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Austin Pendleton

Highest Rated:   100% Homicide: The Movie (2000)
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An alumnus of the Yale School of drama, American actor Austin Pendleton was lucky enough to latch onto a starmaking stage role relatively early in life. Pendleton was the first performer to play the part of tailor Motel Kamzoil in the evergreen musical Fiddler on the Roof, in which he had one of the play's best non-Tevye songs, "Miracle of Miracles." Hollywood has been less generous to Pendleton in terms of good roles. He was cast in a supporting role in Skidoo (1968), a smash miss frequently cited as the worst film in the careers of most of its participants (Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Carol Channing, Otto Preminger, et al.) He was shown to better advantage in What's Up, Doc? (1972), while in The Front Page (1974) he sparkled as a condemned killer plagued by a bad head cold on the eve of his execution. A first-rate character player, Austin Pendleton has never quite scaled the heights of stardom in films, though his theatre work as both actor and director has always been critically lauded.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% Finding Dory
  • Gurgle
$486.3M 2016
79% The Mend
  • Earl
2015
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Judge Pendergast
2015
24% HairBrained
  • Dapper Man
2014
44% He's Way More Famous Than You
  • Dad
2013
65% Game Change
  • Joe Lieberman
2012
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Dr. Masters
$52.5M 2010
23% Levantando a pápa
  • Gus Falk
2007
No Score Yet Lovely by Surprise
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet 5-25-77 ('77)
  • Herb Lightman
2007
56% The Notorious Bettie Page
  • Teacher
$1.4M 2006
No Score Yet Dirty Work
  • Julian
2006
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
  • Jaurice
2005
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Peter Pett
2005
No Score Yet 5-25-77
  • Actor
2005
5% Christmas With the Kranks
  • Umbrella Santa/Marty
$73.8M 2004
14% Uptown Girls
  • Mr. McConkey
$37M 2003
No Score Yet A River Made to Drown In
  • Billy
2003
99% Finding Nemo
  • Gurgle
$380.6M 2003
No Score Yet June Moon
  • Actor
2002
22% Manna From Heaven
  • Two-Digit Doyle
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Wishcraft
  • Mr. Turner
2002
75% A Beautiful Mind
  • Thomas
2001
47% Fast Food, Fast Women
  • George
2001
100% Homicide: The Movie
  • George Griscom
2000
67% Joe the King
  • Winston
1999
No Score Yet The 4th Floor
  • Albert Collins
1999
No Score Yet Fumbleheads
  • Eugene Cleft
1999
No Score Yet Men Of Means
  • Actor
1998
76% Amistad
  • Professor Gibbs
1997
43% Trial and Error
  • Judge Paul Z. Graff
1997
53% The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Barry
1996
28% The Associate
  • Aesop Franklin
1996
No Score Yet The Proprietor
  • Willy Kunst
1996
60% 2 Days in the Valley
  • Ralph Crupi
1996
32% Sgt. Bilko
  • Major Ebersole
1996
14% Two Much
  • Dr. Huffeyer
1996
63% Home for the Holidays
  • Peter Arnold
1995
No Score Yet The Fifteen Minute Hamlet
  • Actor
1995
44% Don't Drink the Water
  • Chef Oscar
1994
59% Guarding Tess
  • Earl
1994
29% Greedy
  • Hotel Clerk
1994
7% Mr. Nanny
  • Alex
1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Asa Hoffman
1993
14% My Boyfriend's Back
  • Dr. Bronson
1993
No Score Yet Four Eyes and Six-Guns
  • Actor
1993
50% Rain Without Thunder
  • Catholic Priest
1992
85% My Cousin Vinny
  • John Gibbons
1992
67% The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
  • Lawyer Taylor
1991
80% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
  • Mr. Gadbury
1990
11% Hello Again
  • Junior Lacey
1987
57% Short Circuit
  • Howard
1986
No Score Yet Off Beat
  • Gun shop salesman
1986
No Score Yet My Man Adam
  • Mr. Greenhut
1985
No Score Yet Talk to Me
  • Richard Patterson
1982
17% First Family
  • Alexander Grade
1980
60% Simon
  • Dr. Carl Becker
1980
No Score Yet Starting Over
  • Paul
1979
87% The Muppet Movie
  • Max
1979
No Score Yet The Great Smokey Roadblock
  • Guido
1978
73% The Front Page
  • Earl Williams
1974
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner
  • Zukovsky
1973
90% What's Up, Doc?
  • Frederick Larrabe
1972
85% Catch-22
  • Col. Moodus
1970
36% Skidoo
  • Fred the Professor
1968
91% Petulia
  • Intern
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
  • 2016
40% Cupid
2009
  • Dr. Boyd
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Dr. John Manotti
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Horace Gorman
  • 2003
No Score Yet Oz
1997-2003
  • William Giles Giles
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Barry Haskell
  • 2000
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Deep Throat
  • Guest
  • 1997
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • The White Rabbit
  • 1983

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