F. Murray Abraham is an American actor who was born on October 24, 1939. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama film Amadeus. Abraham also known for the series, Moon Knight.
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1939|
|Net Worth||$1 Million-$3 Million (approx.)|
Family Members & Education –
- Father’s Name : Frederick Abraham
- Mother’s Name : Josephine Abraham
- Marital Status : Married
- School : Local school
- College : University of Texas at El Paso
- Educational Qualification : Graduated
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- Hobbies : Not known
- Favourite Place : Not known
- Favourite Food : Not known
- Favourite Colour : Not known
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- Height : Not known
- Weight : Not known
- Hair Colour : Black
- Eyes Colour : Black
Film and television
Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants (1971). By the mid-’70s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-overs. Abraham 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 bad guy in one third-season episode of Kojak. He played a cab driver in the theatrical version of The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), a mechanic in the theatrical version of The Sunshine Boys (1975), and a police officer in the film All the President’s Men (1976).
Abraham won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as envious composer Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984), an award for which Tom Hulce, playing Mozart in that movie, had also been nominated. He also won a Golden Globe, among other awards, and his role in the film, directed by Miloš Forman, is still his most iconic.
After Amadeus, he next appeared in The Name of the Rose (1986), in which he played Bernardo Gui, nemesis to Sean Connery‘s William of Baskerville. His director on the film, Jean-Jacques Annaud, has described Abraham—perhaps jokingly—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.