Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

Highest Rated: 96% In the Line of Fire (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Persecuted (2014)

Birthday: Aug 19, 1942

Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, USA

As an actor and former United States Senator, Fred Dalton Thompson had been both widely-recognized in prominent onscreen roles and active in important historical events. A former litigator, Thompson was plucked from private practice by former Tennessee senator Howard Baker in 1973 to serve as the Republican counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee. Thompson made an immediate splash, asking Richard Nixon's former deputy assist Alexander Butterfield the famous question, "[A]re you aware of the installation of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the president?" Since then, Thompson achieved moderate success in all three fields of expertise - acting, politics and litigation. But it was his film and television persona - one incidentally not far afield from his political self - that made him a recognized face, but by no means, a household name. Fred Thompson died on November 1, 2015 of a recurrence of lymphoma. He was 73.

Highest rated movies

In the Line of Fire No Way Out
The Hunt for Red October
Class Action
Cape Fear
Barbarians at the Gate
Die Hard 2




10% 62% God's Not Dead 2 Senior Pastor (Character) $20.8M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Larger Life Robert Parker (Character) - 2015
26% 50% 90 Minutes in Heaven Jay B. Perkins (Character) $4.8M 2015
0% 58% Persecuted Dr. Charles Luther (Character) $1.6M 2014
36% 66% 23 Blast Coach Powers (Character) $485.1K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unlimited Harold Finch (Character) - 2013
63% 61% Sinister Sheriff (Character) $48.1M 2012
47% 52% The Last Ride O'Keefe (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 20% Alleged William Jennings Bryan (Character) - 2010
64% 76% Secretariat Bull Hancock (Character) $59.7M 2010
No Score Yet 72% The Genesis Code Judge Hardin (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Valor Narrator - 2009
No Score Yet 78% Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee President Ulysses S. Grant (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Best Chance Unknown (Character) - 2005
42% 27% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Self $887.4K 2005
35% 42% Racing Stripes Sir Trenton (Voice) $49.2M 2005
No Score Yet 36% Evel Knievel Jay Sarno (Character) - 2004
20% 52% Baby's Day Out FBI Agent Dale Grissom (Character) $16.6M 1994
23% 27% Born Yesterday Sen. Hedges (Character) $17.8M 1993
96% 79% In the Line of Fire Harry Sargent (Character) $102.2M 1993
71% 74% Barbarians at the Gate Jim Robinson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Otis (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bed of Lies Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes (Character) - 1992
89% 75% Thunderheart William Dawes (Character) $20.1M 1992
44% 41% White Sands Arms Dealer (Character) $8.2M 1992
14% 25% Aces: Iron Eagle III Stockman (Character) $2.5M 1992
76% 51% Class Action Dr. George Getchell (Character) $23.9M 1991
75% 77% Cape Fear Tom Broadbent (Character) $76.4M 1991
33% 46% Necessary Roughness Carver Purcell (Character) $23.6M 1991
13% 50% Curly Sue Bernard Oxbar (Character) $29.7M 1991
69% 70% Die Hard 2 Trudeau (Character) $115.3M 1990
38% 60% Days of Thunder Big John (Character) $80.6M 1990
89% 88% The Hunt for Red October Rear Admiral Joshua Painter - USS Enterprise (Character) $119.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Hunting Party Gordon Lewis (Character) - 1989
20% 49% Feds Bill Bilecki (Character) $3.5M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unholy Matrimony Frank Sweeny (Character) - 1988
91% 72% No Way Out CIA Director Marshall (Character) $31.7M 1987
No Score Yet 29% Marie: A True Story Fred Thompson (Character) $1.9M 1985


47% 88% Allegiance Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night at the Movies Guest 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Frank Michael Thomas (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Arthur Branch (Character) 2002-2007
22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Arthur Branch (Guest Star) 2005-2006 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury D.A. Arthur Branch (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
76% 69% Roseanne Keith Faber (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Knox Pooley (Guest Star) 1988


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