Walter Matthau

Total Box Office:
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Highest Rated:
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Lowest Rated:
9% The Survivors (1983)
Birthday:
Oct 1
Birthplace:
New York City, New York, USA
Bio:
Specializing in playing shambling, cantankerous cynics, Walter Matthau, with his jowly features, slightly stooped posture, and seedy, rumpled demeanor, looked as if he would be more at home as a laborer or small-time insurance salesman than as a popular movie star equally adept at drama and comedy.…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
75% The End
  • Actor
-- 2013
Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
  • Actor
-- 2012
Portrait d'un homme ' 60% parfait': Billy Wilder (Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder)
  • Actor
-- 2012
The Great Man: W.C. Fields
  • Actor
-- 2005
23% Dennis the Menace
  • Mr. Wilson
-- 2003
97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  • Actor
-- 2000
12% Hanging Up
  • Lou Mozell
-- 2000
22% The Odd Couple II
  • Oscar Madison
-- 1998
The Marriage Fool (Love After Death)
  • Frank Walsh
-- 1998
38% Out to Sea
  • Charlie
-- 1997
33% I'm Not Rappaport
  • Nat Moyer
-- 1996
50% The Grass Harp
  • Judge Charlie Cool
-- 1995
18% Grumpier Old Men
  • Max Goldman
-- 1995
46% I.Q.
  • Albert Einstein
-- 1994
Incident In A Small Town
  • Harmon Cobb
-- 1994
67% Grumpy Old Men
  • Max Goldman
-- 1993
84% JFK
  • Sen. Russell Long
-- 1992
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Actor
-- 1992
Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love
  • Clifford
-- 1991
The Incident
  • Harmon Cobb
-- 1989
43% The Couch Trip
  • Donald Becker
-- 1988
A.F.I. Life Achievement Awards - Jack Lemmon
  • Actor
-- 1988
Il Piccolo diavolo (The Little Devil)
  • Father Maurice
-- 1988
25% Pirates
  • Capt. Thomas Bartholomew Red
-- 1986
A.F.I. Life Achievement Awards - Billy Wilder
  • Actor
-- 1986
Movers And Shakers
  • Joe Mulholland
-- 1985
9% The Survivors
  • Sonny Paluso
-- 1983
I Ought to Be in Pictures
  • Herbert Tucker
-- 1982
62% Buddy Buddy
  • Trabucco
-- 1981
First Monday in October
  • Dan Snow
-- 1981
75% Hopscotch
  • Miles Kendig
-- 1980
Little Miss Marker
  • Sorrowful Jones
-- 1980
33% House Calls
  • Dr. Charley Nichols
-- 1978
58% California Suite
  • Marvin Michaels
-- 1978
75% Casey's Shadow
  • Lloyd Bourdelle
-- 1978
Stingiest Man in Town
  • Actor
-- 1978
96% The Bad News Bears
  • Coach Morris Buttermaker
-- 1976
80% The Sunshine Boys
  • Willy Clark
-- 1975
Gentleman Tramp
  • Narrator
-- 1975
25% Earthquake
  • Drunk
-- 1974
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Lieutenant Garber
-- 1974
73% The Front Page
  • Walter Burns
-- 1974
80% The Laughing Policeman
  • Jake Martin
-- 1973
86% Charley Varrick
  • Charley Varrick
-- 1973
Awake and Sing!
  • Moe Axelrod
-- 1972
80% Pete 'n' Tillie
  • Pete
-- 1972
50% Plaza Suite
  • Jesse
-- 1971
100% A New Leaf
  • Henry Graham
-- 1971
67% Kotch
  • Joseph P. Kotcher
-- 1971
Patton - Old Blood and Guts
  • Host
-- 1970
100% Cactus Flower
  • Julian Winston
-- 1969
47% Hello, Dolly!
  • Horace Vandergelder
-- 1969
80% Candy
  • Gen. Smight
-- 1968
100% The Odd Couple
  • Oscar Madison
-- 1968
Secret Life of An American Wife
  • The Movie Star
-- 1968
67% A Guide for the Married Man
  • Paul Manning
-- 1967
Mirage
  • Ted Caselle
-- 1966
95% The Fortune Cookie
  • Willie Gingrich
-- 1966
Goodbye Charlie
  • Sir Leopold Sartori
-- 1964
Ensign Pulver
  • Doc
-- 1964
Who's Got the Action?
  • Tony Gagoots
-- 1963
92% Fail-Safe
  • Groeteschele
-- 1963
92% Charade
  • Hamilton Bartholomew
-- 1963
90% Lonely are the Brave
  • Sheriff Johnson
-- 1962
Strangers When We Meet
  • Felix Anders
-- 1960
Gangster Story
  • Director
  • Jack Martin
-- 1959
Onionhead
  • "Red" Wildoe
-- 1958
Ride a Crooked Trail
  • Judge Kyle
-- 1958
100% King Creole
  • Maxie Fields
-- 1958
91% A Face in the Crowd
  • Mel Miller
-- 1957
93% Bigger Than Life (1956)
  • Wally Gibbs
-- 1956
Mob Movies
  • Actor
-- 1955
The Indian Fighter
  • Wes Todd
-- 1955
Mobs and Mayhem
  • Actor
-- 1955
The Kentuckian
  • Bodine
-- 1955
Suspense
  • Actor
-- 1952
Mob
  • Actor
-- 1937

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Quotes from Walter Matthau's Characters

    1. Sonny Paluso: You're driving like a trout out of water with... with diarrhea.
    From The Survivors. Submitted by Michael S (2 months ago)
    1. Sen. Russell Long: One pristine bullet? That dog don't hunt.
    From JFK. Submitted by Jared B (4 months ago)
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