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David Strathairn is a Actor American born on 26 january 1949 at San Francisco (USA)

David Strathairn

David Strathairn
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Birth name David Russell Strathairn
Nationality USA
Birth 26 january 1949 (70 years) at San Francisco (USA)

David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying journalist Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck. He is recognized for his role as CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum, a role he reprised in 2012's The Bourne Legacy. He played a prominent role as Dr. Lee Rosen on the Syfy series Alphas from 2011 to 2012 and played Secretary of State William Henry Seward in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

Biography

David Strathairn suit les cours de comédie du Williams College, ayant pour camarade le réalisateur John Sayles, qui le fera tourner dans plusieurs films. Une fois diplômé, il s'engage en Floride dans une troupe de cirque ambulante et part sur les routes pendant six mois. Quand il arrive à New York, Strathairn joue plusieurs années au théâtre.


Carrière
John Sayles lui fait démarrer sa carrière cinématographique dans Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980). Sayles lui offre par la suite de nombreux rôles dans Matewan (1987), Les Coulisses de l'exploit (1988), City of Hope (1991) et Passion Fish (1992), film qui le fait révéler par la critique et le public. Il retournera avec Sayles en 1998 dans Limbo.

Toujours en 1992, il apparaît la même année dans Une équipe hors du commun avec Tom Hanks et Les Experts avec Robert Redford et Sidney Poitier.

David Strathairn est apparu dans plusieurs films dans les années 1990 : frère d'un avocat incarné par Tom Cruise dans La Firme (1993) de Sydney Pollack, mari de Meryl Streep aux prises à des malfaiteurs aux cours de vacances en rafting dans La Rivière sauvage (1994), de Curtis Hanson, qu'il retrouvera trois ans plus tard dans l'oscarisé L.A. Confidential où Strathairn incarne le milliardaire Pierce Patchett.

Il apparaît aussi au générique de Dolores Claiborne de Taylor Hackford, en incarnant le mari de Kathy Bates et le père de Jennifer Jason Leigh en 1995.

Le réalisateur français Élie Chouraqui lui fait interpréter un grand photographe couvrant un reportage dans la Yougoslavie en guerre dans Harrison's Flowers, avec Andie MacDowell, qui interprète son épouse.

Pour sa seconde réalisation, George Clooney lui confie le rôle principal du film Good Night and Good Luck, celui du journaliste Edward R. Murrow, qui lui vaut le prix du Meilleur Acteur lors de la 62e Mostra de Venise et nommé à l'Oscar du meilleur acteur.

Après des apparitions dans la série Les Soprano, l'acteur tourne dans le film My Blueberry Nights de Wong Kar-wai, où il interprète un alcoolique.

À la fin des années 2000, il tourne dans les thrillers La Faille de Gregory Hoblit, le troisième volet de la saga Jason Bourne (La Vengeance dans la peau) et le film fantastique Les Chroniques de Spiderwick.

De 2015 à 2016, il tient le rôle régulier du Directeur dans The Blacklist, série phare de NBC.

Best films

Godzilla (2014)
(Actor)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
(Actor)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
(Actor)
Lincoln (2012)
(Actor)
The River Wild (1994)
(Actor)
Fracture (2007)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Sayles
John Sayles
(8 films)
Maggie Renzi
Maggie Renzi
(7 films)
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(5 films)
Bob Gunton
Bob Gunton
(5 films)
Tony Gilroy
Tony Gilroy
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Strathairn (81 films)

