DAVID STRATHAIRN (Adm. William Stenz) earned an Academy
Award nomination for his performance in George Clooney's acclaimed drama, "Good
Night, and Good Luck." His portrayal of legendary news broadcaster Edward R.
Murrow in the film also brought him the Volpi Cup at the 2005 Venice Film
Festival, as well as Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, BAFTA
Award, Independent Spirit Award and Critics' Choice Award nominations.
Additionally, the cast of "Good Night, and Good Luck." received a SAG Award
nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast. Strathairn has shared in two
more SAG Award nominations in the same category, for Curtis Hanson's "L.A.
Confidential" and, most recently, for Steven Spielberg's epic 2012 biopic
He has enjoyed a long association with director John Sayles, whom he met when
they were students together at Williams College in Massachusetts. Their first
film was "The Return of the Secaucus Seven," which marked Sayles' directing
debut and Strathairn's feature film debut. Strathairn later won an Independent
Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Sayles' "City of
Hope," and also garnered Spirit Award nominations for his work in "Passion Fish"
and "Limbo." They have also collaborated on "The Brother from Another Planet," "Matewan"
and "Eight Men Out."
Strathairn has more than 70 other films to his credit, including a wide range
of both major studio releases and independent features. He has starred in two
installments of the "Bourne" action franchise, Paul Greengrass' "The Bourne
Ultimatum" and Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy." His recent film work also
includes "The Whistleblower," Julie Taymor's screen adaptation of Shakespeare's
"The Tempest," "The Uninvited" and Mark Waters' "The Spiderwick Chronicles."
Also counted among his many diverse credits are "Fracture," with Anthony Hopkins
and Ryan Gosling; "We are Marshall"; "The Notorious Bettie Page"; Philip
Kaufman's "Twisted"; "Harrison's Flowers"; "A Map of the World"; Michael
Hoffman's screen version of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; "Simon
Birch"; Jodie Foster's "Home for the Holidays," joining an all-star cast; Taylor
Hackford's "Dolores Claiborne"; Curtis Hanson's "The River Wild"; Sydney
Pollack's "The Firm"; Phil Alden Robinson's "Sneakers"; and Penny Marshall's "A
League of Their Own."
On the small screen, Strathairn won an Emmy Award and received a Golden Globe
nomination for his role in the 2010 HBO biopic "Temple Grandin." He gained a
second Emmy nomination in 2012 for his work in the HBO movie "Hemingway &
Gelhorn," directed by Philip Kaufman. His previous television work includes a
recurring role on "The Sopranos" and such longform projects as "Paradise,"
"Lathe of Heaven," "The Miracle Worker," "Freedom Song," Christopher Reeve's "In
the Gloaming," "The American Clock," "O Pioneers!," "Son of the Morning Star"
and "Judgment." He also starred on the series "The Days and Nights of Molly
Strathairn has also maintained a high profile in the theatre world, recently
returning to Broadway to star with Jessica Chastain in "The Heiress." He had
made his Broadway debut in 1981 in "Einstein and the Polar Bear," and went on to
star in the plays "The Three Sisters," "Dance of Death" and Salome." He has also
been seen on the stages of such venues as the Manhattan Theatre Club, the New
York Shakespeare Festival, SoHo Rep, the Hartford Stage Company, Ensemble Studio
Theatre and Seattle Repertory.
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