Matthew Modine would be propelled to international stardom when director Robert Altman cast Modine as the title character Billy, in the film adaption Steamers, based on David Rabe’s play with the same name. In the following years, Modine would go on to due numerous memorable films, including Birdie, The Hotel New Hampshire, Mrs. Soffel and the infamous Full Metal Jacket, by director Stanley Kubrick. Throughout his thirty-three-year career, Modine has constantly surprised audiences with a long list of diverse characters and influential films. He has worked with some of the most highly-regarded directors of our age, including Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Matthew has possessed an incredible passion for young artists and unparalleled kindness. A kindness that New Image College students and alumni alike have been so blessed to experience on several occasions. Modine shares his incredible knowledge, advice and stories of the business with our aspiring artists. He continues to provide an active interest in the growth and development of our acting students whenever filming in Vancouver.
Check out this creative work with gelatin prosthetics by NIC Film Makeup Masters student, Sayami Kodama! Click here for more information on our Film Makeup Masters!