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Oscar Homolka

Highest Rated:   100% I Remember Mama (1948)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
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Beetle-browed, heavily-accented Viennese character actor Oscar Homolka graduated from the Royal Dramatic Academy in Vienna before going on to work on the Austrian and German stage, which led him to appear in many German silent and sound films. After Hitler came to power, he moved first to England, then to the U.S. in 1936. In Hollywood films and on Broadway he played imposing character roles, usually scheming or villainous but sometimes humorous or sympathetic. For his portrayal of gruff Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama (1948) he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Because of his coarse, Slavic features, he was frequently cast as heavies in films about foreign intrigue. He returned to England in the mid-'60s, intending to retire; instead, he continued appearing in films, and in 1975 came back to Hollywood to make two made-for-TV movies, One of Our Own and The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond, co-starring his wife, actress Joan Tetzel.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Tamarind Seed
  • Gen Golitsyn
1974
No Score Yet Song of Norway
  • Engstrand
1970
No Score Yet The Executioner
  • Racovsky
1970
20% The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • Commissar
1969
No Score Yet Assignment to Kill
  • Inspector Ruff
1968
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Happening
  • Sam the Tailor
1967
60% Billion Dollar Brain
  • Colonel Stok
1967
71% Funeral in Berlin
  • Col. Stok
1966
No Score Yet Joy in the Morning
  • Stan Pulaski
1965
50% The Long Ships
  • Krok
1964
No Score Yet The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
  • The Duke
1962
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out
  • Dr. Prokosch
1962
No Score Yet Mooncussers
  • Actor
1962
33% Mr. Sardonicus
  • Krull
1961
No Score Yet The Key
  • Capt. Van Dam
1958
0% A Farewell To Arms
  • Dr. Emerich
1957
33% War and Peace
  • Gen. Mikhail Kutuzov
1956
86% The Seven Year Itch
  • Dr. Brubaker
1955
No Score Yet Prisoner of War
  • Col. Nikita I. Biroshilov
1954
No Score Yet House of the Arrow
  • Inspector Hanaud
1953
No Score Yet The White Tower
  • Andreas
1950
100% I Remember Mama
  • Uncle Chris
1948
No Score Yet Code of Scotland Yard
  • Descius Heiss
1947
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Maxim Litvinov
1943
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven
  • Dr. Rameau
1941
100% Ball of Fire
  • Prof. Gurkakoff
1941
No Score Yet The Invisible Woman
  • Blackie Cole
1940
No Score Yet Comrade X
  • Commissar Vasiliev
1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners
  • Antro
1940
No Score Yet Ebb Tide
  • Capt. Therbecke
1937
100% Sabotage
  • Her Husband
1937
No Score Yet Rhodes of Africa
  • Paul Kruger
1936
No Score Yet Hokuspokus (Hocuspocus)
  • Grandt
1930

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