David Strathairn

Highest Rated:
100% Temple Grandin (2010)
Lowest Rated:
1% Twisted (2004)
Birthday:
Jan 26
Birthplace:
San Francisco, California
Bio:
One of the more underrated actors in Hollywood, tall, soft-spoken David Straithairn has earned almost consistent critical appreciation for his work in a number of films, most notably his many collaborations with director John Sayles. Born in San Francisco on January 26, 1949, Straithairn gained an…

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
  • Actor
-- 2015
7% Maladies
  • Delmar
-- 2014
69% No God, No Master
  • William Flynn
$6.8k 2014
73% Godzilla
  • Admiral William Stenz
$200.7M 2014
Root
  • Actor
-- 2013
Lincoln@Gettysburg
  • Actor
-- 2013
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • John Dos Passo
-- 2012
90% Lincoln
  • William Seward
$182.2M 2012
55% The Bourne Legacy
  • Noah Vosen
$113.2M 2012
Odysseus In America
  • Actor
-- 2011
74% The Whistleblower
  • Peter Ward
$1.1M 2011
100% Temple Grandin
  • Dr. Carlock
-- 2010
63% Howl
  • Ralph McIntosh
$0.6M 2010
30% The Tempest
  • King Alonso
$0.3M 2010
74% Cold Souls
  • Dr. Flintstein
$0.7M 2009
31% The Uninvited
  • Steven
$28.6M 2009
80% The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Arthur Spiderwick
$71.1M 2008
50% The Sensation of Sight
  • Producer
  • Finn
-- 2008
94% The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Noah Vosen
$227.2M 2007
47% My Blueberry Nights
  • Arnie
$0.7M 2007
72% Fracture
  • Joe Lobruto
$39.0M 2007
82% Trumbo
  • Actor
$28.1k 2007
Racing Daylight
  • Henry
-- 2007
Steel Toes
  • Actor
-- 2007
Heavens Fall
  • Judge James Horton
-- 2006
49% We Are Marshall
  • President Dedmon
$43.5M 2006
56% The Notorious Bettie Page
  • Senator Estes Kefauver
$1.4M 2006
93% Good Night, And Good Luck
  • Edward R. Murrow
$31.5M 2005
Missing In America
  • Henry
-- 2005
Unbelievable Truth
  • Actor
-- 2005
Willa Cather: The Road is All
  • Narrator
-- 2005
1% Twisted
  • Dr. Melvin Frank
$25.0M 2004
Limbo
  • Joe Gastineau
-- 2004
Paradise
  • Actor
-- 2004
81% Blue Car
  • Mr. Auster
$0.4M 2003
Lathe of Heaven
  • Actor
-- 2002
Master Spy: The Life Of Robert P. Hanssen
  • Actor
-- 2002
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story
  • Jack Hoschouer
-- 2002
49% Harrison's Flowers
  • Harrison Lloyd
$1.6M 2002
Ball in the House (Relative Evil)
  • Dr. Charlie
-- 2001
Speakeasy
  • Actor
-- 2001
Freedom Song
  • Peter Crowley
-- 2000
The Miracle Worker
  • Captain Keller
-- 2000
The Giraffe (Meschugge)
  • Actor
-- 2000
A Good Baby
  • Truman
-- 1999
72% Limbo
  • Actor
-- 1999
67% A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Theseus
-- 1999
The Climb
  • Earl Himes
-- 1999
65% A Map of the World
  • Howard Goodwin
-- 1999
Evidence Of Blood
  • Actor
-- 1998
85% Bad Manners
  • Wes
-- 1998
44% Simon Birch
  • Reverend Russell
-- 1998
50% With Friends Like These
  • Armand Minetti
-- 1998
Song of Hiawatha
  • Actor
-- 1997
99% L.A. Confidential
  • Pierce Patchett
-- 1997
In the Gloaming
  • Actor
-- 1997
Beyond the Call
  • Actor
-- 1996
Stand Off
  • Actor
-- 1995
82% Dolores Claiborne
  • Joe St. Goerge
-- 1995
63% Home for the Holidays
  • Russell Terziak
-- 1995
45% Losing Isaiah
  • Charles Lewin
-- 1995
55% The River Wild
  • Tom
-- 1994
Broken Vows
  • Actor
-- 1994
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • Getso
-- 1993
75% The Firm
  • Ray McDeere
-- 1993
69% Lost in Yonkers
  • Johnny
-- 1993
Benny Goodman - Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing
  • Narrator
-- 1993
81% Sneakers
  • Erwin "Whistler" Emory
-- 1992
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even
  • Keith Powers
-- 1992
52% Shadows and Fog
  • Actor
-- 1992
100% Passion Fish
  • Rennie
-- 1992
100% Bob Roberts
  • Bug's Attorney Mack Laflin
-- 1992
76% A League of Their Own
  • Ira Lowenstein
-- 1992
94% City of Hope
  • Asteroid
-- 1991
O Pioneers
  • Carl Linstrum
-- 1991
Without Warning: The James Brady Story
  • Doctor Art Kobrine
-- 1991
Son of the Morning Star
  • Actor
-- 1991
Heat Wave
  • Bill
-- 1990
Judgment
  • Father Frank Aubert
-- 1990
75% Memphis Belle
  • Commanding Officer
-- 1990
Feud
  • The Stranger
-- 1989
Day One
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
-- 1989
100% Dominick and Eugene
  • Martin Chernak
-- 1988
85% Eight Men Out
  • Eddie Cicotte
-- 1988
Call Me
  • Sam
-- 1988
Stars and Bars
  • Charlie
-- 1988
93% Matewan
  • Police Chief Sid Hatfield
-- 1987
84% At Close Range
  • Tony Pine
-- 1986
Broken Vows
  • Actor
-- 1986
When Nature Calls (The Outdoorsters)
  • Weejun
-- 1985
92% Brother From Another Planet
  • Bounty Hunter
-- 1984
Iceman
  • Dr. Singe
-- 1984
40% Lovesick
  • Marvin Zuckerman
-- 1983
70% Silkwood
  • Wesley
-- 1983
80% Return of the Secaucus Seven
  • Ron
-- 1980


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
100% Alphas
2011-2012
  • Dr. Leigh Rosen
  • Dr. Lee Rosen
2011 - 2012
House
2004-2012
  • Nash
2010
American Experience
1988-2014
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
2009
91% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Robert Wegler
2004

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Quotes from David Strathairn's Characters

    1. Admiral William Stenz: This alpha predator of yours doctor, do you really think he has a chance?
    2. Dr. Ishiro Seriwaza: The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around. Let them fight.
    From Godzilla. Submitted by Dinofoux O (3 months ago)
    1. Edward R. Murrow: You always were yellea.
    2. Fred Friendly: Yeah well it's better than being red.
    From Good Night, And Good Luck. Submitted by Lucas B (15 months ago)
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