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Gabriel Byrne
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Trivia

Has a son, Jack, born 1989; and a daughter, Romey Marion, born 1992.

Started acting at the age of 29 and he went to America for the first time when he was 37.

Before becoming an actor, he was an archaelogist, a schoolteacher, a short-order cook, and a bullfighter.

In a November 1999 interview with the New York Post claimed to have been molested by his Latin teacher while at an English seminary perparing for priesthood.

He went from a priest in "Stigmata" to Satan in "End of Days".

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

This handsome, brooding actor originally considered becoming a missionary when he was just a boy, but after some time in a seminary he was thrown out for smoking. He later studied archeology and languages and held a number of jobs before becoming involved in theater and gaining success in Ire- land on the popular TV drama series "Bracken." After small roles in the films On a Paving Stone (1978) and The Outsider (1979), he was cast as the father of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) and won larger parts in Hanna K and The Keep (both 1983). He finally scored leads as an academic trying to finish a project in Reflections and a determined journalist in the excellent thriller Defence of the Realm (both 1985). A mixed bag of projects followed: Ken Russell's Gothic (1986), the inept comedy Hello Again the bizarre Julia and Julia (both 1987), the historical picture Lionheart (1987, as The Black Prince), the surrealistic Siesta (also 1987, on which he met his wife-to-be, Ellen Barkin), the WW2 drama A Soldier's Tale (1988), and Dark Obsession (1989). It wasn't until the Coen brothers' gangster saga Miller's Crossing (1990) that an American director effectively used his dark, implosive energy. He has since appeared in Shipwrecked (1990), the wretched Cool World (1992), Point of No Return, A Dangerous Woman and the dour Irish fable Into the West (all 1993, the last featuring Barkin; he also associate-produced). He also coproduced In the Name of the Father (1993) with director-writer Jim Sheridan, a friend from his Irish theater days.

Gabriel Byrne stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Excalibur 1982 ** 1/2
Miller's Crossing 1990 With Jessica at Showcase Orange Digital ****
Shipwrecked 1991 Midnight Show at Showcase North Haven *** 1/2
Point of no Return 1993 ***
Little Women 1994 in Chicago with Anne and Jean ***
The Usual Suspects 1995 Digital ****
Enemy of the State 1998 Branford Hoyts DVD *** 1/2
Man in the Iron Mask 1998 In CA hotel ** 1/2
Vanity Fair 2004 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2