Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon

Highest Rated: 100% Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Lowest Rated: 0% Getting Away With Murder (1996)

Birthday: Feb 08, 1925

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA

One of the most consistently acclaimed actors in motion picture and television history, Jack Lemmon became the first man to win Academy Awards as both Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Mister Roberts" (1955) and Best Actor for "Save the Tiger" (1973). In between and after, Lemmon amassed a résumé of credits that included a wide range of both comedic and dramatic roles. But most importantly, he enjoyed long-running collaborations with director Billy Wilder and actor Walter Matthau, both of whom helped Lemmon produce some of his finest work. Lemmon first worked with Wilder on the iconic comedy "Some Like it Hot" (1959) before again turning in a high-quality performance in "The Apartment" (1960. He went on to establish his dramatic bona fides with "Days of Wine and Rose" (1962) before starring opposite Matthau in their first partnership "The Fortune Cookie" (1966). But it was their iconic clashing of personalities in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" (1968) that cemented their place as comedy partners in the public's mind. Lemmon went on to a string of critical hits that garnered a number of awards and nominations, including "The China Syndrome" (1979), "Tribute" (1980) and "Missing" (1982). He delivered fine turns in "JFK" (1991) and "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1992) before finding surprising commercial success alongside Matthau with "Grumpy Old Men" (1993) and "Grumpier Old Men" (1995). Though the pair faltered with "Out to Sea" (1997) and the ill-advised sequel "The Odd Couple II" (1998), Lemmon gave searing performances on the small screen in "12 Angry Men" (Showtime, 1997) and "Tuesdays with Morrie" (ABC, 1999), proving that his considerable gifts became more refined with age.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
43% 65% The Legend of Bagger Vance Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves (uncredited) (Character) $30.7M 2000
No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Self - 1999
No Score Yet 65% Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond (Character) - 1999
71% 84% Tuesdays With Morrie Morrie Schwartz (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 39% The Long Way Home Thomas Gerrin (Character) - 1998
27% 56% Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II Felix Ungar (Character) $18.9M 1998
36% 52% Out to Sea Herb Sullivan (Character) $28M 1997
92% 87% 12 Angry Men Juror 8 (Character) - 1997
0% 19% Getting Away With Murder Max Mueller/Karl Luger (Character) $127.7K 1996
47% 64% My Fellow Americans President Russell O. Kramer (Character) $22.3M 1996
95% 90% Hamlet Marcellus (Character) $4.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Weekend in the Country Bud Bailey (Character) - 1995
17% 62% Grumpier Old Men John Gustafson (Character) $70.5M 1995
50% 55% The Grass Harp Dr. Morris Ritz (Character) $511.6K 1995
63% 74% Grumpy Old Men John Gustafson (Character) $69.3M 1993
95% 88% Short Cuts Paul Finnigan (Character) $6.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life in the Theatre Robert (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 22% For Richer, for Poorer Aram Katourian (Character) - 1992
95% 88% Glengarry Glen Ross Shelley Levene (Character) $10.7M 1992
84% 88% JFK Jack Martin (Character) - 1991
60% 60% Dad Jake Tremont (Character) $19.7M 1989
No Score Yet 76% The Murder of Mary Phagan Gov. John Slaton (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 79% Long Day's Journey into Night James Tyrone Sr. (Character) - 1987
53% 57% That's Life! Harvey Fairchild (Character) $3.6M 1986
No Score Yet 60% Macaroni Robert Traven (Character) $119.6K 1985
No Score Yet 81% Mass Appeal Father Tim Farley (Character) - 1984
94% 85% Missing Ed Horman (Character) - 1982
63% 43% Buddy Buddy Victor Clooney (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 55% Tribute Scottie Templeton (Character) - 1980
86% 81% The China Syndrome Jack Godell (Character) - 1979
33% 33% Airport '77 Capt. Don Gallagher (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex and the Gypsy Alexander Main (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Entertainer Archie Rice (Character) - 1975
57% 67% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Mel Edison (Character) - 1975
67% 74% The Front Page Hildy Johnson (Character) - 1974
85% 73% Save the Tiger Harry Stoner (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 29% The War Between Men and Women Peter Edward Wilson (Character) - 1972
81% 76% Avanti! Wendell Armbruster, Jr. (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1972
75% 68% Kotch Sleeping Bus Passenger (Character),
Director
- 1971
63% 69% The Out-of-Towners George Kellerman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 65% The April Fools Howard Brubaker (Character) - 1969
97% 89% The Odd Couple Felix Ungar (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 47% Luv Harry Berlin (Character) - 1967
96% 80% The Fortune Cookie Harry Hinkle (Character) - 1966
74% 83% The Great Race Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick (Character) - 1965
64% 64% How to Murder Your Wife Stanley Ford (Character) - 1965
80% 63% Good Neighbor Sam Sam Bissell (Character) - 1964
17% 58% Under the Yum Yum Tree Hogan (Character) - 1963
76% 79% Irma La Douce Nestor Patou/Lord X (Character) - 1963
100% 89% Days of Wine and Roses Joe Clay (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 56% The Notorious Landlady William Gridley (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 45% The Wackiest Ship in the Army Lt. Rip Crandall (Character) - 1961
93% 94% The Apartment C.C. Baxter (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% It Happened to Jane George Denham (Character) - 1959
95% 94% Some Like It Hot Jerry/Daphne (Character) - 1959
73% 66% Bell, Book and Candle Nicky Holroyd (Character) - 1958
75% 57% Cowboy Frank Harris (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 29% Fire Down Below Tony (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 37% Operation Mad Ball Pvt. Hogan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 27% You Can't Run Away From It Peter Warne (Character) - 1956
80% 62% My Sister Eileen Robert "Bob" Baker (Character) - 1955
92% 84% Mister Roberts Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Three for the Show Martin "Marty" Stewart (Character) - 1955
100% 76% It Should Happen to You Pete Sheppard (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 53% Phffft! Robert Tracey (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Anthology Unknown (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1998
85% 76% The Simpsons Frank Ormand (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character),
Guest
1989 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1964 1960 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1959 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Charles Dickens (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1949-1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1949

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