Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Highest Rated: 100% Old Ironsides (1926)

Lowest Rated: 20% Today We Live (1933)

Birthday: May 07, 1901

Birthplace: Helena, Montana, USA

Gary Cooper's rugged mug, soft-spoken demeanor and earnest, haunted eyes for decades made him the quintessential lonely American of motion pictures, a more stoic, human protagonist versus boisterous, bigger-than-life Hollywood supermen. Privately a debonair ladies' man with a taste for high society, he crafted an image as just the opposite, from his prototype cowboy talkie "The Virginian" (1929) playing shy, stoic "aw-shucks" heroes. He built that image in such classics as Frank Capra's "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936) and "Meet John Doe" (1941) and celebrated biopics like "Sergeant York" (1941) and "Pride of the Yankees" (1942). Though he cooperated with the U.S. government's Hollywood witch hunts early in the Cold War, he nevertheless made a triumphant comeback in the anti-blacklisting parable "High Noon" (1952), refusing to dissociate himself from the film's blacklisted writer, Carl Foreman.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 60% The Naked Edge George Radcliffe (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 38% Alias Jesse James Cowboy (Character) - 1959
83% 72% The Hanging Tree Dr. Joseph "Doc" Frail (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 56% The Wreck of the Mary Deare Gideon Patch (Character) - 1959
80% 50% They Came to Cordura Maj. Thomas Thorn (Character) - 1959
93% 77% Man of the West Link Jones (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ten North Frederick Joseph B. `'Joe'` Chapin (Character) - 1958
88% 79% Love in the Afternoon Frank Flannagan (Character) - 1957
88% 81% Friendly Persuasion Jess Birdwell (Character) - 1956
100% 61% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Col. Billy Mitchell (Character) - 1955
83% 51% Garden of Evil Hooker (Character) - 1954
83% 70% Vera Cruz Benjamin Trane (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% Return to Paradise Mr. Morgan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 23% Blowing Wild Jeff Dawson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 52% Springfield Rifle Maj. Alex "Lex" Kearney (Character) - 1952
97% 89% High Noon Marshal Will Kane (Character) - 1952
100% 40% You're in the Navy Now Lt. John W. Harkness (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 10% It's a Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 41% Distant Drums Capt. Quincy Wyatt (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Starlift Himself (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 55% Bright Leaf Brant Royle (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 54% Dallas Blayde Hollister (Character) - 1950
83% 74% The Fountainhead Howard Roark (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 69% Task Force Jonathan L. Scott (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 25% It's a Great Feeling Himself (Character) - 1949
60% 60% Good Sam Samuel R. `'Sam'` Clayton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
80% 64% Unconquered Capt. Christopher Holden (Character) - 1947
80% 42% Cloak and Dagger Prof. Alvah Jesper (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 49% Along Came Jones Melody Jones (Character),
- 1945
No Score Yet 58% Saratoga Trunk Colonel Clint Maroon (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 64% The Story of Dr. Wassell Dr. Corydon M. Wassell (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 36% Casanova Brown Casanova "Cass" Brown (Character) - 1944
71% 69% For Whom the Bell Tolls Robert Jordan (Character) - 1943
93% 89% The Pride of the Yankees Lou Gehrig (Character) - 1942
86% 87% Sergeant York Alvin C. York (Character) - 1941
100% 90% Ball of Fire Prof. Bertram Potts (Character) - 1941
91% 83% Meet John Doe John Doe/Long John Willoughby (Character) - 1941
100% 76% The Westerner Cole Harden (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Mounted Police Dusty Rivers (Character) - 1940
100% 85% Beau Geste Michael "Beau" Geste (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 37% The Real Glory Dr. Bill Canavan (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 30% The Adventures of Marco Polo Marco Polo (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 70% The Cowboy and the Lady Stretch Willoughby (Character) - 1938
44% 66% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Michael Brandon (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Souls at Sea `'Nuggin'` Taylor (Character) - 1937
100% 76% Desire Tom Bradley (Character) - 1936
100% 52% The Plainsman Wild Bill Hickok (Character) - 1936
86% 48% The General Died at Dawn O'Hara (Character) - 1936
90% 86% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Longfellow Deeds/Cinderella Man (Character) - 1936
100% 72% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Lt. Alan McGregor (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wedding Night Anthony "Tony" Barrett (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 64% Peter Ibbetson Peter Ibbetson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 67% Now and Forever Jerry Day (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 57% Operator 13 Capt. Jack Gailliard C.S.A. (Character) - 1934
75% 59% Alice in Wonderland White Knight (Character) - 1933
20% 27% Today We Live Bogard (Character) - 1933
71% 81% Design for Living George Curtis (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 38% One Sunday Afternoon Dr. Lucius Griffith "Biff" Grimes (Character) - 1933
93% 53% A Farewell to Arms Lt. Frederic Henry (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Lieutenant Sempter (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 82% If I Had a Million Steve Gallagher (Character) - 1932
80% 81% City Streets The Kid (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Woman Captain Sam Whalan (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Take This Woman Tom McNair (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 30% Fighting Caravans Clint Belmet (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Texan Enrique, The Llano Kid (Character) - 1930
86% 71% Morocco L├ęgionnaire Tom Brown (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only the Brave Capt. James Braydon (Character) - 1930
100% 88% The Virginian The Virginian (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wolf Song Sam Lash (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legion of the Condemned Gale Price (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 43% Lilac Time Capt. Philip Blythe (Character) - 1928
93% 78% Wings Cadet White (Character) - 1927
87% 81% It Newspaper Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Divorce Ted Larrabee (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nevada Nevada (Character) - 1927
100% 60% Old Ironsides Unknown (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 40% The Winning of Barbara Worth Abe Lee (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Horse Mesa Cowboy (uncredited) (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drug Store Cowboy Cowboy (uncredited) (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tricks Unknown (Character) - 1925


No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theater Unknown (Character) 1945


Longfellow Deeds says: What puzzles me is, why people seem to get so much pleasure out of, out of hurting each other. Why don't they try liking each other once in a while.

George Fury says: How many verses of that song are there?

Melody Jones says: About a hundreded, but only know ninety some.

Lou Gehrig says: Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Hooker says: If the earth was made of gold...I guess men would die for a handful of dirt

Hooker says: If the earth was made of gold... I guess men would die for a handful of dirt.

Fiske says: I've found that pretty women speak the same language all over the world.

Hooker says: What about the ugly ones?

Fiske says: Never listened.

Fiske says: Look at her. Taking four men like us to a mountain of gold.

Hooker says: She took what there was.

Fiske says: Yeah, that's true. The barrel was empty; she scraped the bottom.

Hooker says: Vicente is marking the trail.

Fiske says: Yeah.

Hooker says: You think he might wanna make this trip again?

Fiske says: He just might wanna get back from this one.

Ellsworth M. Toohey says: Why don't you tell me what you think of me, in any words you wish?

Howard Roark says: But I don't think of you.

The Virginian says: If you wanna call me that, smile.

Lou Gehrig says: Today, I consider my self the luckiest man on the face of the earth.