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Watch Thor The Dark World Online Academy Award-nominated actor Jude Law, best known in recent years for his portrayal of Dr. John Watson in the "Sherlock Holmes" series, got his start on the British stage. He earned a spot with the National Youth Music Theatre Watch Thor 2 Online at the age of 13 and starred in its production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" three years later. While he soon moved on to television and film work, stage acting has always been Law's first love, and he has returned to live acting many times. Watch Blue is the Warmest Color Online

Watch Thor The Dark World Online Law's first feature-film role was in 1994's "Shopping," Watch Thor 2 Online a dystopian sci-fi tale of criminal youth. His first major American role followed three years later, playing opposite Ethan Hawke in the science fiction thriller "Gattaca." The same year, he married actress Sadie Frost and began the Natural Nylon production company with two of his long-time friends, Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller. Watch Bad Grandpa Online

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Watch Frozen Online 2001 saw Law starring in the World War II film "Enemy at the Gates," which told a fictionalized version of the exploits of Soviet marksman Vasily Zaytsev and his protracted duel against a Wehrmacht sniper named Erwin Konig, played by Ed Harris. He Watch Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues Online also took a role as Gigolo Joe in Stephen Spielberg's science fiction epic "A.I.," a film originally developed by Stanley Kubrick from the Brian Aldiss short story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" decades earlier. Watch A Madea Christmas Online

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Watch American Hustle Online In 2007, Law returned to his live acting roots with "Realtime Movie Trailer," an experimental production directed by Jason Martin. The short film appeared in the form of a movie trailer and ran in theaters throughout London, advertising a live show on November 30. Watch Inside Llewyn Davis Online

Watch The Hunger Games catching Fire Online Audience members who attended the live production saw the scenes from the "trailer" expanded into a full movie-length production, albeit one performed live for one time only. That same year, he received the Order of Arts and Letters in France, granted the "Chevalier" or "Knight" rank in the order. Lost Girl Season 4 Episode 7

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