Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark

Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Lowest Rated: 0% National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1981)

Birthday: Dec 26, 1914

Birthplace: Sunrise, Minnesota, USA

Tough, mean, devious and smart; all words that could be used to describe the sort of characters Richard Widmark was identified with. From his earliest roles, Widmark became an archetype, typically playing hoods, thugs, tough-minded cops or determined, flawed authority figures. Over the span of 50 years and 75 movies, he built a career of playing men capable of casual cruelty and offhand violence. Even the more positive roles he played tended towards a high-strung, neurotic intensity that became a trademark. Off-screen, though, the real Widmark was in complete contrast to the roles he excelled at.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
47% 45% True Colors Sen. Stiles (Character) $304.5K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree Enoch Rucker Blakeslee (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Guns Captain Owen Hayes (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 40% Once Upon a Texas Train Captain Owen Hayes (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Bayou Sheriff Mapes (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 59% A Gathering of Old Men Sheriff Mapes (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 33% Blackout Joe Steiner (Character) - 1985
70% 45% Against All Odds Ben Caxton (Character) - 1984
33% 30% Hanky Panky Ransom (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 71% The Final Option Secretary of State Arthur Currie (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 67% A Whale for the Killing Tom Goodenough (Character) - 1981
0% 20% National Lampoon's Movie Madness Stan Nagurski (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 28% Bear Island Otto Gerran (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet All God's Children Judge Parke Denison (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 100% Mr. Horn Al Sieber (Character) - 1979
10% 19% The Swarm Gen. Slater (Character) - 1978
81% 66% Coma Dr. Harris (Character) - 1978
57% 49% Rollercoaster Agent Hoyt (Character) - 1977
80% 74% Twilight's Last Gleaming Gen. Martin MacKenzie (Character) - 1977
20% 18% The Domino Principle Tagge (Character) - 1977
40% 38% To the Devil a Daughter John Verney (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% The Sellout Sam Lucas (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Day Will Spence (Character) - 1975
90% 79% Murder on the Orient Express Ratchett/Cassetti (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lives of Ben Franklin: The King's Rebel Benjamin Franklin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brock's Last Case Lieutenant Max Brock (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 83% When the Legends Die Red Dillon (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War Dr. Emmett Taulbee (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Talent for Loving Major Patten (Character) - 1969
83% 47% Death of a Gunfighter Marshal Frank Patch (Character) - 1969
90% 48% Madigan Det. Daniel Madigan (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 38% The Way West Lije Evans (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 50% Alvarez Kelly Col. Tom Rossiter (Character) - 1966
86% 75% The Bedford Incident Captain Eric Finlander U.S.N. (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Flight From Ashiya Lt. Col. Glenn Stevenson (Character) - 1964
57% 47% Cheyenne Autumn Capt. Thomas Archer (Character) - 1964
50% 39% The Long Ships Rolfe (Character) - 1964
86% 74% How the West Was Won Mike King (Character) - 1962
91% 93% Judgment at Nuremberg Colonel Tad Lawson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Ways Michael Reynolds (Character),
Producer
- 1961
80% 52% Two Rode Together First Lt. Jim Gary (Character) - 1961
52% 63% The Alamo Jim Bowie (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 77% Warlock Johnny Gannon (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trap Ralph Anderson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 27% The Tunnel of Love August "Augie" Poole (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 58% The Law and Jake Wade Clint Hollister (Character) - 1958
27% 52% Saint Joan The Dauphin, Charles VII (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 65% Time Limit Col. William Edwards (Character),
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 25% Run for the Sun Michael `'Mike'` Latimer (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 40% Backlash Jim Slater (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 70% The Last Wagon Comanche Todd (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Prize of Gold Sergeant Joe Lawrence (Character) - 1955
71% 56% The Cobweb Dr. Stewart "Mac" McIver (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 38% Hell and High Water Capt. Adam Jones (Character) - 1954
83% 51% Garden of Evil Fiske (Character) - 1954
92% 60% Broken Lance Ben Devereaux (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 29% Take the High Ground Sgt. Thorne Ryan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Destination: Gobi CPO Samuel T. McHale (Character) - 1953
92% 89% Pickup on South Street Skip McCoy (Character) - 1953
100% 76% Don't Bother to Knock Jed Towers (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Red Skies of Montana Cliff Mason (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Pal Gus Dave Jennings (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 56% The Frogmen Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence (Character) - 1951
79% 90% Night and the City Harry Fabian (Character) - 1950
88% 48% Halls of Montezuma Lt. Anderson (Character) - 1950
90% 82% No Way Out Ray Biddle (Character) - 1950
96% 77% Panic in the Streets Lt. Cmdr. Clinton 'Clint' Reed M.D (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 38% Slattery's Hurricane Lt. Willard Francis Slattery (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 55% Down to the Sea in Ships First Mate Dan Lunceford (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 80% Yellow Sky Dude (Character) - 1948
100% 69% Road House Jefferson T. "Jefty" Robbins (Character) - 1948
100% 57% The Street With No Name Alec Stiles (Character) - 1948
88% 76% Kiss of Death Tommy Udo (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madigan Unknown (Character) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954

QUOTES FROM Richard Widmark CHARACTERS

Comanche Tod says: Seem'd reasonable to me!

Fiske says: I've found that pretty women speak the same language all over the world.

Hooker says: What about the ugly ones?

Fiske says: Never listened.

Fiske says: Look at her. Taking four men like us to a mountain of gold.

Hooker says: She took what there was.

Fiske says: Yeah, that's true. The barrel was empty; she scraped the bottom.

Hooker says: Vicente is marking the trail.

Fiske says: Yeah.

Hooker says: You think he might wanna make this trip again?

Fiske says: He just might wanna get back from this one.

Col. Tad Lawson says: "The hare was shot by the hunter in the field." It's really quite simple.

Col. Tad Lawson says: 'The hare was shot by the hunter in the field.' It's really quite simple.

Capt. Harrison Byers says: Colonel, I think we ought to be going.

Judge Dan Haywood says: Yes, we really shouldn't be discussing this.

Col. Tad Lawson says: No, Judge. We're fair Americans, and true-blue. We mustn't do anything that's out of order.

Col. Tad Lawson says: We beat the greatest war machine since Alexander the Great.

Col. Tad Lawson says: One thing about Americans: we're not cut out to be occupiers. We're new at it and not very good at it.

Col. Tad Lawson says: One thing about Americans: we're not cut out to be occupiers. We're new at it and not very good at it.

Capt. Eric Finland says: Make it so.