Michael Stuhlbarg

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Michael Stuhlbarg
Born (1968-07-05) July 5, 1968 (age 46)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Michael S. Stuhlbarg[1] (born July 5, 1968)[2] is an American actor. He is best known for portraying organized crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man.

Early life[edit]

Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California,[3] the son of Susan and Mort Stuhlbarg.[4] He was raised in Reform Judaism.[2] He trained at The Juilliard School in New York City,[5] where he was a member of the Drama Division's Group 21 (1988–1992).[6] He graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992.

Stuhlbarg studied acting at the University of California at Los Angeles,[7] the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the University of London. He also studied mime with Marcel Marceau.[8]

Career[edit]

Stuhlbarg appeared in several stage productions, including award-winning performances in Old Wicked Songs in 1996, Long Day's Journey into Night in 1997, and The Pillowman in 2005 (for which he won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and received his first Tony Award nomination).[9] He has appeared in a number of television shows, including Law & Order, Ugly Betty, and The American Experience.

Since 2010, Stuhlbarg has played organized crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. His film credits had been limited to a handful of minor roles, including a lawyer in Body of Lies and a hedge fund consultant in Cold Souls,[9] until the Coen brothers' 2009 dark comedy A Serious Man, in which he starred as troubled 1960s university professor Larry Gopnik. He was nominated for a Golden Globe.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Price Above Rubies, AA Price Above Rubies Young Hassid
2001 Grey Zone, TheThe Grey Zone Cohen
2008 Afterschool Mr. Burke
2008 Body of Lies Ferris' Attorney
2009 Cold Souls Hedge Fund Consultant
2009 Serious Man, AA Serious Man Larry Gopnik Independent Spirit Awards - Robert Altman Award
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuoso Award
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
2011 Hugo René Tabard
2012 Men in Black 3 Griffin
2012 Seven Psychopaths Tommy
2012 Lincoln George Yeaman
2012 Hitchcock Lew Wasserman
2013 Blue Jasmine Dr. Flicker[10]
2014 Cut Bank Joe Barrett
2014 Pawn Sacrifice
2015 Miles Ahead
2015 Trumbo Edward G. Robinson

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Marcel Costas Episode: "Slither"
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jerry 2 episodes
2006–2010 American Experience, TheThe American Experience Various Characters 4 episodes
2008 Law & Order Timothy Pace Episode: "Bogeyman"
2009 Ugly Betty Heinrich 1 episode
2010–2013 Boardwalk Empire Arnold Rothstein 32 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  2. ^ a b Wloszczyna, Susan (October 11, 2009). "Michael Stuhlbarg: Coen brothers get their 'Serious Man'". USA Today. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Michael Stuhlbarg". Broadway.com. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/michael-stuhlbarg/bio/298785
  5. ^ a b Grosz, Christy (September 13, 2009). "The Coens found Michael Stuhlbarg to be 'A Serious Man'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  7. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Michael Stuhlbarg". Back Stage. September 3, 1999. 
  9. ^ a b "Cast and Crew – Michael Stuhlbarg". FilmInFocus.com. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine". Sony Pictures. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 

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