Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Highest Rated: 100% The Best Man (1964)

Lowest Rated: 3% Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

Birthday: Oct 3, 1925

Birthplace: West Point, New York, USA

A true renaissance figure of the postwar American literary and political scene, Gore Vidal enjoyed concurrent careers as a best-selling novelist, celebrated Broadway playwright, A-list Hollywood screenwriter, politician, activist, essayist and historian. A veteran of World War II, Vidal had lost the love of his life at the Battle of Iwo Jima and channeled his grief into the autobiographical novel, The City and the Pillar, which caused a scandal in the publishing world but was later canonized as a landmark of the American gay rights movement. An ally of Democratic President John F. Kennedy, Vidal tangled often with conservative writer William F. Buckley, with whom he feuded publicly for 30 years. In Hollywood, Vidal turned out screenplays for such films as "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959) and "Ben-Hur" (1959), while his theatrical writing and fiction inspired such features as "Visit to a Small Planet" (1959) and the camp classic "Myra Breckinridge" (1970). Receding from public life in later years due to illness, Vidal remained a vibrant figure, surviving his political and literary rivals to endure as the last man standing of 20th Century arts and letters.

Highest rated movies

Bob Roberts
One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern
With Honors
Shadow Conspiracy




83% 84% Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Self $127.7K 2013
36% 52% Salinger Unknown (Character) $575.8K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lincoln Unknown (Character) - 2006
82% 67% Inside Deep Throat Self $653.6K 2005
82% 76% One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Unknown (Character) - 2003
3% 18% Shadow Conspiracy Congressman Page (Character) $2.3M 1997
83% 87% Gattaca Director Josef (Character) $12.3M 1997
19% 73% With Honors Professor Pitkannan (Character) $18.0M 1994
95% 78% Bob Roberts Senator Brickley Paiste (Character) $3.5M 1992
No Score Yet 27% The Palermo Connection Screenwriter - 1991
No Score Yet 50% Billy the Kid Screenwriter - 1989
No Score Yet 60% Dress Gray Writer - 1986
27% 35% Myra Breckinridge Writer - 1970
No Score Yet 0% The Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots Writer - 1969
71% 71% Is Paris Burning? Screenwriter - 1966
100% 90% The Best Man Screenwriter - 1964
68% 83% Suddenly, Last Summer Writer - 1959
92% 54% The Left Handed Gun Writer - 1958
17% 71% The Catered Affair Writer - 1956
No Score Yet 83% Ritual in Transfigured Time Man (Character) - 1946


No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2012
85% 75% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2006
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Writer 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Telltale Clue Writer 1954