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Hurd Hatfield

Highest Rated:   100% The Left Handed Gun (1958)
Lowest Rated:   8% King David (1985)
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Though hardly the easiest actor in the world to properly cast, Hurd Hatfield can claim at least two unforgettable film portrayals. Born in New York and educated at Columbia University, Hatfield was trained at England's Chekhov Drama School (Michael Chekhov, not Anton) and made his stage debut in London. He was personally selected by eccentric filmmaker Albert Lewin to play the title role in the 1945 movie version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was an astonishing performance, one that proved virtually untoppable for Hatfield; nothing he would do in his sporadic film appearances of the 1940s and 1950s came close to this personal triumph. After several years on stage, Hatfield was cast as Pontius Pilate in Nicholas Ray's filmization of The King of Kings (1961) -- another brilliant, matchless characterization. Perceived as a "cold fish" in his leading-man days, Hatfield was able to use his sang-froid to his advantage in such roles as Paul Bern in Harlow (the 1965 Carol Lynley version) and the middle-aged sex deviate in The Boston Strangler (1968). The best of Hurd Hatfield's most recent screen appearances was his portrayal of an inconvenient and troublesome grandparent in Crimes of the Heart (1986).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chinatown At Midnight
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Double-barrelled Detective Story
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Lies of the Twins
  • Gil Selwyn
1991
15% Her Alibi
  • Troppa
1989
81% Crimes of the Heart
  • Old Grandaddy
1986
8% King David
  • Ahimelech
1985
No Score Yet The Word
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Von Richthofen and Brown
  • Anthony Fokker
1971
92% The Boston Strangler
  • Terence Huntley
1968
No Score Yet Ten Blocks on the Camino Real
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Mickey One
  • Ed Castle
1965
No Score Yet Harlow
  • Paul Bern
1965
92% El Cid
  • Count Arias
1961
85% King of Kings
  • Pontius Pilate
1961
100% The Left Handed Gun
  • Moultrie
1958
No Score Yet Destination Murder
  • Stretch Norton
1950
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Slave Girl
  • Prince
1950
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Father Pasquerel
1948
No Score Yet The Unsuspected
  • Oliver Keane
1947
No Score Yet Diary of a Chambermaid
  • Georges Lanlaire
1946
91% The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Dorian Gray
1945
No Score Yet Dragon Seed
  • Lao San
1944

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