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Richard Boone

Lowest Rated:   14% The Arrangement (1969)
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Rough-hewn American leading man Richard Boone was thrust into the cold cruel world when he was expelled from Stanford University, for a minor infraction. He worked as a oil-field laborer, boxer, painter and free-lance writer before settling upon acting as a profession. After serving in World War II, Boone used his GI Bill to finance his theatrical training at the Actors' Studio, making his belated Broadway debut at age 31, playing Jason in Judith Anderson's production of Medea. Signed to a 20th Century-Fox contract in 1951, Boone was given good billing in his first feature, Halls of Montezuma; among his Fox assignments was the brief but telling role of Pontius Pilate in The Robe (1953). Boone launched the TV-star phase of his career in the weekly semi-anthology Medic, playing Dr. Konrad Steiner. From 1957 through 1963, Boone portrayed Paladin, erudite western soldier of fortune, on the popular western series Have Gun, Will Travel. He directed several episodes of this series. Boone tackled a daring TV assignment in 1963, when in collaboration with playwright Clifford Odets, he appeared in the TV anthology series The Richard Boone Show. Unique among filmed dramatic programs, Boone's series featured a cast of eleven regulars (including Harry Morgan, Robert Blake, Jeanette Nolan, Bethel Leslie and Boone himself), who appeared in repertory, essaying different parts of varying sizes each week. The Richard Boone Show failed to catch on, and Boone went back to films. In 1972 he starred in another western series, this one produced by his old friend Jack Webb: Hec Ramsey, the saga of an old-fashioned sheriff coping with an increasingly industrialized West. In the last year of his life, Boone was appointed Florida's cultural ambassador. Richard Boone died at age 65 of throat cancer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Way Of A Gaucho
  • Actor
2011
63% Cabin Fever
  • Fenster
$21.2M 2002
No Score Yet The Bushido Blade
  • Commodore Matthew Perry
1979
86% Winter Kills
  • Keifitz
1979
67% The Hobbit
  • Smaug
1978
No Score Yet The Big Sleep
  • Lash Canino
1978
No Score Yet God's Gun (A Bullet from God) (Diamante Lobo)
  • The Sheriff
1977
No Score Yet The Last Dinosaur (Kyokutei tankensen Pora-Bora)
  • Masten Thrust Jr.
1977
90% The Shootist
  • Sweeney
1976
No Score Yet Against a Crooked Sky
  • Russian
1975
No Score Yet Big Jake
  • John Fain
1971
No Score Yet Madron
  • Madron
1970
No Score Yet The Kremlin Letter
  • Ward
1970
14% The Arrangement
  • Sam
1969
100% The Night of the Following Day
  • Leer
1968
No Score Yet Kona Coast
  • Capt. Sam Moran
  • Executive Producer
1968
No Score Yet Count Basie & His Orchestra: Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968
  • Actor
1968
100% Hombre
  • Cicero Grimes
1967
67% The War Lord
  • Bors
1965
40% Rio Conchos
  • Major James "Jim" Lassiter
1964
No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums (1961)
  • Actor
1961
50% The Alamo
  • Gen. Sam Houston
1960
No Score Yet Lizzie
  • Dr. Neal Wright
1958
64% I Bury the Living
  • Robert Kraft
1958
No Score Yet The Garment Jungle
  • Artie Ravidge
1957
100% The Tall T
  • Frank Usher
1957
No Score Yet Away All Boats
  • Lt. Fraser
1956
No Score Yet Star in the Dust
  • Sam Hall
1956
No Score Yet Dragnet
  • Capt. Hamilton
1956
80% The Big Knife
  • Narrator
1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men
  • Wick Campbell
1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star
  • Steve Miles
1955
No Score Yet Siege at Red River
  • Brett Manning
1954
No Score Yet The Raid
  • Capt. Foster
1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
  • Thomas Rhys
1953
33% The Robe
  • Pilate
1953
No Score Yet Vicki
  • Lt. Ed Cornell
1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope
  • Krofta
1953
No Score Yet Kangaroo
  • John W. Gamble
1952
No Score Yet Red Skies of Montana
  • Richard 'Dick' Dryer
1952
71% The Desert Fox
  • Aldinger
1951
83% Halls of Montezuma
  • Lt. Col. Gilfilan
1950

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