Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda

Highest Rated: 100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)

Birthday: Feb 23, 1940

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Known in turn as Henry Fonda's son, Jane Fonda's brother, counter-culture icon Captain America, and Bridget Fonda's father, Peter Fonda finally got his due as an actor for his superb performance as a Florida beekeeper in Ulee's Gold (1997). Snaring an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for his work, Fonda was finally able to step out of his celebrated family's shadow, earning recognition for something besides his title as the black sheep of the Fonda clan.Born in New York City on February 23, 1940, Fonda, by his own accounts, grew up trying to live up to his famous father's expectations. An exceptionally bright young man, he entered the University of Omaha as a sophomore at the age of seventeen, without even finishing high school. In Omaha, he broke into acting, appearing in the Omaha Playhouse's production of Harvey. He then went to New York to pursue his acting career, first working with the Cecilwood Theatre and then debuting on Broadway at the age of twenty-one in a production of Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole. His early career took shape under the specter of his famous father, with the young actor incurring comparisons to the elder Fonda with everything he did. His onstage success led to a Hollywood screen test for the part of John F. Kennedy in PT 109. The role in the 1963 film ultimately went to Cliff Robertson, but Fonda made his film debut that same year in the Sandra Dee vehicle Tammy and the Doctor.Fonda continued to be consigned to romantic leads until he appeared in Roger Corman's The Wild Angels in 1966. A motorcycle enthusiast whom Corman cast after the film's original star, George Maharis, demanded a stunt double, Fonda seemed a natural for the role of a motorcycle gang leader. The film, which cast actual Hell's Angels and co-starred Bruce Dern, was a violent, drug-addled affair that catalyzed Fonda's reputation as his father's delinquent spawn and direct antithesis. This reputation was furthered by his starring role in Corman's The Trip, a 1967 film about the healing powers of LSD. Co-starring Dern and featuring a screenplay written by Jack Nicholson, The Trip, with its emphasis on sex, drugs, and societal estrangement, provided a preview of the film that would give Fonda both fame and notoriety.In 1969, Fonda starred in Easy Rider, a film that he also produced. Directed by Dennis Hopper, it starred Fonda, Hopper, and Nicholson as freewheeling, pot-smoking adventurers who find their counter-culture lifestyle threatened by the encroaching confines of the Establishment. One of the cultural landmarks of the late 1960s, tt was also an unexpected commercial success, grossing over $19 million at the box office, earning Fonda an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, and contributing to Hollywood's new interest in young audiences and socially relevant movies.Following the film's success, Fonda, now both a cult hero and a millionaire, went on to collaborate with Hopper again on 1971's The Last Movie. The film didn't enjoy the acclaim of their previous collaboration, and Fonda's subsequent efforts of that decade also failed to live up to the stature of Easy Rider. One possible exception was the 1974 sleeper Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, a film in which Fonda appeared to finance his directorial projects, one of which was Wanda Nevada, a 1979 film that featured his father. Increasingly, Fonda became better-known for his activities off-screen than on: his status as an anti-Establishment figurehead was enhanced when John Lennon wrote the song "She Said She Said" about him. Reportedly, it was inspired by a bad acid trip the musician had taken, during which Fonda repeatedly told him, "I know what it's like to be dead, man."Fonda's screen career continued its downward spiral during the 1980s, and towards the end of that decade it was once again overshadowed by that of a family member, in this case his daughter, Bridget. Fonda, who had exiled himself from L.A. in 1969 to live in Montana, seemed more aware of this than anyone: in an


