Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Born: July 5, 1968
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor

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Michael Stuhlbarg is an American actor. He rose to prominence as troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stuhlbarg has appeared in numerous films and television series portraying real life figures, such as George Yeaman in Lincoln (2012), Lew Wasserman in Hitchcock (2012), Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs (2015), Edward G. Robinson in Trumbo (2015), Abe Rosenthal in The Post (2017), and Arnold Rothstein in HBO's Boardwalk Empire (2010–2013). Other notable supporting roles include Men in Black 3 (2012), Blue Jasmine (2013), Arrival (2016), and Doctor Strange (2016), as well as the third season of the anthology television series Fargo (2017). In 2017, Stuhlbarg appeared in the critically acclaimed productions Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water and The Post, all three of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as receiving several wins and nominations from critics and other award groups.

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Film, for me, has been a process of learning on the job. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I think the theater work and the on-camera work feed off each other. My theater work has become more simple, and my on-camera work has become more energized or more spontaneous. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I wanted to be a cartoonist. I was one of those kids who sat around and drew in my room all the time. Time
I was raised in a reform synagogue. I think we all bring with us a sense of when hard things happen to us, we find ourselves asking questions of why are these things happening to me at this time in my life. I think in that sense, there's a certain resonance that I carry. It's more of a spiritual resonance as opposed to particularly of Judaism. Life ;Time
I was thrown into a community production of 'Bye Bye Birdie' or something when I was a kid. I wanted to just build the sets, but I wasn't allowed to just build the sets unless I auditioned for the play. So I auditioned for the play and was thrown into the chorus. During the course of that I fell in love with it, and I never really turned back. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I've done a lot of theater work that has been quite diverse. I feel very fortunate to have had many different people think of me in many different ways. So, as an actor that's all you - all I want is diversity. So far in film and television work I have done has not been as diverse, and I hope it grows to be. Hope ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've found in my own life, if you try to struggle against what the universe is telling you, you set yourself up for more of a battle. Life
Most of the people in New York are very often from somewhere else.
My mom and my dad are ebullient people, and I think I carry that with me. Families, Children & Parenting
Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming. Life

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