Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp

Highest Rated: 100% The Collector (1965)

Lowest Rated: 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003)

Birthday: Jul 22, 1938

Birthplace: Stepney, London, England, UK

Named by Empire Magazine in 1995 as one of the 100 Sexiest Film Stars of All Time, British actor Terence Stamp typically found himself cast as urbane, sophisticated bad guys throughout his career. Breaking into show business in the early 1960s, Stamp landed his first leading role at the age of 23 in "Billy Budd" (1962), the acclaimed adaptation of Herman Melville's dense novella. An icon of British cinema's wave of "angry young men," Stamp's portrayals - like those of his contemporaries Oliver Reed, Michael Caine and Albert Finney - inhabited shades of gray, walking the line between traditional protagonists and flawed anti-heroes. After his breathtaking early success, however, Stamp's career entered into a significant slump in the late 60s. But later Stamp emerged after a nearly decade-long sabbatical to play the megalomaniacal super-villain General Zod in "Superman: The Movie" (1978) and its sequel, "Superman II" (1980). Ever since, Stamp managed to turn himself into a respected character actor, consistently remaining busy at an age when most actors contemplate retirement.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Night in Soho Unknown (Character) - 2021
44% 42% Murder Mystery Malcolm Quince (Character) - 2019
13% 31% Viking Destiny Odin (Character) - 2018
57% 56% Crooked House Chief Inspector Taverner (Character) - 2017
15% 67% Bitter Harvest Ivan (Character) $557K 2017
64% 60% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Abe (Character) $87.2M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crow Great Crow (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between a Frock and a Hard Place Unknown (Character) - 2015
71% 68% Big Eyes John Canaday (Character) $14.5M 2014
44% 39% The Art of the Steal Samuel Winter (Character) $39.7K 2013
65% 69% Unfinished Song Arthur (Character) $1.7M 2012
71% 67% The Adjustment Bureau Thompson (Character) $62.5M 2011
No Score Yet 39% Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Severus (Voice) - 2010
51% 67% Get Smart Siegfried (Character) $130.3M 2008
46% 66% Yes Man Terrence (Character) $97.7M 2008
62% 65% Valkyrie Ludwig Beck (Character) $83.1M 2008
72% 69% Wanted Pekwarsky (Character) $134.3M 2008
16% 49% September Dawn Brigham Young (Character) $1.1M 2006
No Score Yet 78% Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut General Zod (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 46% These Foolish Things Baker (Character) - 2006
11% 29% Elektra Stick (Character) $24.4M 2005
No Score Yet 38% Dead Fish Samuel Fish (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 33% The Kiss Philip Naudet (Character) - 2003
14% 30% The Haunted Mansion Ramsley (Character) $75.8M 2003
8% 23% My Boss's Daughter Jack Taylor (Character) $15.5M 2003
66% 64% My Wife Is an Actress John (Character) $1.1M 2001
No Score Yet 18% Revelation Magnus Martel (Character) - 2001
14% 28% Red Planet Dr. Bud Chantillas (Character) $17.5M 2000
92% 78% The Limey Wilson (Character) $3.2M 1999
81% 61% Bowfinger Terry Stricter (Character) $66.4M 1999
52% 59% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace Chancellor Finis Valorum (Character) $474.5M 1999
No Score Yet 75% Kiss the Sky Kozen (Character) - 1998
46% 54% Bliss Baltazar (Character) $207.8K 1997
No Score Yet 33% The Bitter End Fred Moore (Character) $17.6K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tiré à part Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limited Edition Edward Lamb (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mindbender Joe Hartman (Character) - 1995
96% 88% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Ralph/Bernadette Bassenger (Character) $10.1M 1994
22% 28% The Real McCoy Jack Schmidt (Character) $6.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince of Shadows Darman (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Genuine Risk Paul Hellwart (Character) - 1990
53% 44% Alien Nation William Harcourt (Character) $24.7M 1988
41% 76% Young Guns John Tunstall (Character) $43.4M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Recruits David Audley (Character) - 1988
11% 42% The Sicilian Prince Borsa (Character) $4.4M 1987
79% 81% Wall Street Sir Larry Wildman (Character) $41.3M 1987
29% 33% Link Dr. Steven Phillip (Character) $1.3M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alamut Ambush Unknown (Character) - 1986
44% 32% Legal Eagles Victor Taft (Character) $47.2M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold War Killers David Audley (Character) - 1986
87% 75% The Hit Willie Parker (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 10% Mystery on Monster Island Taskinar/Skinner (Character) - 1981
87% 76% Superman II General Zod (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love You, I Love You Not Henry (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Divine Nymph Dany di Bagnasco (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 71% Meetings With Remarkable Men Prince Lubovedsky (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Together? Henry (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 44% The Thief of Baghdad Wazir Jaudur (Character) - 1978
94% 86% Superman: The Movie General Zod (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hu-Man Terence (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 38% The Mind of Mr. Soames John Soames (Character) - 1970
90% 65% Spirits of the Dead Toby Dammit (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 40% Blue Blue (Character) - 1968
85% 80% Teorema The Visitor (Character) - 1968
53% 78% Poor Cow Dave Fuller (Character) - 1967
64% 76% Far From the Madding Crowd Sergeant Troy (Character) - 1967
44% 35% Modesty Blaise Willie Garvin (Character) - 1966
100% 84% The Collector Freddie Clegg (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 82% Term of Trial Mitchell (Character) - 1962
90% 86% Billy Budd Billy Budd (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2013
78% 77% Smallville Jor-El (Guest Voice) 2003-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunger Unknown (Character) 1997

