Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt portrayed The Man in Black in X-Men: First Class.

Significant roles

  • Randy Steckle in Flatliners (1990)
  • Harvey in Beethoven (1992)
  • Jeremy in Indecent Proposal (1993)
  • Porthos in The Three Musketeers (1993)
  • Paul Bunyan in Tall Tale (1995)
  • Dennis Cahill in Executive Decision (1996)
  • Harry Rex Vonner in A Time to Kill (1996)
  • Maffio Venier in Dangerous Beauty (1998)
  • Dennis Murphy in Bulworth (1998)
  • Dr. Mark Weller in Dr. Dolittle (1998)
  • Ben Goodrich in Simon Birch (1998)
  • Hector Cyr in Lake Placid (1999)
  • Peter Steinberg in Three to Tango (1999)
  • Rupert Burns in The Bicentennial Man (1999)
  • Fulvio Nesstra in Gun Shy (2000)
  • Jimmy King in Ready to Rumble (2000)
  • Wallace Benton in Deadline (2000-2001)
  • Dr. Louis Sachs in Don't Say a Word (2001)
  • Oliver Babish in West Wing (2001-2005)
  • Jim Burns in Pieces of April (2003)
  • Judge Jack Moran in Queens Supreme (2003-2007)
  • Russell Tupper in Huff (2004-2006)
  • Pete Van Heuten in The Ice Harvest (2005)
  • Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It (2007)
  • Marc Jacobson in The Ten (2007)
  • George Steinbrenner in The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
  • Jeff in Martian Child (2007)
  • Freddy Prune in Nip/Tuck (2007-2008)
  • Bob Zelnick in Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • High Priest in Year One (2009)
  • Carl Anheuser in 2012 (2009)
  • Paul Jamison in The Big C (2010)


  • "The Man In Black runs a super secret division of the CIA devoted to investigating the application of mental telepathy and paranormal power in military defense. He has long been a laughing stock of the Agency because of this. His department is known as 'Division X'."
  • "When Charles and Mystique become ensnared with the Agency, the Man in Black diverts them to his division with a deft bureaucratic sleight of hand. Erik soon joins them and The X-Men flourish under MIB's protection."
  • "The best part of the movie was working with the cast; McAvoy, Fassbender, Jenn, Rose. Working with John Dykstra, one of the seminal figures of modern special effects. Hanging with my old buddy K Bacon in London even though we didn't get to work together."
  • "I became a fan of X-Men through the movies."
  • "If I had a mutant power it would be to plant ideas in powerful people's minds."
  • "Grew up with Superman, Batman, Green Hornet, Asterix (yes he's a superhero!!). Love the new Batman and Iron Man flicks."