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LUKAS HAAS (CLIFTON HANGAR)

Lukas Haas’ career first took off with his portrayal of a young Amish boy who witnesses the murder of an undercover cop in the 1985 Harrison Ford hit Witness. Age seven at the time, Haas won moviegoers’ hearts and critical acclaim with his performance, and soon landed starring roles in such films as Lady In White, The Wizard of Loneliness and Alan & Naomi. He was subsequently nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of AIDS sufferer Ryan White in the controversial TV movie, “The Ryan White Story.”

Haas continued to distinguish himself in big-screen starring roles opposite Jessica Lange in the Costa-Gavras- directed The Music Box; with Robert Duvall and Laura Dern in Rambling Rose; and alongside John C. Reilly and Winona Ryder in Boys. He went on to work with acclaimed directors such as Woody Allen in Everyone Says I Love You, Tim Burton in Mars Attacks!, and Alan Rudolph in The Breakfast of Champions, to name a few. Onstage, Haas performed with Steve Martin and Robin Williams in Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” directed by Mike Nichols at Lincoln Center.

More recently, Haas appeared in the 2005 indie hit Brick, released by Focus Features after screening in competition at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; Gus Van Sant’s The Last Days, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was later released by HBO Films; MGM’s Material Girls, in which he portrays an attorney doing pro bono work for two sisters; The Tripper, a slasher-film spoof directed by David Arquette; and Who Loves the Sun with Adam Scott and Molly Parker, in which he stars as a jilted ex-husband. In 2007, he starred in the Kevin Connolly-directed Gardener of Eden, produced by Graham King and Leonardo DiCaprio; and in 2008, he starred opposite Kim Basinger in While She Was Out, as well as appearing in Death in Love, a harrowing family drama which was in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

In addition to his film work, Haas continues to pursue his other passion: music. He has performed with the band Outkast and with Macy Gray, and has just completed his own EP.