Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Highest Rated: 100% The World in His Arms (1952)

Lowest Rated: 20% Mackenna's Gold (1969)

Birthday: Apr 05, 1916

Birthplace: La Jolla, California, USA

As an actor who conveyed moral certitude and unwavering strength, Gregory Peck became the unofficial conscience of postwar Hollywood, turning in several iconic performances in some of cinema's most important films. Peck began appearing in movies during the war with "Days of Glory" (1944) and became an almost instant star thanks to his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Keys of the Kingdom" (1945). He went on to portray an amnesiac psychoanalyst in Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound" (1945), turned in another Academy Award-worthy performance in 'The Yearling" (1946) and played against type in "Duel in the Sun" (1946). Following seminal work in "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949), "Roman Holiday" (1953) and "Moby Dick" (1956), Peck took on the role that became inextricably tied to his career, that of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), which earned him his only Oscar for Best Actor while inspiring audiences for generations. He had a major box office hit with "The Guns of Navarone" (1961), starred in the original "Cape Fear" (1962) and reunited with "Mockingbird" director Robert Mulligan for "The Stalking Moon" (1969). His career began to slow in the 1970s, though he was notable in "The Omen" (1976) and "The Boys of Brazil" (1978). Following a turn as Abraham Lincoln in "The Blue and the Grey" (CBS, 1982) and his Emmy-nominated performance in a contemporary remake of "Moby Dick" (USA, 1998), Peck left behind a legacy as an iconic performer who exerted creative independence while becoming a beloved actor to generations fans.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Portrait Gardner Church (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1993
74% 77% Cape Fear Lee Heller (Character) $76.4M 1991
31% 46% Other People's Money Andrew Jorgenson (Character) $24.2M 1991
42% 48% Old Gringo Ambrose Bierce (Character) $2.3M 1989
38% 70% Amazing Grace and Chuck President (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 88% The Scarlet and the Black Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 89% The Blue and the Gray Abraham Lincoln (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Sea Wolves Col. Lewis Pugh (Character) - 1980
69% 66% The Boys From Brazil Dr. Josef Mengele (Character) - 1978
50% 60% MacArthur Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Character) - 1977
86% 80% The Omen Robert Thorn (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 50% Billy Two Hats Arch Deans (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 43% Shootout Clay Lomax (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 72% I Walk the Line Sheriff Tawes (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 29% The Chairman John Hathaway (Character) - 1969
20% 70% Mackenna's Gold MacKenna (Character) - 1969
86% 45% Marooned Charles Keith (Character) - 1969
40% 62% The Stalking Moon Sam Varner (Character) - 1968
69% 55% Arabesque Prof. David Pollock (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 77% Mirage David Stillwell (Character) - 1965
90% 72% Behold a Pale Horse Manuel Artiguez (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 67% Captain Newman, M.D. Capt. Josiah J. Newman, MD (Character) - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Cleve Van Valen (Character) - 1962
92% 92% To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch (Character) - 1962
100% 86% Cape Fear Sam Bowden (Character) - 1962
92% 86% The Guns of Navarone Capt. Keith Mallory (Character) - 1961
83% 71% Pork Chop Hill Lt. Joe Clemons (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 56% Beloved Infidel F. Scott Fitzgerald (Character) - 1959
76% 69% On the Beach Cmdr. Dwight Lionel Towers (Character) - 1959
100% 67% The Bravados Jim Douglass (Character) - 1958
100% 90% The Big Country James McKay (Character),
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice of the Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1958
82% 69% Designing Woman Mike Hagen (Character) - 1957
86% 73% Moby Dick Captain Ahab (Character) - 1956
75% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Tom Rath (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 60% The Purple Plain Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Character) - 1954
83% No Score Yet Night People Col. Steve Van Dyke (Character) - 1954
97% 93% Roman Holiday Joe Bradley (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 71% The Million Pound Note Henry Adams (Character) - 1953
100% 56% The World in His Arms Capt. Jonathan Clark (Character) - 1952
100% 52% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Harry Street (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 54% Only the Valiant Capt. Richard Lance (Character) - 1951
100% 77% Captain Horatio Hornblower Capt. Horatio Hornblower R.N (Character) - 1951
83% 31% David and Bathsheba King David (Character) - 1951
100% 89% The Gunfighter Jimmy Ringo (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 50% The Great Sinner Fedja (Character) - 1949
96% 87% Twelve O'Clock High Gen. Frank Savage (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 80% Yellow Sky James "Stretch" Dawson (Character) - 1948
86% 56% The Macomber Affair Robert Wilson (Character) - 1947
82% 47% The Paradine Case Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense (Character) - 1947
76% 78% Gentleman's Agreement Philip Schuyler 'Phil' Green (Character) - 1947
76% 54% Duel in the Sun Lewton 'Lewt' McCanles (Character) - 1946
100% 76% The Yearling Penny Baxter (Character) - 1946
85% 82% Spellbound John Ballantine (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 82% The Valley of Decision Paul Scott (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 85% The Keys of the Kingdom Father Francis Chisholm (Character) - 1944
50% 54% Days of Glory Vladmir (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moby Dick Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue and the Gray Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character) 1977

QUOTES FROM Gregory Peck CHARACTERS

Atticus Finch says: Heck? Atticus Finch. Someone's been after my children.

