Richard Bennett

Lowest Rated: 67% Nana (1934)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Broadway luminary Richard Bennett made his first acting appearance in an 1891 Chicago production of The Limited Mail. Later that year, he made his New York bow appearing in the same play. With his classically chiseled features and athletic build, Bennett rapidly achieved "matinee idol" status, continuing to portray virile leading men into his fifties. He had a flair for foreign dialects, which he demonstrated to maximum effects in such plays as They Knew What They Wanted (1924) and such films as Arrowsmith (1931). While he regarded Hollywood as a "madhouse," Bennett occasionally functioned as technical advisor in silent-film adaptations of his stage plays, and was sporadically lured before the cameras in the talkie era, most memorably as the dying millionaire in If I Had a Million (1932) and the crusty Amberson paterfamilias in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). Richard Bennett was the father of actresses Constance, Joan and Barbara Bennett, and the grandfather of talk show host Morton Downey Jr.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Fergusons Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet The Life I Lived Bill Cacchiotti 2007
No Score Yet We Married Margo Actor 2000
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A. Director 1978
No Score Yet Pirates of Blood River Seymour 1962
No Score Yet Watch Your Stern Officer of the Day 1961
No Score Yet The Tell-Tale Heart Mike 1960
82% Richard III George Stanley 1956
75% Journey Into Fear Ship's Captain 1943
89% The Magnificent Ambersons Maj. Amberson 1942
67% Nana Greiner 1934
No Score Yet The Song of Songs Actor 1933
No Score Yet Madame Racketeer Elmer Hicks 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million John Glidden 1932
88% Arrowsmith Sondelius 1931
No Score Yet Five and Ten John Rarick 1931
No Score Yet The Life I Lived Actor


77% Wolf Creek
Ted (Mick's Dad)
  • 2016


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