Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson

Highest Rated: 100% The Best Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: 12% Renaissance Man (1994)

Birthday: Sep 09, 1923

Birthplace: La Jolla, California, USA

As a child growing up in an idyllic California coastal town in the years before the Great Depression, Cliff Robertson was raised to value hard work and perseverance. He saw action in the South Pacific during World War II and worked as a newspaperman before heading to New York City to make a name for himself as an actor. Classes with the Actor's Studio led to his Broadway debut and a busy schedule of work on stage, on television and in such feature films as "PT 109" (1962) and "The Best Man" (1963). An Academy Award winner for playing the title role in "Charly" (1969), Robertson segued smoothly from star roles to character parts in the mid-Seventies but his career was derailed by the 1977 "Hollywoodgate" scandal. After exposing the embezzlement of more than half a million dollars by the head of Columbia Pictures, the actor found himself blacklisted in the industry. Robertson reemerged in a run of high profile films in the early Eighties, reestablishing himself as a venerable American actor, among the last of a dying breed, and a true survivor.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Ben Parker (Character) $336.5M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet From Two Men and a War Ernie Pyle (Voice) - 2005
93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Ben Parker (Character) $373.4M 2004
26% 34% Riding the Bullet Farmer (Character) $101.1K 2004
40% 18% The 13th Child, Legend of the Jersey Devil Unknown (Character) - 2002
90% 67% Spider-Man Ben Parker (Character) $403.7M 2002
No Score Yet 38% Family Tree Larry (Character) $12.5K 2000
No Score Yet 0% Mach 2 Vice President Pike (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Falcon Down Buzz Thomas (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melting Pot Jack Durmann (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment Berlin Cliff Garret (Character) - 1998
53% 39% John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. President (Character) $25.5M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting for Sunset Ted Roth (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dazzle Mike Kilkullen (Character) - 1995
12% 53% Renaissance Man Colonel James (Character) $24.2M 1994
50% 81% Wind Morgan Weld (Character) $4.9M 1992
73% 89% Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Doctor W.F. Carver (Character) $7.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Reckoning Daniel Barnard (Character) - 1990
33% 35% Malone Charles Delaney (Character) $2.5M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story Mel Fisher (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Key to Rebecca Maj. William Vandam (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 45% Shaker Run Judd Pierson (Character) - 1985
86% 71% Star 80 Hugh Hefner (Character) - 1983
55% 56% Brainstorm Alex Terson (Character) - 1983
29% 50% Class Mr. Burroughs (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedys Don't Cry Narrator - 1983
No Score Yet 0% Two of a Kind Frank Minor (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 29% The Pilot Mike Hagan (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overboard Mitch Garrison (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dominique David Ballard (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 24% Avenging Spirit David Ballard (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraternity Row The Narrator (Character) - 1977
47% 72% Midway Commander Carl Jessop (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Earth Col. Edwin A. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. (Character) - 1976
73% 59% Obsession Michael Courtland (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 17% Shoot Rex (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Season Joe Tanner (Character) - 1975
87% 83% Three Days of the Condor J. Higgins (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father's House Tom Lindholm Jr. (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 17% Man on a Swing Lee Tucker (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Johnny Nolan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Philip Nolan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies Ace Eli Walford (Character) - 1973
73% 44% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Cole Younger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 67% J.W. Coop J.W. Coop (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1971
57% 71% Too Late the Hero Lt. Sam Lawson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sunshine Patriot Christopher Ross/Arthur Selby (Character) - 1968
63% 62% Charly Charly Gordon (Character) - 1968
60% 68% The Devil's Brigade Maj. Alan Crown (Character) - 1968
57% 61% The Honey Pot William McFly (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 20% Love Has Many Faces Pete Jordon (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up From the Beach Sgt. Edward Baxter (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Baby Makes Five Will Nye (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Masquerade David Frazer (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 58% 633 Squadron Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant (Character) - 1964
100% 89% The Best Man Joe Cantwell (Character) - 1964
64% 53% PT 109 Lt. John F. Kennedy (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 56% My Six Loves Reverend Jim Larkin (Character) - 1963
100% 77% Sunday in New York Adam Tyler (Character) - 1963
40% 33% The Interns Dr. John Paul Otis (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 0% The Big Show Josef Everard (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 43% All in a Night's Work Warren Kingsley, Jr. (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 82% Underworld U.S.A. Tolly Devlin (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet As the Sea Rages Clements (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 22% Battle of the Coral Sea Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway (Character) - 1959
50% 86% Gidget Burt Vail (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Days of Wine and Roses Joe Clay (Character) - 1958
83% 38% The Naked and the Dead Lt. Robert Hearn (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 0% The Girl Most Likely Pete (Character) - 1957
89% No Score Yet Autumn Leaves Burt Hanson (Character) - 1956
44% 54% Picnic Alan Benson (Character) $24K 1955

TV

Credit
64% No Score Yet The Lyon's Den Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Dr. Michael Ranson (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ford: The Man and the Machine Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Washington: Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
72% 79% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1967 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Jerry Etherson (Character) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lt. Col. Stanley Wensby/Eddie Smith (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Charlie Gordon (Character) 1961 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

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