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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
August 24, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Alumnus Stars in Upcoming Movie "The Good Shepherd" with Robert De Niro

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama graduate Gabriel Macht (A1994) will be starring in "The Good Shepherd" with Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie, scheduled for release in 2006. Macht earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Drama.

Patrick Wilson (A1995) was originally cast for Macht's role in "The Good Shepherd." However, due to a scheduling conflict with his upcoming film, "Little Children," Wilson had to decline the role. Wilson has starred in several Hollywood films, including "The Alamo" (2004) and Andrew Lloyd Weber's "The Phantom of the Opera" (2004). He also received an Emmy® Award nomination for his role in HBO's "Angels in America."

Macht is known for his roles in the BBC thriller, "Archangel." Macht has also guest-starred on "Sex and The City" as Barkley, the infamous model, and appeared off-Broadway as Elvis Presley (aka "The Visitor") in comedian Steve Martin's 1995 production of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

Macht has performed in several Hollywood movies, including "Behind Enemy Lines" in 2001, "Bad Company" in 2002, "The Recruit" in 2003 and "A Love Song for Bobby Long" in 2004.

Among his other credits are the television movie "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" and the stage production of "La Ronde," which was directed by Joanne Woodward at the Williamstown Theater Festival.

The School of Drama is one of the nation's most distinguished degree-granting theatre programs and is one of five schools within Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs.

For more information on the School of Drama or the College of Fine Arts, contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765, or by email at or visit


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