F. Murray Abraham

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F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham; October 24, 1939) is an American actor. He made his film debut in They Might Be Giants (1971), with George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward. Other early roles include The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), with Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft; and The Sunshine Boys (1975), with George Burns, Walter Matthau, and Richard Benjamin. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus (1984). Abraham also won a Golden Globe and received a BAFTA Award nomination for the role.

He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as All the President’s Men (1976), with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman; Brian De Palma‘s Scarface (1983), with Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia; The Name of the Rose (1986), with Sean Connery, Ron Perlman, and Christian Slater; Last Action Hero (1993), with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Art Carney, Charles Dance, Anthony Quinn, and Mercedes Ruehl; Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), with Patrick Stewart; Gus Van Sant‘s Finding Forrester (2000), with Connery; Joel & Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver; and Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), with Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, and Jude Law.

Abraham is also known for his television and theatre work and was a regular cast member on the Showtime drama series Homeland, which earned him two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He voiced characters in Anderson’s Isle of Dogs (2018), with the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Norton, Liev Schreiber, Murray, Bob Balaban, Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Keitel, and Frank Wood; and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), with the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson. He currently stars in the Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

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(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • They Might Be Giants (1971) – directed by Anthony Harvey
  • Nightside (1973) – directed by Richard Donner – TV movie
  • Serpico (1973) – directed by Sidney Lumet – uncredited
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) – directed by Melvin Frank
  • The Sunshine Boys (1975) – directed by Herbert Ross
  • All the President’s Men (1976) – directed by Alan J. Pakula
  • The Ritz (1976) – directed by Richard Lester
  • Sex and the Married Woman (1977) – directed by Jack Arnold – TV movie
  • The Big Fix (1978) – directed by Jeremy Kagan
  • Madman (1978) – directed by Dan Cohen
  • Scarface (1983) – directed by Brian De Palma
  • Amadeus (1984) – directed by Miloš Forman
  • The Name of the Rose (1986) – directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • The Third Solution (1988) – directed by Pasquale Squitieri – aka Russicum – I giorni del diavolo and Russicum
  • Slipstream (1989) – directed by Steven Lisberger
  • Beyond the Stars (1989) – directed by David Saperstein
  • The Favorite (1989) – directed by Jack Smight – aka Intimate Power
  • An Innocent Man (1989) – directed by Peter Yates
  • Galileo Galilei (1989) – directed by Ivo Barnabò Micheli – TV movie
  • Performance Pieces (1989) – directed by Tom Abrams – short
  • Cadence (1990) – directed by Martin Sheen – uncredited aka Stockade
  • A Season of Giants (1990) – directed by Jerry London – TV movie
  • The Little Match Girl (1990) – directed by Michael Sporn – short
  • The Battle of the Three Kings (1990) – directed by Souheil Ben-Barka & Uchkun Nazarov – aka Bitva tryokh koroley, La battaglia dei tre tamburi di fuoco, La batalla de los tres reyes, and Drums of Fire
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) – directed by Brian De Palma – uncredited
  • Largo Desolato (1990) – directed by Jiri Ziska – TV movie
  • Money (1991) – directed by Steven Hilliard Stern
  • Mobsters (1991) – directed by Michael Karbelnikoff
  • Eye of the Widow (1991) – directed by Andrew V. McLaglen – aka SAS : L’Œil de la veuve
  • By the Sword (1991) -directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan
  • Die Zauberflöte (1991) – directed by Brian Large – TV movie
  • Through an Open Window (1992) – directed by Eric Mendelsohn – short
  • The Final Circle (1992) – directed by Sheldon Larry – TV movie
  • National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) – directed by Gene Quintano
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993) – directed by William Dear – TV movie
