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Cliff Gorman

Highest Rated:   100% The Boys in the Band (1970)
Lowest Rated:   24% King of the Jungle (2000)
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The world was a different place in 1968, the year that actor Cliff Gorman created a sensation with his all-stops-out portrayal of "screaming queen" Emory in the off-Broadway hit The Boys in the Band. At that time, Gorman's agents found it expedient to assure playgoers that their client was not the sashaying homosexual he played in Band and to that end commissioned newspaper and magazine pieces detailing Gorman's previous manly-man jobs as trucker, ambulance driver and probation officer; there were also photos aplenty of Gorman's wife and children. The same protecting-our-investment publicity blitz occurred when Gorman repeated his Emory characterization for the 1970 film version of Band. By the time Gorman won his Tony award for his virtuoso portrayal of Lenny Bruce in the 1972 Broadway production Lenny, however, no one really cared about his sexual orientation; it was enough to know that Gorman was one of the finest young actors working in America. Cliff Gorman's subsequent big-screen work has included Cops and Robbers (1973), All That Jazz (1979) and Angel (1984); his television credits include the role of Joseph Goebbels in The Bunker (1982) and his periodic appearances as detective Aaron Greenberg in the TV-movie adaptations of the crime novels of William Bayer (Doubletake, Murder Times Seven etc.)

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
25% Kill the Poor
  • Yakov
2006
24% King of the Jungle
  • Jack
2000
82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai
  • Sonny
2000
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird
  • Nick
1995
52% Hoffa
  • Solly Stein
1992
67% Night and the City
  • Phil Nasseros
1992
No Score Yet Angel
  • Lt. Andrews
1984
No Score Yet The Bunker
  • Joseph Goebbels
1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler
  • Gus Soltic
1980
85% All That Jazz
  • Davis Newman
1979
89% An Unmarried Woman
  • Charlie
1978
No Score Yet Strike Force
  • Actor
1975
40% Rosebud
  • Yafet Hemlekh
1975
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers
  • tom
1973
No Score Yet Class of '63
  • Actor
1973
100% The Boys in the Band
  • Emory
1970
No Score Yet Justine
  • Toto
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Judge Gary Feldman Judge Feldman
  • 1998

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