Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien

Highest Rated: 100% The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Last Voyage (1960)

Birthday: Sep 10, 1915

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Talented leading man of the 1940s turned veteran Hollywood character player, at his best playing roles requiring sweat and strain. O'Brien joined Orson Welles' Mercury Players in 1937 and worked in film and on stage through the 1940s, turning primarily to the screen after WWII. He is best remembered as the impetuous young street poet in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939); the enterprising insurance investigator of "The Killers" (1946); the doomed lead in the noir classic, "D.O.A." (1949); the sycophantic Hollywood press agent in "The Barefoot Contessa" (1954), which won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar; and for a string of weather-beaten character parts in the 70s. O'Brien was married to actresses Nancy Kelly and Olga San Juan; Maria O'Brien, his daughter by the latter, has appeared in several films.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 58% The Other Side of the Wind Pat Mullins (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage Unknown (Character) $506.4K 1996
No Score Yet 35% 99 and 44/100 Percent Dead Uncle Frank Kelly (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream No Evil Timothy MacDonald (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isn't It Shocking? Justin Oates (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 30% They Only Kill Their Masters George (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jigsaw Det. Ed Burtelson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Morton Stillman (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Commit a Murder Sphax (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Intruders Col. William Bodeen (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet River of Mystery R.J. Twitchell (Character) - 1969
90% 91% The Wild Bunch Freddie Sykes (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 58% The Love God? Osborn Tremaine (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outsider Marvin Bishop (Character) - 1967
91% 67% Fantastic Voyage General Carter (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 36% The Doomsday Flight The Man (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sylvia Oscar Stewart (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Synanon Chuck Dederich (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallegher V Crowley (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hanged Man Arnie Seeger (Character) - 1964
91% 89% Seven Days in May Sen. Raymond Clark (Character) - 1964
94% 92% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Dutton Peabody (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 55% Moon Pilot McClosky (Character) - 1962
91% 84% Birdman of Alcatraz Tom Gaddis (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man-Trap Director - 1961
No Score Yet 83% The Great Impostor Capt. Glover (Character) - 1960
60% 60% The Last Voyage Second Engineer Walsh (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Voice The Voice (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 28% Up Periscope Commander Paul Stevenson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Was His Jury Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing, Boy, Sing Joseph Sharkey (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 38% Comedian Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Stopover Tokyo George Underwood (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 20% The Big Land Joe Jagger (Character) - 1957
75% 69% The Girl Can't Help It Marty "Fatso" Murdock (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% The Rack Lt. Col. Frank Wasnick (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% D-Day, the Sixth of June Lt. Col. Alexander Timmer (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 29% Cry in the Night Captain Dan Taggart (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 72% 1984 Winston Smith of the Outer Party (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Pete Kelly's Blues Fran McCarg (Character) - 1955
100% 72% The Barefoot Contessa Oscar Muldoon (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shanghai Story Dr. Dan Maynard (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Shield for Murder Det. Lt. Barney Nolan (Character),
Director
- 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cow Country Ben Anthony (Character) - 1953
94% 61% The Hitch-Hiker Roy Collins (Character) - 1953
88% 49% The Bigamist Harry Graham/Harrison Graham (Character) - 1953
95% 81% Julius Caesar Casca (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 22% Man in the Dark Steve Rawley (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Venture Capt. Matt Reardon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 40% Denver & Rio Grande Jim Vesser (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 42% The Turning Point John Conroy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 57% Warpath John Vickers (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two of a Kind Michael "Lefty" Farrell (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver City Larkin Moffatt (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Redhead and the Cowboy Maj. Dunn Jeffers (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 0% The Admiral Was a Lady Jimmy Stevens (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% 711 Ocean Drive Mal Granger (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 29% Between Midnight and Dawn Officer Dan Purvis (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 25% Backfire Steve Connolly (Character) - 1950
97% 93% White Heat Vic Pardo/Hank Fallon (Character) - 1949
88% 76% D.O.A. Frank Bigelow (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Act of Murder David Douglas (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 71% For the Love of Mary Lt. Tom Farrington (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Benjamin "Ben" Hubbard (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Fighter Squadron Maj Ed Hardin (Character) - 1948
75% 67% A Double Life Bill Friend (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 54% The Web Bob Regan (Character) - 1947
100% 89% The Killers Jim Reardon (investigator) (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winged Victory Irving Miller (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 60% The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Tom Holliday (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Powder Town J. Quincy "Penji" Pennant (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parachute Battalion William Mayberry `'Bill'` Burke (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Stephen Herrick (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Obliging Young Lady `Red" Reddy (Character) - 1941
93% 87% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Gringoire (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 86% Prison Break Unknown (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Chief Frank Modeer (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Officer Gustav 'Gus' Charnovski, SFPD (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Captain Sam Prado (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM Edmond O'Brien CHARACTERS

Liberty Valance says: "Alright Dude, this time Right Between the eyes!"

Liberty Valance says: Alright dude, this time right between the eyes!

Dutton Peabody says: "Liberty Valence...and his Vermadons!"

Dutton Peabody says: Liberty Valence, and his vermadons!

Dutch says: Well, I'd say those fellas know how to handle themselves!

Sykes says: They been fightin' Apaches for a thousand years; That's a sure way to learn.

Sykes says: They been fightin' Apaches for a thousand years. That's a sure way to learn.

Pike says: They ever get armed, with good leader*, this whole country'll go up in smoke!

Pike says: They ever get armed, with good leader, this whole country'll go up in smoke!

Sykes says: That it will son, that it will.