Pruitt Taylor Vince

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Pruitt Taylor Vince (born July 5, 1960) is an American award-winning character actor who has made many appearances in film and television. Vince was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University and began acting due to a mistake; a computer error in his high school registration scheduled him in an acting class, a subject which Vince has never left. Divorced from his first marriage, Vince remarried in 2003 to Julianne Mattelig. He has pathologic nystagmus, a condition which causes a person's eyes to move involuntarily. Vince made his film debut in Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law, but his scenes wound up on the cutting room floor. He had prominent supporting roles in a number of major films, including a turn as a dimwitted Ku Klux Klan member in Mississippi Burning, Lee Bowers in JFK, and the main character's best friend in Nobody's Fool. He also starred in Giuseppe Tornatore's The Legend of 1900 alongside Tim Roth. He had his first lead role in James Mangold's independent film Heavy, playing a sweet, silent overweight cook harboring a crush on a waitress (Liv Tyler).
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