Shawn Robert Ashmore (born October 7, 1979) is a Canadian film and television actor.
Ashmore was born in Richmond, British Columbia, to Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing manager. He attended Turner Fenton Secondary School. His identical twin brother, Aaron Ashmore, is also an actor. Aaron and Shawn have played twins in several movies, but have also pursued roles independently. Aaron is slightly taller than Shawn in addition to being more muscular and, according to Aaron, Shawn often gets cast as the nice guy while Aaron himself is cast as the bully.
Ashmore's most famous role may be as Iceman in X-Men and its sequels X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. While many of the minor characters were portrayed by different actors, Ashmore was kept for all the movies since his character was major in the first movie, unlike Shadowcat who only gets 2 seconds screen time in the first and 10 in the second.
Ashmore starred as Cadet Major Brad Rigby in Cadet Kelly, a Disney Channel...
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X-Men: The Last Stand is the third film adaptation of the Marvel Comics' X-Men superhero comic books, following X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003). It was directed by Brett Ratner, who took over when Bryan Singer dropped out to direct Superman Returns. The movie revolves around a "mutant cure" that causes serious repercussions among mutants and humans, and on the mysterious resurrection of Jean Grey, who appeared to have died in X2. The film is loosely based on two X-Men comic book story arcs: writer Chris Claremont's and artist John Byrne's "Dark Phoenix Saga" in The Uncanny X-Men (1980) and writer Joss Whedon's and artist John Cassaday's six-issue "Gifted" arc in Astonishing X-Men (2004).
The film was released May 26, 2006 in the United States and Canada, and one or two days earlier in approximately 22 other countries. Despite mixed reviews from critics and fans of the comic book series, the film did extremely well at the box office. Its opening-day gross of $45.5 million is the fourth...,
The Quiet is a 2005 film directed by Jamie Babbit. The plot is about a deaf, mute and orphaned teenager named Dot (Belle), who can read lips and is sent to live with her godparents and their daughter, Nina (Cuthbert). Dot soon discovers the secrets of her new family.The story revolves around Dot, a deaf mute. She is sent to live with her godparents and their daughter Nina, where she discovers the secrets of her new family. She learns of an incestuous relationship between Nina and her father Paul, a successful architect with "the best house in Meriden", which has driven Nina into a mad state, and led her to plan the murder of her father.After discovering that Dot is not deaf or mute, Nina pretends that she doesn't know the truth. For reasons of her own, Nina still pretends that Dot cannot tell anyone, and she confides in Dot the actions of her father and her plans to murder him.Paul continues to impose on Nina's life, not only engaging in incestuous relations but keeping her from...,
3 Needles is a 2005 dramatic film directed by Thom Fitzgerald. The title, 3 Needles, refers to the three main characters who make a deal with the devil in order to survive a global epidemic. Shawn Ashmore stars as a Canadian porn star hiding the fact he is HIV positive. Stockard Channing is his mother who learns the truth. The second individual is a blood buyer in China Lucy Liu who fails to take adequate precautions with the blood. Finally, in Africa, Olympia Dukakis, Chloe Sevigny, and Sandra Oh are Catholic nuns caring for their HIV-infected patients.3 Needles debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, before showing at countless festivals in London, Stockholm, Karlovy Vary, Seattle, and Pusan. It made its commercial release in the United States at the New York City Museum of Modern Art on December 1, 2006 (World AIDS Day). Leading up to its U.S. premier, it was heavily promoted by the United Nations Global Media AIDS Initiative. The film won prizes for cinematography and...,
Underclassman is a 2005 film directed by Marcos Siega.Tagline:Tray Stokes is a 23-year old undercover cop and goes to Westberry High to figure out the death of a student. He befriends Rob Donovan and soon figures out that he has been stealing the cars at parties. Near the end, it is revealed that the principal of the school had been blackmailing Donovan, and was ringmaster of the crimes. After being kicked off the force by his father-figure police chief, Tray solves the case and is reinstated....,
X2 is a 2003 superhero film based on the fictional characters the X-Men. It is also called variously in promotional materials X2: X-Men United, X-Men 2: X-Men United and X-Men 2. The film is the second part of the trilogy; following X-Men (2000), and preceding X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). It was directed by Bryan Singer, and starred an ensemble cast including Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Rebecca Romijn, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Shawn Ashmore, Kelly Hu and Alan Cumming.
The film is loosely based on the 1982 X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills. In the film, William Stryker is a high-ranking army colonel who leads an assault into Professor Xavier's school to build his own version of Xavier's mutant-tracking computer Cerebro in order to destroy every mutant on Earth. The X-Men are forced to ally with Magneto and Mystique to defeat Stryker. X2: X-Men United, which introduced Nightcrawler to filmgoers, surpassed the initial...,
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