James Spader
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"James Todd Spader" is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in such films as the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the drama Less Than Zero (film)/Less Than Zero (1987), the Steven Soderbergh-directed drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate (film)/Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996 film)/Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (film)/Secretary (2002), the historical TV film The Pentagon Papers (film)/The Pentagon Papers (2003), and the epic historical drama film Lincoln (2012 film)/Lincoln (2012).

His most well-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office (U.S. TV series)/The Office. He currently stars as high-profile criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington in the crime drama The Blacklist (TV series)/The Blacklist and is set to play the villainous android Ultron in Marvel Studios' upcoming 2015 superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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