Stuhlbarg's theater résumé includes a Tony-nominated performance in "The Pillowman." He was also cast in Sam Mendes' Broadway revival of "Cabaret" and essayed the title role in "Richard II" with the New York Shakespeare Festival.
On the big screen, Stuhlbarg has played mostly supporting parts. But in 2009, he crossed into new territory with his first lead role (and his first Golden Globe nod), portraying a 1960s college professor in the black comedy A Serious Man.
After an auto accident ends his career as a neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange embarks on a quest to heal himself. His path leads him to the Ancient One, a mysterious mentor who trains Strange to defend Earth by becoming the next Sorcerer Supreme.