10 Favourite Strother Martin Performances

1919 - 1980

"Age is as much an asset for character players as it is for good wine. Human experiences, both good and bad, leave their marks on one's face and bearing. A few lines on the face and a few gray hairs coupled with the idiosyncrasies an actor adopts throughout life help out round out the actor's personality. So far as I'm concerned, the older a character actor gets, the firmer his position is."
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1.
True Grit (1969)
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A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Colonel Stonehill ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Percy Garris ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
The Wild Bunch (1969)
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Coffer ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ Captain ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
Slap Shot (1977)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Joe McGrath ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
Gunsmoke (1955 TV Series)
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City. (60 mins.)
“ Island in the Desert (1974)
Ben Snow ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
“ The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers (1977)
Thomas Tyler "T.T." Flowers ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
The Virginian (1962 TV Series)
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers... (75 mins.)
“ You Can Lead a Horse to Water (1970)
Luther Watson ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
“ Baby Fat (1965)
H.W. Yates ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ William Doddy

Yes. I know it's an uncredited bit. Strother Martin is on the screen for probably less than a minute as a guy in a line-up, but try to take your eyes off him! ” - misspaddylee