Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Highest Rated: 96% Midnight Express (1978)

Lowest Rated: 56% Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)

Birthday: Nov 06, 1949

Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Versatile male lead who made a compelling film debut as an American drug-smuggler incarcerated in a Turkish prison in Alan Parker's "Midnight Express" (1978). Davis's relatively sparse screen roles include off-beat gems such as American Olympic runner Jackson Scholz in "Chariots of Fire" (1981); the title character--a gay sailor--in Fassbinder's "Querelle" (1982); and the eccentric pilot in Percy Adlon's "Rosalie Goes Shopping" (1989). A risk-taking stage actor, Davis won acclaim as Ned Weeks, alter ego of playwright and Gay Men's Health Crisis founder Larry Kramer, in Kramer's harrowing AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" (1985). He also starred in Steven Berkoff's avant-garde adaptation of Kafka's "Metamorphosis" at the Mark Taper Forum. Davis, who had been suffering with complications from AIDS, reportedly committed suicide at age 41.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Habitation of Dragons George Tolliver (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 40% Hangfire Sheriff Ike Slayton (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 21% Child of Darkness, Child of Light Dr. Phinney (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 50% Unspeakable Acts Joseph Braga (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 56% The Plot to Kill Hitler Count Claus von Stauffenberg (Character) - 1990
56% 66% Rosalie Goes Shopping Ray `'Liebling'` Greenspace (Character) $10.5K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy Neil Travers (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 77% The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Francis Queeg (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 60% Heart Eddie (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Time Comes Dean (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 7% Cold Steel Johnny Modine (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Ties Julian Salina (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance Tony Cimo (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 94% Chiefs Sonny Butts (Character) - 1983
62% 71% Querelle Querelle (Character) - 1982
82% 80% Chariots of Fire Jackson Scholz (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 28% A Small Circle of Friends Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo (Character) - 1980
96% 89% Midnight Express Billy Hayes (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 88% Sybil Richard (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of John Chapman Andy Chapman (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Rumor of War Lt. Philip `'Phil'` Caputo (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Del Berry (Guest Star) 1972

QUOTES FROM Brad Davis CHARACTERS

Billy Hayes says: Jesus Christ forgave the bastards, but I can't!

Jimmy Booth says: The second way out, I need you guy's help, and that's under.

Billy Hayes says: You mean tunnel? Are you serious?

Max says: This is Shagmahr prison, not Stalag 17.

Jimmy Booth says: Well that's where you're wrong fuckface, 'cause it's already built!

Max says: The best thing to do is to get your ass out of here. Best way that you can.

Billy Hayes says: Yeah, but how?

Max says: Catch the midnight express.

Billy Hayes says: What's that?

Max says: Well, it's not a train. It's a prison word for... escape. But it doesn't stop around here.

Max says: Well, it's not a train. It's a prison word for escape. But it doesn't stop around here.

Billy Hayes says: (in letter to Susan) I find loneliness is a physical pain that hurts all over. You can't isolate it in one part of your body.

Billy Hayes says: I find loneliness is a physical pain that hurts all over. You can't isolate it in one part of your body.