Lee Strasberg

Israel Lee Strasberg (* 17. November 1901 in Budzanów, Austria Hungary (today Budanov, Ukraine); † 17. February 1982 in New York).

Lee Strasberg was born in the year 1901 in the earlier Austria Hungary than son of Baruch Meyer Strasberg and Chaia Dina, ithad three brothers and sisters. 1909 emigrierte the family to New York town center. It visited there the Hebrew High School. 1920 it was invited to step the group of plays of Students OF kind and drama. 1923 saw Strasberg performances of Stanislawskis Muscovite kind Theatre with their tour in America andwas deeply impressed. In the subsequent year it began play training with two the Muscovite actor at the American Laboratory Theatre in New York. it created 1931 together with Harold Clurman and Cheryl Crawford the legendary Group Theatre. 1933 it led direction in the piece of Men inWhite, for which the group received the Pulitzer price. 1936 he was a director of Johnny Johnsen, one first in America prodizierten pieces of anti-war. Short time he became American citizen later. 1948 took over Strasberg as a director the artistic line of the New Yorker Actors Studio,which it held up to its death.

In this play school it developed the Method Acting, with which the Eindringlichkeit of a schauspielerischen representation was to be increased by the identification of the actor with the role. Famous pupils Strasbergs are and. A. James Dean, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

Strasberg participated also even as an actor in some films, like z. B. as Hyman Roth in the second part of Coppolas godfather - Trilogie.

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