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Actor

November Criminals, 1h25
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Tessa Albertson, Terry Kinney
Roles Theo
Rating52% 2.6492452.6492452.6492452.6492452.649245
Se sentant coupable du décès de sa mère, Addison, un jeune étudiant, enquête sur le meurtre de son meilleur ami avec l'aide de Phoebe, une de ses amies dont il est amoureux.
Darkest Hour, 2h5
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ronald Pickup, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
Roles Franklin D. Roosevelt (voice)
Rating73% 3.698953.698953.698953.698953.69895
En mai 1940, Winston Churchill devient Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, en pleine Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa détermination à combattre les Allemands sera décisive pour la suite des événements.
American Pastoral, 1h48
Directed by Fisher Stevens, Ewan McGregor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Mandy Patinkin, Dakota Fanning, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Connelly, Ewan McGregor, Rupert Evans
Roles Nathan Zuckerman
Rating60% 3.048913.048913.048913.048913.04891
Fin des années soixante, Seymour Levov (Ewan McGregor), un riche homme d'affaires, est marié à une très belle femme (Jennifer Connelly ) et mène une vie paisible... jusqu'au jour où sa fille (Dakota Fanning) devient une militante pacifiste contre la guerre du Vietnam et fait exploser un bureau de poste.
Louder Than Bombs, 1h49
Directed by Joachim Trier
Origin Norvege
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, Amy Ryan, Rachel Brosnahan
Roles Richard Weissman
Rating65% 3.2996653.2996653.2996653.2996653.299665
Alors que se prépare une exposition consacrée à la célèbre photographe Isabelle Reed trois ans après sa mort accidentelle, son mari et ses deux fils sont amenés à se réunir dans la maison familiale et évoquer ensemble les fantômes du passé…
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2h2
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton
Roles Ty Burley
Rating65% 3.2985353.2985353.2985353.2985353.298535
Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor travel to San Diego, California to propose a plan to hotel magnate Ty Burley for buying and opening a second hotel in India as a companion to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are told that a company inspector will anonymously visit India to evaluate the project.
Godzilla
Godzilla (2014)
, 2h3
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Richard T. Jones
Roles Admiral William Stenz
Rating63% 3.1979653.1979653.1979653.1979653.197965
In 1954, a nuclear bomb is detonated at the moment a giant creature emerges from the ocean. In 1999, Project Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham investigate a colossal skeleton unearthed in a collapsed mine in the Philippines. They find two spores; one dormant and one hatched that made a trail into the sea. In Japan, the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant experiences unusual seismic activity and Supervisor Joe Brody sends his wife Sandra and a team of technicians into the reactor. A tremor breaches the reactor, leaving Sandra and her team unable to escape while the plant collapses.
No God, No Master
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Crime
Actors David Strathairn, Samuel Witwer, Ray Wise, Edoardo Ballerini, James Madio, Mariana Klaveno
Roles William Flynn
Rating59% 2.9556052.9556052.9556052.9556052.955605
When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy. Based on true events of the 1920s, the film sets the stage for a timely drama with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it.
The Bourne Legacy, 2h15
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Robot films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney
Roles Noah Vosen
Rating66% 3.3461153.3461153.3461153.3461153.346115
The CIA lost trace of Jason Bourne's whereabouts in Moscow six weeks ago. Meanwhile, Aaron Cross is a government operative assigned to Operation Outcome, a Department of Defense black operation program using experimental pills known as "chems" to enhance the physical and mental abilities of their users. Aaron is assigned to Alaska for a training exercise, where he must survive weather extremes and traverse rugged terrain in order to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who informs Aaron that he has broken the mission record by two days.
Lincoln
Lincoln (2012)
, 2h30
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Politique, Films about racism, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles William Seward
Rating73% 3.6971753.6971753.6971753.6971753.697175
In January 1865, President Abraham Lincoln expects the Civil War to end within a month. However, he is concerned that his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation may be discarded by the courts once the war has concluded and that the Thirteenth Amendment be defeated by the returning slave states. Lincoln feels it is imperative to pass the amendment by the end of the month, thus removing any possibility that slaves who have already been freed may be re-enslaved. The Radical Republicans fear the amendment will be defeated by some who merely wish to delay its passage; the support of the amendment by Republicans in the border states is not yet assured either, since they prioritize the issue of ending the war. Even if all of them are ultimately brought on board, the amendment will still require the support of several Democratic congressmen if it is to pass. With dozens of Democrats having just become lame ducks after losing their re-election campaigns in the fall of 1864, some of Lincoln's advisors believe that he should wait until the new Republican-heavy Congress is seated, presumably giving the amendment an easier road to passage. Lincoln, however, remains adamant about having the amendment in place and the issue of slavery settled before the war is concluded and the southern states readmitted into the Union.
Hemingway & Gellhorn, 2h34
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Brooke Adams, Molly Parker, Connie Nielsen
Roles John Dos Passos
Rating62% 3.1499253.1499253.1499253.1499253.149925
Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a Key West bar. They ran into each other again in Spain where they were both covering the Spanish Civil War. They were staying in the same hotel on the same floor, and she resisted his advances. However, during a bombing raid, they found themselves trapped in the same room, and lust overcame them. They became lovers and stayed in Spain until 1939. In 1940 Hemingway divorced his second wife so that they could marry. Over time she became prominent in her own right. In 1945 she asked Hemingway for a divorce. He credits her with inspiring him to write the novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Maladies
Maladies (2012)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Actors James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Jon Prescott, Jermaine Crawford, Alan Cumming

Maladies is divided into chapters, titled "Feelings", "Symmetry", and "I See You". The course of the narrative lacks a specific timeframe; although the environment, setting and costumes appears designed for the early 1960s, repeated allusions to the cult leader Jim Jones in the film are somewhat jolting, as the footage of Jones used is from 1978. The film follows the foibles of its four main characters as they seek to resolve "maladies" that make it difficult for them to relate with one another and cope with themselves. James (James Franco) is an ex-TV star cum writer who finds himself unable to complete a novel. Patricia (Fallon Goodson), James' sister, is unable to speak. Catherine (Catherine Keener), their house-painter, is a cross-dresser. And Delmar, their neighbor (David Strathairn), must struggle with his unrequited love for James.
The Whistleblower, 1h52
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci
Roles Peter Ward
Rating71% 3.5975953.5975953.5975953.5975953.597595
Kathryn Bolkovac is a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska, who accepts an offer to work with the United Nations International Police in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina for a UK company, Democra Security (a pseudonym for DynCorp International). After successfully advocating for a Muslim woman who experienced domestic abuse, Kathryn is appointed head of the department of gender affairs.
Howl
Howl (2010)
, 1h24
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Prescott
Roles Ralph McIntosh
Rating67% 3.3995553.3995553.3995553.3995553.399555
Howl explores the super smash bros and works of 20th-century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. Constructed in a nonlinear fashion, the film juxtaposes historical events with a variety of cinematic techniques. It reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s (as portrayed by James Franco). It also re-enacts Ginsberg's debut performance of "Howl" at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955 in black-and-white. The reading was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the San Francisco Renaissance. In addition, parts of the poem are interpreted through animated sequences. Finally, these events are juxtaposed with color images of the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco poet and City Lights Bookstore co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was the first person to publish "Howl" in Howl and Other Poems.
Temple Grandin, 1h43
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Films about cows, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Melissa Farman, Barry Tubb
Roles Professor Carlock
Rating82% 4.147624.147624.147624.147624.14762
The film covers Temple Grandin's life through a series of flashbacks. As a child, Grandin (Danes) was uncommunicative and prone to tantrums and is diagnosed with autism. The medical consensus at the time was that autism was a form of schizophrenia resulting from insufficient maternal affection. Despite recommendations to place her in an institution, Grandin's mother (Ormond) hires therapists and works to help her daughter adapt to social interaction.