Stretch says: From now on, stay away from my men and stop swingin' your hips all over the place.

Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson says: I have a daughter named scamp.

Capt. Ahab says: I'll follow him around the Horn, and around the Norway maelstrom, and around perdition's flames before I give him up.

Capt. Ahab says: From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned whale.

Capt. Ahab says: By heavens man, we are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and fate is the handspike.

Major says: One more year! That's all I ask.

Sam Varner says: That's all you asked last year.

Sam Varner says: That's all I'll ask next year!

Princess Anne says: At midnight, I'll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.

Joe Bradley says: And that will be the end of the fairy tale.

Princess Anne says: I could do some of the things I've always wanted to.

Joe Bradley says: Like what?

Princess Anne says: Oh, you can't imagine. I-I'd do just whatever I liked all day long.

Joe Bradley says: You should always wear my clothes.

Princess Anne says: It seems I do.

Joe Bradley says: Irving! Am I glad to see you!

Irving Radovich says: Why? Did you forget your wallet?

Princess Anne says: Is this the elevator?

Joe Bradley says: This is my ROOM!

Joe Bradley says: This is my room!

Princess Anne says: Do you have a silk nightgown with rosebuds?

Joe Bradley says: I haven't worn a nightgown in years!

James McKay says: Now tell me Leech, what did we prove?

Jean Louise "Scout" Finch says: Mr Tate was right

Jean Louise "Scout" Finch says: Mr Tate was right.

Atticus Finch says: What do you mean ?

Atticus Finch says: What do you mean?

Jean Louise "Scout" Finch says: It would be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it ?

Dr. Anthony Edwardes says: Oh, by the way - why are we going to Rockester for?

Dr. Constance Peterson says: Well we're going to visit Dr. Brulov.

Dr. Anthony Edwardes says: Oh oh oh, that's the gut who doesn't like sore-spotters

Dr. Constance Peterson says: He was my analyst and psycho-analyzed me.

Dr. Anthony Edwardes says: Really, and what was wrong with you?

Dr. Constance Peterson says: oh all analysts get psycho-analyze by other analysts, before they start practicing.

Dr. Anthony Edwardes says: Ohh; that's to make sure that they are not too crazy.

Dr. Constance Peterson says: Apparently the mind is never to sick to make jokes ABOUT psycho-analysis.

Dr. Anthony Edwardes says: I'm sorry. I'm a pig.

Dr. Constance Peterson says: No, I'm am; I keep forgetting you're a patient.

Dr. Anthony Edwardes says: So do I. When I hold you like this I feel entirely well. Will you love me just as much when I'm normal?

Dr. Constance Peterson says: Oh I'll be insane - about you. [girlish giggling]

Sam Bowden says: It's a mistake to teach women how to tell time. They always use it against you.

Sam Bowden says: You shocking degenerate. I've seen the worst - the dregs - but you... you are the lowest. Makes me sick to breathe the same air.

Atticus Finch says: It's A Sin To Kill A Mockingbird.

Atticus Finch says: Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Atticus Finch says: Remember, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird

Atticus Finch says: Remember, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Atticus Finch says: You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view

Atticus Finch says: You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.

Robert says: : [ignoring Brennan's warnings about Damien] ... Now, I've heard you. I want you to hear me: I *never* want to see you again.

Father Brennan says: ...You'll see me in *hell*, Mr. Thorn. There, we will share out our sentence.

David Pollock says: Maybe later, alligator.

Lt. Joe Clemons says: Douse those lights! You want to murder us? Turn out those damn lights!!

Lt. Joe Clemons says: Douse those lights! You want to murder us? Turn out those damn lights!

Ambrose Bierce says: One night I wanted something grand. I would write a poem to make one feel the existence of one's life. I wrote and I wrote. I wrote,while my whole life drifted by. Then the only place I could have written that poem was with you in my arms.

Pat Terrill says: Don't you care what people think?

James McKay says: No, you're not responsible for what other people think, only what you are.

Princess Anne says: Is this the elevator?

Joe Bradley says: [offended] It's my room.

Gen. Frank Savage says: really shows what happens to a mans mind in war time

Gen. Frank Savage says: Really shows what happens to a man's mind in war time.

Atticus Finch says: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house, and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted, if I could hit 'em, but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Atticus Finch says: Miss Jean Louise, Mr. Arthur Radley.

Atticus Finch says: You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.