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Allen Garfield

Highest Rated:   100% Taking Off (1971)
Lowest Rated:   12% Diabolique (1996)
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Rotund character actor Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio. He interrupted a fruitful stage career in 1968 to appear in a string of low-budget, Manhattan-based films, among them the seminal Brian de Palma project Hi, Mom! (1970) and Woody Allen's Bananas (1971, as the Christ figure who has trouble finding a parking space for his cross). He was promoted to leading man in 1970's Cry Uncle, a raunchy R-rated detective spoof which attracted extensive press coverage thanks to the scene in which Garfield has sex with a corpse! In mainstream films like The Long Goodbye (1973) The Conversation (1974) and Nashville (1975), Garfield was generally cast as slimy executives and promoters. As MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer in Gable and Lombard, Garfield offered a fascinating amalgam of sticky sentimentality, sharp business acumen and cold-blooded ruthlessness. From 1978 through 1983, Garfield billed himself under his given name of Allen Goorwitz, and also lost a great deal of weight; but with 1984's Cotton Club onward, it was back to "Garfield" and excess poundage. In 1993, Allen Garfield played his first starring role in years in the angst-driven theatrical feature Jack and His Friends.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chief Zabu
  • Ben Sydney
2016
No Score Yet The Black Stallion Returns
  • Kurr
2003
No Score Yet White Boy (Menace)
  • Mr. Rosen
2002
42% The Majestic
  • Leo Kubelsky
2001
No Score Yet Absence of the Good
  • Lt. Paul Taylor
1999
No Score Yet Obsession
  • Simon Frischmuth
1997
No Score Yet Get a Job
  • Mr. Berger/Dr. Farnsworth
1997
No Score Yet Crime of the Century
  • Lt. James Finn
1996
12% Diabolique
  • Leo Katzman
1996
12% Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Vinnie Vidivici
1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family
  • Maitre d'
1995
60% Wild Side (All The Way)
  • Dan Rackman
1995
No Score Yet Les Patriotes (The Patriots)
  • Eagleman
1994
No Score Yet Cyborg 2
  • Martin Dunn
1993
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn
  • Abe Feller
1992
No Score Yet Family Prayers
  • Cantor
1992
No Score Yet Jack and His Friends
  • Jack
1992
No Score Yet Miracle Beach
  • Magnus O'Leary
1992
No Score Yet Club Fed
  • Harrison
1990
64% Dick Tracy
  • Reporter
1990
30% Let It Ride
  • Greenberg
1989
No Score Yet Night Visitor
  • Zachary
1989
46% Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Harold Lutz
1987
No Score Yet You Ruined My Life
  • Howie
1987
78% Desert Bloom
  • Mr. Mosol
1986
75% The Cotton Club
  • Abbadabba Berman
1984
62% Teachers
  • Rosenberg
1984
62% Irreconcilable Differences
  • Phil Hanner
1984
No Score Yet Get Crazy
  • Max Wolfe
1983
48% One From the Heart
  • Restaurant Owner
1982
No Score Yet The State of Things
  • Gordon
1982
78% Continental Divide
  • Howard McDermott
1981
No Score Yet Leave 'em Laughing
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet One-Trick Pony
  • Cal van Damp
1980
89% The Stunt Man
  • Sam
1980
No Score Yet The Brink's Job
  • Vinnie Costa
1978
No Score Yet Ring of Passion (Countdown to the Big One)
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Sketches of a Strangler
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Skateboard
  • Manny Bloom
1977
No Score Yet The Million Dollar Rip-Off
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Gable and Lombard
  • Louis B. Mayer
1976
50% Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Harry Fishbine
1976
No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story
  • Actor
1976
94% Nashville
  • Barnett
1975
No Score Yet Paco
  • Actor
1975
73% The Front Page
  • Kruger
1974
98% The Conversation
  • Bernie
1974
No Score Yet Busting
  • Rizzo
1974
80% Slither
  • Vincent J. Palmer
1973
95% The Candidate
  • Howard Klein
1972
No Score Yet Get to Know Your Rabbit
  • Vic
1972
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles
  • Juicy Brucey
1972
No Score Yet Top of the Heap
  • Taxi Driver
1972
No Score Yet Footsteps
  • Brewster
1972
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Benjy
1971
No Score Yet Cry Uncle
  • Jake Masters
1971
100% Taking Off
  • Norman
1971
88% Bananas
  • Man on Cross
1971
80% The Owl and the Pussycat
  • Dress Shop Proprietor
1970
73% Hi, Mom!
  • Joe Banner
1970
64% Putney Swope
  • Elias Jr.
1969
87% Greetings
  • Smut Peddler
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • The Cut Man/Chuck
  • 2000
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Roger Becker
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Carl Berg
  • 1992

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