Tom Schilling, the self-proclaimed “Pitbull of pop culture” has received a lot of attention since he created the successful video game Metal Gear Solid. The success of Metal Gear Solid and its sequel, Metal Gear Solid 2, led to a rise in popularity for Schilling as an actor and writer. His first major breakout role was in the independent film Top Gun. Since that time, he has gone on to star in several well known films including Kung Mangarap Ka’s The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Loved Me, and Indiana Jones and the Indiana Jones Adventure.
Beyond the world of movies, Tom Schilling has also established a name for himself in the world of theater. He has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and is considered one of the best actors of all-time. In addition to his award winning performance in Top Gun, he also received nominated for the same award in Die Hard and Cool Guys. Beyond the acting work, Tom Schilling has also produced and directed a number of movies, including Schindler’s List, Eat Pray Love, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Although there is little information available about his childhood, it is clear that Tom Schilling grew up in a working class household in Ohio. He was a standout football player at the college level and attended the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a bachelor’s degree in drama. While in college, Tom discovered German, which he felt attracted to due to his love of opera. It was this interest in the visual and performing arts that would later help to shape the film industry and bring renowned actors to worldwide attention, such as Schilling.
In 1990, Tom decided to break out on his own and try his hand at writing and directing. A German-born screenwriter, Schilling managed to develop and produce a film that would win him the Best Screenplay award at the Academy Awards. After working with Universal for over a decade, Schilling decided it was time to move on to bigger and better things, and return to Hollywood to star in his own movies. He began working with Schattenminer Entertainment and working on such movies as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. After working on such movies as Men in Black, Schilling decided it was time to get back to something more comedic and directed the English-language comedy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It became one of the best comedies of the 1990s, and remains a favorite among both old and new viewers alike.
Two years later, Schilling went on to direct and star in the critically acclaimed movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Along with co-stars Edward Norton and Meg Ryan, the movie won several awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture. The movie was widely embraced by both old and young audiences and remains one of the highest grossing films of all-time. In the years since, Schilling has also directed and written a number of scripts, such as World War Z, Men in Black, and Tropic Thunder. Now, he returns to the world of theater with the upcoming movie The Game, which he wrote and will produce.
One other film that has been receiving a lot of attention from the press and movie lovers recently is Daniel Brhalo’s The Night Before. Starring alongside Michael Caine, The Night Before setting a record for most Academy Award nominations in a single year, with Schilling receiving the award for Best Actor in a Leading Motion Picture. Though the movie didn’t receive the acknowledgment it deserved, it still ranks high on the list of Schilling’s best work, with the latter films capturing his unique sense of humor and artistic vision.
Tom Schilling enjoyed a successful career as an author before he moved to the world of screenwriting, and he continues to write and produce a great deal of his own stories. His first novel was A Time to Kill, a story of a young girl who is haunted by visions of her past. Following the success of that novel, he wrote another masterpiece entitled Man on the Moon. While working on that film, Schilling developed and directed the TV series Metal Face, and he also wrote and directed the award winning movie Top Gun. In addition to those works of fiction, Tom Schilling also served as a producer and writer on several feature films, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Edward Scissorhands. Though he hasn’t garnered the same amount of recognition from the academy as his former peers, the veteran entertainer certainly knows his way around the television screen, and he continues to produce high-quality movies today.
Though some people might bemoan the lack of originality on shows like NBC’s Lost, or cable’s Billions, with Schilling at the helm, these shows have proven to be some of the most successful shows on television. Perhaps it’s because the man behind the camera is so skilled and experienced, or perhaps it’s just the way he presents the material, but no matter how you look at it, there’s no denying that Tom Schilling has found his niche in the entertainment business. He’s been nominated for Grammys, won Academy Awards, and has also created some of the most memorable characters in television. If you love films, television, or both, then it’s time you checked out one of his latest projects, No Ordinary Family, or one of his previous ones.