David Strathairn

as Professor Carlock

Actor Bio

David Strathairn (Dr. Carlock) starred as legendary CBS news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney's 2005 Oscar®-nominated drama 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' for which he earned Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA and Independent Spirit Award nominations for best actor, as well as receiving the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.  His diverse and far-reaching career also includes 'Cold Souls,' 'The Bourne Ultimatum,' 'Silkwood,' 'Iceman,' 'At Close Range,' 'Dominick and Eugene,' 'Matewan,' 'Eight Men Out,' 'A League of Their Own,' 'Losing Isaiah,' 'The Firm,' 'Sneakers,' 'Dolores Claiborne,' 'Home for the Holidays,' 'The River Wild,' the Oscar®-winning 'L.A. Confidential,' for which Strathairn shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with other cast members, 'Memphis Belle,' 'A Map of the World,' 'Simon Birch,' 'Lost in Yonkers,' 'Missing in America,' Michael Hoffman's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and HBO's 'The Notorious Bettie Page.'

Character Bio

A science teacher at a boarding school that Temple attended, Carlock recognized Temple's keen visual skills and encouraged her to pursue her math and science interests. Temple returned to him for advice throughout her education and career and his mentorship lasted until the end of his life.