- 17 November 1901
- Budzanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Budaniv, Ukraine]
Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was through the Actors Studio, where he became director in 1950. A proponent of "method" acting, which he adapted from the "system" brought to America by Konstantin Stanislavski's disciple--and Marlon Brando's mentor--Stella Adler, he influenced several generations of actors, from James Dean to Dustin Hoffman. Film audiences would know him best as gangster Hyman Roth in The Godfather: Part II (1974).
|Movie Name||Release Date|
|Το πέρασμα της Κασσάνδρας – The Cassandra Crossing (1976)||February 9, 1977|
|Δικαιοσύνη για όλους – …and justice for all. (1979)||October 19, 1979|
|Ο νονός, μέρος 2 – The Godfather: Part II (1974)||December 20, 1974|