Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau (born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor, comedian and film director. He is best known for his film roles in A Face in the Crowd (1957), King Creole (1958) and as a coach of a hapless little league team in the baseball comedy The Bad News Bears (1976). He also starred in 10 films alongside Jack Lemmon, including The Odd Couple (1968), The Front Page (1974) and Grumpy Old Men (1993). Matthau won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie (1966). Matthau is also known for his performances in Stanley Donen's romance Charade (1963), Gene Kelly's musical Hello, Dolly! (1969), Elaine May's screwball comedy A New Leaf (1971) and Herbert Ross' ensemble comedy California Suite (1978). He also starred in Plaza Suite, Kotch (both 1971), Charley Varrick (1973), The Sunshine Boys (1975), and Hopscotch (1980). On Broadway, Matthau originated the role of Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple by playwright Neil Simon, for which he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1965, his second after A Shot in the Dark in 1962. Matthau also received two British Academy Film Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In 1963, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance in The DuPont Show of the Week. In 1982, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Matthau, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    10/1/1920
A Guide for the Married Man
A Guide for the Married Man
6.1
The Marriage Fool
The Marriage Fool
7.2
Pirates
Pirates
6.2
The Bad News Bears
The Bad News Bears
6.9
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
7.4
Hopscotch
Hopscotch
7
Dennis the Menace
Dennis the Menace
5.8
Charley Varrick
Charley Varrick
7.4
Cactus Flower
Cactus Flower
7.1
House Calls
House Calls
7
I Ought to Be in Pictures
I Ought to Be in Pictures
7.3
The Laughing Policeman
The Laughing Policeman
6.2
Plaza Suite
Plaza Suite
6
A New Leaf
A New Leaf
7.2
I'm Not Rappaport
I'm Not Rappaport
5.6
Grumpier Old Men
Grumpier Old Men
6.5
The Sunshine Boys
The Sunshine Boys
6.8
Little Miss Marker
Little Miss Marker
6.5
Gangster Story
Gangster Story
5
Incident in a Small Town
Incident in a Small Town
6.6
Casey's Shadow
Casey's Shadow
6.4
Kotch
Kotch
6.5
First Monday in October
First Monday in October
6.6
Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers
3.9
Pete 'n' Tillie
Pete 'n' Tillie
5.6
The Incident
The Incident
6.6
The Stingiest Man in Town
The Stingiest Man in Town
5.5
Awake and Sing!
Awake and Sing!
0
The Secret Life of an American Wife
The Secret Life of an American Wife
3
How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
7.3
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore
Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore
6
Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough
Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough
6.5
Big Deal in Laredo
0
Fail Safe
Fail Safe
7.8
The Front Page
The Front Page
7.3
The Fortune Cookie
The Fortune Cookie
7.2
The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple
7.5
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men
6.6
The Couch Trip
The Couch Trip
5.4
The Odd Couple II
The Odd Couple II
6.4
The Survivors
The Survivors
5.6
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
6.9
Buddy Buddy
Buddy Buddy
6.3
The Little Devil
The Little Devil
6.7
Out to Sea
Out to Sea
5.7
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
4.5
Charade
Charade
7.7
I.Q.
I.Q.
6
Bigger Than Life
Bigger Than Life
7.2
Ensign Pulver
Ensign Pulver
6.6
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave
7.3
The Grass Harp
The Grass Harp
6
The Kentuckian
The Kentuckian
5.8
King Creole
King Creole
6.4
Mirage
Mirage
7
Voice in the Mirror
Voice in the Mirror
5.8
The Indian Fighter
The Indian Fighter
6.2
Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder
Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder
6.7
Onionhead
Onionhead
6.4
The Gentleman Tramp
The Gentleman Tramp
6.6
Ride a Crooked Trail
Ride a Crooked Trail
6.3
Atomic Attack
Atomic Attack
6
Private Screenings: Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
0
Carol Channing and 101 Men
Carol Channing and 101 Men
0
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter
0
Hanging Up
Hanging Up
5.2
A Face in the Crowd
A Face in the Crowd
7.6
Strangers When We Meet
Strangers When We Meet
6.3
Who's Got the Action?
Who's Got the Action?
5.2
Island of Love
Island of Love
5.3
Actor
Actor
0
A Beverly Hills Christmas
A Beverly Hills Christmas
6
California Suite
California Suite
5.8
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
5.4
Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy
Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy
6
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman
7.5
Candy
Candy
5.3
Last of the Independents: Don Siegel and the Making of 'Charley Varrick'
Last of the Independents: Don Siegel and the Making of 'Charley Varrick'
5
'Fail-Safe' and the Cold War
'Fail-Safe' and the Cold War
0
Earthquake
Earthquake
6.1
Goodbye Charlie
Goodbye Charlie
5.6
Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy
Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy
5.6
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life
6
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'
0
JFK
JFK
7.6
The Lion Roars Again
0
Laurel and Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys
Laurel and Hardy: A Tribute to the Boys
6.5
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
8.5
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture
6.6
I Love Liberty
I Love Liberty
0
And the Oscar Goes to...
And the Oscar Goes to...
7.1
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