John Marley

John Marley

Highest Rated: 98% The Godfather (1972)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Car (1977)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1907

Birthplace: Not Available

John Marley's craggy face, cement-mixer voice and shock of white hair were familiar to stagegoers from the 1930s onward. Marley started out as one-half of a comedy team, but soon found that his true metier was drama. In films on an infrequent basis since 1941, Marley stepped up his moviemaking activities in the mid-1960s, playing such sizeable roles as Jane Fonda's father in Cat Ballou (1965). He won a Venice Film Festival award for his performance as a miserable middle-aged husband in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), and was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of Ali MacGraw's blue-collar dad in Love Story. Arguably Marley's most unforgettable assignment was The Godfather (1972), in which, as movie mogul Lou Woltz, he wakes up to find himself sharing his bed with a horse's head. John Marley's television work included a regular role on the obscure NBC daytime drama Three Steps to Heaven.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Godfather Epic Jack Woltz 2016
No Score Yet On the Edge Elmo 1986
No Score Yet The Glitter Dome Capt. Woofer 1984
No Score Yet Threshold Edgar Fine 1983
No Score Yet Utilities Roy Blue 1983
No Score Yet Mother Lode (Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure) Elijah 1982
No Score Yet The Amateur Molton 1982
No Score Yet Word of Honor Gary 1981
No Score Yet Tribute Lou Daniels 1980
69% Hooper Max Berns 1978
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Dave Hindley 1978
53% It Lives Again Mr. Mallory 1978
29% The Car everett 1977
No Score Yet The Greatest Dr. Pacheco 1977
No Score Yet Kid Vengeance Jesus 1977
No Score Yet W.c. Fields And Me Studio Head Bannerman 1976
No Score Yet Framed Sal Viccarrone 1975
83% Dead of Night (Deathdream) Charles Brooks 1974
No Score Yet Blade Blade 1973
No Score Yet L'Etrusco uccide ancora (The Dead Are Alive) Nikos 1972
98% The Godfather Jack Woltz 1972
No Score Yet The Etruscan Kills Again (L'Etrusco uccide ancora) Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Family Rico Sid Kubik 1972
No Score Yet Jory Roy Starr 1972
No Score Yet Clay Pigeon Police Captain 1971
No Score Yet A Man Called Sledge Old Man 1971
67% Love Story Phil Cavalleri 1970
83% Faces Richard 1968
No Score Yet In Enemy Country Rausch 1968
92% Cat Ballou Frankie Ballou 1965
67% America America Garabet 1963
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Achilles Dimitrios 1963
92% A Child Is Waiting Holland 1963
No Score Yet Pay or Die Caputo 1960
93% I Want to Live! Father Devers 1958
No Score Yet Timetable Bobik 1956
No Score Yet The Square Jungle Tommy Dillon 1955
No Score Yet The Joe Louis Story Mannie Seamon 1953
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) Knotty Johnson 1952
80% The Mob Tony 1951
No Score Yet Guilty Bystander bartender 1950
86% The Naked City Managing Editor 1948
88% Kiss of Death Al 1947


No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
D.W. 1979
No Score Yet Ironside
Matai Simon 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
Sheriff 1968
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
Stefan 1967
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Pringle 1965
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Singer Tony Mike 1964
82% The Twilight Zone
Jason Cox 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Matthew Owen 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
Little Cloud 1960


Jack Woltz says: You don't understand. Johnny Fontane never gets that movie. That part is perfect for him. It'll make him a big star. I'm gonna run him out of the movies. And let me tell you why. Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International's most valuable proteges. For three years we had her under contract, singing lessons, dancing lessons, acting lessons. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. I was gonna make her a big star. And let me be even more frank, just to show you that I'm not a hard-hearted man, that it's not all dollars and cents. She was beautiful! She was young, she was innocent. She was the greatest piece of ass I've ever had, and I've had 'em all over the world. And then Johnny Fontaine comes along with his olive oil voice and guinea charm and she runs off. She threw it all away just to make me look ridiculous. And a man in my position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous. Now you get the hell out of here! And if that goomba tries any rough stuff, you tell him I ain't no bandleader. Yeah, I heard that story. [Hagen has been calmly eating his meal throughout Woltz's tirade]

Tom Hagen says: [Hagen has been calmly eating his meal throughout Woltz's tirade] Thank you for the dinner and a very pleasant evening. Have your car take me to the airport. Mr Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once.

Jack Woltz says: Now you listen to me, you smooth-talking son-of-a-bitch, let me lay it on the line for you and your boss, whoever he is! Johnny Fontane will never get that movie! I don't care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come out of the woodwork!

Tom Hagen says: I'm German-Irish.

Jack Woltz says: Well, let me tell you something, my kraut-mick friend, I'm gonna make so much trouble for you, you won t know what hit you!

Jack Woltz says: A man in my position can't afford to look ridiculous. Now you get the hell out of here.

Tom Hagen says: Thank you for the dinner, and the lovely evening.

Jack Woltz says: I bet Russian Czars never paid that much for a horse.

Jack Woltz says: I bet even Russian Czars never paid that much for a horse.