F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham

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F. Murray Abraham was born on Oct 24, 1939 in USA. F. Murray Abraham's big-screen debut came with They Might Be Giants directed by Anthony Harvey in 1971, strarring Clyde. F. Murray Abraham is known for Moon Knight directed by Mohamed Diab, Oscar Isaac stars as Marc Spector and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow. F. Murray Abraham has got 9 awards and 15 nominations so far. The most recent award F. Murray Abraham achieved is Central Ohio Film Critics Association. The upcoming new movie F. Murray Abraham plays is The Magic Flute which will be released on Nov 17, 2022.

Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. His father, Fred Abraham, was a Syrian (Antiochian Orthodox Christian) immigrant. His mother, Josephine (Stello) Abraham, was the daughter of Italian immigrants. Born with the first name "Murray", he added an "F." to distinguish his stage name.Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in George C. Scott's comedy Le rivage oublié (1971). By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work. He can be seen as one of the undercover police officers along with Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973), and in television roles including the villain in one third-season episode of Kojak (1973). His film work of those years also included the roles of a cabdriver in The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), a mechanic in Ennemis comme avant (1975), and a police officer in Les hommes du président (1976).Beyond these small roles, Abraham continued to do commercials and voice-over work for income. But in 1978, he decided to give them up. Frustrated with the lack of substantial roles, Abraham said, "No one was taking my acting seriously. I figured if I didn't do it, then I'd have no right to the dreams I've always had". His wife, Kate Hannan, went to work as an assistant and Abraham became a "house husband". He described, "I cooked and cleaned and took care of the kids. It was very rough on my macho idea of life. But it was the best thing that ever happened to me". Abraham appeared as drug dealer Omar Suárez alongside Pacino again in the gangster film Scarface (1983). He also gained visibility voicing a talking bunch of grapes in a series of television commercials for Fruit of the Loom underwear.In 1985, he was honored with as Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the acclaimed role of envious composer Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984), an award for which Tom Hulce, playing Mozart in that movie, had also been nominated. He was also honored with a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, among other awards, and his role in the film, is still considered to be his most iconic as the film's director Milos Forman inspired the work of the role with Abraham's wide range of qualities as a great stage and film actor.After Amadeus, he next appeared in Le nom de la rose (1986), in which he played Bernardo Gui, nemesis to Sir Sean Connery as William of Baskerville. In the DVD audio commentary, his director on the film, Jean-Jacques Annaud, described Abraham as an "egomaniac" on the set, who considered himself more important than Sean Connery, since Connery did not have an Oscar. That said, the film was a critical success. Abraham had tired of appearing as villains and wanted to return to his background in comedy, as he also explained to People Weekly magazine in an interview he gave at the time of its release.

  • Birthday

    Oct 24, 1939
  • Place of Birth

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Also known

    Murray Abraham, F. 머레이 아브라함, Frank Murray Abraham

Known For


9 wins & 15 nominations

Central Ohio Film Critics Association
Best Ensemble
Winner - COFCA Award
Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)
Best Ensemble
Winner - GAFCA Award
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