Canadian-born actor Joshua Close bowed onscreen in the early 2000s and immediately cultivated and honed a reputation for tackling difficult, emotionally demanding roles. Assignments included the lead in Twist (2003), a gritty, violent and profane contemporization of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist; a small but potent turn as the college friend of the demon-possessed title character in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005); and an obsessed young documentarian in George A. Romero's gore-drenched Diary of the Dead (2007). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi