Lee Strasberg was an American actor, director and acting teacher born in 1901 in a part of Austria-Hungary that is in modern day Ukraine. He co-founded, with directors Harold Clubman and Cheryl Crawford, the Group Theatre in 1931, which was hailed as “America’s first true theatrical collective”. In 1951, he became director of the non-profit Actors Studio, in New York City, which is considered the nation’s most prestigious acting school. Strasberg is considered the father of method acting in America, and from the 1920s until his death in 1982 he revolutionized the art of acting by having a profound influence on performance in American theater and movies. From his base in New York, he trained several generations of theatre and film’s most illustrious talents, including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda, Julie Harris and Robert De Niro.
Lee Strasberg is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Stephan Breuer