January 2015 Lady boner - Lee Pace

Pace was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the son of Charlotte (née Kloeckler), a schoolteacher, and James Roy Pace, an engineer. He has two siblings, a sister and a younger brother named William Pace. As a child, Pace spent several years in Saudi Arabia, where his father worked in the oil business; the family later moved to Houston, Texas. Pace attended Klein High School in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Pace temporarily quit high school to act at Houston's Alley Theatre before returning to graduate. At the Alley, he appeared in productions of The Spider's Web and The Greeks. In 1997, Pace was accepted by the Julliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 30, While there, he acted in several plays, including Romeo and Juliet as Romeo, Richard III in the title role, and Julius Caesar as Cassius. He graduated from Julliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.








Pace first gained recognition for his role in the 2003 film Soldier's Girl, based on a real events, in which he played the central role of Calpernia Addams. Of the role, Pace has said "Not even my excellent training at Julliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in Soldier's Girl. Here I was, this 6'3" 190-pound lanky kid from Chickasha, Oklahoma, not knowing how to begin being a woman. So I saw documentaries about transsexuals, I lost twenty-five pounds, and I put on prosthetic boobs and hips to become that character. There were times I'd look in the mirror and wonder, 'What am I doing to my life here? My dad is going to kill me!' But the reason I went into acting was to be able to play parts as complicated and important as this one. In playing a transsexual, I got the chance to help change people's perspective about other people, and that is a powerful thing. I'm playing a swashbuckling bandit in my next film, but I'll always be proud of Soldier's Girl".
Pace won a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for several other awards, including a Golden Globe Award, for his work in this film.
He starred in the film Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and in Tarsem Singh's The Fall. The Fall was very well received amongst critics and where Lee starred in one of his most artistic roles. His next film was the movie Possession with Sarah Michelle Geller.
Pace also played supporting roles in The White Countess, Infamous, When in Rome and The Good Shepherd. In 2010, Pace appeared in the film Marmaduke, as Phil Winslow.
In 2012, Lee Pace starred as Garrett, the nomadic vampire, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Pace was admittedly aware of the reputation linked to the Twilight franchise, and revealed that he "went in to this a little like 'you know what you’re getting into, just do what you can. However, he enjoyed the experience and only had praise for the director Bill Condon Stephanie Meyer,

On April 30, 2011, it was announced that Pace had been cast as the king of the Mirkwood Elves, Thranduil, in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit. The announcement was made by Peter Jackson himself, who revealed on his Face book page that Pace had been his favourite for the part, ever since he saw his performance in The Fall. The character had previously been mentioned in Jackson's Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and had previously been portrayed in The Hobbit, Pace spent four months filming in New Zealand, and called it a "fantastic experience." The character appeared in the prologue of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released in December 2012, and had a larger role in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and in the last film of the series, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
On July 28, 2011, it was announced that Pace had been cast in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, as the one-time New York City mayor Fernando Wood, an early Confederate supporter. He filmed all his scenes within a week, before he worked on The Hobbit, which made Spielberg the first Oscar-winning director for Pace to work with on a feature film. The events in the movie takes place in 1865, when Fernando Wood served in the House of Representatives. However, at the time, Wood was 53 years old, which is 20 years senior to Pace's age when he portrayed him. In a Q&A, Spielberg revealed that he decided to offer Pace the part, after he saw his performance in Ceremony. Of the experience of the film, Pace said that "it was a real pinnacle of what I've done as an actor."
Pace played the villain, Ronan the Accuser, in the 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy.
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