David Strathairn

David Strathairn

Highest Rated: 100% Passion Fish (1992)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 26, 1949

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

In spite of his prolific body of work, actor David Strathairn remained somewhat apart from Hollywood, thanks to his long-standing collaboration with friend and former college friend John Sayles, who directed the actor in several of the filmmaker's independent movies. Following his debut in Sayles' "The Return of the Secaucus Seven" (1980), Strathairn branched out to more mainstream fare with a supporting role in "Silkwood" (1983) and delivered one of his finer performances in "Eight Men Out" (1988), in which he played the morally flawed pitcher Eddie Cicotte from the famed Black Sox. After another acclaimed Sayles performance - this time as the off-kilter street wretch, Asteroid, in "City of Hope" (1991) - Strathairn began to stretch his wings with supporting roles in major studio productions: He was Tom Cruise's jailbird brother in "The Firm" (1993), Meryl Streep's workaholic husband in "The River Wild" (1994) and the upscale purveyor of prostitution, Pierce Pratchett, in "L.A. Confidential" (1997). He also delivered strong turns on the small screen, as he did portraying the emotionally distant father of a son with AIDS in "In the Gloaming" (HBO, 1997) and Helen Keller's father in the remake of "The Miracle Worker" (ABC, 2000). But it was his performance as the iconic news anchor Edward R. Murrow, who openly challenged Senator Joseph McCarthy during the height of the Red Scare, in George Clooney's excellent period drama "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005), as well as his portrayal of ruthless CIA officer Noah Vosen in "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), that propelled his career to a new level.

Highest rated movies

Temple Grandin
Passion Fish
L.A. Confidential
City of Hope
Matewan
Nomadland
Good Night, and Good Luck.
The Bourne Ultimatum

