Fast Facts

  • Began acting professionally, in Canada, when he was 10.
  • Won a Genie Award (Canada's version of an Oscar) for his supporting role in the 1981 film Ticket to Heaven.
  • Wrote and produced So Many Miracles, a 1987 documentary about his parents' experiences during the Holocaust. Born in a Holocaust-survivor camp, he also played a Nazi hunter on an episode of Outer Limits called "The Tribunal."
  • Played biographer W. W. Beauchamp in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning 1992 film, Unforgiven. He told bullz-eye.com that he so loved that experience that "I would have paid them to let me be in the movie."
  • Was cast alongside Dan Hedaya in two different movies about Richard Nixon: 1995's Nixon and 1999's Dick.

Awards

  • 1998, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1982, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1983, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1989, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elinor Reid — Wife
  • Sam Rubinek — Son
  • Israel Rubinek — Father
  • Frania Rubinek — Mother
  • Hannah Rubinek — Daughter

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Details

  • Birth Place: Föhrenwald, Wolfratshausen, Germany
  • Birthday: July 2, 1948, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
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