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.
The trailer has been released for David’s film WALKAWAY JOE. It co-stars The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Looks like it’s going to be good and that David is getting special mention, all good.
WALKAWAY JOE Trailer: Keep Your Eye on David Strathairn
David Strathairn instantly makes anything in which he appears more interesting, merely by his always dramatic presence.
His appears in Walkaway Joe, about halfway through a new trailer, and elevates what looks like a somewhat rudimentary father/son drama. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays the father, and he’s certainly a combustible personality who can create dramatic sparks, while Julian Feder essays the glum, cheerless son. After they go their separate ways, though, things ignite when David Strathairn appears on the scene, instantly compelling my closer attention.
The official synopsis describes the film as “the story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father in pool halls across the country, and a wandering loner hiding from his past. In each other they experience the power of a second chance, and a shot at redemption.”
So David Strathairn as a “wandering loner”? Yes, please.
Walkaway Joe is set for release on May 8, 2020, On Demand and Digital, as well as — hm, let me squint to read this — “theaters,” whatever those might be. While we build up anticipation, chalk up your pool cues and enjoy the trailer below.
CBS All Access has released the first poster from David’s series INTERROGATION and his character’s name is finally revealed. David will play the part of Henry Russell, the father of the lead character played by Peter Sarsgaard. Funny enough, Sarsgaard’s character’s name is, wait for it ….. David Russell. David’s full name is David Russell Strathairn, and this isn’t the first time David has played someone with Russell in their character name. There was SIMON BIRCH where David played Reverend Russell, then BEYOND THE CALL where he played the part of Russell Cates, and finally HOME FROM THE HOLIDAYS where he played Russell Terziak. There seems to be a pattern forming. I’m wondering if the irony has hit David? Likely. Here’s the information on the series and the poster. Oh premiere date is February 6, 2020.
‘Interrogation’: Your First Look at Peter Sarsgaard’s True-Crime Series (PHOTO)
Meaghan Darwish December 12, 2019 12:45 pm
CBS All Access is bulking up its originals with Interrogation, a true-crime series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, and David Strathairn, with guest star Vincent D’Onofrio.
Set to premiere Thursday, February 6 on the streaming platform, Interrogation will drop all of its episodes for viewers’ bingeing pleasure.
What makes this series unique is that while watching the episodes from start to finish will wind an investigative path to its conclusion, every installment between the premiere and finale can be watched in any order of the viewer’s choosing.
Along with the premiere date, a teaser poster has been revealed as well, featuring an interrogation scene from a birds-eye perspective. Based on a real case that spanned over 20 years, the show focuses on a man convicted of killing his mother.
After receiving a life sentence in prison, this man continued the fight to prove his innocence in the matter. Every episode itself is structured around interrogations that are inspired by real police case files.
Sarsgaard portrays lead detective David Russell and Gallner plays the accused criminal, Eric Fisher. Strathairn takes on the role of Eric’s father, Henry, and D’Onofrio guest star as Ian Lynch, an Internal Affairs officer who supports Eric’s fight to prove his innocence.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, Interrogation is co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz who also serve as executive producers. They’re joined by fellow executive producers Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate as well as Ernest Dickerson, who also directs six out of the 10 episodes. Patrick Cady is on board as a director.
Don’t miss the mystery unfold beginning this February on CBS All Access.
Interrogation, Series Premiere, Thursday, February 6, CBS All Access
There is a review on David’s film AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD where he plays a mysterious man by the name of ‘The Man’.
New-Release Tuesday: An Interview with God
Dec 10, 2019 | Arts/Entertainment
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch.
I confess that I am a sucker for anything starring David Strathairn.
If your reaction to that is, “Who?” then you really should see some David Strathairn films. They are almost always small, thoughtful projects. Probably the most high-profile thing he has ever done is star opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon in River Wild, and he looked pretty out of place in a Big Hollywood Thriller.
I also confess that I am a sucker for films with a theological bent. That’s natural, because I am a film critic who also happens to be a pastor.
But having spent a decade “servicing” the “Christian Film industry” as part of my editorial responsibilities, I also have a tremendously sensitive B.S. meter. That is, I can smell an “evangelical” film a mile away–you know, one of those holier-than-thou “I have the answers and you don’t, ha ha ha” lectures that are not really films at all but smug propaganda designed to guilt people into a loving relationship with Jesus. As if.
Well, An Interview with God is not one of those. And you really can’t know that until you see it. (And isn’t that a potent metaphor for faith?)
The trailer pretty much tells you all you need to know going in. A battlefront journalist sets up a short series of interviews with a man purporting to be God… and there are only so many places a story like this could go. Primarily: is this dude really God, or is this a put-on? Or a hallucination? The options narrow when you get an actor like Strathairn involved, and once you label the film “thoughtful.”
So… the film is thoughtful. It is sincere, and while it does not grapple with theology on the level of, say, Christopher Hitchens or Thomas Merton, the rubber does hit the road. Anybody who has devoted any amount of energy in the Big Questions of God and “purpose” or “meaning” will be on familiar ground with this film.
Both Strathairn and young Brenton Thwaites (who also has a solid industry resume behind him) do solid, interesting work here. The script and direction by indie filmmakers Ken Aguado and Perry Lang never stray into maudlin or ostentatious territory. All around, it’s clear that this is a project of passion–that all parties involved are seriously interested in the human condition and the implications of metaphysical inquiry.
If you are cruising around Netflix and wondering whether this is worth your time, all I can say is… go ahead and crank up your brain and your B.S. meter and settle in. As long as you aren’t expecting car crashes, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock, or Transformers, I think you’ll be glad you watched. It won’t answer any questions for you, and it doesn’t try to; but it will re-engage you with your questions in a meaningful and worthwhile way.
An Interview with God is included with your Netflix subscription. You can also find it at the other usual streaming sites for a small fee.
David has a film coming to Amazon Prime this week. It’s called FAST COLOR and he plays the part of Ellis, the sheriff of a small town. The film actually sounds a lot like ALPHAS with a woman with ‘special skills’ is on the run. Here’s more below plus a trailer.
Fast Color (2018) Director: Julia Hart Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham, and David Strathairn Release Date: Dec. 11
If you like superhero movies but you want a break from DC and Marvel, you should consider checking out Fast Color. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as a woman with supernatural abilities.
Her gift makes her a target for scientists and government officials who desire to test her and use her abilities for their own means. She’s forced on the run and on her journey meets several interesting people along the way.
Here are the screencaps from David’s performance as Ray McDeere in the late Sydney Pollack’s film THE FIRM also starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, and Holly Hunter. This is one of my favourite roles of David’s. I love the quirky relationship with Holly Hunter who plays Tammy. The scene at the end with her and David on the dock is too cute. And David’s delivery is perfect.