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Actor F. Murray Abraham was cast as Antonio Salieri in the feature film Amadeus. His gripping performance earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1984.
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Actor. Born Fahrid Murray Abraham on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Abraham is of Assyrian and Italian ancestry and attended the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to New York City to pursue an acting career, studying under Uta Hagen. After appearing in stage productions and in bit parts on TV and in movies, he was cast as Antonio Salieri in the feature film Amadeus. His gripping performance earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1984. Other films include The Name of the Rose, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Mobsters and Mighty Aphrodite.
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