Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty

Highest Rated: 100% Alambrista! (1977)

Lowest Rated: 0% Repossessed (1990)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1937

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Portly American character actor Ned Beatty originally planned to enter the clergy, but after appearing in a single high-school play, he changed his mind and decided to become a thespian instead. By his early twenties, Beatty was playing Broadway and it was his work in the play The Great White Hope that attracted the interest of film director John Boorman, who cast him as one of the four main stars in his gripping backwoods thriller Deliverance (1972). Forever immortalized in the notorious "squeal like a pig" rape scene, Beatty subsequently went on to become one of the screen's more prolific supporting actors, frequently appearing in up to four films per year. His more notable film work includes Nashville (1975), All the President's Men (1976), Network (for which he earned an Oscar nomination), The Big Easy (1987), Hear My Song (1991), A Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Radioland Murders (1994), and He Got Game (1998). In 1999, he could be seen as a small-town sheriff in the Robert Altman ensemble film Cookie's Fortune.At the start of the 21st century the always-employed character actor continued to work steadily in projects as diverse as Roughing It, Where the Red Fern Grows, Shooter, and Charlie Wilson's War. He joined the Pixar family when he voiced Lotso, the bad guy in Toy Story 3, and he provided the voice of Mayor in 2011's Oscar winning animated feature Rango.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Superman: La Película Actor 2018
55% The Big Ask Old Man Carl 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
16% Baggage Claim Mr. Donaldson $17.3M 2013
74% Rampart Hartshorn $1M 2012
88% Rango Mayor $123.2M 2011
98% Toy Story 3 Lotso $415M 2010
54% The Killer Inside Me Chester Conway $0.3M 2010
58% In the Electric Mist Twinky Lemoyne 2009
82% Charlie Wilson's War Doc Long $66.7M 2007
52% The Walker Jack Delorean $43.7K 2007
47% Shooter Sen. Charles F. Meachum $47.1M 2007
85% Sweet Land Harmo $1.3M 2006
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Wool Cap Mr. Gigot 2004
No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows The Sheriff 2004
No Score Yet Roughing It Slade 2002
60% Thunderpants Gen. Ed Sheppard 2001
No Score Yet I Was a Rat Actor 2001
88% Spring Forward Murph 2000
86% Homicide: The Movie Stanley Bolander 2000
50% Life Dexter Wilkins 1999
86% Cookie's Fortune Lester Boyle 1999
No Score Yet The Curse of Inferno Moles Huddenel 1998
81% He Got Game Warden Wyatt 1998
50% Ed and His Dead Mother Uncle Benny 1997
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Actor 1996
No Score Yet Crazy Horse Dr. McGillicuddy 1996
No Score Yet The Affair Col. Banning 1995
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo Judge Roy Bean 1995
24% Just Cause McNair 1995
24% Radioland Murders Gen. Whalen 1994
No Score Yet Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart Actor 1994
78% Rudy Daniel Ruettiger 1993
63% Prelude to a Kiss Dr. Boyle 1992
No Score Yet T Bone N Weasel Doc Tatum 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 Dennis Hanks 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865 Dennis Hanks 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864 Dennis Hanks 1992
No Score Yet Angel Square Ozzie 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863 Dennis Hanks 1992
90% Hear My Song Josef Locke 1991
No Score Yet Blind Vision Sgt. Logan 1991
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story C. Edward Acker 1991
No Score Yet Going Under Admiral Malice 1991
No Score Yet Illusions George Willoughby 1991
No Score Yet Big Bad John Charlie 1990
7% Captain America Kolawetz 1990
0% Repossessed Ernest Weller 1990
No Score Yet A Cry in the Wild Pilot 1990
No Score Yet Last Train Home Cornelius van Horne 1990
No Score Yet Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days Remington 1990
No Score Yet Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn The Duke of Bridgewater 1990
No Score Yet Spy Thomas Ludlow 1989
No Score Yet Ministry of Vengeance Rev. Bloor 1989
14% Chattahoochee Dr. Harwood 1989
22% Physical Evidence James Nicks 1989
No Score Yet Sex and Buttered Popcorn Host 1989
No Score Yet Black Water Charlie 1989
No Score Yet Purple People Eater Grandpa 1988
No Score Yet Go Toward the Light George 1988
No Score Yet Time Trackers Harry Orth 1988
33% The Unholy Lt. Stern 1988
55% Switching Channels Ridnitz 1988
40% Midnight Crossing Ellis 1988
No Score Yet Shadows in the Storm Thelonious Pitt 1988
No Score Yet Rolling Vengeance Tiny Doyle 1987
74% The Fourth Protocol Borisov/Pavel Petrovic 1987
89% The Big Easy Jack Kellom 1987
No Score Yet Restless Natives Bender 1986
85% Back to School Dean Martin 1986
No Score Yet Konrad Actor 1985
No Score Yet Celebrity Otto Leo 1985
No Score Yet The Trouble with Spies Harry Lewis 1984
No Score Yet Robert Kennedy and His Times Actor 1984
No Score Yet Touched Herbie 1983
20% Stroker Ace Clyde 1983
9% The Toy Mr. Morehouse 1982
No Score Yet Replikator: Cloned to Kill Insp. Victor Valiant 1982
No Score Yet A Woman Called Golda Senator Durward 1982
No Score Yet Pray TV Reverend Freddy Stone 1982
86% Superman II Otis 1981
13% The Incredible Shrinking Woman (La Increíble Mujer Diminuta) Dan Beame 1981
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Rep. Leo J. Ryan 1980
No Score Yet The American Success Company Mr. Elliott 1980
71% Hopscotch Myerson 1980
No Score Yet All God's Children Mike Naponic 1980
42% 1941 Ward Douglas 1979
No Score Yet Promises in the Dark Bud Koenig 1979
86% Wise Blood Hoover Shoates 1979
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Gene Mullen 1979
94% Superman Otis 1978
No Score Yet The Great Bank Hoax (Shenanigans)(The Great Georgia Bank Hoax) Julius Taggart 1978
57% Gray Lady Down Mickey 1978
No Score Yet A Question of Love Actor 1978
100% Alambrista! Coyote 1977
15% Exorcist II: The Heretic Edwards 1977
No Score Yet Our Town Dr. Gibbs 1977
No Score Yet The Hunter Actor 1977
80% Silver Streak Sweet 1976
92% Network Arthur Jensen 1976
64% The Big Bus Shorty Scotty 1976
93% All the President's Men Dardis 1976
84% Mikey and Nicky Kinney 1976
91% Nashville Delbert Reese 1975
No Score Yet W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Country Bull 1975
No Score Yet The Deadly Tower Allen Crum 1975
No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik Father Stafford 1974
86% White Lightning Sheriff Connors 1973
80% The Last American Hero Hackel 1973
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner Deams 1973
No Score Yet Dying Room Only Thomas King 1973
75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Tector Crites 1972
No Score Yet Cancel My Reservation Actor 1972
90% Deliverance Bobby Trippe AKA Chubby 1972
No Score Yet Footsteps Frank Powell 1972

