Matthew Modine was first seen in a romantic comedy film, ‘Baby It’s You.’ He gained recognition for his performance in the war film ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ where he starred as United States Marine Corps Private Joker.
He is known for playing the lead in the drama film, ‘Birdy.’ He is also renowned for his performance in the psychological thriller film, ‘Pacific Heights,’ the coming-of-age drama film, ‘Vision Quest,’ and for his portrayal of Dr. Ralph Wyman in the comedy-drama film, ‘Short Cuts.’
For his performance in ‘What the Deaf Man Heard,’ he was garnered with a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination. He also earned a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination for his performance in ‘And The Band Played On.’ He was awarded a ‘Special Golden Globe’ for ‘Short Cuts’ along with the rest of ensemble. His television credits also include, ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Proof,’ and ‘Weeds.’