Geoffrey Horne

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Geoffrey Horne
Born (1933-08-22) August 22, 1933 (age 83)
US embassy, US territory,
within Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation Actor and acting coach
Years active 1955–present

Geoffrey Horne (born August 22, 1933) is an American actor, director, and acting coach at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. His screen credits include The Bridge on the River Kwai, Bonjour Tristesse, The Strange One, Two People, The Twilight Zone episode "The Gift" in 1962, and as Wade Norton in "The Guests" episode of The Outer Limits.


A life member of The Actors Studio,[1] Horne was almost cast as Bud Stamper in Splendor in the Grass by the film's director, Studio co-founder Elia Kazan, but the role eventually went instead to Warren Beatty.[2] Around the same time, Horne was also auditioned by Federico Fellini for the lead in La Dolce Vita, which ultimately went to Marcello Mastroianni.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Horne is currently married to Billie Andersson and resides in New York, where he teaches acting at New York University. Previously, he had been married to actress Collin Wilcox, Robin Schierenbeck Horne and Nancy Berg.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 
  2. ^ Fonda, Jane (2009-04-09). "From Emma Willard to Lee Strasberg All in One Night". Jane's Blog. Retrieved 2012-12-12.  "He and I auditioned together for Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass for the roles that Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood eventually ended up with."
  3. ^ City of New York Hall of Records, 2000

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