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Marc Lawrence

Highest Rated:   97% The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Lowest Rated:   0% Super Fuzz (1980)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
After attending City College of New York, Marc Lawrence studied acting with Eva Le Gallienne. Among the many stage productions in which Lawrence appeared were Sour Mountain and Waiting for Lefty. First signed for films by Columbia in 1932, Lawrence's scarred face and growly voice made him indispensable for gangster parts, though he generally displayed an intelligence far higher than the average goon or gunman. Though usually limited to villainy, Lawrence was not always confined to urban roles, as witness his successful portrayals of a mountaineer in Shepherd of the Hills (1942) and a western saddle tramp in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). The actor's own favorite role was Corio in 1947's Captain from Castille. During the House UnAmerican Activities Committee investigations of the 1950s, Lawrence reluctantly offered testimony implicating several of his coworkers as alleged communist sympathizers; the experience virtually destroyed his American career and left him embittered and defensive (he would always refuse to be interviewed by historians of the "Blacklist" era, referring to them as "ghouls"). Lawrence was forced to seek out work in Europe, where he'd emerge in the early 1960s as a director of crime films and spaghetti westerns. Back in the U.S. in the 1980s, Lawrence made several TV appearances and showed up in such films as The Big Easy (1987) and Newsies (1992), typecast once more as gangsters. In 1993, Lawrence privately published his memoirs, in which for the first time in print he addressed his dark days as an HUAC "friendly witness."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
64% The Rewrite
  • Screenwriter
$0.4M 2015
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$29.6M 2009
34% Knowing
  • Actor
$80M 2009
62% Music and Lyrics
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$50.5M 2007
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$47.1M 2005
42% Two Weeks Notice
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$93.3M 2002
42% Miss Congeniality
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2000
27% The Out-of-Towners
  • Screenwriter
1999
45% Forces of Nature
  • Screenwriter
1999
20% Life with Mikey
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1993
No Score Yet Night Train to Terror
  • Dieter/Mr. Weiss
1985
No Score Yet Cataclysm (The Nightmare Never Ends) (Satan's Supper)
  • Abraham Weiss/Dieter
1981
0% Super Fuzz
  • Torpedo
1980
No Score Yet Dream No Evil
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Pigs
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet La tratta delle bianche (Frustrations)
  • Actor
1952
97% The Asphalt Jungle
  • Cobby
1950
97% Key Largo
  • Ziggy
1948
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Pete
1946
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Tommy
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Newton
  • 1998
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Volnoth
  • 1989
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Jones
  • 1979

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