Joe Turkel - Rotten Tomatoes

Joe Turkel

Lowest Rated:   0% Village of the Giants (1965)
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American actor Joe Turkel had at least one movie leading role, as the Genie in the 1961 kiddie-matinee feature The Boy and the Pirates. Otherwise he seldom rose any farther than featured billing (sometimes, as in Harold and Maude [1971], he got no billing at all). In films since the late '40s, Turkel essayed character parts in such productions as City Across the River (1949), Visit to a Small Planet (1959), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Hindenberg (1977) and Blade Runner (1980) (as Tyrrell); though firmly entrenched in Hollywood, he occasionally grabbed a quick paycheck in such exploitation flicks as Savage Abduction (1975), which afforded him star billing if not a whole lot of prestige. Joe Turkel is best remembered by "auteur" critics for his appearances in the films of director Stanley Kubrick: He played Tiny in The Killing (1955), Private Arnaud in Paths of Glory (1957), and the other-worldly bartender Lloyd in The Shining (1978).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dark Side of the Moon
  • Paxton Warner
1990
89% Blade Runner
  • Tyrell
1982
100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
  • Dr. Eldon Tyrell
$0.3M 1982
87% The Shining
  • Lloyd the Bartender
1980
20% Which Way Is Up?
  • Harry
1977
40% The Hindenburg
  • Detective Moore
1975
No Score Yet Savage Abduction (Cycle Psycho)
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Five Savage Men
  • Peyote
1971
100% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik
1967
93% The Sand Pebbles
  • Bronson
1966
No Score Yet King Rat
  • Dino
1965
0% Village of the Giants
  • Sheriff
1965
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Reporter
1964
No Score Yet Tormented
  • Nick
1960
No Score Yet The Boy and the Pirates
  • Abu the Genie
1960
No Score Yet Warlock
  • Chet Haggin
1959
No Score Yet Verboten!
  • Infantryman
1959
No Score Yet The Case Against Brooklyn
  • Monte
1958
94% Paths of Glory
  • Pvt. Arnaud
1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Eddie
1957
No Score Yet Hellcats of the Navy
  • Chick
1957
97% The Killing
  • Tiny
1956
88% Friendly Persuasion
  • Poor Loser
1956
No Score Yet The Naked Street (The Brass Ring)
  • Shimmy
1955
No Score Yet The Glass Wall
  • Freddie
1953
No Score Yet Starlift
  • Litter Case
1951
No Score Yet City Across the River
  • Shimmy
1949

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