Which Eph has the most important movie role in 2005? I’ll go with David Strathairn ’70 playing Edward R. Murrow in in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck“. See here for an overview.

Growing up in rural Northern California, David Strathairn says that he had very few tangible memories of CBS News icon Edward R. Murrow, but he still understood what the legend meant.
“He was the one-and-only at that time,” Strathairn reflects. “He was the Oracle of Delphi.”

Best known for his collaborations with his Williams College classmate John Sayles [’72], Strathairn’s performance as Murrow in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” could bring acclaim at the expense of the veteran character actor’s relative anonymity. Strathairn, who looks and talks like he should be lecturing at a university, already won a special acting prize at the Venice Film Festival and is expected to hear Oscar buzz as the fall progresses.

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