Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Highest Rated: 100% Jubal (1956)

Lowest Rated: 20% Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Birthday: May 01, 1916

Birthplace: Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada

Solid. Steady. Competent. Glenn Ford embodied these qualities as an actor and as a man. He once stated that he was never acting; he was just playing himself, and the statement did not seem disingenuous. In a career that spanned over 50 years, he worked constantly in movies and TV but never received an Academy Award or Emmy Award nomination. He was one of Hollywood's biggest box-office stars during the 1950s, but still enjoyed working on the plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical wiring at his luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. No matter the role, he projected a quiet strength, unforced affability, and masculine charm that anchored his fellow actors, whether it was the ravishing Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946) or the roguish Marlon Brando in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956). After mesmerizing audiences in numerous noir flicks and the controversial "Blackboard Jungle" (1955), he went on to lend class and gravitas to the role of Pa Kent in "Superman the Movie" (1978). When he died at the age of 90 - one of the last Golden Age male stars still alive into the next millennium - he left behind a legacy of consistently dignified performances. The ever dependable, manly Ford was always right on the money.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raw Nerve Captain Gavin (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Verdict Rev. Rogers (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law at Randado Sheriff John Danaher (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 22% Casablanca Express Maj. Gen. Williams (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Town Lucas Wheeler (Character) - 1986
20% 42% Happy Birthday to Me Dr. David Faraday (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great White Death Narrator - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Assassin Christakis (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 56% Virus President Richardson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beggarman, Thief David Donnelly (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift Rev. Holvak (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evening in Byzantium Jesse Craig (Character) - 1979
78% 44% The Visitor Det. Jake Durham (Character) - 1979
94% 86% Superman: The Movie Jonathan Kent (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Margin for Error Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 3,000 Mile Chase Paul Dvorak/Leonard Staveck (Character) - 1977
47% 72% Midway Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Love Rev. Tom Holvak (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Way Home Rev. Tom Holvak (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 12% The Disappearance of Flight 412 Colonel Pete Moore (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Gift Rev. Holvak (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Punch and Jody Peter "Punch" Travers (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 22% Santee Santee (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jarrett Sam Jarrett (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sam Cade Sam Cade (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal of Madrid Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slay Ride Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell Prof. Andrew "Andy" Patterson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 62% Heaven With a Gun Jim Killian/Pastor Jim (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smith! Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 47% Day of the Evil Gun Lorn Warfield (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% A Time for Killing Maj. Tom Wolcott (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 18% The Last Challenge Marshal Dan Blaine (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rage Doc Reuben (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 36% The Money Trap Joe Baron (Character) - 1966
71% 71% Is Paris Burning? Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% The Rounders Ben Jones (Character) - 1965
33% 67% Dear Heart Harry Mork (Character) - 1965
40% 62% Fate Is the Hunter Sam C. McBane (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 36% Advance to the Rear Capt. Jared Heath (Character) - 1964
60% 69% The Courtship of Eddie's Father Tom Corbett (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Ball John Lathrop Davis (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Julio Desnoyers (Character) - 1962
100% 77% Experiment in Terror John "Rip" Ripley (Character) - 1962
50% 72% Pocketful of Miracles Dave the Dude (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry for Happy CPO Andy Cyphers (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Yancey "Cimarron" Cravat (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 25% It Started With a Kiss Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 72% The Gazebo Elliott Nash (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 49% Torpedo Run Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle (Character) - 1958
75% 57% Cowboy Tom Reese (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Sheepman Jason Sweet (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imitation General MSgt. Murphy Savage (Character) - 1958
96% 79% 3:10 to Yuma Ben Wade (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 15% Don't Go Near the Water Lt. J.G. Max Siegel (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 72% The Fastest Gun Alive George Temple/George Kelby, Jr. (Character) - 1956
100% 78% Jubal Jubal Troop (Character) - 1956
86% 64% The Teahouse of the August Moon Capt. Fisby (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% Ransom David G. "Dave" Stannard (Character) - 1956
76% 77% Blackboard Jungle Richard Dadier (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 70% The Violent Men John Parrish (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The Americano Sam Dent (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 85% Trial David Blake (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 67% Interrupted Melody Dr. Thomas King (Character) - 1955
53% 71% Human Desire Jeff Warren (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror on a Train Peter Lyncort (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 25% Plunder of the Sun Al Colby (Character) - 1953
100% 90% The Big Heat Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion (Character) - 1953
100% 68% The Man From the Alamo John Stroud (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Appointment in Honduras Jim Corbett (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 11% Young Man With Ideas Maxwell Webster (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 43% The Green Glove Michael "Mike" Blake (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 51% Affair in Trinidad Steve Emery (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Sun Ben Hogan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% The Secret of Convict Lake Jim Canfield (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Missile Cmdr. William A. Talbot (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 36% The White Tower Martin Ordway (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Redhead and the Cowboy Gil Kyle (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Convicted Joe Hufford (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 83% The Doctor and the Girl Dr. Michael Corday (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 60% Mr. Soft Touch Joe Miracle (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 75% The Undercover Man Frank Warren (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 71% Lust for Gold Jacob "Dutch" Walz (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 28% The Man From Colorado Col. Owen Devereaux (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% The Loves of Carmen Don José (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of October Prof. Bentley "Bass" Bassett Jr. (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 75% The Mating of Millie Doug Andrews (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 56% Framed Mike Lambert (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallant Journey John J. Montgomery (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 76% A Stolen Life Bill Emerson (Character) - 1946
90% 88% Gilda Johnny Farrell/Narrator (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 52% The Desperadoes Cheyenne Rogers (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% Destroyer Mickey Donohue (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Martin Eden Martin Eden (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Lieutenant Danny Doyle (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Texas Tod Ramsey (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 100% So Ends Our Night Ludwig Kern (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 64% Blondie Plays Cupid Charlie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 60% Go West, Young Lady Tex Miller (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Without Souls Johnny Adams (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babies for Sale Steve Burton/Oscar Hanson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% The Lady in Question Pierre Morestan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convicted Woman Jim Brent (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 20% Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence Joe Riley (Character) - 1939

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Tom Sunday (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Holvak Rev. Tom Holvak (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cade's County Sam Cade (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merv Griffin Show Guest 1966

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