David Strathairn

Biography: A capable character actor who got his start in indies directed by his old college buddy John Sayles, David Strathairn has convincingly tackled a host of diverse roles, from an abusive pedophile (Dolores Claiborne) to a soft-spoken Cajun handyman (Passion Fish) to legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow (Good Night, and Good Luck), an impressive performance that earned the veteran actor his first Golden Globe and Oscar nods. Strathairn made his film debut in Sayles' first film, 1980's The Return of the Secaucus Seven. Over the next two decades, the two collaborated on multiple projects as Strathairn slowly ventured out on his own with myriad appearances on the big and small screens. In the '90s, the prolific player thrived in both A-list and indie projects while keeping a low personal profile, but his performance in Good Night, and Good Luck turned him into a leading man.

David Strathairn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 93 Nomadland
Lowest Metascore: 26 Twisted
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
48 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Where the Crawdads Sing Jun 24, 2022 Principal Cast / Tom Milton tbd
tbd Nightmare Alley Dec 17, 2021 Pete Krumbein / Pete Krumbein tbd
93 Nomadland Dec 4, 2020 Principal Cast 7.3
50 The Devil Has a Name Oct 16, 2020 Principal Cast / Fred Stern tbd
tbd Walkaway Joe May 8, 2020 Joe Haley tbd
48 Godzilla: King of the Monsters May 31, 2019 Admiral William Stenz / Admiral William Stenz / Admiral William Stenz / Admiral William Stenz tbd
64 Fast Color Apr 19, 2019 Ellis 7.0
tbd An Interview with God Aug 20, 2018 The Man / The Man tbd
31 November Criminals Dec 8, 2017 Theo Schacht 4.9
43 American Pastoral Oct 21, 2016 Nathan Zuckerman 6.0
tbd The Debt Jun 24, 2016 Nathan 8.7
70 Louder Than Bombs Apr 8, 2016 Cast / Richard / Richard Weissman 6.8
51 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Mar 6, 2015 Cast / Principal Cast / Ty Burley 6.0
62 Godzilla May 16, 2014 Cast / Cast / Admiral Stenz / Admiral Stenz / Admiral William Stenz / Admiral William Stenz tbd
48 No God, No Master Apr 11, 2014 William Flynn 6.0
28 Maladies Mar 21, 2014 Delmar tbd
86 Lincoln Nov 9, 2012 Secretary Of State William Seward / William Seward 7.5
61 The Bourne Legacy Aug 10, 2012 Noah Vosen 6.1
59 The Whistleblower Aug 5, 2011 Peter Ward / Peter Ward tbd
43 The Tempest Dec 10, 2010 Alonso / Alonso 6.7
63 Howl Sep 24, 2010 Ralph McIntosh 6.7
69 Cold Souls Aug 7, 2009 Dr. Flintstein / Dr. Flintstein 5.6
43 The Uninvited Jan 30, 2009 Steven 6.4
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself / Himself tbd
51 My Blueberry Nights Apr 4, 2008 Ofcr. Arnie Copeland / Ofcr. Arnie Copeland tbd
62 The Spiderwick Chronicles Feb 14, 2008 Arthur Spiderwick 6.6
85 The Bourne Ultimatum Aug 3, 2007 Noah Vosen / Noah Vosen 6.4
68 Fracture Apr 20, 2007 DA Joe Lobruto / DA Joe Lobruto tbd
53 We Are Marshall Dec 22, 2006 President Dedmon / President Dedmon tbd
64 The Notorious Bettie Page Apr 14, 2006 Estes Kefauver 6.8