Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg (/ˈstuːlˌbɑːrɡ/; born July 5, 1968) is an American actor. He rose to prominence as troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stuhlbarg has appeared in numerous films and television series portraying real life figures, such as George Yeaman in Lincoln (2012), Lew Wasserman in Hitchcock (2012), Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs (2015), Edward G. Robinson in Trumbo (2015), Abe Rosenthal in The Post (2017), Stanley Edgar Hyman in Shirley (2020), Arnold Rothstein in HBO's Boardwalk Empire (2010–2013), Richard A. Clarke in The Looming Tower (2018), and as Richard Sackler in Dopesick (2021). His performance in The Looming Tower earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Stuhlbarg's other notable supporting roles include Hugo (2011), Men in Black 3 (2012), Blue Jasmine (2013), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Arrival (2016), and Doctor Strange (2016), the third season of the anthology television series Fargo (2017), as well as on the Showtime series Your Honor (2020-present). In 2017, Stuhlbarg appeared in the films Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water, and The Post, all three of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. For Call Me By Your Name, Stuhlbarg received multiple film critics' award nominations in the supporting actor category. On stage, Stuhlbarg has acted in numerous productions including ...

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Lincoln (2012)

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The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Blue Jasmine (2013)

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After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

The Grey Zone (2001)

A Nazi doctor—along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews—find themselves in a moral grey zone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Daniel Benzali  •  Velizar Binev  •  Steve Buscemi

A Nazi doctor—along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews—find themselves in a moral grey zone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Daniel Benzali  •  Velizar Binev  •  Steve Buscemi

The Key to Reserva (2007)

Finding an unfinished script written by Alfred Hitchcock himself, Martin Scorsese attempts to recreate it himself as Hitchcock would have.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Kelli O'Hara  •  Simon Baker  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

Finding an unfinished script written by Alfred Hitchcock himself, Martin Scorsese attempts to recreate it himself as Hitchcock would have.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Kelli O'Hara  •  Simon Baker  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014)

Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike. With her elongated, race-horse physique, she became the new prototype for the great George ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Buirski
CAST:  Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Marianne Bower

Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike. With her elongated, race-horse physique, she became the new prototype for the great George ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Buirski
CAST:  Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Marianne Bower

Hitchcock (2012)

Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho." When the studio refuses to back the picture, Hitchcock decides to pay for it himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sacha Gervasi
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Helen Mirren  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  James D'Arcy

Following his great success with "North by Northwest," director Alfred Hitchcock makes a daring choice for his next project: an adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho." When the studio refuses to back the picture, Hitchcock decides to pay for it himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sacha Gervasi
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Helen Mirren  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  James D'Arcy

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

The Shape of Water (2017)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Doug Jones  •  Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Lauren Lee Smith

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Doug Jones  •  Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Lauren Lee Smith

Hugo (2011)

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Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Sacha Baron Cohen

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Sacha Baron Cohen

The Hunley (1999)

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Chris Bauer  •  Gerry Becker

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Chris Bauer  •  Gerry Becker

Men in Black 3 (2012)

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Agents J and K are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Josh Brolin  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

Agents J and K are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Josh Brolin  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

Cold Souls (2009)

Paul is agonising over his interpretation of 'Uncle Vanya' and, paralysed by anxiety, stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. He enlists their services—only to discover that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sophie Barthes
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Emily Watson  •  Dina Korzun  •  David Strathairn

Paul is agonising over his interpretation of 'Uncle Vanya' and, paralysed by anxiety, stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by extracting souls. He enlists their services—only to discover that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sophie Barthes
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Emily Watson  •  Dina Korzun  •  David Strathairn

Afterschool (2008)

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A prep-school student accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Campos
CAST:  Ezra Miller  •  Jeremy Allen White  •  Emory Cohen  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

A prep-school student accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Campos
CAST:  Ezra Miller  •  Jeremy Allen White  •  Emory Cohen  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

A Price Above Rubies (1998)

About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boaz Yakin
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Julianna Margulies  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Allen Payne

About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boaz Yakin
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Julianna Margulies  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Allen Payne

The 50 Year Argument (2014)

Follows the waves of literary, political, and cultural history as charted by the The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over 50 years. Provocative, idiosyncratic and incendiary, the film weaves rarely seen archival material, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  David Tedeschi
CAST:  Michael Chabon  •  Norman Mailer  •  Joan Didion  •  Barbara Epstein

Follows the waves of literary, political, and cultural history as charted by the The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over 50 years. Provocative, idiosyncratic and incendiary, the film weaves rarely seen archival material, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  David Tedeschi
CAST:  Michael Chabon  •  Norman Mailer  •  Joan Didion  •  Barbara Epstein

Doctor Strange (2016)

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After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Rachel McAdams

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Derrickson
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Rachel McAdams

Cut Bank (2014)

25-year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in motion a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the town forever...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Shakman
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  John Malkovich

25-year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in motion a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the town forever...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Shakman
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  John Malkovich

Pawn Sacrifice (2015)

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American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Lily Rabe  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Liev Schreiber

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Lily Rabe  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Liev Schreiber

Miss Sloane (2016)

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Mark Strong  •  Gugu Mbatha-Raw  •  Alison Pill

An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Mark Strong  •  Gugu Mbatha-Raw  •  Alison Pill

Arrival (2016)

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Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Michael Stuhlbarg

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Michael Stuhlbarg
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