Hollywood actor Michael Stuhlbarg has been attacked with a stone in New York

Michael Stuhlbarg attacked in New York. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/3.0 DEED

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IBNS-CMEDIA: American actor Michael Stuhlbarg, who is best known for his performance in movies like  Call Me by Your Name and  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was hit in the back of his neck with a stone in New York’s Central Park on Sunday.

According CNN report, police responded around 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday to a “call of an assault in progress in the vicinity of 90th Street and East Drive” near the reservoir in Central Park to find a man, 55, who “was struck in the head by an unknown object.”

“A preliminary investigation determined that a 27-year-old male threw a rock, striking the victim in the back of the neck, causing an abrasion,” the New York City Police Department said in an email to CNN on Monday.

“The victim chased the 27-year-old male to the front of 9 East 91st Street where uniformed officers took the 27-year-old male into custody without further incident. The victim refused medical attention at the scene,” NYPD added.

A law enforcement official confirmed Stuhlbarg was the victim hit with a rock.

Michael Stuhlbarg was known as a character actor having portrayed a variety of roles in film, television and theatre.

He has received several awards including two Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

He rose to prominence as troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stuhlbarg has since become known as a character actor and has appeared in numerous films and television series portraying real life figures, such as George Yeaman in Lincoln (2012), Lew Wasserman in Hitchcock (2012), Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs (2015), Edward G. Robinson in Trumbo (2015), Abe Rosenthal in The Post (2017), and Stanley Edgar Hyman in Shirley (2020).