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Terence Stamp

Highest Rated:   100% The Collector (1965)
Lowest Rated:   8% My Boss's Daughter (2003)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Crooked House
  • Actor
2018
10% Bitter Harvest
  • Ivan
$0.6M 2017
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Abe
$87.3M 2016
No Score Yet Crow
  • Actor
2016
87% Lambert & Stamp
  • Actor
$26.6k 2015
72% Big Eyes
  • John Canaday
$8.1M 2014
44% The Art of the Steal
  • Samuel Winter
2014
No Score Yet Black-Out
  • Actor
2014
65% Unfinished Song
  • Arthur
$1.7M 2013
72% 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
51% Get Smart
  • Siegfried
$130.3M 2008
72% Wanted
  • Pekwarsky
$134.3M 2008
13% September Dawn
  • Brigham Young
$1.1M 2007
No Score Yet These Foolish Things
  • Baker
2007
10% Elektra
  • Stick
$24.1M 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
38% 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
55% 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
93% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Bernadette
1994
20% 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
13% The Sicilian
  • Prince Borsa
1987
47% Legal Eagles
  • Victor Taft
1986
17% 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
89% Superman II
  • Gen. Zod
1981
No Score Yet Mystery on Monster Island
  • Taskinar
1981
No Score Yet Meetings with Remarkable Men
  • Prince Lubovedsky
1979
93% 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
89% Teorema (Theorem)
  • The Visitor
1968
No Score Yet Blue
  • Blue
1968
No Score Yet Fade In
  • Actor
1968
57% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Voice of Jor-El
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2003

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