook County,” on which he also served as producer. Other recent films include “Hick” opposite Alec Baldwin and “Code Name: Geronimo,” opposite Cam Gigandet. He is widely known for his starring role in the ABC series “Line of Fire,” touted by the Miami Herald as, “the best new drama of the year.”
Mount made his feature film debut in the starring role as ‘Tully Coats’ in the independent film “Tully.” He received critical praise for his performance and the film won several Film Festival awards as well as several nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards. The Daily Variety said “with a cockiness and charm similar to Hollywood’s best leading men, Mount is stellar as a troubled soul…” and the Hollywood Reporter said “Mount is impressive in a meaty role, exuding strength and confidence that should win him ardent fans.” Following his debut, Mount was next seen starring opposite Britney Spears in Paramount Pictures’ “Crossroads,” directed by Tamara Davis. He also played opposite Robert DeNiro in the Warner Bros. film “City By the Sea,” directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
His other film credits include the 2007 independent film “Poolhall Junkies,” opposite Christopher Walken, and “Urban Legends: Final Cut” for Columbia Pictures. He appeared in “In her Shoes” opposite Cameron Diaz and filmed starring roles in “Warrior Class,” “Walk the Talk,” and “All the Boys
Love Mandy Lane.” He also co-starred in the Miramax film “Battle of Shaker Heights,” as seen on the HBO series “Project Greenlight.”
Anson starred as Deputy District Attorney Jim Steele on the 2006 NBC Television Drama “Conviction” from producer Dick Wolfe. Previous to this, Mount grabbed attention for his recurring role on NBC’s “Third Watch,” as well as guest appearances on such critically acclaimed series as HBO’s “Sex in the
City,” CBS’s “CSI:Miami,” ABC’s “Dollhouse,” FOX’s “Dollhouse” and “Ally McBeal” and the WB’s “Smallville.”
Although Mount is best known for work in film and television, he continues to build his theatre career, most recently having performed in Three Sisters for Classic Stage opposite Peter Saarsgard and Maggie Gyllenhaal, directed by Austin Pendleton. Other recent theater projects include Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July at the Bay Street Theatre, directed by Terry Kinney and Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra for The New Group. He also appeared opposite Alan Cumming and Steven Spinella in the first English-speaking production of Jean Genet’s “Elle,” which received critical acclaim by the New York Times and Time Out Magazine. Mount received the 1998 Drama League Award for originating and starring as ‘Joshua’ in the off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s controversial play Corpus Christi. He also performed in the Public Theater’s production of Cymbeline and The Caucasian Chalk Circle at La Mama/ETC, both directed by Andrei Serban.