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Steven Hill is a Actor American born on 24 february 1922 at Seattle (USA)

Steven Hill

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Birth name Solomon Krakovsky
Nationality USA
Birth 24 february 1922 at Seattle (USA)
Death 23 august 2016 (at 94 years)

Steven Hill (born February 24, 1922) is a retired American film and television actor. His two better-known roles are District Attorney Adam Schiff on the NBC TV drama series Law & Order, whom he portrayed for ten seasons (1990–2000), and Dan Briggs, the original team leader of the Impossible Missions Force on the CBS television series Mission: Impossible, whom he portrayed in the initial season of the show (1966–67).

Biography

Hill and his first wife, Selma Stern, were married in 1951 and had four children before divorcing in 1964. Hill married his second wife, Rachel, in 1967 and they have five children.


His Orthodox Judaism
Appearing in the play A Far Country in 1961 had a profound effect on Hill's later life. In one scene, a patient screams at Freud, "You are a Jew!" This caused Hill to think about his religion. "In the pause that followed I would think, 'What about this?' I slowly became aware that there was something more profound going on in the world than just plays and movies and TV shows. I was provoked to explore my religion." He was inspired by Rabbi Yakov Yosef Twersky (1899–1968), the late Skverrer Rebbe, to adhere to strict Orthodox Judaism, observing a kosher diet, praying three times a day, wearing a four-cornered fringed garment beneath his clothes, and strictly observing Shabbat. This made Hill unavailable for Friday night or Saturday matinee performances, effectively ending his stage career and closing many roles to him in the movies, most notably The Sand Pebbles.

Best films

Yentl (1983)
(Actor)
Raw Deal (1986)
(Actor)
The Slender Thread (1965)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Steven Hill (23 films)

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Actor

Assata aka Joanne Chesimard, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Warly Ceriani, Patrick Dempsey, Steven Hill
Roles Sundiata Acoli