  • Sweet Killing (1993) – directed by Eddy Matalon
  • Last Action Hero (1993) – directed by John McTiernan
  • Il caso Dozier (1993) – directed by Carlo Lizzani – TV movie
  • Fresh (1994) – directed by Boaz Yakin – uncredited
  • L’affaire (1994) – directed by Sergio Gobbi – aka The Case
  • Surviving the Game (1994) – directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
  • Nostradamus (1994) – directed by Roger Christian
  • Jamila (1994) – directed by Monica Teuber
  • Dillinger and Capone (1995) – directed by Jon Purdy
  • Mighty Aphrodite (1995) – directed by Woody Allen
  • Children of the Revolution (1996) – directed by Peter Duncan
  • Baby Face Nelson (1996) – directed by Scott P. Levy
  • Einstein Revealed (1996) – directed by Peter Jones – TV documentary
  • Mimic (1997) – directed by Guillermo del Toro
  • Color of Justice (1997) – directed by Jeremy Kagan – TV movie
  • Eruption (1997) – directed by Gwyneth Gibby
  • Vacation in Hell (1997) – directed by Tonino Valerii – aka Una vacanza all’inferno
  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)* – directed by Jonathan Frakes
  • Esther (1999) – directed by Raffaele Mertes – TV movie
  • Muppets from Space (1999)* – directed by Tim Hill
  • The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in ‘For Love or Mummy’ (1999) – directed by John R. Cherry III & Larry Harmon
  • Excellent Cadavers (1999) – directed by Ricky Tognazzi – TV movie
  • The Darkling (2000) – directed by Po-Chih Leong – TV movie
  • Finding Forrester (2000) – directed by Gus Van Sant
  • The Greatest Gift (2000) – directed by Maurizio Zaccaro – aka Un dondo semplice and Return to Bangalore – TV movie
  • David Proshker (2000) – directed by Larry Eisenberg – short
  • The Knights of the Quest (2001) – directed by Pupi Avati – aka I Cavalieri
  • Thirteen Ghosts (2001) – directed by Steve Beck
  • Joshua (2002) – directed by Jon Purdy
  • The Higher: Ticker (2002) – directed by Joe Carnahan – short
  • Five Moons Square (2003) – directed by Renzo Martinelli – aka Piazza delle Cinque Lune, Five Moons Plaza, and Piazza Of The Five Moons
  • Rua Alguem 5555: My Father (2003) – directed by Egidio Eronico
  • Pompeii: The Last Day (2003) – directed by Peter Nicolson – TV movie
  • Another Way of Seeing Things (2004) – directed by Cory Taylor – short
  • Too Much Romance… It’s Time for Stuffed Peppers (2004) – directed by Lina Wertmüller – aka Peperoni ripieni e pesci in faccia
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004) – directed by Mary McGuckian
  • Dead Lawyers (2004) – directed by Paris Barclay – TV movie
  • The Stone Merchant (2006) – directed by Renzo Martinelli – aka Il mercante di pietre
  • The Inquiry (2006) – directed by Giulio Base – aka The Final Inquiry and L’inchiesta
  • Wine and Kisses (2007) – directed by Illaria Borrelli – aka Come le formiche
  • Blood Monkey (2007) – directed by Robert Young – straight to video
  • Shark Swarm (2008) – directed by James A. Contner – TV movie
  • Carnera: The Walking Mountain (2008) – directed by Renzo Martinelli – aka Carnera – Il campione più grande
  • Language of the Enemy (2008) – directed by Mitch Davis – aka A House Divided
  • Ballerina (2008) – directed by Rosario Errico – short
  • Perestroika (2009) – directed by Slava Tsukerman
  • Barbarosa (2009) – directed by Renzo Martinelli – aka Sword of War
  • The Unseen World (2010) – directed by Liana Marabini
  • Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012) – directed by Peter Greenaway
  • The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (2012) – directed by Renzo Martinelli – aka Settembre 1683, Bitwa pod Wiedniem, and Siege Lord 2: Day of the Siege
  • Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale (2012) – directed by Yves Simoneau – TV movie
  • Dead Man Down (2013) – directed by Niels Arden Oplev
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)* – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Gambler Who Wouldn’t Die (2013) – directed by Giancarlo Giannini – aka Ti ho cercata in tutti i necrologi
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)* – directed by Wes Anderson
  • The Mystery of Dante (2014) – directed by Louis Nero – aka Il mistero di Dante
  • A Little Game (2014) – directed by Evan Oppenheimer
  • 411 (2015) – directed by Oliver Power – short
  • Isle of Dogs (2018)* – directed by Wes Anderson
  • Robin Hood (2018) – directed by Otto Bathurst
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)* – directed by Dean DeBlois
  • Lady and the Tramp (2019) – directed by Charlie Bean
  • Things Heard and Seen (TBA) – directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini