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Jack Warden

Lowest Rated:   0% Ed (1996)
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A former prizefighter, nightclub bouncer and lifeguard, Jack Warden took to the stage after serving as a paratrooper in World War II. Warden's first professional engagement was with the Margo Jones repertory troupe in 1947. He made both his Broadway and film debuts in 1951, spending the next few years specializing in blunt military types and short-tempered bullies. Among his most notable screen roles of the 1950s was the homicidally bigoted factory foreman in Edge of the City and the impatient Juror #7 in Twelve Angry Men (both 1957). He was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of the cuckolded Lester in Warren Beatty's Shampoo (1975) and for his work as eternally flustered sports promoter Max Corkle in another Beatty vehicle, Heaven Can Wait (1978). He has also played the brusque, bluff President in Being There (1978); senile, gun-wielding judge Ray Ford in ...And Justice For All (1979); the twin auto dealers--one good, one bad--in Used Cars (1980); Paul Newman's combination leg-man and conscience in The Verdict (1982); shifty convenience store owner Big Ben in the two Problem Child films of the early 1990s; the not-so-dearly departed in Passed Away (1992); and Broadway high-roller Julian Marx in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994). Extensive though his stage and screen credits may be, Warden has been just as busy on television, winning an Emmy for his portrayal of George Halas in Brian's Song (1969) and playing such other historical personages as Cornelius Ryan (1981's A Private Battle) and Mark Twain (1984's Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues). Barely stopping for air, Jack Warden has also starred or co-starred on the weekly TV series Mister Peepers (1953-55), The Asphalt Jungle (1961), Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965), NYPD (1967-68), Jigsaw John (1975), The Bad News Bears (1979) and Crazy Like a Fox (1984-85); and, had the pilot episode sold, Jack Warden was to have been the star in a 1979 revival of Topper. Though this was not to be for Warden, the gruff actor's age and affectionately sour demeanor found him essaying frequent albiet minor feature roles through the new millennium. Remaining in the public eye withn appearances in While You Were Sleeping (1995), Ed (1996), Bullworth (1998) and The Replacements (2000), the former welterweight fighter remained as dependable as ever when it came to stepping in front of the lens.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
16% Abandon
  • Actor
$10.7M 2002
41% The Replacements
  • Edward O'Neil
$44.1M 2000
21% A Dog of Flanders
  • Jehan Daas
1999
78% The Thin Red Line
  • Melanesian Walking Man
1998
17% Dirty Work
  • Pops
1998
75% Bulworth
  • Eddie Davers
1998
No Score Yet The Island on Bird Street
  • Boruch
1997
13% Chairman of the Board
  • Armand
1997
0% Ed
  • Chubb
1996
33% Things to Do in Denver...When You're Dead
  • Joe Heff
1995
77% Mighty Aphrodite
  • Tiresias
1995
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
  • Big Ben
1995
80% While You Were Sleeping
  • Saul Tuttle
1995
96% Bullets Over Broadway
  • Julian Marx
1994
40% Guilty as Sin
  • Moe
1993
29% Toys
  • Old Gen. Zevo
1992
67% Night and the City
  • Al Grossman
1992
11% Passed Away
  • Jack Scanlan
1992
7% Problem Child 2
  • Big Ben Healy
1991
No Score Yet Judgment
  • Claude Fortier
1990
4% Problem Child
  • Big Ben Healey
1990
17% Everybody Wins
  • Murdoch
1990
No Score Yet Dead Solid Perfect
  • Hubert 'Bad Hair'
1988
53% The Presidio
  • Sgt. Maj. Ross Maclure
1988
No Score Yet Police Story: The Watch Commander
  • Actor
1988
64% September
  • Lloyd
1987
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Cosmic Eye
  • Rocko
1986
No Score Yet The Aviator
  • Moravia
$0.3M 1985
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Owl
1985
No Score Yet Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
  • Mark Twain
1984
0% Crackers
  • Garvey
1984
No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Hobson's Choice
  • Actor
1983
96% The Verdict
  • Mickey
1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy
  • Nelson Longhurst
1981
80% So Fine
  • Jack
1981
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
  • The Commander
1981
75% The Great Muppet Caper
  • Mike Tarkanian
1981
75% Used Cars
  • Roy L. Fuchs/Luke Fuchs
1980
96% Being There
  • President Bobby
1979
81% ...And Justice for All
  • Judge Francis Rayford
1979
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
  • Harold Meredith
1979
No Score Yet Dreamer
  • Harry
1979
40% The Champ
  • Jackie
1979
80% Death on the Nile
  • Dr. Bessner
1978
89% Heaven Can Wait
  • Max Corkle
1978
20% The White Buffalo
  • Charlie Zane
1977
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe
  • Mordechai Gur
1977
89% Voyage of the Damned
  • Actor
1976
93% All the President's Men
  • Harry Rosenfeld
1976
63% Shampoo
  • Lester Carr
1975
No Score Yet Billy Two Hats (The Lady and the Outlaw)
  • Sheriff Henry Gifford
1974
100% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • Max
1974
No Score Yet The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
  • Dawes
1973
No Score Yet Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
  • Dr. Moses
1971
No Score Yet A Memory of Two Mondays
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Man on a String
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Summertree
  • Herb
1971
No Score Yet The Sporting Club
  • Earl Olive
1971
92% Brian's Song
  • Halas
1970
No Score Yet Bye Bye, Braverman
  • Barnet Weinstein
1968
No Score Yet Blindfold
  • General Prat
1965
No Score Yet Mirage
  • Actor
1965
75% The Thin Red Line
  • First Sgt. Welsh
1964
60% Donovan's Reef
  • Dr. William Dedham
1963
No Score Yet Escape from Zahrain
  • Huston
1962
No Score Yet That Kind of Woman
  • George Kelly
1959
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury
  • Ben Compson
1959
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers
  • MSgt. Saul Rosen / Narrator
1958
100% Run Silent, Run Deep
  • Mueller
1958
100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men)
  • Juror No. 7
1957
No Score Yet The Bachelor Party
  • Eddie Watkins
1957
No Score Yet Edge of the City
  • Charles Malik
1957
92% From Here to Eternity
  • Cpl. Buckley
1953
No Score Yet Red Ball Express
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet You're in the Navy Now
  • Morse
1951
No Score Yet The Man with My Face
  • Walt Davis
1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen
  • Crew Member
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • James Corry Mouth McGarry
  • 1960
  • 1959

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