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One of America's leading proponents of Method acting. Strasberg arrived in the USA at age nine, co-founded the influential, left-leaning Group Theater in 1930 and became artistic director of the newly formed Actors Studio in 1948. Strasberg and his associates, through their teaching of the Method at the Studio, heavily influenced the course of American screen acting; students included Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman and Shelley Winters. In 1969 he set up the Lee Strasberg Institute, with chapters in Los Angeles and New York. He himself acted in only a handful of films (his first and best part was as a workaday Jewish mobster in 1974's "The Godfather, Part II" for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination).
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Moved to NYC with family
Saw a production of the Moscow Art Theater in NYC and was inspired to pursue a career as an actor
Made stage debut
Co-founded the Group Theatre
With Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, founded the Actors Studio
Became artistic director of the Actors Studio
Founded the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in L.A.
Opened NYC branch of the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Film debut, "The Godfather, Part II"; received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
Appeared in "Boardwalk" and "Going in Style"