George Raft

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladies' Man (1961)
Lowest Rated: 20% Sextette (1978)
Birthday: Sep 26, 1895
Birthplace: Not Available
Raft spent his childhood in the tough Hell's Kitchen area of New York, then left home at 13. He went on to be a prizefighter, ballroom dancer, and taxi-driver, meanwhile maintaining close contacts with New York's gangster underworld. He eventually made it to Broadway, then went to Hollywood in the late '20s. At first considered a Valentino-like romantic lead, Raft soon discovered his forte in gangster roles. He was the actor most responsible for creating the '30s cinema image of gangster-as-hero, particularly after his portrayal of coin-flipping Guido Rinaldo in Scarface (1932). He was highly successful for almost two decades, but then bad casting diminished his popularity. By the early '50s he was acting in European films in a vain attempt to regain critical respect, but he was unsuccessful. He starred in the mid-'50s TV series "I Am the Law," a failure that seriously hurt his financial status. In 1959 a Havana casino he owned was closed by the Castro government, further damaging his revenues; meanwhile, he owed a great deal to the U.S. government in back taxes. In the mid '60s he was denied entry into England (where he managed a high-class gambling club) due to his underworld associations. Most of his film appearances after 1960 were cameos. He was portrayed by Ray Danton in the biopic The George Raft Story (1961).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Every Night At Eight Actor 2014
No Score Yet Broadway Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Man with Bogart's Face Petey Cane 1980
20% Sextette Himself 1978
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles Himself 1972
40% Hammersmith Is Out Guido Scartucci 1972
42% Skidoo Capt. Garbaldo 1968
No Score Yet Madigan's Millions Actor 1968
26% Casino Royale Himself 1967
No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons Dragon #2 1967
No Score Yet Du rififi à Paname (The Upper Hand) Actor 1966
73% The Patsy Himself 1964
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young Detective 1964
100% The Ladies' Man Himself 1961
52% Ocean's 11 Jack Strager 1960
97% Some Like It Hot Spats Columbo 1959
No Score Yet Jet over the Atlantic Stafford 1959
71% Around the World in 80 Days Bouncer at Barbary Coast Saloon 1956
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Dan Beaumonte 1955
No Score Yet A Bullet for Joey Joe Victor 1955
No Score Yet Black Widow Det. Lt. C.A. Bruce 1954
No Score Yet I'll Get You Actor 1953
No Score Yet Loan Shark Joe Gargen 1952
No Score Yet The Last Page (Man Bait) Actor 1952
No Score Yet Lucky Nick Cain Actor 1951
No Score Yet Johnny Legend Presents TV Noir Actor 1950
No Score Yet A Dangerous Profession Vince Kane 1949
No Score Yet Red Light Johnny Torno 1949
No Score Yet Johnny Allegro Johnny Allegro 1949
No Score Yet Outpost in Morocco Capt. Paul Gerard 1949
No Score Yet Christmas Eve Mario Torio 1947
No Score Yet Nocturne Lt. Joe Warne 1946
No Score Yet Mr. Ace Eddie Ace 1946
No Score Yet Whistle Stop Kenny 1946
No Score Yet Mister Ace Actor 1946
No Score Yet Johnny Angel Johnny Angel 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Tony Angelo 1945
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Tony West 1944
No Score Yet Background to Danger Joe Barton 1943
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943
No Score Yet Manpower Johnny Marshall 1941
96% They Drive by Night Joe Fabrini 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay Steve Larwitt 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Cliff Taylor 1939
No Score Yet I Stole A Million Actor 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die 'Hood' Stacey 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Spawn of the North Tyler Dawson 1938
100% You and Me Joe Dennis 1938
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Powdah 1937
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) Spot Ricardi 1935
No Score Yet The Glass Key Ed Beaumont 1935
No Score Yet Rumba Joe Martin 1935
No Score Yet Bolero Raoul De Baere 1934
No Score Yet Limehouse Blues Harry Young 1934
No Score Yet The Bowery Steve Brodie 1933
No Score Yet Pick-Up Harry Glynn 1933
No Score Yet Night After Night Joe Anton 1932
No Score Yet Madame Racketeer Jack Houston 1932
No Score Yet Night World Ed Powell 1932
100% Scarface Guino Rinaldo 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! William `Willie' Kenny 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Eddie Jackson 1932
No Score Yet Quick Millions Jimmy Kirk 1931
No Score Yet Palmy Days Joe 1931
No Score Yet Goldie Pickpocket 1931

TV

CREDIT
93% Batman
1966-1968
Himself
  • 1967

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