Bud Cort

Bud Cort

Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Theodore Rex (1995)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1948

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA

Inasmuch as there was already a Wally Cox, American actor Walter Edward Cox chose the stage name Bud Cort when applying for his Equity card. Straight off the stage, Cort was cast in the small role of an intern browbeaten into tears by Robert Duvall in M*A*S*H* (1970). This brief appearance was enough to encourage M*A*S*H director Robert Altman to entrust Cort with the lead in his next film, Brewster McCloud (1971), a Vonnegut-like pastiche about a flying boy. Cort was not "standard leading man" material, thus many of his roles were in the offbeat vein of Brewster McCloud, even in more down-to-earth material like The Strawberry Statement (1971). Thus Cort was in many ways perfect for the suicidal teen protagonist of Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude (1972), whose life would be turned inside out (and back on track) by septuagenarian "free spirit" Ruth Gordon. It wasn't that Cort quit acting after Harold and Maude; it's simply that many of his subsequent films tried too hard to emulate Harold and Maude's cult status, and fell so short of this goal as to be forgettable. The later Cort films in this "midnight movie wannabe" vein included Electric Dreams (1984), Invaders From Mars (1989), Love at Stake (1991), and Ted & Venus (1992), a charmingly outdated "crazy for love" opus which Cort also directed.


Highest Rated Movies



93% The Little Prince The King 2016
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Bill Ubell $24M 2004
71% The Big Empty Neely 2003
14% South of Heaven, West of Hell Agent Otts 2000
81% Pollock Howard Putzel $7.3M 2000
23% Coyote Ugly Romero 2000
40% But I'm a Cheerleader Peter $0.2M 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Shorty 2000
67% Dogma John Doe Jersey 1999
No Score Yet Sweet Jane Therapist 1998
87% Heat Solenko 1995
0% Theodore Rex Splinter 1995
No Score Yet Girl In The Cadillac Bud 1995
No Score Yet Crazy for a Kiss Actor 1995
100% And the Band Played On Antique Shop Owner 1993
No Score Yet Ted & Venus Ted Whitley Screenwriter Director 1991
No Score Yet Going Under Randy 1991
17% Brain Dead Jack Halsey 1989
50% Out of the Dark Doug Stringer 1989
82% The Chocolate War Brother Jacques 1988
No Score Yet Bates Motel Alex West 1987
No Score Yet Love at Stake Parson Babcock 1987
33% Invaders From Mars Mark Weinstein 1986
33% Maria's Lovers Harvey 1984
44% Electric Dreams Voice of Edgar 1984
No Score Yet Love Letters Danny 1984
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud 1984
No Score Yet Hysterical Dr. John 1983
No Score Yet She Dances Alone Director 1982
No Score Yet Die Laughing Mueller 1980
No Score Yet Hitler's Son Wilhelm Hitler 1978
No Score Yet Why Shoot the Teacher? Max Brown 1977
No Score Yet Bernice Bobs Her Hair Warren 1976
No Score Yet Beware! The Blob Eating ice cream in Bowling Alley 1972
85% Harold and Maude Harold 1971
86% Brewster McCloud Brewster McCloud 1971
87% M*A*S*H Pvt. Lorenzo Boone 1970
No Score Yet Gas-s-s-s Hooper 1970
No Score Yet The Strawberry Statement Elliot - Coxswain 1970
No Score Yet The Traveling Executioner Jimmy Croft 1970


No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Roger 2010
100% Funny Or Die Presents
Appearing 2010
75% Arrested Development
Himself 2006
No Score Yet Static Shock
Voice 2003
100% Bob
Malcolm 1992
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone


Bill Ubell says: We fucking stole it, man.

Harold Chasen says: I love you!

Maude says: That's Wonderful! Go love some more.

Bill Ubell says: No Captain! That's Cedric. He's a friend.

Steve Zissou says: Merci, Cedric. Remind me, we'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

Harold Chasen says: I haven't lived. I've died a few times.