Photo of Michael Stuhlbarg Michael Stuhlbarg

A Juilliard-trained actor whose stage credits far outweigh his filmography -- at least for the time being -- Michael Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, Calif., on July 5, 1968. In addition to his time at Juilliard, he also trained at the British American Drama Academy at Balliol and Keble Colleges in Oxford, and on scholarship with legendary French mime Marcel Marceau.

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.

Michael Stuhlbarg in Arrival

Arrival

2016 PG-13

Confronted by a mass landing of alien vessels around the globe, military leaders seek the help of brilliant linguist Louise Banks in an effort to communicate with the extraterrestrials and determine their intentions.

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