Elliott Gould (real name Elliott Goldstein) is an American theater and film actor, producer. He began his creative career on the theater stage, performing in numerous Broadway musicals. He performed his first film roles in 1964 in low-budget films. Fame came to the actor after the film "M. E. Sh. Military Field Hospital."
The creative biography of the actor has more than two hundred roles in television and film projects. In addition to filming in films, Gould has more than once been involved in the voice acting of characters in animated films: "The Return of the Cat", "Kim Almighty: The Struggle in Time", "American Dad", "WorldGirl", "Ten Commandments", "Wave the Wing"
In 1969, he was nominated for an Academy Award and an Academy Award for Bob and Carroll, Ted and Alice. Role in the film "M. E. Sh. Military Field Hospital" brought the actor a Golden Globe nomination.
Gould is currently one of the directors of the Screen Actors Guild.
The future actor was born in the United States in the summer of 1938 into a Jewish family. His parents were immigrants from Eastern Europe. My father was engaged in the trade business, and my mother was engaged in the manufacture of artificial flowers.
Elliott showed creativity from early childhood. Already at the age of eight, he began to professionally pursue acting at the Children's Theater School in New York.
After leaving school, he continued his education in college. To pay for his studies, Elliott had to start earning money. He was a lifter, a salesman in a vacuum cleaner store, and then in a toy store, he also worked as a promoter and consultant.
At the same time, he began performing on the Broadway stage in extras and corps de ballet. Then he became a part of the main cast of one of the theaters. A few years later he got the main role in the famous musical "I Can Get It for You Wholesale", where he performed with Barbra Streisand.
In the early 1960s, Gould decided to try his hand at cinema. At first, he got small roles in low-budget films, which did not add to his popularity.
The actor drew attention to himself only in 1968, playing a role in the comedy "The Night When They Ride into Minsky's Place". After that, he was followed by a number of offers from well-known producers.
A year later, Elliott starred in Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice. The young actor's brilliant performance earned him an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Gould's next works added to his popularity. He played one of the main roles in R. Altman's film "M. E. Sh. Field Hospital", which tells about the work of hospital doctors in Korea. The film was based on the famous 1968 novel by R. Hooker, MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors.
Then Gould played in two more films by Robert Altman: "Long Farewell", "California Poker". He was also fortunate enough to work with the acclaimed director Ingmar Bergman on The Touch.
In the mid-1970s, Gould's career in big cinema began to decline, he increasingly began to appear in television projects. Among his works, it is worth noting roles in famous TV series: Ambulance, Friends, Poirot, Ray Donovan, C. S. I.: Crime Scene Investigation.
One of Gould's most notable works in the 2000s was the role of Ruben Tishkov in Ocean's Eleven and in the sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.
Elliott was married to the famous actress Barbara Streisand. They became husband and wife in 1963. In this union, the son of Jason was born. The couple broke up in 1971.
Jennifer Bogart became Gould's second wife in 1973. The couple had two children: Molly and Sam. Interestingly, Jennifer Elliott was married twice. First, the couple broke up in 1975, and three years later re-formalized the relationship. But remarriage lasted only a year.
Elliott has grandchildren, Henry and Daisy, and dreams of seeing his great-grandchildren.