You Kill Me
Marcus Thomas is a stupendous actor from Belgium. First attracting attention in the Danny DeVito-starring vehicle “Drowning Mona” (2000), he has since tirelessly toiled the film industry with important roles in Xavier Koller's “Gripsholm” and “Cowboy Up” (both 2000), the critically and commercially failure “Scorched” (2004), the Toronto-screened ”Noel” (2004), “Bigger Than the Sky” (2005), David Mamet's “Edmond” (2005) and “The Gravedancers” (2006). Moviegoers saw him playing Stef Krzeminski in the John Dahl 2007 film “You Kill Me,” opposite Sir Ben Kingsley.
Thomas will play a role in the upcoming film “Stolen Lives” (2009).
Childhood and Family:
Marcus Thomas was born in Brussels, Belgium.
Marcus Thomas made his feature film acting debut as courtroom photographer in “Palmetto” (1998), a German/American crime/drama directed by Volker Schlöndorff and starring Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon and Michael Rapaport. He started gaining recognition two years later with his noted supporting role of Jeff Dearly in the Hollywood comedy/mystery “Drowning Mona,” starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Affleck and William Fichtner.
Also in 2000, Thomas played Karlchen in the Swiss film “Gripsholm,” directed by Xavier Koller. The film was submitted to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film from Switzerland, but was not accepted as a nominee. He also was cast opposite Kiefer Sutherland, as his brother, Ely Braxton, in “Cowboy Up,” about two bull-riding brothers work the professional rodeo circuit. The film is also directed by Xavier Koller.
In 2003, Thomas resurfaced by playing the role of Carter Coleman, Rachael Leigh Cook's roommate, in “Scorched.” Despite having prominent cast that include Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, John Cleese and Rachael Leigh Cook, the independent comedy was a notable box office turkey and earned mostly negative reviews from film critics. The next year, he costarred with Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Penélope Cruz, and Alan Arkin in “Noel” (2004), a drama helmed by Chazz Palminteri and written by David Hubbard. “Noel” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 12, 2004 before receiving a limited theatrical release in the US in November of that year.
Thomas starred as Peter Rooker/Cyrano in the movie “Bigger Than the Sky” (2005). Among his costars in the film were John Corbett, Amy Smart and Sean Astin. He then played window man in the William H. Macy vehicle “Edmond” (also 2005), directed by Stuart Gordon and scripted by David Mamet based on his own play, and Sid Vance in the horror film “The Gravedancers” (2006), which was chosen to play at the 8 Films To Die For film festival. In 2007, Thomas was cast along side Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina, Philip Baker Hall and Bill Pullman in the black comedy “You Kill Me” (2007), for director John Dahl. He played Stef Krzeminski.
The talented performer will support Josh Lucas and Jon Hamm in the forthcoming mystery/thriller “Stolen Lives” (2009), for director Anders Anderson and writer Glenn Taranto.