Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas: About the cast
BRAD PITT (Sinbad), one of the film industry’s most prominent actors, has starred in a wide range of memorable film roles. He earned an Academy Award® nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Terry Gilliam’s offbeat drama “Twelve Monkeys.” Pitt had earlier received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Legends of the Fall,” opposite Anthony Hopkins.
Pitt first came to national attention in 1991 with his breakthrough role as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott’s seminal hit “Thelma & Louise.” He went on to earn praise for his work as the charismatic but doomed Paul Maclean in Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It”; the psychopathic serial killer in Dominic Sena’s “Kalifornia”; the reluctant vampire Louis in Neil Jordan’s “Interview With the Vampire,” with Tom Cruise; the real-life Heinrich Harrer in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Seven Years in Tibet”; a skeptical homicide detective in David Fincher’s thriller “Se7en”; and the manipulative leader of the controversial “Fight Club,” which reunited him with Fincher.
Pitt more recently garnered acclaim for his role in Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch.” He also joined an all-star ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Bernie Mac, in Steven Soderbergh’s hit remake of “Ocean’s Eleven.” In addition, he starred opposite Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy “The Mexican,” and with Robert Redford in Tony Scott’s “Spy Game,” and made cameo appearances in Soderbergh’s “Full Frontal” and George Clooney’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.”
His list of film credits also includes Martin Brest’s “Meet Joe Black,” Alan J. Pakula’s “The Devil’s Own,” Barry Levinson’s “Sleepers,” Tony Scott’s “True Romance,” Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World,” and “Johnny Suede,” which won the Best Picture award at the 1991 Locarno International Film Festival.
Pitt will next star as Achilles in the epic drama “Troy,” based on the Greek poet Homer’s classic account of the Trojan War, The Iliad.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Marina) won an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Oscar®-winning Best Picture “Chicago,” in which she starred with Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. She also won Screen Actors Guild (SAG), BAFTA and Critics Choice Awards, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her acting, singing and dancing portrayal of the murderous Velma Kelly in the musical. In addition to Zeta-Jones’ individual awards, the entire cast of “Chicago” won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.
Zeta-Jones had previously earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Steven Soderbergh’s drama “Traffic,” and, along with her fellow castmates, won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.
This fall, Zeta-Jones will star opposite George Clooney in the Coen brothers’ comedy “Intolerable Cruelty,” in which she plays a gold-digging Beverly Hills divorcee.
Born in Wales, Zeta-Jones began her career on the stage, starring in the West End production of “42nd Street.” She then landed a leading role in the hit Yorkshire Television series “The Darling Buds of May,” based on the novels of H.E. Bates.
Zeta-Jones first gained international recognition with her standout performance in the action adventure hit “The Mask of Zorro,” in which she starred opposite Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins. She next played an undercover insurance investigator trying to trap a thief, played by Sean Connery, in Jon Amiel’s romantic thriller “Entrapment.” She more recently starred as a diva movie star in Joe Roth’s directorial debut feature “America’s Sweethearts,” with Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal and John Cusack.
MICHELLE PFEIFFER (Eris) is a three-time Academy Award® nominee and one of today’s most respected leading ladies. Pfeiffer gained her first Oscar® nomination for her work in “Dangerous Liaisons,” for which she also won a BAFTA Award. She then earned both Oscar® and BAFTA Award nominations, and won a Golden Globe Award and several top critics awards, for her performance opposite Jeff and Beau Bridges in “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” in which her sultry torch song atop a piano became an instant cinema classic. Pfeiffer again received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for her work in “Love Field.” In addition, she has garnered Golden Globe nominations for “The Age of Innocence,” “Frankie and Johnny,” “The Russia House” and “Married to the Mob.” This year, Pfeiffer was honored by her peers with a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in “White Oleander.”
Pfeiffer also recently earned praise for her performance in “I Am Sam,” in which she starred with Sean Penn. In 2000, she starred opposite Harrison Ford in the hit summer thriller “What Lies Beneath.”
Pfeiffer made her feature film debut with a starring role in “Hollywood Knights.” She went on to gain attention for her leading role performance in “Grease 2,” and then starred with Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s “Scarface.” She later joined Cher and Susan Sarandon as “The Witches of Eastwick,” opposite Jack Nicholson. Her additional credits include such diverse films as “Ladyhawke”; “Tequila Sunrise,” with Mel Gibson; the blockbuster “Batman Returns”; “Wolf,” which reunited her with Jack Nicholson; “Dangerous Minds”; “Up Close & Personal,” opposite Robert Redford; “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday”; “One Fine Day,” opposite George Clooney; DreamWorks’ animated epic “The Prince of Egypt”; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; and “The Story of Us,” with Bruce Willis.
JOSEPH FIENNES (Proteus) was already a star of the British theatre when he rose to international fame in 1998 with his back-to-back starring roles in the acclaimed biopic “Elizabeth,” and the Oscar®-winning Best Picture “Shakespeare in Love.” Fiennes’ portrayal of a love-struck William Shakespeare in the latter brought him both BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, and he also shared in winning the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast. That same year, he received the Broadcast Film Critics Award for Breakthrough Performance for his work in both “Shakespeare in Love” and “Elizabeth.”
Fiennes had made his feature film debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Stealing Beauty.” His other film credits include “The Very Thought of You,” Paul Schrader’s “Forever Mine,” Edward Thomas’ “Rancid Aluminum,” Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Enemy at the Gates,” Milcho Manchevski’s “Dust,” which premiered at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, and “Leo,” which screened at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival. He also stars in several upcoming films, including John Dahl’s “The Great Raid,” with Benjamin Bratt and James Franco; and the Martin Luther biopic “Luther,” in which he plays the title role.
Fiennes began his career on the stage after graduating from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993. He made his professional stage debut as The Actor in “The Woman In Black,” and later spent three seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing leading roles in such plays as “Troilus And Cressida,” “Les Enfants du Paradis,” “As You Like It” and Dennis Potter’s “Son Of Man.” He also starred in the West End productions of “A Month in the Country” and “A View From the Bridge.” Fiennes continues to return to the legitimate theatre and includes among his recent credits the Royal National Theatre presentation of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” the Royal Court’s production of “Real Classy Affair,” and “Edward II,” in Sheffield.
DENNIS HAYSBERT (Kale) is a familiar face to both film and television audiences. This year, he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of President David Palmer on the Fox Network’s groundbreaking drama series “24.” Currently in his second season on the show, Haysbert also received an NAACP Image Award nomination, and shared with the cast in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
On the big screen, Haysbert was most recently seen in Todd Haynes’ award-winning drama “Far From Heaven,” with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. He also starred in “Love & Basketball,” and is known to film audiences for his portrayal of Pedro Cerrano in all three of the “Major League” baseball comedies. His other film credits include the independent film “What’s Cooking’,” Sydney Pollack’s “Random Hearts,” the sci-fi thriller “The Thirteenth Floor,” Clint Eastwood’s “Absolute Power,” Forest Whitaker’s “Waiting to Exhale,” Michael Mann’s “Heat,” “Suture,” “Love Field,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer, and “Navy SEALS.”
Born and raised in California, Haysbert began his acting career when he landed a guest role on the Emmy-winning episode of “Lou Grant” that also featured Jesse Jackson. His subsequent television work includes a starring role on the series “Now and Again,” as well as such longform projects as “Queen” and “Return to Lonesome Dove.”