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Shepperd Strudwick

Highest Rated:   97% All the King's Men (1949)
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American actor Shepperd Strudwick (born and occasionally credited as John Sheppard studied drama at the University of North Carolina, not far from his home town of Hillsboro. Strudwick was a member of the University's Carolina Playmakers, which boasted such alumni as Kay Kyser, Andy Griffith, George Grizzard and Sidney Blackmer. After a few years in outdoor drama productions and regional theatre, Strudwick headed for Broadway in the early '30s; the actor's more celebrated New York stage credits included the 1932 Pulitzer Prize winner Both Your Houses near the beginning of his career and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? near the end. In 1940, Strudwick was signed for films, but the producers of his first picture, Congo Maisie (1940), found the actor's name too stiff and formal for romnatic leading roles; thus, Shepperd Strudwick spent most of the '40s acting under the cognomen John Shepperd. Outside of the lead in 20th Century-Fox's The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe, John Shepperd/Shepperd Strudwick didn't exactly set the world ablaze as a movie star, so he went back to the stage, returning to Hollywood in the late '40s under his real name. Strudwick wasn't leading man material, but he was superb in roles calling for a blend of dignity and intensity. Arguably the best of his many film roles was as the guilt-ridden doctor and erstwhile assassin in the Oscar-winning All the King's Men (1949). In addition, Strudwick was a regular on two popular video soap operas, Love of Life and Another World. Shepperd Strudwick continued contributing first-rate characterizations to TV, movie and stage productions into the '70s; one of his last theatrical roles of note was as the ill-fated Cmdr. Lloyd Bucher in a dramatization of the "Pueblo" incident.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Under The Gun
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Girl on the Run
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Kent State
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers
  • Mr. Eastpoole
1973
No Score Yet Psychomania
  • Adrian Benedict
1973
No Score Yet The Man Without a Country
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Monitors
  • Tersh
1969
No Score Yet Slaves
  • Arthur Stillwell
1969
No Score Yet Daring Game
  • Dr. Carlyle
1968
No Score Yet Violent Midnight
  • Adrian Benedict
1963
69% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Jonathan Wilson
1956
88% Autumn Leaves
  • Dr. Couzzens
1956
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story
  • Mr. Wadsworth
1956
75% A Place in the Sun
  • Vickers
1951
No Score Yet Three Husbands
  • Arthur Evans
1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance
  • Timothy Bryant
1950
97% All the King's Men
  • Adam Stanton
1949
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline
  • Blacky Franchot
1949
No Score Yet The Red Pony
  • Fred Tiflin
1949
No Score Yet The Reckless Moment
  • Ted Darby
1949
No Score Yet Enchantment
  • Marchese del Laudi
1948
No Score Yet Fighter Squadron
  • Brig. Gen. M. Gilbert
1948
No Score Yet Joan of Arc
  • Father Jean Massieu
1948
No Score Yet Strange Triangle (Strange Alibi)
  • Huber
1946
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret
  • Dr. Larry Forbes
1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point
  • Henry Clay
1942
No Score Yet Rings on Her Fingers
  • Tod Fenwick
1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day
  • Dewey Roberts
1941
No Score Yet Belle Starr
  • Ed Shirley
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
  • Dr. Gregory Lane
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Peter Selden
  • 1960

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