Birthplace: Loma Linda, California
Modine first broke into movies in 1983 with three films (Baby, It's You; Private School; Streamers) and then distinguished himself in a brilliant performance in Birdy (1984), depicting a psychologically disturbed Vietnam veteran. His irony-tinged lead role in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) was followed by a lighter touch in Married to the Mob (1988), opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. Other works include Memphis Belle (1990), Bye, Bye Love (1995), and Any Given Sunday (1999).
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