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      Robert Walker

      Robert Walker

      Highest Rated: 100% The Clock (1945)

      Lowest Rated: 14% The Sea of Grass (1947)

      Birthday: Oct 13, 1918

      Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

      A standout as star of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense masterpiece "Strangers on a Train" (1951), the smooth, handsome, masterfully evil man proposing a malevolent scheme was portrayed by Robert Walker and that role represented a major comeback for him after a period of personal crisis that would ultimately lead to his premature end. As a member of the MGM contract player stable, Walker graced features like "Bataan" (1943), but his promising career began to unravel once the more powerful über-producer David O. Selznick effectively stole his wife, actress Jennifer Jones, from him, sending him into a tailspin. Although pictures like "Thirty Seconds over Tokyo" (1944) and "The Clock" (1945) confirmed the public's admiration for the sensitive Walker, excessive drinking and disruptive behavior became commonplace . When he was finally on the road to recovery, but still harboring some problems, Hitchcock's faith in the actor proved wholly justified. "Strangers on a Train" featured what was arguably Walker's finest performance and the movie ranked high amongst its director's accomplishments. Unfortunately, the personal issues continued and a doctor's attempt to deal with his mood disorder inadvertently brought about Walker's premature death at age 32. The actor's troubled life and tragic death became inextricably part of his legend, but he did leave behind a solid body of work and was cherished by Golden Age aficionados as one of the most thrilling villains in the Hitchcock oeuvre.

      Highest rated movies

      Vengeance Valley poster
      Vengeance Valley
      Till the Clouds Roll By poster
      Till the Clouds Roll By
      The Clock poster
      The Clock
      Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo poster
      Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
      Strangers on a Train poster
      Strangers on a Train
      Madame Curie poster
      Madame Curie
      Since You Went Away poster
      Since You Went Away
      My Son John poster
      My Son John




      44% 25% My Son John John Jefferson (Character) - 1952
      98% 92% Strangers on a Train Bruno Anthony (Character) - 1951
      100% 21% Vengeance Valley Lee Strobie (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Believe Me Terence Keath (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Skipper Surprised His Wife Cmdr. William J. Lattimer (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 35% One Touch of Venus Eddie Hatch (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 66% Song of Love Johannes Brahms (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning or the End Col. Jeff Nixon (Character) - 1947
      14% 36% The Sea of Grass Brock Brewton (Character) - 1947
      100% 48% Till the Clouds Roll By Jerome Kern (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sailor Takes a Wife John Hill (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 80% Her Highness and the Bellboy Jimmy Dobson (Character) - 1945
      100% 83% The Clock Cpl. Joe Allen (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Next, Corporal Hargrove? Cpl. Marion Hargrove (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove Pvt. Marion Hargrove (Character) - 1944
      100% 75% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo David Thatcher (Character) - 1944
      83% 80% Since You Went Away Cpl. William G. "Bill" Smollett II (Character) - 1944
      88% 67% Madame Curie David Le Gros (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 67% Bataan Leonard Purckett (Character) - 1943