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F. Murray Abraham is a Actor American born on 24 october 1939 at Pittsburgh (USA)

F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham
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Birth name Murray Abraham Stello
Nationality USA
Birth 24 october 1939 (80 years) at Pittsburgh (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham; October 24, 1939) is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984). He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as All the President's Men (1976), Scarface (1983), The Name of the Rose (1986), Last Action Hero (1993), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Finding Forrester (2000), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He is also known for his television and theatre work and is now a regular cast member on the award-winning TV series Homeland.


Abraham has been married to Kate Hannan since 1962; they have two children, Mick and Jamili, and one grandchild.

In January 2010, Abraham was the on-the-scene hero of a real-life crime scene at the Classic Stage Company in New York City, when he traded blows with a thief in the dressing room area during a public rehearsal.

Faith: "I've attended many churches. I grew up as an orthodox Christian and I was an altar boy. I love the Society of Friends, the Quakers. I attended their meetings for almost 15 years. I'm (2008) now attending the First Presbyterian Church of New York because they're such a generous, terrific church with outreach. They reach out to old people, to homeless, to A.A., to cross-dressers; it's truly a church of the teachings of Christ. Religion is essential to my life.

Best films

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Last Action Hero (1993)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Amadeus (1984)
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

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Filmography of F. Murray Abraham (65 films)

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Grimmel the Grisly (voice)
Rating76% 3.847313.847313.847313.847313.84731
Alors que le jeune Harold réalise son rêve, créant une utopie où tous les dragons peuvent vivre en harmonie, son fidèle Krokmou se retrouve distrait par une partenaire sauvage et insaisissable. Quand le danger approche, le dragon et son dresseur sont confrontés à de terribles dilemmes pour sauver leurs deux espèces.
Isle of Dogs, 1h41
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Ken Watanabe
Roles Jupiter (voice)
Rating78% 3.949863.949863.949863.949863.94986
Dans un futur dystopique, dans la ville japonaise de Megasaki, un virus de la grippe canine se propage dans toute la population canine. Le maire autoritaire, Kobayashi, signe un décret bannissant tous les chiens à Trash Island, bien que le scientifique Watanabe insiste sur le fait qu'il est sur le point de trouver un remède. Le premier chien à être banni est Spots, qui appartenait à Atari Kobayashi, le neveu orphelin et pupille du maire.
Robin Hood
Robin Hood (2018)

Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Tim Minchin
Roles Cardinal
Rating53% 2.657342.657342.657342.657342.65734
Récit des débuts de Robin des Bois et de la formation du gang de Sherwood. Robin de Loxley, combattant aguerri revenu des croisades, et un chef maure prennent la tête d’une audacieuse révolte contre la corruption des institutions.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 1h39
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Musical films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Tony Revolori, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan
Roles Old Zero Moustafa
Rating80% 4.0493154.0493154.0493154.0493154.049315
In the present, a teenage girl approaches a monument to a writer in a cemetery. In her arms is a memoir penned by a character known only as "The Author". She starts reading a chapter from the book. The Author begins narrating the tale from his desk in 1985 about a trip he made to the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968.
The Mystery of Dante, 1h35
Directed by Louis Nero
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Taylor Hackford, Franco Zeffirelli, Christopher Vogler, Silvano Agosti
Roles Dante Alter Ego
Rating61% 3.062243.062243.062243.062243.06224
The film investigates the life and philosophy of Dante Alighieri through a series of interviews with intellectuals, artists, masons and men of faith who guide the viewer in discovering a little-known side of the man considered the Father of the Italian language. This includes analysis of the cardinal points of the The Divine Comedy and references to the Western tradition of initiation, secret lodges, membership or not, which accompany the viewer in a different approach to the study of Dante Alighieri. The film's first ten minutes are presented in a found footage format, before seguing into a series on interviews interspersed with occasional animations.
Dead Man Down, 1h57
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Colin Farrell, Terrence Demoustier, Armand Assante, Isabelle Huppert
Roles Gregor
Rating64% 3.2464053.2464053.2464053.2464053.246405
Victor (Colin Farrell) has infiltrated the criminal empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard). His objective is to make Alphonse pay for the murder of his wife and young daughter two years earlier. Victor intends to exact revenge on Alphonse through physical and psychological torture before finally killing him.
Inside Llewyn Davis, 1h45
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham
Roles Bud Grossman
Rating74% 3.7481553.7481553.7481553.7481553.748155
In February 1961, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a struggling folk singer in New York City's Greenwich Village. His musical partner, Mike Timlin, has committed suicide; his recent solo album Inside Llewyn Davis is not selling; he has no money and is sleeping on the couches of friends and acquaintances.
The Gambler Who Wouldn't Die
Directed by Giancarlo Giannini
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham
Rating46% 2.305112.305112.305112.305112.30511
Nikita is an Italian taxi driver who runs over a footballer in an accident and is forced to emigrate to Canada and make a new life. He finds work as a driver for a company of undertakers. One evening, he plays poker in a remote villa outside Toronto. To pay off his gambling debt, a manhunt is proposed: with guns in hand, his creditors will have 20 minutes to hunt him down and kill him. If he survives, Nikita will be considered to have paid his debt.
September Eleven 1683, 1h54
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Jerzy Skolimowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Antonio Cupo
Roles Marco D'Aviano
Rating42% 2.113382.113382.113382.113382.11338
Beginning after the First Siege of Vienna the century before, the film brings viewers through the various conflicts between European Christianity and Turkish Islam which led up to the events of September 11, 1683 and the Battle of Vienna. It shows the alleged circumstances of the 2nd siege of Vienna and the assault of Ottoman Turks led by Kara Mustafa (Enrico Lo Verso) against the Habsburg monarchy. The assault was stopped by King Jan III Sobieski (Jerzy Skolimowski), and curtailed Turkish expansion into European Christendom.
Goltzius and the Pelican Company, 1h56
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Biography, Documentary, Historical
Actors Ramsey Nasr, F. Murray Abraham, Giulio Berruti, Anna Louise Hassing, Vincent Riotta, Francesco De Vito
Roles The Margrave
Rating65% 3.299343.299343.299343.299343.29934
The film is based on the life of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. He seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. Goltzius promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of the Old Testament Biblical stories. Erotic tales of the temptation of Adam and Eve, Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Joseph and Potiphar's wife, Samson and Delilah, and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatizations of these erotic stories for his court.
Barbarossa (2009)
, 2h19
Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Romance
Actors Rutger Hauer, Raz Degan, F. Murray Abraham, Kasia Smutniak, Hristo Zhivkov, Cécile Cassel
Roles Siniscalco Barozzi
Rating44% 2.2147452.2147452.2147452.2147452.214745
Italie, XII siècle. Frédéric Barberousse (Rutger Hauer) rêve de créer un empire universel, en établissant son contrôle politique sur les villes italiennes du Nord et sur le Royaume de Sicile. Plusieurs fois l'empereur descend en Italie pour rétablir sa suprématie contre les visées autonomistes des communes. À une occasion, l'empereur allemand est sauvé par un jeune garçon, fils d'un forgeron milanais, Alberto. Mais Barberousse en vient aux exactions, il envoie l'armée impériale dans des expéditions punitives contre un grand nombre de villes alliées de Milan, assiège enfin cette dernière et, le 10 mars 1162, l'envahit avec ses troupes et la rase jusqu'au sol. Au cours de la bataille périssent les deux frères d'Alberto, dont l'un, Otto, est tué par Alberto lui-même dans une tentative tragique de défendre les murs de Milan.
Shark Swarm, 2h47
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about sharks, Natural horror films
Actors Daryl Hannah, John Schneider, Armand Assante, F. Murray Abraham, Roark Critchlow, Heather McComb
Roles Professor Bill Girdler
Rating34% 1.717241.717241.717241.717241.71724
Corporate real estate tycoon Hamilton Lux (Armand Assante) sets his sights on developing the quaint seaside town of Full Moon Bay into a prime getaway for the wealthy, but runs into some unexpected problems. Lifelong fisherman Daniel Wilder (John Schneider) and wife Brooke (Daryl Hannah) own property exactly where Lux wants to build high-priced condos, and isn't planning to sell. Lux secretly laces the local waters with a toxin deadly to marine life, decimating the fishing industry in an attempt to starve Daniel out. Alas, the chemical react differently on the area's sharks, drastically increasing their aggressive tendencies and transforming them into engines of pure destruction moving in coordinated swarms. Without fish to feed on, shark attacks on humans rapidly increase. Lux uses media contacts to paint the attacks as random incidents. Daniel, his marine biologist brother and a concerned E.P.A. agent must expose Lux's plan and rid the area of the chemically-altered sharks before the town's entire population is devoured by hungry sharks.
Blood Monkey, 1h30
Directed by Robert Young, Robert Malcolm Young
Origin Thailande
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Matt Ryan, Amy Manson, Matt Reeves, Laura Aikman, Sebastian Armesto
Roles Professor Hamilton
Rating32% 1.621381.621381.621381.621381.62138
Anthropological professor Conrad Hamilton attempts to study a new species of primate, possibly the missing link between humanity and the great ape, found in a hidden valley deep within the jungles of Thailand. Hamilton's initial research team tries to capture one of these new (and very large) primates, but fail and are all killed. Hamilton and his assistant Chenne, who survive because they are away from the camp site, scour the area looking for clues and remains of their team.