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Don Murray

Highest Rated:   85% Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Lowest Rated:   25% Endless Love (1981)
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The son of show business people, he studied theater at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He worked in stock, then in 1951 he debuted on Broadway in The Rose Tattoo. In 1952 he was drafted to fight in the Korean War, but he was exempted as a conscientious objector; instead, he worked with refugees. Not until 1955 did he return to acting, appearing in Broadway's The Skin of Our Teeth; Joshua Logan spotted him in the play, and signed him to appear in Bus Stop (1956), his screen debut; for his portrayal of a cowboy who romances Marilyn Monroe he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. While making the film he met actress Hope Lange, and the two of them were married that same year; they divorced in 1961. With a few exceptions, his later screen roles were unrewarding, though he remained fairly busy through the mid '60s; he has continued appearing on screen intermittently. He has occasionally produced, directed, and/or co-written films. He starred in the late '60s TV series The Outcasts, and later costarred in the series Knots Landing. He is known as a highly principled man of strong social and political convictions.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Childish Things
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Extraña Obsesión
  • Parker Gaits
2005
No Score Yet Return of the Rebels
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Kickboxer the Champion
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Ghosts Can't Do It
  • Winston
1990
No Score Yet Scorpion
  • Gifford Leese
1987
No Score Yet Mistress
  • Wyn
1987
40% Made in Heaven
  • Ben Chandler
1987
85% Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Jack Kelcher
1986
No Score Yet Radioactive Dreams
  • Dash Hammer
1986
No Score Yet Blood Sport
  • Sen. Stuart Grayle
1986
No Score Yet Something in Common
  • Theo Fontana
1986
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet License to Kill
  • Tom Fiske
1984
No Score Yet Quarterback Princess
  • Ralph Maida
1983
No Score Yet I Am the Cheese
  • David Farmer
1983
No Score Yet Thursday's Child
  • Parker Alden
1983
40% Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
  • Pimp
1981
No Score Yet Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  • Justin Morgan
1981
25% Endless Love
  • Hugh
1981
No Score Yet If Things Were Different
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Deadly Hero
  • Lacy
1976
44% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Breck
1972
No Score Yet Cotter
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Happy Birthday, Wanda June
  • Herb Shuttle
1971
No Score Yet The Cross and the Switchblade
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1970
No Score Yet Confessions of Tom Harris
  • TomTom Harris
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1969
No Score Yet The Viking Queen
  • Justinian
1967
No Score Yet Sweet Love, Bitter
  • David Hillary
1967
No Score Yet Baby, the Rain Must Fall
  • Deputy Sheriff Slim
1965
No Score Yet One Man's Way
  • Norman Vincent Peale
1963
No Score Yet Escape from East Berlin (Tunnel 28)
  • Kurt Schroeder
1962
82% Advise and Consent
  • Sen. Brigham Anderson
1962
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Priest
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Father Charles Dismas Clark
1961
No Score Yet One Foot in Hell
  • Dan Keats
1960
60% Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Kerry O'Shea
1959
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills
  • Albert Gallatin 'Lat' Evans
1959
No Score Yet From Hell to Texas
  • Tod Lohman
1958
No Score Yet A Hatful of Rain
  • Johnny Pope
1957
No Score Yet The Bachelor Party
  • Charlie Samson
1957
79% Bus Stop
  • Bo
1956

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