Anson Mount Takes Pride In Being 'Hell On Wheels'

Anson Mount stars on the western drama series ‘Hell On Wheels’, which returns this month for its fifth and final season. 

Fun facts about Anson Mount (Source: K2PR)

Mount made his feature film debut as Tully Coats in the independent film, Tully (2000).  He received widespread critical praise for the performance and the film won several film festival awards and numerous Independent Spirit Award nominations. 

In 2009 Mount starred in and produced Cook County.  His performance as Bump, a small-time east Texas methamphetamine cook and addict, garnered him critical acclaim and had the LA Times calling his performance Oscar-worthy.  Variety was quoted as saying that Mount “…dominates the pic with his skittish, scary performance as Bump, the actor also provides effective shadings of character, so his expression often reveals a flurry of conflicting, contradictory emotions.”

Anson Mount was most recently seen in the feature films Non-Stop opposite Liam Neeson, Supremacy opposite Julie Benz, and The Forger, opposite John Travolta.  In the fall of 2013 Mount's film All The Boys Love Mandy Lane was distributed by RADiUS-TWC.  Other films include the Blumhouse feature Visions; Straw Dogs, opposite James Woods; Burning Palms, opposite Zoe Saldana; the 2007 independent film Poolhall Junkies, opposite Christopher Walken; and Urban Legends: Final Cut for Columbia Pictures.  He appeared in In Her Shoes opposite Cameron Diaz. Mount also played opposite Robert DeNiro in the Warner Bros. film City By The Sea, directed by Michael Caton-Jones.  He will next be seen in the Paco Cabezas-directed romantic thriller Mr. Right opposite Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Mount starred in NBC drama series “Conviction” as Deputy District Attorney Jim Steele.  He starred in the ABC series “Line of Fire”, touted by the Miami Herald as, “the best new drama of the year.” Previous to this, Mount grabbed attention for his recurring role on NBC’s “Third Watch”, as well as guest appearances on such critically acclaimed series as HBO’s “Sex in the City,” CBS’s “CSI: Miami,” FOX’s “Dollhouse,”  and The WB’s “Smallville”.    

Born in White Bluff, Tennessee, Mount holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University, where he now serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor.  Mount is a proud humanitarian, and in 2012 he completed a 200-mile relay to help raise funds for Team Rubicon in support of the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  He currently resides in New York.

Watch 'Hell On Wheels' on AMC, Saturday July 18th.

Follow Anson Mount on Twitter: @AnsonMount

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