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Alexander Knox

Highest Rated:   100% Khartoum (1966)
Lowest Rated:   44% Modesty Blaise (1966)
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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
No Score Yet 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
86% Accident
  • Provost
$17.7k 1967
54% 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
100% The Damned (These Are the Damned)
  • Bernard
1963
79% The Day of the Triffids
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day
  • Frederick Bonner
1963
92% 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
71% 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 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
88% 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
2004-2016
  • Reality cast member
  • 2014

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