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.
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.