Scoot McNairy is an American actor and producer known for his roles in the feature films In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Monsters, Argo, Killing Them Softly, Promised Land, Non-Stop and Gone Girl.
He is best known to television viewers for his starring role as Gordon Clark, president of Cardiff Electric, in the period drama series Halt and Catch Fire.
McNairy also appears in Zach Snyder's Batman vs. Superman and David Gordon Green's Our Brand is Crisis, opposite Sandra Bullock and Anthony Mackie.
He starred in Ben Affleck's Argo, Gus Van Sant's Promised Land, and played the lead role opposite Brad Pitt in Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly. He also starred opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore in Non-Stop; in Steve McQueen's Best Picture winner Twelve Years a Slave; and in Touchy Feely opposite Ellen Page.
McNairy's other film credits include Lenny Abrahamson's Frank opposite Michael Fassbender; David Michod's project The Rover opposite Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson; and David Fincher's Gone Girl opposite Ben Affleck. He can also be seen starring in Kevin MacDonald's film Black Sea, opposite Jude Law.
McNairy was nominated for Best Actor at the 2010 British Independent Film Awards for his work in the critically acclaimed film Monsters from director Gareth Edwards. Other prestigious nominees included Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent. His film In Search of a Midnight Kiss, which he both starred in and produced, won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards.
Along with his longtime friend and manager John Pierce, McNairy formed The Group Films, which is in post-production on the film Frank and Cindy, the theatrical adaption of the award-winning documentary of the same name, starring Rene Russo and Oliver Platt.
McNairy also produced the sequel to his hit film Monsters, titled Monsters – Dark Continent.