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Greg Kinnear


“I'm very leery of show business, having been in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Buzz is a dangerous thing that I've heard applied to a lot of people that I've since not heard of again.”



Greg Kinnear started the 1990s as a TV talk show host and ended them as a respected, Oscar-nominated actor. His stint as the host of E!‘s Talk Soup led to a 1994 late night show, Later With Greg Kinnear. Kinnear then surprised audiences by making a successful leap to feature films. He landed a role in the 1995 re-make of Sabrina (starring Harrison Ford) and an Oscar nomination for As Good As It Gets (1997, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt). Known mostly for comedies such as You’ve Got Mail (1998, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) and Mystery Men (1999, starring Ben Stiller), Kinnear has also appeared in dramas, co-starring in The Gift (2000, with Cate Blanchett) and playing the lead in Paul Schrader’s Auto-Focus (2002), the film about Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane. His other films include the slapstick comedy Stuck on You (2003, as the cojoined twin of Matt Damon), The Matador (2005, with Pierce Brosnan) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006, with Abigail Breslin). —Who2 Biography read more


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Bret Bynum


You can argue that Greg Kinnear's greatest achievement as an actor is his performance in Auto Focus. But in my opinion, his greatest achievement is working with Miley Cyrus in The Last Song.