Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox

Highest Rated: 100% The Sea Wolf (1941)

Lowest Rated: 40% Shalako (1968)

Birthday: Jan 16, 1907

Birthplace: Strathroy, Ontario, Canada

Canadian actor Alexander Knox moved to England as a young man, where he distinguished himself as a stage actor in the 1930s, also appearing in film productions there throughout the decade. After a few supporting performances in British comedies and mysteries and a bit part in the adventure classic "The Four Feathers," he made the jump to Hollywood, where he landed a sizable role in "The Sea Wolf," an adaptation of the often-filmed Jack London novel of the same name, in which Knox acted alongside screen legend Edward G. Robinson. Three years later, Knox was chosen to portray the titular president in the biopic "Wilson," which is the role he's best remembered for. Though the film itself was a financial disaster, Knox's Academy Award-nominated depiction of Woodrow Wilson earned him high praises. Now a reputable Hollywood player, Knox continued to take starring parts in a disparate series of films, working with such leading lights as Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell and Irene Dunne --until he was blacklisted from the American film industry in the '50s. Undeterred, Knox opted to continue his career in England, later to return to the U.S. for memorable supporting turns in films such as 1958's costume adventure "The Vikings" and the 1962 war epic "The Longest Day." Later, in 1966, he appeared in the U.K. historical drama "Khartoum." He continued to act in films and TV series until bowing out of the limelight in the mid-80s.

Highest rated movies

The Sea Wolf
Crack in the World
These Are the Damned
Gorky Park
The Vikings




No Score Yet 56% Joshua Then and Now Senator Hornby (Character) $542.4K 1985
No Score Yet 60% Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Mr. Gilman (Character) - 1984
78% 59% Gorky Park General (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 22% Cry of the Innocent Thornton Donegin (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 29% Holocaust 2000 Professor Ernst Meyer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 32% Puppet on a Chain Col. De Graaf (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraulein Doktor Gen. Peronne (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run a Crooked Mile Sir Howard Nettleton (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 46% Villa Rides President Francisco Madero (Character) - 1968
40% 30% Shalako Henry Clarke (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 94% The 25th Hour D.A. (Character) - 1967
44% 61% How I Won the War American General (Character) - 1967
76% 72% Accident Provost (Character) $17.2K 1967
50% 35% Modesty Blaise Minister (Character) - 1966
100% 65% Khartoum Sir Evelyn Baring (Character) - 1966
86% 42% Crack in the World Sir Charles Eggerston (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission to Paradise Commissioner Lighton (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Moses Rev. Anderson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 58% Woman of Straw Detective Inspector Lomer (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% In the Cool of the Day Frederick Bonner (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Middle Col. Burton (Character) - 1963
86% 52% These Are the Damned Bernard (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Share Out Col. Calderwood (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 55% Operation Amsterdam Walter Keyser (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% Oscar Wilde Sir Edgar Clarke (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 57% The Wreck of the Mary Deare Petrie (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 55% Chase a Crooked Shadow Chandler Brisson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intent to Kill Dr. McNeill (Character) - 1958
76% 73% The Vikings Father Godwin (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passionate Summer Leonard Pawley (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 88% Reach for the Sky Mr. Joyce (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden Fear Hartman (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Davy Sir Giles Manning (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night My Number Came Up Owen Robertson (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias John Preston Dr. Peter Walton (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% The Sleeping Tiger Dr. Clive Esmond (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Divided Heart Chief Justice Anderson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 76% Europe '51 Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paula Dr. Clifford Frazer (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Tom Salter (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 55% Man in the Saddle Will Isham (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Love George Girard (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Son of Dr. Jekyll Dr. Curtis Lanyon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 39% Tokyo Joe Mark Landis (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Judge Thomas Bailey aka Tom Brown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 25% The Sign of the Ram Mallory St. Aubyn (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 70% Sister Kenny Dr. McDonnell (Character),
- 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over 21 Max W. Wharton (Character) - 1945
89% 42% Wilson Woodrow Wilson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 70% None Shall Escape Unknown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 58% This Above All Rector (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 54% The Commandos Strike at Dawn German Captain (Character) - 1942
100% 79% The Sea Wolf Humphrey Van Weyden (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheer, Boys, Cheer Saunders (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom Strikes Dr. Lomond (Character) - 1938


100% 100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Control (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Governor Hudson Inverest (Guest Star) 1962