Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

Highest Rated: 100% Jubal (1956)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Specialist (1994)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1925

Birthplace: Westhampton, New York, USA

Alongside Marlon Brando and James Dean, Rod Steiger helped redefine film acting in America after World War II. The brooding actor found success as the lovelorn butcher "Marty" (1953) on live television, but lost the film role to Ernest Borgnine. In the ensuing years, Steiger racked up a résumé of incendiary film appearances, as Brando's gangster brother in "On the Waterfront" (1954), as a prairie psychopath in "Oklahoma!" (1955), and as an embittered Civil War veteran who goes native in "Run of the Arrow" (1957). Lured to Europe for roles of greater depth than those Hollywood offered, Steiger returned stateside to play Sidney Lumet's "The Pawnbroker" (1964) and won an Academy Award as a bigoted Southern lawman who comes to respect black colleague Sidney Poitier in "In the Heat of the Night" (1967). Steiger maintained a steady workload over the years, playing priests, judges, army generals, presidents, doctors and mobsters on cinema and television screens, at home and abroad. At the time of his death in 2002, Steiger was honored as a fascinating personality, an uncompromising artist whose love of craft inspired generations of cinematic angry young men.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakout: Prisoner of War Escapes Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2004
No Score Yet 17% A Month of Sundays Charley McCabe (Character) - 2002
33% 88% Poolhall Junkies Nick (Character) $562.1K 2002
No Score Yet 24% The Hollywood Sign Floyd Benson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 12% The Flying Dutchman Ben (Character) - 2000
33% No Score Yet The Last Producer Sheri Ganse (Character) - 2000
30% 46% Modern Vampires Dr. Frederick Van Helsing (Character) - 1999
11% 32% End of Days Father Kovak (Character) $66.9M 1999
70% 62% Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Doc Wallace (Character) $40.4K 1999
83% 87% The Hurricane Judge H. Lee Sarokin (Character) $50.7M 1999
30% 64% Crazy in Alabama Judge Louis Mead (Character) $2M 1999
No Score Yet 25% Kingdom of Shadows Narrator - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy Sadler (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Body and Soul Johnny Ticotin (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Animals and the Tollkeeper Fontina (Character) - 1998
38% 46% Truth or Consequences, N.M. Tony Vago (Character) $54.2K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cypress Edge Woodrow McCammon (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 62% The Kid Harry Sloan (Character) - 1997
33% 60% Incognito Milton A. Donovan (Character) - 1997
73% 64% Shiloh Doc Wallace (Character) $1M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalva John Wesley Northridge II (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Commish: Redemption Oskar Rothman/Carl Wolfe (Character) - 1996
54% 53% Mars Attacks! General Decker (Character) $37.8M 1996
13% 39% Carpool Mr. Hammerman (Character) $3.3M 1996
No Score Yet 43% Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Anthony Comstock (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Col. Buck Gunner (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 85% In Pursuit of Honor Col. Owen Stuart (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% Tom Clancy's 'Op Center' Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Livers Ain't Cheap Victor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% Captain Nuke and the Bomberboys The President (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Strange Bedfellows Vincenzo Fortelli (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Tattoo Gen. Frank Zane (Character) - 1994
7% 29% The Specialist Joe Leon (Character) $55.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Sundays Benjamin (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neighbour Dr. Myron Hatch (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 32% The Neighbor Dr. Myron Hatch (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Contract Frank Argento (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 57% Sinatra Salvatore "Sam" "Momo" Giancana (Character) - 1992
71% 63% The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Rev. Willin (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 27% Guilty as Charged Kallin (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Gordon Kahl (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 41% Men of Respect Charlie D'Amico (Character) $119.8K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion and Paradise Sir Harry Oakes (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennessee Nights Judge Prescott (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Summer of White Roses Martin (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge Silas Slaten (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 51% American Gothic Pa (Character) - 1988
25% 28% The January Man Mayor Eamon Flynn (Character) $4.3M 1988
No Score Yet 0% Feel the Heat Jason Hannibal (Character) - 1987
50% 46% The Kindred Dr. Phillip Lloyd (Character) $603K 1987
No Score Yet 78% Sword of Gideon Mordechai Samuels (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Boys Professor David Sokarev (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 9% The Naked Face Lieutenant McGreary (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole Robert E. Peary (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic Mountain Mynheer Peperkorn (Character) - 1982
75% 79% The Chosen Reb Saunders (Character) - 1981
71% 93% Lion of the Desert Benito Mussolini (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 75% Cattle Annie and Little Britches Tilghman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Klondike Fever Soapy Smith (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Star Colonel Gluck (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 40% Love and Bullets Joe Bomposa (Character) - 1979
28% 52% The Amityville Horror Father Delaney (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 48% Breakthrough Gen. Webster (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Guard Charlie (Character) - 1978
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Senator Madison (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wolf Lake Charlie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Hitman Max Andreotti (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 58% W.C. Fields and Me W.C. Fields (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 22% Hennessy Niall Hennessy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 48% Dirty Hands Louis Wormser (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 50% Lucky Luciano Gene Giannini (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 25% The Last Four Days Benito Mussolini (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Lolly Madonna XXX Laban Feather (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heroes Guenther von Lutz (Character) - 1972
92% 83% A Fistful of Dynamite Juan Miranda (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 75% Happy Birthday, Wanda June Harold Ryan (Character) - 1971
27% 82% Waterloo Napoleon Bonaparte (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Into Two Won't Go Steve Howard (Character) - 1969
43% 39% The Illustrated Man Carl (Character) - 1969
89% 75% No Way to Treat a Lady Christopher Gill (Character) - 1968
20% No Score Yet The Sergeant MSgt. Albert Callan (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Movie Maker Unknown (Character) - 1967
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Bill Gillespie (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl and the General The General (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 20% Time of Indifference Leo (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Named John L'intermediario (Character) - 1965
84% 88% Doctor Zhivago Victor Komarovsky (Character) $87.1K 1965
47% 77% The Loved One Mr. Joyboy (Character) - 1965
82% 87% The Pawnbroker Sol Nazerman (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 46% Convicts Four 'Tiptoes' (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 86% Hands Over the City Edoardo Nottola (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World in My Pocket Frank Morgan (Character) - 1962
87% 90% The Longest Day Destroyer Commander (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13 West Street Detective Sergeant Koleski (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 79% The Mark Dr. Edmund McNally (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 29% Seven Thieves Paul Mason (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 59% Al Capone Al Capone (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 18% Cry Terror Paul Hoplin (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 56% The Unholy Wife Paul Hochen (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 90% Across the Bridge Carl Schaffner (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 61% Run of the Arrow Pvt. O'Meara (Character) - 1957
100% 78% Jubal "Pinky" Pinkum (Character) - 1956
100% 80% The Harder They Fall Nick Benko (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 58% Back From Eternity Vasquel (Character) - 1956
88% 58% The Big Knife Stanley Shriner Hoff (Character) - 1955
88% 75% Oklahoma! Jud Fry (Character) - 1955
100% 62% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Maj. Allan Guillion (Character) - 1955
99% 95% On the Waterfront Charley (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 38% Teresa Frank (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
85% 76% The Simpsons Captain Tenille (Guest Voice) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet EZ Streets Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Oskar Rothman/Carl Wolfe (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Vincenzo Fortelli (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet OP Center Unknown (Character) 1995
83% 77% The Critic Unknown (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinatra Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Wives Oliver Easterne (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Justin Lezama (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Charles Dirkson (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1952-1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Philco Television Playhouse Marty Pilletti (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952-1953

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