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Albert Dekker

Highest Rated:   100% The Killers (1946)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
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A graduate of Bowdoin college, Albert Dekker made his professional acting bow with a Cincinnati stock company in 1927. Within a few months he was featured in the Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Marco Millions. After a decade's worth of impressive theatrical appearance, Dekker made his first film, 1937's The Great Garrick. Usually cast as villains, Dekker was starred in the Technicolor horror film Dr. Cyclops (1940) and played a fascinating dual role in the 1941 suspenser Among the Living. Dekker's offscreen preoccupation with politics led to his winning a California State Assembly seat in 1944; during the McCarthy era, Dekker became an outspoken critic of the Wisconsin senator's tactics, and as a result the actor found it hard to get work in Hollywood. He returned to Broadway, then made a movie comeback in 1959. During his last decade, Dekker alternated between film, stage and TV assignments; he also embarked on several college-campus lecture tours. In May of 1968, Dekker was found strangled to death in his Hollywood home. His naked body was bound hand and foot, a hypodermic needle was jammed into each arm, and obscenities were scrawled all over the corpse. At first, it seemed that Dekker was a closet homosexual who had committed suicide (early reports suggested that the writings on his body were his bad movie reviews) or had died while having rough sex. While the kinky particulars of the case were never officially explained, it was finally ruled that Albert Dekker had died of accidental asphyxiation.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet She Devil
  • Actor
2014
98% The Wild Bunch
  • Pat Harrigan
1969
No Score Yet Gammera The Invincible
  • Secretary of Defense
1966
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman
  • Ben
1966
No Score Yet Ten Blocks on the Camino Real
  • Actor
1966
69% Suddenly, Last Summer
  • Dr. Hockstader
1959
No Score Yet Middle of the Night
  • Walter Lockman
1959
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills
  • Conrad
1959
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury
  • Earl
1959
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country
  • Capt. Rucker
1959
No Score Yet Illegal
  • Frank Garland
1955
97% Kiss Me Deadly
  • Soberin
1955
88% East of Eden
  • Will
1955
13% The Silver Chalice
  • Kester
1954
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel
  • Louis McKinley
1951
No Score Yet The Furies
  • Reynolds
1950
No Score Yet Destination Murder
  • Armitage
1950
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain
  • Mr. Trask
1949
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek
  • Leverett
1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement
  • John Minify
1947
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane
  • Boone Havock
1947
No Score Yet The Pretender
  • Kenneth Holden
1947
No Score Yet Wyoming
  • Duke Lassiter
1947
No Score Yet California
  • Pike
1946
100% The Killers
  • Big Jim Colfax
1946
No Score Yet Suspense
  • Frank Leonard
1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast
  • Brown
1946
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced
  • Count Erik Von Bohlen
1945
100% Experiment Perilous
  • Claghorne
1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town
  • Bat Masterson
1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats)
  • Jim Hunk Gardner
1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels)
  • Steve Barat
1943
No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier
  • Gideon Skene
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Actor
1942
83% Wake Island
  • Shad McClosky
1942
No Score Yet In Old California
  • Britt Dawson
1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon
  • LeBlanc
1942
No Score Yet Among the Living
  • John Raden / Paul Raden
1941
No Score Yet Blonde Inspiration
  • Phil Hendricks
1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Brazos Hearn
1941
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • Dr. Martin
1940
83% Dr. Cyclops
  • Dr. Thorkel
1940
75% Strange Cargo
  • Moll
1940
No Score Yet The Great Commandment
  • Longinus
1939
100% Beau Geste
  • Schwartz
1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die
  • Kidley's Second (uncredited)
1939
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Louis XIII
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Count de Provence
1938
No Score Yet The Great Garrick
  • LeBrun
1937
No Score Yet Search For Danger
  • Actor

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