Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

Highest Rated: 100% Pretty Poison (1968)

Lowest Rated: 20% Phaedra (1962)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1932

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the most intriguing leading men of the 1950s, Anthony Perkins' career path changed significantly after he was cast in a thriller from suspense master Alfred Hitchcock. Prior to that time, the handsome, boyish actor had earned critical praise for his work in "Friendly Persuasion" (1956) and "Fear Strikes Out" (1957), and was regarded as a fine candidate for romantic lead parts. However, that quickly changed after he portrayed murderous mama's boy Norman Bates in Hitchcock's hugely successful thriller, "Psycho" (1960). Perkins was so effective that for many viewers and producers, the role came to define him. A sojourn in Europe helped Perkins earn other sorts of assignments. He also gave a wonderful return performance as Norman in "Psycho II" (1983), and that unexpectedly effective film helped to revive public interest in him. A masterful character actor, Perkins' ability to convey mental instability in a fashion that was simultaneously disturbing, affecting, and darkly humorous made him a unique and valuable talent.

Highest rated movies

Pretty Poison
Psycho
Murder on the Orient Express
Winter Kills
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Friendly Persuasion
The Tin Star
The Trial

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% In the Deep Woods Paul Miller (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Target El Mecano (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 12% A Demon in My View Arthur Johnson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 27% Daughter of Darkness Anton/Prince Constantine (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 33% Psycho IV: The Beginning Norman Bates (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 19% I'm Dangerous Tonight Prof. Buchanan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 33% Lucky Stiff Director - 1989
33% 31% Edge of Sanity Dr. Henry Jekyll/Jack `'The Ripper'` Hyde (Character) - 1989
59% 29% Psycho III Norman Bates (Character),
Director
$11.7M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Boys Jimmy (Character) - 1986
50% 55% Crimes of Passion Rev. Peter Shayne (Character) - 1984
61% 55% Psycho II Norman Bates (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 86% The Sins of Dorian Gray Henry Lord (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 40% Twice a Woman Alfred (Character) - 1980
43% 46% ffolkes Kramer (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Negative Lawrence Miles (Character) - 1980
43% 45% The Black Hole Dr. Alex Durant (Character) - 1979
89% 55% Winter Kills John Cerruti (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Javert (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet First You Cry Arthur Heroz (Character) - 1978
70% 43% Remember My Name Neil Curry (Character) - 1978
30% 76% Mahogany Sean (Character) - 1975
90% 78% Murder on the Orient Express Hector MacQueen (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 14% Lovin' Molly Gid (Character) - 1974
60% 37% Ten Days' Wonder Unknown (Character) - 1972
89% 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Reverend LaSalle (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 53% Play It as It Lays B.Z. (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 26% Someone Behind the Door Laurence Jeffries (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 29% How Awful About Allan Allan (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 38% WUSA Rainey (Character) - 1970
81% 76% Catch-22 Chaplain Capt. A.T. Tappman (Character) - 1970
100% 71% Pretty Poison Dennis Pitt (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 50% The Champagne Murders Christopher (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 80% The Fool Killer Milo Bogardus (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 20% A Ravishing Idiot Harry Compton/Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne (Character) - 1964
29% 56% Five Miles to Midnight Robert Macklin (Character) - 1963
84% 87% The Trial Josef K. (Character) $19.2K 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Are Guilty Johnny Parsons (Character) - 1963
20% 33% Phaedra Alexis (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 76% Goodbye Again Philip Van der Besh (Character) - 1961
96% 95% Psycho Norman Bates (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 41% Tall Story Ray Blent (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 28% Green Mansions Abel (Character) - 1959
78% 69% On the Beach Lt. Peter Holmes (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 59% Desire Under the Elms Eben Cabot (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Matchmaker Cornelius Hackl (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Angry Age Joseph Dufresne (Character) - 1958
86% 73% The Tin Star Sheriff Ben Owens (Character) - 1957
83% 77% Fear Strikes Out Jim Piersall (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 18% The Lonely Man Riley Wade (Character) - 1957
89% 81% Friendly Persuasion Josh Birdwell (Character) - 1956
60% 49% The Actress Fred Whitmarsh (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the Term of His Natural Life Reverend North (Character) 1983
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1957 1959 1963 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1960 1963