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Robert Beatty

Highest Rated:   100% Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
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Robert Beatty spent his early adulthood in Canada as a gas-company cashier, salesman and amateur actor. Upon arriving in London, Beatty enrolled at the RADA, making his film debut as an extra and stand-in. During World War II, Beatty achieved fame through his eyewitness radio reports of the nightly London bombings. In most of his postwar film, stage, radio and TV work, Beatty was cast as a rough-hewn American or Canadian. One of his favorite stage roles was rude 'n' crude American junk dealer Harry Brock in Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday. He also played more than his share of detectives, most prominently as radio's Phillip O'Dell, and on the 1958 TV series Dial 999. Beatty was given a chance to demonstrate his versatility in the dual role of a milquetoast British hubby and a slick Italian gangster in Her Favorite Husband (1950). Later film roles included Lord Beaverbrook in The Magic Box (1951), Halvorsen in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and two separate characters in Superman III (1980) and Superman IV (1984). On television, Robert Beatty was seen in the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977, as Proculus) and The Martian Chronicles (1980), and as President Ronald Reagan in the 1987 PBS special Breakthrough at Reykajavik.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Another Shore
  • Actor
2013
12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • U.S. President
1987
68% Labyrinth
  • Left Door Knocke
1986
26% Superman III
  • Tanker Captain
1983
No Score Yet The Amateur
  • Ambassador Neville
1982
No Score Yet Unidentified Flying Oddball
  • Sen. Milburn
1979
No Score Yet Golden Rendezvous
  • Dr. Taubman
1977
83% The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  • US Admiral
1976
No Score Yet The Spikes Gang
  • Sheriff
1974
No Score Yet Sitting Target
  • Gun Dealer
1972
No Score Yet Pope Joan
  • Dr. Corwin
1972
88% Where Eagles Dare
  • Cartwright Jones
1969
94% 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Halvorsen
$0.2M 1968
No Score Yet Postmark for Danger
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Time Lock
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
  • Jeff Newton
1957
No Score Yet Postmark for Danger
  • Tim Forrester
1956
No Score Yet Out of the Clouds
  • Nick Milbourne
1955
No Score Yet Love of Three Queens
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet The Gentle Gunman
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope
  • Barovic
1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box
  • Lord Beaverbrook
1952
No Score Yet Calling Bulldog Drummond
  • Actor
1951
100% Captain Horatio Hornblower
  • Lt. William Bush
1951
No Score Yet The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Against the Wind
  • Father Phillip Elliott
1948
No Score Yet Counterblast
  • Dr. Rankin
1948
100% Odd Man Out
  • Dennis
1947
No Score Yet Appointment with Crime
  • Inspector Rogers
1945
No Score Yet San Demetrio London
  • 'Yank' Preston
1943
No Score Yet The First of the Few
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
  • Hopkins
1942
No Score Yet Suicide Squadron (Dangerous Moonlight)
  • Reporter
1942
No Score Yet After Mein Kampf?
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Night
  • Jack
1940

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