Hurd Hatfield

Hurd Hatfield

Highest Rated: 93% The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Lowest Rated: 8% King David (1985)

Birthday: Dec 7, 1917

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

An extremely handsome leading man, Hurd Hatfield rose to fame when eccentric director Albert Lewin tapped him to play the title role in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945), based on the Oscar Wilde novel about a dandy who retains his youth while his portrait reflects the aging process. The actor had trained at England's Michael Chekhov Studio and had earned some notoriety on the Broadway stage before he was brought to Hollywood and cast in support of Katharine Hepburn and Walter Huston in "Dragon Seed" (1944). His starring role the following year divided critics, with some praising his personification of evil while others called him stiff and expressionless. In either case, Hatfield had the kind of role that should have propelled him to stardom, but somehow, his career foundered. He acquitted himself well as Judith Anderson's rebellious son in "The Diary of a Chambermaid" (1946) but was virtually overshadowed as the chaplain advising Ingrid Bergman's "Joan of Arc" (1948).

Highest rated movies

The Picture of Dorian Gray
El Cid
The Left Handed Gun
The Boston Strangler
King of Kings
Crimes of the Heart
Mickey One
Von Richthofen and Brown

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 44% Her Alibi Troppa (Character) $17.2M 1989
81% 65% Crimes of the Heart Old Granddaddy (Character) $19.3M 1986
8% 42% King David Ahimelech (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Go Home Again Foxhall Edwards (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 32% The Norliss Tapes Charles Langdon (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House and the Brain Unknown (Character) - 1973
56% 35% Von Richthofen and Brown Anthony Fokker (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thief Herman Gray (Character) - 1971
85% 74% The Boston Strangler Terence Huntley (Character) - 1968
71% 51% Mickey One Castle (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harlow Paul Bern (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Double-Barreled Detective Story Father (Character) - 1965
85% 77% King of Kings Pontius Pilate (Character) - 1961
92% 78% El Cid Arias (Character) $26.9K 1961
92% 54% The Left Handed Gun Moultrie (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 17% Tarzan and the Slave Girl Prince of the Lionians (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 25% Destination: Murder Stretch Norton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chinatown at Midnight Clifford Ward (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 77% The Unsuspected Oliver Keane (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning or the End Dr. John Wyatt (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 55% Diary of a Chambermaid Georges Lanlaire (Character) - 1946
93% 77% The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 39% Dragon Seed Lao San Tan (Character) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1989
No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 90% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956 1958
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Harry Vane (Character) 1952-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1954