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Eric St. John Earns a Spot in the Official 88th Academy Award Consideration List for Best Actor


Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/04/2016 -- Actor and Producer Eric St. John's latest role as Col. John Ripley in "Ride The Thunder" has earned him a spot in the official list of consideration for an Academy Award for Best Actor in the 88th Academy Awards. Each year the Academy Awards honor cinematic achievements in the film industry, annually the best of the best from the industry are nominated for different categories including best picture, best actors and more. Before the final official nominations are announced to the public in late January, the 88th Academy Award consideration lists have been issued in which Eric St. John's name has been featured along with top actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

Upon receiving the news about his name being listed on the consideration list for best actors, Eric shared his gratitude and happiness with his fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.

"I am grateful and humbled to be on the official list for consideration for an Academy Award for Best Actor in the 88th Academy Awards for my role as Col. John Ripley in Ride the Thunder. It is a tremendous honor to be listed in the company of acting greats like Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio; to be playing the role of Colonel John W. Ripley, an American war hero."- Eric St. John, actor.

"Ride The Thunder", a heroic true story of friendship between American Marine Legend, John Ripley and Vietnamese Hero, Marine Le Ba Binh, traces their fight against the communists during the Vietnam War and the ensuing aftermath of the fall of Vietnam; as Ripley goes home to a divided America and Binh is imprisoned in a communist re-education camp. The gripping tale of friendship, comradeship and treachery has impressed cinema-goers and critics alike, Eric's acting capabilities as Col. John Ripley has received praise from the viewers.

Eric's has also worked in television and is known for his undying love and passion for acting and martial arts. The achievement has motivated him further to continue working with increased vigor and passion.

About Eric St. John
Eric St. John is an American actor residing in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York. Some of his Television and Film credits include General Hospital, Passions, It's a Miracle, Bullet, Being American, True Beauty This Night, Afterlife, Troubled Child, The Shifting, Ride the Thunder and 20 other acting credits.

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