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Mark Rydell

Highest Rated:   97% The Long Goodbye (1973)
Lowest Rated:   7% Intersection (1994)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Trained for the arts at Juilliard, Neighborhood Playhouse, and the Actor's Studio, Mark Rydell was a busy actor and musician throughout the 1950s. During this decade he played Jeff Baker, first husband of Penny Hughes (Rosemary Prinz), on the CBS TV soap opera As the World Turns; he abruptly left the show by means of a "fatal accident" in 1959. His movie acting debut was in the 1956 J.D. melodrama Crime in the Streets. In the early '60s, Rydell established himself as a dependable series-TV director. His first film directorial assignment was 1968's The Fox; 13 years later, he garnered an Oscar nomination for his direction of On Golden Pond (1981). In 1973, Rydell made a surprise return to acting at the request of his old friend Robert Altman, portraying a sadistic gangster boss in Altman's The Long Goodbye; he has since essayed supporting roles in Punchline (1988) and Havana (1989), the latter directed by another former actor, Sidney Pollack. In partnership with Pollack, Mark Rydell formed Sanford Productions in the mid-'80s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Char-ac-ter
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Good Men
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Character
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction
  • Director
2007
24% Even Money
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Ivan
2006
53% An Unfinished Life
  • Executive Producer
$8.6M 2005
No Score Yet James Dean: Sense Memories
  • Actor
2005
47% Hollywood Ending
  • Al
$4.8M 2002
No Score Yet James Dean
  • Jack Warner
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Crime of the Century
  • Director
1996
7% Intersection
  • Producer
1994
38% For the Boys
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1991
89% The Man in the Moon
  • Producer
1991
24% Havana
  • Meyer Lansky
1990
50% Punchline
  • Romeo
1988
No Score Yet The River
  • Director
1984
92% On Golden Pond
  • Director
1981
86% The Rose
  • Director
1979
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Cinderella Liberty
  • Director
  • Producer
1973
97% The Long Goodbye
  • Marty
1973
75% The Cowboys
  • Producer
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet The Reivers
  • Director
1969
67% The Fox
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Crime in the Streets
  • Lou Macklin
1956

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Jacob
  • 2002

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