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Richard Widmark (1914–2008)


Richard Widmark established himself as an icon of American cinema with his debut in the 1947 film noir Kiss of Death (1947) in which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as the killer "Tommy Udo". Kiss of Death (1947) and other noir thrillers established Widmark as part of a new generation of American movie actors who became ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Col. Tad Lawson
(1961)
The Alamo
The Alamo Col. Jim Bowie
(1960)
Pickup on South Street
(1953)
Panic in the Streets
Panic in the Streets Lt. Cmdr. Clinton 'Clint' Reed M.D.
(1950)

Filmography

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 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Ward Hill Lamon (voice)
 1991 True Colors
Sen. James Stiles
 1989 Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie)
Enoch Rucker Blakeslee
 1988 Los Angeles History Project (TV Series)
Narrator
- Trouble in Angel City (1988) ... Narrator (voice)
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Sheriff Mapes
 1985 Blackout (TV Movie)
Joe Steiner
 1984 Against All Odds
Ben Caxton
 1982 The Final Option
Secretary of State Arthur Currie
 1982 Movie Madness
Stan Nagurski ("Municipalians")
 1981 A Whale for the Killing (TV Movie)
Tom Goodenough
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie)
Judge Parke Denison
 1979 Bear Island
Otto Gerran
 1979 Mr. Horn (TV Movie)
Al Sieber
 1978 The Swarm
General Slater
 1978 Coma
Dr. Harris
 1977 Rollercoaster
Agent Hoyt
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Gen. Martin MacKenzie - Commanding General SA
 1976 The Sell-Out
Sam Lucas
 1975 The Last Day (TV Movie)
Will Spence
 1973 Brock's Last Case (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Max Brock
 1972 When the Legends Die
Red Dillon
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
President Paul Roudebush
 1970 The Moonshine War
Dr. Emmett Taulbee
 1969 A Talent for Loving
Major Patten
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Marshal Frank Patch
 1967 The Way West
Lije Evans
 1966 Alvarez Kelly
Col. Tom Rossiter
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Captain Eric Finlander U.S.N.
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Capt. Thomas Archer
 1964 Flight from Ashiya
L:t. Col. Glenn Stevenson
 1964 The Long Ships
Rolfe
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Col. Tad Lawson
 1961 Two Rode Together
First Lt. Jim Gary
 1961 The Secret Ways
Michael Reynolds
 1959 Warlock
Johnny Gannon
 1959 The Trap
Ralph Anderson
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade
Clint Hollister
 1957 Time Limit
Col. William Edwards
 1956 The Last Wagon
Comanche Todd
 1956 Run for the Sun
Michael 'Mike' Latimer
 1956 Backlash
Jim Slater
 1955 The Cobweb
Dr. Stewart 'Mac' McIver
 1955 A Prize of Gold
Sergeant Joe Lawrence
 1954 Broken Lance
Ben Devereaux
 1954 Garden of Evil
Fiske
 1954 Hell and High Water
Capt. Adam Jones
 1953 Take the High Ground!
Sgt. Thorne Ryan
 1953 Destination Gobi
CPO Samuel T. McHale
 1952 My Pal Gus
Dave Jennings
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Johnny Kernan (segment "The Clarion Call")
 1952 Don't Bother to Knock
Jed Towers
 1951 The Frogmen
Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence
 1951 Halls of Montezuma
Lt. Anderson
 1948 Yellow Sky
Dude
 1948 Road House
Jefferson T. 'Jefty' Robbins
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared )as "Crewson") in "Kiss Them for Me". Comedy. Written by Luther Davis. Based on "Shore Leave" by Frederic Wakeman. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Fulton Theatre from 14 May 1945-close): 20 Mar 1945-23 Jun 1945 (110 performances). Cast: Robert Allen (credited as Bob Allen; as "Turnbill"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 27 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

A James B. Harris and Richard Widmark Production

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In a 1971 N.Y. Times interview] I don't care how well known an actor is - he can still live a normal life, if he wants to. I still believe it. That's the trouble with actors. If they're not recognized, they think it's all over. See more »

Trivia:

Was Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal's first choice to play the character based on him in Casino (1995). Being that Widmark was 80 years old at the time, the role eventually went to Robert De Niro. See more »

Nickname:

Dick

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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