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Cornel Wilde

Highest Rated:   100% Road House (1948)
Lowest Rated:   14% Forever Amber (1947)
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His father was a traveling salesman who did a lot of business in Europe, and Wilde spent much of his youth traveling in Europe with him, where he became fluent in several languages. For several years he studied medicine in college, but he gave it up to pursue acting; he also gave up a spot on the 1936 U.S. Olympic fencing team. He appeared in a number of plays in New York and on the road, playing everything from bit parts to leads. In 1940 he was hired as a fencing instructor and a featured player for the Broadway production of Hamlet with Laurence Olivier; some of the rehearsals were in Hollywood, where he landed a film contract. On-screen from 1940, Wilde played small roles as heavies in several films, then switched studios and began getting leads in B movies. His career took off after he played Chopin in A Song to Remember (1945), for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. For several years he starred in major productions, such as the 1952 Best Picture winner The Greatest Show on Earth, then in the mid-late '50s he was back in B movies, often playing swashbucklers. In 1955 he formed his own company, Theodora Productions, to produce, direct, and star in his own films; he ultimately made 11 films in that capacity, but earned little critical respect for his work. Divorced from actress Patricia Knight, Wilde married his frequent costar, actress Jean Wallace.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Vultures
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer)
  • Aramis
1979
No Score Yet The Norseman
  • Ragnar
1978
No Score Yet Shark's Treasure
  • Director
  • Jim CarnahanJim
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1975
40% Gargoyles
  • Dr. Mercer Boley
1972
No Score Yet No Blade of Grass
  • Producer
  • Narrator
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet The Comic
  • Frank Powers
1969
No Score Yet Beach Red
  • Producer
  • Capt. MacDonald/Narrator
  • Director
1967
83% The Naked Prey
  • Producer
  • Director
  • The Man
1966
No Score Yet Sword of Lancelot
  • Sir Lancelot
  • Producer
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Constantine and the Cross
  • Constantine
1961
No Score Yet Edge of Eternity
  • Les Martin
1959
No Score Yet Maracaibo
  • Vic Scott
  • Director
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa
  • Matt Campbell
1957
No Score Yet Omar Khayyam
  • Omar Khayyam
1957
83% Hot Blood
  • Stephano Torino
1956
No Score Yet Storm Fear
  • Charlie
  • Director
  • Producer
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Maj. John Bolton
1955
92% The Big Combo
  • Police Lt. Leonard Diamond
1955
No Score Yet Woman's World
  • Bill Baxter
1954
No Score Yet Passion
  • Juan Obreon
1954
No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor
  • Jean-Paul
1953
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway
  • Himself
1953
44% The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Sebastian
1952
No Score Yet At Sword's Point
  • D'Artagnan Jr.
1952
No Score Yet Operation Secret
  • Peter Forrester
1952
No Score Yet Two Flags West
  • Capt. Mark Bradford
1950
88% Shockproof
  • Graff Marat
1949
100% Road House
  • Pete Morgan
1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Dave Connors
1948
14% Forever Amber
  • Bruce Carlton
1947
No Score Yet It Had to Be You
  • George McKesson / Johnny Blaine
1947
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest
  • Robert of Nottingham
1946
95% Leave Her to Heaven
  • Richard Harland
1945
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights
  • Aladdin
1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember
  • Frederic Chopin
1945
No Score Yet Wintertime
  • Freddy Austin
1943
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast
  • Chet Oakley
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Tom Rossi
1941
94% High Sierra
  • Louis Mendoza
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Tom Rossi
1941
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Mr. Williams
1940
No Score Yet Saadia
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Cornel Wilde
  • 1955

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