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F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham is probably best known for his Academy Award -winning portrayal of the composer Salieri in Milos Forman's Amadeus.

In addition to the Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus, Abraham received a Golden Globe and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for his performance. His other film credits include Star Trek: Insurrection, Children of the Revolution, Mighty Aphrodite, Last Action Hero, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Scarface and The Name of the Rose (in which he co-starred with Finding Forrester star Sean Connery). He is currently in production on Joel Silver's 13 Ghosts.

Abraham's television credits include Hallmark's Noah's Ark and HBO's Excellent Cadavers, as well as the television movies And Quiet Flows the Don, Largo Desolato and Sex and the Married Woman.

On Broadway, Abraham starred in the musical Triumph of Love with Betty Buckley, as Roy Cohn in Angels in America and with Helen Mirren in Turgenev's A Month in the Country.

Abraham has retained an active interest in the classics. His recent Shakespearean performances include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Othello, Macbeth and King Lear. He has also starred as Cyrano and co-starred in the Mike Nichols production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Abraham attended the University of Texas before training for the stage with Uta Hagen. A respected drama teacher, Abraham is currently professor of theater at Brooklyn College, a branch of the City University of New York.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

F. Murray Abraham Facts

Birth NameFahrid Murray Abraham
BirthdayOctober 24, 1939 (82)
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is F. Murray Abraham compared to you?
Awards1985 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Amadeus)
1985 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Amadeus)

Selected Filmography

Inside Llewyn Davis
The Grand Budapest Hotel
All The President's Men
Thirteen Ghosts
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