David Strathairn in the Bourne Ultimatum | 2007
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About this actor
David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor. Strathairn was born in San Francisco, California, the second of three children of a nurse mother and a physician father. He is of Scottish descent through his paternal grandfather, Thomas Scott Strathairn, a native of Crieff, and of Native Hawaiian ancestry through his paternal grandmother, Lei. Strathairn attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1970. He studied clowning at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Venice, Florida and briefly worked as a clown in a travelling circus. Strathairn was nominated for an Academy Award for his starring portrayal of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow in the biopic Good Night, and Good Luck. The movie explored Murrow's clash with Senator Joseph McCarthy over McCarthy's Communist "witch-hunt" in the 1950s. Strathairn also received Best Actor Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild ...