Terence Stamp

Highest Rated: 100% The Collector (1965)
Birthday: Jul 22, 1939
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England, UK
Rough-hewn and soulful, Terence Stamp was one of the most recognizable faces of 1960s British cinema. During that decade, he became immortalized on the screen and off, his working-class charisma and battered good looks making him both a natural for leading man roles and a poster boy for the swinging Sixties lifestyle.Born in Stepney, London on July 22, 1939, Stamp made his film debut in 1962 as the martyred hero in Peter Ustinov's adaptation of Herman Melville's Billy Budd. He turned in a star-making performance that earned him an Oscar nomination and established him as part of a new wave of talent in British cinema. Stamp next made his mark in William Wyler's The Collector (1965), winning a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of a warped recluse who kidnaps an art student he has lusted after from afar. Stamp spent the rest of the decade earning recognition for both his work and real-life exploits. On the screen, he worked with the likes of John Schlesinger (Far From the Maddening Crowd), Joseph Losey (Modesty Blaise), Ken Loach (Poor Cow), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Teorema), and, for Tre Passi nel Delirio, Federico Fellini, Roger Vadim, and Louis Malle. Off the screen, Stamp was known for his friendships with the likes of Michael Caine and his relationships with such preeminent beauties as Julie Christie and model Jean Shrimpton. He and Christie were immortalized in Ray Davies's song "Waterloo Sunset" in the lines, "Terry and Julie cross over the river, where they feel safe and sound."Despite the promise of his early career, Stamp spent much of the next couple of decades in relative obscurity. He popped up in a number of fairly forgettable films and was cast as a villain in the first two Superman movies. He also appeared in such disparate projects as Legal Eagles (1986), Wall Street (1987), and Young Guns (1988). In 1994, Stamp truly re-entered the filmgoing consciousness, going delightfully against type to play a world-weary transsexual in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The film was a surprise success, and Stamp's portrayal was singled out for particular notice. Once one of the cinema's most reliable hard men, Stamp revived his career with a poignent portrayal of a character who wore more make-up than most of the screen's actresses put together.Stamp followed this success with a turn as a mysterious tantric sex therapist in Bliss (1996). In 1999, he could be seen doing supporting work in Bowfinger, in which he had a hilarious turn as a L. Ron Hubbard-esque "guru;" and Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace. That same year, he starred in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, back in top form as a grizzled ex-con bent on avenging his daughter's death. One of the film's highlights was the inclusion of footage from the 1968 Poor Cow, which allowed Stamp to appear as a younger version of himself. Building off the best buzz he'd had in quite some time, Stamp began the 21st century in Red Planet, and voiced Jor-El on the television series Smallville, before appearing in Get Smart, Valkyrie, Yes Man, The Adjustment Bureau, and Song for Marion.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
13% Viking Destiny (Of Gods and Warriors) Odin 2018
57% Crooked House Chief Inspector Taverner 2017
14% Bitter Harvest Ivan $0.6M 2017
65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Abe $87.3M 2016
No Score Yet Crow Actor 2016
89% Lambert & Stamp Actor $26.6K 2015
73% Big Eyes John Canaday $8.1M 2014
45% The Art of the Steal Samuel Winter 2014
No Score Yet Black-Out Actor 2014
65% Unfinished Song Arthur $1.7M 2013
71% The Adjustment Bureau Thompson $62.5M 2011
No Score Yet Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Actor 2011
62% Valkyrie Gen. Ludwig Beck $83M 2008
46% Yes Man Terrence Bundley $97.7M 2008
50% Get Smart Siegfried $130.3M 2008
71% Wanted Pekwarsky $134.3M 2008
15% September Dawn Brigham Young $1.1M 2007
No Score Yet These Foolish Things Baker 2007
10% Elektra Stick $24.2M 2005
No Score Yet Dead Fish Samuel Fish 2004
13% The Haunted Mansion Ramsley $75.8M 2003
No Score Yet The Kiss Philip Naudet 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter Jack Taylor 2003
73% Fellini: I'm a Born Liar Himself 2003
39% Full Frontal Himself (uncredited) 2002
66% My Wife Is an Actress John $0.8M 2002
No Score Yet Revelation Actor 2002
14% Red Planet Chantilas 2000
No Score Yet Kiss the Sky Actor 1999
93% The Limey Wilson 1999
81% Bowfinger Terry Stricter 1999
54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Chancellor Finis Valorum $431.1M 1999
No Score Yet Love Walked In Fred Moore 1998
46% Bliss Balthazar Vincenza 1997
No Score Yet Mindbender (Uri Geller) Actor 1996
95% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Bernadette 1994
18% The Real McCoy Schmidt 1993
No Score Yet Beltenebros Darman 1991
No Score Yet Genuine Risk Paul Hellwart 1989
54% Alien Nation William Harcourt 1988
42% Young Guns John Tunstall 1988
78% Wall Street Sir Larry Wildman 1987
12% The Sicilian Prince Borsa 1987
47% Legal Eagles Victor Taft 1986
29% Link Dr. Steven Phillip 1986
No Score Yet Deadly Recruits Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Alamut Ambush Actor 1986
No Score Yet Cold War Killers Actor 1986
No Score Yet Hud Edward An Artist 1986
77% The Company of Wolves The Devil (uncredited) 1984
85% The Hit Willie Parker 1984
No Score Yet Morte in Vaticano Pope Andreani 1982
85% Superman II Gen. Zod 1981
No Score Yet Mystery on Monster Island Taskinar 1981
No Score Yet Meetings with Remarkable Men Prince Lubovedsky 1979
94% Superman Gen. Zod 1978
No Score Yet The Thief of Baghdad Wazir Jaudur 1978
No Score Yet The Mind of Mr. Soames John Soames 1970
90% Spirits of the Dead Toby Dammit 1969
90% Teorema (Theorem) The Visitor 1968
No Score Yet Blue Blue 1968
No Score Yet Fade In Actor 1968
53% Poor Cow Dave 1967
72% Far From the Madding Crowd Sgt. Troy 1967
44% Modesty Blaise Willie Garvin 1966
100% The Collector Freddie Clegg 1965
100% Billy Budd Billy Budd 1962
No Score Yet Term of Trial Mitchell 1962

TV

CREDIT
94% Smallville
2001-2011
Voice Voice of Jor-El
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
Appearing Host
  • 1999
  • 1997

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