Welcome to DAVID STRATHAIRN ONLINE @ david-strathairn.org an online resource dedicated to Emmy Award Winning and Academy Award Nominated American actor David Strathairn. Best known for his role as journalist Edward R. Murrow in the film Good Night, And Good Luck and as Dr. Lee Rosen on the SyFy channel's Alphas, David has carved out a huge presence on the large and small screen, as well as many notable stage performances. David's vast resume includes The Bourne Ultimatum, Blue Car, Godzilla, Sneakers, Matewan, The Firm, Eight Men Out, Silkwood, Delores Claiborne, My Blueberry Nights, Fracture, Lincoln, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Whistleblower, The River Wild, The Spiderwicke Chronicles, Temple Grandin, The Blacklist, House, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Miami Vice and including such stage works as The Heiress, Einstein and the Polar Bear, The Three Sisters and many others. Please consider this your ultimate source for all things David Strathairn. This site has an explicit NO CANDIDS policy.
“Godzilla” Media Added

“Godzilla” Media Added

David was in the Gareth Edwards 2014 American-made GODZILLA film starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen. He played the part of Admiral William Stenz, part of the constantly present military side that in the old Toho films trying to take out the big green titular anti-hero. Having been a big fan of the original Showa/Heisei/Millennium series, I was a bit doubtful as to whether this film was worthy of the name. I did like the 1998 Matthew Broderick film (though I know a lot of people don’t like it) but the one thing about this film that made it reasonable was David’s always present gravitas. I wasn’t that thrilled by the amount of screen time Godzilla didn’t have. It seemed Edwards and Legendary Pictures didn’t want us to get a good look at the big guy, and only utilized him in almost a sixteenth of the film considering the over three quarters the original Toho Series Godzilla often received. I know it’s a little sacrosanct to state something negative on a fansite, but again having been a fan of the original series since my first film back in 1969, I feel I have the amount of gravitas of my own to state that. However, considering the amount of screen time David didn’t have, I have to say that he brought his A-Game as usual.

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