Birth name Murray Abraham Stello NationalityUSA Birth 24 october 1939 (79 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.
, 1h35 Directed byLouis Nero OriginItalie GenresDrama, Documentary, Historical ThemesFilms about writers ActorsF. Murray Abraham, Taylor Hackford, Franco Zeffirelli, Christopher Vogler, Silvano Agosti Roles Dante Alter Ego Rating61% 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.
Directed byGiancarlo Giannini GenresDrama, Thriller ActorsGiancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham Rating46% 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.
, 1h54 Directed byRenzo Martinelli GenresDrama, War, Adventure, Historical ActorsF. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Jerzy Skolimowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Antonio Cupo Roles Marco D'Aviano Rating43% 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.
, 1h56 Directed byPeter Greenaway OriginPays-bas GenresBiography, Documentary, Historical ActorsRamsey Nasr, F. Murray Abraham, Giulio Berruti, Anna Louise Hassing, Vincent Riotta, Francesco De Vito Roles The Margrave Rating66% 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.
, 2h19 Directed byRenzo Martinelli OriginItalie GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Romance ActorsRutger Hauer, Raz Degan, F. Murray Abraham, Kasia Smutniak, Hristo Zhivkov, Cécile Cassel Roles Siniscalco Barozzi Rating44% 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.
, 2h47 Directed byJames A. Contner OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Horror ThemesFilms about animals, Films about sharks, Natural horror films ActorsDaryl Hannah, John Schneider, Armand Assante, F. Murray Abraham, Roark Critchlow, Heather McComb Roles Professor Bill Girdler Rating35% 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.