TV

Credit
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Guest Ed Conner Dan's Dad Ed 2020
2019
1994
1991
1989
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
David Lowry 2007
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Bolander Det. Stan Bolander Det. Stanley Bolander 1999
1998
1996
1995
1994
1993
No Score Yet The Boys (1993)
1993
Bert 1993
No Score Yet Trial: The Price of Passion
1992
Scoot Shepard 1992
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Willy the Waver/Melvin Rich Bill Cassidy 1986
1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Chief Gunderson 1984
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Boggs 1977
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Brennan Fielder 1976
1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Karp 1975
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Col. Hollister 1975
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
1973

QUOTES FROM Ned Beatty CHARACTERS

Myerson says: Now I know what the FBI stands for: Fucking Ballbusting Imbeciles.

Murph says: Goodbye, fair workplace.

Arthur Jensen says: Valhalla, Mr. Beale. Please, sit down.

Arthur Jensen says: How are you now?

Howard Beale says: I'm as mad as a hatter.

Arthur Jensen says: Who isn't?

Arthur Jensen says: Good morning, Beale. They tell me you're a madman.

Arthur Jensen says: I started as a salesman, Mr. Beale. I sold sewing machines and automobile parts, hair brushes, and electronic equipment. They say I can sell anything. I'd like to try to sell something to you.

Howard Beale says: Why me?

Arthur Jensen says: Because you're on television, dummy. Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday.

Howard Beale says: I have seen the face of God.

Arthur Jensen says: You just might be right, Mr. Beale.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Spare parts, super glue, and enough fresh batteries to choke a Hungry- Hungry Hippo.

Rango says: For as long as we have water, we have a town.

Mayor says: Mr. Rango is right, as long as we have water we have some hope.

Bobby Trippe says: Weeeeeeeeeee!!! Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Bobby Trippe says: Weeeeeeeeeee! Weeeeeeeeeeee!

Uncle Benny says: Shield that 'gator, no regrets later.

Uncle Benny says: From the onset of puberty, what occupies 90% of our time is sex, right?

Lester Boyle says: I'll bet the farm that Willis doesn't have AB negative blood.

Otis Tucker says: Now how do you know that?

Lester Boyle says: Cause I've fished with him.

Lester Boyle says: Break an arm!

Eddie "The Expert" Pitts says: How do you know for sure he's innocent?

Lester Boyle says: Because I've fished with him.

Mayor says: Control the water, you control everything.

Senator Charles F. Meachum says: I am a US Senator

Senator Charles F. Meachum says: I am a United States Senator!

Bob Lee Swagger says: Exactly

Bob Lee Swagger says: Exactly.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: He can't hurt ya no more.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: You ain't goin' nowhere!

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: You ain't leavin' Sunnyside!

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Welcome to Sunnyside, folks.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Who's your kid now, sheriff?

Lotso says: Well, speak of the devil.

Lotso says: You're a piece of plastic, you were made to be thrown away.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Well hello there, I thought I heard new voices. Welcome to Sunnyside, folks.

Lotso says: Where's your kid now, Sheriff!

Lotso says: She never loved me!

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Let's show our new folks where they'll be staying.

Lotso says: Sheriff, the button, help please!

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Well hello there, I'm Lots-o'-Hugging Bear, but please, call me Lotso.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Big Baby wait!

Lotso says: She replaced us.

Woody says: No, Lotso. She replaced you!

Lotso says: She replaced us!

Mountain Man says: SQUEAL LIKE A PIG!

Mountain Man says: Squeal like a pig!

Bobby Trippe says: *pig noises*

Bobby Trippe says: [squeals like a pig]

Lotso says: You've got a playdate with destiny!

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Stop being such a baby!

Andy says: so you're bonnie? i'm andy

Andy says: So you're bonnie? I'm andy

Lotso says: WHERE'S YOUR KID NOW SHERIFF?!?!

Lotso says: Where's your kid now, sheriff?

Lotso says: not him, i think this potato needs to learn himself some manners, take him to the box!

Lotso says: Not him, I think this potato needs to learn himself some manners, take him to the box!

Rex says: AT LAST I'M GONNA GET PLAYED WITH!

Rex says: At last I'm gonna get played with!

Lotso says: She's a Barbie doll, Ken, there's a hundred million just like her!

Lotso says: She's a Barbie doll, Ken. There's a hundred million just like her!

Ken says: ...not to me, there is not.

Ken says: Not to me, there's not.

Arthur Jensen says: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU... WILL... ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that... perfect world... in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.

Arthur Jensen says: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU, WILL, ATONE! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that... perfect world... in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear says: Well, you see Sweet Potato, you ain't going no where...

Mrs. Potato Head says: Who you call'n Sweet Potato, I have over 30 accessories, and I demand respect!

Lotso says: Where's your kid now, Sheriff?