The film is a biography of Assata Shakur, a controversial member of the Black Panther movement.
The Firm
The Firm (1993)
, 2h34
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Mafia films, Films about the labor movement, Gangster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook
Roles F. Denton Voyles
Rating68% 3.448673.448673.448673.448673.44867
Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) is a young man from an impoverished background, but with a promising future in law. About to graduate from Harvard Law School near the top of his class, he receives a generous job offer from Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a small, boutique firm in Memphis specializing in accounting and tax law. He and his wife, Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), move to Memphis and Mitch sets to work studying to pass the Tennessee bar exam. Avery Tolar (Gene Hackman), one of the firm's senior partners, becomes his mentor and begins introducing Mitch to BL&Ls professional culture, which demands complete loyalty, strict confidentiality, and a willingness to charge exceptional fees for their services. Seduced by the money and perks showered on him, including a house and car, he is at first totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his new employer, although Abby has her suspicions. Mitch passes the bar exam and begins working long hours that put a strain on his marriage. Working closely with Avery, Mitch learns that most of the Firm's work involves helping wealthy clients hide large amounts of money in off-shore shell corporations and other dubious tax-avoidance schemes. While on a trip to the Cayman Islands on behalf of a client, Mitch lets himself be seduced by a local woman. But the encounter is a set-up and their tryst on the beach is photographed by people working for the firm's sinister "head of security", Bill DeVasher (Wilford Brimley), who uses it to blackmail Mitch into keeping quiet about what he knows.
Billy Bathgate, 1h42
Directed by Robert Benton, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi
Roles Otto Berman
Rating58% 2.949322.949322.949322.949322.94932
Billy Behan is a poor teenage boy from the Bronx. One day he catches the attention of gangster Dutch Schultz. Changing his last name to Bathgate, after a local street, he goes to work for Schultz's organization, serving mostly as a gopher for Schultz. Billy is present when Schultz murders his former partner Bo Weinberg, who Schultz believes betrayed him. Schultz then begins a relationship with Weinberg's beautiful, married, girlfriend, Drew Preston.
White Palace, 1h43
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan, Steven Hill
Roles Sol Horowitz
Rating64% 3.246873.246873.246873.246873.24687
27-year-old St. Louis advertising executive, Max Baron (James Spader), has completely shut himself off from the world in the two years since the auto accident that killed his wife Janey (Maria Pitillo). On the way to the bachelor party of his friend, Neil (Jason Alexander), he picks up 50 burgers from a diner called White Palace. At the party, he discovers that the order is six burgers short and, to the ridicule of his friends, returns to the restaurant to complain. In a moment that defines his initial character, Max declares, "It's the principle." He is roundly mocked by his cohorts who make it clear that they favor money over principle.
The Boost
The Boost (1988)
, 1h35
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, Kelle Kerr, John Rothman
Roles Max Sherman
Rating59% 2.996252.996252.996252.996252.99625
Lenny Brown is a real-estate hustler looking to strike it rich. He is married to Linda, a paralegal and amateur dancer. The two are poor in money but rich in love. Linda vows to stick with her husband until she "falls off the earth." He moves to California and goes to work for a prosperous businessman, Max Sherman, selling lucrative investments in tax shelters.
Running on Empty, 2h
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, Martha Plimpton, Alice Drummond, L. M. Kit Carson
Roles Donald Patterson
Rating75% 3.7983853.7983853.7983853.7983853.798385
The story revolves around parents Annie and Arthur Pope (Lahti and Hirsch) who in the 1970s were responsible for the anti-war protest bombing of a napalm laboratory. The incident accidentally blinded and paralyzed a janitor who wasn't supposed to be there. They've been on the run ever since, relying on an underground network of supporters who help them financially. At the time of the incident, their son Danny (Phoenix) was two years old. As the film begins, he is in his late teens, and the family (along with younger son Harry) are again relocating and assuming new identities.
Raw Deal
Raw Deal (1986)
, 1h46
Directed by John Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar, Steven Hill
Roles Martin Lamanski
Rating56% 2.8020752.8020752.8020752.8020752.802075
On December 16, 1985, in a remote wooded cabin, a mob informant is under protection by the FBI. They are ambushed by a hit squad who brutally slaughter the bodyguards and the witness. One of the agents killed is Blair Shannon, son of FBI Chief Harry Shannon (Darren McGavin), who vows revenge.
Brighton Beach Memoirs, 1h49
Directed by Gene Saks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Théâtre, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays
Actors Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner, Fyvush Finkel, Judith Ivey, Bob Dishy, Jason Alexander
Roles Mr. Stroheim
Rating67% 3.3971953.3971953.3971953.3971953.397195
Se déroulant à Brighton Beach, quartier de Brooklyn à New York en Septembre 1937, cette comédie douce-amère suit l'entrée dans l'age adulte de Eugene Morris Jerome, un adolescent juif d'origine polonaise. Il affronte à la fois la puberté, la découverte de sexualité et l'affirmation de son identité.
Heartburn
Heartburn (1986)
, 1h48
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels, Miloš Forman, Maureen Stapleton
Roles Rachel's Father
Rating60% 3.04933.04933.04933.04933.0493
New York City food writer Rachel Samstat and Washington, D.C. political columnist Mark Forman meet at a mutual friend's wedding and, after a whirlwind courtship, they marry, despite Rachel's reservations. They purchase a dilapidated Georgetown townhouse in Washington D.C. and the ongoing and seemingly never-ending renovations create some stress in their relationship. Rachel, overjoyed to discover she is pregnant, is determined to make her marriage work and becomes a stay-at-home mom. When she discovers evidence of Mark's extramarital affair with socialite Thelma Rice during her pregnancy with her second child, she leaves him and takes their daughter Annie to New York, where she moves in with her father and tries to jump start her career. Mark eventually convinces her to return home, but when it is obvious his philandering will never end, Rachel leaves him for good.
Legal Eagles, 1h56
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill
Roles Bower
Rating60% 3.000063.000063.000063.000063.00006
Tom Logan (Robert Redford) is an Assistant District Attorney in the New York City District Attorney's Office, who is on his way to becoming the new District Attorney. Into his life enters Laura Kelly (Debra Winger), an attorney who is representing Chelsea Deardon (Daryl Hannah). Chelsea is accused of stealing a painting from an art dealer, Victor Taft (Terence Stamp). However, Chelsea claims that the painting is actually hers, as her father made it for her and signed it to her on her 8th birthday 18 years ago - the same day that her father and most of his paintings went up in smoke in a mysterious fire.
Garbo Talks, 1h43
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Betty Comden, Catherine Hicks, Steven Hill
Roles Walter Rolfe
Rating63% 3.1971153.1971153.1971153.1971153.197115
Estelle Rolfe's social activism and quick temper cause a lot of inconvenience for her grown son Gilbert, who often must go to a New York City jail precinct to pay her bail.
Teachers
Teachers (1984)
, 1h47
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, Judd Hirsch, Richard Mulligan, Morgan Freeman
Roles Sloane
Rating60% 3.046863.046863.046863.046863.04686
The film opens with a typical Monday morning at John F. Kennedy High School; "typical" events including a fight between teachers, a student with a stab wound and talk of an upcoming lawsuit. We meet haggard Vice Principal Roger Rubell (Judd Hirsch) and clueless Principal Eugene Horn (William Schallert), as well as stuffy lawyer and JFK alumna Lisa Hammond (JoBeth Williams), who is in charge of taking depositions for the Calvin case, in which a recent graduate is suing the school for granting him a diploma despite his illiteracy.
Yentl
Yentl (1983)
, 2h12
Directed by Barbra Streisand
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Doreen Mantle
Roles Reb Alter Vishkower
Rating65% 3.2996153.2996153.2996153.2996153.299615
Barbra Streisand portrays Yentl Mendel, a girl living in an Ashkenazi shtetl named Pechev in Poland in the early 20th century. Yentl's father, Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff), secretly instructs her in the Talmud despite the proscription of such study by women according to the custom of her community.
Eyewitness
Eyewitness (1981)
, 1h43
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods, Morgan Freeman, Steven Hill
Roles Lieutenant Jacobs
Rating58% 2.9476352.9476352.9476352.9476352.947635
New York janitor Daryll Deever (Hurt) is an avid fan of television news reporter Tony Sokolow (Weaver). A wealthy man suspected of criminal connections is murdered in Daryll's office building and Tony suspects Deever knows something about it.