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where the Crawdads Sing Tom Milton (Character) - 2022
80% 68% Nightmare Alley Pete Krumbein (Character) $11.3M 2021
93% 82% Nomadland Dave (Character) - 2020
32% 41% The Devil Has a Name Unknown (Character) - 2020
40% 67% Walkaway Joe Joe Haley (Character) - 2020
42% 83% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Admiral William Stenz (Character) $110.5M 2019
80% 59% Fast Color Ellis (Character) $74.7K 2018
60% 64% An Interview With God The Man (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 62% UFO Franklin Ahls (Character) - 2018
0% 24% November Criminals Theo Schacht (Character) - 2017
23% 30% American Pastoral Nathan Zuckerman (Character) $541.5K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Does Not Want Peace Unknown (Character) - 2016
44% 47% The Debt Nathan (Character) - 2015
72% 52% Back Home Richard Weissman (Character) $163.2K 2015
65% 59% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Ty Burley (Character) $33.0M 2015
76% 66% Godzilla Admiral William Stenz (Character) $200.7M 2014
73% 46% No God, No Master William Flynn (Character) $6.7K 2012
5% 33% Maladies Delmar (Character) - 2012
49% 41% Hemingway & Gellhorn John Dos Passos (Character) - 2012
89% 81% Lincoln Secretary of State William Seward (Character) $182.2M 2012
55% 58% The Bourne Legacy Noah Vosen (Character) $113.2M 2012
75% 71% The Whistleblower Peter Ward (Character) $1.1M 2010
30% 28% The Tempest King Alonso (Character) $263.4K 2010
63% 58% Howl Ralph McIntosh (Character) $617.3K 2010
100% 94% Temple Grandin Dr. Carlock (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Odysseus in America Narrator - 2010
75% 54% Cold Souls Dr. Flintstein (Character) $903.1K 2009
32% 49% The Uninvited Steven (Character) $28.6M 2009
81% 63% The Spiderwick Chronicles Arthur Spiderwick (Character) $71.1M 2008
No Score Yet 35% Racing Daylight Henry Becker / Harry Stokes (Character) - 2007
84% 78% Trumbo Unknown (Character) $108.3K 2007
45% 61% My Blueberry Nights Arnie (Character) $866.8K 2007
92% 91% The Bourne Ultimatum Noah Vosen (Character) $227.4M 2007
72% 73% Fracture D.A. Joe Lobruto (Character) $39.0M 2007
No Score Yet 61% Steel Toes Danny Dunckelman (Character) - 2006
50% 58% The Sensation of Sight Finn (Character) $23.1K 2006
No Score Yet 62% Heavens Fall Judge James Horton (Character) - 2006
48% 79% We Are Marshall Donald Dedmon (Character) $43.5M 2006
57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Estes Kefauver (Character) $1.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shovel Paul Mullin (Character) - 2006
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Edward R. Murrow (Character) $31.5M 2005
No Score Yet 71% Missing in America Henry (Character) - 2005
1% 31% Twisted Dr. Melvin Frank (Character) $25.2M 2004
No Score Yet 57% Speakeasy Bruce Hickman (Character) - 2002
81% 65% Blue Car Auster (Character) $464.1K 2002
No Score Yet 52% Lathe of Heaven Mannie (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 7% Ball in the House Dr. Charlie (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 62% Freedom Song Peter Crowley (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 78% The Miracle Worker Captain Keller (Character) - 2000
49% 76% Harrison's Flowers Harrison Lloyd (Character) $1.8M 2000
66% 55% A Map of the World Howard Goodwin (Character) $593.6K 1999
No Score Yet 65% A Good Baby Truman Lester (Character) - 1999
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Theseus (Character) - 1999
72% 69% Limbo Joe Gastineau a.k.a. Jumpin' Joe Gastineau (Character) $2.0M 1999
No Score Yet 51% Evidence of Blood Jackson Kinley (Character) - 1998
50% 40% With Friends Like These... Armand Minetti (Character) - 1998
44% 77% Simon Birch Rev. Russell (Character) $18.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meschugge Charles Kaminski (Character) - 1998
99% 94% L.A. Confidential Pierce Morehouse Patchett (Character) $64.6M 1997
No Score Yet 74% In the Gloaming Martin (Character) - 1997
85% 40% Bad Manners Wes (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 93% The Climb Earl Himes (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Call Russell Cates (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 65% The Song of Hiawatha Marcel (Character) - 1996
63% 75% Mother Night Lieutenant Bernard B. O'Hare (Character) $390.5K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand Off John McCowan (Character) - 1996
85% 82% Dolores Claiborne Joe St. George (Character) $22.8M 1995
45% 73% Losing Isaiah Charles Lewin (Character) $3.7M 1995
64% 72% Home for the Holidays Russell Terziak (Character) $17.0M 1995
57% 51% The River Wild Tom Hartman (Character) $46.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet April One John McCowan (Character) - 1994
50% 30% A Dangerous Woman Getso (Character) $1.1M 1993
75% 64% The Firm Ray McDeere (Character) $157.0M 1993
71% 77% Lost in Yonkers Johnny (Character) $9.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Clock Young Arthur Huntington (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 60% Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Keith (Character) $270.4K 1992
79% 80% Sneakers Erwin 'Whistler' Emory (Character) $50.6M 1992
80% 84% A League of Their Own Ira Lowenstein (Character) $105.1M 1992
100% 83% Passion Fish Rennie (Character) $2.4M 1992
No Score Yet 44% O Pioneers! Carl Linstrum (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning: The James Brady Story Dr. Art Kobrine (Character) - 1991
94% 82% City of Hope Asteroid (Character) $1.3M 1991
No Score Yet 17% Judgment Father Frank Aubert (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat Wave Bill Thomas (Character) - 1990
67% 79% Memphis Belle Col. Craig Harriman (Character) $25.5M 1990
No Score Yet 60% Day One J. Robert Oppenheimer (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 40% The Feud The Stranger (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 15% Call Me Sam (Character) $58.3K 1988
76% 72% Dominick and Eugene Martin Chernak (Character) $843.9K 1988
86% 79% Eight Men Out Eddie Cicotte (Character) $4.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Vows Stuart Chase (Character) - 1987
94% 93% Matewan Sid Hatfield (Character) $23.9K 1987
86% 79% At Close Range Tony Pine (Character) $560.7K 1986
No Score Yet 36% When Nature Calls Weejun (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 48% Iceman Dr. Singe (Character) - 1984
76% 78% Silkwood Wesley (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Jerry (Character) - 1983
81% 74% Return of the Secaucus 7 Ron Des Gargans (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Narrator 2012-2013 2015-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2022
57% 87% Interrogation Henry Fisher (Character) 2020
94% 92% The Expanse Kales Ashford (Character) 2019
71% 88% McMafia Semiyon Kleiman (Character) 2018
91% 80% The Blacklist The Director (Guest Star) 2015
81% 77% Alphas Dr. Lee Rosen (Character) 2011-2012
90% 96% House Nash (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 100% American Experience Unknown (Character) 2009
91% 89% Monk Patrick Kloster (Guest Star) 2008
92% 97% The Sopranos Robert Wegler (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Apple Agent Will Preecher (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Morning Star Capt. William F. Benteen (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Sheriff Matthew Stemkowski (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985