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John Gavin

Highest Rated:   100% Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
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Born Jack Golenor, this brawny, handsome leading man of Hollywood films appeared onscreen from 1956; he was once hyped as the next Rock Hudson. From 1952-56 he was an air intelligence officer with the Navy, specializing in Pan American Affairs. When a friend offered him a screen test, he was signed by Universal and played leads for a decade-plus, after which his film work decreased; he also served for a time as president of the Screen Actors Guild. After starring on the TV series Destry and Convoy, he debuted on Broadway in Seesaw in 1973. In 1981 Gavin was appointed by President Reagan as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, a position he held for five years. Besides his Navy service, he had other qualifications for the post: having been born to a Spanish mother, he spoke impeccable Spanish; he had studied Latin American issues in college; and during his years of screen stardom he served as special advisor to Jose Mora and Galo Plaza, secretaries general of the Organization of American States.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tcm Presents Psycho
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet House of Shadows
  • Actor
1990
62% History of the World---Part I
  • Marche
1981
No Score Yet Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
  • Cary Grant
1980
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Heidi
  • Dan Wyler
1978
No Score Yet Jennifer (Jennifer the Snake Goddess) (Jennifer Power)
  • Senator Tremayne
1978
No Score Yet House of Shadows (La casa de las sombras)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Murder for Sale
  • Actor
1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • Reverend
1969
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Trevor Graydon
1967
No Score Yet Back Street
  • Paul Saxon
1961
No Score Yet Tammy Tell Me True
  • Tom Freeman
1961
No Score Yet A Breath of Scandal
  • Charlie Foster
1960
96% Spartacus
  • Julius Caesar
1960
96% Psycho
  • Sam
1960
No Score Yet Midnight Lace
  • Brian Younger
1960
84% Imitation of Life
  • Steve Archer
1959
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die
  • Ernst Graeber
1958

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