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David Strathairn – MovieActors.com

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Strathairn in GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK.

About David Strathairn (1949 – )

On January 26, 1949, in San Francisco, California, David Strathairn was born the son of medical professionals. His mother, Mary Francis was a nurse, and his father, Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., was a doctor. DAvid is of English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and 1/16th Chinese descent. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. Tom is a teacher.

David Strathairn attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with director John Sayles. Sayles regularly casts David Strathairn in his films.

David Strathairn joined the Ringling Brothers Clown College in Florida and worked as a clown with a traveling circus.

After that experience, David relocated to New York State and hitchhiked across America, working in local theaters.

RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7; (1980), directed by John Sayles, was David Strathairn's first major role. SILKWOOD;(1983), THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET;(1984), MATEWAN;(1987), DOMINICK AND EUGENE;(1988), and EIGHT MEN OUT;(1988) were some of the other early Sayles films that David had major roles in, to add to his list of successes, that were just beginning.

In 2006, David was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK;(2005).

In 2010, David won a Best Supporting Actor Primetime Emmy for his performance as Dr. Carlock, in the TV Movie, TEMPLE GRANDIN, that was directed by George Clooney. David also was nominated for a Golden Globe for this same performance.

In 2012, David was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Best Supporting actor award for his performance in HEMMINGWAY AND GELLHORN.

David Strathairn married Logan Goodman and they have two children. Tay Strathairn, David Strathairn's son, acted in LONE STAR, in 1996.

David Strathairn's notable credits include...

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015)
CLEMENTINE (2014)
NO GOD NO MASTER(2013)
LINCOLN (2012)
THE TEMPEST (2010)
HOWL (2010)
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (2008)
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH (2007)
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007)
MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (2007)
RACING DAYLIGHT (2007)
FRACTURE (2007)
WE ARE MARSHALL (2006)
THE SENSATION OF SIGHT (2006)
HEAVENS FALL (2006)
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE (2005)
GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2005)
THE ROOT (2003)
BLUE CAR (2002)
THE VICTIM (2001)
THE MIRACLE WORKER (2000)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1999)
LIMBO (1999)
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997)
IN THE GLOAMING (1997)
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (1995)
THE RIVER WILD (1994)
THE FIRM (1993)
PASSION FISH (1992)
O PIONEERS (1992)
CITY OF HOPE (1991)
HEAT WAVE (1990)
MEMPHIS BELL (1990)
THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD (TV) (1987-1990)
EIGHT MEN OUT (1988)
SILKWOOD (1983)
RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7 (1980)

Awards won by David Strathairn include...

Online Film Critics Society Awards – GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2006)
Coppa Volpi Award – GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2005)

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David Strathairn in THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007).

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Strathairn in GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2005).

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David Strathairn in
MEMPHIS BELLE
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David Strathairn in LINCOLN (2012).

 

 

 

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