Lee Strasberg

Lee Strasberg

Highest Rated: 96% The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Cassandra Crossing (1977)

Birthday: Nov 17, 1901

Birthplace: Budzanów, Austria-Hungary

One of America's leading proponents of Method acting. Strasberg arrived in the USA at age nine, co-founded the influential, left-leaning Group Theater in 1930 and became artistic director of the newly formed Actors Studio in 1948. Strasberg and his associates, through their teaching of the Method at the Studio, heavily influenced the course of American screen acting; students included Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman and Shelley Winters. In 1969 he set up the Lee Strasberg Institute, with chapters in Los Angeles and New York. He himself acted in only a handful of films (his first and best part was as a workaday Jewish mobster in 1974's "The Godfather, Part II" for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination).

Highest rated movies

The Godfather, Part II
Going in Style
...And Justice for All
The Cassandra Crossing




No Score Yet 33% Skokie Morton Weisman (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acting: Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio Self - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boardwalk David Rosen (Character) - 1979
82% 74% Going in Style Willie (Character) - 1979
82% 80% ...And Justice for All Grandpa Sam (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Tenant Frank (Character) - 1978
30% 52% The Cassandra Crossing Herman Kaplan (Character) - 1977
96% 97% The Godfather, Part II Hyman Roth (Character) - 1974