Gabriel Byrne is one of the best-respected actors of his generation. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1950, Byrne didn't begin acting until he was in late twenties, after studying archeology and linguistics in college, but after making his mark on the Dublin stage, he was cast in a popular Irish television serial, The Riordans, which gave him his first taste of fame and critical acclaim. Since then, Byrne has worked with some of the world's leading filmmakers, including Joel and Ethan Coen (Miller's Crossing), Wim Wenders (The End Of Violence), David Cronenberg (Spider), Jim Jarmush (Dead Man) and John Boorman (Excalibur), and earned a Golden Globe award for his work on the innovative HBO series In Treatment. Filmmaker Pat Collins profiles Byrne in the documentary Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home, in which Byrne talks about his work, his personal life, and how his celebrity has had an impact on his art and his life off stage. Originally produced for Irish television, Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home was also screened at a number of international film festivals, including the 2009 Doku-Arts International Festival For Films On Art.
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