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Michael Stuhlbarg Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 July 1968Long Beach, California, USA
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Stuhlbarg was born on July 5, 1968 in Long Beach, California, USA. He is an actor, known for A Serious Man (2009), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Men in Black 3 (2012). He has been married to Mai-Linh Lofgren since August 2013.

Spouse (1)

Mai-Linh Lofgren (August 2013 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently plays real life characters.

Trivia (6)

He had been a professional stage actor for 10 years when he made his first screen appearance (in an unnamed part) in A Price Above Rubies (1998). It would be another 11 years before he became a well-known screen actor, thanks to the Coen Brothers A Serious Man (2009).
He studied at Juilliard school from 1988 to 1992, having been a member of the Drama Division's Group 21. He studied acting almost around the world, including at University of California in Los Angeles, the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the University of London. He also studied mime with the great Marcel Marceau at the World Centre.
Has been married to Mai-Linh Lofgren since August 2013.
Researched his role as Arnold Rothstein in Boardwalk Empire (2010) so thoroughly that the show's writers often used him as a reference point.
As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: A Serious Man (2009), Hugo (2011) and Lincoln (2012).
He constantly plays real life figures, most notably supporting roles in films such as The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008), Lincoln (2012), Hitchcock (2012), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Trumbo (2015), Steve Jobs (2015) and Miles Ahead (2015); as a lead he portrayed Edward Hopper in two short films: La Muse (2012) and Hopper Stories (2012); and on TV, he's best known for portraying Arnold Rothstein in Boardwalk Empire.

Personal Quotes (10)

Film, for me, has been a process of learning on the job.
I've done a lot of theater work that has been quite diverse. I feel very fortunate to have had many different people think of me in many different ways. So, as an actor that's all you - all I want is diversity. So far in film and television work I have done has not been as diverse, and I hope it grows to be.
I think the theater work and the on-camera work feed off each other. My theater work has become more simple, and my on-camera work has become more energized or more spontaneous.
Most of the people in New York are very often from somewhere else.
I wanted to be a cartoonist. I was one of those kids who sat around and drew in my room all the time.
Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming.
My mom and my dad are ebullient people, and I think I carry that with me.
I was thrown into a community production of 'Bye Bye Birdie' or something when I was a kid. I wanted to just build the sets, but I wasn't allowed to just build the sets unless I auditioned for the play. So I auditioned for the play and was thrown into the chorus. During the course of that I fell in love with it, and I never really turned back.
I've found in my own life, if you try to struggle against what the universe is telling you, you set yourself up for more of a battle.
I was raised in a reform synagogue. I think we all bring with us a sense of when hard things happen to us, we find ourselves asking questions of why are these things happening to me at this time in my life. I think in that sense, there's a certain resonance that I carry. It's more of a spiritual resonance as opposed to particularly of Judaism.

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