MICHAEL STUHLBARG is an acclaimed stage, screen, and television actor. After many award-winning stage performances, Stuhlbarg broke through on film with the lead role of “Larry Gopnik” in the Coen Brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN in 2009, for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture.
Stuhlbarg’s other films include: John Madden’s MISS SLOANE, with Jessica Chastain; DOCTOR STRANGE; Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL; Danny Boyle’s JOBS (as computer scientist Andy Hertzfeld); TRUMBO (as Edward G. Robinson); Don Cheadle’s MILES AHEAD; Ed Zwick’s PAWN SACRIFICE;Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN; Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE; CUT BANK; Sacha Gervasi’s HITCHCOCK (as Lew Wasserman); Barry Sonnenfeld’s MEN IN BLACK 3; Martin McDonagh’s SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS; 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.” Upcoming for Stuhlbarg are Guillermo Del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER, opposite Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer and Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME.
On TV, Stuhlbarg was highly praised for his portrayal of mob boss Arnold Rothstein on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” for which he shared SAG Awards in 2011 and 2012 as part of the show’s ensemble cast. He also plays the recurring character of Maura Pfefferman’s father “Haim” in flashback scenes on “Transparent.” He will next be seen as “Sy Feltz” in the third season of the FX series “Fargo.”
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,” and “The Government Inspector,” as well as Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides,” Sam Mendes’ revival of “Cabaret,” and Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love.”