Played by Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg has long been a lauded actor in the New York theatre world, but it wasn't until he played Larry Gopnik, the lead role in the Coen Brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN, that he earned serious recognition from the film community, including a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture.
His other films include Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME; Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER; MISS SLOANE with Jessica Chastain; DOCTOR STRANGE; Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL; STEVE JOBS, directed by Danny Boyle; TRUMBO with Bryan Cranston; MILES AHEAD with Don Cheadle; Edward Zwick’s PAWN SACRIFICE; Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN; Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE; CUT BANK; HITCHCOCK; MEN IN BLACK 3; Martin Scorsese’s HUGO; Ridley Scott’s BODY OF LIES; Tim Blake Nelson's THE GREY ZONE; Sophie Barthes’ COLD SOULS and Martin Scorsese’s short homage to Alfred Hitchcock, THE KEY TO RESERVA. He most recently appeared in the feature film SHIRLEY starring alongside Elisabeth Moss.
For television, Stuhlbarg played the role of New York City mob boss Arnold Rothstein on the award-winning series BOARDWALK EMPIRE. He has recurred on the series TRANSPARENT, season three of FARGO, THE LOOMING TOWER (for which he earned an Emmy® nomination) and TRAITORS written by Bashsheba Doran.
In 2005, Stuhlbarg was a Tony Award nominee and a Drama Desk Award winner for his performance in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. He has also been honored with the New Dramatists Charles Bowden Actor Award and the Elliot Norton Boston Theatre Award, the latter for his performance in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The actor’s other Broadway credits include the National Actors Theatre productions of Saint Joan, Three Men On A Horse, Timon Of Athens, The Government Inspector; Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides; Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret and Tom Stoppard’s The Invention Of Love. Stuhlbarg has worked numerous times with the New York Shakespeare In The Park Festival. His critically acclaimed credits include Twelfth Night, the title roles in Richard II and Hamlet, for which he won a Drama League Award, and most recently as the title role in Tim Blake Nelson’s Socrates. Other Off-Broadway credits include The Voysey Inheritance, for which he earned the Obie and Callaway Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination, and Cymbeline, reprising his role in a U.K. stint of the production. Stuhlbarg received a Drama League Award for Old Wicked Songs, and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Measure For Pleasure. He can also be seen in The Grey Zone.