Forster (Eddie Miller) achieved
worldwide recognition with his first screen appearance, as a withdrawn soldier,
in John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye. He then played a hardened TV newsman in
Haskell Wexler’s independent classic, Medium Cool, a film that
dissected the moral ambivalence of television journalists. He followed that up with supporting roles
for a variety of directors, including George Cukor”s Justine. Forster has remarked that his career had “a
five year upwards first act and a 25 year sliding second act.” Not that he wasn’t visible for most of that
time. Mr. Forster starred in three tv series and a host of small films
over the past two decades.
worked in a wide range of independent dramas, comedies and action films. If there was a twenty-five year slide, it
was reversed when he received an Academy Awardâ nomination for his role as Max Cherry in Quentin
Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.
Since then he’s been a busy man, offering able support to projects as
diverse as the Mamet penned Lakeboat to the Farelly brothers, Me,
Myself and Irene, to David Lynch’s upcoming feature, Mulholland
Drive. In Diamond Men
he plays a salesman on his way out, but a man who is the polar opposite of
Willy Loman. He will soon be seen in Rat
in the Can, among others.
Wahlberg (Bobbie Walker)
skyrocketed to international prominence with New
Kids on the Block. Based out of
the Boston area, the group went from unknown teenagers one day to pop music
stars with the biggest record in the world, the next. One of the first “boy bands” to get world wide acceptance, New Kids went on to sell almost 50
million records, and to play recording dates from New York to Tokyo.
made the transition to the big screen as a reluctant kidnapper in Ron Howard’s Ransom,
opposite Mel Gibson. He then went on to
play memorable supporting roles in The Sixth Sense, where he shot
Bruce Willis, and a tense cable remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two
Three where he got shot by the good guys. He has also appeared in a number of independent films, including Southie.
addition to his co-staring role in Diamond Men, Donnie will
appear in a key role this fall in the Spielberg-Hanks produced mega miniseries,
“Band of Brothers.” In that
monster, 10 part, World War II drama, he plays a soldier who sees combat from
D-day through the storming of Hitler’s bunker.
Armstrong (Katie) has played
opposite Tom Selleck (High Road to China), Tom Hanks (Nothing
in Common), and Alan Alda in (The Four Seasons). She’s taken roles that range from ingénues
to mothers, in over a dozen films for television. She received considerable acclaim as Clare Danes’ mother in the
critically revered series “My So Called Life.” She has handled supporting roles in
everything from the TV film about the Tailhook Scandal to one of
John Waters’ latest, Pecker. In Diamond Men she is
the mystery woman who offers the promise of romance, but also danger to Robert
Forster’s vulnerable salesman.
Guy (Tina) has worked in
everything from Spike Lee films to Broadway shows like “Chicago.” She sings, dances, and plays comedy and
drama with equal ease. She’s been seen
in TV series, like last year’s “Ladies Man,” “NYPD Blue” “Touched By An Angel”
and “Melrose Place.” She rose to fame
as the co-star of the long running series, “A Different World.” She then went on to sing and dance both off
Broadway and on in productions including “Beehive,” “Leader of the Pack” and a
revival of “The Wiz.”
She is a
familiar figure on TV and the movies, most recently completing a string of
independent features like Guinevere and Heresay. In Diamond Men she plays a
fiesty business woman with a sentimental attachment to Donnie Wahlberg.
(Tip) is a well-known face from
movies, television, and the Broadway stage. In the past year Mr. Coe has
appeared in four features, including Big Eden and The Omega
Code. He will next be seen as Vanessa Redgrave ‘s love interest in A
Rumor of Angels. Mr. Coe has
played key supporting roles in over 40 feature films, from Dustin Hoffman’s
boss in Kramer Vs. Kramer to a scheming husband in The
Stepford Wives, to a doomed newlywed in the American remake of Cousins. He originated many roles on and off
Broadway, including singing parts in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” and
“Mame.” His television work includes
recurring roles in “LA Law” and over a hundred other episodics. In Diamond Men Mr. Coe plays a
jeweler with a weakness for a much younger woman.