QUOTES FROM Terence Stamp CHARACTERS

Maxwell Smart says: I think it's only fair to warn you, this facility is surrounded by a highly trained team of 130 Black Op Snipers.

Siegfried says: I don't believe you.

Maxwell Smart says: Would you believe two dozen Delta Force Commandos?

Siegfried says: No

Maxwell Smart says: How about Chuck Norris with a BB Gun?

Bernadette says: Now, listen here, you mullet. Why don't you just light your tampon and blow your box apart? Because it's the only bang you're ever gonna get, sweetheart.

David Norris says: What ever happened to free will?

Thompson says: We actually tried free will before. After taking you from hunting and gathering to the height of the Roman Empire, we stepped back to see how you'd do on your own. You gave us the Dark Ages for five centuries... until finally we decided we should come back in. The Chairman thought maybe we just needed to do a better job of teaching you how to ride a bike before taking the training wheels off again. So we gave you the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution. For six hundred years we taught you to control your impulses with reason, then in 1910 we stepped back. Within fifty years, you'd brought us World War I, the Depression, Fascism, the Holocaust and capped it off by bringing the entire planet to the brink of destruction in the Cuban Missile Crisis. At that point a decision was taken to step back in again before you did something that even we couldn't fix. You don't have free will, David. You have the appearance of free will.

Freddie Clegg says: They're looking for you, alright, but nobody's looking for me.

Wilson says: You tell him- you tell him I'm coming! Tell him I'm f***ing coming!

Gen. Zod says: Why do you say this to me, when you know that I will kill you for it?

Gen. Zod says: [as somebody pulls a gun on him] These humans are beginning to bore me.

Gen. Zod says: I win. I always win. Is there no one on this planet to even challenge me?

Shtarker says: Easy, Durat! This stuff is radioactive. One slip-up, and it's "Ka-fricking-boom"

Shtarker says: Easy, Durat! This stuff is radioactive. One slip-up, and it's 'Ka-fricking-boom'

Siegfried says: Shtarker. This is Chaos we don't "Ka-fricking-boom" here.

Siegfried says: Shtarker. This is Chaos we don't 'Ka-fricking-boom' here.

Gen. Zod says: Come to me, son of Jor-El, kneel before ZOD!

Thompson says: You don't have free will, David. You have the appearance of free will.

Thompson says: you cant outrun fate

Thompson says: You can't outrun fate.