Cyril Cusack

Cyril Cusack

Highest Rated: 100% The Homecoming (1973)

Lowest Rated: 57% Sacco and Vanzetti (1971)

Birthday: Nov 26, 1910

Birthplace: Durban, Natal, South Africa

Gifted Irish stage performer, born in South Africa who made his film debut in 1917's "Knocknagow," but did not come into his own as a strong screen character actor until 1947 with Carol Reed's "Odd Man Out." With his quirky features, playful authority and an elfin face that sometimes registers melancholy or stern morality, Cusack most often portrayed clerics ("My Left Foot" 1989) but in "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1965), he played the spy chief and in Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451" (1966), the book-burning fire chief. One of the most acclaimed stage actors of his generation, Cusack was famous for his association with Ireland's national theater, the Abbey; he was at various times also affiliated with Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Cusack also performed on Broadway, as in the memorable 1957 staging of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" in which he starred opposite Wendy Hiller. Active in theatre administration and production as well, he managed the Gaity Theater in Dublin for a while in the 1940s and founded his own Cyril Cusack Productions in 1944. He is the father of actresses Sinead, Niamh and Sorcha Cusack with whom he co-starred in the 1990 Gate Theater of Dublin's production of "The Three Sisters."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Winds of Change George Clemenceau (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memento Mori Percy Mannering (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet As You Like It Adam (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool The Ballad Seller (Character) - 1990
98% 92% My Left Foot Lord Castlewelland (Character) $14.5M 1989
No Score Yet 71% Little Dorrit Part Two: Little Dorrit's Story Frederick Dorrit (Character) $644.6K 1988
No Score Yet 60% The Tenth Man The Priest (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 88% Little Dorrit Part One: Nobody's Fault Frederick Dorrit (Character) - 1988
74% 71% 1984 Charrington (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robin Hood and King Arthur's Ghost Agrivaine (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kingfisher Hawkins (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballroom of Romance Mr. Dwyer (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 57% Lovespell Gormond of Ireland (Character) - 1981
71% 54% True Confessions Cardinal Danaher (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poteen Mícheál (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Fauchelevent (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Rage David's father (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abdication Oxenstierna (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horowitz of Dublin Castle Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Circus Show Balloon Vendor (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bloody Hands of the Law The Judge (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Catholics Father Manus (Character) - 1973
89% 88% The Day of the Jackal The Gunsmith (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Boys Matto (Character) - 1973
100% 81% The Homecoming Sam (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 18% Tam Lin Vicar Julian Ainsley (Character) - 1971
85% 93% Harold and Maude Glaucus (Character) - 1971
57% 87% Sacco and Vanzetti Frederick Katzmann (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 86% King Lear Albany (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Dr. Maitland (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oedipus the King Messenger (Character) - 1968
83% 74% The Taming of the Shrew Grumio (Character) - 1967
87% 82% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Control (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was Happy Here Hogan (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Lost and Time Remembered Hogan (Character) - 1966
81% 72% Fahrenheit 451 The Captain (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 36% Where the Spies Are Rosser (Voice) - 1966
No Score Yet 14% 80,000 Suspects Father Maguire (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Thank a Fool Captain Ferris (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 44% Waltz of the Toreadors Dr. Grogan (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Tench (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Nobody Prosecuting Counsel O'Brien (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Fighters Jimmy Hannafin (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Floods of Fear Peebles (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle in Soho Sam Bishop (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gideon of Scotland Yard Herbert 'Birdie' Sparrow (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% Night Ambush Sandy (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Road Dr. Kelly (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 38% The Spanish Gardener Garcia (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 58% The Rising of the Moon Inspector Michael Dillon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacqueline Mr. Flannagan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 27% Soldiers Three Pvt. Dennis Malloy (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% The Secret of Convict Lake Edward 'Limey' Cockerell (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 67% The Blue Veil Frank Hutchins (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 80% Gone to Earth Edward Marston (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 83% The Elusive Pimpernel Chauvelin (Character) - 1950
83% 73% The Small Back Room Cpl. Taylor (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Over the Town Gerald Vane (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Esther Waters Fred (Character) - 1948
100% 86% Odd Man Out Pat (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Extra Jules (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guests of the Nation IRA Member Who Rises Flag / Imprisoned IRA Member (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
77% 84% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Doctor Jeffers (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents Paddy O'Clafferty (Character) 1956 1953

QUOTES FROM Cyril Cusack CHARACTERS

Gunsmith says: Over what range will you fire?

"The Jackal" says: I'm not sure yet but probably not more than 400 feet

Gunsmith says: Will the gentleman be moving?

"The Jackal" says: Stationary.

Gunsmith says: Will you go for a head shot or a chest shot?

"The Jackal" says: Probably head.

Gunsmith says: What about the chance of a second shot?

"The Jackal" says: Well I might get the chance but I doubt it. In any event I'll need a silencer to escape.

Gunsmith says: In that case you'd better have explosive bullets. I can prepare a handful along with the gun.

"The Jackal" says: Glycerin or mercury?

Gunsmith says: Oh mercury... much cleaner.

Captain says: What does Montag do with his day off duty?

Montag says: Not very much, sir. Mow the lawn.

Captain says: And what if the law forbids that?

Montag says: Just watch it grow, sir.

Captain says: Uh-huh. Good.