Jude Law
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"David Jude Heyworth Law", known professionally as "Jude Law", is an English actor, film producer and director.

He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first television role in 1989. After starring in Andrew Niccol's science fiction film Gattaca and Clint Eastwood's crime drama Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (film)/Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (both 1997), and David Cronenberg's science fiction body horror film eXistenZ (1999), he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella's psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley (film)/The Talented Mr. Ripley. In 2000, he won a Best Supporting Actor British Academy of Film and Television Arts/BAFTA Award for his work in the film. In 2003, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in another Minghella film, the epic war drama film Cold Mountain (film)/Cold Mountain. He is also known for his role as Dr. Watson/Dr. John Watson in the 2009 action mystery films Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)/Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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