Active on Broadway in the following productions:
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
11 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
Mr. Walter Matthau | Walter Matuschanskayasky
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Did You Know?
[on The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
(1974)] My first day of work was in an abandoned subway station in Brooklyn. You can't get any lower than that. Before this journey underground, I hadn't been on the trains for years. I can remember the time of my youth when I didn't even have enough money to buy a token -- and that was when they cost five cents!
Very tall as young man (6' 3"), Matthau had a very slouchy posture by the time he was an actor. This was in part due to back injuries attained in combat in World War II, but he probably exaggerated it because the slouch fitted his miserly characters.
Craggy, hangdog face