Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg

Highest Rated: 94% Arrival (2016)

Lowest Rated: 37% Cut Bank (2014)

Birthday: Jul 05, 1968

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

While award-winning stage actor Michael Stuhlbarg was known in New York theater circles since the 1990s, he was considered a relative unknown when the Coen Brothers cast him as the lead in their 2009 feature, "A Serious Man." Among Stuhlbarg's calling cards were his chameleonic versatility, including his ability (and willingness) to wildly alter his physical appearance, as well as a talent that could toe the line between comedy and tragedy. He appeared in a number of Shakespeare in the Park productions in New York, including starring roles in "Hamlet" and "Richard II," and garnered a Tony Award nomination in 2005 for his supporting Broadway role in "The Pillowman." Prior to 2009, Stuhlbarg made a few supporting film appearances and found he was curiously at home in period pieces, but it was his "Serious Man" breakout that truly showcased the soulfulness and expressive face of the stage-to-screen crossover talent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 56% Shirley Stanley Hyman (Character) - 2020
88% 73% The Post Abe Rosenthal (Character) $81.4M 2017
92% 72% The Shape of Water Dr. Robert Hoffstetler (Character) $63.3M 2017
94% 86% Call Me by Your Name Mr. Perlman (Character) $18M 2017
89% 86% Doctor Strange Dr. Nicodemus West (Character) $232.6M 2016
76% 72% Miss Sloane Pat Connors (Character) $3.5M 2016
94% 82% Arrival Agent Halpern (Character) $100.5M 2016
74% 57% Miles Ahead Harper Hamilton (Character) $2.6M 2016
85% 73% Steve Jobs Andy Hertzfeld (Character) $17.8M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carvalho's Journey Narrator - 2015
74% 79% Trumbo Edward G. Robinson (Character) $7.9M 2015
37% 29% Cut Bank Derby Milton (Character) - 2014
78% 61% The 50 Year Argument Narrator - 2014
72% 66% Pawn Sacrifice Paul Marshall (Character) $2.4M 2014
91% 77% Blue Jasmine Dr. Flicker (Character) $33.4M 2013
60% 60% Hitchcock Lew Wasserman (Character) $6M 2012
68% 70% Men in Black 3 Griffin (Character) $179M 2012
89% 81% Lincoln George Zeaman (Character) $182.2M 2012
93% 78% Hugo Rene Tabard (Character) $73.8M 2011
90% 68% A Serious Man Larry Gopnik (Character) $9.2M 2009
80% 48% Afterschool Unknown (Character) $2.6K 2008
No Score Yet 89% The Key to Reserva Louis Bernard (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 70% The Hunley Wicks (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
67% No Score Yet Traitors Rowe (Character) 2019
88% 65% The Looming Tower Richard Clarke (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jewish Film Showcase Narrator 2017
91% 84% Fargo Sy Feltz (Guest Star) 2017
90% 77% Transparent Chaim (Guest Star) 2015-2016
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Arnold Rothstein (Character) 2010-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet God in America Unknown (Character) 2010
97% 86% Ugly Betty Heinrich (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jerry (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006

QUOTES FROM Michael Stuhlbarg CHARACTERS

Edward G. Robinson says: They're Nazis. They're just too cheap to buy the uniforms.

Griffin says: negative possibilities are multiplying as we speak

Griffin says: Negative possibilities are multiplying as we speak.

Griffin says: This is my new favorite moment in human history! Unless this is the one where K forgot to leave a tip... (He looks over to K's tip-less plate, then looks up. We see a meteorite heading for Earth.)

Griffin says: This is my new favorite moment in human history! Unless this is the one where K forgot to leave a tip... [he looks over to K's tip-less plate, then looks up. We see a meteorite heading for Earth]

Agent K says: (Re-enters, and leaves a tip. He looks to Griffin...) Almost forgot.

Agent K says: [re-enters, and leaves a tip. He looks to Griffin] Almost forgot.

Griffin says: (The meteorite is intercepted by a satellite. Griffin looks to the camera.) That was a close one!

Griffin says: [the meteorite is intercepted by a satellite. Griffin looks to the camera] That was a close one!

Griffin says: Ah! That was a close one! *smile*

Griffin says: Ah! That was a close one! [smile]

Griffin says: A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.

Agent J says: This is how you see things?

Griffin says: It's a huge pain in the ass, but it has its moments!

Rabbi Scott says: No, of course not. I am the junior rabbi. And it's true, the point-of-view of somebody who's older and perhaps had similar problems might be more valid. And you should see the senior rabbi as well, by all means. Or even Minda if you can get in, he's quite busy. But maybe - can I share something with you? Because I too have had the feeling of losing track of Hashem, which is the problem here. I too have forgotten how to see Him in the world. And when that happens you think, well, if I can't see Him, He isn't there any more, He's gone. But that's not the case. You just need to remember how to see Him. Am I right? [He rises and goes to the window]

Rabbi Scott says: I mean, the parking lot here. Not much to see. It is a different angle on the same parking lot we saw from the Hebrew school window. But if you imagine yourself a visitor, somebody who isn't familiar with these... autos and such... somebody still with a capacity for wonder... Someone with a fresh... perspective. That's what it is, Larry.

Larry Gopnik says: Um...

Rabbi Scott says: Because with the right perspective you can see Hashem, you know, reaching into the world. He is in the world, not just in shul. It sounds to me like you're looking at the world, looking at your wife, through tired eyes. It sounds like she's become a sort of... thing... a problem... a thing...

Larry Gopnik says: Well, she's, she's seeing Sy Ableman.

Rabbi Scott says: Well, she's, she's seeing Sy Ableman.

Larry Gopnik says: She's, they're planning, that's why they want the Gett.

Rabbi Scott says: Oh. I'm sorry.

Larry Gopnik says: It was his idea.

Rabbi Scott says: Well, they do need a Gett to remarry in the faith. But this is life. For you too. You can't cut yourself off from the mystical or you'll be-you'll remain-completely lost. You have to see these things as expressions of God's will. You don't have to like it, of course. Larry Gopnik: The boss isn't always right, but he's always the boss.

Larry Gopnik says: The boss isn't always right, but he's always the boss.

Rabbi Scott says: Ha-ha-ha! That's right, things aren't so bad. Look at the parking lot, Larry. [Rabbi Scott gazes out, marveling]

Rabbi Scott says: Just look at that parking lot.

Griffin says: where there is death will always be death

Griffin says: Well, where there is death there will always be death.

Griffin says: the bitterest of truths is better than the sweetest of lies

Griffin says: The bitterest truth is better than the sweetest lie.

Griffin says: "My new favorite moment in the universe."

Griffin says: My new favorite moment in the universe.

Griffin says: A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.

Griffin says: The bitterest truth is better than the sweetest lie.

Griffin says: All you gotta do is jump.

Obadiah Price says: All you gotta do is jump.

Jeffrey Price says: All you gotta do is jump.

J says: You want me to jump?!

Young Agent K says: You want me to jump?!

Griffin says: Time-jump.

Obadiah Price says: Time-jump.

Jeffrey Price says: Time-jump.

Griffin says: First we gotta get high.

Jeffrey Price says: First we gotta get high.

J says: My man, for real?

Young Agent K says: My man, for real?

Griffin says: No, real HIGH

Griffin says: No, real HIGH.

Jeffrey Price says: No, real HIGH.

Griffin says: First we gotta get high.

Larry Gopnik says: The Uncertainty Principle. It proves we can't ever really know... what's going on. So it shouldn't bother you. Not being able to figure anything out. Although you will be responsible for this on the mid-term.