Cornel Wilde

Cornel Wilde

Highest Rated: 93% The Big Combo (1955)

Lowest Rated: 20% Forever Amber (1947)

Birthday: Oct 13, 1912

Birthplace: Prievidza, Hungary

Handsome leading men were hardly in short supply in Hollywood during the 1940s, but Cornel Wilde was a unique specimen. Fluent in several languages and good with accents, he was also highly athletic and often emphasized physicality in his performances. As a former member of the U.S. fencing team, he was able to utilize skills that made him a desirable lead for period swashbucklers, a la Errol Flynn. It also did not hurt that he was an effective dramatic performer and proved it when he earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for "A Song to Remember" (1945) early on in his career. He also did laudable work in successful productions like "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945), "Forever Amber" (1947), and "Road House" (1948) during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. Wilde also carved out a successful second career behind the camera as a producer, director and sometime screenwriter. His later credits in this vein included such graphic, groundbreaking films as the jungle adventure "The Naked Prey" (1966), the Vietnam drama "Beach Red" (1967), and the post-apocalyptic thriller "No Blade of Grass" (1970). An intelligent and able performer, Wilde was a solid actor and also an unfairly overlooked directorial talent of that era.

Highest rated movies

The Big Combo
Road House
High Sierra
Shockproof
The Naked Prey
Hot Blood
Leave Her to Heaven
The Comic

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Musketeer D'Artagnan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 10% The Norseman Ragnar (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 43% Sharks' Treasure Jim Carnahan (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1975
33% 42% Gargoyles Dr. Mercer Boley (Character) - 1972
40% 39% No Blade of Grass Director - 1970
67% 60% The Comic Frank Powers (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 39% Beach Red Capt. MacDonald/Narrator (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1967
86% 79% The Naked Prey The Man (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am? George Press (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 38% Sword of Lancelot Sir Lancelot (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1963
No Score Yet 50% Constantine and the Cross Constantine (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 58% Edge of Eternity Les Martin (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maracaibo Vic Scott (Character),
Director
- 1958
No Score Yet 33% Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Matt Campbell (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Hairpin Nick Jargin (Character),
Director
- 1957
No Score Yet 57% Storm Fear Charlie (Character),
Director
- 1956
86% 43% Hot Blood Stephano Torino (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star of India Unknown (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 33% The Scarlet Coat Maj. John Boulton (Character) - 1955
93% 81% The Big Combo Police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 64% A Woman's World Bill Baxter (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Passion Juan Obregon (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saadia Si Lahssen (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor Jean-Paul (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Conquest Don Arturo Bordega (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Secret Peter Forrester (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 59% At Sword's Point D'Artagnan Jr. (Character) - 1952
49% 54% The Greatest Show on Earth The Great Sebastien (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 12% Two Flags West Capt. Mark Bradford (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Days Leave Stanley Robin (Character) - 1950
89% 46% Shockproof Griff Marat (Character) - 1949
92% 69% Road House Pete Morgan (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Dave Connors (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Homestretch Jock Wallace (Character) - 1947
20% 48% Forever Amber Bruce Carlton (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 68% It Had to Be You George McKesson/Johnny Blaine (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Robert of Nottingham (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Summer Philippe Lascalles (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 55% A Song to Remember Frédéric Chopin (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 48% A Thousand and One Nights Aladdin (Character) - 1945
84% 85% Leave Her to Heaven Richard Harland (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wintertime Freddy Austin (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manila Calling Jeff Bailey (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Begins at 8:30 Robert Carter (Character) - 1942
91% 77% High Sierra Louis Mendoza (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Chet Oakley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 44% Knockout Tom "Tommy" Rossi (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Snob Mike Lord (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1955