Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox

  • Highest Rated: 100% Khartoum (1966)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% Shalako (1968)
  • Birthday: Jan 16, 1907
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Canadian actor Alexander Knox launched his stage career in Britain in 1929; two years later he made his film film, The Ringer. After a successful British stage career, Knox came to America in 1941, where he found steady film work playing learned types. In The Sea Wolf (1941), Knox was the pedantic Weyland, the opponent/doppelganger of brutish sea captain Wolf Larsen (Edward G. Robinson); while in This Above All (1942), Knox lent credibility to his role as clergyman who does but really doesn't condone a clandestine love affair. Knox's most daunting American film assignment was the title role in Wilson (1944), producer Darryl F. Zanuck's budget-busting valentine to the 28th president of the United States. Too healthy and fit to be totally convincing as Woodrow Wilson, Knox nonetheless sustained audience interest in an otherwise ponderous film marathon, and received an Oscar nomination -- which he might have won had not Wilson been one of the most conspicuous failures in Hollywood history. Nonetheless, the film allowed Knox to command star billing for his next few American pictures, including the enjoyable 1949 outing The Judge Steps Out, a light comedy loosely based on the Judge Crater disappearance. In the early 1950s, Knox found himself playing a few villains, at least until Hollywood's doors closed on him during the Blacklist era (that a man who once played a U.S. president should even be suspected of subversive leanings is quite ironic). The actor returned to Britain for choice character roles in such films as The Sleeping Tiger (1954), The Night My Number Came Up (1955) and Oscar Wilde (1957). In 1967, Knox was signed up for a term as a fictional U.S. president in the James Bond extravaganza You Only Live Twice (1967). Active in films until the mid 1980s, Knox also kept busy as a screenwriter and mystery novelist.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Joshua Then and Now Sen. Hornby 1985
No Score Yet Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Gilman 1984
78% Gorky Park General 1983
No Score Yet Cry of the Innocent Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Chosen Meyer 1977
No Score Yet The Psychopath Frank Saville 1973
No Score Yet Puppet on a Chain Col. De Graaf 1972
71% Nicholas and Alexandra American Ambassador Root 1971
40% Shalako Henry Clarke 1968
No Score Yet Villa Rides President Francisco Madero 1968
72% You Only Live Twice American President 1967
No Score Yet La Vingt-cinquième heure (The 25th Hour) Prosecutor 1967
82% Accident Provost $17.7K 1967
50% How I Won the War American general 1967
No Score Yet Psychopath Frank Saville 1966
44% Modesty Blaise Minister 1966
100% Khartoum Sir Evelyn Baring 1966
No Score Yet Crack in the World Sir Charles Eggerston 1965
No Score Yet Mister Moses Rev. Anderson 1965
No Score Yet Woman of Straw Lomer 1964
No Score Yet The Winston Affair (Man in the Middle) Col. Burton 1964
86% The Damned (These Are the Damned) Bernard 1963
76% The Day of the Triffids Actor 1963
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Frederick Bonner 1963
87% The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith 1962
No Score Yet Crack in the Mirror President 1960
No Score Yet Oscar Wilde Sir Edward Clarke 1960
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare Petrie 1959
No Score Yet Operation Amsterdam Walter Keyser 1959
76% The Vikings Father Godwin 1958
No Score Yet Chase a Crooked Shadow Chandler Brisson 1958
No Score Yet Davy Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Two-Headed Spy Gestapo Leader Mueller 1958
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky Mr. Joyce 1957
No Score Yet High Tide at Noon Stephen MacKenzie 1957
No Score Yet Alias John Preston Dr. Walton 1955
No Score Yet The Divided Heart Chief Justice 1954
No Score Yet The Sleeping Tiger Dr. Clive Esmond 1954
No Score Yet Europa '51 George Girard 1952
No Score Yet Paula Dr. Clifford Frazer 1952
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle Will Isham 1951
No Score Yet Saturday's Hero Professor Megroth 1951
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Salter 1951
No Score Yet Tokyo Joe Mark Landis 1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Screenwriter Judge Thomas Bailey/Tom Brown 1949
No Score Yet The Sign of the Ram Mallory St. Aubyn 1948
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Screenwriter Dr. Aeneas McDonnell 1946
No Score Yet Over 21 Max W. Wharton 1945
89% Wilson Woodrow Wilson 1944
No Score Yet None Shall Escape Wilhelm Grimm 1944
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn German Captain 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Rector 1942
No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Humphrey van Weyden 1941
100% The Four Feathers Actor 1939
No Score Yet Cheer, Boys, Cheer Saunders 1939
No Score Yet The Gaunt Stranger Dr. Lomond 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Project Runway
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2014
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Reality cast member
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Inverest
100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
1979
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