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Justin Bartha Biography

Justin Bartha Grew Up: Outside of Detroit, Michigan

Role That Kind of Got Him Noticed: 
Starring with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in the ill-fated "Gigli."

Justin Bartha Biography (Courtesy of Touchstone and "National Treasure"): November 18, 2004 - Justin Bartha (Riley Poole in "National Treasure") previously starred in Sidney Lumet¡¦s ¡§Thought Crimes¡¨ opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Glenn Close for HBO Films. The film follows three intertwined stories, each exploring crime and punishment in the wake of the September 11th attacks. ¡§Thought Crimes¡¨ was written by Tom Fontana and was produced by Fontana and Barry Levinson. Justin also garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor in Martin Brest¡¦s ¡§Gigli¡¨ opposite Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

As a filmmaker, Bartha wrote and directed a short film, ¡§Highs and Lows,¡¨ which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March 2003. Additionally, he wrote, produced, and starred in the MTV pilot, ¡§The Dustin and Justin Show,¡¨ a satirical take on an entertainment magazine program, executive produced by Todd Phillips. Justin trained at New York University¡¦s Meisner Extension and currently resides in New York.

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