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José Ferrer



José Ferrer (born José Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron in Puerto Rico) decided to become an actor while in college. Early in his career he appeared with James Stewart and Joshua Logan at the Triangle Theater. In 1935 he debuted on Broadway with a walk-on part; he soon began to land bigger roles and quickly established his reputation as a highly versatile actor, performing in roles ranging from the comic title role in Charlie's Aunt to the evil Iago in Othello, and he began directing Broadway productions in 1942. Ferrer debuted onscreen as the Dauphin opposite Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc (1948), for which he received a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination. He later became internationally famous, and won a "Best Actor" Oscar for reprising his theatrical lead in the film version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Ferrer earned another Oscar nomination for his portrayal of painter Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge (1952). While both roles definitely enhanced his career, he later complained that they lead him to become typecast, and sometimes went years between film offers. In the mid-'50s he began directing films (usually ones in which he appeared), starting with The Shrike (1955). Also in the mid-'50s he made several successful recordings with his third wife, singer Rosemary Clooney. After 1962 he gave up directing and concentrated on stage and screen character acting, usually being typecast in his films as a swarthy foreigner. He continued to appear frequently in films into the '90s, meanwhile doing much TV work. His first wife was actress Uta Hagen.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cervantes (Young Rebel)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Miss Sadie Thompson
  • Actor
2000
39% 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Alonso
1992
No Score Yet A Life of Sin
  • Bishop
1992
No Score Yet Hired to Kill
  • The Brother
1990
No Score Yet Old Explorers
  • Warner Watney
1990
No Score Yet Strange Interlude
  • Professor Leeds
1990
No Score Yet Wind In The Willows
  • Badger
1987
No Score Yet Horror of It All
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Sun and the Moon
  • Don Fulhencio
1987
No Score Yet Seduced
  • James Killian
1985
No Score Yet Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil
  • Prof. Ludwig Rosenberg
1985
57% Dune
  • Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
1984
No Score Yet The Evil That Men Do
  • Dr. Hector Lomelin
1984
No Score Yet Bloody Birthday
  • Doctor
1984
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah
  • High Priest
1984
No Score Yet George Washington
  • Dinwiddle
1984
63% To Be or Not to Be
  • Prof. Siletski
1983
No Score Yet The Being
  • Mayor Gordon Lane
1983
No Score Yet Blood Tide (Demon Island) (The Red Tide) (Bloodtide)
  • Nereus
1982
74% A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
  • Leopold
1982
No Score Yet Peter and Paul
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Berlin Tunnel 21
  • Komansky
1981
17% Dracula's Dog
  • Inspector Branco
1981
No Score Yet Rodin, The Gates of Hell
  • Auguste Rodin
1981
67% The Big Brawl (Battle Creek Brawl)
  • Dominici
1980
No Score Yet Gideon's Trumpet
  • Abe Fortas
1980
No Score Yet National Geographic
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer)
  • D'Artagnan
1979
No Score Yet Natural Enemies
  • Harry Rosenthal
1979
13% The Swarm
  • Dr. Andrews
1978
73% Fedora
  • Dr. Vando
1978
No Score Yet The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
  • Lionel McCoy
1978
No Score Yet The Return of Captain Nemo
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Who has Seen the Wind
  • The Ben
1977
No Score Yet The Rhinemann Exchange
  • Actor
1977
58% The Sentinel
  • Robed Figure
1977
No Score Yet Crash!
  • Marc Denne
1977
89% Voyage of the Damned
  • Benitez
1976
78% The Big Bus
  • Ironman
1976
No Score Yet Forever Young, Forever Free (E' Lollipop) (Lollipop)
  • Father Alberto
1976
No Score Yet e'Lollipop
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Paco
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Art of Crime
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet UFO's: It Has Begun
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Little Drummer Boy
  • Ben Haramed
1968
50% Enter Laughing
  • Mr. Marlowe
1967
81% Ship of Fools
  • Rieber
1965
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Herod Antipas
1965
No Score Yet Stop Train 349
  • Cowan the Reporter
1964
No Score Yet Nine Hours to Rama
  • Supt. Gopal Das
1963
97% Lawrence of Arabia
  • Turkish Bey
1962
14% State Fair
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Return to Peyton Place
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet I Accuse!
  • Actor
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet The Great Man
  • Joe Harris
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet Producer's Showcase: Festival of Music
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Cockleshell Heroes
  • Director
  • Major Stringer
1955
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart
  • Sigmund Romberg
1954
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Lt. Barney Greenwald
1954
No Score Yet Miss Sadie Thompson
  • Alfred Davidson
1953
75% Moulin Rouge
  • Toulouse-Lautrec
1952
No Score Yet Anything Can Happen
  • Giorgi Papashvily
1952
83% Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
1950
67% Crisis
  • Raoul Farrago
1950
90% Whirlpool
  • David Korvo
1949
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Dauphin (Charles VII, later King of France)
1948
No Score Yet Nostalgia World War II Video Library, Vol. 10
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Guys With Guns
  • Actor

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