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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), When We Were Kings (1996) and Plimpton! The Great Quarterback Sneak (1971). He was married to Sara Whitehead Dudley and Freddy Medora Espy. He died on September 26, 2003 in Manhattan, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting Henry Lipkin - Psychologist
(1997)
When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings Himself - Writer
(1996)
Reds
Reds Horace Whigham
(1981)

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 1999 Edtv
Panel Member
 1998 The Last Days of Disco
Clubgoer
 1997 Good Will Hunting
Henry Lipkin - Psychologist
 1995 Just Cause
Elder Phillips
 1991 Little Man Tate
Winston F. Buckner
 1991 L.A. Story
Straight Weatherman
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Well Wisher
 1989 Easy Wheels
Surgeon
 1985 Volunteers
Lawrence Bourne Jr.
 1981 Reds
Horace Whigham
 1978 If Ever I See You Again
Lawrence Lawrence
 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Quentin Reynolds
 1970 Rio Lobo
4th Gunman
 1968 The Detective
Reporter (uncredited)
 1968 Beyond the Law
Mayor
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Bedouin (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Humor: "A Sex Bestiary" with illustrations by Arnold Roth, "Playboy" (USA), January 1997, p.84-87. See more »

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

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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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:

As of the most recent calculation by The Oracle of Bacon, Plimpton is no. 1000 on the list of the top 1000 actors and actresses with low "center of the film universe" numbers. His "Plimpton Number" average is 2.911. Not bad for a journalist who has appeared in fewer than 25 theatrical films. See more »

Nickname:

Prince of Cameos

Star Sign:

Pisces

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