Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Highest Rated: 100% Scarlet Street (1945)

Lowest Rated: 40% Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)

Birthday: Dec 12, 1893

Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Golden Age Hollywood's ultimate O.G., Edward G. Robinson made a living as a "tough guy" in a raft of iterations, from hardboiled newspaperman to intrepid G-man. In real life soft-spoken, intellectual and selfless, Robinson would nevertheless imprint himself as cold-eyed Machiavellian thugs in such film classics as "Little Caesar" (1931), "The Sea Wolf" (1941) and "Key Largo" (1948) - though he could also single-handedly lift films with his rapid-fire comic timing, as with such screwball outings as "The Whole Town's Talking" (1935), and with colorful, cerebral supporting roles, as in "Double Indemnity" (1944). Able to command the screen by both verve and subtlety, he played his roles with such archetypal distinction and verbal flare that he would wind up inspiring a number of cartoon characters, from the shorts of Warner Bros. studio-mate Bugs Bunny while he was alive to lovably inept constable Chief Wiggum in American television's longest-running show, "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ).

Highest rated movies

Scarlet Street
The Sea Wolf
Kid Galahad
The Whole Town's Talking
Key Largo
The Stranger
Double Indemnity
Barbary Coast

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Stagger Screenwriter - 2009
71% 70% Soylent Green Sol Roth (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neither by Day Nor by Night Father (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Emile Pulska (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% Song of Norway Krogstad (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet U.M.C. Dr. Lee Forestman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 51% Never a Dull Moment Leo Joseph Smooth (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peking Blonde Douglas (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% The Biggest Bundle of Them All Professor Samuels (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Your Move Sir George McDowell (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation St. Peter's Joe Ventura (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 71% Grand Slam Prof. James Anders (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 88% Cops and Robbers Unknown (Character) - 1965
86% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Lancey Howard (Character) - 1965
67% 60% A Boy Ten Feet Tall Cocky Wainwright (Character) - 1965
80% 65% Good Neighbor Sam Simon Nurdlinger (Character) - 1964
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Big Jim Stevens (Character) - 1964
60% 46% Cheyenne Autumn Secretary of the Interior (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 41% The Outrage Con Man (Character) - 1964
50% 68% The Prize Dr. Max Stratman/Prof. Walter Stratman (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 62% My Geisha Sam Lewis (Character) - 1962
90% 63% Two Weeks in Another Town Maurice Kruger (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 29% Seven Thieves Theo Wilkins (Character) - 1960
75% 49% A Hole in the Head Mario Manetta (Character) - 1959
88% 87% The Ten Commandments Dathan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Nightmare Rene Bressard (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 78% Black Tuesday Vincent Canelli (Character) - 1955
67% 59% Tight Spot Lloyd Hallett (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 70% The Violent Men Lee Wilkison (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 59% Illegal Victor Scott (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Hell on Frisco Bay Victor Amato (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 22% A Bullet for Joey Insp. Raoul Leduc (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Web Henry Hayes (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in Room 17 Capt. "Barnie" Barnaby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Leaguer John B. "Hans" Lobert (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Squad Capt. `'Barnie'` Barnaby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Actors and Sin Maurice Tillayou (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Daughter Joy George Constantin (Character) - 1950
71% 73% House of Strangers Gino Monetti (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 29% It's a Great Feeling Self - 1949
No Score Yet 73% Night Has a Thousand Eyes John Triton (Character) - 1948
97% 88% Key Largo Johnny Rocco (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 82% All My Sons Joe Keller (Character) - 1948
83% 68% The Red House Pete Morgan (Character) - 1947
97% 81% The Stranger Mr. Wilson (Character) - 1946
100% 88% Scarlet Street Christopher Cross (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 79% Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Martinius Jacobson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Together Dean McWilliams (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tampico Capt. Bart Manson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 60% Mr. Winkle Goes to War Wilbert Winkle (Character) - 1944
97% 95% Double Indemnity Barton Keyes (Character) - 1944
88% 84% The Woman in the Window Professor Richard Wanley (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 58% Destroyer Steve Boleslavski (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 90% Flesh and Fantasy Marshall Tyler (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 74% Tales of Manhattan Avery L. "Larry" Browne (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 81% Larceny, Inc. 'Pressure' Maxwell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 71% Manpower Hank "Gimpy" McHenry (Character) - 1941
100% 78% The Sea Wolf "Wolf" Larsen (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unholy Partners Bruce Corey (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 66% Brother Orchid Little John T. "Johnny" Sarto (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 72% Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Dr. Paul Ehrlich (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dispatch From Reuters Paul Julius Reuter (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackmail John R. Ingram (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 53% Confessions of a Nazi Spy Edward "Ed" Renard (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 67% I Am the Law John Lindsay (Character) - 1938
80% 74% A Slight Case of Murder Remy Marco (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 62% The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Dr. Clitterhouse (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 58% The Last Gangster Joe Krozac (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 20% Thunder in the City Dan Armstrong (Character) - 1937
100% 67% Kid Galahad Nick "Nicky" Donati (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 66% Bullets or Ballots Johnny Blake (Character) - 1936
92% 47% Barbary Coast Luis Chamalis (Character) - 1935
100% 77% The Whole Town's Talking Arthur Ferguson Jones (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 30% Dark Hazard Jim "Buck" Turner (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% The Man With Two Faces Damon Welles/Jules Chautard (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 33% I Loved a Woman John Mansfield Hayden (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 73% The Little Giant Bugs Ahearn (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Dollar Yates Martin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 72% Two Seconds John Allen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 26% Tiger Shark Mike Mascarenhas (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 13% The Hatchet Man Wong Low Get (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 47% Smart Money Nick "The Barber" Venizelos (Character) - 1931
91% 74% Five Star Final Randall (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Is West Charlie Yong (Character) - 1930
92% 75% Little Caesar Little Caesar/Rico (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Widow From Chicago Dominic (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lady to Love Tony (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside the Law Cobra Collins (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hole in the Wall The Fox (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bright Shawl Unknown (Character) - 1923

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1953 1956 1960 1962 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954