Up 3,351 this week

Lee Strasberg (1901–1982)

Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was through the Actors Studio, where he became director ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: October

Of course the return of "The Walking Dead" is on our radar this month. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about in IMDb Picks.

Visit IMDb Picks

Live Twitter Q&A With Matt Ross for 'Captain Fantastic'

Join us for a live Twitter Q&A with Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross on Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Make sure to follow IMDb on Twitter and send your questions now to #IMDbAskMatt.

Follow IMDb on Twitter

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 people
created 17 Jan 2014
a list of 25 people
created 28 Mar 2014
a list of 38 people
created 10 May 2014
a list of 40 people
created 18 Jan 2015
a list of 37 people
created 11 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Lee Strasberg's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Godfather: Part II
...and justice for all.
Going in Style
The Cassandra Crossing
The Cassandra Crossing Herman Kaplan


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (10 credits)
 1981 Skokie (TV Movie)
Morton Weisman
 1979 Going in Style
 1979 Boardwalk
David Rosen
 1979 ...and justice for all.
Grandpa Sam
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Hyman Roth
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Hyman Roth (credit only)
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Herman Kaplan
 1953 China Venture
 1937 Parnell
Pat (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Art director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Johnny Johnson. Musical comedy. Written by Paul Green. Music by Kurt Weill. Musical Direction by Lehman Engel. Directed by Lee Strasberg. 44th Street Theatre: 19 Nov 1936- 16 Jan 1937 (68 performances). Cast: Luther Adler (as "English Sergeant"), Peter Ainsley, Kate Allen, James Blake, Roman Bohnen (as "Grandpa Joe"), Phoebe ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:


5' 5" (1.65 m)

Did You Know?


Lee Strasberg's oldest son, John Strasberg, like his father, also teaches at the Actors' Studio, Manhattan, New York City, New York, but is not the managing director or administrator, as Lee was. Lee's roles as both managing director and administrator of the Actors' Studio are now filled by an incredible SIX people! Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino serve as co-Presidents of the whole ... See more »


Teacher and managing director of the Actor's Studio for more than 30 years, especially well known for teaching "The Method." See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
A great influence paulr-18
Anyone attend his school? jm_23
I love Mr. Strasberg! Winter23
happy birthday lee Dr-girlfriend
Discuss Lee Strasberg on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page