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George Plimpton (I) (1927–2003)


George Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as George Ames Plimpton. He was an actor and writer, known for Good Will Hunting (1997), Nixon (1995) and L.A. Story (1991). He was married to Sara Whitehead Dudley and Freddy Medora Espy. He died on September 26, 2003 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Known For

Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting Psychologist
(1997)
Nixon
Nixon President's Lawyer
(1995)
L.A. Story
L.A. Story Straight Weatherman
(1991)
Just Visiting
Just Visiting Dr. Brady
(2001)

Filmography

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 2001-2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
Winterhoff / Mr. Parker / John Barrett / ...
- Immune to Murder (2002) ... Cook
- The Silent Speaker: Part 2 (2002) ... Winterhoff
- The Silent Speaker: Part 1 (2002) ... Winterhoff
- Help Wanted, Male (2002) ... General Carpenter
- Murder Is Corny (2002) ... Nathaniel Parker
 2001 Bullet in the Brain (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
- Red Herring (2001)
 2001 Just Visiting
Dr. Brady
 1998-2001 ER (TV Series)
John Truman Carter, Sr.
- Thy Will Be Done (2001) ... John Truman Carter, Sr.
- My Brother's Keeper (1998) ... John Truman Carter, Sr.
 2000 Woman Found Dead in Elevator (Short)
Famous Author
 2000 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
George Plimpton
- A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn (2000) ... George Plimpton
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
Spelling Bee Judge
- Spell Check (2000) ... Spelling Bee Judge
 1999 Edtv
Panel Member
 1998 The Last Days of Disco
Clubgoer
 1997 Good Will Hunting
Psychologist
 1995 Nixon
President's Lawyer
 1995 Just Cause
Elder Phillips
 1994 Wings (TV Series)
Dr. Greyson
- The Shrink (1994) ... Dr. Greyson
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1991 Little Man Tate
Winston F. Buckner
 1991 L.A. Story
Straight Weatherman
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Well Wisher
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
George Templeton Strong / New York World
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... George Templeton Strong (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... George Templeton Strong (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... George Templeton Strong (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... George Templeton Strong / New York World (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... George Templeton Strong (voice)
 1989 Easy Wheels
Surgeon
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Clinton Brandauer
- Starfire (1989) ... Clinton Brandauer
 1985 Volunteers
Lawrence Bourne Jr.
 1984 Mouseterpiece Theater (TV Series)
 1981 Reds
Horace Whigham
 1980 Greatest Sports Legends (TV Series)
Host / Himself
- Lance Alworth (1980) ... Host / Himself
 1978 If Ever I See You Again
Lawrence Lawrence
 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Quentin Reynolds
 1976 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Audience Member
- Anthony Perkins/Betty Carter (1976) ... Audience Member (uncredited)
 1970 Rio Lobo
4th Gunman
 1968 The Detective
Reporter (uncredited)
 1968 Beyond the Law
Mayor
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Bedouin (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (64 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography: "Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career" (filmed as Infamous (2006)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The worst thing that can happen to your career is to be shot out in an open field. You've got to be in the right position to die dramatically, against a wall, near something to hang onto. Never close your eyes. Glaze them. You can't go wrong bringing something down with you when you fall. A tablecloth is excellent. Preferably with a meal on it. See more »

Trivia:

Plimpton was the long-time Editor, and one of the founders, of "The Paris Review". He interviewed Ernest Hemingway for the magazine. See more »

Nickname:

Prince of Cameos

Star Sign:

Pisces

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