Highest Rated Movies



58% The Last Full Measure Burr 2020
No Score Yet Limites Actor 2018
51% Boundaries Joey 2018
77% The Ballad of Lefty Brown Edward Johnson 2017
36% The Most Hated Woman In America Reverend Harrington 2017
24% The Runner Rayne Price 2015
71% The Harvest Grandfather 2015
No Score Yet Jesse James: Lawman The Mayor 2015
18% The Ultimate Life Jacob Early $1.4M 2013
21% Copperhead Avery $0.2M 2013
14% As Cool As I Am Gerald 2013
No Score Yet House Of Bodies Henry Lee Bishop 2013
No Score Yet Peppermint-Frieden Actor 2013
63% Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story Actor 2013
33% The Trouble with Bliss Seymour Bliss $11.4K 2012
No Score Yet Harodim Actor 2012
No Score Yet Smitty Jack 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Actor 2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Peter Fonda $7.5K 2011
86% The Big Fix Himself 2011
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll August West 2011
No Score Yet Freedom Producer Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project Narrator 2011
No Score Yet American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James Marshal Kane 2010
23% The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day The Roman $10.2M 2009
No Score Yet Revolution Actor 2009
No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Edward Dennison 2008
No Score Yet Becoming John Ford Actor 2008
No Score Yet El Cobrador: In God We Trust Actor 2007
89% 3:10 to Yuma Byron McElroy $53.6M 2007
14% Wild Hogs Damien Blade $168.3M 2007
26% Ghost Rider Mephistopheles $115.9M 2007
No Score Yet Japan Actor 2007
No Score Yet Supernova Dr. Austin Shepard 2005
No Score Yet Enemy Actor 2005
No Score Yet John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies Actor 2004
No Score Yet Back When We Were Grownups Will Allenby 2004
41% The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Grandfather 2004
No Score Yet Thief of Time Harrison Houk 2004
No Score Yet Wooly Boys Stoney 2004
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls Actor 2003
92% The Laramie Project Dr. Cantway 2002
No Score Yet The Maldonado Miracle Father Russell 2002
No Score Yet Made in the USA: Born to Ride Actor 2002
14% South of Heaven, West of Hell Shoshonee Bill 2000
21% Thomas and the Magic Railroad Grandpa Burnett Stone $2.1M 2000
17% Second Skin Merv Gutman 2000
83% The Passion of Ayn Rand Frank O'Connor 1999
93% The Limey Valentine 1999
No Score Yet Hog Heaven: The Story of the Harley Davidson Empire Actor 1999
No Score Yet Tempest Actor 1999
No Score Yet Independent's Day Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Tempest Gideon Prosper 1998
No Score Yet Painted Hero Ray the Cook 1997
94% Ulee's Gold Ulee Jackson 1997
75% Grace of My Heart Guru Dave 1996
52% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Pipeline 1996
60% Nadja Dr. Van Helsing/Dracula 1995
83% Love and a .45 Vergil Cheatham 1994
No Score Yet Molly & Gina Larry Stanton 1994
No Score Yet South Beach Jake 1993
0% Deadfall Pete 1993
52% Bodies, Rest & Motion Motorcycle Rider 1993
No Score Yet Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle Actor 1993
No Score Yet Fonda on Fonda Actor 1992
No Score Yet Blue Water Hunters Actor 1992
No Score Yet Flashing on the Sixties Actor 1991
No Score Yet Enemy Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Rosegarden Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Rose Garden Herbert Schlueter 1989
No Score Yet Fatal Mission Ken Andrews 1989
No Score Yet Mercenary Fighters Col. Virelli 1988
No Score Yet Hollywood Uncensored Actor 1987
No Score Yet Hawken's Breed Actor 1987
No Score Yet Certain Fury Rodney 1985
No Score Yet Signatures of the Soul Actor 1984
No Score Yet Spasms Dr. Tom Brasilian 1983
No Score Yet Dance of the Dwarfs Harry Bediker 1983
No Score Yet Split Image Kirklander 1982
30% The Cannonball Run Chief Biker 1981
No Score Yet Wanda Nevada Beaudray Demerille Director 1979
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll) Rane 1978
No Score Yet Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Actor 1978
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Henry Fonda Actor 1978
No Score Yet Outlaw Blues Bobby Ogden 1977
No Score Yet Fighting Mad Tom Hunter 1976
33% Futureworld Chuck Browning 1976
No Score Yet Killer Force (The Diamond Mercenaries) Bradley 1976
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade Tom Skelton 1975
64% Race with the Devil Roger Marsh 1975
47% Dirty Mary Crazy Larry Larry 1974
No Score Yet Idaho Transfer Director 1973
50% The Last Movie Sheriff 1971
93% The Hired Hand Harry Collings Director 1971
88% Five Easy Pieces Actor 1970
90% Spirits of the Dead Baron Wilhelm Berlifitzing 1969
88% Easy Rider Screenwriter Captain America/Wyatt Producer 1969
36% The Trip Paul Groves 1967
63% The Wild Angels Heavenly Blues 1966
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas Marley Grudge 1964
100% Lilith Stephen Evshevsky 1964
No Score Yet The Victors Weaver 1963
No Score Yet Tammy and the Doctor Dr. Mark Cheswick 1963


No Score Yet Ride With Norman Reedus
Guest 2016
No Score Yet CSI: NY
William Hunt 2011
57% Californication
No Score Yet ER
Pierce Tanner 2007
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Guest 1997


Valentine says: Have you ever dreamed about a place you never recalled being to before? Maybe it only exists in your imagination, someplace far away, half remembered. When you were there though, you knew the language, you knew your way around. That was the sixties.

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: I'm going to own this curse. And I'm going to use it against you. Whenever innocent blood is spilled, it'll be my father's blood. And you'll find me there, a spirit of vengeance, fighting fire with fire.

Mephistopheles says: I will make you pay for this.

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: You can't live in fear.

Frank O'Connor says: Cock-a-doodle-doo. Nobody here but us chickens.

Ulee Jackson says: Maybe you can be too close. I'll always wonder if she was really happy.

Ulee Jackson says: Do you like sad?

Penny Jackson says: No, but sometimes, inside, it makes you quiet.

Ulee Jackson says: The bees and I have an understanding.

Burnett Stone says: Well, my lady, the lights are all green for you now.

Burnett Stone says: Well, Lady, this is your shining time, too.

Patch says: (examines Lady) I guessed there was something mysterious about this mountain.

Patch says: [examines Lady] I guessed there was something mysterious about this mountain.

Burnett Stone says: Yeah. All mountains have their secrets, Patch. Shouldn't surprise a kid like you.

Seymour Bliss says: I'm not running a hot-sheet hotel here you know! Is this where all my money's been going?

Seymour Bliss says: When I was 35 I had a son, a job, an apartment of my own. See what I'm saying?

Morris Bliss says: Not really.

August West says: It's America. Check it out!

Rane says: Here's the keys, now don't try it until you can pick it up yourself.

Wyatt (Captain America) says: You know, Billy. We blew it.