Billy ZaneStan Gutterie
Billy Zane is best known for his achievements as an actor in over 100 films. It was his role as Caledon Hockley in the 1997 blockbuster film "Titanic" that brought him his highest distinction garnering him a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Most recently on television, Zane starred in the Amazon original series pilot of the dark comedy thriller, "Mad Dogs," shot last year in Puerto Rico. He has just completed the pilot adaptation of the hugely popular 14-book fantasy/sci-fi series, "The Wheel of Time," in which he stars and produces. Among his other best-known credits are "Memphis Belle," "Dead Calm," "Tombstone," "Sniper," "Zoolander," "Orlando," "The Phantom" and "Twin Peaks." Among the critically acclaimed independent films he has made, he has produced and starred in the celebrated film noir classic "This World, Then the Fireworks," and the silent film "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died," which he produced with Muse Productions. Zane co-wrote, produced and directed the French farce comedy "Big Kiss," due for release next year. On stage, he appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the smash hit musical "Chicago," and on the London stage at The Royal Haymarket Theatre's production of "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" opposite the legendary Claire Bloom. Zane was thrilled to return to his hometown of Chicago to join the company of the "The Sound of Music" at the historic lyric opera in June 2014.
Beyond his acting, he is a highly reviewed, celebrated abstract expressionist painter who has most recently seen extraordinary success with his solo exhibition "Seize The Day Bed" in Los Angeles; in London during the city's globally regarded Frieze Art Fair; and his Art Basel debut in Miami with his "Nowness" exhibition in collaboration with The Rosenbaum Gallery. His new solo exhibition at the iconic Academia of Art in Monaco premiered in August 2015.