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 | Vol. 5, No. 10, March 10, 2005
(The Official Film Fest Guide)

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Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson
"Lonesome Matador"

February 13, 1961

Most Wanted Turn: This Mobile native first made a sexy splash as Perry in '88's "Two Moon Junction." He starred in a string of naughty B-flicks like "Red Shoe Diaries 3" and "Dark Tide" in the early '90s. He later carved a successful résumé of colorful character parts including Detective Krevoy in "There's Something About Mary" in '98 and Sgt. Daniel Busch in "Black Hawk Down" in '01.

Vital Stats: The 6-foot-2 local was born and raised in Mobile. His brother, John Tyson Jr., is currently a district attorney in Mobile. Tyson met his wife, Tracy Kristofferson, while running on Malibu beach. He graduated from the University of Alabama and later earned a master's degree at Cornell University. Started his own production company called "Richard Martin Productions."

Last Seen: Pensacola native and recent Oscar winner, Anthony LaMolinara, cast Tyson in his short "Lonesome Matador." The film is about a drifter (Tyson) who stumbles on a small town in the middle of nowhere in Texas. The town is called "Matador" and the interloper befriends a local and tries to lure her to Las Vegas. The short is adapted from a story by Pulitzer-prize winning author William Saroyan.

Upcoming Role: Stars with Edward Furlong and Kelly Lynch as Sheriff Brett Henchle in "The Visitation." The film, due out in late '05, is about a stranger who shows up in a small rural town. Strange miracles start to happen. Sound familiar?