Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin

Highest Rated: 100% Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 22, 1940

Birthplace: Québec City, Québec, Canada

A Canadian actor known for his expressive eyes and taciturn drifter roles, Michael Sarrazin achieved his most fame co-starring in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?." After dropping out of school, Sarrazin studied at New York's Actors' Studio and acted in short Canadian historical films. In 1965 he was signed by Universal and had a small role in the Western TV show, "The Virginian." In 1967 he was noticed for his portrayal of young con man, Curley, in "The Flim-Flam Man." His 1968 performance in the drama, "The Sweet Ride," earned him a Golden Globe nomination as Most Promising Newcomer and paved the way for his co-starring role in the period drama, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?," playing opposite co-star, Jane Fonda. Sarrazin's performance was lauded for its restrained power. His next role was in Paul Newman's acclaimed family saga, "Sometimes a Great Notion," forming part of a strong ensemble cast that included Newman and Henry Fonda. As the '70s progressed, he played Barbra Streisand's husband in the comedy, " For Pete's Sake," and starred in the action comedy, "The Gumball Rally." By the '80s he began appearing in low-budget films like the thriller, "Seduction," with Morgan Fairchild. Since then he has stayed below the radar, making guest appearances on shows like "La Femme Nikita" or playing roles in low-profile features like "FeardotCom" and the Dolph Lundgren action film, "The Peacekeeper." Sarrazin passed away in 2011, at the age of 70.

Highest rated movies

Sometimes a Great Notion
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
The Flim Flam Man
For Pete's Sake
The Gumball Rally
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
The Groundstar Conspiracy
Fighting Back




No Score Yet No Score Yet Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery Denis (Character) - 2005
3% 18% FeardotCom Frank Bryant (Character) $13.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The City Milt (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 16% The Second Arrival Prof. Nelson Zarcoff (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 35% Earthquake in New York Dr. Robert Trask (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackerjack 2 Smith (Character) - 1997
0% 19% The Peacekeeper Lt. Col. Douglas Murphy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 8% Midnight in Saint Petersburg Craig (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Point Crawford (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Smoke Bellew: The Golden Egg Chester Bailey (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Man Mr.Tayi (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 35% Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing Craig (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 14% Lena's Holiday Jan MacKenzie (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Nandy Mel Stevens (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion and Paradise Mike Vincent (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 62% Malarek Moorcraft (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 26% The Phone Call Michael Henderson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeping Track Daniel Hawkins (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 20% Captive Hearts Sgt. McMahus (Character) $32.5K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mascara Bert Sanders (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 56% Joshua Then and Now Kevin Hornby (Character) $542.4K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Train Killer Matuska Szilveszter/Prokopp István (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 44% The Seduction Brandon (Character) - 1982
20% 40% Fighting Back Vince Morelli (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Negative Michael Taylor (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 58% Caravans Mark Miller (Character) - 1978
36% 65% The Gumball Rally Michael Bannon (Character) - 1976
33% 57% The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Peter Proud (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loves and Times of Scaramouche Scaramouche (Character) - 1975
56% 51% For Pete's Sake Pete Robbins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 45% Harry in Your Pocket Ray Haulihan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 67% Frankenstein: The True Story The Creature (Character) - 1973
33% 67% The Groundstar Conspiracy John David Welles/Peter Bellamy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% The Pursuit of Happiness William Popper (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Believe in Me Remy (Character) - 1971
100% 77% Sometimes a Great Notion Leeland Stamper (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of Gregory Gregory Mulvey (Character) - 1970
85% 89% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Robert (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 20% A Man Called Gannon Jess Washburn (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 24% Eye of the Cat Wylie (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweet Ride Denny McGuire (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 14% Journey to Shiloh Miller Nalls (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight in Abilene Cord Decker (Character) - 1967
75% 66% The Flim Flam Man Curley (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 36% The Doomsday Flight Army corporal (Character) - 1966


No Score Yet No Score Yet Earth: Final Conflict Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Trevean (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater John Colt (Character) 1989 1992
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1978