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Elliot Gould (Goldstein)

Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, Kings County, New York, United States
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Son of Bernard Goldstein and Lucille Raver
Ex-husband of Barbra Streisand and Private
Father of Jason Gould; Private and Private

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About Elliot Gould

Elliot Gould began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s, and has remained prolific ever since. Some of his most notable films include M*A*S*H and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, for which he received an Oscar nomination. In recent years, he has starred as Jack Geller on Friends and as Reuben Tishkoff in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen.

Elliott Gould (born Elliott Goldstein; August 29, 1938) is an American actor. He began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s, and has remained prolific ever since. Some of his most notable films include M*A*S*H (1970), The Long Goodbye (1973), and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In recent years, he has starred in a recurring role as Jack Geller on Friends (1994–2003) and as Reuben Tishkoff in Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

Contents [show] Early life[edit] Gould was born in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Lucille (née Raver), sold artificial flowers to beauty shops, and his father, Bernard Goldstein, worked in the garment business as a textiles buyer.[1][2] His family was Jewish, and his grandparents were immigrants from Ukraine, Poland, and Russia.[3][4][5] He graduated from the Professional Children's School.

Career[edit] Gould began acting in the Broadway theatre in the late 1950's, eventually landing a starring role in I Can Get It for You Wholesale (where he met Barbra Streisand) in 1962. Other credits include Irma La Douce, Say, Darling, Drat! The Cat!, and Little Murders. He purchased the screen rights to Little Murders, and in addition to acting in the film version, served as uncredited executive producer.

As a film actor, Gould's performance in Paul Mazursky's successful 1969 comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice proved to be his breakout role. Indeed, he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Gould soon became one of the most prominent American film actors of the early 1970s. He is perhaps best known for playing Trapper John in Robert Altman's satirical 1970 film MASH. Time magazine placed him on one of its covers in 1970, when he was at the brief height of his long career, calling him a "star for an uptight age".[6]

Gould played the detective Philip Marlowe in Altman's landmark 1973 film noir The Long Goodbye. The role had previously been played by such distinguished actors as Humphrey Bogart and Dick Powell, and would later be essayed by Robert Mitchum, but Gould's naturalistic performance represented Altman's modern, somewhat controversial revision of the material. He soon collaborated with Altman again, as a gambling addict alongside George Segal in California Split (1974). He later cameoed as himself in the Altman films Nashville (1975) and The Player (1992).

He hosted Saturday Night Live six times, his final time being the first episode of the disastrous Jean Doumanian season (season 6) in November 1980, where he was shocked to find that the original cast and producer had left and a new cast and producer had taken their place. He has never hosted after that, but has appeared in a season 16 (1990–1991) episode hosted by Tom Hanks where Hanks is welcomed into the Five-Timers club, a society for celebrities who have hosted SNL five times or more. Also in 1980, Gould filmed two movies for Disney studios, The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980) and The Devil and Max Devlin (1981), in which he co-starred with Bill Cosby.

Other notable roles during this time include performances in A Bridge Too Far (1977), Capricorn One (1978), and a remake of The Lady Vanishes (1979).

His career slowed down after a series of critical and commercial flops in the mid-to-late 1970s, but he has still appeared in a number of supporting and character roles in prominent television shows and movies. He starred in a sitcom called E/R in 1984–1985, and had a notable recurring guest role on Friends as Jack Geller, the father of Monica and Ross Geller. More recently he has had a prominent recurring role on Ray Donovan and is set for a regular role in the upcoming sitcom Mulaney.[7]

Gould received critical praise for his performances as an aging mobster in Warren Beatty's 1991 film Bugsy and as the boyfriend of the protagonist's mother in American History X (1998). He also co-starred as Reuben Tishkoff in the popular "caper" film Ocean's Eleven (2001) and its sequels: Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Other recent films roles include supporting turns in Contagion (2011) and Ruby Sparks (2012).

In 2005 he was the guest star in a feature-length episode of the UK TV series Poirot, The Mystery of the Blue Train[8] and he has recently guest starred on a number of television series including Law & Order and CSI. He has also loaned his voice to several animated series, most notable among them, the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible and the 2006 video game Scarface: The World Is Yours.

Gould currently serves on the Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors.

Personal life[edit]

Gould at The 1 Second Film in June 2009 Gould has said that he has a "very deep Jewish identity".[9] He has been married three times, twice to the same woman:

Barbra Streisand (March 21, 1963 – July 9, 1971; divorced; 1 child, actor Jason Gould) Jennifer Bogart (December 8, 1973 – 1975; June 9, 1978 – 1979). They were divorced twice. The couple had two children. Jennifer's father was director Paul Bogart. Gould became one of the many celebrity producers of The 1 Second Film collaboration in June 2009 and is known for his association to charitable causes such as Save Ellis Island.

Er ist als Elliott Goldstein aufgewachsen. Seine Eltern, Lucille und Bernie, waren Amerikaner; seine Großeltern Orthodoxe Juden von der Ukraine und Polen. Als es sich auf seinen Kindheitsjahren in einer sehr jüdischen Nachbarschaft Brooklyns umgesehen hat, gab es die Beleuchtung der Kerzen auf Shabbat, dem obligatorischen Bar Mitzwa und der Einhaltung der Hohen Kirchlichen Feiertage, aber keiner tiefen Religiosität. Während er immer seine Jüdischkeit umarmt hat, nähert sich Gould an 72 jetzt seinem Glauben mit viel mehr Intensität, sich zu etwas ernster Studie des Judentums niedergelassen. Trotz naher Bande mit Chabad wird er besonders mit dem Rekonstruktionismus, die moderne amerikanische Bezeichnung fasziniert, die traditionelle Einhaltungen wiederinterpretiert, um die zeitgenössische Welt zu passen.

'Die Karriere von Gould hat wirklich begonnen, als er 12 Jahre alt als ein Stepptänzer in einer Show am Palasttheater auf Broadway war. Vor 1962 spielte er in einem anderen Musical von Broadway die Hauptrolle "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" in dem er mit einem jungen Strebentalent durch den Namen von Barbra Streisand berühmt geworfen wurde, die er im nächsten Jahr geheiratet hat. Gould hat eine Bühne in seiner Karriere erreicht, wo Leute ihn ehren wollen. Sein starkes Engagement zum israelischen Kino wurde in den letzten wenigen Monaten mit einer Einladung erkannt, der öffnende Gast an den Internationalen Filmfestspielen von Haifa und ein Preis für das Lebenswerk von den Filmfestspielen von Israel zu sein. Er hat denselben Preis von New Yorks jüdischem Gemeindezentrum erhalten.

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Elliot Gould's Timeline

August 29, 1938
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
December 29, 1966
Age 28
New York, NY, United States