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Richard Bennett

Highest Rated:   91% The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Lowest Rated:   75% Journey Into Fear (1943)
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Broadway luminary Richard Bennett made his first acting appearance in an 1891 Chicago production of The Limited Mail. Later that year, he made his New York bow appearing in the same play. With his classically chiseled features and athletic build, Bennett rapidly achieved "matinee idol" status, continuing to portray virile leading men into his fifties. He had a flair for foreign dialects, which he demonstrated to maximum effects in such plays as They Knew What They Wanted (1924) and such films as Arrowsmith (1931). While he regarded Hollywood as a "madhouse," Bennett occasionally functioned as technical advisor in silent-film adaptations of his stage plays, and was sporadically lured before the cameras in the talkie era, most memorably as the dying millionaire in If I Had a Million (1932) and the crusty Amberson paterfamilias in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). Richard Bennett was the father of actresses Constance, Joan and Barbara Bennett, and the grandfather of talk show host Morton Downey Jr.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Fergusons
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet The Life I Lived
  • Bill Cacchiotti
2007
No Score Yet We Married Margo
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A.
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Pirates of Blood River
  • Seymour
1962
No Score Yet Watch Your Stern
  • Officer of the Day
1961
No Score Yet The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Mike
1960
80% Richard III
  • George Stanley
1956
75% Journey Into Fear
  • Ship's Captain
1943
91% The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Maj. Amberson
1942
No Score Yet Nana
  • Greiner
1934
No Score Yet The Song of Songs
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Madame Racketeer
  • Elmer Hicks
1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million
  • John Glidden
1932
86% Arrowsmith
  • Sondelius
1931
No Score Yet The Life I Lived
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Wolf Creek
2016
  • Ted (Mick's Dad)
  • 2016

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