Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Highest Rated: 100% Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Lowest Rated: 20% Woman on Pier 13 (1950)

Birthday: Nov 11, 1909

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Imposing, ruggedly handsome lead who made his film debut in "Golden Gloves" (1940) and signed with RKO two years later. Ryan hit his stride in the late 1940s playing a string of psychopathic or hard-boiled types, notably the anti-Semitic murderer in "Crossfire" (1947) and the over-the-hill pug in the classic boxing drama, "The Set-Up" (1949). He went on to appear in a host of films through the mid-70s, often giving fine performances in decidedly mediocre vehicles. Ryan was memorable as William Holden's buddy-turned-nemesis in Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" (1969).

Highest rated movies

Day of the Outlaw
Inferno
The Naked Spur
Caught
Bad Day at Black Rock
Act of Violence
The Iceman Cometh
Billy Budd

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killers of the Wild Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet 33% Lolly Madonna XXX Pap Gutshall (Character) - 1973
67% 61% Executive Action Foster (Character) - 1973
91% 75% The Iceman Cometh Larry Slade (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Lt. Cmdr. Vaughan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% And Hope to Die Charley (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Machine Gregory Austin (Character) - 1971
70% 62% Lawman Sabbath Marshal Cotton Ryan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 32% Captain Nemo and the Underwater City Captain Nemo (Character) - 1969
90% 90% The Wild Bunch Deke Thornton (Character) - 1969
25% 32% Custer of the West Mulligan (Character) - 1968
67% 43% Anzio Gen. Carson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 41% A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die Gov. Lem Carter (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 60% The Busy Body Charley Barker (Character) - 1967
88% 50% Hour of the Gun Ike Clanton (Character) - 1967
81% 90% The Dirty Dozen Col. Everett Dasher Breed (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guilty or Not Guilty Andrew Dixon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dirty Game General Bruce (Character) - 1966
89% 81% The Professionals Hans Ehrengard (Character) - 1966
57% 67% Battle of the Bulge Gen. Joe Grey (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Road Richard Ashley (Character) - 1964
91% 90% Billy Budd John Claggart (Character) - 1962
87% 90% The Longest Day Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canadians Inspector William Gannon (Character) - 1961
85% 77% King of Kings John The Baptist (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% Ice Palace Thor Storm (Character) - 1960
100% 71% Day of the Outlaw Blaise Starrett (Character) - 1959
82% 84% Odds Against Tomorrow Earle Slater (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 43% God's Little Acre Ty Ty Walden (Character) - 1958
71% 52% Lonelyhearts William Shrike (Character) - 1958
90% 74% Men in War Lt. Benson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 59% Back From Eternity Bill Lonagan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% The Proud Ones Marshal Cass Silver (Character) - 1956
71% 62% The Tall Men Nathan Stark (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape to Burma Jim Brecan (Character) - 1955
85% 58% House of Bamboo Sandy Dawson (Character) - 1955
97% 88% Bad Day at Black Rock Reno Smith (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 86% About Mrs. Leslie George Leslie (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 44% Her Twelve Men Joe Hargrave (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska Seas Matt Kelly (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Beneath the Sea Brad Carlton (Character) - 1953
100% 52% Inferno Donald Whitley Carson III (Character) - 1953
100% 76% The Naked Spur Ben Vandergroat (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 52% Beware My Lovely Howard Wilton (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Horizons West Dan Hammond (Character) - 1952
69% 70% Clash by Night Earl Pfeiffer (Character) - 1952
89% 78% On Dangerous Ground Jim Wilson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Best of the Badmen Jefferson "Jeff" Clanton (Character) - 1951
75% 63% Flying Leathernecks Capt. Carl `'Griff'` Griffin (Character) - 1951
38% 45% The Racket Nick Scanlon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 58% Born to Be Bad Nick Bradley (Character) - 1950
20% 42% Woman on Pier 13 Bradley Collins/Frank Johnson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Fury David McLean (Character) - 1950
83% 89% The Set-Up Stoker (Character) - 1949
100% 77% Caught Smith Ohlrig (Character) - 1949
92% 76% Act of Violence Joe Parkson (Character) - 1949
80% 59% Berlin Express Robert Lindley (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 28% Return of the Bad Men Sundance Kid (Character) - 1948
82% 57% The Boy With Green Hair Dr. Evans (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 49% The Woman on the Beach Scott (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 38% Trail Street Allen Harper (Character) - 1947
87% 74% Crossfire Montgomery (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marine Raiders Capt. Dan Craig (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 58% The Sky's the Limit Reginald Fenton (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% Behind the Rising Sun Lefty O'Doyle (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 55% Bombardier Joe Connors (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Major Father Timothy "Tim" Donovan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangway for Tomorrow Unknown (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 33% Tender Comrade Chris Jones (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Mounted Police Const. Dumont (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golden Gloves Pete Wells (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1956 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Mike Ripetti (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955